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Share a Sweet Breakfast Easily with Restaurant.com

by Jennifer Wieland
Share a Sweet Breakfast Easily with Restaurant.com
I am part of the Restaurant.com Review Crew and this post is sponsored by Restaurant.com but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Last week I needed to drive out to my sister’s house after I got the group off to work and school. We are working on my youngest nephew’s first birthday party. While she has two kids in school (ages 12 & 9) she also has a set of twins that are two and the baby is almost one. Since her husband and the older ones are at work and school it is hard for her to tote three kiddos two and under around by herself. I decided I would bring them all a little treat that morning plus grab something for my group too. I was able to put a smile on three little faces thanks to Restaurant.com and their gift certificates.

Share a Sweet Breakfast Easily with Restaurant.com

What some people don’t realize is that you find hidden gems like the Donut Den on Restaurant.com. the Donut Den is an old school donut shop that smells like a sugary heaven when you walk in. The locals that visit there often (my sister’s family included) swear by this place and how great its donuts are. There was a $5 Restaurant.com gift certificate available with a $10 minimum purchase on it. This made it easy for me to grab a half-dozen for my sister’s kids and a half-dozen for my kid’s after school snack. 

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The Donut Den’s donuts are light, fluffy and perfectly glazed and iced. While super flavorful they are not overly sweet. Their glazed donut is pretzel shaped for a bit of fun and whimsy.

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They do have your standard donut fair but they also have some fun and seasonal flavors like peanut butter & jelly, pumpkin and Oreo. My personal favorite was the cinnamon roll donuts. Each day they have a daily special and it’s listed as soon as you walk in. 

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Remember, for more information on Restaurant.com be sure to check out their Facebook page, follow them on Twitter, find them on Google+ or check out their blog, The Dish.

“The only thing better than going out for a great meal, is getting a great deal.  Restaurant.com has been filling tables since 1999 and is the destination for dining whether you like to plan ahead or find a meal on the go.  Restaurant.com helps diners discover the perfect dining experience and boasts nearly 50,000 dining deals available every day, even on the weekends!  And, the deals are easy to use – present the certificate to the server on a mobile device, or print out a copy, and voilà – the savings will be deducted from your final bill.  Bon Appétit!”


Fashion Outlets of Chicago – A Girl’s Shopping Dream

by Jennifer Wieland
Fashion Outlets of Chicago - A Girl's Shopping Dream

 

 

I recently got an invite to come and check out the Fashion Outlets of Chicago, an award-winning 530,000 square-foot shopping center that’s complete with 130 designer outlets, an eye-catching contemporary art collection and high-end amenities that will leave you asking where has this shopping experience been all of my life?

Fashion Outlets of Chicago - A Girl's Shopping Dream

Walking in there is no dull and drab decorations that are standard fare at most shopping outlets. There are bright, bold and vivid displays of color and pattern found throughout to grab your attention and take your trip from just shopping to an extended visual feast. Fashion Outlets of Chicago Children's Wing

The shopping has something for everyone. From kid’s stores to high-end retailers you will find just what you are looking for at great prices. The layout of Fashion Outlets of Chicago is also unique in that they took families into consideration. Busy parents can make shopping easier by parking by and entering the mall at the children’s wing. That’s right, they have a children’s wing that has family friendly retailers that include the Disney Outlet, Oshkosh B-gosh, Stride Rite and the Gymboree Outlet to name a few. This way families can pop in and get what they need for the kids without having to trudge through an entire mall to go to a handful of stores.

Fashion Outlets of Chicago Food Court

Another advantage to the children’s wing is that it is right next to the food court. The food court is a bright and clean area that is inviting and filled with a good selection of food options. Chicago Burger Company, Chicken Now, China Max, DJ’s Taco Bar, Freshii, Haagen-Dazs, Little Tokyo, Maoz Vegetarian, Sbarro, South Philly Steak and Fries and Wetzel’s Pretzels round out the food fare in the food court. The food court also houses a family-friendly area in the back where kids can ride on some coin operated ride on machines. 

