Minted Holiday Cards + Giveaway

It’s that time of year again! I love Christmas card season!!! I’m a last minute person with almost everything, and although I start scrolling through beautiful holiday cards at Minted on November first every year, it usually takes me up until the very week of Christmas to have our cards in hand and ready to send out. Run, run, Rudolph!!

This year we are teaming up again with our amazing friends at Minted to giveaway a $250 credit for holiday cards!!! It’s never too late friends, their selection of New Year cards are SO amazing & would be such a fun way to send some holiday cheer!

This year we went with a traditional Merry Christmas message, but did a fun shape & I am attaching little bakers twine knots to them! And if you get one in the mail from us that is covered in crayon drawings of Christmas trees or stick people (with beards), that’s just Harper’s way of saying hello! πŸ˜‰

Enter by leaving a comment below telling us what cards you would send, some belated Christmas cards, New Years or maybe even Valentine’s?! I love sending fun snail mail in February! Winner will be announced on my Instagram @jlgarvin tomorrow at 12pm EST.

Five more sleeps til Christmas! XO

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  1. I would definitly send Valentines Day cards! I love sending unexpected mail, especially celebrating a day of LOVE! The shape you chose is fantastic!

  2. I’m actually starting to think about my son’s first birthday and have been thinking about splurging on minted invites. There is a cactus print one that I’m thinking might fit his “first fiesta” theme perfectly. There’s something about stationary and sending snail mail that I just love!!

  3. I love sending and receiving snail mail! I would send out Valentine’s Day cards because you can never tell people you love them too much!

  4. Hooray! We are expecting our first little lady any day now so I am totally thinking of New Year cards to go along with the announcement of our Ellie Mac! New Year, New Heu! (from the Heustess Family πŸ€—)

  5. I’d love to send New Years or Burth announcement for my son, born 11/29. Minted is the best – have used them for my wedding invitations and daughter’s birth announcement!

  6. I usually send out a New Year’s card. I can’t seem to get a Christmas card sent prior to Christmas since having children. I function much better after the holidays. Love your choice of card, font, & bakers twine!! Happy Holidays!

  7. I love the idea of valentines cards! An old coworker of mine always did them and I so looked toward to getting a surprise holiday card in February πŸ˜€β€οΈ

  8. Gorgeous cards and family! I would send a moving announcement card as my husband and I just purchased our 1st home! I’ve already stalked some of Minted’s designs and they are so sweet and beautiful. Merry Christmas!

  9. I was just on Minted’s site all last night looking through some New Year’s cards. We had a sweet little baby girl (Phoebe) 2.5 weeks ago and last Saturday had some photos taken of our new family of four. New Year’s cards would be a perfect way to introduce our new addition to the family! IG profile: @erikasjoy

  10. Love it! I ordered my Christmas cards from Monted as well, but would love to use the credit for birth announcements when I have my third baby coming up!

  11. Love minted! Just moved into a new home so would send new address/New Year’s cards to friends and family or wait for baby #2 due in Feb. and send out announcements πŸ‘πŸΌ

  12. I’d LOVE to send Valentine’s cards this year! It’s something I’ve always wanted to do but never pulled the trigger on. I have a 2 year old girl, and a 5 year old boy so coming up with a photo shoot for that would be so fun!

    : ) Maggie

  13. I would send Valentines cards! I love Valentines even though my husband and I hardly ever celebrate. I still love sending Valentines and now I love it even more because my daughter was born the day before. The more celebrations the better πŸŽ‰πŸŽ€πŸ’˜πŸŽ

  14. What a fantastic giveaway!! I LOVE Christmas cards and love sending them but due to our financial situation this Christmas, we are unable to spend the money to send cards. I would absolutely send out last minute Christmas cards, or maybe New Years cards! It would make this mamas heart so happy!

  15. Ours would be New Years cards since we just got married and are waiting for our wedding pictures to use on our cards! Yours are beautiful! Merry Christmas Y’all! πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸΌβ€οΈ

  16. I would send Valentine’s Day Cards to everyone. Valentine’s Day is usually a day spent with your significant other, but why not switch things up a bit and send your family and friends Valentines Day cards to let them know that you love them and you’re thinking about them, even after that holidays. It can be a new tradition, rather than sending holiday cards once a year around Christmas time.

    And here’s another thought, Easter/Spring Cards are nice especially with a pop of color or a floral design.

  17. This year we did a 2-for-1 wedding thank you/Christmas card combo (from minted!)… but I would love an excuse to send out more of our beautiful photos to family during the dreary winter months!

  18. I already sent my Christmas cards this year but if I won the giveaway I would gift it to my brother and sister-in-law for a Valentine’s Day card. Long story long, they sadly had a miscarriage the week before Thanksgiving and we did family pictures the Sunday after and they didn’t share with us until a few days later they had a miscarriage. So they chose not to send Christmas cards this year because of the painful memory of the miscarriage around the time of the family photos. They mentioned a Valentine’s Day card the other day which I think is a great fun way to add some joy into other months of the year. #mintedgiveaway πŸ™‚

  19. Hi Jessica! I would totally order some belated Christmas cards if I won since I totally #momfailed and never got around to ordering them this year! So sad!!! Thanks for the chance to win! Wishing your family a very merry Christmas!

  20. I have personalized valentines printed for my kids to hand out every year, this would come in super handy for that! πŸ™‚ Love your cards & the colors are so beautiful!

