Thoughts By Natalie

A Minted Giveaway {CLOSED}

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It’s that time of year when I find myself perusing websites for Christmas card ideas. Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching and unless I want to send out a New Year’s Card (I’ve admittedly done it before when time has gotten away from me), now is the time to both snap our family photo and pick out the card we’ll send to our loved ones.

For the past several years I’ve partnered with Minted to share some of my favorites. This year, I’m not only sharing my picks, but also giving three of you a chance to win a $100 gift card towards purchases on thier site. Yay! (Scroll to the bottom to enter to win.)

For our cards this year, I’m totally feeling their gold foil designs (which happen to be 20% off through November 16th, including cards and art, with the code FOIL). Though we haven’t snapped the photo we’ll be using for our cards yet, I had fun playing around with their “personalize” feature and popped in some photos from our summer family photo shoot into several designs to show off my favorites…

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Gosh, it’s going to be so hard to pick! I have to say, I am not usually one for black and white photos, but I really love how they look against the white and gold cards. Perhaps I’ll have to put our official family photo in black and white to get the same effect.


To enter the giveaway, visit this page on Minted’s site and fill in your info, then leave a comment below. Good luck! Update: a winner has been selected. Thanks for participating!

P.S. Not into photos (or no time for one)—I love this one!!

(This post was created in collaboration with Minted, a brand I’ve loved and used for years! Thank you for supporting the brands that make Thoughts by Natalie possible.)

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  • Sarah
    November 9, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Such a great giveaway! :)

  • Sherrine Francis
    November 9, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Love, love minted and everything they stand for!

  • Kimberly wolf
    November 9, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    Great holiday giveaway!!!

  • Kristin
    November 9, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    Love! Great giveaway!

  • Yalanda
    November 9, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    Fab giveaway!!!

  • Jordan Troublefield
    November 9, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    I am swooning over the gold foil!!! Love these designs so much

  • Alyssa
    November 9, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    What a fun giveaway! I’ve been thinking about a holiday card to announce my pregnancy! The gold foil would be gorgeous!

  • Brianna
    November 9, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    Love Minted! Do you know when they’ll announce the winner?

  • Jen S
    November 9, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    Minted is always spot on with cards and invitations. Great giveaway!

  • Yalanda
    November 9, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Fab giveaway!

  • Jennifer
    November 9, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Beautiful cards, in loving the gold foil as well!

  • Lauren
    November 9, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    It’s my first year doing holiday cards and I can’t wait to order them!

  • Katherine
    November 9, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    The black and white photos do look so good with the gold!

  • chelsea
    November 9, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    what a fun giveaway! i love that the art of sending christmas cards has not been lost!

  • Maren
    November 9, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Love this giveaway! Thanks!

  • Erica
    November 9, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Fabulous giveaway! I’ve used Minted for holiday cards in the past… Fantastic product and even more impressive designs. LOVE the gold foil!!

  • Sarah
    November 9, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Love Minted!!! Would love to win this giveaway for our Christmas cards this year!! Keeping my fingers crossed!!

  • Megan
    November 9, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Such a fun giveaway!! ❤️ Love Minted!!

  • Camille A
    November 9, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    I always love sending out Christmas Cards but would always wait till last minute.. (Oops!) This year, I hope to order asap and mail be 1st of December. :)

  • Stephanie D.
    November 9, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    love minted!

  • Amy Vavra
    November 10, 2015 at 3:36 am

    Such a great giveaway! I love minted and have used them for our holiday cards for years!

  • Kaitlin Bailey
    November 10, 2015 at 3:38 am

    We’ve used Minted for our Christmas cards the last couple of years and love the quality and all the gorgeous designs! Swooning over your foil picks!

  • Becca R
    November 10, 2015 at 3:39 am

    love minted!

  • Elizabeth
    November 10, 2015 at 3:51 am

    Love foil cards! Thanks for teaming up with such an awesome company and promoting everyone to be on top of their game with not waiting until the last minute to do Christmas cards!

