Gorgeous Photo Calendars from Indie Designers

Minted.com has just launched a line of the most gorgeous photo calendars I’ve ever laid eyes on. And they are affordable, too. Photo calendars are available in two sizes: Standard is 8.5×11 and costs $29, and then there’s the Grande version, which is 11.5×14, and costs $44.

These photo calendars come with premium textured paper, rounded corners and beautiful, unique designs from indie designers. (See our writeup of minted.com’s holiday cards from last year.)

As with everything on the minted.com site, adding your photos is a piece of cake, and customer service is second to none.

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Holiday photo cards that made me swoon (and a discount for you, too)

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Y’all know how I love to browse etsy.com. Even if I have nothing I need to buy, I love to sit there with a cup of coffee in my hand and spot fresh little pockets of talent. It somehow makes me feel good about the world and all the gifted people in it who can make things with their hands. Unlike myself.

I also dig a well-designed personalized card (especially one that’s on that meaty, luxe paper.)  So I loved it when minted.com approached me about what they do.

Have you seen this site? First, they hold these bi-monthly “design challenges.” The winning designs are then sold through the minted.com website in a format that you can customize with your own text and photos.

Now if you’re a designer and you win one of these design contests, Minted makes it possible for you to do what you do best without the burden of printing your own cards and marketing/advertising your own products.  (Designers earn cash prizes and 5% of ongoing revenues).

I like to design my own cards, but – truth be told – these designers are way more talented than I am. Plus, I don’t seem to have a whole lot of time these days, so when minted offered to send me some holiday cards if I’d give it a go, I jumped aboard and ordered 25 of these (except in blue).

(That’s not my family, though they are cute, too.)

It was a cinch to navigate through the process – uploading the photos and changing the text. I’m just waiting now for an online proof.

Here are some other things I really like from the Minted holiday collection:

* The “Yearline™” Holiday Photo Card Option, which allows you to share the events of your year with four photos and text along a timeline.

* The Mini-Book Holiday Photo Card Option, which allows you to create a keepsake card with seven photos and text in a booklet fastened with silver grommets.

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Oh mercy – I just love that. Each of those pages opens up to reveal more photos.

As you might imagine, in addition to holiday photo cards, Minted offers wedding invitations, save the date cards, birth announcements, party invitations, shower invitations, personalized stationery, and thank you cards.

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