A Squared: The More the Merrier: Holiday Photo Cards with Minted

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The More the Merrier: Holiday Photo Cards with Minted

Confession: I've been a Christmas card slacker for the past few years. I'm pretty sure that the last card we sent out was in 2011 because I had a beautiful professionally airbrushed wedding photo of Alex and me to share with our friends and family that year. But in the past few years, we haven't had any professional photos taken and the holiday seasons have been so busy that it seems I have barely finished my shopping before December 25th, let alone had time to design and mail out holiday cards. Well, with big news to report this year I knew we needed to send out holiday cards-- and lucky for us, Minted was there to help!

Minted's website offers an amazing selection of customizable holiday photo cards, perfect for whatever your family's theme is this year. They were even kind enough to point me in the direction of the holiday pregnancy announcement cards-- perfect for a growing family like ours! I immediately fell in love with this "The More The Merrier" design by Carolyn McLaren. I loved the clean modern look and the fact that it was available in a few different color schemes too. If you take a look at the sample they've featured, you'll see that I was also sold on the family shoe photo theme too!

In addition to customizing the color scheme, Minted offers several other options for making your holiday cards your own: different paper types (I selected a sturdy recycled paper), festive address labels, envelope pre-labeling (if you have your Christmas card list act together more quickly than I did!), and different options for personalizing the back of your cards too. I loved this outtake photo of Clery front and center after he gave up on posing for our family photo and was so happy to find a cute way to incorporate it into our holiday card-- along with a custom message announcing our big news to friends and family. P.S. It's a GIRL!

Even though we didn't hire a professional photographer or do anything fancy for these cards, I absolutely love the way that they turned out: adorable, personal, and the very first card we've sent out featuring our expanding family!

And if you're still scrambling to get your cards ordered and out the door this holiday season, Minted is here to help: Get free rush shipping with code SHIP if you order by today at 3 PM Pacific Time (that's 6 PM for you east coast readers)! They're also offering 15% off holiday cards with code WINTER15 for the rest of you... so get over to Minted.com and personalize your family's holiday cards!

And for your enjoyment, a few outtakes from the "photo shoot:" I was makeup-free with dirty hair and wearing skinny jeans that no longer zip over my baby bump... the beauty of a feet-only photo! Oh, and Clery just didn't understand this posing business.

And this one pretty much sums up life with our first baby...

Thanks to my sister for taking these pictures. And Happy Holidays from our family to yours!

Editor's Note: I received complimentary products from Minted in order to facilitate this post. All the opinions expressed herein are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support A Squared!


  1. i love this!! :) 2016 will be a great year for you! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

    1. Thanks, Jillian! Happy New Year to you and your little family!

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