Gorgeous Baby Announcements + $500 Minted Giveaway...

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Happy Friday, friends! I am so excited to share today's post with you. Rennai, our beloved photographer recently welcomed a baby boy to her sweet little family. We are so thrilled for her and we loved watching her belly grow over the last nine months. We teamed up with Minted to give Rennai her choice of the most beautiful baby announcements ever! Read on for Rennai's Minted experience...

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I have always loved receiving Minted cards and announcements in the mail, they’re my favorites around the holidays because of the quality printing, creative designs and the paper—oh the paper! I knew with the birth of my first son I wanted an announcement that fit my style, and complemented my images and beautiful newborn boy. In choosing an announcement I was really impressed by the selection of designs, all gorgeous on their own without overwhelming baby’s portrait. I decided on the Tagged with Love foil-pressed announcement because I loved the modern yet timeless design. The entire foil-pressed line really pairs well with any style of newborn photos, which I appreciate as a mother and photographer of newborns. This particular design has options of teal, hot pink or black accents, and I chose the teal to offset the gray and charcoal in the image. I decided to keep minted’s signature paper, and then added the three photo option to the back. I love that there are so many options for customizing the back, with solid or patterned options, or various photo quantities and text boxes, each with its own layout and design. After I finished up the final touches on the announcement, I chose a white envelope, and adhesive return address labels. I have to say, I really love the wraparound address labels! It’s so unexpected but the perfect touch to finish off the announcement and give recipients a little hint at what’s inside. I also chose to have the recipient addresses printed on the envelopes—a service that is free right now on Minted! It was so easy to upload the addresses, I just copied and pasted them from my address list, uploaded and was done! Not having to address the envelopes was a huge time saver, which I needed with a toddler and newborn at home. Once my order was complete, I received a digital proof the next day and the announcements a few days after that. 


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I have to say, I was floored by the announcements once I got them! The paper--did I mention the paper? Minted calls itself “a haven for paper connoisseurs,” which puts it mildly. I couldn't believe how thick and luxurious the paper felt, the cotton texture was amazing, and it was the standard paper option! I’ve ordered from others in the past, and no one even comes close. I was also very impressed, as a photographer, at the quality of the print. All the colors were perfect, exactly as I had intended and exactly like the digital proof I approved. Having images accurately portrayed on a card or announcement is highly important to me because not only do I want my son to look his best, but we (you and I) invest a lot of time and effort to have good photos, and I know Minted respects that investment. I am so happy with how the announcements turned out, they are the perfect way to celebrate this new life and will be a keepsake for us to cherish as he grows.



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Are you guys ready for this? 



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Enter to win a $500 gift certificate to Minted!

1. Click here to fill out official entry form!
2. Please leave a comment on this post telling me what you would order if you win!


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Good luck and have a fabulous weekend! 

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THIS IS A SPONSORED POST. THE TOMKAT STUDIO HAS RECEIVED PAYMENT, TRADE AND/OR PRODUCTS FROM MINTED IN EXCHANGE FOR PROMOTING, HOWEVER ALL OPINIONS STATED ARE OUR OWN. PRIZE IS VALID ON ALL ITEMS AVAILABLE ON MINTED.COM WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ART.


71 comments

  1. Sarah 05/08/2014

    I would order personal stationary!

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  2. Nora Nuno 05/08/2014

    Holiday cards! It's never too early to start thinking about the perfect design

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  3. MaryAnn Perry 05/08/2014

    I would use it for baby shower invitations, party decorations and gifts for one of my best friends, Katie at Sweet Rose Studios so I could help her welcome her sweet little girl to the world.

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  4. Rachel 05/08/2014

    My kids' birthday party supplies for sure!! Too cute!

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  5. Sarah P. 05/08/2014

    I would order invites for my son and daughter's upcoming birthdays. I would also order a day planner for me;)

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  6. Tara 05/08/2014

    I would order save the dates!

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  7. Amy 05/08/2014

    I'm due in October so I would love to order beautiful baby announcements.

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  8. Leslie Richardson 05/08/2014

    Wedding invitations! ! I have not picked them out yet! :)

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  9. lesley 05/08/2014

    i LOVE the modern dotted blooms personalized stationery (and a LOT of other stuff)

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  10. Jessica 05/08/2014

    I recently got married, so I need some new stationary with my new name on it! I love Minted's designs, and I'd be thrilled to put the gift card towards a customized stationary set.

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  11. Wendy 05/08/2014

    I would order a party package for my son's upcoming birthday!

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  12. Liz schreiner 05/08/2014

    I would order birthday invites & supplies for my kids, as well as some stationary for mama! ;)

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  13. Blakeley 05/08/2014

    Ahhh what a wonderful giveaway!! I would put the credit toward my wedding invitations! The ones I'm dying to have are on Minted, so winning a $500 gift card would make the splurge SO much more doable!!

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  14. Christy 05/08/2014

    I would buy party invites and some decor items as well:)!!!

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  15. bETH 05/08/2014

    Christmas Cards and Art Prints for the house!

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  16. Stephanie Vaughn 05/08/2014

    I would order wedding invitations for my fiance and I's wedding taking place on December 6th! It would be such a relief to do away with the large cost of stunning invitations :)

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  17. Ashley Rupp 05/08/2014

    I would order reception invites! I am eloping this June. Me and my hubby-to-be are having a reception after we elope so we can celebrate with our kids,friends,and family. I love the mini books on Minted! I want!!! Fingers crossed!

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  18. Miriam Estrada 05/08/2014

    I can relate with Rennai! I'm expecting my first too! :) I'd order birth announcements :)

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  19. Heather Schleif 05/08/2014

    So many beautiful things to choose from! Love the adult and children's personalized stationary! Great way to keep the kids writing special thank you notes!

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  20. Charmaine Gurr 05/09/2014

    I would order birthday invites for my kids and party decor.

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  21. Morgan carlisle 05/09/2014

    Oh goodness! Expecting our first little this summer I would order birth announcements and a planner :)) Fingers crossed!

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  22. Elaina B 05/09/2014

    I'd love to order graduation invites for my son's upcoming graduation + some party supplies.

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  23. Faith 05/10/2014

    I would definitely order prints for the nursery.

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  24. Jennifer 05/19/2014

    Has a winner been selected for this giveaway?

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  25. Rebbeca 09/26/2014

    Oh my goodness! Amazing article dude! Thank you so much,
    However I am going through troubles with your RSS. I don't know the reason why I can't join it.
    Is there anyone else getting identical RSS issues? Anyone
    that knows the answer will you kindly respond? Thanx!!

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