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Giveaway: $300 Worth of Minted Holiday Cards!

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The holiday season is right around the corner – I can taste it! Not only am I excited because our little nugget is set to arrive, but the holiday season is my favorite time of year. There is nothing I love more than the chill in the air, the city glowing with holiday cheer, and seeing the Christmas trees in all of the windows. But what I love most is coming home to a mailbox full of holiday cards.

Each year Eric and I take an evening to sit down and select which holiday card will be gracing the mailboxes of our friends and family. This year, we’re getting a head start by ordering them early with Minted. They just unveiled their 2014 collection that has stunning new designs that are all customizable, they have a foil-pressed option that I can’t get enough of and they feature a free recipient addressing service to make sending your cards that much easier. In my eyes, this is amazing because addressing the cards always takes so much time.

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With hundreds of options to choose from this season I wanted to show you a handful of my favorites that I myself am deciding between. Honestly, as I sifted through all of the beautiful options that Minted has to offer I realized that you can’t really go wrong with any of them. Each has a unique quality to it that anyone would love to get in their mailbox.

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And finally, the giveaway! Minted and Sacramento Street have joined forces to give one lucky reader $300 towards their holiday cards. All you have to do is leave a comment below telling us which Minted holiday card you love the most, between now and Friday, October 24th at midnight.

For those of you that want to get a head start, Minted is offering Sacramento Street readers 15% off holiday cards with code SACRAMENTOSTREET until Monday, October 20th.

This post is a partnership with Minted. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

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Minted Holiday Cards | Sacramento StreetReady or not, it’s time to get prepared for the holidays. I’m notorious for thinking about holiday cards when it’s a little too late. Come mid-December I love opening up my mailbox to gorgeous and creative cards then go on the hunt for our very own. This year we’re getting ahead of the holiday madness. Thanks to Minted we already have our cards in our hands. Now it’s up to me to add some embellishments, stuff, address and stamp them all by the first week of December. I’m the type that needs deadlines.

When selecting the perfect holiday card this year we wanted something simple that had a beautiful design and reflected our style. This Winter Berry holiday cards definitely stood out amongst the hundreds of designs Minted has to offer.

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Adding a little sparkle to the cards was actually Cambria (the designers) vision for the card. I love the extra detail it adds to the card. We’ve also added gold edges to the cards as well. It’s been so much fun having the extra time to make this years holiday cards extra special.

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Now for the fun part – Minted is kindly offering one lucky Sacramento Street winner $250 towards their holiday cards. Now, if you aren’t planning on ordering holidays cards this year don’t fret – they have SO much more for you party essentials like notebooks, invitations for almost any event, and more! I have to say, their holiday cards are my favorite – it’s always so hard to choose just one to send out!

Entering is easy – simply follow the steps in the widget below and that’s it! The giveaway will be open until Wednesday, November 13th.

I hope this gets all of you excited for the holidays that are right around the corner and big thanks to Minted for offering this great giveaway!

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Rules: This contest is open to U.S. residents only. Please follow the steps in the widget for valid entry. Giveaway value: $250 USD. One winner will be selected at random using The winner will be contacted via email once comments close on Wednesday, November 13th. Once the winner has responded I will announce the winner at the bottom of this post.

Photos by Caitlin Flemming

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Girlfriends’ Valentine’s Brunch (and a Giveaway!)

Valentine’s day is right around the corner and although you might be making plans with your honey, sometimes it can be about showing your friends that you care about them!! This year I decided to host a little soiree to celebrate a special group of girlfriends that have supported me this year – close friends and our Sacramento Street contributors (a new lovely lady debuting next week!). Minted was kind enough to provide a Valentine’s Day party in a box, which was perfect for the occasion – striped straws, signs, colorful paper goods for the table, and tags.

It was fun dreaming up this girlie-girl tabletop – a bit out of my normal (neutral colored) comfort zone but it definitely had to happen for this Valentine’s Day brunch. My essentials for any brunch tabletop – clean cut tulips from the grocery store, bright linen napkins, candy in the colors your decorating the table with and lastly, a fun drink to serve guests as they arrive (in this case blood orange soda with prosecco).

One of my favorite things to do for parties is to have something special for guests – in this case, I worked with Minted on creating personalized journals for each of my girlfriends. It was fun to add them to the tabletop as their place card.

When you combine love, laughter and amazing friends around a table, there really isn’t anything better! This brunch made me realize I need to host more parties to celebrate the girlfriends I love.

Now for the fun part! Minted is giving away a $150 gift certificate good for any Valentine’s Day items! Perfect for the holiday that is right around the corner

Here’s how to enter the Minted Valentine’s day giveaway:

~ Leave a comment on this post, telling us which Valentine’s Day items are your favorite from Mintedclassroom sized valentines, regular valentines, gift tags, journals, art prints, or the party in a box (which I featured). That’s it! Just be sure to include your email address.

~ One winner will be chosen randomly and win a $150 gift certificate good for any Valentine’s Day items on the site!

The winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Monday, February 4th!

UPDATE: Congrats to Whitney for being our winner this time! You’ll be receiving an email shortly.

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Read Full Story Comments (83) Art Wall REVEALED + a Giveaway

Remember when Joslyn, Erin and I revealed our Art Wall challenge and the prints our husbands picked out? – In my case it was the Lovebirds by Rene Mijares. Well, I had to end up creating a “small space” art wall with the prints I selected to go with the Lovebirds piece. It was a blast looking through all of the amazing pieces on Minted. In the end, I decided that a total of three prints would fit perfectly above my couch, which needed a little re-design anyway. It has had the same look for over a year now. I decided to go with a large sized abstract piece called Radiance and then a smaller photo called Runaway that reminded me of the beautiful bay that surrounds us. Now for the big reveal . . . .

I’m thrilled with the way my art wall turned out. It completely freshened up my living room space. Now the fun begins for you – Minted wanted to give one lucky reader their very own piece of art for their home. Pretty awesome, right?

Here’s how to enter the Minted art giveaway:

~ Leave a comment on this post, telling us which piece of art is your favorite from Minted and where you would put it in your house. That’s it! Just be sure to include your email address.

One winner will be selected from Apartment 34, Simple Lovely and Sacramento Street. The winner can then select the piece of art of their choice in any size they desire!

The winner will be chosen randomly and announced across all three blogs on Monday, December 10th!

UPDATE: Congrats to Erika for being the winner this time! You’ll be receiving an email shortly.

Good luck friends!

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GIVEAWAY! $100 for Holiday Cards at Minted

Last year, Eric and I couldn’t decide whether or not to send out a holiday card and by the time we wanted to send one, it was far too late. That’s why when November rolled around this year I jumped at the chance to design our first holiday card. The first stop I made was Minted.

After looking through hundreds of designs, I decided to go with the design that Jenna Lyons picked out as the winner of the holiday design contest. When you purchase this design, Minted will donate 15% of gross profit from the sales of Etched to Teach For America. Minted believes in enabling the growth, creativity, and careers of independent designers. Teach For America’s mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting our nation’s most promising future leaders in the effort.”

There are thousands of designs to choose from and there is definitely something for everyone. I can’t wait to see what all of you pick as your favorite. I’m off to go assemble and address mine!

Well, I’m incredibly excited to announce that one lucky reader will win a $100 Minted gift certificate! Just pop over to Minted and then leave a comment here telling us which holiday invitation you would purchase with the certificate.

A winner will be chosen one week from today and please be sure to leave your email address.

Photos by Caitlin Flemming

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