Announcing the special prize winners of our 2018 What a Bright Time Non-Foil-Pressed Holiday Photo Card Challenge! Each Minted customer wants a design that will make their holiday photo and message come to life in a unique way. We looked for a wide array of design styles, ranging from the traditional and reinvented classics to Millennial minimalism. Congratulations to our Special Prize winners!
Modern Minimalist Award
For the best design that embodies a restrained design aesthetic — simple and clean, and
allows the photo to stand out.
the edit by Design Lotus
Runners-up: Inked Joy by Lori Wemple, Minimalist Peace and Joy by Kelly Schmidt, and
Sweet Signature by Chryssi Tsoupanarias
Out of the Box Award
For the most design-forward, innovative holiday card that you would only find at Minted.
torn paper by Robin Ott
Runners-up: Snowy Day by Paper Sun Studio and polaroid by Design Lotus
The More the Merrier Award
For the best design that showcases multiple photos – customers have a difficult time
choosing just one!
Holiday Mood Board by Kristen Smith
Runners-up: Merry Dip Dye by Hooray Creative, Merry and Bold by Anna Elder, and
Holiday Boughs by Robert and Stella
Say It With Non-Script Award
For the best single-photo design that uses a non-script font.
Spread Peace by Jessica Maslyn
Runners-up: inspire by Carrie ONeal, Time for Peace by Carrie ONeal, and
Minimal Monogram by Ekko Studio
Gifts of Plenty Award
For the best design incorporating 6+ photos.
Family Christmas Tree by Playground Prints
Runners-up: editorial by Jennifer Wick, minimal nameplate by Kate Ahn, and
panpepato by chocomocacino
Though It’s Been Said Award
Customers often fall in love with a designjust because of its unique copy. This is for the card that uses clever wording to reinvent typical holiday greetings.
Our Life by Itsy Belle Studio
Runners-up: Because Tacos by Erin L. Wilson, snow much fun by Susan Asbill, and
Almost Nice by Itsy Belle Studio
Classic with a Twist Award
For the best design that embodies a fresh twist on a timeless aesthetic that would appeal to the customer seeking elegance.
Classic Trim by Amy Kross
Runners-up: Jolliest by Toast & Laurel, Two-tone frame by Stacey Meacham, and
Minimal Initial by Carrie ONeal
Holly Jolly Award
Some of our best holiday cards are humorous or witty. This award is for the funniest card that
just makes you laugh.
Holiday Antlers by Baumbirdy
Runners-up: Nice list by Lea Delaveris, Reindeer Patrol by Laura Hankins, and
Santa’s Pet by Pixel and Hank
Merrily Matching Award
Minted tends to promote more heavily those cards which have unique matching Minted Envelope designs for their holidays cards. This award is for the most creative envelope styling.
Festive Flocking by Erin McManness
Runners-up: Filter fun by Creo Study, Sideline by Lehan Veenker, Modern Joy by Oscar and Emma
Festival of Lights Award
For the best design that celebrates Hanukkah.
Shine by Susan Moyal
Runners-up: Watercolor Hanukkah by Yao Cheng Design, Scripted Hanukkah by Laura Bolter Design, and Shalom Hanukkah by Ana de Sousa
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.
asymmetrical frame by Summer Winkelman
Runners-up: Most Wonderful Time by Susan Moyal, Joyous intro by Creo Study, and
Up All Night by Erin L. Wilson
Sand and Snow Award
Many customers feature photos taken during family trips throughout the year. This award is for the most creative design and greeting intended to showcase a customer’s photo(s) from a
Vacay Fav by Debb W
Runners-up: From snow boots to swimsuits by Lea Delaveris, How We Holiday by Leah Bisch, A Very Mele Kalikimaka by Elsa Duncan
Happy Howlidays Award
For the best pet-themed holiday card.
Deck the Yard by Kayla King
Runners-up: Barking Fun by Stephanie Given, Furry Christmas by Eric Clegg, and
Paws-atively Happy Howliday by Hooray Creative
Married and Merry Award
Couples often send their first holiday card the year they get married. This award is for the best design for newlyweds.
A Little Married by Sarah Guse Brown
Runners-up: Simply Bright by Roxy Cervantes, No Additional Mistletoe by Amy Payne, and Peaceful Chalk by Becky Nimoy
For the best design from a designer winning for the first time.
Desert Holiday by Emily Lynne
Runners-up: The Definition of Merry by Emmeline Bramble and Bold Merry + Bright by Elsa Duncan
Published November 2, 2018
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