  21. We JUST moved into a new home last week and I have not gotten my act together to send out Christmas cards. I would love to send out New Year New Home cards to give all loved ones our new address while wishing a Happy New Year! πŸ™‚

  22. I love the selection at minted! I would probably choose to wait and send some darling little Valentines to friends and family πŸ™‚

  23. Definitely Valentine’s Day cards!!! πŸ™‚ I have never ordered from minted before but I’m always in awe of all their stuff! We have a baby girl-3 months old and I have the perfect valentines picture idea with her and big brother ❀️️ Would love to win!

  24. I’ve already ordered our holiday cards, but man, this gift card would sure come in handy for birth announcements for baby #4 that was born December 1! Our third girl, Miss Adelaide!

  25. I was just recently (December 9th) married; therefore, I’d LOVE to send out New Years Cards with my sweet husbands’ last name! I’ve already got my eye on a few designs.

  26. We just sent out our (Minted) holiday cards! So many cute Valentine designs to choose from – jumbo hearts, double the love & happy heart πŸ™‚

  27. I’m already planning my babies SECOND (I have a love-hate relationship with time) birthday party, so I would get birthday cards to send out to family and friends.

  28. I would LOVE to win this! We are expecting our third little one the first week of January so hoping to send some New Years / birth announcements this year instead of Christmas cards! : ) These are gorgeous! Thank you!

  29. Your Christmas card is so cute! That is so nice of them to fix the name on it quickly!
    I would actually use this giveaway toward my save the dates this February! My fiancΓ©e and I love minted and are planning on doing our save the dates through them anyway, so this would mean so much to us!

  30. I would love to send some New Years cards! My husband has family out of state who haven’t met our kids and I took this horrendous photo of my 3 and 1.5 year old “smiling” in the way only kids can force a smile that I want to send with the caption “here’s to hoping 2017 is better than 2016!”

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  31. I’m so bad with dates. Every year I tell myself to get a head start. But I always get bogged down with work. I did manage to decorate the house the first weekend in Dec. I just couldn’t get fit in a photo shoot and order Christmas cards. I love Minted. I would totally to a new year card. My son turns 3 so it’s perfect!

    BWT love your feed. Your pix are so delightful!

    Happy Holidays!

  32. I would totally love to send Valentines cards! How fun and unexpected! These are gorgeous! I’m always late too! There are so many choices I can never narrow it down!

  33. Your cards are adorable! I love the simple look this year. If I won, I would send out New Year’s Eve cards! I love the Metallics and pretty foils. I’m a newlywed and this is our first married Christmas. We would love to send out a cards with a wedding photo!

  34. I have been boycotting my Christmas card this year because we are anxiously awaiting our third little babe! So I would use it to send out birth/christmas/ new years cards!! 3 birds with one stone right? πŸ˜‰

  35. This would be great for some save the dates for my upcoming wedding!! My fiancΓ© and I just got engaged on the tenth. Minted had a great selection for save the dates and wedding invitations! Thank you so much! Have a wonderful holiday!!!

  36. I am also on the late train for holiday cards this year!!!! Absolutely love the tag look of yours! I would hope to get some out for a new year/happy holidays/hope Christmas was Merry type card. But might be closer to Valentines day at this rate πŸ˜‰

  37. Valentine’s day cards would be so fun! We didn’t do Christmas cards this year because we JUST sent out a bunch of baby announcements with pics of all our kids together and it felt redundant but by Valentine’s day we should have some updated pictures. =)

  38. I would send a “new year” update! #teacherlife had me behind Christmas card schedule. We recently relocated due to my husbands non-profit job, so cards are the perfect excuse to keep everyone in our lives updated and for me to put my calligraphy to use on envelopes πŸ™‚ Merry Christmas!

  39. Your cards are beautiful! I am having a year like no other and am so sad that I have not gotten to our cards. Love the idea of sending a New Years card. May save me from missing out on the tradition all together this year!

  40. I think I would love to send out new year’s cards, or maybe even “we’re expecting” announcements! We’re hoping to be expecting sometime in 2017! My husband’s and my little secret until then! πŸ™‚

  41. I would absolutely send some belated Christmas cards or maybe even Happy New Year cards! Better late than never, right?! Hah! My hubbs works long hours, so it has been hard to nail down a time for actual family photos (πŸ™ˆ), but it’s so crucial that we do them, especially with the addition of our son this year!

  42. Would love to send New Years cards to announce that we have a new baby coming next year, after 2.5 years of secondary infertility! God is good.

  43. Id be sending birth announcements!😍 Im totally procrastinating and should jave sent them out already but like you said its never too late 😊

  44. I would love to send a New Year card to friends and family! New Year’s Eve is our wedding anniversary (9 years woot woot!) and spreading the love with a cute card would make it so special.

  45. A very general holiday card to cover us for sending it super late!! Something that says Christmas, new year and add a birth announcement for baby #3!

  46. I’d love to send a Valentines card of my three love bugs!! When my first was a baby I was so good at sending cards for every holiday, now we are lucky to get out Christmas cards, this will put my booty in gear!!

  47. I love Minted cards and Snail mail is my favorite mail unless it’s Amazon deliveries… no contest there πŸ˜‰ I’d love to send some valentines cards this year adorned with my tiny valentine Kennedy. She’s the perfect way to spread some love!

  48. What’s the second way to enter? It says two, but I only read one (a comment here).

    Anyway, I’d probably send out apology cards. My husband bought a groupon for some no-name stationery company so I wouldn’t spend so much on Christmas cards this year. Let me tell you, they’re pretty terrible, but it was too late to reorder something prettier, so here we are, hoping people will like our cute family picture and not notice the glossy photo paper and fuzzy text on them.

