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Minted Holiday Card Giveaway

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This morning’s giveaway is pretty amazing, if I do say so myself.

Have you heard of Minted? If not, you’re missing out! Minted is a community that brings together thousands of designers in one place, allowing you to create your dream cards and invitations. All Minted products are printed on high quality paper with fresh designs that are easily customizable. Their photo cards are a favorite of mine! We plan to order our holiday cards next week after we {finally} take our Christmas photo.

I’ve gotten to explore all the thousands of Minted designs over the past month or so and just love them all. Right now, my current favorite for our cards is this design with the gold foil. So simple and pretty!

Today I’m SO excited to be giving away $100 in Minted credit to four lucky ELR winners! That comes out to each about 50 holiday cards of your choice. Amazing, huh?

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I don’t know how you’ll ever choose what to do with your credit if you win since there’s so many designs to choose from. If you’re a paper product junkie like me, you could stay on their site browsing for hours and hours.

This giveaway will run until Friday, Nov 15th. Four winners will be chosen at random and notified this weekend. Also, be sure to enter the code EATLIVERUN15 for a special 15% discount on all holiday card orders today through next Wednesday.

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  • cori
    November 13, 2013 at 3:44 am

    We used to go to my parent’s friend’s same home for every Christmas (we’re Jewish) and celebrate their holiday with them. It was super fun as a kid, got a little weird when we got older…but I’ll never forget that house and the food!

  • Heidi
    November 13, 2013 at 3:45 am

    We line the kids up by age and walk down the stairs – a little harder to do now that we have twins!

  • Morgan
    November 13, 2013 at 3:54 am

    This is our first Christmas with our little girl and I’m way too excited for every little detail!!

  • Jaima
    November 13, 2013 at 3:55 am

    Every year one person plays Santa and passes out presents!

  • Lauren
    November 13, 2013 at 3:56 am

    We still have to wait in a room at my parents house until they get the tree and presents and camera ready on Christmas morning

  • Michelle
    November 13, 2013 at 4:02 am

    On Christmas Eve we all get to open one gift – which is always pajamas. My sisters and I all get matching ones as does our mom and the spouses all get matching. It is pretty awesome!

  • Anita
    November 13, 2013 at 4:02 am

    Every Christmas Eve after dinner we go for a walk around the neighbourhood to look at everyone’s lights. If we are lucky it starts to snow and everything looks like a winter wonderland!

  • Emily
    November 13, 2013 at 4:03 am

    We attend church on Christmas eve and then come home to open one gift each next to the fireplace. We’ve been doing this since my childhood πŸ™‚

  • Danielle
    November 13, 2013 at 4:07 am

    One of my favorite Christmas morning traditions is our long leisurely breakfast: tea, coffee, and cinnamon buns. My dad will often make eggs, too. Can’t wait!

  • Mary (Sisters Running the Kitchen)
    November 13, 2013 at 4:11 am

    We always go to my parents house for Christmas Eve. We usually make pizza but the past few years we have made pasta with seafood.

  • Brittany
    November 13, 2013 at 4:12 am

    Christmas Eve dinner at my grandpa’s is our family’s tradition. Wouldn’t miss it for the world!

  • Emily H
    November 13, 2013 at 4:14 am

    Favorite Christmas tradition? My dad (and now my sweet husband) always make pancakes before we open the bulk of our gifts.

  • lisa
    November 13, 2013 at 4:14 am

    We usually go to my bf’s house for xmas eve. This is our first christmas away though πŸ™

  • Kathleen
    November 13, 2013 at 4:14 am

    We always have a few members of my extended family over for a delicious Christmas brunch!

  • Becca
    November 13, 2013 at 4:15 am

    We always have dinner before Christmas Eve mass, then come home and open presents from each other. In the morning we open our “Santa” presents and have Greg’s Eggs, a breakfast casserole that is the best!!!

  • Dana
    November 13, 2013 at 4:18 am

    My family always goes to midnight mass on Christmas eve. On Christmas morning we eat monkey bread after opening presents and watch A Christmas Story!

  • bill
    November 13, 2013 at 4:18 am

    Definitely love to trim the tree together, great giveaway!

  • brittany @ brittany cooks
    November 13, 2013 at 4:19 am

    how cute!

  • Jess G.
    November 13, 2013 at 4:20 am

    Every year it changes since we have family all over, but I do make it a tradition to watch Elf! Best holiday movie ever!

  • Lissy
    November 13, 2013 at 4:21 am

    My mom started the tradition of putting small presents in our stockings everyday for the week before Christmas. Now I do the same thing with my kids.

  • Carol
    November 13, 2013 at 4:21 am

    We head to my cousins for a holiday party!

  • Kellie
    November 13, 2013 at 4:22 am

    These are beautiful! Had not heard of Minted, thanks! We always make a birthday cake for Jesus πŸ™‚

  • Janine
    November 13, 2013 at 4:23 am

    We open one gift on Christmas Eve right before bed. A little suspense for the next morning πŸ™‚ This year, however, will be the first I spend with my fiancee and we’re hoping to start a new tradition!

  • Ashley Gisch
    November 13, 2013 at 4:24 am

    We have a pickle ornament that we hide in the tree – the first person to spot it gets an extra little present. It’s a German tradition which states that the person who finds it will have good fortune for the upcoming g year.

  • lisa
    November 13, 2013 at 4:24 am

    my little family is just starting out so we are working on building traditions. right now, we get our christmas tree the day after thanksgiving and decorate watching christmas vacation and drinking hot chocolate.

  • Marcie
    November 13, 2013 at 4:24 am

    Even though we are all grown, we still have a pancake breakfast at my mom’s house on Christmas!

  • Brittany
    November 13, 2013 at 4:24 am

    We have dinner with extended family and then come home to put all the gifts under the tree!

  • Michelle
    November 13, 2013 at 4:25 am

    My mom always makes cinnamon buns for breakfast on Christmas morning – mmmm!

  • Ali
    November 13, 2013 at 4:25 am

    We love to go looking at Christmas lights on the way home from Christmas Eve service!

  • abbi
    November 13, 2013 at 4:26 am

    Christmas Eve with the whole family/friends and then just a small Christmas morning with breakfast!

  • Karen T.
    November 13, 2013 at 4:26 am

    We have my husband’s entire family over and the little ones (8 with one on the way) decorate gingerbread houses (pre-assembled by my husband and sons), we enjoy a hot chocolate bar and good food, and then head to our village’s Christmas music and light show. Such great times!

  • paulina
    November 13, 2013 at 4:26 am

    My family always watches Christmas Vacation on Christmas Eve.. it’s a classic!

  • Paige Phillips
    November 13, 2013 at 4:26 am

    Our holiday tradition is to cook a big pan of lasagna on Christmas Eve. We have lots of goodies on Christmas Day, and if anyone’s still hungry, the leftover lasagna is ready to heat up! It takes the stress off of cooking on Christmas Day, and we can all just enjoy being together!

  • Stephanie
    November 13, 2013 at 4:27 am

    It has been fun to combine our family traditions and to come up with new traditions of our own with our daughter. Cutting down a tree is one of our favorites. Church on Christmas Eve is also a highlight!

  • Megan
    November 13, 2013 at 4:27 am

    I was just looking at the cards on Minted the other day and I loved so many of them! Our family is still making our own traditions, we had our first baby last Fall so she was tiny at Christmas so this year I’m looking forward to experiencing the holidays with her. So far our plan is to get her a special ornament every year like my parents did for me growing up.

  • Dale
    November 13, 2013 at 4:28 am

    Christmas Eve mass is my favorite tradition!

  • Leah
    November 13, 2013 at 4:28 am

    We always have scrambled eggs and ham on Christmas morning made by my dad before opening presents

  • Elizabeth
    November 13, 2013 at 4:31 am

    Stocking stuffers with practical things like toothpaste πŸ™‚

  • Danielle
    November 13, 2013 at 4:31 am

    I love minted! We are using them for our wedding stationary. Such beautiful designs and paper!

  • Jennifer
    November 13, 2013 at 4:33 am

    We always see a movie on Christmas Eve and in the morning we eat monkey bread and spend all day opening gifts and sitting around the tree together:)

  • Caroline
    November 13, 2013 at 4:36 am

    Our family throws a huge holiday party. We sing carols, play games, and enjoy a visit from santa!

  • Kara
    November 13, 2013 at 4:41 am

    Our holiday tradition is a huge Christmas dinner at my parents’ house, with about 30 family members.

  • Jane
    November 13, 2013 at 4:42 am

    I am 7 months pregnant and my husband and I are looking forward with starting some new Christmas traditions to celebrate with our new baby!

  • Arianna
    November 13, 2013 at 4:42 am

    Our holiday tradition is just being together. No matter where we are or what we’re doing, we’re always together for the holidays.

  • Amy
    November 13, 2013 at 4:43 am

    We do stockings in the morning, church, huuuge lunch, then hours of present unwrapping… The best!

  • Hannah
    November 13, 2013 at 4:43 am

    My favorite holiday tradition is our big Christmas Eve celebration every year.. complete with festive drinks and festive wear!

  • Melissa
    November 13, 2013 at 4:46 am

    I’ve never heard of minted, this site is great! We celebrate with our extended family every christmas eve then we play board games with my sister in law’s uncle all through the night, it’s so much fun!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    November 13, 2013 at 4:46 am

    These cards are so cute! We always do Christmas cookie and gingerbread house making/decorating. I don’t think we’ve missed a year since I was born!

  • Kristen
    November 13, 2013 at 4:47 am

    Christmas eve church and early Christmas morning gift opening with an awesome brunch to follow and lots of coffee! Congrats on the baby!

  • Audrey
    November 13, 2013 at 4:48 am

    I am so excited to finally have a house to decorate this Christmas, and can’t wait to have pictures taken so I can make up my holiday card (We move in a week and a half!). What a wonderful give-a-way! Minted is the best!

  • Cara's Healthy Cravings
    November 13, 2013 at 4:51 am

    Our long standing tradition is to eat tourtiere on Christmas Eve….I anticipate it every year!

  • Miki
    November 13, 2013 at 4:53 am

    Love Minted! I ordered our Christmas cards from there. They just arrived yesterday and I couldn’t be happier with the way they turned out. I love that once you upload a photo, it will show you what it looks like on each of their card options.

  • Katie Graham
    November 13, 2013 at 4:53 am

    We always go to grandma’s and eat lots of cookies!

  • Sarah
    November 13, 2013 at 4:54 am

    I love minted! We used them last year for our cards, and they turned out beautifully!

  • Melinda
    November 13, 2013 at 4:54 am

    When my brother and I were little, we opened our presents from each other on Christmas Eve!

  • NBF
    November 13, 2013 at 4:58 am

    Santa comes to our Christmas Eve party and each kid gets one gift to open!

  • Tara
    November 13, 2013 at 5:00 am

    Such an AMAZING giveaway! These cards look just beautiful. Thanks for sharing this with us!

    • Tara
      November 13, 2013 at 5:01 am

      Oh, and our family tradition is making “pizza frittes” on Christmas morning. An Italian tradition passed down by my grandfather πŸ™‚ They are delicious!

