cornflake dreams.: 2015 Minted holiday picks + $150 giveaway!

11.03.2015

2015 Minted holiday picks + $150 giveaway!

Full Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Minted. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting brands that support Cornflake Dreams.

We had a great Halloween! I loved seeing Violet in her skunk outfit again, and we had fun at our block party, and passing out candy to the kids in our neighborhood. And now I can start thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas!! We're going to Chicago for Thanksgiving (!!) and while we're there my friend Liz is going to take some family photos. so yes -- I'm already thinking about holiday cards. I am going to order ours from Minted -- they have the best cards and they never disappoint. And because the holiday season always gets busy, I fully intend to take advantage of the free recipient address printing :) Here are my favorite Photo Holiday Card Designs:
stylish and merry / beautiful and wonderful life / photobooth / splashed foil-pressed holiday (FYI all foil-pressed cards and art prints are 20% next week (11/10-11/16) / just sleep (ha!) / may your days be merry

I also love traditional cards without photos. Here are some of my favorites: 

And Minted has introduced a beautiful line of pretty gift wrap! You can even customize select designs with your photos and text.

Minted is generously giving away $150 to one lucky reader! Please enter below using the Rafflecopter widget. One winner will be emailed Tuesday, November 10, 2015. 

Good Luck!
-xo-
Jillian

103 comments:

  1. How cool that you can do custom wrapping paper! Love the designs you chose, especially the 'just sleep' one! haha

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  2. What a fun giveaway!! We always have a Christmas Eve eve party, so that we can spend Christmas Eve driving around, looking at Christmas lights! It's so fun to have a huge party, but it's kind of nice that it gives us a day between then and Christmas day. :)

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  3. I'm trying to figure out what to do for our photo for baby's first christmas card! Minted looks great!

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  4. Definitely thanksgiving dinner

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  5. I'm also getting mine from Minted this year - I love their selection - narrowing it down is the hard part!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  6. Favorite tradition is chinese food after Christmas Eve church!!

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  7. My favorite Holiday tradition is Christmas Eve mass with my family!

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  8. My favorite childhood tradition was dancing to the Nutcracker music while decorating the tree. Once our little one arrives in can't wait to start our own family tradition:)

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  9. Can't believe it's time for the holidays again! One of my favorite traditions is spending Christmas morning at home with my husband, opening presents in front of our tree before leaving to spend the day with family.

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  10. I've only been married a couple years so we don't have any holiday traditions of our own yet -- but my favorite from back when I lived in Michigan with my family was Christmas dinner -- a lot of my family that i didn't see would gather together and we'd eat such delicious food (better than Thanksgiving by far!) and just end the day spending time with each other. :)

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  11. My fav holiday tradition is making the worlds greatest chocolate chip cookies!

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  12. Baking Christmas cookies!

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  13. I love that wrapping paper!!! How fun is that??

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  14. My favorite tradition is baking cookies with my children.

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  15. Waking up on Thanksgiving morning to my parents blasting the Macy's Day Parade countdown and cooking all day with my family!

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  16. I'm looking at Minted for our wedding thank-you cards in combination with our holiday cards this year! Can't wait!

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  17. This is such a fun giveaway! I love the holidays and am even more excited for this year because my long distance beau is moving back! My favorite tradition is opening our stockings on Christmas Eve with the family. We've done it since I was a baby and I've always loved it. We get/give small, sometimes silly gifts, but sitting around in a circle and opening them all together is a tradition I've always treasured.

    g.

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  18. ahhhh what a fun giveaway! i want to buy ALL the things.
    hmmmmm i don't really have a fvaourite holiday tradition - i used to love watching carols by candlelight at home, but i can't watch it here womp womp and we don't really have any traditions yet.

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  19. oh goodness i am SO excited to order christmas cards... Minted is always my go-to place, too!!

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  20. Our tradition is always been making a ginger bread house!

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  21. our family has champagne brunch and then off to the nutcracker matinee - i love the holidays!

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  22. I love our tradition of the kids opening stocking before the adults are up on christmas morning!

