It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like the Holiday Photo Card Challenge: Special Prizes

Announcing the special prize winners of our It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like the Holiday Photo Card Challenge! In this challenge, we looked to our community of independent artists to push the boundaries of holiday card design. Our customers count on Minted to find fresh, modern, innovative designs that will set them apart from others in the stack, highlighting their family photo and stating their yearly holiday message in a unique way. Congratulations, winners!

Out of the Box Award
For the most design-forward, innovative holiday card that you would only find at Minted.

Hollyhocks by Iron Range Artery

Runner Ups: Joyful Always by Aspacia KusulasCheer by Nazia Hyder and Festive Watercolor Stripes by Four Wet Feet Studio


The More the Merrier Award
Best design that showcases multiple photos

Bold Blocks of Color by Ella Weaver

Runner Ups: Instant Gallery by Olivia Kanaley and Hexagon Holiday by Beth Schneider


Fresh and Clean Award
Simple, edited, and clean, with greater emphasis on photos and less on design elements that can detract from photos

Snowflake Tab by Ellis

Runner Ups: Joy Made Elegant by Up Up Creative and Joyful and Crazy by Nikkol Christiansen


 Though It’s Been Said Award
T
his is for the card that uses clever wording to reinvent typical holiday greetings (such as, “Happy Holidays”, “Merry Christmas”)

This is Merry by Carrie ONeal

Runner Up: Emoji Shine by Baumbirdy


Holly Jolly Award
This award is for the funniest card that just makes you laugh

Worth It by Lea Delaveris

Runner Up: Naughty Nice by Lori Wemple


Santa Baby Award
This is for the best design that doubles as a birth announcement

Baby’s First Stocking by Laura Hankins

Runner Ups: Baby Wonderland by Aspacia Kusulas and Goodbye Silent Nights by Grace Kreinbrink


Silver Bells Award
Most elegant, classic, and timeless design

Adorned Corners by Amy Kross

Runner Ups: Botanical Monogram by Susan MoyalTimeless by Jennifer Postorino and Our Story by CaroleeXpressions


Curvilinear Award
This award is for the best design that puts customers’ names or other personalizable details on a curvilinear path

Wrapped Up by Leah Bisch

Runner Ups: Poinsettia Greens by Chris Griffith and Peace and Love Arch by Hooray Creative


Happy Howlidayd
For the best design showcasing a pet. Our customers love their four-legged family members!

Pawlala by Olivia Raufman

Runner Ups: Naughty Dog by Erin Deegan and XOXO by roxy


Visions of Die-Cuts Award
Design that best showcases one of Minted’s unique die-cut shapes

Golden Christmas by Ashlee Townsend

Runner Ups: Framed Wreath by Lori Wemple and Petite Wreath by Lawren Ussery


Married and Merry Award
This award is for the best design for newlyweds

Foliage Cutout Frame by Becky Nimoy

Runner Ups: Merrily Ever After This Year by Makewells, Mr. and Mrs. Pine Crest by Alethea and Ruth and Bells to Bells by Snow and Ivy


Newbie Award
For the best design from a first-time entrant

Art Deco Snowflake by Kelsey Mucci


Stamp of Approval Award
This award is for the most creative envelope styling, including our new custom holiday stamp

Illustrated Merry by Jill Means

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