Our corporate customers turn to Minted for fresh, unique holiday cards that will stand out from the stack. So in the Office Wonderland Corporate Holiday Card Challenge, we asked the Minted Community to help them send goodwill and cheer in a joyful, inclusive way. The Community delivered with cards that are sure to appeal to every client, business partner, and customer! The winners below each stood out in one of our special prize categories. Congrats, winners!
Most Wonderful Corporate Card of the Year Award for the most original corporate holiday card that you won’t find on other sites: “The Office” by Lori Wemple
Lori’s clever, well-crafted corporate take on “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” put a smile on our faces at the Minted office (we admit it, nice paper is our idea of the perfect Christmas present!). We’re so impressed by how Lori combines fonts, switches up line breaks, and curves the text while still maintaining the flow of the poem so that it’s easy to read. Great job, Lori!
Runners Up: “Holiday Desk” by Kristen Smith | “dot coms” by SooperStuff
Whose Card is This? Award for the design that best allows a customer to incorporate their own company logo: “Simply Angled” by Misa
Misa masters sweet simplicity with “Simply Angled”! The minimalist design lets the photo and company logo take center stage, and the transparent angled overlays lend subtle style. The scripted joy adds a wonderfully festive pop of color.
Runners Up: “Frosted Foliage” by Alethea and Ruth | “Paper Clip Wreath” by Becky Nimoy | “Diamond” by Carolyn MacLaren | “Good Tidings To You” by KATE and ANA
A Few of Our Favorite Things Award for the best design that cleverly incorporates stats & data from the year: “trancino” by chocomocacino
The clever holiday twists on the annual review set “Trancino” apart! Gerrie’s festive wording (not to mention the adorable ornament chart!) puts such a joyful spin on company stats. The palette of navy, grey, and shades of coral are professional without sacrificing a holiday feel.
Runners Up: “Just the Numbers” by Cheer Up Press | “Diversified” by Olivia Raufman | “Ornamental Holiday!” by Oma N. Ramkhelawan
Festive Type Award for the best design showcasing truly original typographic elements: “Handwritten Holiday” by Karidy Walker
Karidy’s minimalist design flawlessly blends sophistication and playfulness! The ample white space keeps the design clean and professional, while the pencil and hand-drawn flourish on the “y” keeps the design youthful instead of stodgy. We love the red accent and subtle wood texture in the pencil!
Runners Up: “Fa La La Paper Clips” by Becky Nimoy | “happy twenty over fifteen” by Frooted Design | “Cheerful Foliage” by Marabou
Auld Lang Syne Award for the best design featuring a New Year’s greeting: “Simply Bright Year” by Jessica Williams
Companies will welcome the new year in bright, bold style with this card! Jessica cleverly ties the card’s copy (“have a bright new year”) to the gorgeous, fearless shade of yellow she chose. The logo at the bottom grounds the modern composition.
Runners Up: “Fireworks” by Bonjour Berry | “Hello 2015” by Hooray Creative
Strictly Business Award for the best design that is clean and simple: “minimalist greetings” by Sara Hicks Malone
Sara proves once again that she’s a master of minimalist with the aptly-named “minimalist greetings”! We love the way that Sara plays clean type against a lovely, soft illustration. The die-cut shape adds just the right amount of interest to this beautifully sparse card.
Runners Up: “Gold Reindeer” by Anupama | “Winter Watercolor” by Fig and Cotton Paperie | “Christmas Mountains” by Phrosne Ras | “mod merry” by Rebecca Bowen | “Awash in Peace” by Up Up Creative
Oh What Fun! Award for the best whimsical or humorous design: “A Holiday Free” by The Detroit Card Co.
We can all empathize with the message in “A Holiday Free”, particularly during the holidays! We love Genna and Cara’s honest take on what many of us really want for Christmas – a little time unplugged. The minimalist layout and ultra-bright shade of yellow seal the deal!
Runners Up: “Happy supplies” by Anupama | “Hashtag Seriously Everything” by Maison Yellow | “Corporate Santa” by Marta Berk
Retro Revelry Award for the best retro or vintage-inspired design: “Vintage Bottle Cap” by Hooray Creative
What a clever use of the scalloped circle shape! Kristy’s retro bottle cap is perfectly sweet without veering into feminine. We love all the little details in this design – from the vintage wording and angled text to the subtle shading and uneven, hand-drawn circles.
Runners Up: “To A Great Year” by Dana Beckwith | “Office Icon Greetings” by dipfinger | “Season Of Elegance” by GeekInk Design | “Dotted Good Cheer” by Lehan Veenker
Newbie Award for the best design by a first-time entrant: “Forest Holiday” by Katie Webb
Katie did an amazing job with her very first Minted entry, “Forest Holiday”! We can’t get enough of the great texture on the sweet, densely packed Christmas trees. The squared off trunks and hand-drawn stars add so much personality!1 COMMENT