Thoughts By Natalie

$150 Minted Giveaway


A little peek at our birth announcements—complete with goldfoil, of course!

Over the past couple weeks, I’ve ordered my birth announcements and Christmas cards from Minted and I can’t wait to send them out to our friends and family! Our birth announcements just arrived last week, and I almost regretted not combining the birth announcement and Christmas card until my mom gave me a brilliant idea…send them together.

$150 MINTED GIVEAWAY | Thoughts By Natalie

Our Christmas cards from last year, using our fun Hawaii photos.

Since everyone who is getting a birth announcement also would be getting a Christmas card from us, I’m just going to drop the Christmas card in with the announcement in the same envelope and all will be good in the world! Easy peasy.

Have you ordered your holiday cards yet? If you’re behind, lucky you—you may not have to pay for them! The good people at Minted have kindly offered to give one of you lucky readers a $150 credit, good toward your Christmas cards, or really anything on their site. Isn’t that just wonderful? Enter to win below…

$150 Minted Giveaway

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  • jasmyne
    November 20, 2014 at 7:41 am

    I would love to order my holiday cards from Minted!

  • Natalie
    November 20, 2014 at 7:48 am

    This would be awesome! I love all of their cards!

  • Jaci
    November 20, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Great idea to combine the two! Our little one is due any day and I’d love to do the same with Minted. Thanks Natalie!

  • AshleyL
    November 20, 2014 at 7:58 am

    We’ve decided to send just a Christmas card with a picture of our new baby. We need to get on it though December is coming up quickly!

  • lauren
    November 20, 2014 at 8:02 am

    How awesome! love that idea and love Minted’s holiday designs!

  • Jodi Davick
    November 20, 2014 at 8:09 am

    I can’t wait to see them!

  • Meg McIlvaine
    November 20, 2014 at 8:09 am

    I already got my Christmas cards, so I would love to buy some new stationary or some of Minted’s prints!

  • Alex Smith
    November 20, 2014 at 8:09 am

    I love Minted!!! Their Christmas cards are seriously the best!

  • Lindsay
    November 20, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Love Minted! I would totally snag some Christmas cards, haven’t ordered mine yet. =)

  • Becky
    November 20, 2014 at 8:16 am

    Such a great idea! I love minted too. :)

  • Abbie Sivertson
    November 20, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Love Minted’s Christmas card collection! They are the best :)

  • Becs
    November 20, 2014 at 8:27 am

    I love Minted and would love to win!

  • Alison
    November 20, 2014 at 8:29 am

    Love the birth announcements Natalie! Great idea sending them with your Christmas cards!

  • Courtney
    November 20, 2014 at 8:33 am

    I would get Christmas cards especially since this will be our little one’s first Christmas!

  • Joey
    November 20, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Fantastic! Love Minted!

  • Raquel
    November 20, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Love the idea of the birth announcement. Great idea to pass along.

  • Katie L
    November 20, 2014 at 8:35 am

    I just love sending cards and would love to have some from Minted!

  • Kelsey
    November 20, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Well I would spend the money on my husband and my first Christmas cards as a married couple. I have them designed, but I have been waiting for an awesome sale to happen.

  • Briana Phillips
    November 20, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Minted is super cute! And I LOVE those birth announcements.

  • Beth Hardinger
    November 20, 2014 at 8:46 am

    I would get Christmas cards, and a First Birthday kit for my daughter, who turns 1 on January 3.

  • whitney c.
    November 20, 2014 at 8:49 am

    i would love to spend the money on some really beautiful Christmas cards!! :-)

  • Bridget Black
    November 20, 2014 at 8:56 am

    love the simplicity of your card from last year!

  • samantha zhang
    November 20, 2014 at 9:03 am

    minted has the best designs!! love their quality!

  • Renee
    November 20, 2014 at 9:04 am

    I used Minted for our son’s birth announcement in September. They were so beautiful and I saved one to frame. If I win I’d get the “It’s a Wonderful Life” photo cards because life really is wonderful right now.

