Friday Faves From Minted

Happy New Year! I’ve decided to make a few changes to the blog in the new year. Along with featuring interiors I’ve done, projects I’ve completed, and plans for rooms and furnishings, I’ve decided to implement some regular columns. First up: Friday Faves, where I’ll highlight favorite products, new collections, amazing sites, fantastic apps, etc. (you get the picture).

First Friday Fave? Minted’s birth announcements and thank you cards we had done when G was born.

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Minted’s designs are gorgeous! There are loads of options when it comes to customization, including font, color, borders, and paper.

I love the way ours turned out. The paper was fabulous (we opted for the signature paper, a thick, slightly textured stock) and the picture was clear, which is a big deal. We tried another company for our holiday cards, and while the photo was taken with our fancy DSL camera and was not at all fuzzy on our computer screens, the photo on the cards isn’t crisp. Still adorable, but a little bit of a bummer.

Anyway, our Minted order also included personalized thank you cards to show our gratitude to the friends and family who gifted us with clothes, gear, diapers, bottles, towels, and toys.

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Aren’t these adorable? I also could have opted to have this adorable allover heart pattern put on the back of the birth announcements, but I decided to keep it clean and simple.

Minted’s offerings don’t stop at birth announcements. I’m currently helping a friend plan her 2015 wedding. The nuptials are in June, and they haven’t sent out save-the-date cards yet (experts say these should be mailed six months before the wedding), so that’s first up on the to-do-list.

We combed through Minted’s 760 save-the-date offerings and found several we liked. Which one is your favorite?

Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 11.39.14 AMall in the numbers (they’ve been together since last June)

Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 11.57.03 AMdate check (I like the bold simplicity; the couple has a a cool black and white shot of themselves that we were thinking would work in this template.)

Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 12.07.13 PMcomplete love (they have several adorable selfies taken with a DSL)

**Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post. The opinions in this post are all mine.**