  • Caroline @ After Dinner Dance
    November 13, 2013 at 5:00 am

    We go to church on Christmas Eve, then come home and open one present! I always wake up obscenely early and watch A Christmas Story on repeat until everyone else wakes up!

  • Marcia
    November 13, 2013 at 5:02 am

    We always bake and decorate cookies together πŸ™‚

  • Kate
    November 13, 2013 at 5:05 am

    I LOVE family Christmas cards — we always did it growing up, and as soon as I was married, we started the same tradition. I love sending them out, just as much as I like receiving them!

  • Amber
    November 13, 2013 at 5:06 am

    Church on Christmas eve, driving home slowly to look at all the Christmas lights, and opening gifts Christmas morning. Such a wonderful Holiday.

  • The Home Cook
    November 13, 2013 at 5:06 am

    I make the same strata every Christmas morning.

  • Dana Alexandra
    November 13, 2013 at 5:08 am

    This is the first year my fiancΓ©e and I will be sending out Christmas cards! Thank you for sharing this website – I’ve never heard of it and will definitely be checking out all the great designs!

  • Kristin
    November 13, 2013 at 5:09 am

    my mom’s christmas eve tradition is to take us to the candlelight service at church, out to a fancy restaurant, and home to open one present each. at my dad’s house we have an appetizer dinner night where each of us makes one appetizer to share πŸ™‚

  • Stephanie H
    November 13, 2013 at 5:10 am

    What a fun giveaway! My husband and I are newlyweds…this is a good idea to send a family Christmas card out!

  • Marisa Toomey
    November 13, 2013 at 5:10 am

    All of the photo cards are gorgeous! I will be checking Minted out.

  • Olena
    November 13, 2013 at 5:11 am

    We celebrate Christmas twice! Half of my family celebrates on December 25th and the other side celebrates based on the Old Calendar (Julian Calendar) on January 7th. I love this because it extends the season and each Christmas feels a bit different. When we celebrate on the 25th it feels more modern for me. When we celebrate on January 7th, it feels more traditional and old-school, reminiscent of what my grandparents would have done back in Europe. Plus, twice as much delicious food! πŸ™‚

  • Jessica K
    November 13, 2013 at 5:11 am

    My husband spends hours every year putting lights up on the house and the trees just like Clark Griswold. It’s awesome! Our kids love it and so do all the neighbors. They all tell us they look forward to it every year.

  • Liz
    November 13, 2013 at 5:12 am

    In the depths of wedding planning, so excited to have learned about this site! Would love to win and take a little pressure off the wedding budget!

  • aron j
    November 13, 2013 at 5:12 am

    We go to this old travern every christmas eve for egg nog. So festive!

  • Shannon @ thedailybalance
    November 13, 2013 at 5:15 am

    Now that I have my own little family, I am starting some of our own traditions. On Christmas Eve night, my son gets a package that was sent to him express mail by Santa πŸ™‚ — in it, includes: new christmasy pajamas and a new Christmas book to read together. And we know he’ll look super adorable the next morning in our photos of him opening presents!

  • Nicole
    November 13, 2013 at 5:16 am

    So cute!!

  • Ashley N.
    November 13, 2013 at 5:17 am

    We watch Elf after our Thanksgiving meal! πŸ™‚

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
    November 13, 2013 at 5:18 am

    for the longest time my brother and I would wake up SUPER early (like 3 AM) Christmas morning and rush downstairs to the tree, where we would then wait until 6 or 7 to wake our parents up and start the festivities πŸ˜› This tradition ended last year lol

  • janine
    November 13, 2013 at 5:18 am

    Minted has such beautiful cards!

  • Hilary
    November 13, 2013 at 5:18 am

    We used to travel a long distance to visit extended family on Christmas, so to fight some of the boredom my Mom would put together stockings for use to open in the car. We’d get one present for each hour of driving. I’m 24 now, and though we don’t travel each year anymore, we still get a stocking full of little gifts!

  • Leslie
    November 13, 2013 at 5:18 am

    We totally need to do some cute Christmas cards this year. We have a new baby to show off. πŸ™‚

    • Leslie
      November 13, 2013 at 5:22 am

      We get up REALLY early to do breakfast and open presents with my parents. I love how everyone is in their PJs still, half awake, with giant mugs of coffee.

  • Kelly J. R.
    November 13, 2013 at 5:19 am

    My family is not really into traditions but I guess our family Christmas party White Elephant gift exchange is something that people dread every year. You never know what horrible thing you may go home with. One year my cousin’s biker boyfriend got a pair of red satin thong underwear.

  • Lea
    November 13, 2013 at 5:22 am

    My husband didn’t have a very good childhood (which lended itself to having really bad holidays), so since we’ve been married I have tried to place a special emphasis on making our traditions. The Sunday after Thanksgiving, we make cider and spend the afternoon decorating the tree, followed by watching a Christmas movie. On Christmas Eve afternoon I make a platter of chips, meat, and cheese and we snack while calling family before heading off to church, then we drive around looking at lights. I’ve got a few other ideas up my sleeve to implement this year too!

  • Sarah S.
    November 13, 2013 at 5:23 am

    Everything has gotten a bit crazy with extended family options. :/

    My favorite tradition growing up was going to Christmas services with everyone and then staying up really late afterwards.

  • B Cres
    November 13, 2013 at 5:23 am

    We just got our family photos taken and I spent last Saturday evening using Minted’s Fast Card feature to try them out in different cards. Love it, so many cute options!

  • Natalie P
    November 13, 2013 at 5:27 am

    Going to cut down a Christmas tree, followed by delicious french onion soup, is one of my favorite traditions with my family ?

  • Sb
    November 13, 2013 at 5:30 am

    Jumping on the bandwagon- moving from traditional Xmas letters to photo cards.

  • Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy
    November 13, 2013 at 5:30 am

    My husband and I are taking our Christmas card photo this weekend, so I’m so excited about this giveaway!

  • Caz
    November 13, 2013 at 5:31 am

    The cards are so pretty! I always feel personalized holiday cards are for couples and families with kids, but I guess you could always just use a pretty photo and make your own cards right?

  • Jessica
    November 13, 2013 at 5:31 am

    We celebrate Christmas Eve with a twelve course meal, but each course is only enough for about 3 so everyone can sample everything!

  • Grace
    November 13, 2013 at 5:32 am

    My dad makes us sisters sit on the stairs before coming to see what Santa brought. It’s always a drag to take a photo right after you wake up, but it IS fun to compare photos over the years!

  • Mina
    November 13, 2013 at 5:33 am

    What a great giveaway, I hadn’t hear of Minted! About 5-6 years ago parents bought my daughter beautiful wooden Advent calendar that’s shaped like a house. There are 24 doors – and while this has become my 10 year olds fav tradition, it’s getting hard for me to fill each door!

    Mina

  • melissa a
    November 13, 2013 at 5:33 am

    my mom always hangs holiday cards around the door frame of the living room. It starts to look a little tacky but its fun to see all the beautiful cards and warm thoughts people send. Thanks for the offer! πŸ˜‰

  • Allison
    November 13, 2013 at 5:33 am

    We always get our Xmas tree fresh from the mountains of NC the Saturday after Thanksgiving– that way we can enjoy it for the most time. I can’t wait to get ours this year!

  • Lauren
    November 13, 2013 at 5:34 am

    I love the Minted website! The cards are some of the most unique I have seen. Would love to win this credit!

  • Lisa
    November 13, 2013 at 5:34 am

    We always have cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning.

  • HP
    November 13, 2013 at 5:34 am

    We love going to a tree farm as a family and cutting our Christmas tree down. It is one of my favorite days of the year!

  • Kelsey
    November 13, 2013 at 5:36 am

    We always eat a puffy giant apple pancake on Christmas morning. Love it!

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs
    November 13, 2013 at 5:37 am

    Our only real tradition is getting together at Christmas time — it’s the only time it happens each year!

  • Julie
    November 13, 2013 at 5:37 am

    So many beautiful options!

  • Erin H
    November 13, 2013 at 5:40 am

    We have chicken enchiladas every christmas eve! I have no idea where it started but its such a great tradition

  • Rachel C.
    November 13, 2013 at 5:41 am

    Every Christmas Eve we go to Disney World (we live in Orlando) for a nice lunch, and walk around looking at all of the Christmas decorations.

  • Justeen
    November 13, 2013 at 5:42 am

    We always drive up to my Grandpa’s house on Christmas morning to spend the day with my dad’s side of the family. We open presents, watch basketball, and eat tons of food. It’s one of my favorite days of the year!

  • Kel
    November 13, 2013 at 5:42 am

    Monster cookies at Christmas….

    Congrats on your pregnancy!

  • Samantha
    November 13, 2013 at 5:44 am

    Love Minted!! We used them for our wedding save the dates and I got my work to start using them for their Christmas cards!

  • Sarah
    November 13, 2013 at 5:45 am

    We play games and drink some festive drinks late on Christmas eve after our extended family has left. Love this family bonding time since we don’t get these moments too often.

  • Gabby (Quest for Delicious)
    November 13, 2013 at 5:45 am

    I’ve never used Minted, but looks like so much fun!

  • Allyson
    November 13, 2013 at 5:46 am

    So many fun options for cards! This is the first Christmas my husband and I are married, so we’re excited to create a holiday card together for friends and family.

  • melissa
    November 13, 2013 at 5:46 am

    Oh my goodness. Minted is such a great site. I would be thrilled to win such a giveaway. My husband and I have an announcement to make this Holiday season and their cards would be perfect πŸ˜‰

  • Tessa C.
    November 13, 2013 at 5:47 am

    We got married this year and are looking to send our first Christmas card as a new family! Every year we spend the day sharing time between each of our giant families.

  • DanaH
    November 13, 2013 at 5:47 am

    We haven’t done holiday cards for many years, this would be such a great gift!!! Beautiful work

  • Tami
    November 13, 2013 at 5:48 am

    For the last few years, we’ve stayed home so that my daughter (now 9) can sing in church on Christmas Eve for the candlelight service…so precious!

    Awesome giveaway! πŸ™‚

  • Lily
    November 13, 2013 at 5:48 am

    Our tradition is watching Home Alone on Christmas Eve! That movie never gets old.

  • Emily Love
    November 13, 2013 at 5:49 am

    everything is adorable! the Christmas cards are wonderful

  • Dana
    November 13, 2013 at 5:50 am

    We had a few traditions growing up (Christmas breakfast at Nana’s, looking at lights on Christmas Eve & then opening just one present), and now that we’re grown a lot of those have changed. Looking forward to starting some traditions with our little family of 3!

  • brit
    November 13, 2013 at 5:50 am

    Living in National Parks (Glacier, Grand Canyon, Big Bend, etc) for the past 5 years, a new tradition of Christmas Eve/midnight hike has emerged surrounded with great friends, good wine and food.

  • Mellissa
    November 13, 2013 at 5:51 am

    I am obsessed with Holiday cards, love all their designs. We are traveling just the two of us this year to start our own traditions!

