By Hope Tammany, Community Relations Team
Customers love the chic, unique format of our Minibook cards, and they’re always a holiday favorite for sending season’s greetings and family updates. In the Quickfire Holiday Minibook Card Challenge, we asked the Minted Community for fresh, festive designs with a seasonal stamp. The Community never fails to thrill us, and we’re so excited to announce the winners of our Special Prizes below. Congratulations, everyone!
Sweet Simplicity Award for the best clean, simple Minibook card
“Modern Cheer” by Paper Dahlia
Our Sweet Simplicity award winner is understated with a punch! Kerry’s clean design and kicky colors create a cheery card with modern appeal. The off-kilter cover photo is the perfect touch.
Runner Ups (clockwise from top left): “J-O-Y” by Up Up Creative | “Tiny Tag” by Petite Papier | “Celebratory Star” by Spotted Whale Design | “Fresh Classic Frame” by Kimberly FitzSimons
Elegance Award for the most elegant, classic Minibook card
“Glittery Holiday Cheer” by Amber Barkley
Graceful arabesques and glittering gold make Amber’s Minibook card a shoo-in for our Elegance Award. The interior monogram is classic with a flourish, and we love the spare layout that allows the design and photographs to really shine.
Runner Ups (clockwise from top): “Classic Crest” by Sarah Brown | “Cheers” by Kimberly FitzSimons | “Vintage Vogue” by Kristie Kern
Out of the (Gift) Box Award for the most unique, original Minibook card
“Annual Nice List” by Up Up Creative
Julie’s design takes our Out of the (Gift) Box Award for both wit and style! We love her clever concept, and the neatly efficient checkboxes and clean layout have us believing this is one volume out of Santa’s records. Simple, sharp, and smart – and definitely on our Nice List.
Runner Ups (clockwise from top left): “Painted Merry & Bright” by Amber Barkley | “Holiday Special Edition” by Peahen Press | “Wintry Mix” by Jessie Steury
Traditional Tints Award for the best Minibook card that uses traditional holiday colors like red & green or blue & white
“Poinsettia” by Yolanda Mariak Chendak
Yolanda’s signature knack for florals is clear in this beautifully traditional poinsettia design. We love her festive sprigs and blooms, which seem to dance against the dark background. The curved boughs make for an elegant frame.
Runner Ups (clockwise from top): “Pine and Flurry” by Hooray Creative | “Bright Holidays” by Susan Asbill | “Poinsettias & Pine Cones” by Amber Barkley
Make the Season Bright Award for the best Minibook card that uses bold & bright non-traditional colors, while still conveying the holiday spirit
“Honeycomb Wishes” by Rio Grange
Not a glimpse of holiday red to be seen, but there’s no mistaking this card’s seasonal cheer! In her very first win, Rio offers a fresh take on the holiday card, using a unique honeycomb design that perfectly frames your photos. The simplest of traditional holiday elements are just the right touch for this modern design.
Runner Ups (clockwise from top): “Falling Snow” by Monica Schafer | “Confetti Celebration” by Stacey Meacham | “Winer Brights” by toast & laurel
Festive Full-Bleed Award for the best Minibook card featuring a full-bleed photo on the cover
“Midnight Peace” by Dreaming Inspirations
Stephaine swept us away with her charming illustrations! The hand drawn holly and berries are so distinctive, and we love the graceful way they extend across the tabs and the binding. Striking yet subtle, this design is the perfect setting to showcase your full-bleed photo.
Runner Ups (clockwise from top left): “Simply Snow” by Susan | “Bright Bokeh” by Jennifer Wick | “Dancing Snowflakes” by Lehan Veenker | “Fanciful Foliage” by Amber Barkley6 COMMENTS