My Love Affair with Christmas Cards
Sometimes the festivities of the holiday season are a little too much for me, but one thing that I do love is sending and receiving Christmas cards.
Although some have opted to forego this holiday tradition, I still follow it with zeal. I consider it an important way to connect with those that you know during this special time of the year, to let them know that you are thinking of them, and share a little of what is going on in your life.
Reach Out and Touch Them At Least Once a Year
For some family members, friends, and business associates, the exchanging of holiday cards may be the only form of communication that you have with them throughout the year. I enjoy taking advantage of this opportunity to stay in touch.
Another aspect that I love about sending holiday cards is the opportunity to express creativity. I used to send boxed cards and once in a while, I still do, but with today’s technology, there are countless opportunities to express yourself in more customized ways. You can design your own card and use your own photos. Each year, I find it exciting to design our Christmas card that expresses something about us or that we want to say.
Unless you have an endless holiday budget, it may not be possible to buy gifts for everyone that you know. But another thing that I love about Christmas cards is that they are a relatively inexpensive way to wish them the season’s best.
Creative Holiday Card Options from Global Independent Designers
If you are like me and look for unique and creative holiday cards to send each year, I want to share a website that I learned about recently. Minted.com is a website that offers paper goods, including cards, invitations, announcements, journals, art prints and party decor.
What’s unique about Minted.com is that their designs are crowd-sourced from independent artists around the globe. They only feature the best designs, which ensures that you will have access to products that are distinctive and high quality.
Collaborate with Independent Designers to Create the Perfect Christmas Card
If you’re a fan of Christmas photo cards, but demand major style, Minted.com has some excellent selections in their 2013 holiday card collection to choose from. With over 600+ designs from global designers, you will find the perfect card to suit your family’s style. Mix it up this year by choosing a Minibook™ card or ornament card.
When you personalize a holiday photo card from Minted.com, you are essentially “collaborating” with an independent designer to create a design that is all you. Or if photos are not your thing, you may like one of their 400+ non-photo holiday cards instead.
Sending season’s greetings to your business associates? Keep it professional, but personalized with Minted.com’s selection of business/corporate holiday cards. If you prefer to say “Happy New Year!” instead of “Happy Holidays!”, you may consider Minted.com’s assortment of 500+ New Year’s photo card designs.
Short on time and patience? Minted.com makes ordering your holiday cards quick and easy with their Find It Fast ™ feature that allows you to try your photo in multiple holiday cards at once. Minted Address Assistant™ saves you time by providing Minted.com with the information to print your recipient addresses on your holiday cards for FREE. Running late this year? Minted Express Service accommodates your rush by allowing you to skip your proof, get $10 off and receive your cards 2 days faster.
Support Artistic Design as You Send Season’s Greetings
If you believe in supporting independent artists and want to celebrate and spread the news about their work, ordering from Minted.com is a great way to do so. Interested in submitting your own designs for consideration? Check out their current Design Challenges where you submit a design, Minted.com fans vote, and Minted.com sells the winning designs.