2016 Holiday and Christmas Photo Card: Special Prizes

Announcing the Special Prize winners of our Oh Come, All Ye Faithful Religious Christmas Photo Card Quickfire Challenge (non-foil and foil) and Making Spirits Bright Holiday Photo Card Challenge (non-foil and foil)! We counted down the top-voted winners and Editors’ Picks for these Challenges back in September, and we’re thrilled to share the Special Prizes winners with you now.

Oh Come, All Ye Faithful Religious Christmas Photo Card Quickfire Challenge

Completely Classic Award

For the most unique, traditional design inspired by a religious sentiment or hymn
Starry” by Jessica Williams


Religious Scripture Award

For the best design inspired by religious scripture
Glory Bookplate” by Lorent and Leif


Multi Photo Award

For the best religious design that showcases multiple photos
His Blessings” by Erica Krystek


Minimalist Award

For the best design that is simple, edited, and clean, with greater emphasis on photos and less on design elements that can detract from photos
Peace Be To You” by Nikkol Christiansen


Modern, Religious Award

For the most unique take on a religious design with a modern twist
Divine Love” by Baumbirdy


Away in a Manager Award

Best religious birth announcement
Heaven Postmark” by Bonjour Berry


The Religious Iconography Award

For most unique design that incorporates religious iconography (e.g., cross, manger, angel, etc.)
Glitter Cross” by Phrosné Ras


Merrily Matching Award

Customers love that they can choose unique matching Minted Envelope designs for their holiday cards. This award is for the most creative envelope design that adds something extra special to the holiday card.
God’s Botanical Love” by Karidy Walker


Visions of Die-Cuts Award

For the design that best showcases one of Minted’s unique die-cut shapes
Foliage Frame” by Hannah Williams


Curvilinear Award

The ability to customize text on a curved path is unique to Minted. This award is for the best design that puts customers’ names or other personalizable details on a curvilinear path.
Wonders of His Love Pines” by Alethea and Ruth


Font Award

Design introducing the best font that we purchase and add to the Minted Font List
Let Us Adore Him” by Haley Warner


Making Spirits Bright Holiday Photo Card Challenge

Holly Jolly Award

Some of our best-selling holiday cards are humorous or witty. This award is for the funniest card that just makes you laugh.
Good All Year” by Amy Payne


Minimalist Award

For the best design that is simple, edited, and clean, with greater emphasis on photos and less on design elements that can detract from photos
Dulcezza” by chocomocacino


The More the Merrier Award

For the best design that showcases multiple photos – more of our customers each year want to show more than one family photo!
‘Gram Fam” by Olivia Kanaley


Though It’s Been Said Award

Customers often fall in love with a design just because of its unique copy. This is for the card that uses clever wording to reinvent typical holiday greetings (such as, “Happy Holidays”, “Merry Christmas”).
Bring on the Joy” by Melanie Severin


Silver Bells Award

For the most elegant, classic, and timeless design
Wintertide” by Oscar & Emma


Merrily Matching Award

Minted tends to promote more heavily those cards which have more unique matching Minted Envelope designs for their holiday cards. This award is for the most creative envelope design that adds something extra special to the holiday card.
Winter Harvest” by Oscar & Emma


Santa Baby Award

Many new parents use their holiday card to announce the birth of a baby. This is for the best design that doubles as a birth announcement.
Early Christmas Present” by Amber Barkley


Merry and Bright Award

For the card that would look best in a magazine advertisement – bold and highly visible, but extremely unusual and innovative while still conveying the holiday spirit
Statement Joy” by kelli hall


Pet Award

For the best design showcasing a pet. Our customers love their four-legged family members!
Simple Joys, Squeaky Toys” by Sandra Picco Design


Newly Married Award

Couples often send their first holiday card the year they get married. This award is for the best design for newlyweds.
Snow Merry” by Jessica Williams


Visions of Die-Cuts Award

For the design that best showcases one of Minted’s unique die-cut shapes.
Holly & Pine” by Susan Moyal


All is Bright Award

For the design that best uses bold, non-traditional colors to celebrate the holidays.
Merry & Bold” by fatfatin


Curvilinear Award

The ability to customize text on a curved path is unique to Minted. This award is for the best design that puts customers’ names or other personalizable details on a curvilinear path.
Holiday Branches Banner” by Shiny Penny Studio


Home is Where the Heart Is Award

Customers love to personalize their holiday cards with something that’s unique to them; as part of that trend, we’ve seen increasing interest in location-specific designs. This award is for the best design that showcases a specific state or location and could be used as a holiday card and/or moving announcement.
California Love” by Erica Krystek


Family Vacation Award

Many of our customers feature photos taken during a family vacation in their holiday cards. In particular, we see a lot of beach vacation photos! This award is for the most creative design (and greeting) intended to showcase customer photo(s) from a family vacation.
Vintage Postcard” by Jessie Steury


Font Award

Introducing the best font that we purchase and add to the Minted Font List.
Writing on the Wall” by Stacey Meacham


 

We’ll be announcing the Visionary Award at a later date, so stay tuned for more good news. Congratulations, winners!

Published October 20, 2016 

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