  49. What a perfect giveaway! We just packed up and moved from TX to Oregon and this year there has been no time for a Christmas card. So I need to do New Years cards with my new address! Thanks for a chance to win! Hugs

  50. I completely skipped over Christmas cards this year (not on purpose though)! So I would love to send out New Years cards to make up for my lack of a Christmas card. Awesome giveaway! 😊

  51. I would definitely send some new year cards. 2016 was full of so much loss… for the world and for my family. I know we are all very much looking forward to a clean slate in 2017. Merry Christmas!

  52. I’m getting married in April 2017 and I would definitely use the money for our Save the Dates! We actually were planning to skip-out on them (and just send invitations), since we are paying for our own wedding and trying to save where we can to stay in budget!

    Merry Christmas, Garvins! Thanks for sharing your cute family with us! xo

  53. I have my eye on some “from our new home to yours” New Years cards since we will be moving in to our 1908 family fixer upper over the holidays. And I’ve got your Auld Lang Syne print ready to go up until approximately Valentines Day since the Christmas decorating has been minimal.

  54. I would probably send some New Years or Baby Announcement cards the beginning of January because my 3rd baby girl will be here the week after Christmas πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

  55. My daughter’s birthday is in February so it’ll likely be a Valentine’s/Birthday theme! I’ve got our family photos scheduled already, yay for 2!

  56. We would send valentines cards with a special little announcement we can’t wait to make to family and friends!! ❀️ Who doesn’t love getting mail after the big holidays!!

  57. Ohhhh! I’d love to use the credit for my wedding invitations – if that’s an option. I love my Minted Save the Dates and have my wedding invitations all picked out! Loving seeing the pictures of your new home!

  58. My fiancee and I are about to move to Raleigh and would LOVE this opportunity to announce our new address and share some snail mail love. Minted is who we are using for our wedding Save the Dates and Invitations as well, so I would LOVE to be able to use their products again and start the New Year off right! Personally, I adore their foil and letterpress styles, and their modern designs are the perfect compromise.

  59. Hi… I will be sending out New Years cards. I haven’t done Christmas cards in a few years because things seem to go crazy in that season…. three young ones with a procrastinating mama✌🏼️.
    I absolutely love snail mail…. that’s one of my favorite parts about the Christmas season: receiving Christmas cards in the mail, we all look at the pretty cards and pictures and hang them up. And then we look at them again….
    This is an amazing giveaway! I ❀️Minted.

  60. I would send some New Years cards out! I was so busy this year didn’t get my Christmas cards done in time and am now regretting it!

  61. Christmas is delayed this year, as my dear Mom is in the hospital & my sweet husband is goi going run chemo. Good news is, our college daughters will be home for the holidays!!! We plan to have an epic slumber party celebration for news years eve!!! Playing games, eating fab food, setting up tents in the family room!!! It truly is about sharing love sweet love!! Family is forever!!! Merry Merry Jessica, to you & your adorable family!!!!βœ³πŸ”Ίβœ³πŸ”Ίβœ³πŸ”Ίβœ³πŸ”Ίβ€Ό

  62. I have been having all the heart eyes with Minted. We are getting married in the fall and this would be awesome to get some beautiful wedding stationary for our big day!!

  63. I would send out some New Years cards! A little late to the card game since becoming a first time mama earlier this year! Love the idea of sending a fun and festive New Years card! ❀️

  64. I’d love to win! Belated Christmas cards for me to send would be great! I have 10.5 month old twins….everything is belated around here πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜

  65. I would send out “Baby Coming” cards! We are trying now and that would be a super cute way of announcing to our friends and family.

  66. Since we are expecting baby girl any day now, I would love to send New Year/Birth Announcements. I already have an outfit and style ideas in mind πŸ˜‰

  67. Hey Jessica! Your blog is beautiful!!❀️ I didn’t have time to send Christmas cards this year but I’m hoping to send some New Year’s cards to my family and friends!

  68. I would totally order next years Christmas cards right now πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ being a stay at home mom the hardest annual conversation is regarding the order (and price) of quality Christmas cards. We both come from large close knit families so we send out no less than 70 cards and usually more 😱

  69. My Christmas cards already out so Valentine’s ones would be super cute but chances are I wouldn’t get around to sending them and will actually have the gift card when Christmas card ordering rolls around next year!

  70. We love to send Holiday cards and minted is our absolute favorite. We used them for
    our birth announcement, thank you cards and every special holiday!

  71. We’re building a house & it will be ready in March so I’d use the credit to send out some change of address cards. People still do that right? I love me some snail mail that’s not bills! πŸ˜‰

  72. I would love to send out some New Years cards! We’re also building a house next year and I think it would be fun to do a card when we move.

  73. I am hoping to do New Year’s cards announcing that we are moving back to our home state of MN (just praying for that job offer!) Nothing better than sending a fun announcement in the mail! Happy Holidays, Garvin Family. LOVE your blog!

  74. Would LOVE to win this giveaway. We would send New Year wishes to all of our family and friends with updated photos of my two little loves (girls). Hope to win! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

  75. I would love to send out New Years cards! We had our second baby Thanksgiving Day so a New Years card is perfect for including our littlest love in the fun!

  76. We had a baby on the 8th, so Christmas Cards were not going to happen for us this year. I was going to say New Years Cards, but mass Valentine’s cards are something I had never thought of. I think our family and friends would love to get a Valentine with pictures of our littles!

