Saturday, December 14, 2013

Minted: Spread the love

I love Christmas cards.  Ever since I was a little kid I can remember running to the mailbox after school to see whose had arrived that day.  Bonus, if they included a letter where I could either be insanely jealous of some vacation they had taken or chuckle over the absurdity of the letter's contents.  When photo cards started becoming popular, that was even better.  So maybe I have an unhealthy obsession with other peoples lives.  It's probably why I like reading so much. 

Picking out Christmas cards is the hardest part of the process.  Sometimes, even harder than picking out the pictures that will be in my card.  Have you guys ever used Minted before? I've admired a few of their cards before.  But man, looking at their Christmas cards, I'd really have a hard time picking one out. 

I mean, this is SO FREAKING ADORABLE (with the children provided, maybe I could steal them for my card...).  If I had taken my child to get pictures done or, erm family pictures this would be so stinkin' cute.  I love that Minted uses different designers so there is so much variety!

We believe that great design lives and thrives in the hands of indie designers that people may not have access to through traditional retailers. Our goal is to use technology to allow our community to discover the work of great designers from all over the world. And at the same time, create a place where designers can get exposure and build their careers. - from their website

It makes it so much easier for me to find unique cards in one spot.

This would be really cute too, if we had done professional photos.  Next year, they are on the to-do list.  Like I bought a Black Friday deal from a photographer so it WILL HAPPEN.
And how ADORABLE IS THIS?? And don't you always wish you had another use for the photo cards? Brilliant!

I've seen their stationary before via other people who have it and since I did say a goal of mine was to write more letters this year, I am in need of some new PRETTY stationary.

Like this one.  Pretty simple but still pretty.

Or this one.  I love the unique shape!

I'm pretty sure I've mentioned here before that I'm an office supply junkie.  That includes paper product of all sorts.

Like, I haven't written in a paper journal in years, but I kind of want to buy this, just because it's pretty.

Okay, I could probably find a better word than pretty.  But pretty is what is in my head, and is what I'm currently looking for.  If you are also in the mood for pretty unique paper products, I highly recommend you check them out as an alternative source.

Do you enjoy paper products? Do you collect stationary? Journals? Pens? Have you used Minted before?

Disclaimer: I was provided with credit for providing this review but the opinions are uniquely mine.

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