Fashion Outlets of Chicago Sweet Treats

Regular food court fare not going to cut it? Do you need something sweeter or with a jolt of caffeine to see you through an in-depth shopping trip? Never fear, Fashion Outlets of Chicago has you covered with three candy stores. Lindt Chocolates, Godiva Chocolatier and Lolli and Pops can cater to any sweet tooth you may have. If caffeine is your thing you can grab a drink at Starbucks or the only Lindt Bar in the country. That’s right cover your sweet tooth and your need for caffeine with a drink made with Lindt Truffles. Fashion Outlets of Chicago Concierge Service

The Fashion Outlets of Chicago takes customer service to a whole new level with their Concierge Services. No basic customer service here. No, they go above and beyond by making restaurant reservations, checking coats and their “Text Concierge” program which allows shoppers to text representatives questions. Since the Fashion Outlets of Chicago is right by O’Hare airport visitors who are on a layover can pass the time shopping and dining. Through a partnership with Go Airport Express you can access shuttles between the airport’s terminals and Fashion Outlets of Chicago. The shuttles also work to transport the center’s shoppers to and from downtown Chicago hotels. TSA-certified BAGS Inc. has partnered with Fashion Outlets of Chicago so that travelers have luggage held, print out boarding passes and even get your bags checked for your flight on site at the center. Did you just fly in from overseas and want to kick off your trip by doing some shopping or grabbing a bite? No problem there, international travelers can use the currency exchange and translation services. 

Ready to do some fall shopping or maybe you need a girl’s day out. Then visit the Fashion Outlets of Chicago website for more information on stores, hours and services or use the “Text Concierge” service and ask a representative any questions you may have at 847-957-4600.

 

 


Sew Cool Sewing Studio – So Much Crafty Fun for Kids

by Jennifer Wieland
Get your kids creative and crafty with the Sew Cool Sewing Studio
I was provided a sample for the purpose of review but all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

A few weeks ago I attended the Chicago Toy & Game Fair. There my kids and I were able to check out all of the hot new toys and games coming out. One of the first toys we saw there was Spin Master’s Sew Cool Sewing Studio. My daughter had to be pried away from this toy! She absolutely loved, loved, loved it! So when Spin Master asked if I’d like to review one on the blog I immediately said yes! The Sew Cool Sewing Studio is a perfect gift for any child who loves crafts and being creative.

Get your kids creative and crafty with the Sew Cool Sewing Studio

My daughter has a little vanity in her room and she has now turned it into her sewing table. She went through all of the included projects the first night and it’s not like there aren’t a ton included. It comes with 9 different projects. Luckily from all of the crafting I do around here myself I have a large supply of scrap felt. She has been supplying her creative, crafting from there now. She has even been coming up with her own little projects outside of the included patterns. She’s made a case for her sunglasses and these little envelope pouches for jewelry.

Get your kids creative and crafty with the Sew Cool Sewing Studio

The Sew Cool Sewing Studio is for kids ages 6 and up. My daughter will be six in 1 1/2 months and she had no problems learning how to use and operate the Sew Cool machine. The machine itself does not work like a traditional sewing machine as there is no actual thread. Instead you use felt and the pieces are felted together. The felting needles are enclosed so you don’t have to worry about little fingers getting hurt at all.

Get your kids creative and crafty with the Sew Cool Sewing Studio

If you have a creative child at home that loves craft projects then this is the perfect gift for them this holiday season! The kids love being able to create and having a finished project that they can use or give to a friend or loved one as a little present.

Get your kids creative and crafty with the Sew Cool Sewing Studio

 

To learn more about the Sew Cool Sewing Studio or other Spin Master Toys be sure to follow them on Twitter, on Pinterest and on Instagram for more Sew Cool ideas.

 

 


Restaurant.com is for More Than Just Dining Out

by Jennifer Wieland
Restaurant.com Gift Certificates - The CarmelCorn Shop
I am part of the Restaurant.com Review Crew and this post is sponsored by Restaurant.com but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
 
 

I have talked about how I love to use Restaurant.com so that I can dine out and try new restaurants at a discount several times on the blog before but did you know that Restaurant.com gift certificates can be used for more than just dining out? That’s right, this holiday season you may be able to find some gift certificates for places that have great gift ideas for your family and friends. I recently found and purchased a Restaurant.com gift certificate for The CarmelCorn Shop to get some gifts.

 Restaurant.com Gift Certificates - The CarmelCorn Shop

I was super excited to find the gift certificate for The CarmelCorn Shop! Popcorn is always such a great treat and something often given at the holidays. I was also excited about this because I had no idea that a short drive from my house that this shop even existed. It has been around since the 1930’s and they only use all natural ingredients.

