Reindeers are an iconic creature associated with the holiday season. Rudolph’s red nose serves as a bright symbol of the magic Christmas can bring each year. We all know Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and Vixen and the sound of their bells as they sail through the sky with Santa’s sleigh in tow. With the holiday season approaching, find ways to incorporate Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen into your reindeer-themed Christmas cards this year.
UNIQUE DESIGNS ONLY FOUND ON MINTED
It is not easy to consistently offer trend-forward designs time and time again. Rather than tasking internal artists and graphic designers with consistently catching design-lightning in a bottle, we rely on our large community of independent artists to submit designs to us. Through design contests hosted continually on our website, we recieve design submissions from artists located in over 100 countries. We then publically poll our artist community and the general public to see what designs they like the best from all the submissions. The most popular designs are awarded a cash prize and featured on Minted’s website so online shoppers can broadcast those unique designs in their personalized holiday greeting cards.
We find that this collaborative system of sourcing designs is a win-win for both our independent artist community and shoppers looking for chic modern design options. As you return to Minted’s site month after month and year after year, our product offerings and stylings will continue to adapt with the times.
HOW TO REINDEER-UP YOUR GREETING
Here are some creative ideas to get you started on how to feature a reindeer-look into your Christmas cards:
Feature Fido: Were you thinking of featuring your family dog or cat in the annual holiday greeting this year? Or perhaps you wanted to introduce a new furry family member to family and friends in a festive way. Why not purchase a set of fuzzy pet antlers at your nearby pet store and see what fun poses you can capture with your four-legged friend? We have a great assortment of pet holiday cards that might pair perfectly with your favorite snapshot.
Artistic Depiction: No photo? No worries! Share the magic of the holidays with one of Minted’s art-forward card designs in a range of formats such as postcards, petites, and more. Browse cute hand-drawn depictions of Rudolph and his friends.
Reindeer Pajamas: Some families love to dress up in matching attire for their annual holiday cards. Perhaps this is the year everyone gets matching pajamas or onesies adorned with reindeer print. Pair the funny family photo with a witty caption that will put a smile on the faces of all who receive your season’s greetings.
Get Crafty: Encourage your children to get involved in the sending of your holiday mailer. Have them trace their hand on a piece of construction paper and bring it to life as a paper reindeer. Include this cute Christmas craft in the envelope of your holiday correspondence as a keepsake for card recipients.
Festive Envelope Addressing: During the creation process of personalizing your card, Minted will ask you if you would like free envelope addressing of your recipient's mailing addresses. Select a font styling or graphical display that catches your eye and we will do the rest. We provide a few addressing options that feature a reindeer on them! Now, both your card and envelope can feature your favorite furry antlered friends.
Don’t Forget the Stamps: Make a lasting first impression this year with reindeer-themed postage stamps. Stop by your local post office and browse through their collection of holiday stamps to see if any of their designs include reindeer imagery. Broadcast these festive animals on the front of your envelope!
Send a Festive Thank You: Send reindeer-themed thank you cards to friends and family this year to thank them for their holiday gifts. Minted offers an assortment of designs that are equally unforgettable.
MINTED’S PERSONALIZATION TOOLS
Once you find reindeer cards that look like a good fit for this year’s Christmas correspondence, it’s time to start personalizing them to mirror your creative spirit. Change color themes, adjust text, and alter the formatting to your heart’s delight. Take a look at some of the customization features that are at your fingertips.
Adjust Colors: When using Minted’s customizer tool, you will quickly be able to shuffle through various color pairings for the card design of your choice. See what your card will look like in cranberry, olive, mustard, and so much more. This year, Minted also provides over a dozen envelope colors to pick from!
Edit Text: For those with the gift of gab, rejoice in knowing that you can customize the greeting that will appear on the inside or back of your card. Edit text sizing, styling, and placement to create as long or as short of a message as you desire.
Change the Format: While our flat 7” x 5” card is our more traditional and classic option, that doesn’t mean you can’t break the mold this year. We offer cards that are smaller dimensions as well as our brand new “Grand” size which is 8” x 6”. You can also adjust the formatting to be a fold-over card if you preferred additional real estate to include additional photographs or hand-written messages. Lastly, tinker with the shape of the card by customizing the cut of the border to have rounded edges, square edges, scalloped edges, or bubbled edges.
Custom Backers: There are two sides to every story and there are two sides to our reindeer Christmas cards, the front and the back! We provide options to dress up the back of your card with just as much precision as the front of your card. Select from patterned prints or include a range of personal imagery paired with festive watercolor designs.
CONTINUE YOUR REINDEER THEME THROUGHOUT
Now that you have beautifully themed Christmas cards, why not carry that same reindeer theme throughout other elements of your holiday decor. Wrap your gifts with reindeer-themed wrapping paper designed by our community of independent artists. Look for designs featuring rustic antlers, reindeers prancing, and even depictions of Rudolph and his red nose. Our luxe foil gift wrap will add some extra sparkle under the Christmas tree. While we are reviewing ideas of how to make areas around your tree shine, you may want to consider reviewing Minted’s collection of beautiful tree skirts that will catch all the pine needles. Believe it or not, we feature a design that replicates the beautiful colorings of a young fawn’s coat, think brown with white spots. Lastly, continue this festive holiday theme through to your gift tags. Minted sells hundreds of creative gift tag designs, some featuring Santa Claus and his reindeer.
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