Sunday, June 09, 2013

Personalised Greetings from Minted.com {Giveaway}


Way back when I was a little girl, my friends and I all had pen pals. Friends whom we found through the pen pal section in the back of our favourite magazines. And we wrote letters to them. On paper. With pencils. And we waited with anticipation for them to write us back. We decorated our letters and envelopes with drawings and hearts and little sayings. Later we corresponded with camp friends in the same way, and then later still I exchanged novel-length missives with my boyfriend who was away at university. Oh the excitement at the arrival of the mail, with that special envelope addressed in the familiar handwriting!

Emails just can't compare, in my opinion.

I still love to get "real mail" and feel the personal connection of seeing those familiar penstrokes on paper. Plus, I'm a sucker for pretty stationery.  And I've found a source for some beautiful designs I can use when writing my own notes.

Minted.com is a global community of independent graphic designers and an online store that prints and sells the best of their designs in the form of paper goods. They offer a huge variety of note cards, invitations, calendars, journals, custom art pieces, and more.

Here is an image of the Doodle Flower Garden personalised stationery I recently ordered:
The design is by Laura Bolter, of Lenexa, Kansas. The paper is a 120lb card stock and has a lovely feel. You know how much I love my flowers, so this design was perfect for me.

And check out this adorable Birth Announcement:
I love the chalkboard design! But, if this one isn't right for you, there are 430 other designs in this category! And, because Minted.com holds monthly design challenges, you can expect to see new designs added regularly.

If you have a hankering to rediscover the lost art of letter writing, some pretty and personalised stationery might be just what you need. Or perhaps you are looking for a new journal or have your own special news to announce?

A Giveaway

One lucky Raising My Boys reader will win a $75 credit plus free shipping from Minted.com. Entries are via the Rafflecopter widget below and will be accepted until 12:00 midnight EDT, June 23. Giveaway is open worldwide. Best of luck!

Disclosure: This giveaway is brought to you by Minted.com. I have received compensation for writing this post and running the giveaway. All opinions on this blog, as always, remain my own.

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