Restaurant.com Gift Certificates - The CarmelCorn Shop

I decided to take my three youngest with me to the The CarmelCorn Shop and when we arrived it was a little shop that was unassuming. When we went inside though my kid’s faces immediately lit up! This is a perfect shop for kids! The store was filled with large glass jars of candy, lots of popcorn and ice cream. We were able to buy bags of cheese popcorn, carmel corn, candy corn & and even un-popped popcorn (they have a special variety) to pop at home. They were bagged up lovely and are going to make great holiday gifts this season for my husband’s office.

Restaurant.com Gift Certificates - The CarmelCorn Shop

My son absolutely loved the Christmas tree made from candy corn.

Remember, for more information on Restaurant.com be sure to check out their Facebook page, follow them on Twitter, find them on Google+ or check out their blog, The Dish.

“The only thing better than going out for a great meal, is getting a great deal. Restaurant.com has been filling tables since 1999 and is the destination for dining whether you like to plan ahead or find a meal on the go. Restaurant.com helps diners discover the perfect dining experience and boasts nearly 50,000 dining deals available every day, even on the weekends! And, the deals are easy to use – present the certificate to the server on a mobile device, or print out a copy, and voilà – the savings will be deducted from your final bill. Bon Appétit!”


Managing LBL, Light Bladder Leakage, with Poise

by Jennifer Wieland
Poise Microliners putting Light Bladder Leakage in it's place.

Thank you to Poise for sponsoring this post and keeping me confident!

Every person suffers from that one thing that makes you self-conscious about yourself and causes stress and worry. It can be any number of things but for one in three women it’s LBL, light bladder leakage. LBL is one of those things that happen in life that people always think they are alone in dealing with. Let’s be honest here, who wants to announce to friends and family that you suffer form light bladder leakage. Sadly though if more women talked about it there wouldn’t be the stigma attached to it that there currently is. We as women, need to acknowledge our LBL and share our stories with others so we know we aren’t alone.

Poise Microliners putting Light Bladder Leakage in it's place.

For me personally, LBL started as a result of pregnancy, like many women. Sure, I was fine after baby number one. Two and three were okay as well. I was young and my body bounced back. The problem for me started with pregnancy number four. I spent a lot of time on bed rest during that pregnancy and since my activity level went down my muscles seemed to decide they were done too. Then I had pregnancy five and that one also had bed rest but not as much. It didn’t help the situation though with my LBL. Finally I had pregnancy number six. You would think with no bed rest that this one would have helped improve matters. It didn’t but it also didn’t make the situation worse. The things that added to my light bladder leakage was having to have surgeries for female issues after all the pregnancies. Being nervous and worrying about Light Bladder Leakage can really cramp your lifestyle.

Poise Microliners putting Light Bladder Leakage in it's place.

Now, if I do more than giggle or get taken by surprise by a big sneeze then my LBL gets me. If I have a cold with lots of coughing or need to lift a heavy object you better believe I would have been worrying about LBL. Geez, there are days if the hubby or kids hug me to hard i may get hit with LBL. Luckily for me though I have discovered Poise Microliners! These little gems are made from SAM (Super Absorbent Material) and are so unbelievably absorbent and small that you will be able to go out with confidence while being completely protected from Light Bladder Leakage (LBL).

Poise Microliners putting Light Bladder Leakage in it's place.

Head over to the Poise site where you can request your free sample and coupon so that you no longer have to fear going out with Light Bladder Leakage. Now you can laugh, cough, sneeze and lift your way back into confidence with Poise.

 
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Virgin Mobile Custom with Parental Controls

by Jennifer Wieland
Virgin Mobile Custom at Walmart - Build your own plan & parental controls #Sponsored #VirginMobileMom #MC

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Virgin Mobile. I received a sample device to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating.
 
 
 

My ten-year old son is Autistic and technology is something he gravitates towards. It makes him feel comfortable, he excels at it and it’s a way for him to bridge the gap socially with other children his age. He has been asking for a cell phone for quite some time now but both my husband and I have been hesitant to get him one because we did not want his usage of data and when he used it to go unchecked. Luckily, we learned about Virgin Mobile Custom with parental controls.

Virgin Mobile Custom at Walmart - Build your own plan & parental controls #Sponsored #VirginMobileMom #MC

 

Virgin Mobile Custom plans and phones are new and available at select Walmart locations and on Walmart.com.

