2018 Holiday Card Round-Up: Minted

It’s officially that time of the year again. Get everyone together for family photos, search through various stationery sites to find the perfect card and then find the best deal you can before ordering them (at least, that’s how I roll.) So without further ado, here are my top holiday card picks from Minted for 2018 and a little show and tell for my own holiday cards all the way at the bottom.

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Photo Designs

The perfect way to showcase those family photos you had taken and show off the whole family’s smiles.

I just LOVE LOVE the illustrated florals on this card! The red and pink flowers feel fresh and pretty intertwined with rich green foliage.   Holiday Garden by Angela Marzuki

I just LOVE LOVE the illustrated florals on this card! The red and pink flowers feel fresh and pretty intertwined with rich green foliage. Holiday Garden by Angela Marzuki

What is a more classic and timeless holiday motif than the classic tartan?  Plaid Framed by Lea Delaveris

What is a more classic and timeless holiday motif than the classic tartan? Plaid Framed by Lea Delaveris

Textured and rainbow colored text give this modern holiday card a fun and fresh feeling.  Fa La La La La by Paper Dahlia

Textured and rainbow colored text give this modern holiday card a fun and fresh feeling. Fa La La La La by Paper Dahlia

Intricate swirls with berries and flower buds give this card the look of an illuminated manuscript.  Floral Joy by Joann James

Intricate swirls with berries and flower buds give this card the look of an illuminated manuscript. Floral Joy by Joann James

Sprigs of leaf and flower bud graphics and a unique diamond photo frame give this illustrated card a one-of-a-kind feeling.  Periwinkle by Rebecca Daublin

Sprigs of leaf and flower bud graphics and a unique diamond photo frame give this illustrated card a one-of-a-kind feeling. Periwinkle by Rebecca Daublin

Simplified and graphic, this card mixed digital printing for your two best photos and a luxe touch of letterpress.  Merry and Bold by Anna Kelder

Simplified and graphic, this card mixed digital printing for your two best photos and a luxe touch of letterpress. Merry and Bold by Anna Kelder


Real Foil-Pressed Designs

How can you resist the shine of real metallics and glitter!

A touch of foil gives this typographic full-bleed photo a hint of shine while still leaving room for your best photograph.  All the Merry Things by AK Graphics

A touch of foil gives this typographic full-bleed photo a hint of shine while still leaving room for your best photograph. All the Merry Things by AK Graphics

Delicate, thin strokes form the letters of Christmas and give this card an elegant sense of whimsy.  Sleigh Ride by Jill Means

Delicate, thin strokes form the letters of Christmas and give this card an elegant sense of whimsy. Sleigh Ride by Jill Means

The perfect balance of decorative and simple, simple text “Joyful” has an inlay of delicate branches.  Inlay by Lauren Chism

The perfect balance of decorative and simple, simple text “Joyful” has an inlay of delicate branches. Inlay by Lauren Chism

Gold dipped on the top and the bottom, this portrait photo card is elegant with just the right flash of shine.  Dipped by Itsy Belle Studio

Gold dipped on the top and the bottom, this portrait photo card is elegant with just the right flash of shine. Dipped by Itsy Belle Studio


Non-Photo Cards

Like the vintage cards of the past, non-photo cards have a special place in my heart. It’s like a small, one page picture book, a snapshot of the holiday season and a gemstone for your card display. Plus, you can always showcase your family photo on the back!

What could feel more festive than a Christmas tree in bedecked in Scandinavian style and glitter?  Nordic Pine Tree by Paper Raven

What could feel more festive than a Christmas tree in bedecked in Scandinavian style and glitter? Nordic Pine Tree by Paper Raven

Hand painted cozy winter knits bring the feeling of crisp winter air.  Nordic Knits by Eve Schultz

Hand painted cozy winter knits bring the feeling of crisp winter air. Nordic Knits by Eve Schultz

Modern illustrated birds, leaves and berries give classic folk a new twist.  Folk by Genna Cowsert

Modern illustrated birds, leaves and berries give classic folk a new twist. Folk by Genna Cowsert

Art nouveau style florals get luxe with fine type and swatch of gold foil.  Wintergarden by Kelli Hall

Art nouveau style florals get luxe with fine type and swatch of gold foil. Wintergarden by Kelli Hall

Bold and modern this type filled tree is so cool!  Type Tree by Baumbirdy

Bold and modern this type filled tree is so cool! Type Tree by Baumbirdy

Like an airmail envelope, this design has all the charm of the vintage postage stamps.  Sending Holiday Spirit by Green Hound Press

Like an airmail envelope, this design has all the charm of the vintage postage stamps. Sending Holiday Spirit by Green Hound Press


If you are feeling super loyal, you can see all of my cards available through Minted HERE.

