Minted.com, a photo processing / card website that I had heard about, but never used before. Thanks to Mom Bloggers Club, I had the opportunity to try them out and ordered a set of Christmas cards with one of my favorite photos from our recent trip to California. (While the majority of our time was spent at Disneyland, my favorite time was the few hours we spent at the beach.)
The cards arrived yesterday and were absolutely gorgeous. The picture is printed on heavy, thick, premium cardstock/linen-like paper and the picture looks awesome. They are probably the priciest photo cards I have ever purchased ($64.00 for 25 cards without any extras) but they are also the most luxurious photo cards I have ever purchased. They are works of art.
There are hundreds of designs to choose from, and I liked the simple, yet unique, corner graphic that I chose for our cards. They sent me a proof within 24 hours of creation, to give me the chance to verify that everything looked just as I expected.
When the cards arrived yesterday, they were wrapped in bubble wrap inside a solid box. The cards were wrapped with a ribbon and topped with a hand-written note from the person who wrapped them. I felt like I was opening a present.
If you haven't yet created your holiday cards, check out the amazing designs at minted.com. They currently have a free shipping offer available for orders greater than $75.00 and you have until December 17th to order and receive by Christmas Eve. They also have great designs for cards appropriate for New Years and Thank You notes.
I had a great experience with this website. Everything was top-notch!
*Disclosure: I received a code good for 25 cards through a program organized by Mom Bloggers Club for Minted.com. No additional compensation was provided.*