  77. I was just telling my husband we should send valentine cards with our little boy covered in kisses for his first Valentine’s Day! Haha! This would be amazing I’ve always wanted to try minted! πŸ™‚

  78. Your Christmas cards (and family) are the cutest! … This is the first year my fiancΓ© and I sent out Christmas cards. We used a photo from our engagement session of us bundled in a blanket. Also, this was my first time using minted! I loved that they sent a proof for us to approve prior to printing, and the self-addressing feature was truly a time saver! … Love the designs and ease of minted so much that I have my eye of a few “save the date” postcards that I would LOVE to send to family and friends (for our upcoming wedding in September)!

  79. If we win we would use our credit towards announcing our 2nd baby girl due mid January ❀ we are obsessed with minted and use it every year for our Christmas cards and for our 1st baby girl’s birth announcement!
    Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family!
    xx

  80. I love Minted! Their bookletes make for great holiday cards! If I were to win, I would actually gift the credit to my sister. She is getting married in the summer of 2017 and she could either create her “save the date” cards or maybe even use the money towards her wedding invitations. Love your blog Jessica!! My husband and I have 3 girls as well <3

  81. I would send Valentine’s Day Cards-my oldest daughter’s 5th birthday will be this Valentine’s Day!! I would absolutely love to win this! Beautiful card, beautiful family, beautiful blog!

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    I would send Valentine’s Day Cards-my oldest daughter’s 5th birthday will be this Valentine’s Day!! I would absolutely love to win this! Beautiful card, beautiful family, beautiful blog!

  83. I would definitely send New Years cards! One of my goals for next year is to “send family and friends cards of love” and this would fit that perfectly! ❀️️

  84. I have always wanted to send out Valentine’s Day cards. While I love Christmas, I always feel a bit down after the first of the year and long for a holiday celebration. This would be a great way to brighten that time.

  85. We are moving in January, so I would send a new address announcement! Love your card and new website design. Cannot go wrong with Baker’s twine! So great for gift wrap, too. My instagram is hammer_kate

  86. Definitely would be sending out belated Christmas cards! My husband just got a new camera and we have been wanting to do family pictures every Christmas. These are too cute!!

  87. I feel like I’m commenting in the wrong spot because there are not any other comments yet, but I declared that I’m going to opt for New Years cards since 4 years ago. Every year starting then my Christmas cards came after Christmas (last year my “on-time” Christmas cards were denied by the husband bc I was in such a hurry I put the wrong picture on the card lol… and by the time the new version came it was Christmas Eve). I casually send them here and there after Christmas when they are late – family & friends always get a kick out of it (except for my grandparents, they just don’t get it and think I forget about them initially).

  88. We already sent out Christmas/New Years cards but I could totally send out some fun Valentines Day cards! πŸ™‚ You mentioned that there were two ways to enter. What’s the other?

  89. I would totally send out a Valentines day card!! We love LOVE πŸ™‚ Plus its the hubby’s birthday so its an extra festive day for us!

  90. We just had baby #3 and I’d love to send announcements/Happy New Year cards out! Nothing like knocking two things out at once!

  91. We did not send out cards this year even tho we have the family photos all ready! Such a later….but I do LOVE the idea of sending New Years cards! That is such a fun idea. It’s always nice to get mail even after the holidays so that may be super nice!

  92. I would LOVE to be able to send cards to our friends and family when we buy a new house next year. This way we could let them know our new address in a cute and fun way! We used Minted for all of our wedding paper accessories and invites – love their stuff!

  93. I love the idea of Valentine’s day cards! Also I love the idea since Christmas is so close and the Christmas cards probably won’t get done. πŸ™‚

  94. I’d definitely send some cute Valentine cards! I’ve got a 4 year old and a baby who will be 8 1/2 months at that point– it’d be ADORABLE πŸ™‚ Plus, who doesn’t love Valentines in the mail?

  95. Valentine cards would be so fun! My oldest is three and thinks sending/receiving mail is just the best thing ever, so he would love that : )

  96. We actually did “Holiday” cards already, from Minted! I just mailed mine today as well … eep always last minute for me too! However if I win I would use It towards cute Valentine’s cards or perhaps even wait until my sons 1st birthday in April πŸ˜„

  97. i’m planning to send out new year cards with a ‘merry! …and soon to be married’ message! i found a fun colorful one i love on minted, and we’re having pics taken next week for the card! <3 happy holidays to your darling fam!

  98. New Years since we still need to take our family pictures πŸ™ˆ Outfits have been ready for weeks but have been too busy to take the picture lol.

  99. This is the first year we haven’t sent out Christmas cards, but with good reason! We just wexolmed our second daughter, Coral Beatrix, to the world on 12/16 and are focusing more on the spirit of he holidays and warm newborn snuggles than rushing to get cards out. Once we have our new “family of four” picture We will probably send New Years Cards..,or maybe Valentine’s Day cards…or maybe even happy spring cards. You know how these first months are! Love your blog!

  100. I would send out Baby Announcements since we are due with Baby Boy #3 the first week in March. That is so funny that you ordered cards with the stock name on it, at least it was a easy fix. Could have been funny though to send them out and see what peoples reactions would be.

  101. Looooove! And I’m cracking up about the last name mishap… totally something a mama with 3 littles would do. (I’m in the same boat!) My big girl is turning 5 in february so I’d likely send out some invites for her πŸŽ‰ party!!!

  102. My husband and I just got married and we loved using minted for our save the dates!! We would use the giveaway for thank you cards from minted for all of our loved ones who celebrated with us on our wedding day and helped us make our house a home ❀️ There’s really no way to fully express our gratitude and joy, but a minted thank you card comes pretty close!

  103. These are so cute!! I’d send out belated Christmas cards/birth announcement cards because our little one is due any day now!!

  104. I would love to send a summer greetings card this year! We’re in such a bad habit of only sending cards at Christmas. A year is too long!