2018 Holiday Card Round-Up: Zazzle


It’s officially that time of the year again. Get everyone together for family photos, search through various stationery sites to find the perfect card and then find the best deal you can before ordering them (at least, that’s how I roll.) Now that it’s Black Friday week, you can get Zazzle’s best deals of the year and up to 60% off! So without further ado, here are my top holiday card picks from Zazzle for 2018.

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When you can’t pick just one photo for your cards a design like this is key! Three square photos are encircled by contemporary, illustrated pine boughs with simple and chic text.     Evergreen Pine by Paper Dahlia

When you can’t pick just one photo for your cards a design like this is key! Three square photos are encircled by contemporary, illustrated pine boughs with simple and chic text. Evergreen Pine by Paper Dahlia

How could you resist these adorable, hand-painted winter and Christmas icons? They frame your vertical photograph so cheerfully!   Iconic Christmas Watercolor by Erika Firm

How could you resist these adorable, hand-painted winter and Christmas icons? They frame your vertical photograph so cheerfully! Iconic Christmas Watercolor by Erika Firm

Bold fonts with ball terminals are so in right now and the swanky swashes feel super fun and hip. The candy rainbow of color is so sweet you can’t help but feel happy looking at this card.   Bold and Bright by Stacey Meacham

Bold fonts with ball terminals are so in right now and the swanky swashes feel super fun and hip. The candy rainbow of color is so sweet you can’t help but feel happy looking at this card. Bold and Bright by Stacey Meacham

Classic plaid gets a charming update with this Christmas card made for those living in the South. Deep green and black plaid with a faux gold foil accent feels modern and refined.   Southern Christmas by Banter & Charm

Classic plaid gets a charming update with this Christmas card made for those living in the South. Deep green and black plaid with a faux gold foil accent feels modern and refined. Southern Christmas by Banter & Charm

A festive alternative to the traditional holiday card, this pine wreath peace symbol is wrapped with colorful string lights and Christmas cheer.   Peace Wreath by Bah Humbug Design

A festive alternative to the traditional holiday card, this pine wreath peace symbol is wrapped with colorful string lights and Christmas cheer. Peace Wreath by Bah Humbug Design

A fantastic way to announce a pregnancy, marriage or anything at all, this photo card feels sophisticated with elegant typography and festive with the little snowy accents.   Overjoyed by Lea Delaveris Design

A fantastic way to announce a pregnancy, marriage or anything at all, this photo card feels sophisticated with elegant typography and festive with the little snowy accents. Overjoyed by Lea Delaveris Design

I love how modern and simple this design is while still giving the feeling of Christmas with a modern tree of paint strokes in a muted color palette.   Abstract Modern Art by Maison Yellow

I love how modern and simple this design is while still giving the feeling of Christmas with a modern tree of paint strokes in a muted color palette. Abstract Modern Art by Maison Yellow

Something about the colors of this hand drawn frame of foliage feels so fresh and new while the whimsical strokes give it a cheerful and lighthearted feel. This holiday card seems like the kind you’d find in a hip, scandinavian-bohemian home full of natural wood, white walls and lots of plants.   Bramble by MontgomeryFest

Something about the colors of this hand drawn frame of foliage feels so fresh and new while the whimsical strokes give it a cheerful and lighthearted feel. This holiday card seems like the kind you’d find in a hip, scandinavian-bohemian home full of natural wood, white walls and lots of plants. Bramble by MontgomeryFest

Simply beautiful, this holiday card puts your favorite photo in a wreath of cotton and greenery giving it a sweetly simple Southern vibe.   Southern Cotton Wreath by Fine and Dandy Paperie

Simply beautiful, this holiday card puts your favorite photo in a wreath of cotton and greenery giving it a sweetly simple Southern vibe. Southern Cotton Wreath by Fine and Dandy Paperie

This nine photo card feels a little rustic with the kraft paper background and a little vintage with the Polaroid style photo frames. It’s a great choice when you can’t choose one photo or you never got around to a family portrait session and you’d rather use your best shots of the year from Instagram.   Kraft Memory Book by 2birdstone

This nine photo card feels a little rustic with the kraft paper background and a little vintage with the Polaroid style photo frames. It’s a great choice when you can’t choose one photo or you never got around to a family portrait session and you’d rather use your best shots of the year from Instagram. Kraft Memory Book by 2birdstone

Last but not least, here is a snippet of my entire 2018 Zazzle Holiday card collection. To see all of my designs shop HERE.