We are huge fans of MINTED, an amazing company that sells stationery, art prints, holiday decor and fabric. When you read the “about us” section on their site it states “Our purpose in life is to uncover exceptional design from all over the world and bring this to savvy consumers who won’t accept anything else”.
Some of my favorite designs:
“Casual Chalkboard” by Alethea and Ruth – Seattle, WA.
A “Merry Little Christmas” by Sara Hicks Malone – Nashville, TN.
“Shades of Blue” by Erin Deegan – Chicago, IL.
I love how you can add shapes
and get free recipient addressing to match your cards.
I also love all the fun things you can do with your own photos.
A heart snapshot
A day planner, notebook or address book.
Minted is not just for holiday time. We use their art in several of our projects. The selection is amazing from abstract to landscapes to animals to typography. An added feature – On all of the art prints, you can change the frame, mat and size!
This is a limited edition print of Consuegra, one of the windiest and most beautiful hillsides in all of Spain by Sharon Rowan of Provo, Utah.
A great typography and limited edition print by Olivia Raufman of Atlanta, GA. A good reminder of what matters most.
The site even shows you great visual ideas of how to group items.
Minted is a design marketplace. They source creative content from independent artists and then sell the best content in the form of art, home decor and stationery directly to consumers. An early pioneer of crowdsourcing, Minted has design challenges monthly that are open for submitting and voting. The “crowd” curates Minted’s product selection by rating the products and Minted utilizes analytics to evaluate votes.
Minted pays the designer a commission on every sale. In addition, winning artists and designers have stores on Minted. They can launch their creations into their stores, utilizing Minted’s manufacturing, fulfillment and customer service capabilities to run their business. How smart is that?
I love this “art community” that MINTED brings to us. These independent artists and designers are located in 48 states and 43 countries. They are illustrators and textile designers, painters and packaging designers, marketers and stay-at-home moms. Some have design degrees, and others are participating in Minted competitions to learn design for the first time. They share a deep love for creative expression, personal development, risk-taking, and most importantly, paying it forward by helping each other.
I strongly urge you to check out the site for your holiday cards, stationery or beautiful artwork. Reading the “about the artist” section is very appealing as well as the company blog for great ideas!