The Value of Holiday Cards

For me, celebrating the holidays without holiday cards is like having a birthday party without sending invitations. Each year when I unpack the ornaments I also unpack a box of holiday cards that have been sent to our family over the years. After the tree is trimmed and the mantle just so, I like to sit down on the couch under my favourite blanket and look through the cards. It’s an emotional moment reading the handwritten notes from loved ones passed on, noting that this year I won’t be opening a card from them. There’s always a twinge of sadness and reflection. The photo cards are my favourite to look through. I enjoy seeing how the faces of children have changed over the years and the addition of new ones to a family – sometimes these are furry and have floppy ears. Time is passing but the cards serve as a reminder of many joyous memories and the wonderful people who have shaped my life.

For several years I have purchased my holiday cards from Minted, a community of independent artists and designers from 43 countries, and every time I am impressed by the quality of the final product. I fell down the Minted rabbit-hole again this year! I have arranged my favourites using the same themes from Wrap It Up: Holiday Wrapping For Every Taste. Help me decide which card to choose!

Traditional Christmas Morning


Glamourous Good Tidings 


Country Chic



Canadian Cabin in The Woods



Christmas With The Kids



This was my holiday card from last year. Follow us Instagram or sign-up to receive our monthly newsletter Plenty More to see what card from Minted I choose for Holiday 2015!


Minted often has promo codes (sign up to receive these directly to your inbox) often so you can take advantage of discounts.  Their “Buy Now, Personalize Later” is a great way to take advantage of time sensitive sales – simply buy your product, paying with the discount code and return to the site when you have the time to personalize it.



Full Disclosure:

Minted has generously given me a credit towards my cards but I had every intention of ordering from them again this year – even without the credit.  The product is that good!

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