The Making Of 2015 Holiday Cards {& $250 to Minted}

The holidays are officially here, and I have to tell you, our whole family couldn’t be more excited. The kids are already giddy, writing down Christmas lists, asking a ton of questions about our plans for the next few weeks, and it seems like every other day, the girls come home from school with cute little thanksgiving arts and crafts. While it’s frightening to think that another year has passed so rapidly, I’m looking forward to yet another holiday season, and with the kids’ current ages, I can already tell that this year is going to be a blast. Our holiday activities have yet to kick off, but already, I feel the magical moments approaching.

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For years, I’ve taken my holiday cards very seriously. Before kids, I would capture our dogs in silly poses, to share with friends and family. Now with three children, it’s difficult to get the kids and dogs together, but the pups are always certain to make an appearance, somewhere on our cards. Sending holiday cards is so much fun, but receiving cards is even better. With everyone having kids, and these kids growing older, the amount of cards tends to double every year. Each day, between Thanksgiving and Christmas getting the mail turns into a full on chore, as we wait to see who sent cards, and how much the little ones have grown from the year prior.

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From the time the kids were babies, we’ve incorporated a New York City motif in our holiday cards. Each year, I rack my brain trying to figure out what location or NYC landmark will make the cut. This year, my two ideas were the trunk of a taxi cab, and our favorite newsstand on Fulton Street.Screen Shot 2015-11-17 at 11.03.17 AMScreen Shot 2015-11-17 at 11.08.30 AM

For the last few years, when it comes to printing up our cards, I have turned to Minted. I like to browse their site prior to taking our holiday photos to spark some ideas for cards and photographs. Their wide assortment of themes and layouts always make the current years’ card so different from other years. Minted allows you to create a unique design from independent artists, and customize it to your own, while providing the highest quality combining with luxe materials. For this year, I fell in love with foil pressed options on the cards, and to add a little more dazzle, I included the glitter inserts to each envelope. I decided to add some photos on the back of the card, which showcase special moments or memories we created over the year.

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Here are the two runner ups for our holiday card with the salutations “Happy Holidays” and “It’s A Wonderful Life“. Which one do you prefer?  To celebrate this holiday season, I have teamed up with Minted, and we are GIVING AWAY a $250 credit to one lucky Stroller In The City fan! Follow the rafflecopter below. Good Luck and Happy Holidays!

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62 thoughts on “The Making Of 2015 Holiday Cards {& $250 to Minted}”

  1. I love the peace love and joy card. It’s currently on hold on my acct until I figure out what pics I want to use for our Christmas cards

  2. They’re both great but I think I’d choose the Happy Holidays taxi theme. I like that the kids are really the focus of the card and the taxi has a great NYC feel!

  3. Of your children I like the news stand photo best…your children seem more natural in the photo. On Minted I love the A Beautiful and Wonderful life card.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. Your pictures are so cute! Love them all. I’m liking the Christmas postcards from Minted and the textured pine design. Thanks for hosting.

  5. Love your taxi cab theme! Very original! I love all of the classic designs on minted and the foil options look really nice too

  6. The hubby is really annoyed with glitter cards as he is worried they will get all over him. I would get a glitter cards just to make him laugh. Plus I love sparkle

  7. minted is the best! we used them to order our baby’s birth announcements in february 🙂 i like your ‘happy holidays’ card the most but both pictures are adorable. and minted’s gold foil theme cards are gorgeous…..but the ‘winter botanicals’ holiday card is my favorite from this season!

  8. I really like the Glow and Glimmer, but I’ve been thinking about announcing my pregnancy with holiday cards this year- for that, I’m loving The More, The Merrier!

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