Leo Birth Announcement + Minted Giveaway!

A lot happens in six months. I can't believe how much Leo has changed, it feels like he just got here and that he's been here forever all at the same time. It also happens to have taken me six months to mail out his birth announcements.... but, quite frankly, I'm okay with that. Really, if they're out before the kid turns one that counts as on top of things in my book and these beauties were worth the wait ;)

So now that most of my loving family and friends have finally received their cards, I can share them with you. I was so excited to partner with Minted again and use one of their gorgeous gold foil pressed cards (as seen in last year's christmas card). What can I say, I'm a sucker for anything shiny!


leo birth announcement - minted
card: subtle hello foil pressed, minted  photo: pink sugar photography personalized blocks, etsy

I added a family photo to the back and left some blank space to leave a hand written note so the cards could double as thank you cards as well. I'm so happy with how they turned out!

Minted has so kindly offered up $250 to one of you to shop away! They have such an awesome selection of holiday cards so really the timing couldn't be better (and you might even get them out in time! You're welcome for my procrastination ;) And if Christmas cards aren't in your plans, check out their printsparty supplies and other goodies. Either way, I'm sure you'll have no trouble shopping away.

Contest closes Sunday, November 30 at midnight.
Good luck!

Sources:
"subtle hello foil pressed card": minted
newborn photos: pink sugar photography
personalized wood blocks: little sapling toys, etsy


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* this post was in partnership with Minted who generously provided me with cards, all opinions are my own and I genuinely think they're pretty great :) contains affiliate links.

63 comments:

  1. It's such a cool birth announcement! You guys are still on our fridge! Quinn will occasionally point at it & go "Hi Ayyice. Hi girl (you). Hi boys." Haha!

    xoxo

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  2. Oh this is amazing in every way. Love your blog and IG feed and minted is always my first choice for Christmas Cards! Fingers crossed!

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  3. Beautiful! I love a good birth announcement. Real mail is the best to send and to receive! Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway. "Order Christmas cards from Minted" is literally on my to-do list this week! xoxo

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  4. oh how I also love anything shiny and gold! Loving those birth announcements! Just love receiving anything in the mail these days!

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  5. Really, anything that's not bills! I don't get mail too often but I do love the Christmas season when we get more photos and cards in the mail!

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  6. I love getting photo Christmas cards in the mail. We save them and make books out of them...we have some family's cards going back 20 years and it is fun to see how much they have grown and changed over the years

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  7. Love minted cards! And I love love love receiving Christmas cards and photos in the mail!

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  8. Anything that comes in the mail that isn't a bill is my favorite thing to recieve. Also those special packages that are a surprise that arrive that let me know someone is thinking of me....love those too. This lovely birth announcement has a very prominent space on the fridge and I love looking at it everyday. Love you guys xo

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  9. i love receiving any mail from family & friends! postcards from travels are especially fun!

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  10. The wood blocks in the pics are SOOOO cute! Do you mind sharing where people can get them? I live in San Diego, CA but just recently started following your blog! It's very inspirational!

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    1. Thanks for following along! :) The blocks are from little sapling toys on etsy, there's a link up in the photo caption. They are so cute and beautiful quality!

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  11. Cards with photos in them! Or online shopping :)

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  12. I love getting cards when I'm not expecting them!

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  13. I love mail - anything and everything! I get a bit giddy when I spot the mailman at our mailbox. :)

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  14. They are seriously even better in person! I think these announcement cards are my absolute fav!
    xoxo

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  15. I love photo Christmas cards! Love seeing families mature and multiply!

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  16. Cards or letters are the best! Followed by really good coupons. Thanks for hosting!

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  17. hand written letters are pretty awesome!

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  18. I've just been dying to make my own cards from minted! They have such beautiful options!

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  19. How adorable are those?! I'd say my favourite thing to get in the mail are cards from friends!

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  20. Those are gorgeous! And what a great idea to leave room for a hand written thank you!!

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  21. My favorite thing to get in the mail are letters from my cousins in the UK. Julie smartsavvymama@gmail.com

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  22. I love receiving hard written cards in the mail!

    This lady needs to get her wedding invitations printed so $250 to minted would be rad!

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  23. Cards from my kids grandmas that both live far away!

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  24. I love getting cards from relatives. We don't live close to any of our family members and it makes me so happy to find letters & just because cards in the mail <3

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  25. I like getting letters from my family in the mail.

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  26. I like getting packages and photos.

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  27. I love mail. I especially love to get packages.

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  28. Basically any personal mail, I love to get! That, and books! Also, love those personalized blocks - at first, on instagram I thought they were rubber stamps, which is also equally cool ;)

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  29. I love receiving holiday cards in the mail!

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  30. I love receiving pictures in the mail!

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  31. Minted delivers such great quality and designs, so it's naturally that one starts drooling over this amazing giveaway. Thanks!

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  32. What a great birth announcement.
    And a giveaway to! Fingers crossed to win.

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  33. i love to get photo christmas cards from loved ones. not enough of my loved ones even send cards anymore. bring back the snail mail!:)

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  34. LOVE Minted and I am so excited to see they are now doing recipient addressing -- it'll make getting my christmas cards out that much easier!

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  35. love minted- i haven't yet ordered from them, but their designs are so gorgeous!

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  36. You inspire me to still send some out - our little one is 10weeks old and I felt I was behind. Thanks for the kick in the butt!

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  37. Beautiful announcements! Who doesn't love getting something in the mail?!

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  38. Hello? An Amazon box!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  39. Photos and family updates. :D

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  40. I love to get cards and coupons to my favorite stores.

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  41. I don't think I did thank you card for our second kid...oops. LOL Minted has great art prints! I love the birthstones :)

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  42. anything other than bills, ha. cardboard boxes filled with clothes and hand written notes are up at the top for sure!

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  43. I like handwritten letters the best, they're so rare nowadays!

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  44. I love anything in the mail that isn't a bill! Getting mail from other people is the best, and sweet birth announcements like yours in the mail are kind of amazing to receive!

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  45. I love to get Christmas cards and catalogs in the mail!

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  46. I love writing and receiving Christmas cards!

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  47. Beautiful card! And I love how easy Minted is to use.

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  48. I love getting post cards. When come from different countries.

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  49. I just got a package in the mail including my favorite cookies from Tofino! That is my kind of mail!

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  50. I love getting items that are for everyday use!

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  51. I love getting personalized cards and online shopping goodies! :)

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  52. I love getting little surprise gifts in the mail from my mama. :)

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  53. I love getting popsugar in the mail

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  54. So beautiful!! And I can't believe he is 6 months ALREADY!! I freaked when Owen turned 6 months, but then we really really found our groove and everythign was even more awesome from there on in. Hoping the same for you, and hpoing he really really likes the snow ;) I love getting personalized post, it's definitely a mood lifter!

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  55. I love old school mail. Letters and cards and especially the shinny kind!

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  56. I love shiny things too,especially Christmas cards!

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