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.
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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
There’s lots of great reasons to order holiday cards! The only question is, which holiday card style will you choose for your family?
Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.