Virgin Mobile Custom at Walmart - Build your own plan & parental controls #Sponsored #VirginMobileMom #MC

The new Virgin Mobile Custom plans allow you select what amount of talk, text and data you need so you can control your monthly costs and you are never locked into a contract. The plans start as low as $6.98/month but are completely customizable. Don’t talk on the phone really but text a lot? You can up your number of texts. Do you have a child like mine that only needs the phone for emergency calls, to text mom and dad but will more than likely be a data hog? Then keep the base plan for talk and text at 20 talk minutes and 20 text messages but up the data to 1GB a month. They even have specialized unlimited plans for Social (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.), Music (Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio, etc.), Navigation (Google Maps, Telnav & Waze) and International Calling. You can even make the new Virgin Mobile Custom into a family plan and select what works best for your whole family while keeping it all affordable.

Virgin Mobile Custom at Walmart - Build your own plan & parental controls #Sponsored #VirginMobileMom #MC

The thing that appealed most to me about Virgin Mobile Custom was the parental control they offer. You get to assign what apps work and when they do. You can pick the days of the week and times of day for each app. I also like being able to control who my child can and can’t call or text which this allows for. The big thing for me though is setting curfews. I am able to set the phone not to work during certain times of the day. During the school week the phone will not work between 8 am and 3 pm. Every day of the week the phone is set to curfew between the hours of 10 pm and 6 am so I know he is sleeping and not horsing around on his phone instead.

Virgin Mobile Custom at Walmart - Build your own plan & parental controls #Sponsored #VirginMobileMom #MC

One app to select and adjust your plan, set parental controls and curfews, buy special offers and share plans with other devices.

Do you have a teen or tween who wants a smartphone but you have been hesitant to get them one? Here are some facts about what kids are saying about cell phones, some interesting statistics and why Virgin Mobile Custom is the right phone service for parents to give their kids.

Virgin Mobile Custom at Walmart - Build your own plan & parental controls #Sponsored #VirginMobileMom #MC

For more information on the new Virgin Mobile Custom be sure to head on over to their website. You can also follow Virgin Mobile on Facebook and Twitter and for a more detailed look at the great features Virgin Mobile Custom offers parents be sure to check out the video below.

 

 

At what age do you think a child should get a cell phone?

 


Hallmark Northpole Toys – Add New Holiday Traditions

by Jennifer Wieland
Hallmark Northpole - Once Upon a Christmas book & Follow Me, Santa Snowflake #NorthPoleFun #CollectiveBias
This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

I think most people would agree that Christmas time is a magical time of joy, happiness and family traditions. Ask any family that celebrates Christmas and they can all tell you at least one tradition that their family follows every single year to make their holiday season that much more special. Some people have very specific ways they decorate their trees, others love to sing carols, some write letters to Santa or watch a favorite movie and the list goes on and on from there. This year Hallmark is trying to help you add to your traditions with some fun toys based off of the new movie they have coming out called Northpole. On November 1st Walmart will be carrying an exclusive line of  toys from Northpole brought to you by Hallmark so you can add some new traditions this year.

 It may be the end of October but like many other children Christmas is already on my kids’ minds. So when I received some the Once Upon a Northpole Christmas book, the Find Me, Santa Snowflake and the Northpole Communicator my group was excited. These will definitely fit nicely into our Christmas traditions and add a new one too.

Hallmark Northpole - Once Upon a Christmas book & Follow Me, Santa Snowflake #NorthPoleFun #CollectiveBias

Every year we spend an evening decorating the tree, waiting to turn the lights on until everything has been placed. We love adding new ornaments to our tree each year and the Find Me, Santa Snowflake is going to be a perfect addition this year. With a press of a button it lights up changing colors to let Santa know where you are. There is even a spot to write your name(s) on it so Santa knows just who he looking for.

Hallmark Northpole - Once Upon a Christmas book #NorthPoleFun #CollectiveBias

We follow-up our tree decorating with some Christmas stories and carols to really get everyone into the Christmas spirit. This year we will be adding the Once Upon a Northpole Christmas to the mix. My seven-year old has already been practicing reading it so he can do a good job when we decorate the tree.

Hallmark Northpole - Northpole Communicator #NorthPoleFun #CollectiveBias

This year we get to add an exciting new tradition that I have to tell you my kids are ridiculously excited about! We have a Northpole Communicator and starting December 1st we will get to talk to the Northpole. They can reach us and we can reach them as well. Each day leading up to Christmas this will happen and my daughter keeps checking in with the Northpole to see if it’s time. This one is going to be loads of fun for us and I just love anything that makes the kids giddy at Christmas!