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  23. I love this!!! Literally Christmas Cards are my favorite thing/tradition in the whole wide world!!! I frame our family ones each year. OBSESSED. xx

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  24. Getting and decoding the Xmas tree while listening to all my fave Xmas music :)

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  25. We just starting wrapping a Christmas book for the 25 days of Christmas and it is so fun, to get to unwrap a new story with SS before bed. She gets super pumped! I love it.

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  26. Christmas Cards are one of my favorite traditions! I use Minted every year and absolutely love them. xoxo

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  27. Sending photo Christmas cards is one of our favorite family traditions! I've already started looking at card designs and there's just so many fun ones to choose from! ..but first we need to take family photos ;)

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  28. my favorite tradition is decorating the house after thanksgiving :)

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  29. I like having my kids decorate the Christmas tree with me.

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  30. We eat chinese food and go look at Christmas lights on Christmas eve :)

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  31. Still loving V's skunk outfit - adorable!

    My favorite tradition is everyone getting together to trim the tree while eating festive goodies and listening to Christmas music <3

    Green Fashionista

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  32. I love Minted! I always start planning our card way in advance, one of my favorite things to do around the holidays! This is such a great giveaway.

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  33. I didn't know Minted did wrapping paper! I SOOOO want to put my labradoodle's face on some Christmas gifts!

    Lauren :)
    ohheyilikethat.blogspot.com

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  34. Every single year we go to the Lincoln Park Zoo Lights...no matter what it takes or the weather gives us. Our kids have come to expect it and it's one of the things we do just as a little family of 4.

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  35. i love minted! my favorite holiday tradition is decorating the xmas tree while listening to "a charlie brown christmas."

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  36. It pays to think about the cards early, because it takes a while to get the right photo, and then to narrow down the card choice (too many good options!), and then to actually get around to mailing them once you've ordered them... So much more fun to do now that there's a cutie to include in your family photo though, right? I'm hoping to get Hendrik in on my other favorite holiday tradition this year: making/decorating Christmas cookies with my family recipe.

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  37. I love watching holiday movies while writing my Christmas cards, it's one of my favorite things! So fun!

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  38. Sitting with the family eating Christmas breakfast casserole and opening stockings!

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  39. Best tradition is cutting down our Christmas tree!

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  40. Christmas brunch with family! Thanks :)

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  41. My favorite tradition is choosing our tree and decorating it. Super excited to share that with our little guy this year, though he'll probably have no idea what's going on. :)

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  42. I have to say...christmas cards are probably one of my favorite traditions...i just love getting snail mail and seeing everyone's holiday cheer!!! xx

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  43. My favorite holiday tradition is watching A Santa Clause and opening up one gift on Christmas Eve!

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  44. My whole family comes in town (from across the US!) and we have dinner on Christmas Eve & attend candlelight church services. On the way home, we go to look at all the Christmas lights & then snuggle in to watch the Christmas Story movie marathon on tv. On Christmas morning, we make monkey bread for breakfast & tear into the gifts!!!
    ~ Kim Pincombe Cole

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  45. This is my first Christmas as a married couple and I'm looking forward to starting our own holiday traditions, including Zoo Lights at the National Zoo!

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  46. My favorite tradition are filling one anothers stockings!!

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  47. Baking...and then eating the results :)

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  48. My favorite tradition is our Christmas Baking day.

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  49. Whaaat? Custom wrapping paper? Amazing!
    My favourite tradition is opening Christmas present on Christmas eve because that's how we do it in Poland (and a lot of other countries around the world!)

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  50. This would be a blessing to win-thank you for the chance! One of our favorite holiday traditions is picking out our Christmas tree :)

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  52. Favorite holiday tradition is going deep into the woods to hand cut our Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving! It's always a fun adventure :)

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  53. The best tradition was eating pumpkin pie in our pajamas while watching Mixed Nuts. Every year. Miss it!

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  54. My favorite holiday tradition is cutting down a christmas day.

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  55. Watching Christmas Vacation on Christmas eve!

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  56. Awesome giveaway! my favorite tradition is hosting a Christmas cookie decorating party.. it is a lot of fun for both the adults and kiddos.