  • Natalie
    November 10, 2015 at 4:01 am

    In Love with the foil!

  • Jessica
    November 10, 2015 at 4:06 am

    Entered! Thanks!

  • Liz
    November 10, 2015 at 4:11 am

    The Minted holiday cards are beauties! I’d have a tough time choosing, too. :)

  • Mindy
    November 10, 2015 at 4:11 am

    Love the gold, and love Minted!

  • Jane
    November 10, 2015 at 4:15 am

    What a perfect giveaway for the holiday season!

  • Ali
    November 10, 2015 at 4:23 am

    Minted is the best! Also I love the gold foil :)

  • Sara
    November 10, 2015 at 4:46 am

    Love the gold foil and minted!

  • Jessica
    November 10, 2015 at 4:46 am

    I’m loving the gold foil as well! We just had our photos done and got a sneak yesterday and I can’t wait to start playing around with ideas!

  • Sarah Engbers
    November 10, 2015 at 4:53 am

    I love minted! Used them for my wedding invites and Christmas cards last year! Great picks!

  • Alicia
    November 10, 2015 at 4:56 am

    The gold just embodies the winter season ❄️❄️❄️❄️ So beautiful and minimal! Such a generous giveaway!

  • Samantha Raftery
    November 10, 2015 at 4:58 am

    Minted is one of my favorites! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  • April
    November 10, 2015 at 5:05 am

    Great giveaway! I always wait until the last minute to do Christmas cards. Last year, I waited so late and couldn’t get the little ones to cooperate for a photo and ended up sending generic cards. Ugh!

  • Stacy
    November 10, 2015 at 5:17 am

    Such gorgeous designs! How fun!!

  • Rene
    November 10, 2015 at 5:17 am

    Your post on Instagram made my morning! Last night I told my husband I’m inspired to send “thank you” cards for Thanksgiving in lieu of our traditional Christmas cards to thank our friends and family for all they do for us… then I looked at and got the side-eye when he saw the prices. It’s what we spend every year, but I think once he saw these, he would understand the investment in sending our love is totally worth it!

  • Alicia
    November 10, 2015 at 5:24 am

    Minted has the cutest styles!

  • Sarah
    November 10, 2015 at 5:35 am

    We usually get our Christmas cards from them! Such a great company and product!

  • Lauren
    November 10, 2015 at 5:49 am

    LOVE Minted! & Love the gold!

  • Eryn
    November 10, 2015 at 5:53 am

    I love the gold foil joy card. Absolutely beautiful!

  • Gretchen
    November 10, 2015 at 6:24 am

    Awesome giveaway!!

  • Zlata
    November 10, 2015 at 6:24 am

    I would be so blessed by the gift card. Perhaps I’d manage to send Christmas cards this year. :-)

  • Jane
    November 10, 2015 at 6:27 am

    My cards tend to arrive after Christmas too! Oh well, there are 12 days of Christmas right? ;)

  • Lana Leilogloi
    November 10, 2015 at 6:28 am

    Yayyy for Christmas!!!! {& Christmas cards }

  • Jessica
    November 10, 2015 at 6:35 am

    I’m trying to be on top of this project this year as well! Love the foil cards

  • Brittany F
    November 10, 2015 at 6:41 am

    Love Minted! Thanks for this!

  • Kristy
    November 10, 2015 at 6:41 am

    I use Minted every year! Love them

  • Carolynn
    November 10, 2015 at 6:41 am

    love your ideas!

  • Kaley Smith
    November 10, 2015 at 6:54 am

    I love these! Minted has the cutest cards!

  • Camden Stone
    November 10, 2015 at 6:56 am

    Love their cards! No one compares! AND the fact that you can get pre addressed envelopes is amazing.

  • Hillary
    November 10, 2015 at 7:02 am

    They are all so pretty!

  • Maria W.
    November 10, 2015 at 7:12 am

    I’ve been on minted almost daily trying to pin down which one to use! So many amazing options.

