HOLIDAY CARDS WITH INDUSTRY-LEADING DESIGN & SELECTION
End the year on the right foot by sending a photo holiday card that your friends and family will adore. Each Minted holiday card seen on our site is sourced from our community of independent artists and designers from across the world and passes through our unique selection process. Throughout the year, we are continually running design contests to let our audience vote and curate what designs we will sell. Our model continually refreshes the newest and most unique holiday card designs, unrivaled by competitors. In addition to our industry-leading design process, we offer one of the largest selections of holiday card designs online. Choose from over 1000 holiday designs this 2019! Minted has you covered for Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years, business holiday cards, and anything else you may be searching for. Send your best holiday cards yet, and choose Minted!
UNMATCHED PERSONALIZATION, CONVENIENCE, & SERVICE
It can be very busy during the Holiday season. Minted has some great tools to assist you in personalizing your holiday photo card, without sacrificing a lot of your time and vision. Here are our top tips for 2019:
Take advantage of our website filters to narrow down your holiday card search. Choose from simple and minimalist or funny holiday cards – or classic or modern – the choice is yours!
Curious what is trending for 2019? Browse our Founder Pick’s section to see what holiday designs have been hand selected by Minted’s founder.
Take advantage of our fast and intuitive card customizer tool to give your Christmas card the exact look you have envisioned. Want even more customization not offered through the tools? Just leave a special request and our design associates will be sure to include it on your proof. If you feel like starting your card from a blank canvas, explore our custom cards, see here.
Ensure every aspect of your card is exactly as you envisioned with unlimited proofs from your dedicated Minted designer.
Avoid the tedious task of handwriting the recipient address on each of your envelopes. Use our recipient address printing service for a stylish way to blend the text on the outside of the envelope with the color and theme of your photo holiday cards.
Let your mobile phone do the work for you. Text your holiday photo to 415-915-CARD. We’ll text you back 5 free card designs styled with your photo, holiday greeting message and family name - all with the exquisite, unique design that Minted is known for.
ADDITIONAL CUSTOMIZATION OPTIONS THROUGH MINTED
Make this holiday season a memorable one with a card that none of your family and friends will forget. Minted allows you to tweak the appearance of your card in so many different ways, that it will be close to impossible for someone to duplicate your same greeting. See our list of personalization options provided.
Printing Type: What printing technique are you going to use for your Christmas card? Minted provides a variety of modern and unique techniques to have your greeting card stand out from the rest. Even selecting a cardstock/paper quality can add some dimension to your holiday card.
Flat - While a more traditional printing technique, Minted does allow you to tweak the paper quality from the options listed above.
Letterpress - This printing technique will add a three-dimensional look to your card. Certain words or designs will be elegantly imprinted into thick high-quality cotton paper.
Foil Press - Add some shine to your card with luxe foil press techniques. Customize your holiday card with gold foil, rose gold foil, silver foil, and other elements that will make your card sparkle.
Color: Did you find a card that is almost perfect? You just wish it came in green instead of red? Minted has you covered! Browse through our card selections and easily select through different color schemes for the font or background. You will instantly be able to view what the new color scheme looks like in our preview frame.
Size: While the standard size for a holiday card is 5” x 7”, don’t let your design creativity stop there. Minted also offers a petite “4.25 x 6” format, a postcard (no envelope) format, and even a booklet format if you wanted to provide your friends and family with numerous pages of pictures or greetings! Perhaps you could feature a different family member (including the pets) on each page of the booklet.
Shape: The geometric lines and sharp edges of a rectangular card are great, but you can also opt to break the traditional norms. Choose from rounded corners, contoured edges, and even an ornament card that can be hung on the Christmas tree! We have envelopes that fit all these custom sizes as well.
Envelopes: Picking the right envelope is just as important as finding the right card. The envelope color, pattern, texture, and size can help make your card stand out from the rest that may be in your recipient's mailbox. The envelope can create an excitement in the recipient’s hand before they have even broken the seal to see the card inside. You can also add some flair to the inside of the envelope with a patterned envelope liner or even a gold, copper, or silver foil liner. Pairing a custom envelope with a matching card can really present a luxurious impression.
