New traditions and a giveaway!


This year end is going to be extra special for us. Besides the fact that we will welcome our first born in November, we will celebrate our first Christmas in our new place, as a family of three. This sadly means that we won’t be able to travel home to see our families like we did every year since we moved to Switzerland. And because I want all our family and friends to have a little something to remind them that we are thinking of them, I decided this is the first year I will send Christmas cards to our dear ones. It will be the first holiday when we make our own traditions and sending our wishes in print to our closest friends and family seems like a good start.

Imagine how happy I was when Minted, a global community of indie designers that create amazing stationary products approached me for a collaboration. I absolutely fell in love with all their assortment from wedding invitations, holiday cards, baby and children gifting to party decorations. Independent artists and designers are creating beautiful products that we can customise and make our own. I was very impressed how user friendly their website is and how many options you actually have when choosing your products.

I am currently debating between 4 designs that I customised for us. I chose to go with a Photo Christmas card since there is nothing more special then a printed card with a photo of your loved ones on it. I can already imagine our grandmothers faces when they will receive the card and how they will frame it and added to their memory wall.

You can chose the design you want and then you have different colours and font options to customise the card. You can write the text you want that can be in any language you prefer. Once it is saved in your designs, you can update the card as many times as you want before you send it to print. I plan on updating ours with the baby pictures of our newborn baby.

First card I customised, the Gallery Wall Christmas Photo Cards.

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And once you saved a photo to your profile you can turn on the option – Find it fast – and then all the products in the category are displayed with your photo already on them. I think this is a brilliant feature since it makes easier to decide on a design once you actually see your photo there.


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Second card, that can be used as an ornament as well is the Twisted Peppermint Holiday Ornament Cards


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Third card is the Gallery Christmas Photo Cards
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And the last card I did is the Insta-book Holiday Minibooks.
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And the good news for you my dear friends is that Minted is giving one lucky reader a 50$ voucher to use on whatever you’d like from their website. For a chance to win please visit Minted then leave a comment to this blog post telling us what is your favourite product from their range. (use Rafflecopter below to complete this step). You can also win multiple entries using the Rafflecopter app. A winner will be chosen randomly on Saturday, the 1st of November.

Some more good news is that Minted ships internationally and it is currently giving additional discounts based on the product of your choice.

Good luck! xoxo, Andreea!

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  • Angie Hoggett

    Painted diamonds holiday cards

  • Ce dragute saunt toate, nici nu stii ce sa alegi! Mie imi plac “Complete Tree” (by fatfatin), “Holiday Florals” (by Alethea and Ruth), “A Merry Sprig” (by Jessica Williams), “Happy merry peace joy” (by Jennifer Wick) si “Trimmed Tree” (by Pistols). Oricum, greu de ales!
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    • andreea.belc

      Sunt minuntate! Si site-ul e asa usor de folosit ca sa iti customizezi designul dupa bunul tau plac. Inchipuie-ti cu poza lui bebe o felicitare de Craciune 🙂

  • iain maciver


  • very merry handlettering christmas photo cards

  • Oh I LOVE Minted! So cool! These are great options and your family is going to LOVE these!!! I adore getting holiday mail from my loved ones. So cute!!
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    • andreea.belc

      I know Christina, I feel in love with their options as well. Can’t wait to receive them and send them to our friends and family!

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  • Danielle Doherty

    I love the Stringed Noel New Year’s ones! That’s what I’d order and send to friends and family.

  • Natalie

    I would love to order the Branch limited edition art print.

  • Erin

    I would love to get some Christmas cards from Minted. And/or thank you notes.

  • Peggy Sue Greco

    They have lots of nice items, but might choose Christmas cards.

  • Brandy Y.

    I would love to get some Christmas cards!

  • I’ve never actually sent out my own Christmas cards and I’m thinking about doing that this year. So that is probably what I would order.
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  • Casey H

    I would choose a mix of the foil pressed cards Brightly Shining and Glimmer to send out for the Holidays.

  • I love the White Noel card!
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  • I like the love birds wedding announcements.
    Jenn Short recently posted…Giveaway for Free Gold’n Plump Chicken!My Profile

  • Laura Pritchard

    Some personalised Christmas cards!

  • Elisa

    There is so much art work I would like to purchase from Minted like Soaring Bird, but as far as holiday cards go, I like Instant Film. Thanks!

  • Claire Woods

    Christmas photo cards.

  • Margaret

    I love the Happy Santa party decorations, perfect for kids Christmas parties 🙂

  • I’m loving the Winter Brush Christmas card design! So classy!
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  • D Schmidt

    I think I would pick the Happy Holly Days by GeekInk Design cards

  • Andrea

    I would love the lettered with love christmas photo cards!

  • jackie curran

    The floral mix notebook

  • Heather

    I love all of their stationary! Looking to use them for christmas carda this year 🙂

  • Laura C

    I like aglow christmas cards!

  • katherine

    I like their Year in Review holiday cards!

  • claire griffiths

    i would get some christmas cards

  • Kristen

    I like the Holiday Map cards.

  • Monika S

    Lovely sparkly cards

  • Matt

    Save the dates!

  • Liz

    My wedding invites