  • Caitlyn Faulkner
    November 20, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Love it! I’m getting married May 31st so I would put the money towards the invites for the wedding!

  • Katie
    November 20, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Ah, this would be so awesome! I’m 36 weeks pregnant and looking for a Christmas and/or birth announcement solution myself. :)

  • Stephanie
    November 20, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Your birth announcements look lovely. I’m planning to purchase Save the Dates and wedding invitations from Minted, so I could use the credit!

  • Stacy
    November 20, 2014 at 9:30 am

    I would most definitely use it for birth announcements! I already did our Christmas cards but our little lady is due in 4 weeks, so this would be perfect!

  • Hilary
    November 20, 2014 at 9:44 am

    That would be amazing!! Their stuff is SO gorgeous!!!

  • Lara S.
    November 20, 2014 at 9:47 am

    I love minted! They have the cutest stuff.

  • Kenna
    November 20, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Yes please!!! :-)

  • ali grace
    November 20, 2014 at 10:03 am

    So fun. I love Minted!

  • Hilary
    November 20, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Ooh, I’d love to win this! Minted is my favorite for cards.

  • Joanna H.
    November 20, 2014 at 10:22 am


  • Jenny Stetler
    November 20, 2014 at 10:31 am

    I ordered our wedding save the dates and thank yous from Minted and loved the results last year- would love to send out our baby announcement/holiday card together this year :)

  • Erica T
    November 20, 2014 at 10:44 am

    I love minted! We will be using them for our Christmas card/birth announcement this year too.

  • traci
    November 20, 2014 at 10:51 am

    My son is due in a couple weeks so I would love to do a birth announcement/ holiday or new year cards!

  • Jennifer L.
    November 20, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Love Minted! We ordered our son’s birth announcement through them and we’re so pleased! So many wonderful designs!

  • Becca
    November 20, 2014 at 11:21 am

    The Minted Christmas cards are beautiful! Would love to send these out to loved ones this year!

  • Urban Wife
    November 20, 2014 at 11:35 am

    We are taking pictures this weekend for our Christmas cards. Any of the designs I have on my Pinterest board are fair game…now I just have to narrow it down to one.

  • Ruth
    November 20, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Ah, I just ordered our cards from Minted! We’ve been getting Minted cards since the first year that we were married. And the little peek of your baby Jack’s birth announcement looks absolutely perfect.

  • Courtney
    November 20, 2014 at 11:43 am

    I did this last year – birth announcement and Christmas card! And no, haven’t even started my holiday cards yet!

  • Susan Horne
    November 20, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Thanks for the compliment! I’m excited to see the birth announcement and Christmas card with my “Little Prince”.

  • Rachel Jacobson
    November 20, 2014 at 11:53 am

    I have yet to send out Christmas cards, but it’s always been something I’ve wanted to send loved ones with a little update from my husband and I. Yours are looking lovely!

  • Mary Beth
    November 20, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    I am actually doing cards this year, so I would love to win this!!!!

  • Janel Groff
    November 20, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    I have yet to order my Christmas cards. I would love to use Minted! My husband and I were blessed with a baby boy in August and I would love to “show him off” in/on my Christmas card!

  • Cierra
    November 20, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Gold foil…swoon!

  • Ashlee Chu
    November 20, 2014 at 12:43 pm


  • Lacy
    November 20, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    I’ve been coveting the infographic cards at Minted. It’s been a big year with a lot to celebrate, and I think it’s a great combination of the photo card and the Christmas letter.

  • Stephanie D.
    November 20, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    I would buy our family christmas cards

  • Nicole B.
    November 20, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Been looking at the fabulous cards on Minted! Would love to win this giveaway!

  • Gillian
    November 20, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    I love this idea!
    And LOVE the opening line on your “letter”…so cute!

  • miranda
    November 20, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    I would buy Christmas cards

  • Courtney Johnson
    November 20, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    I would spend it on Christmas cards for my husband and I to send out this year!

  • Kayla Blanco
    November 20, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Great idea to send the two together! I combined our birth announcement/new years card last year through Minted and I LOVED the way it turned out!

