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Picking out the perfect Christmas card to send to friends and family is kind of like finding the perfect gift for each person on your holiday list. One of my favorite things about the holiday season is sending and receiving Christmas cards. I love everything about them down to choosing which holiday stamps we’ll put on the envelopes! As someone who loves taking photos, sending Christmas cards each year is a great way to share those photo memories with family and friends.
Last year, we went big! I set up a tripod in the middle of the park to take family pictures and created three – yes, THREE – different kinds of Christmas cards through Minted. This year, I didn’t want to take a traditional, posed family photo. I wanted our card to be humorous. With so much negativity in the world, I wanted to share a card that would make people laugh upon opening it.
Plus, it’s pretty obvious that Hunter is a big part of our family. All of our family and friends know and love him. As you can see, he’s also a huge part of my blog! So I wanted our holiday cards to encompass the fact that Hunter is definitely the center of attention and the star of our little family!
A few weeks ago, I talked to my husband about taking our holiday photo and ordering our cards. He has a crazy pair of brown, furry paw slippers that immediately became the inspiration for our card. So I got myself a pair of crazy paw slippers in gray. We stood on a white, fluffy blanket with Hunter in the middle of us. Fur parents “fur” real! We completed our “pawsitively” hilarious photo with a small Christmas tree and present stack dog toy. Once I captured our photo, it was time to pick out our cards!
Since we got our cards from Minted last year, I already knew that they had a great selection of pet-themed holiday cards. We chose to go with the Pawlala photo card. I love the card creating process through Minted. You can test out your photos in each card layout and edit them, if needed, before making your final decision! This card was a perfect fit for our photo! Just like last year, we now have beautifully printed, high quality cards to send to friends and family.
Everything about Minted’s cards are customizable, too, so you’ll have no problem creating your perfect holiday card this year! After selecting our card and photo to use, we worked on little details to make our card just right! We gave our card a rounded edge and a solid red back. Other options for the back of your card include leaving it blank, choosing a pattern, or adding photos. You can even play around with font styles, colors, and placement! You also have the option to have your cards addressed FREE for you through Minted! That will definitely free up some of your time this busy holiday season!
Did you know that Minted has holiday decor and customizable wrapping paper, too? With one of the extra photos we took, I decided to create our own custom wrapping paper! The wrapping paper is sold in sets of 20″ x 28″ sheets. Just like Minted’s cards, you can customize the background color, add and edit your photo, and change the font style and color. So now our friends and family will have gifts wrapped in paper that match the Christmas cards they’ll receive from us this year!
If you haven’t taken your family photo yet, now’s the time to break out the camera and start snapping! Then, head to Minted’s website to pick out your completely customizable holiday card and more! Another thing I love about Minted is that they shipped really fast. My cards arrived within a week of placing my order! I can now check our holiday cards off our list with plenty of time to spare to address and send them out!
If you want to make your pet a part of your holiday photo card this year, I definitely suggest keeping small training treats on hand. Every few shots we take, Hunter gets a treat for being a top dog model. Now he knows that if he sits nice, he gets rewarded! So now that you’ve seen our “pawsome” holiday cards, get started on creating your own! Will you be including your pets in your holiday cards this year?
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