2016 Religious Christmas Holiday Challenge: Top Winners

By Mariam Naficy

For the past several months, many Minted Artists have been heads-down, focused on creating the most beautiful, unique holiday card designs in the world. They’ve also been anxiously awaiting this blog post — the kickoff of our annual winner announcements for some of our most anticipated and celebrated Minted Design Challenges of the year.

The voters have spoken. Our guest judges — including Joanna and Chip Gaines of HGTV’s Fixer Upper, Paul “Sweet Paul” Lowe, and The Girls With Glasses — have made their picks. We’ll begin spilling the candy canes in just a moment.

For our ninth annual holiday card challenge season, we created something new: the “Oh Come, All Ye Faithful” Religious Christmas Card Quickfire Challenge, our very first faith-based design challenge. We developed this challenge for people who are specifically looking for religious or spiritual Christmas greetings and designs. We’re excited to share your cards with this growing market of Minted customers.

I’m thrilled yet again by the quality and beauty of this year’s submissions. If you’ve read our winner announcements in previous years, you’ve heard me say this before, and I want to reiterate: the Minted Artist community continues to surpass our expectations in design for the most unique, cutting-edge holiday cards.

As always, I want to thank every artist who submitted a design, gave a critique, voted in a design poll, and shared festive posts in the Minted Community Facebook group to help fellow community members get in the holiday spirit. At the end of the day, the heart and soul of Minted centers around our global community of independent artists and how they treat each other. We are a community that thrives on kindness and helping each other grow and learn with constructive criticism, and we appreciate all of us maintaining that spirit.

Here are the top winners, as determined by voters, for the “Oh Come, All Ye Faithful” Religious Christmas Photo Card Quickfire Challenge. Stay tuned for the start of the “Making Spirits Bright” Holiday Photo Card Challenge winners countdown tomorrow. Huge congrats to our first group of holiday winners!

Top Winners: 2016 Religious Christmas Holiday Card Challenge — Non-Foil

Top Winners: 2016 Religious Christmas Holiday Card Challenge — Foil

Please note that we will be keeping the Challenge page hidden until our last winners’ announcement. At that time, you will be able to see your final score and ranking on the Challenge page.

Stay tuned! We’ll continue to announce Minted Holiday 2016 winners in the Minted Community > Winners section of Julep.

Published September 7, 2016

  1. Belia

    Congrats to all the winners! Just beautiful beautiful work. A big thanks to Mariam and the amazing Minted team for all the hard work on the new CSL tool and getting our precious designs ready for the upcoming holiday season. I cannot wait to see the rest of the winners announcements 😀


  2. lori

    Huge congrats to Laura and Sam – such gorgeous work!!! And congrats to all the other winners, too – beautiful and amazing!!! 🙂

  3. Amazing! I love them all!!! Congrats to the winners, I can’t wait to see the others 🙂

  4. Ekaterina Romanova

    Amazing works! Congrats to all the winners!