With the holidays just around the corner, now is a perfect time to pick out some farmhouse-style Christmas cards and gift ideas for family and friends!

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Disclosure:  This post was sponsored by Minted.com and also contains affiliate links to cards and gifts I like and think you may like.  All opinions are 100% my own.  Please see my full disclosure policy for more details.


Hello, sweet readers!

With the One Room Challenge Shared Boys Bedroom makeover FINALLY completed, I can get back on track with all the farmhouse-style projects and inspiration.

And what better place to start than Christmas!!  

Okay, I know it’s a bit early and I have to admit I’m not a fan of rushing the holidays (especially Christmas) earlier and earlier every year.  In fact, if I hear a Christmas carol right now my head may start spinning.  And don’t get me started on that elf….

But, at the same time, I vow EVERY/SINGLE/YEAR to not wait until December 20th to do my Christmas shopping.  AND to get it together early enough to send out Christmas cards.

And guess what – every Christmas Eve I’m frantically wrapping gifts I had shipped via Amazon Prime two days earlier and just at that very moment remembering I wanted to send Christmas cards.  Tell me I’m not the only one!

{I mean I never sent out thank you cards from our wedding 5 years ago, so I guess it shouldn’t surprising the I’m not great at the whole “sending out cards” gig}

Well, my friends, this year is ACTUALLY going to be different.  I’m ordering Christmas cards NOW.  That’s right, in November.  I should get some type of award.  (Though I can’t promise I won’t be furiously wrapping gifts on December 24th, baby steps 😉 )

Now, it’s not surprising that I don’t have a ton of time to design my own Christmas cards or really to shop around to find nice ones, either!  I’ve always loved the cards on Minted.com but never pulled the trigger and ordered any (probably because I waited until December 20th).

I had no idea there were SO many options for cards on Minted.com.  Best part: they offer FREE recipient addressing – perfect for all of us who don’t have much extra time.

So, to get you in the spirit of not rushing around this December, I thought I would share some of my favorite farmhouse-style Christmas cards and a few fun gifts, too.

AND there is a special giveaway of two $125 credits to Minted.com at the bottom of the post for TWO lucky readers, so stay tuned!


Before we get started, just a quick note.  While I picked mostly “Religious Christmas” cards, Minted has the option to choose “Holiday” or “Christmas” cards, too.  If you click through any link there’s a ton of options to customize.  So, even if you’re not religious or maybe want to change the colors around a bit, there’s more options on Minted’s website 🙂

Christmas sprigs

Farmhouse-style Christmas Cards and Holiday Cards and gifts

wonderful time of year
Farmhouse-style Christmas Cards and Holiday Cards and gifts
greenery wreath

Farmhouse-style Christmas Cards and Holiday Cards and gifts

merrier than ever

Farmhouse-style Christmas Cards and Holiday Cards and gifts

winter harvest

Farmhouse-style Christmas Cards and Holiday Cards and gifts

magnolia wreath

Farmhouse-style Christmas Cards and Holiday Cards and gifts

wintertide

Farmhouse-style Christmas Cards and Holiday Cards and gifts

freshly framed

Farmhouse-style Christmas Cards and Holiday Cards and gifts

branches framed

Farmhouse-style Christmas Cards and Holiday Cards and gifts

a merry sprig

Farmhouse-style Christmas Cards and Holiday Cards and gifts

lovely wreath

Farmhouse-style Christmas Cards and Holiday Cards and gifts

corner boughs

Farmhouse-style Christmas Cards and Holiday Cards and gifts

holiday frame

Farmhouse-style Christmas Cards and Holiday Cards and gifts

golden evergreens

Farmhouse-style Christmas Cards and Holiday Cards and gifts

merry scriptmas

Farmhouse-style Christmas Cards and Holiday Cards and gifts

seasons greetings badge

Farmhouse-style Christmas Cards and Holiday Cards and gifts

Hand-painted branches

Farmhouse-style Christmas Cards and Holiday Cards and gifts

 

Aren’t they gorgeous??  I love the simplicity of a few green stems and a simple “Merry Christmas”.

