Now that the kids are heading back to school, stores will begin to prepare their holiday displays. I am already receiving Christmas catalogs for some stores -- and, we are not even in September yet. It seems like every year, retailers begin promoting the holidays just as soon as we begin to say to goodbye to summer. :-( But, if you are like me, I like taking advantage of some of these pre-season offerings as I can get some great deals. I am not the type of person who likes to wait until the last few weeks leading up to the holidays to do my shopping, as there are long time and inventory has been picked over.
If you are looking to get a jump on your holiday preparations and shopping? Why not consider ordering your holiday photo cards now? With all the family photos you took this summer, you are bound to find some great photos you want to share with family and friends. Right now, I am narrowing down what seems like hundreds of photos, to make our photo card of the girls. We love sharing holiday photo cards as many family and friends live far away and don't see the girls that often. So, with the photo cards they can see how the girls have grown over the past year, and it makes for a great decoration for the refrigerator.
With all the online stationary stores out there, which one should you choose. Well, I recently across Minted.com, which was started by a mom, Mariam Naficy, when her daughter was only a few months old.
What sets this online stationary store apart from others?
Minted is a global community of independent graphic designers and an online store that prints and sells the best of their designs in the form of paper goods.The folks at Minted believe that great design lives and thrives in the hands of indie designers that people may not have access to through traditional retailers. Their goal is to use technology to allow their community to discover the work of great designers from all over the world. And at the same time, create a place where designers can get exposure and build their careers.
Minted holds monthly design challenges for stationery, invitations, calendars, and other categories and all graphic designers are invited to enter. The Minted community selects the best designs in a highly competitive process, which gives us a top selection of the freshest, finest cards in the world. Winning designers earn cash prizes, a place in the Minted collection, and commissions on all sales of their designs.
How cool is this? I love helping support local artists, and can do so this year when creating my holiday photo cards. In addition to photo cards, Minted offers baby,wedding and birthday invitations, journals, stationary for men, women and businesses, just to name a few. So, what are you waiting for? Head on over to Minted.com and check out the Minted collection. I especially love their Mommy Calling Cards. These have come in handy for me at local "Mommy and Me" meetups.
Click here to browse the stationary offerings from Minted.com. From calendars and journals to photo cards and invitations, you are sure to find a fun way to celebrate an upcoming special occasion or purchase a gift for that someone special.
One lucky reader will win a $50 gift certificate, along with FREE SHIPPING, thanks to the folks at Minted.com. To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
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