10 Days of Giveaways: Day 4 (Minted)

I love love love holiday cards. Each holiday season, I look forward to receiving Christmas cards from our family and friends all over the world. We won’t see some of our closest friends for a year or so, as military life simultaneously binds us and creates distance, so it’s fun to see how much everyone’s families have changed since we last saw them. On our entryway table, I’ll prop up the Christmas cards we receive, and always look forward to sending ours out, too.


This year, Minted kindly offered to do our family’s cards, which was great timing, as we’d booked photos with Jacquelynn Buck here in Tucson. If you’re in Tucson and looking for a photographer, I can’t recommend her enough. She does gorgeous work, got my sometimes poker-faced little lovebug to smile (at a camera!), and works quickly, which is importante when you have a little one. (She didn’t give me a discount or anything because I have a blog. She’s truly amazing and I just wanted to spread the word.)

We ordered some photos and a canvas from her, and used her photos for our Christmas card, courtesy of Minted.


They have so many beautiful options, I had a hard time deciding! In the end, we went with this “Merry and Bright” theme with rounded corners.

Merry and bright

I can’t wait for them to arrive!

Minted also offered to participate in our 10 days of giveaways with an awesome prize: two winners will each receive a $100 credit to their site. They make gorgeous holiday cards in addition to unique gifts like personalized stationary, decor, art prints, calendars and journals. If you’re gift shopping at Minted, you can use the code “HOLLY” to get 15% off holiday card orders of $150+ (10% off orders $100+) through today.

Here’s how to enter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The winners will be announced in Sunday morning’s post. You have until Saturday night at midnight to enter <3







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  1. Rachel on December 6, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    I just love spending time with family, opening presents together, and catching up 🙂

  2. Stephanie on December 6, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    My favorite holiday memory is waking up in the middle of the night to sneak downstairs to peek at the presents Santa left 🙂

  3. Phoebe on December 6, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    My favourite holiday moment is putting up the Christmas tree with my family!

  4. Sara on December 6, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    We always open presents one at a time. It takes forever, but its so much fun to be able to savor all the gifts.

  5. Elise on December 6, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    We have dinner, then tell the Christmas story, and then sing carols and open presents by the tree. And then sip hot tea by the fire before bed.

  6. Kristen on December 6, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    I have to watch ELF and Charlie Brown’s Christmas! It’s not Christmas without them!

  7. Tera on December 6, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning… The best!

  8. Katie on December 6, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Watching ELF & drinking hot chocolate!

  9. Karen H on December 6, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    I love watching White Christmas! My favorite holiday movie.

  10. Hayley on December 6, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Watching all my favourite holiday movies with family and friends 🙂

  11. Maggie on December 6, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Even though most of the movie doesn’t take place during Christmas– Meet me in St. Louis has always been a holiday favorite of mine. Can’t beat Judy Garland!

    • Fitnessista on December 6, 2013 at 4:29 pm

      my favorite too!!!!!!!

  12. Jess on December 6, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    I love taking my kids to see the Christmas lights. And watching them wake up Christmas morning!

  13. Michelle on December 6, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    A funny holiday memory was when my little brother and I decided to buy a Christmas tree on Christmas Eve night, but when we got to the lot, they were closed. So we debated for a minute and decided to just take one (there weren’t any fences or anything). So we loaded one into the back of our truck and just as we were getting in to drive off, a light turned on inside the mobile trailer office. We panicked and took off, only to drive over one of the Christmas Tree holders, which popped one of our tires. I’ve never known Karma to be so quick! But we still laugh about it to this day.

  14. Erin on December 6, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    The first Christmas I can remember, my dad built a snowman for me to play with. I was so scared of it I just cried and cried. The photos are hilarious to look at now. 🙂

  15. Mindy on December 6, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    I need to take some Christmas card photos this weekend…so far behind! My sister and I still remember talking on our Barbie walkie talkies about what santa would bring us.

  16. Michelle on December 6, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Picking out my Christmas cards each year is one of my favorite things to do! And I love minted.com…I would be thrilled to get a gift card!

  17. Lauren S on December 6, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    My favorite holiday memory was attending Christmas Eve mass with my family and going back to Gma’s to enjoy more family time!

  18. Jessica on December 6, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    We just started a tradition last year of having cinnamon rolls/coffee on Christmas morning while wearing our flannel PJ’s and relaxing before digging into all of our presents. It helps to prolong all the Christmas awesomeness and it’s prettttty delicious! This is our last Christmas as just me & my husband (our first is expected in February!) so I’m excited to start this tradition with our son next Christmas!