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  57. Every year we decorate gingerbread houses and sugar cookies. We package the cookies up and give them to friends and family. My three boys LOVE to decorate special cookies for their favorite people. It's so sweet.

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  59. i love your card picks!!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away
    www.askawayblog.com

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  60. This is a great giveaway! My favorite tradition actually has to do with picking out Holiday cards to send and writing messages inside each card. I have kept special ones throughout the years and the cards of those who have passed on bring me great joy during the Holidays. It would be wonderful to win the giveaway. I love your card picks.

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  61. My favorite tradition would have to be going to the mountains to choose the perfect Christmas tree! Having hot apple cider and going out to eat on the way home!!

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  62. I love minted, and how amazing is that vintage library card?! I may have to get those for this year! Thanks!

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  63. I got Minted Christmas cards a couple of years ago and they were so pretty! They have so many great choices. My favorite holiday tradition is baking cookies with my kids!
    Erika W.

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  64. I love Minted! I had our thank you stationery printed there, and got some inspiration from them for our Christmas cards!

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  65. These are really cute ♥♥

    summerdaisy.net

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  66. My favorite holiday tradition is chopping down our tree together the Sunday after Thanksgiving. We end a wonderful family thanksgiving weekend by diving into the next holiday!

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  67. my favorite tradition is the potluck dinner my family does for thanksgiving!

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  68. Oh my goodness, Violet's skunk outfit is SO adorable! Also, I love Minted wrapping paper - beautiful! Kisses, darling

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  69. My favorite tradition is baking pies with my grandmother for Christmas dinner

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  70. I really love Christmas Eve family dinner and quality time.

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  71. The cards and paper is beautiful. My favorite tradition is bringing presents with family to shelters and working at food banks with my family and friends. It brings us closer.

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  72. Our tradition is doing a cookie exchange on New Years Eve. Everyone goes home with a ton of cookies

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  73. The best part of the holidays is definitely all the sweets. :)

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  74. I like decorating gingerbread houses.

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  75. Decorating our house and Christmas tree is my favorite tradition!!

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  76. I love sending Christmas cards! And getting family together to go to zoo lights at the Lincoln park zoo :)

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  77. My favorite tradition is painting sugar cookies! Oh and sending out photo cards :)

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  78. Ok, that custom wrapping paper is too cute! This will be our first year sending out family Christmas cards so I'm pretty excited!!

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  79. One of my favorite traditions was going to the Lowcountry Singing Christmas Tree in Summerville. Now that they've discontinued the show, we look forward to checking out Boone Hall Plantation's new event, A Lowcountry Christmas.

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  80. We love baking for family and all the neighbors! That, and driving around looking at Christmas lights.

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  81. Driving around looking at Christmas Lights!

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  82. They seriously have the best cards. Love their designs and font. My favorite tradition is definitely stockings... my favorite part!

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  83. This makes me so giddy about the Holidays! Loving your picks! Xo, Stephanie

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  84. I love to build snowmen with my kids!

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  85. My favorite tradition is get our pajamas on and drive around and look at Christmas decorations!

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  86. My in-laws are Cuban, my parents Brazilian, so we start celebrating christmas eve and the (serious!) partying doesn't stop until the 26th!

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  87. My favorite Christmas tradition is wrapping Christmas gifts. I put on some Christmas music, drink some hot apple cider, and wrap away.

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  88. I love getting together with the family to celebrate!

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  89. Driving around looking at Christmas lights and then going for a brisk walk in the cold, then home for hot cocoa!

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  90. Decorating the house and driving around to see other decorated houses.

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  91. we love to have a family game of air hockey

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  92. i love making christmas cookies and having cookie swaps with friends!

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  93. We love to go drive around our city looking at Christmas lights!

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  94. Baking holiday treats with my grandmother!

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  95. Church on Christmas Eve and then dinner!

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  96. My favorite tradition is waking up early on xmas day and surprising my family to pancakes!

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  97. I love decorating the tree and putting up decor and lights!

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  98. Midnight mass with family is my favorite Christmas tradition!

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  99. Putting up the tree with my kids!

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  100. That gift wrap is super cute! And my favorite tradition is baking Christmas cookies.

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