• Holiday Cards + A Giveaway from Minted

    The perfect follow-up post to my 10 tips for preparing for family photoshoots is a giveaway to get your holiday cards, am I right? This is the fourth year I’ll be getting my holiday cards from Minted, and this year they have some even more fabulous designs. I’m especially loving their gold foil designs and the holiday cards for newlyweds.

    Holiday Cards and A Minted Giveaway on Oh Lovely DayDon’t have a photo yet? No problem – Minted let’s you design and buy the card (which means you can take advantage of a great promo) and then upload your photo when you’re ready. Or they have some really cute designs that skip the photo design altogether.

    The best part? We’re giving away $100 credit towards any holiday card purchase on Minted. Just head over to Minted’s site and browse their fabulous designs, pick your favorite, and come back and tell us in the entry form below. And then cross your fingers that you win 🙂

    You have until 11:00 pm on 11/14 to enter. Good luck!

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    And don’t forget to read my 10 tips for preparing for family photoshoots to get ready – they’re helpful for engagement shoots too!


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