Disclosure: I received a set of holiday cards from Minted. No additional compensation was received. All words and opinions are my own. 

One of my favorite annual projects is selecting our family’s photo Christmas card. I pour over catalogs and websites to find the perfect design that coordinates with our family photographs, personal style and sentiments. For the second year in a row, we are going with Minted.  

The holiday card designs at Minted really knock me off my winter-warm socks. They are fresh, modern, original and complement family photography, whether your photos were captured by a pro or your phone.

Collage Options 

I like how Minted lets you customize card designs with your ideal number of photos. If you like choosing individual shots of your children, for instance, you can choose as many photo slots as you have kids. Or you can create a completely original mosaic of your family photos.


Religious Themes & Sentiment Selections 

You can select a sentiment that reflects your family’s faith.  Choose Hannukah, Diwali, Christmas, New Year, new baby holiday cards, holiday new address/moving announcements, and every version of “happy holidays” that you can think of (and some very new, cool expressions, too.)

Foil Stamped 

I like Minted’s new-this-year foil pressed holiday cards. Your holiday words will truly shine atop your photography, providing a show-stopping look.


Ornament Cards

Turn your card into a mini-gift with ornament card shapes that recipients can hang directly on their trees. Each card contains a lovely linen ribbon.

Coupon Codes

Minted offers a variety of ever-changing coupon codes for holiday cards. The current deal, good through Monday November 11, is $25 off + Free Shipping all holiday cards with the code: JOY25FS. You can purchase your cards at any time and upload your photos later, which is perfect if you plan on snapping the gang when they are wearing their Thanksgiving best, 

These ten years we have sent photo Christmas cards, beginning that first Christmas when Charlie was a baby, I have found the best deals the earlier I order. I also like not paying for expedited shipping and having plenty of time to address the cards as a family. Although I am not feeling ready for the holidays, getting the cards out of the way helps me calm down!

Professional photography by Marian Lozano. All rights reserved.