  • Jenn W
    November 13, 2013 at 5:52 am

    Love all the designs from Minted!

  • Marnely Rodriguez-Murray
    November 13, 2013 at 5:52 am

    We do the advent candles every year!

  • Linda
    November 13, 2013 at 5:52 am

    we bake cookies together to bring to our annual party!

  • Hannah
    November 13, 2013 at 5:53 am

    We fondue and watch White Christmas!

  • Kelly
    November 13, 2013 at 5:53 am

    We always opened one gift on Christmas Eve, and my mom would always wrap “Santa” gifts in a different wrapping paper for the next morning.

  • Hannah
    November 13, 2013 at 5:55 am

    We love opening our Hanukkah presents while eating potato pancakes during hanukkah!

  • Wendy F
    November 13, 2013 at 5:55 am

    We open our gifts, from youngest to oldest, one at a time, so we can all ooh and aah over each and every one. No free for all in my house πŸ™‚

  • Emily @ Life on Food
    November 13, 2013 at 5:56 am

    Christmas morning is always stockings first, then a break for breakfast – mom’s coffee cake, then on to the presents. I cannot wait!

  • Kelsey
    November 13, 2013 at 5:57 am

    We have rice pudding dessert every Christmas! There is one almond in the dessert and whoever gets that is said to be the next one to have a big life event. In my 26 years of life, I have yet to get the almond. And my husband’s first Christmas with my family, he got the almond!

  • Amanda
    November 13, 2013 at 5:57 am

    We always get one gift on christmas eve and it is ALWAYS new pajamas. No matter how old I am, I love it!

  • Brindi
    November 13, 2013 at 5:58 am

    Our biggest and longest running tradition is all the women in the family get together to make hard tack candy. It always turns into a hilarious and memorable night!

  • Courtney
    November 13, 2013 at 5:59 am

    Every year we eat take-out chinese food on Christmas eve while watching A Christmas Carol with George C. Scott!

  • Kelly G.
    November 13, 2013 at 6:00 am

    We love to run in our local turkey trot before stuffing ourselves all day long!

  • pamela
    November 13, 2013 at 6:00 am

    We just started last year when my twins were 5, but we are definitely going to keep up the PJs on Christmas Eve tradition!

  • Rose
    November 13, 2013 at 6:02 am

    I bake the pumpkin pies every year!

  • Christyne
    November 13, 2013 at 6:02 am

    I just discovered minted and am already obsessed. This may become a problem :/ I can sit in stationary and card stores for hours.

  • Rita
    November 13, 2013 at 6:02 am

    How beautiful. My daughter just got married this past August. What a pretty card that would make for their first Christmas and holiday together.

  • Katie
    November 13, 2013 at 6:02 am

    We always have a big dinner and then drive around looking at the Christmas lights.

  • meghan n
    November 13, 2013 at 6:04 am

    On Christmas Eve my sister and I get to open our “daddy-daughter” gift. My mom does all the gift shopping but my Dad always gets us each one big, surprise gift that NO ONE knows about. Yes, we are in our mid-twenties, she’s married, and we still do “daddy-daughter” πŸ™‚

  • Jodie
    November 13, 2013 at 6:06 am

    I love Minted!! Their designs and variety of cards-for any time of year-are amazing! Baby announcements, anyone? πŸ˜‰ Great giveaway-thanks Jenna!!

  • Emily
    November 13, 2013 at 6:07 am

    My dad reads to our son the passage from the Bible so he is reminded of the true meaning of Christmas.

  • Ashley
    November 13, 2013 at 6:07 am

    Christmas pajamas!

  • danielle o
    November 13, 2013 at 6:08 am

    Minted has beautiful work.

    Our family does pjs on Christmas Eve.

  • Christin
    November 13, 2013 at 6:09 am

    We watch the movie White Christmas… well my Mom and cousin and I do. The boys make fun of us from the other room. πŸ™‚

  • Leize Marie
    November 13, 2013 at 6:10 am

    We open one gift on Christmas Eve… Sometimes even more

  • Meeble
    November 13, 2013 at 6:11 am

    we do chinese new year!! meaning buying new clothes and eating A TON of food

  • Sara
    November 13, 2013 at 6:11 am

    I love this! Christmas cards are always special at my house. After at least 400 attempts, we finally get a “perfect shot”. It’s the one time of year where the three kids and three puppies are actually sitting still!

  • Becca
    November 13, 2013 at 6:12 am

    our holiday tradition is to go skiing every year and spend time together!

  • Brittany B
    November 13, 2013 at 6:12 am

    love Minted! looking into them for wedding invites!

  • Jade N
    November 13, 2013 at 6:13 am

    We always go to my Mom and Dad’s house for Christmas Eve and spend the night there with my sisters (and their significant others) watching Christmas movies and decorating ginger bread houses.. Then on Christmas Day, we all head to my Grandma’s house and have a nice potluck brunch and hang out by the fireplace.

  • Erin
    November 13, 2013 at 6:14 am

    Great idea for a giveaway! I love Christmas card season!

  • Colleen
    November 13, 2013 at 6:15 am

    we always watch Christmas Vacation while putting up the tree. No one is more hopeful than Clark Griswold.

  • Ashley
    November 13, 2013 at 6:15 am

    Every year we all go to my mom’s house to bake and frost christmas cookies!

  • Whitney
    November 13, 2013 at 6:15 am

    This is perfect timing…we just had our pictures made last weekend! It’s a tradition for us to go to church on Christmas Eve, and then cook dinner together. We’re excited to start new traditions this year with our 1 year old son!

  • Anna
    November 13, 2013 at 6:16 am

    Love Minted cards! I ordered our Christmas cards from them last year!

  • Amanda
    November 13, 2013 at 6:20 am

    My family drinks champagne at midnight after getting home from the Christmas Eve candlelight service at church.

  • Lisa
    November 13, 2013 at 6:20 am

    Love these! I love to watch It’s a Wonderful Life on Christmas Eve.

  • Lindsay
    November 13, 2013 at 6:20 am

    Hmmm…we eat the same foods for Christmas morning every year, which I love! A typical egg casserole, and a more unique creamy peach (canned peaches – strange but so good in this!) dish, which is amazing.

  • Kesley
    November 13, 2013 at 6:21 am

    Food, we eat a lot of it. I love how the holidays revolve around good food, good company, and good drinks!

  • maggie
    November 13, 2013 at 6:22 am

    our holiday tradition is to bake cookies for our extended family!

  • Ashley
    November 13, 2013 at 6:23 am

    My fam never celebrates Christmas on Dec 25. Ever since I was 2, we’ve celebrated a few days early since we’re always traveling over the holiday.

  • Holly
    November 13, 2013 at 6:25 am

    battle of the sexes games!

  • Carmen
    November 13, 2013 at 6:25 am

    Each year we alternate travel to Chicago or staying in Ann Arbor each year for Christmas. This year we are going to Chicago and I cannot wait to see the lights on Michigan Ave!

  • Molly
    November 13, 2013 at 6:25 am

    We always drive around Christmas eve and look at the lights! Always in pjs with hot chocolate πŸ™‚

  • Rachel
    November 13, 2013 at 6:27 am

    We are starting to make new traditions in our baby family and every year we hang Christmas lights and go pick our tree and decorate it. We add new little things we like each year.

  • Kate
    November 13, 2013 at 6:27 am

    My family has lots of holiday traditions, but my favorites all revolve around food (unsurprisingly). My mom always makes my favorite appetizer in the world: buttered toast points topped with parmesan cream cheese, smoked salmon, and a sprig of dill, baked until the cream cheese puffs and browns. They are ambrosial!

  • Charlsi
    November 13, 2013 at 6:27 am

    (if there is snow) we take the kids sledding a day right before or after Christmas, when we are off from work.

  • Halle Graham
    November 13, 2013 at 6:27 am

    awesome!!!!

  • Ann
    November 13, 2013 at 6:27 am

    I am due with a baby girl in less than a week! All Thanksgiving traditions have gone out the door…Just me and my husband this year! But I look forward to being with family for Christmas – eating homemade cookies and decorating the tree!

  • Lisa Zwikl
    November 13, 2013 at 6:29 am

    LOVE these cards! I am getting so excited for Christmas. Most of our traditions revolve around food (of course). Beer cheese soup for dinner on Christmas Eve and wonderful baked French toast in the morning. I love how my mom gets so excited to cook for us all.

  • Danielle H
    November 13, 2013 at 6:29 am

    Gosh I love Christmas time! A lot of my family lives on the same driveway (my parents, maternal grandparents, an aunt and uncle) and others live nearby. Christmas eve we all go to my parent’s house for dinner. Then Christmas morning after waiting at the top of the steps with my sisters then opening gifts, we all go to my aunt’s house for a Christmas brunch (complete with stuffed French toast-delicious!) We then all split ways for the afternoon to rest or share our gifts with others, and then get together again for dinner at my grandparent’s house. It’s always a great time to spend with family!

  • Kaili
    November 13, 2013 at 6:29 am

    Oooooh I would love to win this. I love sending out beautiful holiday cards to my family and friends. I am obsessed with Minted.

  • Brooke@BittersweetBrooke
    November 13, 2013 at 6:30 am

    My family has only a few small traditions however, I recently got engaged to my boyfriend of 10 years! We are now treading water on how best to start new traditions as well as meeting each family halfway on theirs! Wish me luck!

  • erin @hooleywithaz
    November 13, 2013 at 6:31 am

    we always spend christmas eve and morning with my family (lots of coffee and brunch!), and with my husband’s family on christmas day. i’m excited to see how our own traditions start to take shape over the years!

  • Abby
    November 13, 2013 at 6:31 am

    A new one for us is running in a Turkey Trot. My dad and I trained and ran in our first half marathon last year, but it all started with a first 5k. We’ll run 10k and then feast on Thanksgiving again this year!

  • Kristina N.
    November 13, 2013 at 6:33 am

    We usually spend Christmas Eve with my side of the family and Christmas Day with my husband’s side. Although my husband and I have kind of started a tradition of going out of town for Christmas – just the two of us. Our moms aren’t always thrilled, but we love it πŸ™‚

  • Cindy @theflippingcouple
    November 13, 2013 at 6:33 am

    We have a lot! But one of my favorites is from when we were kids. The three of us kiddos would get up around 4 in the morning and go downstairs and hang out around the Christmas tree and open our stockings. We would just talk and drink cocoa and soak up the morning until 7am. We couldn’t wake our parents up any earlier, but you better believe we were at their bedside at 7 on the dot!

  • Laura
    November 13, 2013 at 6:34 am

    My family has lots of holiday traditions but one of my favorites is dressing up and going to the nutcracker ballet! I love it!

  • Melanie
    November 13, 2013 at 6:35 am

    I love the holidays even if I’m jewish and when I was a kid, we often had a dinner where we invited friends of all faiths. It was lovely.

  • Brinn
    November 13, 2013 at 6:35 am

    We make lefse a couple days before Christmas, and eat it with mashed potatoes and halibut on Christmas Eve. Success is determined whether or not you have butter running down your arm.

