Holiday Planning Ideas


The holidays are upon us and it is time to start thinking through Christmas card ideas for your family or business. Minted is known for our unique and trendsetting designs, which originate from our community of over 10,000 independent artists from across the globe. We currently accept artist submissions from 100 countries and growing! One of the first places you can start your holiday card planning... Read More ▶︎


You’ve taken your photo, chosen your card design, and compiled your mailing list, now what to write inside a Christmas card? We’ve gathered some ideas for popular seasonal sayings, meaningful holiday wishes, and quotes to inspire your holiday and Christmas card messages to friends and family...Read More ▶︎

Great Tips for DIY Family Pictures

DIY family pictures during the holidays can be daunting because they are yet another thing on your growing list of to-do’s. However, with a little bit of planning, you can make your family photos look like they were taken by a professional! Here are a few tips on how to take group photos... Read More ▶︎

11 Christmas Outfit Tips for the Family Photo Shoot

Say goodbye to family Christmas photos overshadowed by Mom’s “wear this so we can match”, knitted sweaters. (Sorry Mom—you had a good run!) It’s finally your time to shine. But how do you even wrap your head around what works for your family? Whether you have a family of two that suddenly grew, or a large group of seven, follow these twelve tips and ideas to coordinate your best Christmas outfits yet... Read More ▶︎


There are many things that contribute to a meaningful holiday card: a heartfelt message, a great picture, a beautiful design. But there is one surefire ingredient that brings a smile to every recipient’s lips: a child. Children have been a big part of holiday cards from the beginning. And we mean the beginning. And who doesn’t love a small child? But children aren’t just cute, they send a message... Read More ▶︎


When you make over 2 million unique holiday cards every year, you learn a lot about people. For many, a holiday card is their most important message of the year, so who they include in their card reveals a lot about who they are. So when you open a holiday card only to find a dog, a cat, a bird, or a horse, what does that tell you? Read More ▶︎


It happens every year. Summer ends, school starts, carved pumpkins appear on front stoops, and the next thing you know, you’re deep into the holiday season. And on top of the hundreds of other things on your to-do list, you’re also tasked with sending out a family Christmas card—without any idea of what to do...Read More ▶︎

Best 2019 Christmas Preparation Checklist

Preparing for Christmas early is a savvy way of avoiding stress and chaos in the December holiday frenzy. It can be difficult to know exactly when you should start preparing and in what order you should complete tasks. Make the 2019 holiday season your most organized Christmas yet by planning ahead with this comprehensive Christmas preparation checklist. Starting two months in advance, this Christmas countdown checklist will teach you when to do everything from making Christmas cards to cooking Christmas Eve dinner...Read More ▶︎

How to Beat Holiday Stress

The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be a time that brings about stress and depression. That being said, we have designed this guide to show you how to beat holiday stress. According to a survey by the American Psychological Association (APA), the holidays are a stressful time for the majority of people because of reasons such as intensified focus on family, productivity and finances...Read More ▶︎

12 Unique Family Photo Ideas for Your Holiday Card

Taking a great holiday card photo can be challenging. It’s tricky to decide between an indoor or outdoor shoot, figure out what to wear, find ways to keep the kids entertained, and come up with unique poses. Here are 12 unique family photo ideas that will show off your family’s personality in style... Read More ▶︎

Large Family Photo Ideas, Tips, and Advice

Do you want to plan a photoshoot with your big family? You might have already started brainstorming large family photo ideas, or have no clue where to begin. Either way, this large or extended family photoshoot guide can offer you inspiration, tips, and advice to make the photoshoot and the planning process go as smoothly as possible... Read More ▶︎

28 Christmas Activities for Kids and Adults

The holiday season is a joyful time of the year. With decorations to be hung, seasonal recipes to be followed, and Christmas cards to be put in the mail, there are plenty of Christmas activities to keep us all entertained. While each family household has different holiday traditions, we have assembled this list of creative Christmas activities for kids you may want to include in the traditions this year. For the more mature audience, we have also included a list of Christmas activities for adults... Read More ▶︎

Christmas Baby Announcement Ideas

Happy Holidays! We are so thrilled that you’re expecting or already have a little one in your arms. With the Holiday season among us, there is no better time to add to the merriment of the season than with a Holiday Season/Christmas Baby Announcement! We have compiled a list of Christmas baby announcement ideas that will fill you and your loved ones with cheer. So turn on Elf, light a spruce scented candle, and warm up with some peppermint cocoa because it’s time to get started...Read More ▶︎

Ideas for Your Secret Santa Gift Exchange

The holidays can be a stressful time of the year, especially when you have been enrolled into a Secret Santa gift giving pool or gift exchange. Whether your gift recipient is a close family member you know well or a coworker you have only had a few interactions with, we have compiled a list of secret Santa gift ideas for 2019 that you can find exclusively at Minted...Read More ▶︎

Making Christmas Cards: Is DIY Worth It?

With Christmas Cards at the top of your to-do list, you are probably debating the various options to cross this item off your list. Where should I buy my holiday cards? Is DIY worth it with the time and effort involved? Should I embellish or add onto a card I can buy in the store? Perhaps I can use an online holiday stationery company like Minted? Should I make this a project to do with my kids? Or should I get all this done once they go to sleep or are at school? There are truly many ways to accomplish this project...Read More ▶︎

26 Ideas for Clever Christmas Family Photos

The holidays are a time to come together and spend quality time with our loved ones. Starting with Thanksgiving and spanning all the way through New Year’s Day, you can anticipate logging some great family memories. While the holidays are a great chance to come together, it can also be a very busy time. From shopping, to traveling, cooking, and organizing all the details in between, the twenty four hours in a day can go by quick...Read More ▶︎

Newborn Photography Tips

Congrats on your little one! Here at Minted, we’ve dedicated our work to celebrating these beautiful milestones. We want to make sure that you have the most adorable photo of your baby to share with friends and family, which is why we have assembled this list of newborn photography tips. To say it simply, life with a newborn is hectic. Between the feeding, changing, crying (from you or the baby), and the constant worrying, being a parent can be physically and emotionally exhausting...Read More ▶︎


Kids grow up way too fast, which is why we at Minted have curated our most helpful tips for photographing children. With everything moving so fast in your childs’ life, low quality and blurry images can become your regimen. While child photography is a precious and honorable responsibility, it is also a particularly difficult form of art. From Birth announcements to graduation, parents must be patient and prepared to capture snapshots of their childs’ life. Portraits of your children shouldn’t be just a generic pose and forced smile, they should capture the energy, spirit, and personality that makes your child special...Read More ▶︎


The changing leaves and dropping temperatures signal the holiday season quickly approaching. Soon it’ll be time to tackle the family photo for this year’s Christmas card. When it comes to taking a great family photo there are many factors that need to be considered. From scheduling to picking a location and deciding what everyone will wear, it can easily become overwhelming. We have created some tips for great family photos below and a few ideas for where to take Christmas pictures...Read More ▶︎


Remember when we were young and we’d write letters to Santa? There’s something beautifully nostalgic about hand-writing letters and sharing them with our loved ones, anxious and excited to see what their reaction would be. This year, spread the holiday cheer with a Christmas photo card, because what better way to connect with your friends and family, than a thoughtful card featuring your Christmas photos with pets...Read More ▶︎