Do you have a favorite card?  I’d love to hear!  I selected one of these sweet cards for our family’s Christmas card this year.  I can’t wait to share ours in a few weeks.

Now on to the gifts.

There are so many people to buy for each year and unless they’re children it feels like an impossible feat to find something for everyone.  But, who doesn’t love a good photo or sentimental present??

Check out a few of my favorites.

time for chalkboard calendar

Farmhouse-style Christmas Cards and Holiday Cards and gifts

your vows as an art print

Farmhouse-style Christmas Cards and Holiday Cards and gifts

complete love foil-stamped photo art

Farmhouse-style Christmas Cards and Holiday Cards and gifts

watercolor heart wall art print

Farmhouse-style Christmas Cards and Holiday Cards and gifts

hung with care wall art print

Farmhouse-style Christmas Cards and Holiday Cards and gifts



Enter for the chance to win $125 credit to Minted.com (TWO Winners will be chosen!)

Minted has generously offered the chance for TWO Making Joy and Pretty Things readers to win $125 credit towards holiday cards or gifts.  Click here and complete the online entry form for a chance to win!

Giveaway Rules:  The prize is sponsored by Minted.com.  No purchase necessary.  For a chance to win, you must enter your First Name, Last Name and Email Address on the form after clicking the above link.  The giveaway is only open to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age or older.  Limit one entry per person and email address.  The giveaway runs until 11:59pm PDT on November 19th, 2016.  Winner will be notified via email on or around November 20th, 2016.  Void where prohibited by law.  For more details see official rules on Minted.com.  If you have any questions please contact me at makingjoyandprettythings at gmail dot com.



I hope I didn’t scare you away with my extremely slightly too early Christmas post.  Get a head start on the craziness with me!

Remember to enter that giveaway!!  $125 could basically buy all your Christmas cards and more for the season.

Wishing you a joyful day!

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34 Comments

  1. Colette @ restyle it wright

    Oh my gosh! Awesome! I use minted literally every year for personalized photo gifts! Fingers crossed!

    Reply
  2. Sabrina

    Oh my these cards are so beyond pretty. I am always late for cards myself but seeing these beautiful cards now I want to go ahead and order them right now!

    Reply
  3. Sarah

    These are charming options! I love the little sprigs one.

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    • Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things

      Thanks, Sarah! I was so drawn to the sprigs one, too! Basically anything with simple greenery caught my eye for this year’s Christmas card 🙂

      Reply
  4. Meg @ Green With Decor

    So many great options! Can’t believe it’s time to order cards already!

    Reply
  5. zan

    The cards are all so beautiful and I did not realize Minted did cards, too. Great to get started early. I hear you about the last minute Amazon shipping (funny)! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Reply
    • Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things

      Yes!! I wasn’t too familiar with Minted, either. I love their cards and I’m actually really impressed with the other stuff they offer, too. Thanks for entering the giveaway!

      Reply
  6. Amanda

    I love all of these options! Minted’s Christmas cards are my favorite!

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  7. Kati

    Thanks for the reminder that I need to pick out this years Christmas cards! You picked some beautiful ones!

    Reply
  8. Chelsea @ The Johnsons Plus Dog

    I love your pics. We ordered our cards from Minted a couple weeks ago. There were SOOOO many choices it was almost overwhelming. Thanks for hosting the giveaway:)

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    • Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things

      Minted does have a crazy large selection. I tried to limit my search to just simple farmhouse style cards and it seemed more manageable. I like the little green sprigs or pops of green in cards. I’m glad you entered the giveaway!

      Reply
  9. Roxanne

    All gorgeous picks, I love minted!

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  10. Rachel

    Beautiful photo gifts! Hope I win!

    Reply
  11. Ariel

    I just got my cards from Minted too!

    Reply
  12. Kelly @ North Country Nest

    I’ll take one of everything, please! Weare sending out Christmas cards this year and doubling up as save the dates. I’ve had it on my to-do list for about three weeks now and still haven’t gotten to it. I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who card-procrastinates a bit ?
    Best,
    Kelly

    Reply
  13. Shani | Sunshine & Munchkins

    Dang, I missed the giveaway! Those are some cute cards. Way to be for getting them done early. 🙂

    Reply

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