  • Lindsay A.
    November 10, 2015 at 7:17 am

    The foil cards are gorgeous! Thank you for teaming with Minted for this giveaway!

  • Danielle W
    November 10, 2015 at 7:18 am

    Love it!!

  • Caroline Eaton
    November 10, 2015 at 7:21 am

    I love the gold foil!

  • Alicia
    November 10, 2015 at 7:26 am

    Love minted and your b&w photo with gold foil card ideas! I think it’s also fun to send New Year’s card instead of Christmas…it extends the holiday cheer to your loved ones after Christmas.

  • Kirby
    November 10, 2015 at 7:29 am

    Great giveaway!

  • Emily Rotta
    November 10, 2015 at 7:30 am

    Love the white and gold combination!

  • Ann-Marie
    November 10, 2015 at 7:31 am

    Entered. Love this giveaway. Love minted!

  • Jessica
    November 10, 2015 at 7:31 am

    Would love to have this! Christmas card time is so fun

  • Becky
    November 10, 2015 at 7:51 am

    I love minted! Great quality products and beautiful design.

  • Alicia
    November 10, 2015 at 7:54 am

    Beautiful cards! Minted has always had the greatest selection!

  • Mel
    November 10, 2015 at 7:56 am

    These are all gorgeous!! I’m loving the gold this year.

  • Katie
    November 10, 2015 at 8:07 am


  • Erin
    November 10, 2015 at 8:09 am

    Thanks for the opportunity!!

  • Rebecca Sweeney
    November 10, 2015 at 8:09 am

    GOLD FOIL! Yes! How beautiful. I honestly love all the options…for some reason I’m drawn towards the ones with Joy. Thanks for offering this, Natalie!

  • Emily
    November 10, 2015 at 8:10 am

    I have been thinking of a gold foil card for this year as well!

  • Cortnee S
    November 10, 2015 at 8:14 am

    What an awesome giveaway!! Minted is amazing!

  • Katie Marchetti
    November 10, 2015 at 8:43 am

    So sweet, I’m loving the gold foil as well!

  • sarah goodman
    November 10, 2015 at 8:43 am

    Minted is a great company! While browsing the cards i saw some had photos of my own little family on it from our sons 1 year session! Too cool!

  • Elyse Peterson
    November 10, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Great giveaway!!! Crossing my fingers :)

  • lauren
    November 10, 2015 at 9:28 am

    awesome! I love the foil! thanks Natalie! :)

  • Nicole
    November 10, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Love Minted! Great Giveaway!!

  • Emma
    November 10, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Oh, minted is my absolutely fave! What a fun giveaway :) and I love your favorites, too! All stunning!

  • Margaret
    November 10, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Minted cards are the best!

  • Marie
    November 10, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Used minted for my Christmas cards last year and everyone LOVED them!! Would really love to use them again-this giveaway would be such a blessing to me!

  • Courtney Thomas
    November 10, 2015 at 10:31 am

    love minted!! would love to win this to make our christmas cards this year!

  • Traci G
    November 10, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Fab giveaway that I would love to win!

  • Whitney
    November 10, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    I love minted! Entered and fingers crossed

  • Becca Robinson
    November 10, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Minted always has the best cards for any occasion, but especially Christmas! Now to get that family picture.

  • Urban Wife
    November 10, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Love Minted and hope to use them again this year for our cards!

  • Caitlin
    November 10, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    I was just thinking I need to figure out our Christmas cards for this year! Love the look of these and would love to try Minted!

  • Stephanie
    November 10, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    love this giveaway!

  • emily
    November 10, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    great giveaway! minted is the best!

  • Bethany
    November 10, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Love Minted!

  • D Schmidt
    November 10, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Thanks so much for the chance.

  • Annie G
    November 10, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Umm hello! Best giveaway *EVER*!!! Feeing optimistic and like I’m a winner! :) :) <3 Minted!