Hallmark Northpole - Northpole Communicator #NorthPoleFun #CollectiveBias

Are you a Hallmark fan? Maybe you just want to add some new and fun holiday traditions to your season this year with #NorthPoleFun? Enter below and you can win a Hallmark Northpole gift pack!

 
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Zoomer Zuppies Fun Robotic Dogs

by Jennifer Wieland
Zoomer Zuppies
This post was sponsored by Zoomer Zuppies and I was compensated to write it. Regardless, what I have written is my own opinion and experience, and I hope you find it of use.

My three youngest kids have been dying for a pet! It is a weekly debate here. There is begging and pleading and sometimes even crying and whining. It’s not that I am anti-pet but there are a couple reasons why a pet is just not going to happen. The first one is that I already have enough people that I have to clean up after constantly and just don’t need anymore work piled on me. Contrary to what my husband and kids promise I know from past experience when we did have a pet that I end up doing the work. The second problem is that I am allergic to cats which wouldn’t be bad because they really want a dog but my daughter happens to be allergic to dogs. They did offer a compromise and asked for a pig instead but I had to explain to my daughter that I didn’t want her sleeping with pork products. Then I found out about Zoomer Zuppies which are fun robotic dogs and I knew it would be my answer.

Zoomer Zuppies - Shadow

I headed over to my local Walmart to check out all of the different Zoomer Zuppies toys and pick the one that was perfect for my family. The dogs range in price from $29.99 – $99.99. I opted for one of the new Zoomer Zuppies, Shadow that does over 20 different tricks and has an additional set of secret tricks it can learn. He was the most expensive but he was also the most interactive with the most tricks so that made me think along the lines of a real dog. I was so excited! I couldn’t wait to get Shadow home and charged so the kids would be surprised when they got home from school.

Zoomer Zuppies

When the kids came home from school I showed them their new Zoomer Zuppies, Shadow and they thought he was cute but they didn’t seem super excited. I then explained to them that he was a robot dog and turned him on and handed them the training checklist card so that they could try some tricks with him. Once they understood to pet his head (lightly push down) so that you can give him a command, they were hooked! The one issue we had was that sometimes two of the kids would try to give him a command in their excitement and poor Shadow would get confused. Once I explained to them that they could only give one command at a time they got it. My 5 and 7 year olds already want to take him to school to show all of their friends and my 10 year old I often find quietly playing with him when the other two are not around. My daughter’s favorite command to give Shadow is follow me so he follows behind her and both of my boys think the go pee command is hilarious! (You can’t go wrong with potty humor and little boys.) The kids have also enjoyed learning more and playing at the Zoomerpup.com site.

Zoomer Zuppies

Zoomer Zuppies are great toys and give a young child the joy of a pet without all of the responsibility. These would be a great hit this holiday season for any little animal lovers or tech fanatics in your life.

Zoomer Zuppies

 

 


Everything You Need To Know About the New Wayfair Custom Upholstery

by Jennifer Wieland
Wayfair Custom Upholstery - Gracie Loveseat

Thank you to Wayfair for sponsoring today’s post. I did receive compensation for this post but all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
 
 

I love pretty things in my home! Sadly though with each additional child in my house more decorations were broken, more walls were colored on and my furniture now consists of hand me downs from friends and family because I had refused to replace stuff with nice things until the kids were older. Lucky for me they are now between the ages of 5 and 21 and my walls haven’t been colored on in a good long bit and my furniture is rarely jumped on these days. I do lose some decorations periodically still though. This means I can finally start working on my house. I’m planning on painting walls, pulling out carpeting and redecorating rooms. It’s going to be so much fun! I’m not going to have mismatched furniture anymore! I’ve already started “window shopping” and I’m just loving the new Wayfair Custom Upholstery lines.

Wayfair Custom Upholstery - Gracie Loveseat

Wayfair’s Custom Upholstery brings you beautiful pieces of furniture with the ability to select fabrics. So you end up with the selection and customization of shopping at a large, expensive furniture store with the ease of being able to do it right on your computer at home, work or wherever. The custom upholstery option not only allows you to select different colors of material but different materials themselves as well. Changing the material can change the entire texture of the piece that you select and it’s nice to be able to do that because some fabrics work better with children and pets.

