Holiday Photo Card Challenge: 4th Place Winner

Each year Minted hosts our highly anticipated holiday photo card competition in search of the best and freshest holiday card designs. The results blew us away! Independent designers from all over the world stepped up to the challenge—we received an incredible 4,103 submissions from 481 artists. The votes have been tallied and the Top 50 winners have been chosen, see them all right here.

It’s amazing that Annie placed at #4 in her very 1st Minted challenge. But this design makes it easy to see why! The beautiful calligraphy in Annie’s classic design makes us nostalgic for the traditions of the holiday season. Reminiscent of hand-written wish lists and satin red ribbons, the letters create an elegant accent to any holiday photo. The addition of the festive decorations around the “and” makes this design both very merry and very bright!

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Holiday Photo Card Challenge: 5th Place Winner

Each year Minted hosts our highly anticipated holiday photo card competition in search of the best and freshest holiday card designs. The results blew us away! Independent designers from all over the world stepped up to the challenge—we received an incredible 4,103 submissions from 481 artists. The votes have been tallied and the Top 50 winners have been chosen, see them all right here.

There is really nothing I love more than a fresh take on a full-bleed design! Leave it to the ever-amazing Kristen Smith to create just that. Kristen’s bold hand-lettered greeting will easily pop with almost any photo behind it and the swashes and swirls give it just the right amount of holiday cheer. As anyone here in the office can tell you, it was love at first sight when I saw this card, and I’m thrilled to see designers and customers love it as much as I do!

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Holiday Photo Card Challenge: 6th Place Winner

Each year Minted hosts our highly anticipated holiday photo card competition in search of the best and freshest holiday card designs. The results blew us away! Independent designers from all over the world stepped up to the challenge—we received an incredible 4,103 submissions from 481 artists. The votes have been tallied and the Top 50 winners have been chosen, see them all right here.

Petra’s bold and beautiful card is one-of-a-kind. I love how the rich gold hand-drawn flora looks illuminated against the black backdrop. The scattered dots make the entire design glow, perfectly framing the Noel greeting. The color palette takes us back to the days of Gatsby-esque opulance, yet her design is still fresh and modern. “Shine Like Gold” is one for the ages!
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Holiday Photo Card Challenge: 7th Place Winner

Each year Minted hosts our highly anticipated holiday photo card competition in search of the best and freshest holiday card designs. The results blew us away! Independent designers from all over the world stepped up to the challenge—we received an incredible 4,103 submissions from 481 artists. The votes have been tallied and the Top 50 winners have been chosen, see them all right here.

Kelli Hall is the master of minimalism. She has an uncanny ability to strip a design of fussy embellishments without making it feel cold or stark. Her 7th place winning design, “Glaze,” is no exception. The sweeping curve of her hand-lettered joy makes for a striking layout, while the delicate type retains the decidedly modern feeling of the design. It takes incredible skill to put together such a beautiful composition, and here Kelli makes it look effortless.

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Holiday Photo Card Challenge: 8th Place Winner

Each year Minted hosts our highly anticipated holiday photo card competition in search of the best and freshest holiday card designs. The results blew us away! Independent designers from all over the world stepped up to the challenge—we received an incredible 4,103 submissions from 481 artists. The votes have been tallied and the Top 50 winners have been chosen, see them all right here.

Playing off the ever-festive chalkboard trend, Eric has created yet another holiday masterpiece with “Merry Little Chalkboard.” An abundance of details fills the card, including ribbons and banners with flowing text, scrolls, snowflakes, and pine boughs. Expertly mixing type styles and intertwined imagery, Eric is truly a genius in the art of inspired lettering.

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Holiday Photo Card Challenge: 9th Place Winner

Each year Minted hosts our highly anticipated holiday photo card competition in search of the best and freshest holiday card designs. The results blew us away! Independent designers from all over the world stepped up to the challenge—we received an incredible 4,103 submissions from 481 artists. The votes have been tallied and the Top 50 winners have been chosen, see them all right here.

Carolyn has an amazing talent for beautifully simple design, particularly in birth announcements. “The More, the Merrier” joins her incredible collection as the perfect way to show off any family photo. The addition of clean and festive messaging against a crisp white background gives this card a modern touch, while giving the photo ample room to shine. The effortless placement of hand-drawn stars adds a fun and fresh twist that is sure to make this card a holiday favorite!

 

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Holiday Photo Card Challenge: 10th Place Winner

Each year Minted hosts our highly anticipated holiday photo card competition in search of the best and freshest holiday card designs. The results blew us away! Independent designers from all over the world stepped up to the challenge—we received an incredible 4,103 submissions from 481 artists. The votes have been tallied and the Top 50 winners have been chosen, see them all right here.

Kristy is definitely one of those cameleon designers who can really design in any style. This design is just lovely. Delicate and wintery, simple but with a very warm sentiment. The pastel color palette is beautiful, and I admire the clever way she made the inline text greeting stand out from the background by putting a subtle grey behind it. Well-played Kristy!

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Holiday Photo Card Challenge: 11th Place Winner

Each year Minted hosts our highly anticipated holiday photo card competition in search of the best and freshest holiday card designs. The results blew us away! Independent designers from all over the world stepped up to the challenge—we received an incredible 4,103 submissions from 481 artists. The votes have been tallied and the Top 50 winners have been chosen, see them all right here.

Karly’s design truly is “so festive”! I love the bold red text against the pale greenery, and the stamped treatment adds such fun texture. The hand-drawn, uneven berries are lovely pops against the white background, and the faded branches compliment the text perfectly. The casual composition perfectly frames the photo without competing with it, which is so often a mark of one of Karly’s designs. “So Festive” really gets us in the holiday spirit.

 

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Holiday Photo Card Challenge: 12th Place Winner

Each year Minted hosts our highly anticipated holiday photo card competition in search of the best and freshest holiday card designs. The results blew us away! Independent designers from all over the world stepped up to the challenge—we received an incredible 4,103 submissions from 481 artists. The votes have been tallied and the Top 50 winners have been chosen, see them all right here.

Festive, modern, and flat-out funny, Hailey expertly combines a birth announcement and holiday card with her design “Santa Bring Cookies!” The modern composition is softened by the humorous copy and hand-drawn-style type. We love how the heart next to the birth stats echoes the shape of the paper cut typography above. Hailey has such a knack for lighthearted, clean design and this one is no exception to that rule!

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Holiday Photo Card Challenge: 13th Place Winner

Each year Minted hosts our highly anticipated holiday photo card competition in search of the best and freshest holiday card designs. The results blew us away! Independent designers from all over the world stepped up to the challenge—we received an incredible 4,103 submissions from 481 artists. The votes have been tallied and the Top 50 winners have been chosen, see them all right here.

The whimsical “Woodland Monogram” comes in at lucky number 13! An oval wreath of pine and berries frames a rustic monogram created in Pacific Northwest font. The limited color palette of the card focuses attention on the imaginative details of the design, including branches, berries, and a signature bird with a leaf for a wing. Robin always seems to excel in using illustrations as simple reflections of nature, which is amply evident in this winning card.

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