Holiday Planning Ideas

The holidays are upon us and it is time to start thinking through Christmas card ideas for your family or business. Minted is known for our unique and trendsetting designs, which originate from our community of over 10,000 independent artists from across the globe. We currently accept artist submissions from 100 countries and growing! One of the first places you can start your holiday card planning... Read More ▶︎

You’ve taken your photo, chosen your card design, and compiled your mailing list, now what to write inside a Christmas card? We’ve gathered some ideas for popular seasonal sayings, meaningful holiday wishes, and quotes to inspire your holiday and Christmas card messages to friends and family...Read More ▶︎

DIY family pictures during the holidays can be daunting because they are yet another thing on your growing list of to-do’s. However, with a little bit of planning, you can make your family photos look like they were taken by a professional! Here are a few tips on how to take group photos... Read More ▶︎

Say goodbye to family Christmas photos overshadowed by Mom’s “wear this so we can match”, knitted sweaters. (Sorry Mom—you had a good run!) It’s finally your time to shine. But how do you even wrap your head around what works for your family? Whether you have a family of two that suddenly grew, or a large group of seven, follow these twelve tips and ideas to coordinate your best Christmas outfits yet... Read More ▶︎

There are many things that contribute to a meaningful holiday card: a heartfelt message, a great picture, a beautiful design. But there is one surefire ingredient that brings a smile to every recipient’s lips: a child. Children have been a big part of holiday cards from the beginning. And we mean the beginning. And who doesn’t love a small child? But children aren’t just cute, they send a message... Read More ▶︎

When you make over 2 million unique holiday cards every year, you learn a lot about people. For many, a holiday card is their most important message of the year, so who they include in their card reveals a lot about who they are. So when you open a holiday card only to find a dog, a cat, a bird, or a horse, what does that tell you? Read More ▶︎

It happens every year. Summer ends, school starts, carved pumpkins appear on front stoops, and the next thing you know, you’re deep into the holiday season. And on top of the hundreds of other things on your to-do list, you’re also tasked with sending out a family Christmas card—without any idea of what to do...Read More ▶︎

Preparing for Christmas early is a savvy way of avoiding stress and chaos in the December holiday frenzy. It can be difficult to know exactly when you should start preparing and in what order you should complete tasks. Make the 2020 holiday season your most organized Christmas yet by planning ahead with this comprehensive Christmas preparation checklist. Starting two months in advance, this Christmas countdown checklist will teach you when to do everything from making Christmas cards to cooking Christmas Eve dinner...Read More ▶︎

The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be a time that brings about stress and depression. That being said, we have designed this guide to show you how to beat holiday stress. According to a survey by the American Psychological Association (APA), the holidays are a stressful time for the majority of people because of reasons such as intensified focus on family, productivity and finances...Read More ▶︎

Taking a great holiday card photo can be challenging. It’s tricky to decide between an indoor or outdoor shoot, figure out what to wear, find ways to keep the kids entertained, and come up with unique poses. Here are 12 unique family photo ideas that will show off your family’s personality in style... Read More ▶︎

In past years, Minted has hosted our very own Christmas Cookie Competition, open for all employees to enter. Judged by a special panel of judges, including our founder and CEO, Mariam Naficy, the competition has always drawn an impressive assortment of employee submissions. ...Read More ▶︎

Do you want to plan a photoshoot with your big family? You might have already started brainstorming large family photo ideas, or have no clue where to begin. Either way, this large or extended family photoshoot guide can offer you inspiration, tips, and advice to make the photoshoot and the planning process go as smoothly as possible... Read More ▶︎

The holiday season is a joyful time of the year. With decorations to be hung, seasonal recipes to be followed, and Christmas cards to be put in the mail, there are plenty of Christmas activities to keep us all entertained. While each family household has different holiday traditions, we have assembled this list of creative Christmas activities for kids you may want to include in the traditions this year. For the more mature audience, we have also included a list of Christmas activities for adults... Read More ▶︎