  • Nicole
    November 13, 2013 at 6:36 am

    My family always dresses to the nines for Christmas Eve dinner. I love the formality of it all!

  • Kristen
    November 13, 2013 at 6:36 am

    My husband and I get ornaments to remember each trip we’ve gone on and one for the whole year. It’s letting us slowly build up a nice collection of sentimental ornaments!

  • Jean
    November 13, 2013 at 6:37 am

    Starbucks and Christmas lights on Christmas Eve!

  • Sarah
    November 13, 2013 at 6:37 am

    When I was little, my mom did “12 days of Christmas”. My sister and I would receive a book each day for the 12 days leading up to Christmas. Fun way to encourage reading!

  • Becca
    November 13, 2013 at 6:38 am

    I love this site! Just stumbled upon it recently and I’m hoping to order our first Christmas cards as a married couple from here!

  • Emily
    November 13, 2013 at 6:38 am

    Christmas Eve we have dinner with extended family. Everyone brings their best and/or favorite dish to share. Then we go to candlelight service where O Holy Night and Silent Night are always sung. Afterwards, we return home and open all the presents. Christmas Day is all about relaxing and eating some more!

  • heather garrett
    November 13, 2013 at 6:38 am

    I’m the oldest and have 3 younger sisters. Every year, we get together at a sister’s house for a Christmas slumber party and wear matching PJs, eat pizza, and make desserts! πŸ™‚

  • Carrie @ the cook's palette
    November 13, 2013 at 6:39 am

    These look amazing! I love paper products too. My family is big into WINE during the holidays. We always pull out vintage bottles we’ve been saving for years.

  • Becca
    November 13, 2013 at 6:39 am

    My family has always baked Christmas cookies on Christmas Eve night. And it ALWAYS ends in a huge flour fight! Messy but so fun!

  • Nikki
    November 13, 2013 at 6:40 am

    Celebrating my son’s birthday (which is Christmas Eve) with my family on Christmas Eve!!

  • Jenna
    November 13, 2013 at 6:41 am

    Such cute stuff! I love picking out Christmas Cards!

  • Ariadne
    November 13, 2013 at 6:42 am

    Christmas dinner on Christmas eve!

  • Colleen
    November 13, 2013 at 6:42 am

    We light candles for Advent and say a little prayer each night at dinner. We also hang ornaments with our kids on a calendar leading up to Xmas.

  • ARPL
    November 13, 2013 at 6:43 am

    Ooh, I’d like my holiday cards to stand out this year and Minted would sure help do the trick!

  • Sara
    November 13, 2013 at 6:43 am

    Christmas morning, no one is allowed downstairs until everyone is ready and then before we see the tree or the stockings we have to have a picture taken on the stairs.

  • hillary | nutrition nut on the run
    November 13, 2013 at 6:44 am

    My mom and I used to make all of our cards!

  • Amber
    November 13, 2013 at 6:45 am

    Great giveaway! I love sending holiday cards.

  • Anne
    November 13, 2013 at 6:45 am

    We are starting an Advent tradition this year which I am very excited for! We plan to have an Advent wreath to light every Sunday and we’ll also do a Scripture reading after dinner every night.

  • Kim P
    November 13, 2013 at 6:45 am

    Looking at Christmas lights on Christmas Eve after having dinner

  • Becky B
    November 13, 2013 at 6:46 am

    My family always goes for a walk through the local park at night in the snow, when it is lit up by thousands of Christmas lights during the holidays. It’s magical.

  • Claire
    November 13, 2013 at 6:46 am

    One of our favorite holiday traditions is writing a “journal” entry in permanent marker on the plastic bins that we keep our decorations in. When it’s time to bring the decorations up from the basement, its fun to see what we were doing at that same time last year!

  • Colleen
    November 13, 2013 at 6:47 am

    my grandmothers famous waffle cookies!

  • Elisa Gruss
    November 13, 2013 at 6:49 am

    We go out for brunch on Christmas Eve with family.

  • Kimberly
    November 13, 2013 at 6:50 am

    Our three year old is very excited about all of the holidays this year, which makes them super for us! This year I’m planning on doing the book advent with her. I’ve been collecting 25 Christmas books that I’ll wrap and place under the tree. One for her to open each day until Christmas!

  • Susan
    November 13, 2013 at 6:50 am

    reading Twas the Night Before Christmas is a must have family tradition!

  • Claire @ Keeping Up With Claire
    November 13, 2013 at 6:51 am

    One of my favorite Christmas traditions is our Christmas Eve celebration at my grandparents’ house. I used to get so excited when I was a kid that the day seemed to drag on and on. Now that I live far away from my family, I cherish the time even more!

  • Suzanne
    November 13, 2013 at 6:53 am

    Christmas Eve we have a sandwich making feast, complete with lots of yummy dips, chips, and side salads. I love a good food tradish! πŸ™‚

  • Emily G
    November 13, 2013 at 6:54 am

    We always have an amazing breakfast Christmas morning! With quiche, cheese grits, sausage balls and homemade biscuits!

  • Kate
    November 13, 2013 at 6:55 am

    My parents used to always have an awesome Christmas Eve party. We would go to Midnight Mass afterwards, which is probably my favorite time to go to church all year. Now that I have little ones of my own it’s a little too tough to keep them up that late for a midnight service…I miss it though and can’t wait to take them when they are older!

  • Ashley
    November 13, 2013 at 6:55 am

    For the last 70 years (yep, 70) my family has done a Christmas play that is performed on Christmas Eve night. The new baby always plays Jesus, and usually newly married couples play Mary and Joseph (we have a big family, so there is often a new baby almost every year). We have pictures of my dad in the play when he was 5, and as well as a picture of me (in pink) playing Jesus on my first Christmas.

  • Malory
    November 13, 2013 at 6:55 am

    Our family always goes out to a nice restaurant for Christmas Eve. I love it!

  • Aaryn @ Insert{Life}Here
    November 13, 2013 at 6:56 am

    My mother has been in a church bell choir since I can remember, and on Christmas eve, the church holds a midnight service (which is actually around 11). My two sisters and whoever else is in town always go watch and support my momma. Usually, we’ve just eaten ton of pie and are super giggly. Sometimes we go out to a late night diner after. I didn’t really realize until now how great of a tradition that is.

  • elizabeth @ chronic venture
    November 13, 2013 at 6:57 am

    we always get PJs on Christmas Eve!

  • Tiffany
    November 13, 2013 at 6:57 am

    We don’t have a ton of set traditions…but my mom does make her famous cranberry tart every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas!

  • Katie
    November 13, 2013 at 6:57 am

    My husband and I write each other Christmas letters every year and put them in each other stockings to read on Christmas morning. It is the best gift that I receive every year.

  • Amanda
    November 13, 2013 at 6:58 am

    We always get to open one gift on Christmas Eve (we’re usually directed to the package with new PJs in it so we’ll all have festive outfits for the morning!)

  • Kristy
    November 13, 2013 at 7:00 am

    We watch Christmas Vacation every year as a family! And you aren’t allowed to watch it even a day early πŸ™‚

  • Julie B
    November 13, 2013 at 7:00 am

    My favorite traditions are the simple ones. Christmas Eve church. New Christmas jammies on December 1st, and lots of time in front of the fireplace reading bible stories.

  • SarahRS
    November 13, 2013 at 7:01 am

    We love putting up our Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. It’s the perfect way to start the season.

  • Laura W
    November 13, 2013 at 7:01 am

    My favorite tradition is staying up late with my hubby wrapping presents, writing a note to the kids from Santa, and sprinkling glitter footprints around the fireplace and kids bedrooms with a funny eggnog in hand and lights from the tree glistening in the background. Love to create a magical morning for my kiddos. Looking forward to it!

  • Lauren
    November 13, 2013 at 7:01 am

    Every year we make pizza and watch Love Actually!

  • Andi
    November 13, 2013 at 7:01 am

    My mom always makes pancakes for us after we open presents on Christmas morning and an egg for the dog as a special treat!

  • MaryK.
    November 13, 2013 at 7:02 am

    Unfortunately my parents are both usually working the morning of Christmas (at a church and a hospital), so we always have to wait FOREVER for presents. This was absolute torture when we were little kids. Now it feels just kinda normal to make ourselves suffer all day and wait to open presents. πŸ™‚ I dont know if it would feel right if we could open presents when we wake up.

  • Brianna
    November 13, 2013 at 7:04 am

    For the past almost twenty years, my uncle and cousins always drop by the house (used to be my parents house, now it’s my house). They are now in college, and now a tradition that started so many years ago with their search for Santa is a great chance to see each other on Christmas Eve (and they like getting out of clean up from dinner and doing the dishes)!

  • Jill
    November 13, 2013 at 7:04 am

    We always have Kugela which is a Lithuanian potato dish. It is a recipe that has been passed down from my grandma’s grandma and is part of every holiday.

  • Emma
    November 13, 2013 at 7:04 am

    These are adorable!! My husband and I were just talking about Christmas cards yesterday! πŸ™‚

  • Michele
    November 13, 2013 at 7:05 am

    We usually sleep over my parents & sit on the couch in our pj’s to open up gifts… one of us will wear a Santa hat & hand out gifts. My Dad will make scrambled eggs & bacon!!

  • Katelyn
    November 13, 2013 at 7:06 am

    Every year my family still decorates Christmas cookies together- even though we’re all grown up now!

  • Monica G.
    November 13, 2013 at 7:06 am

    It seems our family tradition always revolves around a delicious holiday breakfast/brunch complete with a few new recipes whipped up by my Mom and my Dad creating made-to-order omelets for each of us. This has always stuck, while all other ‘traditions’ seem to come and go. πŸ™‚

  • Liv
    November 13, 2013 at 7:07 am

    I would love this! My 3 sisters and I just took our Christmas card picture!

  • Alex
    November 13, 2013 at 7:07 am

    I love these holiday cards!

  • Kayla
    November 13, 2013 at 7:08 am

    We FONDUE every Christmas! YUM!

  • Jenna H
    November 13, 2013 at 7:08 am

    Every Christmas after having our traditional breakfast of coconut orange rolls and unwrapping our stockings, my family and I always embark on a new mountain hiking adventure! Living in Colorado means there are lots of options to choose from. Nothing is better than enjoying some fresh air and family while marveling at Gods beautiful creation!

  • krissy
    November 13, 2013 at 7:08 am

    We have two quirky traditions in my family, 1. we leave beer and bologna (not that oscar mayer crap, the good homemade stuff) for santa, 2. all the siblings and SO’s have to write a personalized poem for another sibling/so-partners get picked out of a hat. I highly suggest the poems, I love it!

  • Heather
    November 13, 2013 at 7:09 am

    Growing up, every year we each bought one ornament that represented that year. So, each holiday season, as the tree gets decorated we reminisce and share our favorite memories from the past. Once I started a family of my own I had a stash of sentimental ornaments to start with.

  • Alex
    November 13, 2013 at 7:09 am

    We love going as a family to get our Christmas Tree from a special place we’ve gone to for years.