Backers and Overlays: Add some tangible depth to your holiday card with a thick backer your card can rest against. The backer can be a bold pattern than compliments a more subtle pattern that is present through your card and envelope. Nothing screams class more than a frosted vellum overlay. Based on your design, you can opt to have images, text, or art printed on the overlay in a myriad of color options.
Stamps: Did you know that you can customize a holiday stamp through Minted too? Pick from over 60 holiday-themed stamps and add in your own family picture or monogrammed name to give your recipient a sneak peak on what may be inside the card. Personalized stamps are also an elegant stocking stuffer gift idea for a loved one.
Skinnywrap Adress Labels: Why handwrite your “from” address when you could add a chic element to the upper left corner of your envelope? Browse through Minted’s Skinnywrap address label templates and customize one to pair nicely with the theme and colors of your holiday card.
PREMIUM QUALITY & CRAFTSMANSHIP
Our holiday cards are printed on paper known in the industry to be of the highest quality. We value our strong partnership with Mohawk Paper, a family-owned business that has been in business for over 100 years, and is dedicated to the art of papermaking. Unlike competitors’ “xmas cards” and similar offerings, our photo cards use fine inks and come with a selection of one of these luxurious stocks, which provide crisp printing and quality you can feel.
Signature Paper - Possessing a subtle off-white coloring and texture that feels like soft cotton. Minted customers have grown to love this paper stock we have continued to deliver over the years. 130 lb., 19.3 point thickness.
Smooth Signature Paper - Developed exclusively for Minted, the front side of this stock is engineered to display the highest quality photo prints or designs with precise clarity. On the reverse side, we feature our soft cotton Signature paper. 137 lb., 17.5 point thickness.
Premium 100% Recycled Paper - If looking for a best in class eco-friendly holiday card, look no further. This thick paper with a stylish matte finish is FSC-certified. The contents of the paper are wind power manufactured with 100% post-consumer waste. 160 lb., 17.5 point thickness.
Pearlescent Paper - This paper option adds a soft polish and shine. Perfect for cards featuring photographs, creating ultimate elegance.
DoubleThick Paper - Add some weight and rigidity to your card. Your fingers will feel the absorbent cotton texture and 240lb., 35pt thickness.
The Minted Triple Thick Paper - Available on select options, experience our thickest stock yet. This option is of unrivaled on weight and quality. This unbendable luxurious stock will help insure that your holiday card lasts for holiday seasons to come.
WHY SEND A HOLIDAY CARD?
Millions of people around the world participate in the practice of sending personalized holiday cards every December. A few of the leading reasons to send a card include:
Showing a loved one that you care about them, even if it has been some time since you last spoke.
Updating family and friends on significant events that may have happened in the last year such as moving, getting married, or a new family addition.
Sharing your love of the holiday season and winter.
Expressing gratitude for the year that’s coming to a close.
As a greeting to send alongside of a gift.
Updating and distributing your family photo for the year.
Mixing up your normal communication which is probably an email, text message, or phone call. Sending a card is a much more personal and a fun way to communicate.
TIMING YOUR HOLIDAY CARD
There is no wrong time to shop for holiday cards. Here at Minted, you can purchase custom holiday cards through our website any day of the year. If you join our Minted More program you can ensure the best discounts on all of our unique hand-crafted holiday cards year round. You will also receive free shipping, exclusive discounts on other Minted products, and a limited edition gift box!
We recommend sending your personalized holiday cards during the first week of December. This also allows at least two weeks for the cards to be delivered to international destinations. Keep in mind that the postal service and other private carriers tend to become inundated with deliveries as December 25th nears closer and closer, so it is best to plan ahead.
PICK YOUR HOLIDAY
What is the main message you want to pass along to your recipients? Minted allows you to hand-pick cards based on the theme of the greeting message. Below are some of the more popular selections to choose from. Remember, if you feel rushed to send out a Christmas or Hanukkah card, you can always opt for a New Year’s card.