    • Kayla Blanco
      November 20, 2014 at 3:20 pm

      Oops! I forgot to say that since I already ordered my Christmas cards as well, I would use the moola to get some art for my home!

  • Erika W.
    November 20, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    I would get the Winter Brush holiday cards in the gold foil!

  • Alison P.
    November 20, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    I would get the Hap-Happiest Christmas card for sure!

  • Alyssa
    November 20, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    I love this Natalie!

  • Fallon
    November 20, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    love the idea of sliding both cards in to the same envelope. I recently found just the right words for an announcement/ holiday card. Crossing my fingers in hopes of winning free cards.

  • Nicole-Lynn
    November 20, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    So sweet! I sent a Christmas Card/Announcement since my daughter was born last November. It worked out great, everyone loved it, too!

    If I won, I’d choose to get some photo cards, so I can send them out to our family and friends this holiday season! We just took family pictures– first pictures of us as a family of 3, so it’s extra special and important to me to get some cards sent this year.

    Thanks for the opportunity

  • Nicole O
    November 20, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    As this is our first Christmas with our little guy I definitely want to send out Christmas cards with our family’s photo.

  • Dandi D
    November 20, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    I would get Christmas cards to start with.

  • Kathleen Mather
    November 20, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    I love minted and was hoping to use them for our birth announcements too. What a great idea to send your announcements and your holiday cards together!

  • Nanette
    November 20, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    I would try the booklette cards…I love that I can detail each child in one card!

  • Brittany Ferguson
    November 20, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    I love minted so much! I just sent out my save the dates I bought from them and everyone has been raving about how good they look. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  • Darlene
    November 20, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Minted has such great designs! BTW LOVE the solly wrap! So comfy and soft and perfect for productivity with a newborn!

  • Auroravilchis
    November 21, 2014 at 12:03 am

    Darling! I love the cards you chose for your new little man!

  • Amy
    November 21, 2014 at 12:42 am

    Love Minted!

  • Laura
    November 21, 2014 at 6:18 am

    I have used Minted the last 2 years for Christmas cards and loved how they turned out! I would love to use the gift card to order our cards from minted again this year!!

  • Lauren
    November 21, 2014 at 8:16 am

    checked out more Minted Designs on their website and they have some really amazing Christmas card designs I’d love to use!

  • Erin Bahbah
    November 21, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Love your birth announcement! so fun :) I think getting mail is so precious, I can’t wait to send out our Christmas cards!

  • Ally W.
    November 21, 2014 at 8:45 am

    I would buy our newlywed Christmas cards for our first Christmas as a married couple!

  • Chrissy
    November 21, 2014 at 9:56 am

    I would use the “Just Be” design to announce our pregnancy to friends and family as a special Christmas greeting- so exciting and what a chic way to share the news!

  • Laken
    November 21, 2014 at 11:00 am

    I was just thinking about what to do about birth announcements and Christmas cards — I love the idea of sticking them in one envelope. Love Minted…I’ll have to go check out their birth announcement cards right now.

  • Janelle Patton
    November 21, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    I love them! I order from them every year.

  • Steph Mackler
    November 21, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    I love all the gold foil cards.

  • Stephanie A. Schneider
    November 21, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    The ornament holiday cards!

  • Allison Ramsing
    November 21, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    I’d love to order Christmas cards!

  • sherrine francis
    November 21, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Have wanted to order Christmas cards for the last 4 years of being married and have felt like it was SUCH an unnecessary luxury. But how lovely would this be :)

  • Liz
    November 21, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    I love minted! They are amazing!

  • Heidi Robbins
    November 21, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    I’m loving the Winter Brush Christmas card design! The gold foil and lettering are so classy!

  • Elisa
    November 22, 2014 at 9:37 am

    I would love to buy some photo holiday cards! Love the Glaze design. Thanks

  • Cecilia
    November 22, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Your pictures and cards: perfectness!