  105. Ahhh I love minted!!!! Ilene just had our first little one but with the holidays money has been a little tight. I would LOVE to send out some cute birth announcements and this would really help with that. HAPPY HOLIDAYS 😁

  106. I would hopefully use for a baby announcement or Valentine’s Day cards would be fun too! We are also selling our house so a card saying we’ve moved would also work!

  107. I am always so last minutes with Christmas cards, so this year I’ll be sending out I New Years cards to our family and friends! πŸ™ˆ

  108. Valentine’s Day cards or maybe even Easter! I do love Easter! Orrrrr a birthday invite for my girls’ birthday party in May. They’ll be turning 3 and 4 this year, and it will be the second year of joint birthday party for them!

  109. I would use this for baby shower invites! Throwing a shower for my cousin who’s having her first in early March and this would be awesome to have!

  110. I love all their cards but I think I will be waiting to send some of their cute Valentine designs out once our new baby girl arrives in February!

  111. Just welcomed our 3rd baby girl into our family 2 weeks ago, #estrogenfordays! I didn’t send out announcements with the 2 other girls so I’d love to do that with this little lady! πŸ™‚

  112. Your cards are lovely! I would use a credit to select bridal shower invites for my baby sister! They have some cute winery themed options!

  113. I love the idea of New Years Cards!!! I’ve never done that before, but what a great way to start out a fresh year!! (Also, I am OBSESSED with the shape of your holiday cards….soooo cute!)

  114. I would love to send out New Years family cards. We take family pictures every year and my hope is to send out Christmas cards every year. I always get caught up with the hustle and bustle, I never end up getting around to doing it!!

  115. I would love to be organized but since we went out of town last weekend I thought I would get some good pictures from our vacation to put on our Christmas card. Well, it looks like I’ll be sending out New Years cards instead! πŸ™‚

  116. V-day cards are such a cute idea! But, I’d probably use the credit for bridal shower invites. My mom is planning a bridal shower / 40th birthday party for me and I’d love to help her out by paying for all the stationery! I already have a few favorites bookmarked on Minted.

  117. I’m always so last minute work Christmas cards. But this year I’m going to send New Years cards and our 2016 in review. πŸ™‚

  118. I’d love to send out New Years cards this year. My husband and I just had our first baby December 9th and it’d be fun to send out New Years cards with photos of our newest addition. 😊

  119. My daughters birthday is January 24th. She will be 4 and to commemorate this birthday, we are doing a kitty cat themed party. I want to do invitations that say “are you kitten me? Olivia is turning 4! This theme is so much fun and cannot wait to send out invitations πŸ™‚

  120. Just had a baby and haven’t gotten around to cards yet. Love the idea of introducing him with a New Years card. Happy everything is my favorite and sums up life right now πŸ˜€

  121. LOVE Christmas and am SO excited! But I’d love to send out some cards for my daughter’s first birthday in February πŸ™‚ She’s the second so she could use a little extra love, if you know what I mean. #secondchildproblems

  122. love love LOVE minted cards! Since I already ordered my Christmas cards from there I would use the credit towards birth announcements for our rainbow baby due in January <3 Merry Christmas!

  123. Since I’m Jewish and my husband is Christian, we have always sent new years cards. That way, I dont feel bad for not sending our cards before Christmas/Hanukkah, and I also dont have to worry about choosing a card that is “holiday neutral”!

  124. We just had our third baby this month…so my last minute Christmas cards will also be baby announcements! That’s acceptable, right? πŸ˜‰

  125. I think I would love to send “Happy Spring” cards! Sometimes winter is just such a messy, stressful time that it would be nice to celebrate the beginning of spring and the end of snow! Plus no one sends out spring cards so they would be a treat to receive πŸ™‚

  126. We would send gorgeous Valentine’s cards to all my family and friends in Montreal. We live in San Diego and it’d be such a nice surprise for them to see pictures of my twinsies. Many of them have not even had the chance to meet them yet. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity! <3 .. Merry Christmas beautiful Garvin family xo

  127. I’ve used minted for the last 5 years and LOVE them πŸ™‚ I would use the win for birthday invites for my hubby or baby announcements. We never did baby announcements with my first haha!

  128. I would LOVE to use it for baby announcements this March! We are expecting our second and after having a miscarriage, I am just so excited to add a little one to our family!!

  129. Thank you cards or personalized stationery….I always buy random thank you notecards with the intention of sending them and then they sit in the drawer or on my desk….with my two little ones as an excuse. This year I vow to really send them. With my mother-in-law unexpectedly becoming injured and placed in hospice this week I really got the swift kick in the butt I needed to act and really send thoughtful and meaningful notes to my friends and family. Sorry for the somber tone, it is still the Christmas season and we have so much to CELEBRATE!!!!

  130. Would love to send Valentine’s Day cards out! My daughter, Georgia,will be 6 months right around then so it would be fun to send Valentines/1/2 birthday cards.

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  131. Last minute rush Christmas cards for sure! πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸŽ„ PS – yours are SO cute! Merry Christmas! ❀

  132. Sending out Valentine’s cards to all my friends sounds like a lot of fun, like when we were kids and came to school with valentines for the whole class πŸ™‚

  133. I love the 3 Cheers! card… you know for those of us who didn’t have our shit together to send out Christmas cards. Minted art looks pretty amazing too. Merry Christmas!

  134. I love the Christmas cards you chose and the added touch of the bakers twine! I hope to use Minted to prepare and send baby announcements this spring! Eek! 😊

  135. My daughter’s birthday is in December and we just got her one-year photos back so I’d love to include on of those in a New Year’s card!

