2010 Holiday Spectacular: No. 22

Here at Minted we love photography almost as much as we love good design. Christmas Glow nails both–it really lets the photo be the star, but the subtle design elements add stunning finishing touches and so much class. Congratulations to Karen Glenn for being No. 22!

I think this card would work with so many photos as often the top quarter of the card is background. And don’t you just love how the dots and lines from above reappear in a different way below? I also love how 2010 is in a crisp, ice blue. It really makes me think of a winter wonderland, but not in a cheesy, hit-you-over-the-head kind of way. Although, it’s a little hard to think of snow in July! Hope you all had a lovely, celebratory 4th!

Note: The designs in the top twenty five countdown, as voted by our community, will each receive a $100 cash prize, plus five percent ongoing commission anytime the card sells.

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  1. Oh…I’m so happy this one was chosen! It was one of my favorites. Absolutely gorgeous! Congrats KAREN!

  2. victoria

    this was one of my favorites!

  3. Maria Estigoy

    Congrats Karen!

  4. Karen Glenn

    Cool beans! Thanks so much, Everyone. I am excited to have place among so many fabulous entries πŸ™‚

  5. Yolanda

    Congratulations Karen πŸ™‚

  6. Erin

    congrats Karen, love this. it is elegant and clean!!!

  7. Jw

    I’m a Minted newbie, and have a question. Looking over these winners so far (I absolutely love #23, btw), I’m curious how the designs handle long names.

    In this example, we have the Morris family… what if the family that wants this card is the Wojciechowski family? Does the point size of the last name get smaller, or does the design get larger to accommodate the name while also remaining justified with the year and “Merry Christmas”?

    I’m genuinely interested; does Minted play with size/kerning/orientation for each design on its site, or is the user responsible for picking a design that can accommodate their names?

  8. Hailey Myziuk

    Congrats!! Love the way the photo is featured in this one!

  9. Tanya/Frooted

    Congrats, Karen! You had so many great designs in this contest!

  10. Nam

    Congrats, Karen! This design complements very well with many photos.

  11. annie

    love this design! congrats karen!

  12. Karen Glenn

    Thanks again, Everyone πŸ™‚ @Jw–The Minted team might be able to answer better, but my understanding is that designers will hand tweak each card purchased so the names, etc all align properly and look great.

  13. Meg G.

    Yay Karen! Beautiful work!!!

  14. Laura

    This was one of my favs too! Congrats Karen- great design!

  15. Amanda Larsen

    Congrats, Karen!

  16. Natasha

    Jw, To answer your question, yes, our very talented design associates will customize the design to accommodate longer (or shorter) names. They do their very best to keep the designer’s intentions in mind. Thanks for asking!

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