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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