By Jen Casebeer, Community Editor
Tis the Season for holiday partying! In the Quickfire Holiday Party Invitation Challenge, we asked the Minted Design Community to create holiday party invitations that would appeal to all types of revelers. Above all, we were looking for those incredibly unique designs that would make any party the most anticipated one of the season! Among the winning pieces, the designs below stood out in our Special Prize categories. Congratulations, winners! (You can check out all holiday party invites here.)
Out of the Box Award for the most unique holiday party invitation that you wouldn’t find on other sites
“Holly Jolly Tree” by Karidy Walker
We love Karidy’s incredibly unique take on a holiday party invitation. There’s so much that makes this truly “out of the box” – her type tree is a very cute take on the traditional Christmas tree and her clever copy makes the design feel very fresh and modern.
Runners Up: “Retro Swank Poster” by Gakemi Art+Design | “time to celebrate!” by rose eckford
Great Shape Award for the best use of one of Minted’s die-cut shapes
“Feliz Navidad Fiesta Banner” by Shari Margolin
Shari’s “Feliz Navidad Fiesta Banner” fits its die-cut shape perfectly. The angular, symmetrical white elements suggest papel picado cutouts. As a result, the shape Shari has used really feels like it is a part of, and even adds to, the design.
Runners Up: “Gatsby New Year” by Smudge Design | “Wine and Dine Season” by Rachel Buchholz | “Cocktails & Cheer” by Oma N. Ramkhelawan
Traditional Colors Award for the best design that uses traditional holiday colors
“Tis the Season” by Griffinbell Studio
Lynn never fails to impress! This card is so very festive. From her beautiful hand-lettering to her sweet holly sprig and little elf hat, every detail adds to this invite’s holiday cheer. On a predominantly black design, those little tastes of traditional holiday colors go a long way.
Runners Up: “eat drink be merry” by Anupama | “Painted Party” by Up Up Creative
Feeling Festive Award for the most fun, festive design that will let customers celebrate in style!
“Holiday Punch” by the Lovely Letters
Phrosné’s “Holiday Punch” practically promises a fun, festive time for all! We love all the beautiful details in her champagne coupe of holiday icons. Her cheerful candy canes, pinecones, and fruits really pop against her charcoal background. Lovely!
Runners Up: “Wrapped Up White Elephant” by Shiny Penny Studio | “glitzy night” by Cheer Up Press | “black tie” by Pretty in Paper3 COMMENTS