Happy Holidays! We are so thrilled that you’re expecting or already have a little one in your arms. With the Holiday season among us, there is no better time to add to the merriment of the season than with a Holiday Season/Christmas Baby Announcement! We have compiled a list of Christmas baby announcement ideas that will fill you and your loved ones with cheer. So turn on Elf, light a spruce scented candle, and warm up with some peppermint cocoa because it’s time to get started...Read More ▶︎

The holidays can be a stressful time of the year, especially when you have been enrolled into a Secret Santa gift giving pool or gift exchange. Whether your gift recipient is a close family member you know well or a coworker you have only had a few interactions with, we have compiled a list of secret Santa gift ideas for 2020 that you can find exclusively at Minted...Read More ▶︎

With Christmas Cards at the top of your to-do list, you are probably debating the various options to cross this item off your list. Where should I buy my holiday cards? Is DIY worth it with the time and effort involved? Should I embellish or add onto a card I can buy in the store? Perhaps I can use an online holiday stationery company like Minted? Should I make this a project to do with my kids? Or should I get all this done once they go to sleep or are at school? There are truly many ways to accomplish this project...Read More ▶︎

The holidays are a time to come together and spend quality time with our loved ones. Starting with Thanksgiving and spanning all the way through New Year’s Day, you can anticipate logging some great family memories. While the holidays are a great chance to come together, it can also be a very busy time. From shopping, to traveling, cooking, and organizing all the details in between, the twenty four hours in a day can go by quick...Read More ▶︎

Congrats on your little one! Here at Minted, we’ve dedicated our work to celebrating these beautiful milestones. We want to make sure that you have the most adorable photo of your baby to share with friends and family, which is why we have assembled this list of newborn photography tips. To say it simply, life with a newborn is hectic. Between the feeding, changing, crying (from you or the baby), and the constant worrying, being a parent can be physically and emotionally exhausting...Read More ▶︎

Kids grow up way too fast, which is why we at Minted have curated our most helpful tips for photographing children. With everything moving so fast in your childs’ life, low quality and blurry images can become your regimen. While child photography is a precious and honorable responsibility, it is also a particularly difficult form of art. From Birth announcements to graduation, parents must be patient and prepared to capture snapshots of their childs’ life. Portraits of your children shouldn’t be just a generic pose and forced smile, they should capture the energy, spirit, and personality that makes your child special...Read More ▶︎

The changing leaves and dropping temperatures signal the holiday season quickly approaching. Soon it’ll be time to tackle the family photo for this year’s Christmas card. When it comes to taking a great family photo there are many factors that need to be considered. From scheduling to picking a location and deciding what everyone will wear, it can easily become overwhelming. We have created some tips for great family photos below and a few ideas for where to take Christmas pictures...Read More ▶︎

Remember when we were young and we’d write letters to Santa? There’s something beautifully nostalgic about hand-writing letters and sharing them with our loved ones, anxious and excited to see what their reaction would be. This year, spread the holiday cheer with a Christmas photo card, because what better way to connect with your friends and family, than a thoughtful card featuring your Christmas photos with pets...Read More ▶︎

Christmas Mantel

As the weather gets colder and Christmas approaches, it is time to start thinking about decorating your home for the holidays! Looking for ideas on how to add some holiday spirit to your house but not quite ready to get your Christmas tree? Festive Christmas mantels are a great place to start. Adding some fun DIY decorations to your fireplace will make your living room extra warm and inviting...Read More ▶︎

Christmas Traditions

Christmas is one of the most important celebrations for Christians and every year billions of people around the world celebrate in their own unique ways. While many people celebrate Christmas on December 25th, it can be celebrated at different times or for longer periods of time depending on where you live in the world. Over 160 countries celebrate Christmas, as families have developed their own unique traditions to help ring in the Holidays. While some traditions are religious in nature, such as attending church, others are less formal in nature and might include decorating Christmas trees or baking cookies for loved ones...Read More ▶︎

