Holiday Cards from Minted & A Giveaway!

As much as I love Christmas, one thing I’ve always gone back and forth on was our Christmas card. Since it’s just me and my husband, nothing really changes in the pictures from year to year, and we don’t really take many posed photos together. Since we never have a picture of us for a Christmas card, who were we going to feature?

Well, one year I decided to take pictures of our dog, Millie. I wasn’t sure if it would be well-received or not, but people loved them! It became our little tradition. Every year, I found it so fun to put Christmas decorations around her (closely watching her, of course), and take probably 100 pictures, praying that she didn’t move since there was a large treat above the camera lens for her to stare at and drool over (which usually resulted in the perfect puppy smile).

Time to fill my stocking, Momma!

This was last year’s picture. I mean seriously…how adorable is that?

So, this year, when I was looking for Christmas cards, I was hoping to find a card with a more pet-centric message. Usually I’d buy something that said “Happy Holidays” or “Merry Christmas” from (our last name) and leave it at that. However, this year, I discovered these holiday cards from, and included in that are some cards that are specifically meant for pet photos!





I can’t even deal with how cute these are! I especially love the “naughty list removal application”. :-) I think our family and friends would get a kick out of these in their mailbox! Minted also has quite a few more pet holiday cards in their collection, but those 4 were amongst my favorites. There’s also a great selection for those of you who are looking for cards to feature you and/or your little ones.

I love that you have color options when it comes to choosing your holiday card, as well as design shape options. Another great thing is that you can buy your holiday cards from Minted in increments of 10 (vs. 25, which I’ve seen on other sites). :-)

Now, if you’re last minute like I am (Christmas is really sneaking up on me!) or have another occasion to use their products, I have a great giveaway for you guys! The folks at Minted want to offer a $50 credit (online code) to one lucky reader of The Nifty Foodie!

To enter, just use the Rafflecopter widget below!

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Note: This giveaway is supplied by and is open to readers in the continental US only. Entries will be accepted until December 10th at 12:00am (central standard time). Winner will be emailed (make sure you leave an email address in the form), and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

DISCLAIMER: is compensating me for writing this post in the form of a credit on their website, as well as offering the $50 credit giveaway on this post. I had permission from Minted to use images of their cards in this post. All opinions are 100% my own.


  1. I was looking at those same cards last night, but don’t have the right picture of my favorite!

  2. I like “Bright & Chalky” although there are lots that are awesome… :)

  3. Adorable pup you’ve got there 😉

  4. I love the first one you posted here–so cute!

  5. These are all so cute, I want to put our puppy’s face on all the cards!

  6. Oh man, I would LOVE this to send out announcements for baby girl this year! I really wish we had done dog-related ones back before we had babies because who wouldn’t love a dachshund dressed like Frankenstein being all, “Be Jolly, Jerks.”

  7. And, yeah, that first comment is NOT an entry comment. :) This one is because I effing LOVE this card.

  8. Minted cards are so stinking adorable (and expensive!).

  9. I really love all of their cards with foil. The ‘modern pine’ is gorgeous

  10. The trouble is getting Laynie to sit still for more than 3 seconds to get a nice picture of her where she doesnt look like The Flash!

  11. Stacy Ramirez says:

    Any card with animals will do just fine.

  12. I’d probably go with this map card since we just moved again!

  13. Minted has such adorable stuff!

  14. I love the Happy Holly card. So cute!

  15. rebecca f. says:

    So fun they created these dog-focused cards! The fruitcake one is adorable.

  16. I like the dish runneth over with treats one :)

  17. Your sweet pup should be the model for all those cards!

  18. These are so cute! You always find the best stuff!

  19. I love the JOY card with the pawprint in the middle. Thanks for introducing these cards, they are perfect for me and my two pooches!

  20. Ordered cards from Mint and ran out already; would love to use this to order more cards to send to my bee friends!!

  21. Natalie G. says:
  22. I love Minted! The “naughty list removal” card is so adorable, though if I won I’d definitely use the credit for birth announcements for our LO due in February!

  23. Holiday pet cards? Um, yes please, I want to use them all!

  24. I love Minted Holiday cards! I order them every year :)

  25. This is so funny, because I do the exact same thing! Every year, our friends and family get a card that features Pancakes, the world’s cutest dog. (This year they say “I’m dreaming of a white Bichon” hahaha I’m dog obsessed!!)

    I love, love, love the gold foil on this one >>

  26. christi in ma says:
  27. I’m obsessed with:

    It’s perfect since we just moved and have a little one on the way! Also, I LOVE Oscar&Emma!

  28. Love bright and chalky!!

  29. I love Christmas cards, I love to send them and I love to receive them. My husband and I have the same problem in that we don’t have kids and no pet either. But our families love to see us. My husband would prefer to do a Christmas letter because he hates to have his picture taken. This one won me over because it incorporates the “letter” quality on a card.

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