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Happy Friday, friends! I am so excited to share today’s post with you. Rennai, our beloved photographer recently welcomed a baby boy to her sweet little family. We are so thrilled for her and we loved watching her belly grow over the last nine months. We teamed up with Minted to give Rennai her choice of the most beautiful baby announcements ever! Read on for Rennai’s Minted experience…
I have always loved receiving Minted cards and announcements in the mail, they’re my favorites around the holidays because of the quality printing, creative designs and the paper—oh the paper! I knew with the birth of my first son I wanted an announcement that fit my style, and complemented my images and beautiful newborn boy. In choosing an announcement I was really impressed by the selection of designs, all gorgeous on their own without overwhelming baby’s portrait. I decided on the Tagged with Love foil-pressed announcement because I loved the modern yet timeless design. The entire foil-pressed line really pairs well with any style of newborn photos, which I appreciate as a mother and photographer of newborns. This particular design has options of teal, hot pink or black accents, and I chose the teal to offset the gray and charcoal in the image. I decided to keep minted’s signature paper, and then added the three photo option to the back. I love that there are so many options for customizing the back, with solid or patterned options, or various photo quantities and text boxes, each with its own layout and design. After I finished up the final touches on the announcement, I chose a white envelope, and adhesive return address labels. I have to say, I really love the wraparound address labels! It’s so unexpected but the perfect touch to finish off the announcement and give recipients a little hint at what’s inside. I also chose to have the recipient addresses printed on the envelopes—a service that is free right now on Minted! It was so easy to upload the addresses, I just copied and pasted them from my address list, uploaded and was done! Not having to address the envelopes was a huge time saver, which I needed with a toddler and newborn at home. Once my order was complete, I received a digital proof the next day and the announcements a few days after that. 
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I have to say, I was floored by the announcements once I got them! The paper–did I mention the paper? Minted calls itself “a haven for paper connoisseurs,” which puts it mildly. I couldn’t believe how thick and luxurious the paper felt, the cotton texture was amazing, and it was the standard paper option! I’ve ordered from others in the past, and no one even comes close. I was also very impressed, as a photographer, at the quality of the print. All the colors were perfect, exactly as I had intended and exactly like the digital proof I approved. Having images accurately portrayed on a card or announcement is highly important to me because not only do I want my son to look his best, but we (you and I) invest a lot of time and effort to have good photos, and I know Minted respects that investment. I am so happy with how the announcements turned out, they are the perfect way to celebrate this new life and will be a keepsake for us to cherish as he grows.
Are you guys ready for this? 
minted giveaway
Enter to win a $500 gift certificate to Minted!

1. Click here to fill out official entry form!

2. Please leave a comment on this post telling me what you would order if you win!
Good luck and have a fabulous weekend! 


May 2, 2014

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  1. Chris says:

    I would order cards or party supplies. Very cute items.

  2. Laura S. says:

    Invites for my son’s 1st birthday party!

  3. invitations & for their new day planners!

  4. Heather says:

    I would use the gift card for birth announcement for my sweet baby girl due at the end of August!

  5. Kathryn says:

    Baby #6 is due any day (like, ANY day, I’m 40-weeks plus!) so I would most definitely order birth announcements. Love their products!

  6. Betsy says:

    What beautiful invites! My mind is racing with ideas on how I would spend the gift card… Endless, exciting possibilities!

  7. I’d use the credit towards birth announcements for my newest little one too!

  8. Sarah says:

    I’d buy baby announcements for our first little one.

  9. michele F. says:

    I would save it for my holiday cards!

  10. michele F. says:

    I would order day planners, holiday cards and business cards for the chocolate making business I want to start!

  11. Heather says:

    Birth announcements ♥

  12. Megan says:

    I would love to order some birth announcements for my baby boy!

  13. Neha says:

    wedding invitations! minted has an incredible collection that I have absolutely fallen in love with.

  14. Jess says:

    I would be all over the party supplies! I’m leaning toward the sweet clementine line 🙂

  15. Toni K says:

    I would order invites for my dearest friends little girl who is turning one! Planning her party now.

  16. Alana w says:

    There’s so much fun stuff on there. I would order address labels, cards, etc:) what a fun giveaway!

  17. Jennifer says:

    I love Minted. . .I ordered my Save-the-Dates through them, bridal shower decor, gifts for upcoming baby and friends’ bridal showers, pre-addressed envelopes, etc. If I won, I would be able to do my wedding invitations through Minted!

  18. Tina says:

    Holiday cards or party supplies 🙂

  19. Erin says:

    i would order baby announcements!

  20. lindsey says:

    we are due june 8, so i have been planning ahead and picking out birth announcements so they are easy for me to finish after hes born and i love the “name day” announcements!

  21. ELizabeth Tuggle says:

    I would go all out for my nieces Sweet 16 B-Day Party!!! She would end up feeling like a princess. Money is tight so being able to buy her gifts and just being able to decorate would be awesome for her!!! Especially after all the parties she’s been to for her other friends that’s have had themed and expensive parties…I know she’s a humble person and she doesn’t think she deserves a great party but she does!!! Thanks for a chance to possible give her that and thanks for listening 🙂

  22. Gina says:

    Father’s day gifts, xmas cards, I could go on and on 🙂

  23. Mo says:

    I would use it for Holiday correspondence, and Baby announcements!