  • Marie
    November 13, 2013 at 7:12 am

    Holiday traditions in my family begin at Thanksgiving and stretch through the Christmas season. Every year on Thanksgiving morning, my husband’s family and some members of my family run a 5 mile road race, followed by turkey dinner in front of the fire…then the Christmas festivities begin. My husband and I pick out our tree on Thanksgiving weekend, then decorate it while listening to Christmas music and drinking cocoa. The remaining weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are filled with the simplest traditions – baking cookies with mom, wrapping gifts while watching Christmas movies, etc.. Then it all culminates with midnight Mass on Christmas Eve and a big family dinner (and hopefully some snow) on Christmas Day. It’s my favorite time of year!

  • Liz
    November 13, 2013 at 7:13 am

    We always drive around the neighborhood to see christmas lights before going home and opening up presents. Also we have started a new tradition of going to the Denver Zoo zoolights. So much fun!

  • Katie
    November 13, 2013 at 7:14 am

    We go pick out our christmas tree together at the local farm! πŸ™‚

  • Tera
    November 13, 2013 at 7:14 am

    We always have cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning

  • Jamie
    November 13, 2013 at 7:14 am

    Latke cookoffs at our Holiday Party! We are a blended family and this year will be celebrating Hannukah/Thanksgiving and also Christmas!

  • Parker
    November 13, 2013 at 7:16 am

    Our tradition is ridiculously wacky, but I honestly love it! It involves my older sister and younger brother chasing me around our childhood home (we are all grown and living on our own – and yes this still happens), making every attempt to grab a certain Christmas ornament.

    You see, I made said ornament when I was about 6 years old and OBSESSED with Aladdin (Disney). In art class I made a clay ornament in the shape of Jasmine and she turned out, by mistake, very…um…”blessed.” I was a kid, I didn’t know what I was doing. The ornament has since then changed hiding places approximately 147 times in our house – and has been hung on our tree only about 4 times during that period — only when my brother and sister can catch me or find the doll before Christmas Eve. Note that this has been going on for roughly 20 years.

    Last year they won. It was NOT a proud moment for me. HAHA! See? Wacky. But I’m not ashamed.

  • Gail
    November 13, 2013 at 7:18 am

    We used to have many but not much family left – so my husband & I do the Feast of the 7 Fishes on Christmas Eve and anyone who wants to join can do so

  • Kelsey M.
    November 13, 2013 at 7:19 am

    We buy one present each to be put in a pile. Then we do a number drawing to see who gets to pick a present first on Christmas Day. Can’t remember what the game is called, but it’s pretty hilarious!

  • jenn
    November 13, 2013 at 7:19 am

    We eat and eat until were all stuffed, and then we play mahjang until wee hours of the morning!

  • MO
    November 13, 2013 at 7:19 am

    What a FANTASTIC giveaway… and just in time for the holidays!

  • jen
    November 13, 2013 at 7:20 am

    Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve!!

  • Rose
    November 13, 2013 at 7:20 am

    Over the Christmas holidays, we always plan a skiing trip to get everyone out of the house and to have some good old winter fun!

  • Christina
    November 13, 2013 at 7:21 am

    We have a tradition that on Christmas morning my parents go into the living room (where the tree and all the presents are) first and then all the “kids” come in at the same time. We also always open our stockings first!

  • Laurel
    November 13, 2013 at 7:21 am

    As our little family just started a little less than 2 years ago, we’re just beginning to make traditions. We began one last year of new pjs for everyone and a Christmas movie to watch together on the weekend before Christmas. Looking forward to it again this year! πŸ™‚

  • Jennie Harper
    November 13, 2013 at 7:23 am

    Oh, wow…love these cards and such sweet designs. I could spend a lot of time just looking and what a tough decision to choose design. Love sending cards for Christmas and this would add such a nice personal touch.

  • charlotte
    November 13, 2013 at 7:23 am

    growing up we put up the christmas tree on christmas eve and decorated it that night before bed:)

  • Lindsay
    November 13, 2013 at 7:24 am

    My brother, sister and I race down the stairs to see what “Santa” brought. We are all 25 and older…..and still do it!

  • Jenna
    November 13, 2013 at 7:24 am

    A new tradition to me is from my husband’s family, they have a whole list of Christmas movies that must be watched each year πŸ™‚

  • Jessica
    November 13, 2013 at 7:25 am

    Clam chowder on Christmas Eve!

  • Amanda
    November 13, 2013 at 7:25 am

    We chop down our tree, drag it back on a sled, and string popcorn on it!

  • amelia
    November 13, 2013 at 7:25 am

    we had many family traditions when i was growing up. now i live in denmark it is a new annual tradition for my family to come visit me over here. it is fun and exciting making new traditions bringing together mine and my boyfriend’s families πŸ˜€

  • Ali
    November 13, 2013 at 7:26 am

    My sister and I do a ‘super secret sister gift exchange’. We get each other something totally indulgent that no one else would understand. We trade them in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve Eve.

  • Beverly Aragon
    November 13, 2013 at 7:26 am

    One of our family traditions is to load up in the car and go Christmas light-looking on Christmas Eve. Afterwards, we come home and enjoy holiday treats (egg nog, cookies, etc.) and each person gets to open one gift. It’s my favorite tradition and I look forward to this special night every year!

  • Becca
    November 13, 2013 at 7:28 am

    we have to drink hawaiian punch before we can open presents!

  • Crystal
    November 13, 2013 at 7:28 am

    We always get new PJ’s Christmas Eve ! And order Chinese Food <3

  • Katie Cox
    November 13, 2013 at 7:28 am

    We have a Christmas Advent Calendar that we fill up with fun Christmas activities to do with the boys. Such a fun tradition!

  • Amber
    November 13, 2013 at 7:28 am

    Love love love those cards!!

  • Katrina
    November 13, 2013 at 7:29 am

    Since I’m the baby in the family I always get to put the baby Jesus in the manager after midnight mass. Then we each get to open a gift!

  • Kelley
    November 13, 2013 at 7:29 am

    Their cards are so pretty!!

  • Alie Rodriguez
    November 13, 2013 at 7:30 am

    I would love to win this! I have never made Chirtmas cards before and this would be exciting to win!!! πŸ™‚

  • Kammie
    November 13, 2013 at 7:30 am

    My aunt has all of our close family and friends over on Christmas Eve for a big party and before every family leaves for midnight services they have to take a picture in front of the tree. We have a family photo from every year for the past 25 years and every year new families are added and growing as the kids get married and have kids of their own.

  • Rosa
    November 13, 2013 at 7:31 am

    This is our first Christmas as an engaged couple, so it’s going to be so fun to send out Christmas cards to all our friends and family. I love minted!

  • Liz
    November 13, 2013 at 7:31 am

    My family always buys the largest tallest Christmas tree we can find to put in our foyer.

  • Laura
    November 13, 2013 at 7:31 am

    my entire family descends on my parents house. it’s chaotic, but so much fun

  • Jessica
    November 13, 2013 at 7:31 am

    We all gather at my mom’s house to bake hundreds of Christmas cookies! Best part of the holidays πŸ™‚

  • Theresa
    November 13, 2013 at 7:32 am

    One of my favorite Christmas traditions is going to midnight mass and then opening gifts when we got home!

  • courtney
    November 13, 2013 at 7:32 am

    we always sponsor some children from our military community who otherwise wouldn’t have a christmas through our angel tree! it makes me happy that we can help out a family in need!

  • Carrie Parsons
    November 13, 2013 at 7:32 am

    I would love these!

  • Melinda @cookingalamel
    November 13, 2013 at 7:33 am

    We always go to my aunt’s for Christmas Eve dinner, and then when we come home, we all get to open one gift – our Christmas pjs! I look forward to it every year. πŸ™‚

  • Alyssa
    November 13, 2013 at 7:33 am

    My mom started having Christmas dinner at her house since my grandmother does Thanksgiving. The night before my sister, my mother, and I get in her kitchen and bake all the desserts, and sides. It is fun to get to enjoy one another’s company, and laugh!

  • Christen
    November 13, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Big family breakfast; presents and Christmas movies by the fire. πŸ™‚

  • ellen
    November 13, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Just married this month…so we will be starting new traditions!

  • Julie
    November 13, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Our tradition has always been Mexican food for Christmas dinner! Easy and delicious πŸ™‚

  • Lauren
    November 13, 2013 at 7:34 am

    No holiday traditions yet, but my husband and I are looking forward to starting some with our 6 month old baby!

  • Audrey
    November 13, 2013 at 7:34 am

    My mom tries to get a picture of my sister and I together each year for our Christmas card. Now that we’re both in college this is more difficult.

  • Josie
    November 13, 2013 at 7:35 am

    We don’t really have a Christmas tradition yet… We end up doing something different each year. Wait, I take that back. The one tradition we do have is getting an ornament for something significant that happened that year. Last year was one from Hawaii… πŸ™‚

  • Marissa
    November 13, 2013 at 7:35 am

    My family’s holiday tradition is to make monkey bread for breakfast πŸ™‚

  • Vianne
    November 13, 2013 at 7:35 am

    Every year, all my sisters and I get matching pajama pants from my mom on Christmas morning! We’re all a lot older now, but its still fun to keep up the pajama tradition.

  • Amanda
    November 13, 2013 at 7:35 am

    Every Christmas Eve we get to open 1 present. It’s always Christmas pajamas. Everyone is so excited to open our pajamas, change into them, and curl up to watch a Christmas movie.

  • Julie Turner
    November 13, 2013 at 7:36 am

    My husband and I always have a secret celebration with my sister and her husband. We go out to dinner, exchange a surprise gift, and see Christmas lights.

  • Sophie
    November 13, 2013 at 7:36 am

    We bake huge amounts of cookies and share them with family, friends and neighbours

  • Claire L
    November 13, 2013 at 7:36 am

    My grandma makes a loaf of fruitcake for each family group and gives them to us for Christmas. Everyone loves her fruitcake, so there are strict rules about having only one piece per day, not picking little bits of fruit off of the cake, and everything. It’s pretty funny.

  • Katelin
    November 13, 2013 at 7:37 am

    Ohh this is a fun giveaway! I could look at all the designs for hours!

  • Chrissy
    November 13, 2013 at 7:37 am

    We have a handmade advent calendar that mom made for us as kids… Even now, we fight over who gets to hang the last ornament on christmas eve πŸ™‚

  • Lauren
    November 13, 2013 at 7:38 am

    We spend Christmas Eve with my family…we go to church, have Yellow Rice (an old family recipe from Italy), and open gifts. The little ones love that they are the center of attention. Christmas morning is just us and the kids and all of Santa’s goodies!

  • Bethany
    November 13, 2013 at 7:38 am

    This is our first Christmas as a married couple and we are so excited to start our own traditions. These cards are so beautiful – I would love to use one to show off one of our wedding photos for our cards this year!

  • Jennifer
    November 13, 2013 at 7:39 am

    On Christmas Eve, my husband and I have our own little Christmas together. We eat a fancy dinner, open gifts and then watch a Christmas movie. No computers or cell phones allowed. I look forward to it all year long.

  • Barb mc
    November 13, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Thanks for the giveaway! Could really use these right now!!!

