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5 Reasons to Order Holiday Cards

5 Reasons to Order Holiday Cards

The holidays are a special time of year to connect with family and friends. Even if you don’t live close to everyone that has a special place in your heart, the holidays are a great opportunity to send out Christmas cards and family updates. Our family usually sends out a holiday photo card and we also love displaying all the cards we receive. It’s convenient and easy to order Minted Holiday Cards. Here are 5 reasons why it’s valuable to order annual Christmas cards.

It's easy to personalize Christmas cards from Minted

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Family photos will become timeless treasures

To order family Christmas cards you need to have a recent family photo on hand. Annual family photos are a wonderful way to capture each year of your family life, including each adorable (or awkward) stage your kids experience. Some families have fun with photoshoots and coordinate with a theme or dress up for comical family photos. You can generally find a photographer to accommodate any style you have in mind, from classic to whimsical to vintage and everything in between. You will cherish the family photos you have of your young children when they are much older.

Reasons why you should order holiday cards

Kids learn the value of making memories

Holiday traditions are filled with making and capturing memories. In a world with lots of hustle and bustle, it’s important to slow down and enjoy the moments. When you take the time to plan family photos and order your holiday cards, you teach your kids that preserving memories is important. When you receive your cards, you get a chance to share those memories with others!

Extended family members love seeing updates

I love receiving cards from our extended family and seeing how much everyone’s kids have grown. We make a Christmas card collage and display it though the holiday season. If you include a letter with your Christmas cards, you can share your family updates and accomplishments from the year. Kids are always learning, growing and trying new activities. Aunts, uncles and grandparents love receiving your family updates, especially if they don’t get to see all the accomplishments first hand.

Minted Holiday Ornament Cards

It’s easy to order personalized holiday cards

It’s so simple to order holiday cards from minted.com once you have your photos ready. Minted offers all sorts of customized printing services including Christmas cards, baby shower invites, wedding announcements and even wall art! You can choose from many holiday card styles that are designed by talented artists from all over the world.

Minted’s holiday card styles can display several photos, a single photo or no photo at all. You can also customize your card’s accent colors, paper type, die-cut shape and more! The user interface is simple, allowing you to customize the important elements of your card without overwhelming you with options.

Choose from hundreds of Minted holiday card styles

To customize your Minted holiday card, begin by choosing a style and uploading your family photo. Some of the full-photo card styles are overlaid with shimmery foil-pressed lettering. The foil detailing stands out and shines when you look at the card from different angles.

One neat Minted website feature allows you to preview a photo you’ve already uploaded in all of the Minted card styles, making it easier to choose a holiday card layout that will work best. You can crop and adjust your photo, choose from several card accent colors, and select from different colors of foil detailing (if applicable), different die cut shapes, and paper quality and weight. Just add envelopes, optional stamps and optional return addressing and you are ready to check out!

Minted Holiday Photo Ornament Cards

Minted will even send you a digital proof of your card before they print your order. You can make sure everything looks just how you expected before production starts.

Overall, I love the ease of ordering our Foil-Pressed Holiday Cards from Minted. I usually keep a few cards each year as keepsakes and we give the rest out to our friends and family.

Foil-Pressed Holiday Ornament Cards from Minted

Sharing cards helps build community

Giving Christmas cards to your friends and family and receiving some in return is a great way to build community. When we send annual holiday cards, we teach our kids the importance of keeping in touch with family that doesn’t live close by. Instead of just thinking about their Christmas wish list, my kids learn the value of thinking about loved ones during the holidays.

Minted made it very easy for us to customize and order our family’s holiday cards. We even got a few foil-pressed ornament cards. Each Minted card is designed by an independent artist and is printed with careful attention to the smallest detail. Both of our card styles came with foil-pressed accents that shimmer in the light. I am impressed with the printing quality that seamlessly integrates a family photo into each artistic card design.

Gorgeous personalized holiday card keepsakes from Minted

There’s lots of great reasons to order holiday cards! The only question is, which holiday card style will you choose for your family?

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Great reasons & such a lovely post!

Erica D Ardali

Might not be in the budget for this year but I am planning ahead for next year!


I really liked the way you used your family photograph as Christmas tree ornament. We don’t really do holiday cards, in fact, we rarely do any physical cards…but, I think it’s the same case as with digital & physical books for book lovers.
– Nandita

Saniya Puri

I have never tried Holiday cards so far but your post really inspires me to do so. I loved all of them. Thanks

Khushboo Motihar

We as a family don’t have a tradition to use and gift holiday cards as such. We would love to try ordering Foil-Pressed Holiday Cards this year. Looks too pretty.

Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs

These look beautiful! I love the hanging photo ornament. I must make a start on my cards and get them posted! 🙂


I love your cards! Being able to customize them so easily is such a great thing. Also, the using the cards as an ornament thing is a wonderful idea I’m going to steal.


Your post comes just in time. We haven’t sent out holiday cards in more years than I can remember. But last night, my husband said we should this year because we moved across the continent and it would be nice to let those old friends know we still think of them. Now coming across your thoughtful and beautiful post… you’ve got me convinced.


I can’t agree more, sending Christmas cards is so warm and charming. Thanks a lot for sharing.


Diana Tidswell
Diana Tidswell

A handy memory is still so good. You don’t have worries in accidentally delete moments. Nice blog.

Surekha Busa
Surekha Busa

Well that’s really are reason why we should still appreciate having holiday cards. Everything that comes out in handy is still the best.


Super cute holiday card. I have to get mine done this week.


Waiting on my photo holiday cards to be delivered. It does make for a special memory.


great idea to make your cards into ornaments so they’ll be keepsakes vs thrown away at end of season.

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