Christmas Crafts

If you are looking for Christmas craft ideas for the whole family, you have come to the right place. In this list you will find crafts that are simple enough for your kids to do on their own, crafts that are great to do with the whole family, and Christmas crafts that should primarily be done by an adult. Whether you are creating decorations for your home, a gift for a loved one, or in need of a craft activity to entertain your little ones, these projects are sure to get you into the holiday spirit...Read More ▶︎

Christmas Party Themes

It’s the most wonderful season of all! And you know what that means - it’s time to pick Christmas party themes, and we have ideas galore. Whether you are planning a holiday party for your friends, family, neighborhood, or coworkers, we think our inclusive list of ideas will set you on the right path. From ugly Christmas sweater parties to kid-friendly Christmas crafts to classic winter wonderlands, we have tips for creating the holiday party theme of your dreams. So get inspired by your favorite movies, or transport your party to a whole new world. See our whole list of...Read More ▶︎

History of Christmas Cards

While it might feel like Christmas cards have been around forever, the history of Christmas cards is actually quite short! Well, it’s short by historical standards, having started only a little over 175 years ago. That said, each generation’s love of the tradition has allowed it to evolve quickly over time and put a unique spin on every year of design. The first “real” Christmas card was...Read More ▶︎

Ways to Display Christmas Cards

Christmas is fast approaching, are you ready? With the holidays on their way, people will be layering on the tinsel, the cookies, the love, and...the holiday cards. With the influx of heartfelt messages, you may be trying to find a creative Christmas card display for the season. Christmas card holders come in many shapes and sizes, allowing you to turn your loved ones’ messages into a piece of your holiday decor. Check out these...Read More ▶︎


The holidays are a time to be merry, let loose, and celebrate that you have completed another year on the calendar. Whether you are planning a holiday party for coworkers, family, friends, or all three, we have put together a great list of fun Christmas games you can include in your party planning. From Christmas trivia challenges to some of our favorite Minute to Win It Christmas games, we think you will find at least a few ideas perfect for every occasion...Read More ▶︎


Every year, people all over the world celebrate the spirit of the season with a Christmas tradition: sending Christmas cards to friends and family alike. Whether sending them to folks back home, or distributing them among neighbors, people find joy in the simple act of sending season's greetings to those they love. But this year, consider spreading cheer overseas by sending Christmas cards to soldiers stationed away from home. What better way to show our heroes abroad how much we appreciate their work and sacrifice than by sending them warm thoughts and affection in the form of a Christmas card this holiday season? Read on to learn how to send Christmas cards to soldiers through great US-based programs like the USASOA, A Million Thanks, Inc., America's Adopt A Soldier and Military Missions, Inc...Read More ▶︎


The last day to mail Christmas cards to your family and friends can sneak up on even the most diligent holiday planner. Luckily, Minted has you covered with a variety of shipping options that will ensure your season’s greetings make it to their recipients in time. We even offer a rush shipping option for those last-minute senders...Read More ▶︎


Whether it’s your first time hosting Christmas Eve or you’re throwing your 10th annual Ugly Sweater Holiday Party, there’s nothing better than getting all of your friends and family together at the holidays. However, even the most experienced hostess will admit she’s spent far too much time and energy to come up with a signature Christmas cocktail to make sure everyone is ready to rock around the Christmas tree all night. To help you out, the team at Minted has pulled together our favorite Christmas drink recipes for 2020 that will be sure to delight every palate and preference. We’ve also added our favorite serving suggestions to make sure these look as good as they taste. Here’s to making merry all season long...Read More ▶︎


As we approach the holiday season, there are two important to-do’s at the top of every households mind: gift wish lists and annual holiday cards. While the wish list can be a fun and relaxing exercise, holiday cards require more headspace, and time! There are many components to consider such as...Read More ▶︎

What’s your favorite christmas movie?

We thought it would be fun to put together a post highlighting some of the best Christmas movies and then pair some Minted Christmas card and holiday card designs you might like based on your holiday movie preference. We hope you have as much fun reviewing our recommendations as we had piecing this post together...Read More ▶︎