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Friday, October 23, 2015

An Old-Fashioned Tradition...and a Giveaway!

It's late October and, like me, some of you are beginning to think about your Christmas cards.

old window chalkboard calendar, spain hill farm blog

I love receiving old fashion style (aka non-virtual) holiday cards from family and friends.  
I have a few that still include a letter sharing all that has happened in their family during the past year.

brass stencils, joy, spain hill farm blog

There are lots of ways to display those tangible tokens of love and friendship.
I've created a Pinterest board here if you need a few ideas.

snow globe picture, mini vw bus, christmas decor

It's such a sweet tradition that, so far, hasn't totally been absorbed into the virtual world.  Hey, I'm all about the convenience of online but sometimes old-fashion ways are refreshing.

That's why I'm partnering with to bring you a $50 giveaway to use on their website.  The ease of online ordering and the beauty of a special, personalized holiday cards to mail to family and friends.

Now these aren't just your ordinary holiday cards.  Minted is known for its high-quality paper and printing. Minted’s Signature paper is thick and luxurious with a creamy cotton texture, and has been optimized for photo printing. You can also choose 100% recycled paper, Pearlescent paper which adds a subtle shimmer, DoubleThick paper or even TripleThick paper. Minted also offers 9 unique die-cut shapes. A variety of backer options allow you to add additional photos, text, and customization options to your holiday card.

Need a little more information about  Let me share with you just how special they are!

About Minted: 
We believe that great design lives and thrives in the hands of independent artists that people do not have access to through traditional retailers. Minted uses technology to allow consumers to discover great creative talent, making Minted a place where artists can learn, gain exposure, and build their businesses. Minted is a design marketplace. We source creative content from a global community of independent artists, then sell the best content in the form of art, home d├ęcor, and stationery, directly to consumers. An early pioneer of crowdsourcing, Minted has held art and design challenges monthly since April 2008. Challenges are open for both submission and voting, the 'crowd' curates Minted's product selection by rating products, and Minted utilizes analytics to evaluate votes.

Now, who's ready for a giveaway!?

To enter the contest for the $50 giveaway, simply visit and then comment below with the holiday card you'd love to send this year!

The winner will be notified via email with their $50 coupon code.

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  1. I love the vintage feel of the jumping reindeer card!!!! :) {Jan}

  2. wow i just spent an hour scrolling through their site awesome, i love all of the botanicals by althea and ruth xx

  3. I like Old World Charm and the Just Sleep card (we have a newborn haha).

  4. That woodstock card is awesome! I love the happy howlidays card too. so cute. thanks for the chance to win, Angie! Hugs, CoCo

  5. Oh what fun watercolor! The Botanicals is a close second!

  6. Oh what fun watercolor! The Botanicals is a close second!

  7. i like the Stylish and Merry Foil-Pressed Holiday Cards

  8. I love the jumping reindeer card.

  9. I like this happy holiday one:

  10. Life is Wonderful..beautiful card

  11. I would have to say the twisted peppermint is my fave :

    - shaunie on rafflecopter

  12. I would choose the gilded flurries card


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