Where to Order Holiday Photo Cards

You’ll be surprised, but there is no such tradition as sending holidays cards in Russia where I’m originally from. People just call each other or send text messages and exchange presents around the New Year’s Eve. Ever since I received my first holiday card here in America, I was happily surprised and immediately fell in love with this sweet tradition! It was not until Minted.com reached out to me to collaborate on personalized holiday photo cards post that I ever though of ordering holiday cards for our families, friends, and my blog contacts. It seemed like a fun projects to work on so this year I’ll be sending along my holiday cards!

Basically how it works is you pick a design from a huge selection of templates on Minted.com, upload a photo or photos of your family you’d like to feature, and adjust the words on the card if needed. The whole process takes about 15 minutes if you already have a design in mind—it took me about 45 minutes as it was my first time doing it and I didn’t know what type of card I want to pick. After looking through the list of the beautiful designs, I figured that my favorite ones are foil pressed designs as I just can’t help myself as I love all things sparkly!

NYC holiday greeting cards 2016

If you are also dealing with the decision fatigue while choosing your card design, I recommend checking the “Find It Fast” feature. It allows to upload a photo of your choice and preview all of the designs on the page with your photo of it. That way, you’ll have a better idea of how the final design will look like and hopefully make up your mind faster. That’s how I actually found the photo card design I selected (it also comes in green and purple).

As I mentioned before, I was looking for two different designs and I wanted to have a second one without any photos on it. Since it supposed to be a card for my blog partners and friends, I didn’t want to look to narcissistic including just a photo of myself on the card neither I wanted to include our family photo as it would be too personal. So I looked through the list of non photo cards that feature foil press designs (I told you, I’m addicted to glitter!) and selected this adorable card (comes in six different shades).

When the design is selected, the process is very straightforward. You can adjust a card just a little bit by picking a color and shape of the card design you selected, as well as the quality of paper you’d like to use. Then, you can personalize the card by changing wording and changing the back design of the card. Finally, you select the designs of envelopes (for instance, pick an envelope liner featuring the same print that has been incorporated into the card design), return address, and stamps.

Prior to starting my order I didn’t have all of the addresses of people I wanted to send a card to in place (remember, it was my first time ordering holiday cards). I had a general list of people’s names but no addresses on it so I opted out of the recipient addressing feature (I would have to do so by hand). It would take time to hand write all of the 100 cards I selected but it would be a lesson for me on how to address it next year. Saying so I highly recommend having your address list in place when you start placing the order on Minted.com!

Overall, my first time experience ordering holiday cards was fantastic! It was a truly inspiring process that finally put me in a holiday mood and I can’t wait to share my adorable cards with the world!

For your convenience, I selected a few of my favorite designs to help you to get started on your holiday cards:

Also, we always receive lots of holiday cards from our friends and family so this season I decided to order a pinboard where we will be displaying all of the cards we receive this season. Minted.com offers a huge selection of pre-designed and custom-made pinboards so if you are looking for one for your office or home, definitely check them out. I picked En Provence Pre-Styled pinboard design and we are planning on hanging it in our living room.

En Provence Pre-Styled pinboard design

I look forward to hearing if you ever send holiday cards. If so, what type of photos do you include? What type designs you prefer? Please share your holiday card stories in the comments area below!

  • I’ve never thought about doing one of these before. These look so lovely that I have to try this.


    • Isn’t it a great idea? We didn’t have such tradition in Russia, but it’s such a cute one, right? Do people send holiday cards in the UK?

  • marciaf

    The selections are great. It seems like the hard part would be narrowing everything down to one.

  • Nicole Cochingco Escat

    Those Holidays cards are looks unique and great designs. I would like to check it out!

  • Adriana

    These came out great! I love them! We always run late on doing Christmas cards but still somehow manage to get them out in just enough time haha!

  • It’s funny, whenever I receive a card I always look to see where it came from. Minted.com has so many great designs.

  • CourtneyLynne Storms

    Omg just loving all of these cards!!!!! Love using minted!

  • Wendy Gage

    Minted has the most Beautiful cards to select from

  • Candace Galan

    I want to start using Minted for Holiday cards, I just usually send cheap ones.

  • Eg Kaufman

    These are beautiful cards & would make great Secret Santa gifts.

  • dorofte alexandra

    Secret Santa

  • Jennifer Hansen

    Secret Santa

  • chchachii


  • Christine

    I honestly didn’t know about this obsession with holiday cards until I moved to the suburbs and had kids. Now every year there’s major pressure to take family photos and have the most amazing card to send out. On the flip side we love receiving cards as well and save them every year and relook at them from friends and family. Minted has a wonderful selection of styles and they make it so easy to use. Such cute selections you picked too! Xoxo, Christine

  • wcs53

    Secret Santa

  • Julie Barrett (Reviewz by Jewe

    Secret Santa ?

