ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: Minted

Saturday, October 24, 2009


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Today's Saturday Spotlight features a spectacular option for your stationary needs! Minted offers professional art and graphic design, as well as high quality printing, for all your stationary needs. Offering baby announcements, wedding and shower invitations, save the date cards, menus, party invitations, open house announcements, holiday greetings, stationary, and more, Minted has the freshest designs on paper!

Today we are specifically highlighting their creative holiday photo cards, as well as their adorable personalized kid's stationary.

Minted offers innovatives design for enhancing the familiar picture cards and family letters. They combine contemporary colors with fabulous fonts. Some designs are quite traditional looking while others are funky and fresh! Isn't the peace, love, and joy written in theatre light font fun?

I was especially excited about the two alternatives to the "traditional" copy paper Christmas letters offered by Minted:

Yearline Holiday Cards
This card gives you several text boxes to enhance your photos in a timeline fashion or as a feature box for each member of your family.

Holiday MiniBook Cards
These mini matte paper books are bound with stylish grommets and hold 3-6 photos with accompanying text.

You are sure to find a style you love as you browse Minted's variety of very modern designs. This was one of my many favorites, if we only had one child to feature this would be my first choice. However, I'm searching the options for something that won't be too busy with three kiddos in the photo. I'd love to hear which design stands out for you!

Once you have your holiday greeting cards shopped for and ordered you're going to want to check out the great personalized stationary options. The stationary collection includes seriously adorable notecards. This personalized kid's stationary would make a useful addition to your child's stocking gifts and they'd be all set for writing their post holiday thank you notes!

My favorite girly design is the floral frame shown here. I was fortunate enough to be able to order a set of this stationary for my daughter. (Although, I was very tempted to have my own name printed on these floral beauties).

Animals, Trees, Trains, Cars, Dinosaurs, Pirates and Princesses....
They're all offered in Minted's collections of gender specific and gender neutral options.

In addition to just being super cute, personalized stationary could be a wonderful teaching tool for your budding writer. Help your child use their personalized note cards for:
~Writing Thank Yous
~Keeping Track of Goals
~Lunch Box Notes
~To-Do Lists
~A Birthday Wish Lists
~Pen Pal Correspondence
~Name Writing Practice
~Record & Display Favorite Verses and Quotes

There are three different paper options available from Minted: Signature Paper, Recycled Paper, and Pearlescent Paper. They are all very high quality papers, but I was especially excited about the pearlescent option for holiday cards as it is unique and special!

There is no need for Minted's customers to be proficient in digital designing and fancy uploading. The system for creating your beautiful stationary is quite simple. Begin by picking a unique artist's design, edit the text to fit your needs, and upload your picture of choice. Minted will promptly respond by sending you a proof for final approval. In my experience, the system was effective and yet it still felt like I was still receiving personalized attention and service.

Thank you to Minted for supplying a sample pack of the 2009 Holiday Card Collection, as well as the current Kid's Stationary, designs for our review. My experience with Minted was nothing but positive and I intended for that to be evident in today's spotlight. Although I can't guarentee your impression will be the same as mine, I hope that your experience is similar.


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