Where Did You Get Your Christmas Cards This Year?

12.06.2013

One of the pictures from our Christmas card photo shoot taken by my friend Leanna.
boots from Khol's | shirt from Loft
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My mother and I have an obsession with Shutterfly that would rival that of a crack addict. It's a serious problem. I have photo books falling out my ears in a not-quite-literal-but-still-serious way.

I usually get my Christmas cards from Shutterfly, but last year I noticed that more than a few people sent out the same style of card. If you know me in real life (or if you read this post), you know that I HATE matching. Ergo, I decided that this year I would not get cards from Shutterfly, because apparently everyone on my card list gets cards there. Not that that's a bad thing, but I wanted to see if I could find something different this time.

This year I ordered from Minted, and I am in love with our card! It's so awesome. I'll show it to you in due time, but based on the preliminary results of my survey, a good number of people who know me in real life read this blog, and I don't want to spoil the surprise. Let's just say I found something on Pinterest that I bought Jordan and I to wear for our Christmas card, and it's epic. (It's not what we're wearing in the above picture, which, while cute, is not epic.)

Minted recently launched their holiday card collection for 2013, and they have some amazing designs. Here are a few of my favorites from their holiday collection:
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If you already bought your cards for this year, be sure and keep Minted in mind for next year! Or, any occasion where you need cute, original card designs. Their site is easy to use and offers a lot of variety as far as font choice and all that. The cardstock is quality, and I'll definitely be ordering from them again.

**Also, I wanted to let you guys know that my girl Elizabeth over at Oak & Oaks is currently hosting a giveaway for $100 to spend at Minted! So head over there and enter for a chance to win. I'm not part of the giveaway or anything. Just sharing the love.

 Where did you order your Christmas cards from this year?

P.S. Stay tuned, because next week I'll post our Christmas card here for all to see!

*I did receive Minted credit for blogging about their holiday collection, but I ordered and paid for my Christmas cards myself. All opinions are my own.

33 comments:

  1. I almost went with minted this year, too! But had like $30 worth of credit at shutterfly and no photo books to make, so the cheapie in me went for shutterfly. But, I typically design my own card in photoshop and use their blank template so it's 100% unique - not the case this year, just didn't have the brainpower/time/energy/etc to make it happen. Unique-shmeek. Can't wait to see yours, even though I know of the epicness it's still going to be a surprise!

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  2. We got ours from Walgreens because they had a code for 20 free and it's within walking distance :)

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  3. I bought mine on Etsy from the same shop as last year: http://www.etsy.com/fr/shop/whimsywhimsical
    I simply LOVE her illustrations! :)

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  4. I love that picture of the two of you. It looks happy and comfortable.

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  5. Such a cute pic of you two. I'm loving that LOFT shirt too :) We are totally slacking and haven't done cards yet--- we'll likely be the last minute people printing them at Walgreens, but BOY do I love Minted!!

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  7. Had a typo so deleted to start again. While we didn't do Christmas cards I did order photo graduation announcements from tinyprints and loved them.

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  8. I seriously LOVE minted!!! I got my cards from there this year! and I am excited you are sharing the giveaway with your readers! I hope you entered as well - it is pretty epic! I wish I could win it! lol.

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  9. I love Minted! We actually got our cards from Walgreens and we love how they turned out! Plus when we got them, they were 50% off and only cost us $40 for 60 cards! Win! Can't wait to see your cards!

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  10. I haven't ever ordered picture cards, thus far I've gone the handmade route, but I do love getting picture cards in the mail! that is pretty funny if everyone starts ordering from the same company and picking out the same designs...I wouldn't like 'matching' very much either!!

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  11. Haven't ordered them yet, but will be next week (kitchen project has been keeping me busy). I will be sure to check out minted!

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  12. Ahh!! I haven't ordered them yet--but I love love love Minted!! (I am a shutterfly fan too!) But for Christmas cards--I think Minted is the way to go! That photo is so cute!