 

There are 12 collections available with multiple custom upholstery pieces at Wayfair and they are listed here below:

Brooke

Carly

Caroline

Delphine

Eliza

Felicity

Gracie

Harper

Josephine

Paige

Sarah

Vivian

Wayfair Custom Upholstery Swatches

One of my favorite things about the Wayfair Custom Upholstery is that you can order fabric swatches for the furniture piece(s) you are interested in. I recently ordered some swatches for the Gracie Loveseat and I picked six gray and blue shades in varying materials. The swatches were free of charge and arrived within a week. Each swatch has the color name for the fabric and what it is made from and each one was approximately 5″x5″ so you could really get a good look at it. This can really be a huge help in the selection process. You can then easily match the swatches up to paint, carpets and other decor ensuring that your furniture is just the right shade, fabric and texture for your home.

If you are looking for some new furniture to spruce up the house just in time for the holidays then you should take advantage of the 10% off savings code. The promo code is: WFCustom10 and it will be valid for all Custom Upholstery pieces and runs from October 16 through October 20.

I love the whole concept of not having to leave home to shop for furniture. What about you? Would you be more willing to shop for furniture online with custom upholstery pieces and fabric swatches to look at?

 

 


My Top Five Holiday Card Picks From Minted

by Jennifer Wieland
My Top 5 Holiday Card Picks From Minted
Thanks to Minted for sponsoring today’s post. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

I love finding the perfect holiday card every year. I order them early and make the kids take the perfect picture (or at least one where everyone is smiling) and then I hunt down the perfect card for that picture that fits my family for that year. Minted is always a perfect place to go to find beautiful cards and they have holiday cards that are perfect for everyone. One of the great things about Minted is that they offer unique Indie designs and free recipient address printing.

My Top 5 Holiday Card Picks From Minted

Here we go, my top five holiday card picks from Minted:

Holiday Ornament Cards

These beautiful cards are not your old-fashioned, traditional holiday cards. These are beautiful cards in fun shapes that are ornaments. Each one comes with a luxe linen ribbon so that they can be hung from the Christmas tree. It takes something that usually doesn’t last beyond the current holiday and makes it a keepsake to use year after year. My favorite one of these this year is the Sparkling Be Merry by Jill Means in teal. It comes in three different shapes and colors. I personally like the snowflake shape in teal. It makes me think of the movie Frozen which is a favorite with my daughter and me.

Minted.com Holiday Ornament Cards

Photo Credit: Minted.com and designer Jill Means

 

Holiday Minibook Cards

These fun and funky cards take your holiday photo cards to the next level by turning them into a small photo book. Each one has 7 pages of customizable text and photos and the books are hand-grommeted and measure 5″x7″ making them a lovely keepsake.The other thing that is great with these is that you get to add some details about your year and what each picture represents. This is perfect for those that like to send out a yearly update letter with photos in a more refined way. My personal favorite holiday minibook card is the Winter Foliage Cheer Holiday Minibook™ Cards by Karidy Walker.

Minted.com Holiday Minibook Cards

Photo Credit: Minted.com and designer Karidy Walker

 

Holiday Map Cards

The Holiday Map Cards by Jill Means I really like because they are so very different form your run of the mill holiday cards. Each one displays a map of the contiguous United States and you mark your city with a star. This idea is very popular in the craft, jewelry and home decor worlds right now. For these cards you can choose to do them with or without pictures which makes them a great option not only for families but businesses as well.

Minted.com Holiday Map Card

Photo Credit: Minted.com and designer Jill Means

 

Amazing Comic Book Holiday Photo Cards

The Amazing Comic Book Holiday Photo Cards by Gakemi Art+Design are comic book geeks perfect idea of a family holiday card. Being able to customize your holiday card into what looks like a comic book will bring out the happy in any self-proclaimed geeky nerd. You don’t have to stop with the front of the card though. You can add a custom backer or additional page inserts for more photos and text.

Minted.com Amazing Comic Book Holiday Photo Cards

Photo Credit: Minted.com and designer Gakemi Art + Design

 

Wreck the Halls Holiday Photo Cards

I birthed five boys before getting a daughter and since she follows her brothers she tends to be rather rough and tumble too. As a result anyone who enters my home would know that a card named Wreck the Halls by Sara Hicks Malone would be beyond appropriate for my group. There’s just something fun about being unapologetic for your kids being kids at the holidays. Once again you can add a custom backer or interior for more photos and texts.

Minted.com Wreck the Halls Holiday Photo Card

Photo Credit: Minted.com and designer Sara Hicks Malone

 

Now, to settle on a design for my family Christmas card and get them ordered. Which one will it be? I’ll let you know and share the final product with you all but in the meantime be sure to take a look at all of the holiday cards that Minted offers. They definitely have a design for every family.

 

 


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