Holiday Cards: Calling all Pet Parents!


Senior Bruisy is featured in our “Cheer” cards from Minted!


Customized stamps! 


It’s November now! It’s not to early to think about holiday cards – I know Halloween was a few days ago but Thanksgiving is just weeks away! Are you familiar with Minted and their holiday card selection?

You can browse through the 2016 holiday card collection here or look at their styled holiday cards. I had so much fun going through images from the past six months of the three dogs and went ahead and created my holiday card so I can get those out over Thanksgiving. I’m sure like everyone reading this the list once December hits is long so it’s easier to get big projects like cards out of the way…right away.

Pour a glass of wine and start looking for templates! Minted is on top of the latest trends – I was told from their community of independent artists that 2016 trends include: midnight blues, graphic black & white, botanical wreaths, and glittery foil. “Among this year’s top trends are real foil-pressed holiday cards in gold, silver and rose gold and photo letterpress holiday cards featuring the luxurious look and feel of letterpress paired with unique inks and vibrant colors.” -Minted experts.

The cards are available with matching custom stamps! I chose the “thoughtful” template! They’re also available with free recipient addressing and envelope designs. You can create a Minted Address Book which is cool since I gather envelopes each year and try and get that populated into a word document which never happens.

Minted is a design marketplace of independent artists from around the globe. They also offer postcards, ornament cards and 8 unique die-cut shapes. A variety of backer options allow you to add additional photos, text, and customization options to your holiday card. Have fun!


Disclaimer: We received a discount off our holiday cards as part of their blogger program in exchange for an honest review.  I only share information about products that I believe in and already fit into our doggie lifestyle and routine.



There are 30 Comments

  1. Joely Smith says:

    I have heard of Minted but have not checked them out yet but I need to. Thank you for the reminder! Yes holidays are coming up soon. I would love to feature my furkids on our holiday cards this year. Thanks for the idea!

  2. Wow! We can’t believe it’s time to think about Christmas cards! This selection looms great.

  3. Hindy Pearson says:

    I saw Christmas cards in one shop here in August! Way too early. I must admit I’ve never heard of minted, so had a quick peek at the website. They have some lovely designs, it would be hard to narrow down from such a wide selection.

  4. Nichole says:

    We’ve used Minted in the past for cards. Love them! Cute card too.

  5. Amy Shojai says:

    Whoops, Christmas cards already? Guess I need to start my plans.

  6. Ever year, I say I’m going to get nice pictures taken for holiday cards and not wait until the last minute. I have yet to avoid procrastination and get holiday pictures done of Mauja and Atka. This year. This will be my year! 😉 I’ll be sure to look into Minted – I’ve never used them for cards.

  7. Minted, I need to go and check them out. I love how the cards came out, and I love adding something of my own to cards.

  8. Christmas! I’m not ready, not ready. Those cards look super cute. I am a greeting card addict. lol Thanks!

  9. Lindsay says:

    Custom stamps?! Whatttt!? That’s so cool!
    I’m currently working with Shutterfly and so excited! I created one card but I’m also trying to get additional pictures in the next two weeks or so. 🙂

    • YOU WILL LOVE THE CUSTOM STAMPS!!!!! Oh that’s so awesome – I also love Shutterfly and I made a big scrapbook after our ocean trip on their site and it’s amazing. Can you believe the holidays are here – omg!!!!

  10. Sadie says:

    GAAAAAAH!!! Thanks for introducing me to this site. It looks like a fun place to be creative.

  11. Cathy Armato says:

    I’ve never heard of Minted, but I like that they feature indie artists! Sounds like a great service, thanks for sharing.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  12. I guess it’s time to put together the holiday cards for the girls.

  13. I’ve not heard of Minted before – we will definitely check them out! We just made plans to look at cards this Saturday, so great timing (and yours look so sweet!) – thanks!

  14. Kim says:

    Omg these cards are gorgeous. Going to have to order some

  15. Beth says:

    I love the design you came up with! Minted makes gorgeous products. My experience with them is the paper always feels so luxurious and the printing is high quality.

  16. YAY Pet holiday cards are my favorite!

  17. Ruth Epstein says:

    WOW I cannot believe its around the corner both Hanukkah and Christmas oy vey, am gonna have to start getting into gear with it all – have bookmarked the website thank you

  18. FiveSibesMom says:

    Oh, it’s never too early to think about Christmas cards! I love them! And I belong to a pet holiday card exchange (my Huskies get way more cards than my family does!) I will have to check out Minted. Thank you for the review!

  19. I do love letterpress. Guess it’s time to start thinking about Christmas.

  20. Jan K says:

    I haven’t done a Christmas card with the crew on it for a few years now, but I really think it’s time to do it again – this looks great! I love the matching stamps! I just bookmarked this to come back to, I’m so glad you shared it!

    • Thank you! It was so easy to do and I love easy craft projects – of course looking through dog pics from the year was fun too…:) It was a great excuse to go back through the months. Minted is great and I’ve used Tiny Prints too!

  21. Monika & Sam says:

    Funny that you bring this up…I’ve been looking for the best pet pose ‘pawsibilities’ wherever we go. The light is just gorgeous now and would make such a great ‘howliday’ card.

    • Thank you! I was so ready to go through photos from the summer and start to pick a few for the cards this year. Enjoy taking pics – I love holiday cards!!!!

      • Monika & Sam says:

        99.9% of my ‘daily’ photos are from an iPhone and we all know that resolution isn’t the best for printed cards. I need to remember to take my DSLR with me for any decent holiday card photo. 😉

  22. I haven’t tried to do this kind of card before. Thanks for your reminder. I’m going to prepare for my little princesses. Maybe I put more colors in the holiday cards. The Greatest Season is coming. So happy!