I've been a customer of theirs for years (long before I even started this blog), and have purchased everything from gift tags to blog business cards and artwork for my gallery wall. If you're not familiar with the brand, Minted is an independent artists' marketplace filled with original work. Everything from stationery, to party supplies, artwork and more!
My appreciation for Minted isn't just because of the exceptional quality of their products. Minted also goes above and beyond with their customer service.
I ordered my customized Christmas cards on a Monday around lunchtime, and by 6:00 p.m. or so that evening I had a free proof ready for review in my email inbox. Everything was to my liking, so I submitted my final order and by Thursday a beautifully wrapped package of cards arrived at my doorstep. How's that for quick and efficient service?! And if you're wondering, I paid for standard shipping!
Not only did I receive a free proof, but I also received FREE recipient addressing! All I had to do was complete an excel document (which you can find on Minted's site), and upload to my account. Minted will print all of your friend's addresses straight on the envelope, which is a HUGE timesaver! I'm honestly not the best when it comes to "writing pretty," and calligraphy is way beyond my comprehension, ha! So this free (did I mention free?) service is a huge bonus in my eyes!
Minted offers a massive selection of photo and non-photo holiday cards. You can either share that hilarious family photo of you wearing the Christmas sweater your grandmother bought for you, OR you can choose a card designed by one of Minted's artists.
For my cards, I chose not to add a photo. I figured y'all probably see my selfies and outfit photos enough, so I opted for a pre-designed card, ha! I wanted to go with a more modern approach, and a design that would work for both Christmas and wishing my friends a Happy New Year! I was able to play around with the colors a bit, as Minted offers several color options for each of their cards. You can customize all of the verbiage, so I opted to add "Happy New Year" to mine!
There are hundreds of cards to choose from! It took me about an hour or so to scroll through all the designs, till I stumbled upon this one and knew it was perfect!
Here are a few other designs I was eyeing (scroll through to see all 10 of my favorites):
I wanted to specifically point these out for all my DC peeps! How cool are these?!
It's never too early to shop for your holiday cards! If you haven't chosen yours yet, you're in luck! This week Minted is offering several specials that will help you keep a few extra dollars in your wallet this holiday season.
- **Updated: this week (Nov. 8-14) Mined is offering 20% off gold foiled cards and products. Use code FOIL20 at checkout!
- Enjoy 10% off holiday card orders of $100+ (with code MERRY16)
- Enjoy 15% off holiday cards $150+ (with code MERRY16)
Happy shopping, happy designing and happy early holidays!!
Thank you to Minted for sponsoring today's post. All opinions and photos are my own!