  • Olga
    November 13, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Our family has a special holiday tradition of making tacos on Christmas eve. It’s low-key, fun and super delicious. The taco bar comes together even if we’re traveling for the holidays and is just a great way to ease into some relaxation time with the family πŸ™‚

  • Megan
    November 13, 2013 at 7:39 am

    We always watch the TBS marathon of “A Christmas Story” starting right when it begins and watch it all Christmas Day!

  • Renee
    November 13, 2013 at 7:40 am

    Me and all of my siblings along with our significant others gather at my parent’s house on Christmas Eve. Everyone has a job…someone makes a cocktail of the day, someone brings red wine, someone tends to the Christmas music selection, I make a giant cheese tray and we sit around all day enjoying each other along with the tastes, sights, sounds and smells of the season. It’s my absolute favorite time of year!

  • Gina Marie
    November 13, 2013 at 7:40 am

    My husband and I just got married this year so I’m excited to start some traditions of our own! My family always enjoys Christmas morning looking at all the fun stuff Santa aka my amazing mother puts in our stockings and drink lots of coffee and baileys!

  • Ilana
    November 13, 2013 at 7:41 am

    My husband and I got each of our kids their own Chanukah menorah when they got old enough to light candles. On Chanukah we each light our own menorah and our house truly looks like we’re celebrating the Festival of Lights. We also always enjoy several rousing games of dreidel.

  • Liz
    November 13, 2013 at 7:42 am

    We put the tree up the Friday after Thanksgiving. We eat clementines and make hot chocolate. We always play Feliz Navidad as the first Christmas Carol!

  • Urban Wife
    November 13, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Growing up, we would always go to a church service on Christmas Eve and then open one present that night. I’m excited to start Christmas traditions with our baby.

  • Annie
    November 13, 2013 at 7:43 am

    I just had my wedding reception last weekend and my husband and I are settling into normal life. This means we will have plenty of time for Christmas cards this year, which I’m so excited about.

  • Lauren
    November 13, 2013 at 7:44 am

    Not sure if my first post went through…

    We spend Christmas Eve with my side of the family…we go to church, enjoy Yellow Rice (an old family recipe from Italy), and open gifts from each other. The little ones love it! Christmas morning is quieter, with just my husband, myself and our kids (along with Santa’s goodies).

  • Stephanie P
    November 13, 2013 at 7:44 am

    Every Christmas morning, my mom and I make a big breakfast for the family, and we normally try something new, like homemade bagels, cinnamon rolls, etc. So good!

  • Brittany
    November 13, 2013 at 7:45 am

    We actually have a tradition of having Pollo Tropical for dinner on Christmas Eve. I look forward to it every year. Yep, I live in Miami, Florida πŸ˜‰

  • Kelli
    November 13, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Going over to the in-laws in our pajamas on Christmas morning. Our daughter just turned 2 so we are working on creating new traditions at our house as she gets older.

  • Kate @ GreatestEscapist.com
    November 13, 2013 at 7:46 am

    I’m Jewish & my boyfriend was raised Christian, so we have a lot of holiday traditions that involve combining elements of both of your backgrounds. We celebrate Christmas (with lots & lots of gifts, wrapped & left under the tree as soon as get them but not to be opened until the big day), & we also celebrate Hanukkah, namely with menorah-lighting & lots of food. I’ve even taught my boyfriend to make latkes, & now his are better than mine! We have a lot of friends of different religions, so we try to send holiday-nonspecific cards that just send winter wishes. I like that Minted offers a lot of non-Christmas, everyone-friendly options!

  • Christina S.
    November 13, 2013 at 7:47 am

    LOVE giving and receiving Christmas cards, but HATE the price of them. This would help us a ton this year!

  • Kelly
    November 13, 2013 at 7:48 am

    After Church on Xmas Eve we all go to my in-laws to eat tamales and open presents!

  • Lori
    November 13, 2013 at 7:48 am

    This is our first Christmas with our little guy and I’m excited to send out cards this year!

  • Emma
    November 13, 2013 at 7:49 am

    We always hang Christmas cards with Santa faces on the back of the front door, but just the Santa face ones. πŸ™‚

  • Lindsey Grice
    November 13, 2013 at 7:49 am

    I love the designs on Minted! What a great giveaway

  • Laura
    November 13, 2013 at 7:49 am

    I love Minted! It would be awesome to win πŸ™‚

  • Elizabeth
    November 13, 2013 at 7:49 am

    We are looking forward to starting new traditions this year with our new baby πŸ™‚

  • Kathy
    November 13, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Church, reading the Christmas story and then opening presents from family on Christmas Eve!

  • Kelley T
    November 13, 2013 at 7:49 am

    My husband’s family does a gift exchange on Christmas that never fails to entertain… I’ll let your mind wander….

  • Leigh
    November 13, 2013 at 7:50 am

    We don’t have any real holiday traditions… other than just the traditional holiday get togethers and devouring food. In terms of food… for Christmas we do yummy sandwiches and lots of finger food instead of the traditional Christmas ham. I love eating a plate full of finger food… fabulous dips and chips, spinach balls, sausage balls, smoked sausage… yummmm… now I’m hungry!!

  • Andrea
    November 13, 2013 at 7:50 am

    We make several kinds of homemade soup for Christmas Eve dinner!

  • Allison
    November 13, 2013 at 7:52 am

    Love Minted!

  • Molly
    November 13, 2013 at 7:52 am

    We always go to my aunt and uncle (formerly my grandparents’) farm out in the country. Our favorite activities include hiking through the woods, ice skating on the pond or sledding down their lane. Good food and a fire doesn’t hurt either πŸ™‚

  • Carolyn
    November 13, 2013 at 7:52 am

    We’re starting a new tradition this year by having my parents and my husband’s all together! We have a little one due November 19th so it will be wonderful having the both families together!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • Gwen O
    November 13, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Cross country skiing on Christmas!

  • Shannon
    November 13, 2013 at 7:54 am

    As my family has grown older, the one tradition that has stayed the same is midnight mass on Christmas Eve.

  • Kayley Maybe
    November 13, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Sort of a pre-Christmas tradition: every year, in the week leading up to Xmas, my hubby and I will put the kids to bed and then put on “The Princess Bride” and watch it together while wrapping our kids’ presents. It gives us together time watching one of our favorite movies, and it makes me look forward to wrapping gifts!

  • Valerie B.
    November 13, 2013 at 7:55 am

    The best tradition is just being together.

  • Katie sB
    November 13, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Oh I would love to win! I get so excited to send Christmas cards.

  • Heidi Babi
    November 13, 2013 at 7:56 am

    My family is Swiss, so our holiday tradition is a raclette dinner. This involves a special raclette grill that has an open grill on top for our wurst, and trays underneath to melt our raclette cheese and onions. And then we put the melted cheese over spaetzle or baby red potatoes. Yum.

  • Megan
    November 13, 2013 at 7:57 am

    My husband and I take our kids down to Cincinnati for the holidays to celebrate with family. I’m already excited for this years trip!

  • val
    November 13, 2013 at 7:57 am

    seriously, how will the winners choose. i love all of these designs.

  • Leah
    November 13, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Every year we have a family game night with the entire extended family!

  • anna
    November 13, 2013 at 7:58 am

    We will all pile into the car and go see the holiday light display at the kentucky horse park!

  • Ashley @perfectleypeared.com
    November 13, 2013 at 7:58 am

    We always make “Christmas-themed” food. Make objects in the shape of trees (stacked strawberries), marshmallow snowmen, or black olives and cream cheese for penguins. We do this for about every holiday, too!

  • Genevieve
    November 13, 2013 at 7:58 am

    Our most important family tradition: Crab on Christmas Eve with Champagne!

  • Sara Ann
    November 13, 2013 at 7:58 am

    This would be helpful for our save the dates!!

  • Liz
    November 13, 2013 at 7:59 am

    You get to open one present on Christmas Eve!

  • Charlotte Marie
    November 13, 2013 at 8:00 am

    We always go to church on Christmas Eve, then spend Christmas morning opening presents and enjoying each other’s company. Good food is always involved!

  • Jill
    November 13, 2013 at 8:00 am

    We typically get together on Christmas Eve and have appetizers, play games, and do a White Elephant gift exchange. It’s really relaxing and something I always look forward to.

  • Meagan
    November 13, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Just being together and stuffing our faces! πŸ™‚

  • Kelly
    November 13, 2013 at 8:00 am

    All the food! We have so many traditions with food and I wouldn’t want to change any of it! I can’t possibly pick which food tradition is my favorite.

  • Caitlin
    November 13, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Every year we help serve dinner for the less fortunate on Christmas day. It’s such a great tradition because it really makes you feel thankful for what you have.

  • Carolyn
    November 13, 2013 at 8:01 am

    We bake for 2 days straight right before Christmas!

  • Stephanie R
    November 13, 2013 at 8:02 am

    After attending the Christmas Eve service, we have a candle-lit dinner at my parents with all our favorite hors d’oeuvres. It’s my favorite night of the year

  • Allison
    November 13, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Every year my family (+ dog) goes to a christmas tree farm in Indiana, PA (Christmas tree capital of the US) to cut down our own tree!

  • Jamie
    November 13, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Oooooo, I’ve been procrastinating in getting Christmas cards! And I love their cards….they’re so adorable πŸ™‚

  • megan
    November 13, 2013 at 8:03 am

    I still need to get a family photo, so excited since we now have a little one!

  • Shannon D'J
    November 13, 2013 at 8:04 am

    I make English muffin loaf on Christmas Eve every year. It gets gobbled up while we drink coffee and open presents on Christmas morning. My husband and my dad love it!

  • kara
    November 13, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Our tradition is making cookies together.

  • Natalie C
    November 13, 2013 at 8:04 am

    My husband and I always go to the Zilker tree and trail of lights in Austin. πŸ™‚

  • Jamie
    November 13, 2013 at 8:04 am

    My husbands side of the family has a huge Christmas party with about 60 people every Christmas Eve and it’s been a tradition for about 100 years!

  • Carolyn
    November 13, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Our Italian family tradition is Christmas Eve and cioppino and raviolis on Christmas day!

  • Jayne
    November 13, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Would love to win this!

  • Becky
    November 13, 2013 at 8:05 am

    We always make fondue on Christmas Eve. It’s the only day of the year I can justify eating a pound of cheese in one sitting!

  • Amelia
    November 13, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Every Christmas Eve we go to the children’s mass at church then come home and watch The Night They Saved Christmas while enjoying appetizers (that we prepped before hand) in our pjs and decorate our tree with the ‘homemade’ ornaments. It is a great combo of spending time with God and each other, laughing, eating, and enjoying the moment.
    Christmas Day it has become tradition to go out for sushi rather than have a big meal at home. Crazy, right? WE love it!

  • Julie G.
    November 13, 2013 at 8:06 am

    Our family traditions include watching “Christmas Vacation” and having a white-elephant gift exchange!

