Even in a world where much of our communication is via keyboard and screen, there’s still something wonderful about a handwritten note or a real-life a holiday or birthday card without any dancing emoticons.
I have spend much of my life chafing against the constraints of the handwritten note (please, not another thank you note!), but I am still very much a lover of pen and paper. And nothing about receiving an email compares to the excitement of opening up a real, stamped envelope.
Minted.com is an online stationery store powered by a global community of designers–which means that artists and designers all over the world submit their creations to try to win their chance to be your next holiday card or stationery design.
Look at just some of the cool designs that I found on the Minted that are new for this holiday season–I was focusing my search on photo cards, but there are plenty of cards that don’t require you to upload photos as well.
For Christmas, I thought that the “Wreck the Halls” card was cute and funny and the “Fun Facts” card was a nice way to share a family update to far-flung relatives and friends.
Since my family celebrates Hanukkah, I was happy to see that there were plenty of options for Jewish-themed cards as well. While there were plenty of cards adorned with old-school Stars of David, I was happy to find a whole bunch of more modern options like the NYC Subway train symbols and the deconstructed Hanukkah menorah.
To make your holiday card shopping a little easier, Minted has decided to extend their Cyber Monday discounts for an additional day until Tuesday 2/2: 15% off + free shipping on holiday cards. Code: 15CM | 25% off everything else. Code: 25CM.
To help you further, Minted has given me the chance to offer one lucky reader a $50 credit to make your shopping even more fun.
I really love the complete tree holiday postcards.
storied joy foil-pressed holiday cards
I love the fun facts one and the subway design. You can’t go wrong with any of Minted’s designs!
That subway design is too cute – I love it!
They’re all so bright and cheerful – hard to choose!!
Minted makes the cutest cards! I love the subway Chanukah cards. Its very hard to find cool cards for Chanukah…
I am dying to try Minted… hoping to make some cool card to send to family abroad!
SO many adorable cards! I love the Complete Tree design though, very different.
I love how Minted has such great designs and high quality paper.
Love the Glaze Holiday card. So many to choose from!
I love the luggage tag card!
I like the Foil Printed Holiday Brush cards. so sweet.
I’m loving the Winter Brush Christmas card! So classy 🙂
I like Rustic Christmas.
I love the aglow cards!
I like the merry & bright hand lettered christmas photo cards 🙂
my fave card is much mistletoeing. thanks so much!
I love the Painterly Pines design!
I love their destination luggage tag holiday card
Rose Garden Foil-Pressed Personalized Stationery is beautiful.
My favorite is the complete tree holiday photo card.
The personalized wrapping paper is my favorite item on their website. It’s so unique and the designs are all beautiful.
I really love the luggage tag cards! http://www.minted.com/product/holiday-photo-cards/MIN-RH3-HYC/destination-luggage-tag?ccId=282367&dcC=N&agI=0&org=photo
I really like the Joy to the World (real foil print) http://www.minted.com/product/foil-stamped-wall-art/MIN-AIF-GFA/joy-to-the-world?ccId=345567&org=title
Love the complete tree design. Cool giveaway!!
I love all the personalization u can do with their designs
I love the Storied Joy holiday card.
my favorite was the “merry berry christmas” holiday card ornament! i love that they have the ornament option even available! so cool and such a good idea.
I love this http://www.minted.com/product/room-decor-signs/MIN-JE6-RDS/petite-chambre?ccId=140879&org=photo
I love the luggage tag card!!
lotsa love is nice!
ANYTHING PHOTO PHOTO!!!