Minted Offers Gorgeous Holiday Cards #Review #Sponsored

Sample ReceivedDisclaimer: This post is sponsored by Minted. I received Custom Photo Christmas Cards in order to facilitate my review. Opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Christmas Cards

Thanks to Minted and their fantastic Holiday Photo Cards, I am on a roll! My Christmas cards are ordered, and have already arrived! And we’re talking before Thanksgiving even got here, people! Do you understand how crazy that is? I’ve written this date down, because never have I been ahead when it comes to Christmas cards. I’m usually ordering them at the last minute… and there were several years when I had to send out “Happy New Year” cards because I just couldn’t get it together before Christmas. But not this year! No siree. They are already here, waiting to be addressed, and they’ll go out right after my Christmas tree goes up. (Which is always the day after Thanksgiving.) I can’t wait!

Want to join me in my excitement, and get your own household ready for the holiday season? Head on over to the Minted website and check out all of the fantastic holiday photo cards they have available. But, let me warn you, their website is highly addictive. I spent a good hour plugging my family portraits into different cards to see how they would look. And then I ended up loving them all.

I narrowed my choices down to 10. And then 5. And then 2. Finally, after polling my husband, and all seven of our children, I decided to go with the photo card you see above. But, I really liked my second choice too. You can see it here:

Christmas Cards

I love the simplicity of both card styles, and I love how easy it was to create a custom card for my family. Once I finally settled on the design, it took me less than 10 minutes to customize the card, add it to my cart, and place the order. I love when websites make ordering easy, and Minted absolutely does!

I had the option to have a proof shipped to me, but I opted not to. I had edited the photos myself, and triple checked spelling and the text on the cards, so I didn’t feel I needed a proof.

I placed my order on Saturday, November 16th, and the cards were delivered to me on Wednesday, November 20th. (And that was with FedEx Ground shipping, the slowest option for shipping.) I am REALLY impressed.

As soon as I got over the shock of receiving the cards so quickly, I opened the box to discover my cards beautifully and safely packaged. The cards were sealed in plastic wrap, and there was lots of bubble wrap in the box to keep them protected. Everything arrived in perfect condition, as if I had picked them up straight from the printing department myself.

The cards are a beautiful quality as well. I can’t wait to mail these out to all our friends and loved ones. The paper is thing, but not flimsy, the colors are beautiful, and everything looks perfect. I can’t express enough how much I love these cards. The envelopes are thick and perfect for sending out these cards. Overall, I am beyond impressed with the quality, the service, and my entire experience with Minted.

I hope that you will check out all of the holiday photo card options available on the Minted website. Whatever holiday you celebrate this year, I’m sure they have a card just for you. And, if you’re expecting a new bundle of joy, celebrating an engagement, planning a wedding, or have another special event coming up, Minted will have the perfect card just waiting for you to customize.

Please be sure to connect with Minted in the following ways:

Thank you, Minted, for helping me get my Christmas cards out early this year. I can’t wait to show them off!

2012 Tiny Prints Holiday Collection Released {Give Away – Ends 10/28}

I am the person that obsesses over my Christmas Photo Cards. And this obsession starts every year as soon as the leaves on the trees start to change. I want to get the perfect family picture for our Christmas cards, but I want the design of the cards themselves to be just perfect too.

That’s why I love Tiny Prints. They offer such a wide range of holiday photo cards that I am certain to find exactly what I am looking for. Whether I want fun, festive, funky, or faith-based, they’ve got it.

Tiny Prints has recently revealed their 2012 Holiday Collection, and I am in love! I have found so many new designs that I just adore. I really can’t wait to get started ordering my Christmas Photo Cards to pass out to family and friends.

Take a look at just some of my favorite designs from their new collection:

Not only does Tiny Prints offer fun, creative, and beautiful designs at incredibly reasonable prices, they also have excellent quality. And this year, they’re making that quality even better with the option for their new Premium DoubleThick™ Matte Paper. This is their most luxurious cardstock yet, and just one more reason to love Tiny Prints. With these fantastic new designs and the new premium paper option, you’re sure to have people talking about your Christmas Photo Cards for years to come.

Whether you’re like me, and you’ve already started thinking about your holiday cards, or whether you’re a wait-until-the-last-minute kind of shopper, I encourage you to check out Tiny Prints. And while you are on their website, be sure to check out their Special Offers page where you can find Tiny Prints coupon codes and promotions to keep you on budget and score a great deal!

I also encourage you to connect with Tiny Prints in the following ways:

Want to win $50 off your Tiny Print’s holiday card order and send out your cards in style this holiday season? Use the rafflecopter gadget below to enter.

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Good luck!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Tiny Prints. I have received a promotional item for sharing this post. Opinions expressed are 100% my own based on previous experience with Tiny Prints and have not been influenced in any other way. $50 off total order prize does not include shipping & cannot be combined with any other promos.

Sarah Dawn Designs (Giveaway)

This giveaway will end Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 11:59pm EST.

Wedding AnnouncementI am so excited to introduce my readers to Sarah Dawn Designs. Sarah has become a very good friend of mine, and she is an awesome designer. I love her work, and as a designer myself, I can vouch that she really has the eye for design.

Here’s some information about Sarah Dawn Designs:
Sarah Dawn Designs specializes in wedding invitations and announcements, baby photo birth announcements, and semi-custom holiday photo cards.

My goal is to create unique semi-custom cards and announcements that you will fall in love with. I design them, you print them. Simple as that. There is something for everyone; whether you are a Photoshop guru looking for a template to download or in the market for cards or announcements with a little flexibility but don’t have time to do the work yourself.

You have 2 options when ordering from Sarah Dawn Designs:

  1. You can order the .psd file. This allows you to pop your own pictures in (using PhotoShop) and make necessary changes to the design you’ve purchased.
  2. You can order the .jpeg file. If you don’t have PhotoShop, this is definitely the way to go. Sarah will plug in the photos and information for you, and will send you the completed file.

Sarah offers very reasonable prices, and by sending you the file, you can have it printed wherever you want. That means you can use your favorite printing company, or shop around to get the best price available. Sarah Dawn Designs will save you time and money. Can’t beat that!

Sarah Dawn DesignsSarah Dawn Designs currently offers wedding announcements, baby boy announcements, baby girl announcements, and Christmas cards, with plans for more on the way. She offers designs to fit every taste and style.

Want to Try Sarah Dawn Designs for Yourself?

Shop Now: Head on over to the Sarah Dawn Designs website and start shopping. You’ll find lots of great styles that are sure to fit your needs and your budget.

You Can WIN! One winner will receive their favorite .psd file download. Or, if the winner doesn’t have PhotoShop, Sarah will plug your photos and information into a .jpeg file for them.

To Enter

Mandatory: Check out the Sarah Dawn Designs website and then come back here and leave me a comment telling me which of her designs is your favorite.
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Disclaimer: I was contacted by Sarah Dawn Designs. Opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own. I have not been compensated in any other way for this post. Sponsor is fulfilling the winner’s prize as stated above.