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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