  136. In love with the “Comfort & Joy” card…because who couldn’t use a little comfort and joy this year?! thanks for offering this giveaway!

  137. Ooh, would love to be entered! Already sent out Christmas cards, but we are hoping to start a family in the New Year via IVF, and sending out Minted announcements would be so special!

  138. I love the idea of New Years cards! What a great way to start the new year. I would feel great by keeping in touch with friends and family.

  139. I sent my first ever set of Christmas cards last week, (my husband and I’s first christmas as a married couple<3) but I would love to use Minted to send out some graduation announcements for when I graduate in April with my second bachelors degree! (Nursing!)

    I just want to say I've been reading your blog since Harper was fresh out of the oven and I love following your sweet little family! I hope ya'll have a wonderful Christmas and New Years! πŸ™‚

  140. Would love to send a Valentine’s Day card!!! So fun! We didn’t get around to a holiday card but a fun “hugs and kisses” from my sweet family would be so special❀️️

  141. My fiancΓ© and I are needing to send out Save the Dates, so this would be a perfect! Minted definitely has the best cards in my opinion.

  142. I love Minted so much! You’re card is adorable. They’re selection is far superior to any I’ve found. I would definitely send Valentine’s cards to spread a little love!,

  143. Your cards are so darling! We would love to win this! We LOVE Minted…would use it for our little BeBe’s first birthday cards, coming up in February! πŸ™‚

  144. New Years cards! I totally mom failed and did not send out any Christmas cards this year! I live in La and flooded in August and we just moved back into our home this weekend! It would def be a thank you to all our friends and family who helped us make our house a home again!

  145. I’ve never even thought about sending out family Valentine cards!! Although now that is definitely on my to do list. I have always liked sending out New Year Cards (read: I always forget to send Christmas cards until its way too late). But I think its a great way to bring in the new year by getting in touch with friends and family.

  146. Totally Valentines. We skipped the Christmas cards this year. By skipped I mean forgot and then decided f*ck it. But Valentines would be on time. They are a safe bet.

  147. I’m due with our 3rd baby any day so I would be THRILLED to send out New Years / birth announcement cards!! I love Minted’s selection!!

  148. These are super cute, and I love the fun shape! I’d love to send out some personalized Valentine’s Day cards to my friends as a little throwback to the fun elementary school days!

  149. I totally dropped the ball with Christmas cards this year (which is tragic because we had great family photos done while my hubby was home on R&R). So I’d love to win and send out New Years cards! I adore the Champagne Type by Sarah Brown.

  150. I love the idea of sending out Valentine’s Cards as a fun way of revisiting childhood and surprising friends with a little something special!

  151. Your cards are adorable!! And what a fun giveaway. I would try to send out belated Christmas cards, but New Years cards would be so cute. And Valentine’s!! I mean is there ever NOT an occasion to send cards?

  152. After 5.5 years together, and almost four years of Optometry school under our belts, we’re getting married this summer! I’d love to have engagement announcements or save the dates to send out. Minted has SO MANY talented artists, I’m having a hard time picking a favorite right now!

  153. Those Christmas cards are super sweet! The idea of Valentines cards is so cute but I love sending New Years cards so our friends and loved ones can start their new year knowing that they are in our thoughts!

  154. Love the idea of belated Christmas/New Year cards – especially since we ordered Christmas cards this year (not from Minted) and they never arrived! Valentine’s cards would be so cute too – so many ideas!

  155. We are due with Baby Number 2, Jan 14th (Baby 1, Miss Luella, turns 1 on Jan 5th 😬) >> we will be buSy busy! That said I already searched Baby announcements && booked marked the β€’β€’leafy watercolor frame foil-pressed birth announcementsβ€’β€’ from Minted!! πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸΌ Would love to win this!!

  156. Our daughter, whom we are adopting from Uganda, will finally join our family forever within the next two months. I would love to send out announcement cards ~ can’t wait to finally share her sweet face with the multitude of people who have joined us in prayer on our adoption journey.

  157. With a newborn, Christmas cards have not made it out in time!!! I would so send out some Happy New Year cards. πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸŽ‰

  158. I’m the same way with Christmas cards! Still haven’t sent them out! I didn’t realize that new years cards were a thing but that sounds like a great way to make up for not doing Christmas cards this year! πŸ˜‰

  159. I would definitely send out some New Years cards with this. I dropped the ball this year and didn’t send any Christmas cards out – for the first time in 6 years. Whoops.

  160. Heard about Minted through you last year and got ourselves together enough to send some pretty foil-pressed cards this year. I would LOVE to send some save-the-dates!! πŸ’πŸ’žπŸ’πŸ’ž

  161. Love the Christmas card! I would send out New Years cards with my little nephew! Happy Holidays to you and your family β„οΈπŸŽ…πŸ»β˜ƒοΈ

  162. We are late on our Christmas cards too because we recently moved and it’s a little hectic around here! πŸ™ˆ We would love to send a moving announcement/happy 2017 card!!

  163. I just mailed our Christmas cards yesterday (thanks Minted for the address assistant, saved so much time)! I’m due with baby boy #2 in early February, so we’all definitely do birth announcements but I love the idea of sending Valentines from our boys too.

  164. New Years cards! I’ve been slacking the past two years on Christmas cards, so New Years might be easier to get out on time…maybe, hahaha

  165. I love sending valentine cards in the mail my mom would always send us kids snail mail valentine cards every year and we loves getting something special in the mail she now does it with my daughter and the other grandkids

  166. The merriest swash cards are so pretty! I totally didn’t order enough Christmas cards so I’d be sending out belated Christmas cards πŸ™‚ better late than never, right?