  24. Rachel says:

    Birth Announcements!

  25. Kim L says:

    I’d use it for invitation to either my cousin’s bridal shower or to her wedding.

  26. amydb says:

    I would use it for the gorgeous foil stamped invitations for my upcoming wedding!!

  27. Stephanie says:

    Invitations for my daughter’s birthday party

  28. Amanda Buccieri says:

    I love the bunting flag banners!

  29. Raychelle Presley says:

    Upcoming wedding invites! Love these 🙂

  30. Cara Protain says:

    Invites for my daughter! There are so many to choose from here.

  31. Darian Protain says:

    I would love this for save the dates or wedding invites!

  32. christine t says:

    I’d buy the Christmas cards I’ve been salivating over for the last couple years! I love Minted! Thanks for doing this contest, Kim.

  33. Alina says:

    Party supplies and invitations for my son’s upcoming birthday.

  34. Sean C says:

    Anything from the Children’s Custom Art section for my li’l one.

  35. Kelly says:

    Birth announcements for our baby girl arriving in August!

  36. Jill Presley says:

    I love minted. Would love to win wedding invites!

  37. Megan Epper says:

    I would order party supplies for my best friends wedding shower I’m hosting and newborn announcements for our first baby coming in August! 🙂

  38. I love all of the announcement designs. I would order baby announcements for my sister-in-law’s upcoming baby due in a few weeks!

  39. Samantha Monson says:

    I love the Rustic Arrow newborn card!

  40. Shannon says:

    I like the Classic Cute, due in December!

  41. Mindy says:

    I’m due in 4 weeks so I’d love to get my hands on their foil pressed announcements! Thanks for the giveaway!

  42. D Schmidt says:

    Visited and I would order Heart Snapshot Mix™ Photo Art by Minted art print.

  43. Lynette says:

    My daughter’s birthday is coming up. I’d love to get her invitations and cards, etc… for the party.

  44. Marie says:

    I would love to order

  45. Lillian says:

    Ohhhh I swoon over Minted. I would order – party invites for a summer bbq and a stock of thank you notes!

  46. Alison says:

    Christmas cards!

  47. Sarah says:

    I would order personal stationary!

  48. Nora Nuno says:

    Holiday cards! It’s never too early to start thinking about the perfect design

  49. I would use it for baby shower invitations, party decorations and gifts for one of my best friends, Katie at Sweet Rose Studios so I could help her welcome her sweet little girl to the world.

  50. Rachel says:

    My kids’ birthday party supplies for sure!! Too cute!

  51. Sarah P. says:

    I would order invites for my son and daughter’s upcoming birthdays. I would also order a day planner for me;)

  52. Tara says:

    I would order save the dates!

  53. Amy says:

    I’m due in October so I would love to order beautiful baby announcements.

  54. Leslie Richardson says:

    Wedding invitations! ! I have not picked them out yet! 🙂

  55. lesley says:

    i LOVE the modern dotted blooms personalized stationery (and a LOT of other stuff)

  56. Jessica says:

    I recently got married, so I need some new stationary with my new name on it! I love Minted’s designs, and I’d be thrilled to put the gift card towards a customized stationary set.

  57. Wendy says:

    I would order a party package for my son’s upcoming birthday!

  58. Liz schreiner says:

    I would order birthday invites & supplies for my kids, as well as some stationary for mama! 😉

  59. Blakeley says:

    Ahhh what a wonderful giveaway!! I would put the credit toward my wedding invitations! The ones I’m dying to have are on Minted, so winning a $500 gift card would make the splurge SO much more doable!!

  60. Christy says:

    I would buy party invites and some decor items as well:)!!!

  61. bETH says:

    Christmas Cards and Art Prints for the house!

  62. Stephanie Vaughn says:

    I would order wedding invitations for my fiance and I’s wedding taking place on December 6th! It would be such a relief to do away with the large cost of stunning invitations 🙂

  63. Ashley Rupp says:

    I would order reception invites! I am eloping this June. Me and my hubby-to-be are having a reception after we elope so we can celebrate with our kids,friends,and family. I love the mini books on Minted! I want!!! Fingers crossed!

  64. Miriam Estrada says:

    I can relate with Rennai! I’m expecting my first too! 🙂 I’d order birth announcements 🙂

  65. So many beautiful things to choose from! Love the adult and children’s personalized stationary! Great way to keep the kids writing special thank you notes!

  66. Charmaine Gurr says:

    I would order birthday invites for my kids and party decor.

  67. Morgan carlisle says:

    Oh goodness! Expecting our first little this summer I would order birth announcements and a planner :)) Fingers crossed!

  68. Elaina B says:

    I’d love to order graduation invites for my son’s upcoming graduation + some party supplies.

  69. Faith says:

    I would definitely order prints for the nursery.

  70. Jennifer says:

    Has a winner been selected for this giveaway?

  71. Rebbeca says:

    Oh my goodness! Amazing article dude! Thank you so much,
    However I am going through troubles with your RSS. I don’t know the reason why I can’t join it.
    Is there anyone else getting identical RSS issues? Anyone
    that knows the answer will you kindly respond? Thanx!!

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