  • Heather Jenkins
    November 22, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    I would use it towards our holiday cards. I love the “It’s a wonderful life” cards!

  • Jessica Beard
    November 22, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    I would buy our photo Christmas cards, a personalized calendar, and a couple notebooks.

  • Kristen
    November 23, 2014 at 1:47 am

    I’d get the Shauna Stripe Business Cards.

  • shelly
    November 23, 2014 at 6:50 am

    I’d buy one of the photo cards but I’m not sure which one yet b/c they are all so nice!

  • Lydia B.
    November 23, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    I love their photo cards as well as their personalized stationery.

  • Cecilia
    November 23, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Minted = amazing
    That’s all the math I need to know!

  • Alyssa Lopez
    November 23, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    I love Minted! We got our Christmas cards from there last year and were so pleased with them!

  • Laura C
    November 23, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Love minted! I really like the aglow cards!

  • Kathleen
    November 24, 2014 at 6:55 am

    I love their cards–the quality and designs are fabulous. And I like that they source small designers for their products. I’d probably pick the Merry Chalkboard holiday card to spend the gift card on. Thanks!

  • Moe
    November 24, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Love the classic and simple style of your announcements! Doesn’t gold foil just make everything better? I also love that they are from Minted! The quality and designs of their products feel so rich! What a fun treat it would be to receive a Minted gift card to do a little holiday shopping! Much love!

  • Lauren H
    November 24, 2014 at 9:05 am

    i use minted every year for our cards and am always thrilled with the results. what a great giveaway…and what a great year to procrastinate my holiday card ordering!

  • Alyssa S
    November 24, 2014 at 11:40 am

    I love minted! All of their holiday cards are so classy and timeless. I would definitely use the money for our cards this year.

  • Rebecca Sweeney
    November 24, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    I would absolutely order Holiday cards from minted from my husband and I! We raise our salary (he works for a non-profit, Young Life) and we have tons of generous donors. We’d love to bless them with a beautiful card :)

  • Steph Schneider
    November 24, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    I am so excited to send holiday cards this year, I love the gold foil!

  • Julie
    November 24, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    I would spend it on their photo Christmas cards. Our daughter was born this year, so we have a bunch of her! Julie

  • Emily
    November 24, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    I would use them for Christmas cards!

  • Jaci Greggs
    November 24, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    We need Christmas cards!

  • Melody
    November 24, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    I would use it to buy Christmas cards! :)

  • meredith
    November 24, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    I would get a lovely print for my home

  • Juliea
    November 25, 2014 at 4:29 am

    I would use it towards buying art heart prints thanks

  • Rebecca Kearns
    November 25, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Although I already ordered our 2014 Christmas cards from Minted, there’s always next year! Plus we hope to have a third addition to our family next year, Lord willing, so this would be wonderful to spend on birth announcements!


  • KatieN
    November 25, 2014 at 9:35 am

    I would love to get some save the dates!

  • emily curf
    November 25, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    your baby announcements are SOOO Cute!!!!!!

  • Amy C.
    November 25, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Id definitely get some Christmas cards!

  • Chelsey Cox
    November 25, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    We used Minted for our wedding invitations and love love love Minted. We skipped birth announcements so I would use it for our holiday card to show off our 3 month old son :)

  • Mary P.
    November 26, 2014 at 7:50 am

    I have yet to get my Holiday cards, so this would be great to have before I ordered from Minted. Thanks so much!

  • Catherine
    November 26, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    I would love to get my cards from minted this year!

  • Lea Anna
    November 26, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    I would get cards for sure

  • Hailey R
    November 26, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    I would love this for our Christmas cards!

  • Katie
    November 26, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    I would use the gift to purchase Christmas cards this year! Otherwise we won’t be sending any. I love that your mom thought of sending your birth announcement and your Christmas Cards together!

  • Lauren W.
    November 27, 2014 at 10:34 am

    I would love to choose a design from Minted for our first Christmas card as a married couple.

  • Emily H.
    November 27, 2014 at 11:47 am

    oooh! We haven’t ordered ours yet! This would be lovely!