  • onyiakpanisi

    Secret santa

  • I love being able to personalise your stationery – it’s just a great added touch. The card stock looks like its amazing quality too!!

    Helen x

  • Shannon ONeill

    Secret Santa!

  • I love customising my stuff & that holiday card with your photo on it adds some warmth to it! Trust your recipients will be thrilled to get those cards from you 😉

    xx Aldora

  • John Milnes

    This is fab. We are looking at this option and I like the idea of ones with a photo in them.

  • Sara

    Secret Santa 🙂

  • Love the idea of customized holiday cards. I got introduced to the idea in States as well. Love the different template mint has to offer. Very neat and easy process. Love your selections as well

  • These cards are so pretty. I used to make photo cards all the time when my kids were small but I’ve gotten lazier over the years LOL.

  • I love sending and receiving holiday cards! It’s been hard for us with two little ones the past few years but I hope to get back on this tradition next year. I’m definitely checking out Minted when I do. You look so pretty in the family card and I like that you can choose a non-photo design for business purposes.

    Love, Liz

  • Lisa Mao

    This is so convenient! One of my favourite things about the holiday is sending out cards to my friends and family. I definitely have to check their services out, thanks for the heads up!


  • Jennifer Quattrucci

    Oh my goodness!!! I never heard of this company before and I’m so glad I read this just in time for holiday season and also in time to make something special for my daughter’s birthday!

  • I want one also! Do they have promo codes available?

  • Shalini Acharya

    I love sending customized holiday cards to friends and family. These are great picks and would definitely check it out. Thanks for sharing. shalini http://www.styledevotee.com

  • EverestSays

    The cards are so beautifully designed and I love all their templates. There isn’t much of a tradition of sending cards in Singapore too but I wouldn’t mind receiving these pretty cards!

  • Vanessa Troset

    wow this post is really cute I adore this amazing post with a lot of nice ideas for this holidays. I always love sending customized cards to friends and I really enjoy this cool ideas! Kisses.


  • jacqueline

    Oh my gosh. That’s such a cute idea. I was just thinking I need to get better at this next year. Love the ones you picked! Happy holidays friend.

  • maggie

    I used to work for a personalized card making company and it was the best. I honestly think these cards are way better than the ones that they sell at Target because people tend to keep these. 🙂


    Maggie S.


  • Jessie Li (4evajessie)

    Omg those photo cards are so pretty. I’m still pretty old school myself and I love sending my loved ones actual paper cards rather than the e-cards to add some personal touches.

    Xx, Jessie

  • Natalia Kopocinski

    I love these Christmas card ideas
    I definitely think personalized is the way to go what a pretty cards
    Great post


    Hello dear!!!
    Great idea very beautiful cards.Net year I will choose this.


  • Hey Sweetie:) Soo Beautiful
    cards:) Loved the Black with Rose:) But all very cute:) Thank
    You for this post:)
    Love Open Kloset By Karina

  • ellen kim

    Oh I wish I came across this post 2 weeks ago! My hubby and I were looking for a place for our cards! Thanks so much for sharing, will refer back to this post for next time!

  • I love Minted so much! I ordered my son’s birth announcement cards from them and I was so happy with the results. I love the design you picked! You guys are so cute together!

    Bisous, Josie

  • This is such a great idea 🙂 It sounds so simple and the designs are gorgeous. Your Christmas card design is so cute

    Rachel xx

  • Its Goldie

    Oh Wow, the cards look beautiful! Love the designs!

  • Vukosavljevic Ana

    This is a great idea! Your design rocks! I need to visit this site asap, thanks for telling us!

  • Andreea Birsan

    Thank you for your great idea! The ones you suggested look amazing! Have a lovely week! <3


  • Ravayna Coe

    What pretty holiday cards! I love getting them in the mail!

  • I really like your designs with these cards. They are so cool.

    xo, Maryam

  • Sarah Atiq

    These cards are so beautiful, I love all of the designs. I have always wanted to find out where to get beautiful holiday cards printed, thanks for sharing the details.




  • Sofia N

    all of these cards look so fun. I love sending postcards to friends and family on the others side of the atlantic. This is something I need to save for the next holiday as it is a little bit too late now to send off my christmas cards.


  • Tandya

    I love these cards! Such a great idea! Especially around the holidays. Thank you for sharing with us!


  • Minted has so many great choices, and I love your picks! Love each design so much. Thanks for sharing!

    xo Soo | http://www.BrownEyedToast.com

  • Mandy Arisa

    I absolutely love all your pics each of the designs are so unique!


    x Mandy

    • Agreed: Minted offers some of the best holiday card designs! It’s my go-to destination for all things holidays!

      Talking about holidays, I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season! All the best to you and your family!