I received my first minted card in the mail three years ago just before Christmas. Upon opening it, I remember holding the card in my hands, rubbing my fingers over its thick paper stock, staring in awe at the quality of the printing, flipping it over to inspect the details and finally propping it up on my desk to admire the design. I have been in love with the company ever since — I look forward to the unveiling of their holiday photo card collection every fall — but what I most love about the company is how it operates: every product sold on the site is the result of a design challenge entered by a community of independent designers living all over the world.
While minted is perhaps best know for its holiday cards, personal stationery and invitations, the company’s high-quality paper goods extend to calendars and gift tags and wall art and party decor. They also have a fantastic selection of food-themed gifts, including kitchen journals (pictured above), art prints (pictured below), stationery and photo cards.
What’s most exciting is that minted is going to give one of you a $150 gift certificate to spend as you wish, though I highly recommend first popping over to Minted’s Holiday collection to start browsing the best selection of bright and seasonal designs out there.
If I were on the receiving end of this giveaway, that’s exactly where I would head, but I’m still trying to snap that perfect shot… still waiting for just the right moment, you know, when Ella isn’t throwing Graham down the steps or scrunching his fingers in doors or whacking him over the head with a spatula. Wish me luck.
If you are interested in receiving this gift certificate just leave a comment below. Tell me your favorite homemade food gift to give away during the holidays.
Above-pictured journals: Orange Recipes; We Ate Cake; Kumquats & Kiwis; Scrumptious; In the Kitchen; Kitchen Notes
Clockwise from top left: Garden Composition; Let’s Eat; Heirloom Pear; Home Sweet Home; Cooking with Spices & Herbs:
My minted holiday cards from the past two years:
Designed by Annie Clark, 2010: