Are you starting to get excited about the holidays, and at the same time, worry about how you’re going to get everything done? You’re my people. I love the twinkling displays in the stores, the gift catalogues in the mail and the festive recipes and decor ideas on my favourite blogs, but can already feel the needle on my stress-o-meter starting to rise. (Granted, it doesn’t take much.) A couple of things help:
- Breathing (in, out, repeat, ha ha)
- Writing down my top three, five or 10 holiday must-do’s (those things that make the holidays special to me)
- Doing one thing now to make one of those must-do’s happen
Sending Christmas cards to my nearest and dearest and newest and farthest is right up there for me with decking the halls and trimming the tree, and it’s definitely something I can do something about now — with Minted! My favourite source for unique and affordable art prints is also renown for its extensive (I mean huge!) collection of holiday cards you can customize with photos, greetings, children’s art (or even your art!) and more.
What’s more: they’ll address the envelopes for you.
OMG What? YES!
Let’s take a look at some of the many gorgeous designs.
The cards are designed by artists around the world who submit their work to Minted’s design competitions. (Anyone can enter.) The winners are chosen by customers like you and me and put into production.
The free addressing is what really puts Minted cards over the top for me. No more writer’s cramp! Now I can use the time I’d spend addressing cards to write personal notes inside them.
Speaking of gifts, Minted has one for you too:
A giveaway! (Ho ho ho)
Minted is giving one lucky try small things reader the chance to win a $100 credit for holiday cards, including shipping. (Woot!) To enter, simply visit Minted and tell me one of the holiday card designs you like. For additional entries, tweet the following and leave me a separate comment with a link to your tweet:
#Win $100 to shop @Minted’s holiday card collection from @trysmallthings http://wp.me/p4xBed-IH CAN/US 14/11 #Minted
Feel free to tweet once per day, leaving a separate comment for each tweet. The giveaway is open to residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) and the US age 18+ and ends November 14 at midnight EST.
Good luck everybody!
Update November 17, 2015: Congratulations to the winner, Dreena B!
I partnered with Minted on this post, however all opinions and ideas are mine. Photos courtesy of Minted.