  167. I would love to send out NY cards for once! We used Minted the last two years for Christmas cards, I love that you can personalize so much, even having them addressed!

  168. I would love to send Christmas or Valentine’s day cards out. It would be fun to have a Valentine’s day family photo shoot for the picture πŸ’™

  169. I’d definitely do a (belated) baby’s first Christmas! Maybe even throw a couple Valentine’s Day ones in too. Our babe is 7 months old and such a ham!

  170. It would only be fitting to send out some Valentine birthday cards to our loved ones near and far! Our baby boy will be turning ONE! ❀❀❀

  171. I would send out New Years cards announcing our third pregnancy! I might just have to use your third baby announcement as inspiration!

  172. Oh, Valentine’s cards would be super fun. Do a huge mailer like it’s Christmas & wish everyone a little love during the bleakest month (in Michigan) of the year.

  173. I would love to send out New Years cards! I think it’s so fun to get something special in the mail after all the holiday festivities have quieted down ☺️

  174. So I don’t particularly send cards but I do give them. I have been a high school English teacher for 9 years and every year I have written heartfelt and personalized cards to each one of my students. When I first started teaching, I was in a lower socioeconomic area and a lot of my students just needed someone to believe in them and I made sure they knew I had their backs. It has become a special tradition of mine. No two cards are alike and no years have the same cards. So it would help to have personalized cards this year. 200 cards gets a little pricey

  175. Those are too cute I love the shape!!
    I’d definitely send out some New Year’s ones, such a great way to send holiday wishes for the new year!! && I am a procrastinator & haven’t sent any Christmaster cards… yet…. πŸ˜‚

  176. I’d love to send New Years cards since I dropped the ball and can’t get them out in time for Christmas! 😬 It’s our first year sending out cards as a married couple. I’ll have to start earlier next year! πŸ˜‚

  177. I’d love to send some surprise mail in February! My husband and I welcomed our first born in October and I can send out some cute little Valentines ❀️

  178. Merry Christmas!! Love your card choice this year! I would use it toward my youngest son’s second birthday…(how do they grow so fast?!!) have a great holiday!! πŸ™‚

  179. I love sending out mail for smaller holidays. Nothing beats a Valentine’s day card with some extra candy thrown in to break up the winter months. Or maybe St. Patrick’s day mail with some chunky gold sequins (yep I’m totally the girl that loves when my mail explodes with confetti:))

  180. I would love to send adorable Valentine’s Day cards with me and my new hubby next year! ❀️❀️️❀️

  181. I would definitely send a New Year card out! Our house has been crazy and I haven’t got all of our lame (read non minted cards) cards out yet! Ah! Happy Holidays!

  182. I love using minted for invitations and Christmas cards!!! Anything with the gold foil is a favorite! Merry Christmas from
    My family to Yours!

  183. Sent out our Christmas Cards surprisingly on time this year! But our daughters first birthday is December 29th, so I would like to send a birthday/holiday announcement. Just jazz up the card and put her beautiful little face on it!
    Thanks! Merry Christmas and wishing the best for 2017✨

  184. There are so many cards I could send out from Minted! I really like their selection of invites, so we may just have to order those for our son’s second birthday. I’m old school that way; everyone else we know just sends a party invite through Facebook these days.

  185. Because the girls’ grandparents do not get to see them due to living far away, I would send random, what-better-reason-other-than-to-say-Hello cards! If that makes sense! They are not tech savvy, so pics in the mail would be awesome, and I know they would enjoy it!

  186. I would love to send New Year’s cards! My wedding anniversary is New Years Eve, and that would be a cute picture to send! I love your cards! So adorable.

  187. I LOVE sending out cards for every occasion to our friends & family. Especially with having a little one and growing so quickly it is a great way for those loved ones that live out of state to keep up! We sent out Christmas cards already (I’m on it!) so my next card will probably be V-day!

  188. I would get Birthday invitations and Thank You cards for my daughter’s February Birthday party! Love all the unique and beautiful options… Woodland Celebration, Woodland Party, or Teddy bear Picnic!

  189. Oh how sweet!
    I have gotten much more into snail mail since having our sweet Fiona girl, and I love to send out Valentines from her! I love the new more artistic brush stroke designs and of course anything with metallic. A very sweet way to send some love after the December rush!

  190. I always say we’re going to send out Christmas cards, even getting the perfect pic of the kids by the tree. But I never seem to get my act together in time. This year, I’ve already decided to send out New Year cards, but our youngest turns one in June, & since we never got around to sending out birth announcements, I’d love to send out a birthday announcement instead!

  191. I am also so last minute with Christmas cards! I always make a few online and then never pick until the last minute. I will most likely send out New Years cards this year!

  192. With our first baby girl’s arrival on Dec 15, we can’t wait to pick out some New Years cards to send once we get some photos taken this week!

  193. We’re expecting, first time pregnant and with twins!! but aren’t announcing for another week or two so I’d love to send out New Year’s cards announcing our big news!

  194. I’ve never sent Valentine’s Day cards (or recieved them, really- well besides the ones from grade school πŸ™‚ ) — I’d definitely send Valentine’s Day cards! What a fun little tradition to start and a neat way to spread some love.

  195. I would love to send out some New Years cards this year! We’ve already got a session set up to (hopefully) get a few good family photos! This would be perfect (:

  196. We are expecting our first little bundle of love in mid-March. I would love to use this to send out her birth announcement and spread a little St. Paddy’s Day spirit out to friends and family.

