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Yes, it’s already time to start thinking about what you’re going to do for holiday cards this year — and what we send is an especially important choice because so many of us won’t be able to see our loved ones in person in 2020.

For such a special (in a bad way) year, you’re going to want to send out special (in a good way) holiday cards that can express how much you appreciate and miss your family and friends. Minted knows that no copywriter can express that love better than you, which is why the best cards are the ones that let you use your own text and photos and pair them with Minted’s unique designs by independent artists.

Minted Personalized Cards
Minted Personalized Cards

Each year, Minted crowdsources its new collection from a global community of 15,000 independent artists to bring customers the best designs from the best creators. This year, there were 6,630 entries and 2 million votes. (You can browse the top voted designs here.)

Once you pick out your fresh, contest-winning card, upload your photos and customize the details to make it all about you and your family — Minted’s even got a category of cards that are specifically for your pets, if your family’s all about the fur babies!

If you want an expert opinion, take advantage of Minted’s free styling service: Just text the photo you want to use to 22737, and a Minted stylist will select designs that work best with your photo and send you five options styled with your photo, greeting and name.

And since snail mail has taken on special meaning again in 2020 (there’s something just more comforting about getting a physical card than suffering through laggy Zoom calls and FaceTime chats), Minted offers free custom envelopes with free recipient addressing that arrive addressed and ready to send. Style them to match your cards inside, or spruce things up with luxe accents and wax seals.

Minted Personalized Cards
Minted Personalized Cards

There’s no gift quite as nice as receiving a heartfelt, personalized holiday greeting from someone you love — except maybe being able to send heartfelt, personalized holiday greetings without the stress of working yourself to the bone. And in this trying year of 2020, your loved ones will know you went the extra mile to send something special even when you can’t be together yet.