I was scrolling through the over 7000 photos on my iPhone (apparently, I need to do some purging) when I decided to put my photos to use and make my own Christmas Cards this year.
One thing that really drew me to Minted was the fact that it is a design marketplace for independent artists from around the globe. You can not only formulate your own Holiday creations on their site using the templates of these independent artists, but you can also purchase amazing prints/pieces to decorate your home too!
I sat in front of the computer for almost 3 hours on a Sunday afternoon, designing and putting together option after option for my Christmas Cards. I couldn't get over how user friendly the site was to navigate! It was so much fun to decide on what colours to use, square or rounded corners, foil or no foil, single shot vs multi photos, colour vs black and white, white or kraft paper envelopes.....I literally could have made/ordered 25 different cards!
This was one of my photos that I experimented with in a template by Leah Bisch. It was one of my favourites.....but......maybe I'll use it next year ;)
After much deliberation, review by my QA team (ie. my Mom and Charlie), I finalized my design, hit 'order' and my confirmation email was in my Inbox. The next day, I received confirmation my order had shipped and by Wednesday (only 3 days later!!), they arrived, much to my excitement!
As I opened the box, it felt like an early Christmas gift! The high-quality paper and printing was beyond my expectations! Minted's Signature paper is thick and luxurious with a creamy cotton texture, and has been optimized for photo printing.
As per #MintedHolidayTrends, my choice to use black and white photos is a 'modern trend with an edgier vibe' and I couldn't agree more! While my cards still have a rustic feel, there is also that modern vibe through the use of B&W photos.
I can't yet share my final design as I have only began to start delivering my cards to friends and family this weekend, but check back soon to see my final work of art! Why don't you get creative this holiday season and design/make your own cards too?!