Holiday Card Inspiration from Minted

Clients often ask me where to get their photos printed. I have my favorite sources and will discuss them all in an upcoming gift guide, but right now I want to focus on holiday cards. I am one of Minted’s affiliate photographers because I stand by the quality of printing, designs, and mission of this local company. All of their designs are sourced by independent artists, creating a rich community and offering us fresh designs all the time. I’ve ordered my family’s cards from Minted for the past few years and I can’t tell you how much I love these features:

Free address printing on the envelopes

This saves me so much time and the service is included! This feature keeps me coming back. And it’s not your canned boring text either–the envelopes are cleverly designed to match the card inside.

Unique Minted styles

Find it Fast

You can upload the photo you want to use and turn on the “find it fast” toggle to see your photo in all the card designs at once. There are also search filters for greeting type, number of photos, color, text/photo orientation, etc.  This is a screen shot of what it looks like, with our family photo from last year:

screen-shot-2016-11-10-at-10-12-41-pmI thought it would be fun to play around with some of this year’s client images I’ve taken and create some mock-ups to give you a little inspiration and taste of what you can do! I didn’t change any of the canned text/names on the samples. Also, the photos look a little grainy–it’s just because they are screen shots off the site. Trust me, these cards are gorgeous when printed. So, let’s take a look at these beauties!

Updated Classic

Even a traditional smiling-at-the-camera-shot looks fresh and modern with a bold design like this!



When less is more.


Two for One

When you need a birth announcement AND a holiday card.


Keeping it real

Because your friends and family love seeing the real, everyday you, not just the dressed up version.




One Shot Wonder

When you want the focus on your little one.


Pretty Pastel

This one shows any color palette can work for the holidays!


Making an announcement

Snail mail reveals for your peeps who aren’t on Instagram.


Clean and Classy

The perfect background for all your good feels.


The perfect caption




If you want to break the rules. You can always put more “safe” shots on the back.

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Botanical Beauty

Isn’t she a cutie?


California Cool

Doesn’t this just have that vibe?


Merry Mosaic

When you can’t pick just one shot, a tiled mosaic-style gallery is perfect!



I can’t help it…Who doesn’t love Elf?



When it doubles as a ornament, it may just be on repeat year after year on your loved ones’ trees.


It has happened in the past and is likely to happen again that the folks at Minted take notice of your lovely cards when they go to print. They say, “Wow, what gorgeous, happy people!”  and then contact you and me for permission to use the images on their website. If and when this happens, Minted gives us a credit for future purchases. So there’s that 🙂

Click here to start browsing! All of these designs and more are on my Minted photographer storefront!







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