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  13. Our Christmas cards were ordered at Shutterfly. Fiance and I have started a tradition (this being our second year) of doing a recap card with 6-10 things that happened that year, and I liked the ones at Shutterfly best. They are even on our way out today!

    ~ Katy

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  14. We got ours at CVS - they were half off and ready to pick up the NEXT DAY! :) And they had a pretty cute selection. Ended up getting 80 for just under $40 so I was pretty happy (since stamps are so expensive!)

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  15. I love the choices from Minted! We ended up going with Simply To Impress because we have a 40% off coupon and just couldn't beat the price. We were very pleased with how they turned out!

    XOXO
    Chelsea
    http://www.anchorsaweighblog.com/

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  16. I was in a super-cheap mood and went with Walmart, but I still think they look great! Last year for our Save the Dates we used Simply to Impress, which has lots of great card designs for all occasions

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  17. Shutterfly fan! Plus I keep getting 10 cards for free :)! Maybe someday I'll try something new. Super excited to see your card this year.

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  18. Adorable! I can't wait to see the spicness.
    I usually end up making ours personally. This year, I don't think we are going to send any out. Maybe I'll do a little something on the blog/facebook, but mailing feels like too much effort. Lame, I know!

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  19. Ha! I just noticed it much have autocorrected. EPICNESS not Spiciness….unless it is spicy then more power to you.

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  20. I LOVE Minted. I've gotten my Christmas cards from them for the past few years. Their paper is really good quality, and their designs are great. Love 'em!

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  21. Such a nice picture of you two! Can't wait to see the cards! I also am a huge shutterfly fan and have photobooks coming out my ears! However, I didn't want to have the same cards everyone else does and I didn't want to pay very much. So I actually made my own 5x7 design on PicMonkey and then ordered them through Sam's Club for 34 cents a piece! I have a picture of ours on my blog :)

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  22. I usually do Shutterfly, but this year I found a great discount at Minted and decided to give them a try. I love how they turned out. Can't wait to see your card!!!! :)

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  23. Jon xnayed holiday cards this year and I was crushed. I have 12 months to wear him down for holiday 2014 though...

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  24. I bought ours from Tiny Prints- they turned out super cute!

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  25. I feel the same way about Shutterfly! I love the site, but I want my cards to be unique. I've actually been considering designing my own Save the Dates and printing them like photos at a Wal-Mart or something, but we'll see if I can create anything I like first!

    P.S. - I'm excited to see the epicness that is your outfits. ;)

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  26. I got mine from Shutterfly this year, but I have done Minted in the past. Minted is by far my favorite, I just couldn't afford the price tag this year!

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  27. That picture is too cute! I can't wait to see the epic one. I know you will not disappoint! haha! :)

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  28. I ordered our cards through Shutterfly this year, and I'm not terribly impressed with the quality. We usually get them through Walgreens. Actually, I ended up ordering back-up cards through Walgreens just in case I didn't have enough this year too. Maybe we'll try Minted next year!

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  29. I did Shutterfly. But I tried to choose a kinda obscure card template. Then if anyone copies me, it just means we're kindred spirits.

    I do love Minted and checked out their options. But the emails and discounts from Shutterfly totally pulled me in the count! 50% off? Free shipping? I NEED cards and mugs and photo books and everything else on the website!

    -Amy

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  30. I must be so lame since I send the old fashioned cards. I don't do the picture cards. That may change when I have kids but not now. I did take a good pic of the pup though that I may use next year.

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  31. this year i was thinking to only send out E-cards to all my beloved ones. i found a great website where you can easily upload your pictures and add some greetings to then send out to friends&family
    https://www.christmasstories.smart.com/en/ie/
    I hope you like the link,
    Karen xx

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  32. I usually order from Snapfish...they were having a 60% off deal when I ordered :) Great picture of you two by the way!

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