Minted: Stationery That’s Beautiful and Affordable (Giveaway!)

Posted February 11th, 2013 by Sandie in Giveaways, Product Love

As I mentioned in a recent post, I’m addicted to stationery: paper, notebooks, personalized cards, you name it. Since I’ve had a fountain pen collection for more than 20 years, I feel the paper I write on should be “deserving” of my pens. Minted stationery is always deserving of my carefully curated collection of writing instruments. I first took notice of Minted two years ago, when I opened two of my favorite Christmas cards that year and realized I wasn’t familiar with the logo.

Two years later, and Minted offers everything from holiday cards (and by holiday, I don’t just mean the ones in December, but Valentine’s Day, Lunar New Year, and more) to thank-yous, birth announcements, journals, and a complete line of wedding stationery. The heart of their business is that all of their designs are created by graphic artists from around the world — independent designers who’ve submitted ideas not just from New York or San Francisco but 43 different countries.

At 36, I’m a few years past the flurry of wedding invitations that arrived in my late 20s and early 30s. Nowadays we seem to average one wedding a year — if that — so I treasure each and every “Save the Date” and subsequent invitation. As a stationery lover, I find it magical to open the carefully constructed invitations or to put those now-ubiquitous Save the Date cards on the family bulletin board. In 2001 — the year my husband and I got married — Save the Dates weren’t nearly as popular, so I find those especially fun to receive.

While most of the invitations we get tend to be traditional and elegant, the Save the Date cards are always on the more whimsical side: a photo of the couple in their favorite vacation spot or the city in which they fell in love, a snapshot of the bride-to-be kissing her beloved or of two people blissfully walking hand in hand. I’m particularly fond of the postcard style, and our refrigerator is a collage of these lovely reminders of friends in love.

Save the Date

What Save the Date cards would you have chosen to announce your wedding? If you are interested in trying out any of Minted’s offerings, leave a comment, and you could win $100 toward a Minted order; winner will be selected Feb. 24. I’m partial to the notebooks, of course.

Minted notebook

In addition to offering one of our lucky readers a gift card, I also received a gift card to try Minted stationery, but all opinions are my own. 



24 Responses to “Minted: Stationery That’s Beautiful and Affordable (Giveaway!)”

  1. Wehaf

    I’ve long been a fan of their faux bois floral designs – the stationery and greeting cards.

  2. LaShanda

    I am getting married in June. I would love to get some stationery from Minted. Thank you.

  3. Colleen

    I love the firefly design. Whimsical and elegant at the same time. Reminds me of summer nights outdoors. Lovely. Especially like the blue and purple backgrounds.

  4. Cierra

    I’m getting married soon so the wedding invitation stationery would be great to use the $100 towards.

  5. Rachel Mehta

    would love the opportunity to send such high quality stationery out for my 40th birthday CELEBRATION this summer : )

  6. Jennifer

    I am one of the last of my friends that cherishes the written form of communication. I love the products available through Minted…especially the birth announcement: Subtle Ruby.

  7. tessa

    minted’s items are so unique. getting married in august and their wedding items are unlike anything ive seen before :)

  8. Hanna

    Minted is fantastic! I like their notebooks, personalized stationary, art prints… Basically everything they offer!

  9. Serena cherry

    We have a writing desk I am always looking to stock! Between thank you cards and pen pals, I want to keep writing letters alive! I would love this!!

  10. Kaitlin Boles

    My favorite Save the Dates are the Vintage Love Save the Date Cards , these would be perfect for our wedding. Our wedding is on 10.12.13 and the vintage theme of these save the dates goes perfectly with the theme of our wedding! Thank you for an awesome giveaway! Good luck to everyone who has entered this giveaway!

  11. rachel

    Minted has such beautiful cards. They had world map ones that we almost used for our wedding

  12. Gina

    We’re having our first family portrait in years (!) done next month, so I’d love to make some cards using those photos.

  13. Ashley C

    I’d love to get things for my daughter’s first birthday :)


  14. Lori

    Minted’s pieces are all so creative and beautiful. I especially like the interesting shapes you can purchase invitations in. I would love to use this stationary for my wedding next summer!

    Thanks so much and good luck, everyone!

  15. Lynn

    I am currently interviewing for my first real post-graduate job! It’s exciting but I never knew how expensive it is to send thank you cards. Minted makes gorgeous thank you cards that would surely impress prospective employers. 😉 Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. Angelic

    Minted has such nice things!!! I could use this for my save the dates! :)