A Look at a Few of My Favorite Gifts

Simply Shawn N Jenn Disclosure

I have to admit that I have had a TON of fun this holiday season shopping for friends and family.  One of my favorite places to shop has been Minted this season.  I really love all of the amazing gifts that they have for everyone in your life.  I wanted to share with you a quick review about the things that I have been able to purchase for people in my family and share with you how much I love them.

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Great Gifts from Minted

**A One of a Kind Birthday Gift

So when I was given the opportunity to pick up a few things from Minted I chose to get a birthday gift for my husband’s grandmother as one of them.  My husband’s grandmother just turned 80 while she was on a cruise with the whole family (minus my husband, myself, and our four children).  I wanted to do something special for her since we did not take the cruise with everyone else.

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I found the beautiful Real Foil Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art 8×8 ($65.00).  Now I have to apologize because I wrapped this one before I snapped a picture of it so I am going to have to show you the stock photo.  I was very impressed with the quality and I am sure that it is going to look beautiful on her wall since I got a wood frame to match the ones that are in her home.

I chose to take photos from the family cruise and inserted ones of the family that could not be there.  Otherwise it is all of her favorite memories from the special trip that she got to take with the family.

**Something for Myself

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I will admit that since I am determined to journal all year that I wanted to stock up on journals over the holiday.  I asked my husband for a custom journal with family pictures on it and he was going to have one made.  However when I had the opportunity to work with Minted I thought that it was silly for him to spend more money.

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So I chose the A Year In My Life Notebook ($16.00).  I really like this one and am so excited to be able to break it open and start writing in it as soon as I receive it.  I plan on keeping it in my bag where I keep my work stuff and will be writing in when we are out and about throughout the year.  It is a great journal and will be perfect to collect memories, poems, and writings that I want to share.

**The Perfect Mother in Law Gift

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Finally I chose to make one of the A Year In My Life Weekly Planners ($26.00) for my mother in law.  I wanted to give her something special this holiday season and something that she would be able to use all year long.  I thought that this was pretty and something that would be a favorite for the next year.

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I covered hers in favorite pictures from throughout the last year of the grandchildren.

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I think that she will love it and I am sure that she will be showing it off to everyone at work.

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You too can shop at Minted for all of your favorite gift giving needs.

Holiday Gift Guide — Holiday Cards They’ll Treasure for Years from Minted

Simply Shawn N Jenn Disclosure

Have you struggled with finding the perfect holiday cards each year?  Do you hate thinking about spending all of that money for someone just to toss them aside or even throw them away after the holidays.  Well, look no further you can have all of the amazing holiday cards of your dreams with Minted.

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These special personalized holiday cards are just what you need if you want share the joy of the season with you friends and family.  They are also perfect for you to be able to share how your family has grown, something that you are proud of or have accomplished, or just to share so that your family and friends will keep them for years to come.

Plus you will find that there are holiday cards that are perfect for every family.

Looking for Something Unique?


If you are looking for a unique holiday card then you have to check out the Destination Luggage Tag.  This card is a favorite of mine for the unique shape and creative design.  Plus the card is absolutely beautiful.

Celebrating Christmas?


I sometimes feel like everyone is sending out the same Christmas cards.  I love that the Holiday Map West Coast Holiday Photo Card is perfect for families who are not living by their friends and family.  I have a lot of friends who have moved away and I think sharing a little greeting from where they are living is a great way for them to say Merry Christmas.  Minted offers many different Christmas card designs so there is going to be something that is perfect for everyone there.

Want Something Striking?


The Merry & Bright Hand Lettered Holiday Photo Cards are unlike anything that I have ever seen before.  These cards are simply striking in their shape and are something that will be sure to impress everyone on your holiday card list this year.

Rather Celebrate the New Year?

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If you are not big into Christmas or if you’d rather send a card that would look great on someone’s fridge year round then you will find that Minted has a great selection of New Year cards for you to choose from.  I love the Date Stamp Holiday Postcards.  Not only are these great because they offer you a little something different and can be left up all year but they also are a postcard so you are going to save money when you are mailing them.

Can’t Choose Just One Picture?


Sometimes when you have had a particularly exciting year it can be too hard to pick out just one picture to put on your holiday cards.  You might think that your only option is a collage card like everyone else has sent in the past but you do not have to look any further.  Minted offers you some unique options like the adorable Retro Peace Tree Holiday Minibook that will show off a small collection of your favorite pictures.


If the minibooks still do not work for you there is also a great selection of booklette cards.  I love the Joyful Type Holiday Booklette Card and think that it would be so much fun to create one with my family’s favorite memories from the year.  I also think that it would be fun to let each kiddo pick out a picture to be included in the booklette.

Considered Giving a Keepsake?


One year I wanted to do something different for our Christmas cards.  I wanted to send out personalized ornaments with a picture of our children but was very frustrated when I could not find them for a price that I thought was reasonable.  I sure wish that I had found Minted that year because these Twisted Peppermint Holiday Ornament Cards are adorable and the perfect keepsake for your family and friends.

Want to Show Off Your Sense of Humor?


For me personally nothing is greater than getting a hilarious card.  I love it when people show of their sense of humor with their cards and I am always impressed when someone is willing to show off their sense of humor with their Christmas cards.  When I saw the Wreck the Halls Holiday Photo Cards I laughed out loud.  I instantly could picture my children on there and I loved that it would be something for family and friends to enjoy looking at together.

Best of all with Minted you can get one stop shopping.  Pick up your holiday cards and create some keepsake gifts at the same time, all from the convenience of your home.