Next weekend marks the end of Daylight Savings Time and the beginning of the holiday season. I know, I’m with you, seriously how can that be? I’m still squeezing out the last few crops from our vine tomatoes, while we enjoy days over 80 degrees. My kids will be broiling as I pose them in their winters best because come hell or high water I WILL get my cards completed before Thanksgiving. This year I’m looking to Minted to make that happen, between their Pinterest boards and their design blog Julep I think I can actually pull this holiday thing off. One thing I really like about Minted is that you can upload your photo so you have a quick look at each design using your actual photo. It really helps you see wether your photo will work within each card design. In addition to 32+ pages of card designs, there are entire sections filled with party planning from the paper straws to bunting. I had no idea they offered personalized stationary and art prints as well. What struck me the most was that all of the product featured in the marketplace was outsourced by artists from all over the world, 43 countries to be exact. Designs are submitted and then voted onto the pages of Minted. You have to love a place that gives an artist a chance to share their work on such a global scale.
“We uncover design genius through ongoing design competitions. At Minted, all that matters is good design. Designers submit, and the Minted community votes to tell us what to sell” – minted.com
Minted’s blog, julep features posts on design, inspiration and DIY. They feature minted styled parties like this adorable Mod Cow birthday.
My favorite section is Home Decorating under Eye Candy by SFgirlbybay. I’m a fan of Victoria’s and she features the same eclectic mix of designers finds for the home.
To help you get started on your holiday projects Minted is giving away $50.00 gift certificate that can be used towards the purchase of your holiday cards or invitations. All you need to do is leave a comment to enter. Good luck! Giveaway ends Sunday 11/3 12PM PST.
Sponsored by the fine folks at Minted.com