I love the Christmas Season for all the warmth and cheer and merriment. I love the opportunity to reach out to the people who matter to us with messages of love and gratitude. But I don’t love the rush. The stress. The endless to-do’s. Over the years I’ve found that if I’m not careful, the holidays can pass by in a blur of busyness and I’ve lost the opportunity to savour what matters most.

Christmas cards are one of those items that – if I’m honest – have been a stressful to-do on my list in years gone by. In fact, in the most stressful of holiday seasons, they’ve just fallen off the list altogether in deference to my sanity. But the last couple of years, I’ve been able to send our cards with a light heart and free spirit because they’ve just been so dang easy. The secret to my holiday happy sauce, you ask? Minted.

Not only do they offer fresh and beautiful, fully customizable designs I love, but they allow you to import your address book and they address all your envelopes in advance so that half the work is done for you before the cards ever arrive at your door. This year I got all of our cards prepped and out the door in one evening. Honestly, it took me about an hour. Not the typical scene of Christmases past, let me tell you! But having written a personal message in the customizable cards already {you can read my merry little message below}, we signed them and added additional messages in some in no time flat.

Add to this all the charming design details like custom liners for your envelopes and the ability to truly personalize with your own photos on all sides of the card, and I’m in love. Paper products ARE a love language, after all, right?

As it turns out, gifts are a love language too, and we’ve got a lovely one for one of you, my friends! Not only does Minted produce gorgeous, customizable stationary, they also produce limited edition art, business cards, customizable party decor and now even textiles for the home, all designed by independent designers. With this much awesome to choose from, who wouldn’t want $100 to spend however you choose?


Here’s how to enter:

1. Follow me and Minted on Instagram
2. Like my post {I’ll post it tonight} sharing our personalized Christmas cards for this year
3. Tag 3 friends on the post

Easy peasy! I’ll announce the winner on Instagram on the 23rd, so you’ve got a week to get in on the holiday cheer. Scoop up an extra entry by sharing my post on your Instagram feed.

Wishing you all a happy, peaceful, joy-filled holiday. May your to-do lists be short and your laughter-filled evenings be long!