Holiday Photo Card Challenge: Special Prizes

It’s Minted’s biggest and most influential stationery challenge of the year the annual Holiday Card Challenge! Our customers say that their jaws drop when they get a Minted card in the mail. That’s exactly the effect we were looking for from you, our immensely talented Minted Community, and wow did you deliver! A huge congrats to all the winners!  

This year, for the first time ever, we announced the First Time Winner Holiday Collection Award. We awarded an artist with the opportunity to launch a line of holiday cards on Minted.com to a designer who has never won a Minted challenge before.

Congrats, Colleen Tracey! We will choose 2 more holiday card designs from Colleen for a total collection of 5 holiday cards launched on Minted.


For the funniest card that just makes you laugh
Uh Oh” by Genna Coswert


For the most unconventional, unique design in the challenge that you couldn’t find on any other site. This design exemplifies the kind of design risk-taking Minted is looking for.
Popstract Multi” by Sydney Newsom


For the card that uses clever wording to reinvent typical holiday greetings
Forever Young” by Carrie O’Neal

For the best design that showcases multiple photos our customers often can’t pick just one!
Photo Booth Filter” by Olivia Kanaley

Click through for more special prize winners from this year’s holiday photo card challenge


For the best design that is simple, edited, and clean,
with greater emphasis on photos and less on design
Joyfully Simple” by Melanie Severin

For the most elegant, classic, and timeless design emphasis on photos and less on design
Classic Charm” by Jody Wody


For the best design that celebrates the Christmas spirit with a religious message
O Holy Night” by Elly

For the best design that doubles as a birth announcement holiday card
Jingle Around the Clock” by Frooted Design


For the design that best showcases one of Minted’s unique die-cut shapes
Wreath of Joy” by Qing Ji

For the card that would look best in a magazine advertisement – bold and highly visible
Boldly Stated” by Jennifer Wick

For the best design showcasing a pet
O Howly Night” by Paper and Parcel

For the best design for a newly married couple
Just Married Wishes” by Cheer Up Press

For the best design that puts personalizable details on a curvilinear path
To the Moon” by Susan Brown

For the best design that celebrates Hanukkah
Candle Warmth” by Laura Bolter Design

For the design that best uses bold, non-traditional colors for the holidays
Happy Stripe” by Olivia Raufman


Images:Leah ConroyEd. notes: Mariam Naficy’s personal holiday card pick will be announced at a later date; the Fa La La La Font Award and First Time Winner Collection Award will also be announced at a later date.

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