  197. Ah, kindred spirit. I like to think that I thrive under pressure which is why I am so last-minute with everything. We are moving in January (hoping for no more snow in the Midwest – it could happen, right?!) and I’ve done…not a lot between realizing that most of our Christmas stuff is in storage. I’m planning to send out combination New Year’s and We’ve Moved cards, so at least my procrastination seems intentional πŸ˜‰

  198. Our lives are so crazy that we didn’t get family pictures taken which means we didn’t get Christmas cards sent out but we’re expecting a baby next month and I’d love to send birth announcements to family and friends!

  199. I have a one year old and we live far from family, so I mail LOTS of photo cards so everyone can stay up to date. I know they miss out of the small things, and there’s just something about receiving physical photos and cards that make it so special! Love your Christmas cards!

  200. We did a Thanksgiving card this year to double as a birth announcement for our daughter born in July! Two birds – one stone! Plus we were the first card that most people received which was kind of fun too!

  201. We just had our fourth baby a few weeks ago, so Christmas cards weren’t an option. We needed to wait until she arrived before we could snap a picture of our family! It still hasn’t happened. I’d love to snap one on Christmas when I have clean hair and my kids have clothes on and send out New Years cards! πŸ’•

  202. Love Christmas cards, but would love to send some for Valentines this year. Our family lives far and wide, so we would love to spread a little love to them across the country in February. Minted has been a favorite for us for cards.

  203. OMG I LOOOOOOOVE Minted Valentine’s cards! I would die if I won some! And your cards are totally amazing. I love your cute family picture! 😘

  204. Your holiday cards are so adorable! We are due with our first child (girl) the first week of January so would love to send a birth announcement/valentines card in one! Minted has so many cute ones.

  205. I love love love love love love sending out Christmas cards! However, I would love to send out Valentines from my kids to family. I think that would be a great tradition to start! Birthday invites would be a cool idea as well. Or, we might be moving so new address notices would be a great way to get a family photo, a photo of our new home and inform people of our new address! Too many good ideas!

  206. Love your card! We have three sweet girls as well❀ I’d definitely get some first birthday invitations! Our youngest will be one January 17!!!! We’re does the time go?! Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family!

  207. I would send New Years cards! I always love extending out the holidays as long as possible, and getting an unexpected New Year card seems really fun! πŸ™‚

  208. I already sent out Christmas Cards (from Minted of course) but I love the idea of Valentines cards! Or there are so many gorgeous art pieces I’ve been eyeing!

  209. I recently got married and just received my wedding pictures back this week! Too late to do Christmas cards, but not to late to do New Years cards πŸ™‚

  210. Valentine’s cards are such a cute idea! I have an 18 month old daughter and am having so much fun teaching her about all of the Holiday traditions!

  211. My husband and I are taking a trip to New York and Italy (we leave today..eek!) and would love to send a New Years Eve card with a fun pic (or two) on the card from our adventures to share with our dear friends and family!

  212. My daughter is turning 4 in February so I would definitely use this to send out some birthday party invitations! The Mermaid Princess invites are darling!

  213. Hi Garvin fam! I would love to send out New Years cards or Valentine’s Day cards! There is just something about sending a physical card in the mail these days that really makes me smile. And I like to think it makes the recipients smile too! Fingers crossed that I win!
    xoxo

  214. We love minted!!!! I first heard about minted from your blog two years ago and we’ve used them for everything since! We’ve already sent our Christmas cards, but I never thought to send valentines, how fun! Would love to win πŸ™‚

  215. I would love to send some New Years cards or combined New Years/Save the Dates for our wedding next September! We just got engagement photos done and I can’t wait to share them with friends and family! Happy holidays to your adorable family!

  216. I love the idea of Valentine’s cards – we have done New Year’s cards in the past – this year for some reason I had my act together and sent out my Christmas cards on Dec. 1st (along with our annual cookie exchange invitations)!

  217. A) Your family photo is perfection! You are the family that comes in the picture frame! LOL!

    With my son’s diagnosis the last couple months have been pure chaos, so Christmas cards just aint happenin. New Year’s cards for the win! I love this one: http://www.minted.com/product/foil-pressed-holiday-cards/MIN-ZJD-HFS/year-of-cheer?ccId=1257139&agI=0&color=A&greeting=new_year&org=photo&feature=Browse&event=sku_click&sku=MIN-ZJD-HFS&pop_rank=31&source=image&t_api=1

    Merry merry, Garvins!!

  218. Baby/New Years… sitting at hospital(due January 20th with 3rd baby) getting steroid shots to possibly be having baby earlier( next week). Would love this!!

  219. With our first baby due in July, baby shower invites in May would be divine! The “drinks all around” baby shower invites for our little boy and his parent’s love for cocktails would be absolute perfect!!

  220. I would see out News Years/ Baby Announcement cards! We have a two month old that a lot of people haven’t seen yet! πŸ™‚

  221. We already sent our Christmas cards but would love to send Valentine’s cards of our littlest Valentine πŸ™‚ Maybe even custom Thank You cards with our son on them to use throughout the year!

  222. I’m due in April with our second son, and being a military family, I’I bummed about not being able to have the family meet the newest tiny human. So I would send out Birth Announcements πŸ’•

  223. We haven’t had pictures taken yet, so it looks like it’s New Year’s cards for us if I can get my act together. At the rate I’m going, we’ll probably wind up sending Feliz Cinco de Mayo cards, though…

  224. I would do Valentines cards! We’re supposed to close on our new house early February so that would also be a fun way to announce our move and new address! Your cards are beautiful!

  225. Valentine’s Day cards for sure!! Our little family of 4 is surrounded by so much love by our families and friends that sending them extra hugs and kisses will def. show them how much we appreciate and love them!