Sending Out Snail Mail for Christmas

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
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If you're anything like me, one of the best things in the world is getting cards and letters via snail-mail. This is especially true now that our lives are becoming more and more electronic. Cards used to be boring and emails were exciting, and now it's the other way around entirely.

Christmas time often yields a card or two, making an already-exciting holiday even more exciting. And now that Taylor and I are married (it's our second Christmas), I really want to send out cute, personalized Christmas cards. Any other newly-married couples with me on that?

As Black Friday approaches, I know there are going to be all sorts of ads for presents, gift wrap, recipe books, and Christmas cards. There are an umpti-bazillion (sure...that's a number) places you could turn to buy those cute cards, but one place I am loving is Minted. Minted has all sorts of holiday cards, post cards, stationary and gifts. They offer personalized cards and post cards with hundreds of styles and colors to chose from.

Minted is known for having unique designs made by independent artists, and being able to customize those looks to fit your own needs. Here are a few of my favorites for this Christmas:

I love this post card for it's simplicity. The color at the bottom gives it a Christmas feel without adding too much, you can add your own little note, and the script adds an elegant touch.

I absolutely adore the Christmas tree text. It's fun, a little quirky, but still not overdone. How cute would that be to send to your friends and family?

This Christmas card comes in several different colors and features Luke 2 as it's text. You can also add your personalized text at the bottom. If you are looking for a more blatantly Christian card, this one is a great choice.

One of my favorite Christmas songs is "O Holy Night", and my favorite color is purple, so I am loving this card. You can personalize the "Merry Christmas From:" at the bottom, and you also can personalize the back of the card. This comes in a few more colors if you don't love purple as much as I do.

Isn't this gorgeous?! I love the color combo and I love the word "Noel", which means "news" in French. I love that Christmas is all about bringing the news of hope to the world.
With this card you can chose from a few other colors (black, green, and red).

Though these were my top 5 cards at Minted, there are so many different options. I highly recommend checking them out. They have post cards, mini-post cards, foil-pressed cards, ornament cards, and more.  Use this link to check it all out!


I am getting really excited about sending out cards, putting up the Christmas tree with my hubby, baking cookies, and listening to LOTS of Christmas music.

What traditions do you have? Are you sending out cards this year?

46 comments

  1. I love "Oh Holy Night" too. I also love receiving cards, it is one of my fave holiday moments to hold onto!

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  2. I did Christmas photo cares for the FIRST TIME ever! I'm seriously so excited to send them out:) I'm not sure if it's weird because Trevor and I aren't married but we are engaged so I think it's okay to send them out? I consider us a "family" :)

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    1. Haha, it may be "strange" but hey, you are about to commit your lives for each other, so I think the world can handle a card ;)
      Have you seen the episode of Friends about Ross and his girlfriend and the Christmas card? Too funny!

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  3. This reminded me to order our Christmas cards! I love getting and sending snail mail so much that I made it one of my goals to do more of this year! I did an okay job but can definitely do better by actually sending out Christmas cards!

    As far as traditions, my hubby, our son and myself go on Black Friday and get out Christmas tree and decorate it then we do the outside of the house, too.

    On Dec. 23 we go look at Christmas lights as a family, because that's what we did 2 years ago when my hubby proposed. We spend Christmas Eve with his parents and Christmas Day with my side of the family. This is our 3rd Christmas together but our first being married so we're creating new traditions of our own, too.

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    1. That sounds like so much fun! I hope my hubby and I can go see lights too!

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  4. I love snail mail! I hope to take my daughter's picture this week for our Christmas card, so I will definitely keep Minted in mind. Their cards are so beautiful.

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  5. Minted seriously has the most gorgeous cards. Every year I drool over them and use them as inspiration to make my own cards. Although, it would probably be easier to just buy theirs ;)

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  6. Love the variety of card options! While sending things digitally is so much easier, I do love snail mail!

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  7. I love these! We haven't decided if we'll send out Christmas cards this year, but I probably will end up doing something!

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  8. I love sending out Christmas cards in the mail! It's such a nice surprise to receive cards, and so I want my family and friends to experience that, too.

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  9. The first two are my favorite. I love sending and receiving Christmas cards and photo cards are the best. I gotta order mine now!

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  10. I love Minted! Our save the dates came from them. :)

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  11. Super super cute! Love the Christmas tree text!

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  12. How fun! Christmas cards are the best :) I save all of the ones we receive. We already have ours for this year but I will have to check minted out for next! :)

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  13. These are so cute! I love picture cards for Christmas, plus it gives you a great reason to take a family photo!

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  14. Aww I tried clicking the link and it said error. Could be because I'm on my kindle maybe but it definitely didn't work. But on a brighter note, I adore Christmas cards and I'm trying to figure out what to do this year before time is up!

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  15. I haven't sent out cards in years, but I would really like to this year. I love the options that don't have a picture. Very nice.

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  16. I love Minted and how customizable their cards are! Which one did you end up going with?

    Xo, Greta | www.gretahollar.com

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    1. I didn't end up going with any of those actually, but they are all gorgeous!

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  17. I love Minted, especially the cards that they came out with this year!!

    Ashley
    www.ashleylaurenpitts.com

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  18. Love those Christmas cards! We are ordering ours today!

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  19. I love to send and received traditional (paper!) Christmas cards each year. That Noel card is just beautiful. - Trish

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  20. Thank you! I did not even know about minted. This year I want to start sending out Christmas Cards. I have never sent them out, but financially I have the means to do it. Eek how exciting.

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  21. Wow, so beautiful! I love them all! We don't send cards. I thought about doing it this year but got too lazy about planning photos and such, and I think it's too late now, since we live in Europe and most everyone who'd want a card from us is in the States. There's always next year!

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  22. These are really beautiful! We are ordering from Shutterfly this year because I have a gift card. I love photo cards!

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  23. These cards are beautiful. Nothing better than sending or receiving personalised things.

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  24. I love sending snail mail as well.
    It's so fun and thoughtful.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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  25. I love the cards you chose!! Beautiful!

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  26. They are so cute! I love the 2nd card... it's funny and beautiful.

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