  • Cassie
    November 13, 2013 at 8:06 am

    We eat tacos on Christmas Eve and throw “reindeer food” outside so Santa can find our house! πŸ™‚

  • Sarah Bunch
    November 13, 2013 at 8:06 am

    My mother’s side of the family is chock full of cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents; so we all get together, draw names from either the “adult” or “kids” pool, and bring a gift for “your person” to our huge family party. There’s a chair in the middle of a room filled with presents and enough food to feed an army where each person sits to open their present. It’s really so much fun!

  • Natalie
    November 13, 2013 at 8:07 am

    We always bake tons of goodies to give away to all of our friends and neighbors!

  • Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots
    November 13, 2013 at 8:08 am

    every christmas eve we have a giant seafood soup and get to open one present!

  • Carolyn
    November 13, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Favorite family tradition: Swedish meatballs, potatoes, peas and cranberries on Christmas Eve. : )

  • Sarah
    November 13, 2013 at 8:09 am

    We always watch It’s A Wonderful Life together on Christmas Eve. We also open our first presents on Christmas Eve…our Christmas pajamas.

  • Jaclyn
    November 13, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Sandra’s elf leaves a gift at the end of the bed to open on Christmas morning… usually a pair of comfy slippers or PJ’s

  • Amy
    November 13, 2013 at 8:10 am

    I love driving around looking at Christmas lights…one of my favorite times of the year!

  • Ali
    November 13, 2013 at 8:10 am

    I can’t wait to make new traditions this year. My son will be 10 months old!

  • Suzanne G.
    November 13, 2013 at 8:11 am

    Baked, stuffed lobsters on New Year’s Eve!

  • Lauren
    November 13, 2013 at 8:12 am

    Christmas morning my mom always makes an early breakfast. I love this because we have our whole family there, including the grandparents, eating this special breakfast, that my mom only makes for this specific day, and spending time together as a family.

  • Meghan P
    November 13, 2013 at 8:13 am

    Finding our holiday cards is on my list to do soon anyways!

  • Karen
    November 13, 2013 at 8:14 am

    We always go to church on Christmas Eve together and then get to open one present each before going to bed. Still my favorite day of the whole year, even though I’m a grown-up now!

  • Donna M.
    November 13, 2013 at 8:14 am

    I adore the holidays with my little kiddos. We do all of the typical traditions but now I’m inspired to maybe start a new one this year!

  • Sarah
    November 13, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Our family always made cookies together before Christmas every year. Now my husband, son and I love to drink cider and play Christmas music while we decorate our tree.

  • Allie T
    November 13, 2013 at 8:14 am

    On Christmas morning, all the kids lined up at the top of the stairs while the parents went to see if Santa came. I’m now 23, but we still do it!

  • kelly
    November 13, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Watching holiday specials on PBS Christmas Eve and drinking baileys!

  • Beth
    November 13, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Having a big breakfast before opening presents.

  • Meghan Fryer
    November 13, 2013 at 8:15 am

    I would LOVE to be able to afford to send out some beautiful cards this year! Thanks!!

  • Ana F.
    November 13, 2013 at 8:16 am

    We all go to a certain neighborhood in town that has a lights competition and drive around to marvel at the amazing Christmas decorations!

  • Rebecca T
    November 13, 2013 at 8:17 am

    I was just about to order my Christmas cards! This would be perfect!

  • Karla
    November 13, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Our family always goes to mass on Christmas Eve and then we come home for a “shrimp dinner.” Everything is shrimp and served the same year after year. Love it πŸ™‚

  • Katie @ Live Half Full
    November 13, 2013 at 8:18 am

    We have a pretty great Christmas schedule! We travel to my Dad’s for the weekend before, then come to celebrate Christmas Eve/Christmas with my Husband’s Family and then on Christmas night we have Friendsmas white elephant with our friends!

  • Laura
    November 13, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Snowshoeing or cross country skiing!! This year we’re staying in a cabin right next to the snow. πŸ™‚

  • Stephanie
    November 13, 2013 at 8:19 am

    We have a nice Christmas Eve dinner and wait until Christmas morning to open gifts!

  • melissa
    November 13, 2013 at 8:19 am

    We always open one gift on Christmas Eve. In the morning we do stockings before breakfast (usually cinnamon rolls!), and the rest of the presents after.

  • Mary H.
    November 13, 2013 at 8:19 am

    We used to open all our presents on Christmas Eve! So Christmas Day was fun, low-key, and casual after the mayhem of Christmas Eve.

  • Evelyn
    November 13, 2013 at 8:22 am

    We always have pancakes and sausage after we open presents on Christmas morning. Wouldn’t be the same without it.

  • Lara
    November 13, 2013 at 8:22 am

    We always drive around and look at Christmas lights after church on Christmas Eve.

  • Jennifer H Smith
    November 13, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Due to work schedules, my new hubby and I aren’t able to travel home to the south very often for Christmas. So we cheers to our new tradition of all-day PJs, Christmas movies, champagne and Skyping with the families!

  • Paula
    November 13, 2013 at 8:23 am

    My Husband and I just got married and moved across the country together (away from all of our family and friends) we going to be starting our own traditions this year and I am very excited (though sad because I will be missing our families).

  • Lindsey
    November 13, 2013 at 8:23 am

    Staying in our PJs all day on Christmas!

  • Emily @ More Than Just Dessert
    November 13, 2013 at 8:23 am

    This is an awesome giveaway! My fave family holiday tradition is probably the food that we share…we keep the same menu every year and its nice to always share those recipes with the people i love. πŸ™‚

  • Emily
    November 13, 2013 at 8:24 am

    My mom, sister and I get together a couple days before Christmas and make a bunch of different cookies and treats! Then we always go look at Christmas lights as a family on Christmas Eve!

  • Kristy
    November 13, 2013 at 8:25 am

    We usually eat a huge feast on Christmas Eve, then open gifts EARLY in the morning on Christmas day and spend the rest of the day napping and watching classic holiday movies!! It’s wonderful πŸ™‚

  • Racheal
    November 13, 2013 at 8:26 am

    I am starting the Elf on the Shelf tradition this year with a present from the Elf showing up on Thanksgiving night with new Christmas PJ’s and a Christmas movie to get in the holiday mood!

  • Rose
    November 13, 2013 at 8:26 am

    My family’s tradition is making tamales on Christmas eve and my husband’s family’s tradition is eating the same Christmas morning breakfast, berry blintzes. Love these traditions!

  • Stephanie
    November 13, 2013 at 8:28 am

    My birthday (12/24), anniversary (12/18) and Christmas (12/25) are all within the same week — it’s always fun to be able to spend that week with friends and family (as well as a few days off work!)

  • Kirsten Coenen
    November 13, 2013 at 8:28 am

    Thank you for this gift! I love the vintage feel of the cards!

  • Chelsea
    November 13, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Beautiful! unique too.

  • Lyndsay
    November 13, 2013 at 8:31 am

    We have tonnes of traditions! This year I’m really excited to share them with my 2 year old son. This will be the first year that he really knows what is happening.

    So far my favorite has been taking him to the Santa Clause Parade.

  • Shanna
    November 13, 2013 at 8:32 am

    I always love the family tree decorating party with hot cocoa!

  • jessica m j
    November 13, 2013 at 8:33 am

    We don’t have any specific traditions but I would like to start some with my daughter.

  • Natasha
    November 13, 2013 at 8:33 am

    On Christmas Eve we used to go to church at a local farm and village. Having a candlelight service without actual electricity called for really warm coats, but I have such good memories of those nights!

  • Juliann
    November 13, 2013 at 8:33 am

    I make an amazing amount of prime rib and host friends & acquaintances who have no where else to go on Christmas. It’s been a wonderful tradition that keeps growing year after year. There might be a bottle of wine (or two or more) involved.

  • Taylor
    November 13, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Watching holiday movies, always! Especially Charlie Brown!

  • Sara
    November 13, 2013 at 8:35 am

    We have appetizers for dinner on Christmas Eve. My favorite meal of the year.

  • Loraine
    November 13, 2013 at 8:36 am

    The biggest family tradition has just been to be together for the holiday. This has become more difficult as now dad, brother and I are all in the Army. This year, each thousands of miles away from each other πŸ™

  • Macey W
    November 13, 2013 at 8:37 am

    My dad is Spanish and Cuban so we always have a family recipe of roast pork made with sour oranges and black beans and rice. My mouth is watering right now just thinking about it!

  • Jennifer T
    November 13, 2013 at 8:38 am

    We open our presents on Christmas Eve! My husband thinks this is so strange, but I love it!

  • Jessica
    November 13, 2013 at 8:38 am

    We have a big dinner on Christmas eve, go to church, and all open one gift from eachother. I’ve grown to like Christmas Eve more than Christmas day!

  • Kate
    November 13, 2013 at 8:39 am

    We make lasagna from scratch–the pasta, the sauce, even the CHEESE!

  • Kate
    November 13, 2013 at 8:40 am

    We make gingerbread houses the weekend after Thanksgiving. But think BIG…more like a gingerbread neighborhood, complete with barns, fences, ponds, and all. So much fun!

  • Ivy Waite
    November 13, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Christmas morning breakfast! Fresh croissants, yummy black forest ham, and swiss cheese! All melted to perfection. We usually sleep in, make coffee and breakfast, and settle in to open our gifts, wearing the fuzzy pi’s we received the night before. Quiet and relaxed!

  • Kara
    November 13, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Our holiday tradition comes in the form of a Christmas tree ornament shaped like a hatbox. Each year, a note (usually a silly poem) is folded into the hatbox and reading the note is the last thing we do on Christmas morning after opening gifts. The note typically has clues leading the kids on a scavenger hunt to their last and final present. It’s a fun tradition that goes back to when when my sister and I were kiddos.

  • Rebecca
    November 13, 2013 at 8:40 am

    It’s harder now to get everyone together, but our usual tradition ir to have Christmas dinner before church on Christmas Eve, then we come home and eat pie! So, Christmas day is so relaxing, hanging out around the tree, eating a special breakfast, drinking coffee and leisurely opening gifts.

  • Meg @ In the Kitchen & On the Run
    November 13, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Since there are 6 of us kids (plus SOs) we always do a secret santa swap at my mom’s house on Christmas eve! Everyone brings a dish to share πŸ™‚

  • Diana L.
    November 13, 2013 at 8:41 am

    What beautiful designs! You have some great graphic designers on staff. So inspiring….it would be a lovely gift for any one. Happy Holidays!

  • Kate
    November 13, 2013 at 8:41 am

    We all open one gift on Christmas eve, and make fresh squeezed OJ together on Christmas morning!

  • Kellie
    November 13, 2013 at 8:41 am

    We always do Christmas eve at my Grandma’s. I loved looking at all the ornaments her kids and grandchildren made hanging on the tree.

  • Stephanie
    November 13, 2013 at 8:43 am

    I just found out about Minted last week and I am already obsessed! I’m having so much trouble deciding what to order.

  • Michelle
    November 13, 2013 at 8:48 am

    We have seafood paella for Christmas Dinner because our whole family is in Rhode Island and we have a bounty of fresh seafood available, and amazing, freshly made Portuguese Chorizo from Providence. She adds shrimp, scallops, lobster, clams, mussels, and sometimes oysters. How did this happen? One year my mother ditched the roast beef and made paella, it was so good that we’ve done it ever since & never looked back!