  • Jamie
    November 10, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Love minted

  • Yasmin Sarai
    November 10, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    LOVE Minted, especially for Xmas cards!

  • Summer
    November 10, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Minted is the cutest! And love your card Natalie. Thanks for doing this giveaway :)

  • Kelly D
    November 10, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! Love Minted!

  • Danielle
    November 10, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Love this! Thank you!

  • Courtney K.
    November 10, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    Love minted! Great quality, designs, and service!

  • Natalie DeMill
    November 10, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    Oh please pick me :)

  • Rhiana
    November 10, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    The gold foil cards are so cute! I don’t normally start our Christmas season until after Thanksgiving but we are moving a few states away the first week of December this year! Christmas cards are next on my list!

  • Kelsey
    November 11, 2015 at 4:18 am

    I adore these – can’t wait to (attempt) to pick one this year!! Thanks for sharing lady!!

  • valerie sobus
    November 11, 2015 at 5:12 am

    i love the black and white photos paired with the gold foil. so pretty. i love minted — we used them in febuary for our sons birth announcements and would be so cool to use them for his first christmas cards!

  • Sarah B
    November 11, 2015 at 8:32 am

    Perfect timing for this giveaway!

  • Hanna
    November 11, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Every single card design on Minted is beautiful! We use them every year!

  • Killian
    November 11, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    I love Christmas card season! So fun to stick them all up in the kitchen. I love Minted’s designs!

  • Mary
    November 12, 2015 at 12:58 am

    I love your card! Thanks so much for the opportunity, such a great giveaway!!

  • Jen
    November 12, 2015 at 6:49 am

    Just what I need to motivate me to do our Christmas cards!

  • Abigail
    November 12, 2015 at 6:55 am

    I LOVE the Completely Custom Card idea!!!

  • Kevin
    November 12, 2015 at 7:46 am

    We’ve been meaning to get holiday cards for years but always think about it too late. This would be awesome to win.

  • Brittany
    November 12, 2015 at 7:55 am

    Great giveaway! Baby girl coming soon in January! :) Excited for our Christmas cards this year :)

  • mj
    November 12, 2015 at 9:30 am

    so many great choices, it’s so hard to choose one :)

  • Liz
    November 12, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! It’s going to be tough to choose a favorite!

  • Bethany
    November 12, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    Great giveaway!

  • Chelsey
    November 13, 2015 at 9:47 am

    Oh yes! I love these! Fingers crossed!

  • mikalah
    November 13, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    Love these cards! The gold foil really elevates the look. Gorgeous!

  • Christy
    November 13, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    All of these are so lovely!

  • Kelly tillotson
    November 13, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    Filled it out! Thank you! I love Minted!

  • Laurie Nelson
    November 14, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Minted designs are so creative! Clean and stylish! Love them!

  • Lara S.
    November 14, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Love Minted cards and art. I could buy them all!

  • Lesley
    November 14, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Love Minted for Holiday cards! ❤️

  • Sally
    November 14, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    We really need to do cards this year and I love Minted! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Katy
    November 14, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    We just snapped some pics last weekend at the beach that I think will be great for this year’s cards! I’m so happy with how they turned out. I love minted! The designs are fresh and fun. I especially love Joy Embossed- so cute! Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  • Robin
    November 15, 2015 at 3:35 am

    Hooray for giveaways!

  • Amy D.
    November 15, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Sally
    November 15, 2015 at 11:19 am

    I love Christmas Cards! Such a great giveaway!!

  • Lea Anna
    November 15, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Entered and fingers crossed! Thanks so much for the chance

  • Brooke
    November 15, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    Minted is the best!! Love ordering their products.

  • Wendy Jabkowski
    November 16, 2015 at 12:55 am

    Entered, love Minted, thank you!

  • Clara
    November 16, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Thank you for the giveaway! We use Minted every year for our cards. Would love to win!!

  • Christina
    November 16, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Love Minted and your style! Perfect combo!

  • Alyssa S
    November 17, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    I love minted! what a great giveaway.