  19. Jillian Kelly on December 6, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    I totally forgot minted. offers business cards! I need more “Hey, you met me!” cards.

  20. stacey on December 6, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    I love ordering cards every year it is my favorite Christmas tradition.

  21. Maria@TheBrooklynFig on December 6, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Watching Elf!

  22. Kimberly on December 6, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    I love eating popcorn and drinking hot chocolate with my family on Christmas Eve!

  23. Cori @ olivetorun on December 6, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Decorating for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving… beats black friday shopping ANY year.

  24. Nicole F. on December 6, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    One Christmas, my grandmother went to the “bubble shop” and got all done up. With a hefty amount of hairspray in her hair, she leaned over a candle to get a cookie and her part of her hair lit right up. Anddd then my Aunt put it out with a glass of wine. Crazy at the time, but we laugh now : )

  25. Ashlee on December 6, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Last year, my 3 year old niece opened up a toy and exclaimed, “I’ve been wanting this my whole life!” So precious!

  26. Marianna on December 6, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Funny story – one year when I was really little, my uncle’s pet monkey escaped his cage and ran into the Christmas tree and proceeded to throw all of the ornaments at anyone who tried to rescue him 🙂

  27. sarah on December 6, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Minted did my save the date cards and I loved them!!!

  28. Sarah on December 6, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Love all of their products. I really need some thank you cards

  29. Holly on December 6, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    This will be my husband & I’s first Christmas together…I’m so excited to make new memories together! 🙂

  30. Heather A. on December 6, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    My favorite part of the holidays are playing board games. Its the one time of the year my family is together to do that and its always so much fun 🙂

  31. Anu on December 6, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    We are new parents and are looking forward to fostering happy holiday memories with her!

  32. Mary Anne on December 6, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    My favorite part is the moment the kids run into the living room and see their faces of what Santa left!!

  33. Beth on December 6, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    My favorite part is having a quiet Christmas morning with my husband, two cups of coffee, and our two dogs. We get to relax and enjoy each other’s company before rushing off to see our families.

  34. Amanda on December 6, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Ever since I was very young, I’ve act as “Santa” one Christmas morning and hand out gifts one at a time. Now I am in my late twenties and still act as the gift giver on Christmas morning 🙂

  35. Ashleigh Poppel on December 7, 2013 at 4:19 am

    This will be our first Christmas as new parents. I’m very excited to start new holiday traditions as a family of 3!

  36. Lauren on December 7, 2013 at 7:22 am

    My favorite holiday tradition is watching Christmas movies with family and picking out and decorating the tree! I also enjoy watching friends and family open presents that I got for them 🙂

  37. Nour on December 7, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Christmas Eve with my big family! Dinner, gift opening, dessert, and chaos!

  38. gerrie on December 7, 2013 at 7:49 am

    christmas decorations, carollers, music, and the smile + happiness on people’s faces…

  39. Shawn @ Fruity 'N' Nutty on December 7, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Decorating the Christmas tree is always a lot of fun!

  40. Meagan on December 7, 2013 at 9:22 am

    I love decorating the tree, watching my favorite Christmas movies, and going for walks to look at fabulous lights!

  41. Rachael on December 7, 2013 at 9:35 am

    I love the tradition of baking Christmas Cookies and listening to holiday music with my Mom!

  42. lisa on December 7, 2013 at 9:40 am

    My favorite memory was waiting for my mom to bring my little sister home on Christmas day. I was seven.

  43. Mariah on December 7, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Being with my family, looking at Christmas lights, listening to Christmas carols, seeing my family open their gifts.

  44. Stephanie on December 7, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Going to church and a fancy restaurant on Christmas Eve.

  45. Megan (The Lyons' Share) on December 7, 2013 at 11:30 am

    My favorite moment is sitting around the fire on Christmas Eve, drinking hot chocolate, opening one present each, and chatting with my family!

  46. Kelly Michelle on December 7, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    My favorite is spending the holidays with my family and then going shopping with my Mom the day after Christmas. The tradition started because one year we went and then we were snowed in for a week straight after that.

  47. Lyndsey on December 7, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    When I was younger, trying to stay up to see santa!

  48. Liz on December 7, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    My favorite moment is decorating the tree with Christmas Vacation playing in the background.

  49. Meredith T. on December 7, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    I love putting the tree up as a family!

  50. Andrea on December 7, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Favourite holiday memory is getting engaged on xmas eve!

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