I know. It's September. But the sneak preview of Minted's new holiday cards has me SO excited about the holidays! Every year I tell myself I'm going to send out holiday cards. Then suddenly it's December 24th and I haven't licked a single stamp. Oh not this year, friends. It's time. We live in a house in the suburbs. We just bought a lawn mower. I'm like a real adult over here. I'm sendin' out those cards!

Now for the hard part: which ones should I send out? Help me pick! I've narrowed them down to 5 categories...


+ Glitter Very Merry by Petite Papier


The photo will probably be of Meowmers... what am I saying - it will definitely be of Meowmers.

+ Holiday Geometry by Up Up Creative


+ Cheers to You by Paper Dahlia


+ Joy Postcard by Jennifer Wick


+ Snowman Buttons by Mark Wilson

Which one is your favorite? Cast your vote in the comments!

P.S. Minted is offering 20% off all holiday cards with the code PREVIEW 2013. This sneak peek sale ends Monday! Let's get ahead of the holidays together, eh? Come December, you'll be glad you did. That's what I'm telling myself anyways... and Meowmers when I make him dress up for his photo. Totally kidding... or am I?

This post is sponsored by Minted. All opinions + card selections are my own. Thank you for supporting the amazing sponsors who keep this party going!


Oh OneLantern, you sure know the way to my heart: rad design + cute sayings. Sold.

With so many awesome screen printed cards, prints, and gift tags to pick from, I had a mini ermahgerd-too-much-cuteness moment yesterday... I think I ended up pinning everything in the shop. Yep, sure did.


1. With All My Heart Thank You 2.  Christmas cards 3. You're Wonderful 4. Vintage Bingo Chip Magnet 5. You Can Do This 6. XOXO card 7. Thank You For That Thing You Did 8. Hey Triangles card 9. Gift Tags

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Holidazzle. Day two. Stationery shop isavirtue makes me feel like a kid in a virtual candy store... made of paper.

I'm really bad at sending out holiday cards on time. So these past two days of holidazzle are reminders to myself to send out those cards. I've only successfully mailed out cards to my family one time. Yes, only ONE. Note to self: in the name of adulthood, work on that.

Maybe if I had these isavirtue holiday sets, I'd stay motivated... Maybe? Definitely.

If you're looking for stationery goodies, isavirtue has srsly gotcha covered - kraft wrapping paper, envelopes, journals, cards, stickers, envelope confetti - um yes please! Bloggers love envelope confetti.

P.S. I want to wrap everything in that adorbs kraft wrapping paper...


Find isavirtue on Etsy, Facebook, and Twitter...!


Well happy holidazzle, friends! It's day one of this little holiday adventure. In case you're wondering what the heck holidazzle is - it's 25 days of my very favorite shops... think of it as a super awesome gift guide offering some daily inspiration on what to get those rad folks near and dear to your heart...

We're starting this party with letterpress and graphic design studio, Sugar & Type. There's nothing better than sending (or receiving) a unique, handmade card... it makes the sender look awesome and it makes the sendee very happy. Win-win.

This time of year cards are more than just letters in the mail, they're gifts and decorations for the mantle... so make sure you send some mantle-worthy cards, ya hear. I'd say Hedge-Hug is totes mantle-worthy...

You know all those plans you have to rule the world? Well no more excuses, this is your year. This planner will help keep you on track... and if you start feeling discouraged, this little gem is chock-full of inspirational quotes to keep you motivated.

Omigosh. Dudes. I almost forgot the best part! Ilana of Sugar & Type is giving all of you 20% off with the coupon code artsocial!! Wahoo! Now go forth, and save on prezzies from Sugar & Type!!


Find Sugar & Type on Etsy, Facebook, and Twitter. Oh and guess what? Sugar & Type also does branding, logo design, and oh so much more. Learn more here.