Fall and Winter Digital Invitation Challenge: Special Prizes

Announcing the special prize winners for our Fall and Winter Digital Invitation Challenge! In this challenge we asked you, our talented community of artists, to build our assortment for fall and winter events including Back to School, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and more. The holiday season is the biggest party season of the year, and once Digital Invitations launch in late October, we are expecting them to be extremely popular. A huge congrats to all the winners and runner-ups!

Guest Judge Pick 
Vintage Pumpkin Seeds” by Karidy Walker

We asked Jenny Keller a self-taught baker, author, and stylist whose creative work has been featured in Romantic Homes, US Weekly, OK! Magazine, and Brides Magazine among others to guest judge this challenge.

Her thoughts on her Minted pick: “I love all things vintage and this design has the perfect mix of colors and a great variety of fonts.  The back of the card would be darling with a plaid design in a mix of  oranges, black, browns and greens. This design would be simple to coordinate party decor and can be used for any fall occasion.  I imagine a big party at a local pumpkin patch to pick out pumpkins or an outdoor family gathering with pumpkin carving and hot apple cider.  I may need to plan a party with this card!”


For the most original holiday party invitation that
you wouldn’t find on other sites 
Floral Fete” by Baumbirdy

Runners-Up: Coffin Break” by Pistols | “HotDogtoberfest” by Shari Margolin
pignolata” by chocomocacino


For the funniest or wittiest holiday party invitation
Ripped” by Kim Dietrich Elam

Runners-Up: “BooYah” by A.J. | “Latkepalooza” by RedRedOrange
Bewitching Soiree” by Itsy Belle Studio


For the best design that puts customizable information
on a curvilinear path
Carving Party” by Pad and Paper

Runners-Up: “Festive Catrinaby Maria Mordvintseva-Keeler
Holiday Cookie Jar” by Chelsey Scott


For the best design showcasing a Christmas-specific
 theme and traditional Christmas color
pandoro” by chocomocacino

Runners-Up: Holly Exclamation Point” by Sara Malone | “Editorial Chic” by Stacey Meacham
Pretty Party” by Phrosne Ras

Click through to see more special prize winners from our invitation challenge


For the best New Year’s party invitation
Geometric Numerals” by Kelly Schmidt

Runners-Up: Midnight Celebration” by Sandra Picco Design
Kid’s Countdown” by Jessie Steury | “Ring In” by Leah Bisch


For the best Halloween party invitation
Graveyard” by Hooray Creative

Runners-Up: Spooky Celebration” by Leah Bisch | “A Killer Party” by  Shirley Lin Schneider
Spooky Night” by Anupama


For the best Thanksgiving invitation
Grateful Heart Wreath” by Erin Niehenke

Runners-Up: Autumn Blooms” by Karidy Walker “Floral Friendsgiving” by Morgan Ramberg
Friendsgiving Floral” by RedRedOrange


For the best design for a holiday housewarming party
Winter Village” by Katherine Lenius

Runners-Up: Chalkboard Housewarming” by Eric Clegg | “Boughs of Holly” by Genna Cowsert
Home Sweet New Home” by Grace Kreinbrink


 For the best invitation for a business holiday party
Mod Squad” by Smudge Design

Runners-Up: Deco Flair” by Hooray Creative | “Party Down” by Susan Brown


 For the best design that is traditional and elegant, but still fresh
Deco New Year” by Katharine Watson

Runners-Up: Golden Gathering” by Bethan | “Winter Whites” by That Girl Press


For the best design with elements that would truly shine in foil
Cocktail Dress” by Kristie Kern

Runners-Up: Dazzling Night” by Jennifer Wick | “Geometric Holiday Party” by Kelly Schmidt
New Year Geo” by Grace Kreinbrink


For the best design for a back to school party
O’Fishally” by 24th and Dune

Runners-Up: Happy School Bus” by Chelsey Scott | “Graph Paper” by iamtanya
Back to School Apple” by Katie Jarman


For the best design for a fall- or winter-themed dinner party
Xmas Dinner” by Petra Kern

Runners-Up: “Kraft and Pine” by Katharine Watson | “Fall Harvest” by Erin Deegan


For the best invitation for a themed holiday party
Car Full of Gifts” by Slightly Stationery

Runners-Up: Gingerbread House Party” by Baumbirdy | “White E.” by Petra Kern
Cookie Catch” by peetie design


For the best invitation for a Rosh Hashanah party
Watercolor Foliage” by Paper Dahlia

Runner-Up: Shanah Tovah” by Gakemi Art+Design


For the best holiday party invitation design featuring one or more photos
Autumn Thanks” by Oma N. Ramkhelawan

Runner-Up: Holly-day Party” by Erin Niehenke


For the best design using one of Minted’s die-cut shape
Piece of Pie” by Shari Margolin

Runners-Up: Framed Party” by peony papeterie | “Hap Hap Happiest” by Stacy Kron


For the best design from a first-time winner
A Ghastly Affair” by tad and faboo


Images created by: Leah Conroy

Note: Top Type Award will be announced at a later date.

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