Friday, November 07, 2014

Personalised Christmas Cards - My Favourite Designs ♥

I think it's clear from looking at my blog just how much I love taking pictures. I always have my camera at hand when I go out on walks and little adventures with my son, I love capturing memories and I love sharing them with the world. Another thing I love are personalised gifts and cards having been a snail mailer for years and this Christmas I was searching for ways to share two things I love - photography and the personal touch to show our loved ones and friends that we're thinking of them during the festive season. 

I've come across some gorgeous Christmas photo cards in a wide range of designs that can be personalised how I would like them to be. I love the idea of sending out cards with an image I've taken myself and a personalised message as I think these turn into keepsakes rather than just being discarded once the Christmas decorations are being put away. Also, as my father and Jacek's parents live in different countries and don't get to see Tyler Lee very often I think they appreciate getting photos of him that they can hold onto and what better way of sharing some festive photos of him then in a sentimental Christmas card?!

I've been putting together a few options on the Minted site and there are so many lovely designs to choose from and ones to suit all tastes too. The cards are also available in a folded or flat card option as well as various colours for the script and your message on the card. My favourites from the site are the three options pictured below. 

 This is the Hap-Happiest Time Holiday Photo card option. I love how festive it looks and the font on the message. I think I'd have to take a more festive looking photo for the card though!

 This is an Aglow Christmas Photo card, I love how simple it is and how it focuses on the 'Merry Christmas' message and the photo featured.


I also love this Calm-ish and Bright Holiday Photo card, I think it's a bit of fun as we all have halos. It'd be such a lovely card option if we had two or three children to act as the little angels.

I also love that Minted offers holiday postcards. Jacek and I both collect postcards and want postcards to be the invites for our wedding so having the option of a Christmas postcard to send to family and friends is such a fun concept to us. My favourite design is the Wish Banner holiday postcard as I think it really sums up the spirit of the festive season.
I'm so glad I came across this site. The prices for card and postcard sets are so reasonable, ideal for someone like me who is preparing for Christmas on a budget. Minted has a card for every occasion as well as a wide range of gifts, stationary and party decor that can all be personalised to show the people you love most just how much you care about them on their special day, whatever the occasion may be. I shall definitely be making a purchase and I think personalised, heartfelt and thoughtful is the perfect theme for our Christmas cards this year.

Which card is your favourite option from the three above or do you prefer the holiday postcard option?

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41 comments

  1. I have to start thinking about my cards soon. I like to send them out early!

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  2. Omg I need to start thinking about this as well!!! Swear the holiday season came outta nowhere this year ;-)

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  3. I love Minted that's who we use every year. Which one are you leaning towards? I like the hay one.

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    1. Great to know you use them every year! I love them all, it's so hard to choose. I like the hay one too but I'll have to get some festive photographs taken for the cards :)

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  4. we are always late on this. thanks for the reminder and ideas..

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  5. I love personalised cards, I draw all of my own which takes a while but this sounds like a great way of doing it! I'd not heard of Minted before.

    Jenn

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    1. That sounds amazing Jenn, I wish I could be as creative as you! :)

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  6. I Love Them ALL You Have A Beautiful Family!!

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  7. They are all great. Thanks for the reminder I need to figure out what I want to do this year.

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  8. I told my hubby we should send photo holiday cards this year. These look great. I like the Aglow Christmas Photo card.

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  9. Love all of those! Personalized cards are the BEST!

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  10. All is calm-ish...now that's funny! And super accurate, too.

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  11. I love this time of the year. Cna't wait to start receiving cards!

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  12. These look so great. I will have to make mine and get them in the mail soon.

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  13. I'm never good at making choices. I take forever to decide on things. Good luck; it's a hard call!

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  14. Planning a shoot for our family's personalized cards. So excited for it!

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  15. You just reminded me what I need to do next week! I love the last one, so cute.

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  16. lovely designs! i think i like the first one best out of all of them. :)

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  17. Great holiday cards! I love sending personalized cards myself.

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  18. This cards would be more meaningful tokens. It's personalized and would be really appreciated.

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  19. I love Christmas cards, I would l have a hard time choosing, they all look so beautiful and fun and festive! I have usually purchased my cards online every year, well for review, but this year no reviews for them so we will see what I come up with!

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  20. Minted is awesome and I love the personalised Christmas cards. I love your Calm-ish and Bright photo card. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. I need to start working on my cards. I like the one with the halos best but your family photos just make them all pop!

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  22. We don't usually send out Christmas cards but I love getting them from others and seeing their beautiful families.

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  23. love the christmas card! They are simple yet beautiful

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  24. I'm pretty terrible about sending out Christmas cards... I admire people that do it every year lol <3

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  25. I love anything personalized. Those are really pretty.

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  26. If you have the talent for taking photos, click away :)
    Christmas photo cards are always great to go with any gifts for Christmas. We usually send ours to relatives that we haven't seen in a while. I must say that you have an eye for it and putting your photos on these Christmas photo cards is an awesome idea. Lovely family, by the way.

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  27. Giving out Christmas cards is a great idea if you don't know what material things to give to people you love and appreciate. That's a good reference site. For sure I'll check it later. :)

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  28. We always send out personalized Christmas cards too. I think they're the best way to go.

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  29. We always send out photo Christmas cards. I can't wait to get started on ours this year. I love the halo's. Super cute idea!

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  30. I think personalised cards carry more meaning and personal touch than other cards, love the one tyler lee is sitting on the hay.

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  31. Personalized cards, such as the ones you've featured, make the best kind of cards!

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  32. I always order personalized cards online. And more than that, I am fond of collecting other items with photos or quotes too. I guess now is the perfect time to order them. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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  33. I have to agree, Calm-ish & Bright is the best! I never print photo cards like this, but I so need to get that one. I already know which photo of my kids to use too! LOL

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  34. I like the first option! It's more Christmas-y, as far as I'm concerned. The photo is super cute too, which really helps make my mind up :P
    I love vistaprint for things like this, as I always end up with freebies sent and things like that. Their pricing isn't bad and the shipping is very fast as well. Will have to check out the two options!

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  35. Personalized photo cards are the best. I love sending and receiving them!

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  36. These are all such perfect Christmas cards! I love the idea of making one of your own and personalizing it!

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  37. The one with the halos is my FAVORITE! What a cute collection.

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  38. These cards are so adorable! I'll definitely have to think about them for next year.

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