  • Ashley L
    November 13, 2013 at 8:48 am

    these are beautiful! I have first saw minted on facebook…love it!

  • Laura T.
    November 13, 2013 at 8:48 am

    i love christmas morning, not because of the presents, but because all of my family is together in one room. we usually hang out for a bit & drink some coffee, open stocking presents, have a ginormous brunch, then go back and open the rest of the presents. then we just hang out & talk all day! sometimes a trip to the movies is in store as well.

  • Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent
    November 13, 2013 at 8:49 am

    We always have a birthday cake on Christmas Eve for Baby Jesus! It started when I was younger and I love the tradition πŸ™‚

  • Johanna
    November 13, 2013 at 8:50 am

    My boyfriend and I have been going back and forth between our families for the past eight years for Christmas. We got engaged last weekend and now I am looking forward to starting our own family traditions!

  • Ashley @ Power, Love, and Self Discipline
    November 13, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Our family tradition is Christmas Eve church

  • Bree
    November 13, 2013 at 8:52 am

    We grab Starbucks on our way out of town to go visit family an hour away. We have a big breakfast there and then all go see a movie together. Christmas day movies are the best!

  • Hilary L
    November 13, 2013 at 8:52 am

    I just love the “time of year”. I love the special memories and creating new ones with my 3 year old daughter. She is at the perfect age to share such special traditions! I can’t wait!

  • alyssa @ life a la wife
    November 13, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Every Christmas Eve my grandma gives all of the cousins new pajamas to wear that night πŸ™‚ We’ve done it every year for 25 years!

  • Sarah B
    November 13, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Relaxing and enjoying each others’ company on Christmas Eve.

  • laura
    November 13, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Italian dinner on xmas eve!

  • Amanda
    November 13, 2013 at 8:55 am

    This would come in so handy for a Christmas card showing off my new baby that is due next week!

  • Elizabeth
    November 13, 2013 at 8:55 am

    We always watch ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ on Christmas Eve!

  • Sarah
    November 13, 2013 at 8:55 am

    My mother would always make a gingerbread house from scratch each year and we would decorate it on Christmas Eve as a family and then take it to our family dinner that evening. I will never forget those holiday memories.

  • Jeanne
    November 13, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Xmas eve we all put on cozy pj’s, play family games, get a warm fire going, drink good wine and eat crazy, fun appetizers! It’s a great night to practice some new recipes and try different things. I’s even my boyfriends favorite holiday event now!

  • Laura
    November 13, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Thanks for the giveaway! We just started a new tradition of having lobster every Christmas.

  • Chelsea
    November 13, 2013 at 8:59 am

    How sweet; what a fun website! πŸ™‚

  • Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health
    November 13, 2013 at 9:00 am

    We usually spend Christmas at my grandmother’s but we aren’t able to go home to Florida this year. I would love to send them some nice Christmas cards with our new engagement pictures though!

  • Janelle
    November 13, 2013 at 9:01 am

    My husband and I have yet to do a picture card, but these are adorable!

  • Corinne
    November 13, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Wonderful giveaway!

  • Kim
    November 13, 2013 at 9:03 am

    I am a tradition junkie so we have many! One of my favorites is a Christmas train ride…my 3 year old son is obsessed with trains and it is so fun every year to watch him light up!

  • Jessie
    November 13, 2013 at 9:03 am

    We always get new pajamas to sleep in on Christmas Eve. So cozy

  • Dana
    November 13, 2013 at 9:03 am

    I love minted.com!! We used this site for our wedding save the dates and invites. They turned out so cute and we got tons of compliments!!

  • Emma M
    November 13, 2013 at 9:03 am

    My family has so many Christmas traditions it’s hard to think of just one! But one of my favorites is cookie-baking day!

  • Victoria
    November 13, 2013 at 9:03 am

    This is our first Christmas with our little guy so we are excited to start some of our own family traditions.

  • Elisabeth
    November 13, 2013 at 9:05 am

    We always open a gift on Christmas Eve – new pajamas for all!

  • Liz
    November 13, 2013 at 9:05 am

    I’m always so jealous of the Minted cards I receive each year! Would love to try it this year!

  • AnneW
    November 13, 2013 at 9:05 am

    My traditions are changing this year- it’s my first married Christmas! Can’t wait to start new traditions with my husband!!!

  • Emily
    November 13, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Opening a gift on Christmas Eve!

  • Chatelaine
    November 13, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Our traditions are changing. We’re not separated across North American and we don’t spend every Christmas together. I’m hoping to atleast see my sister this holiday. So our traditions now are still followed, but alone. We always open our presents after midnight on the 24th so we can all sleep in and have a late brunch on Christmas day.

  • Courtney
    November 13, 2013 at 9:09 am

    I love the tradition of Christmas cards! The most wonderful time of year πŸ™‚

  • Anneke S
    November 13, 2013 at 9:10 am

    One of our holiday traditions is making biscotti. It can be made by one, but it always is much more enjoyable with more people. And, because they are sooooooo good, we only make them at Christmas.

  • Courtney
    November 13, 2013 at 9:10 am

    We always play a White Elephant gift exchange! So fun!

  • Erin
    November 13, 2013 at 9:10 am

    We try to mix up Christmas festivities each year, but the past two years we’ve had “pajama Christmas” where a few close friends and family come over and we all stay in our pjs all day and eat delicious food. It’s pretty much the best thing ever!

  • Daniela C.
    November 13, 2013 at 9:12 am

    great cards !

  • katy
    November 13, 2013 at 9:12 am

    cute!

  • Lori
    November 13, 2013 at 9:12 am

    We recently started making a wonderful squash casserole every Thanksgiving. We love it so much, that it’s become a tradition!

  • Corinne
    November 13, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Just checked out Minted yesterday! Love their card designs!

  • Kristina
    November 13, 2013 at 9:14 am

    We always open one gift on Christmas Eve. Its something my family has done since I was a little girl.

  • deva
    November 13, 2013 at 9:16 am

    We always went to a movie on Christmas. Now, as an adult, my husband and I are trying to start our own traditions of cinnamon rolls for breakfast, and a fun day of togetherness celebrating Christmas day.

  • Brenna
    November 13, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Christmas Eve we have homemade tortillas and my great grandma’s chile verde. Yum! My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

  • Sally
    November 13, 2013 at 9:17 am

    We eat chicken and dumplings on christmas eve! Been a tradition for 25 years running πŸ™‚

  • Amanda
    November 13, 2013 at 9:18 am

    We just had a little girl at the end of the summer and I can’t wait to send out our first holiday card with our growing family!

  • Ashley
    November 13, 2013 at 9:19 am

    We always have raspberry stuffed croissant french toast for brunch on Christmas Eve, before going to my Grandparents. It wouldn’t feel right to skips this tradition!

  • Mary Catherine
    November 13, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Love just being with all of my family πŸ™‚

  • emily
    November 13, 2013 at 9:21 am

    my family doesn’t have a holiday tradition! i hope to start one with my husband, though. Looks like a great giveaway

  • Suzanne C.
    November 13, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Last year we created our own “Polar Express” and piled in a decorated mini van and drank hot chocolate and ate popcorn while we drove around looking at Christmas lights. We can’t wait to do it again this year!

  • Mer
    November 13, 2013 at 9:22 am

    We are hosting for the first time! I can’t wait for some new traditions!

  • Lisa A. A.
    November 13, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Minted has so many beautiful designs!

  • Linda Jones
    November 13, 2013 at 9:23 am

    I love Minted.com designs – these would be awesome to send out!

  • Suzanne
    November 13, 2013 at 9:23 am

    This is our first Cheistmas with our baby so we will probably be at my parents taking pictures and opening gifts!

  • Emma B.
    November 13, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Awesome giveaway, Jenna! I have not ordered cards from Minted, but have drolled over them for quite some time. I did get some gift tags really cheap last year, and they were adorable.

    • Emma B.
      November 13, 2013 at 9:26 am

      Commented before I read all of the instructions. :/
      One of my favorite holiday traditions is Christmas breakfast and my mom’s breakfast casserole. I look forward to it every year. Also trying to start some new traditions with my husband (married 2 years).

  • Meredith
    November 13, 2013 at 9:24 am

    When my husband and I spend Christmas with my family, I enjoy our tradition of each family member getting to open one gift on Christmas Eve.

    When we spend Christmas with his family, we always go to Natchitoches (the home of “Steel Magnolias”) to enjoy the Christmas festival.

  • Thee-Own-Ee
    November 13, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Me and my parents watch the 6 hour pride and prejudice every year…as long as my sister is away, she hates it haha.

  • Lizz Dyer
    November 13, 2013 at 9:26 am

    We go to see a production of A Christmas Carol every year. I can’t imagine Christmas without it!!

  • Kelly C
    November 13, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Clementines and walnuts are always put in our stockings along with other surprise stocking stuffers.

  • Molly
    November 13, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Ooooooo!!!!! This would be great!!! I am obsessed w/ FAB holiday cards!!

  • Kim
    November 13, 2013 at 9:29 am

    5 years ago we quit individual gifts for extended family and switched to a secret Santa gift exchange. We draw a name at Thanksgiving and give a $25 gift at Christmas to the person we drew. We go around the table and open the gifts individually. It’s always much more meaningful than our old way and often hilarious!

  • Chelsea
    November 13, 2013 at 9:29 am

    My family always decorates the tree together while playing Christmas music in the background!

  • Sarah
    November 13, 2013 at 9:31 am

    We all get together for a huge Christmas Eve dinner. We get to open 1 present!

  • Cori
    November 13, 2013 at 9:34 am

    We make monkey bread to eat after opening gifts on xmas morning.

  • Heather
    November 13, 2013 at 9:34 am

    My mother’s side of the family always gets together on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving to have a huge Mexican feast – I can’t wait! I look forward to that meal more than the actual turkey, lol. We also get together on Christmas Eve to open all our presents.

  • Lauren
    November 13, 2013 at 9:35 am

    We would always open one gift on Christmas Eve before we went to Church. Now that I am married we all get together for a big dinner on Christmas Eve before Church.

  • Mary
    November 13, 2013 at 9:35 am

    These cards are beautiful!

  • Connie
    November 13, 2013 at 9:35 am

    We trim the tree together and my mom makes a traditional Korean soup for the holidays! Love minted – we used them for our save the dates and got tons of compliments!

  • Jen Papaya
    November 13, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Every year I say I’m finally going to do Christmas cards, and I never do. Maybe this will be the year!

  • Joanne
    November 13, 2013 at 9:37 am

    We go to Christmas Eve Service at church, then snack on appetizers and goodies and each open one present on Christmas Eve! I love it!

  • Lori
    November 13, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Our tradition has changed in recent years as we lost my grandparents. Our new tradition is to have my parents over to our house on Christmas Eve and to spend Christmas Day at my husband’s brother’s house.

  • Erica
    November 13, 2013 at 9:38 am

    We always go to 5pm Christmas Eve church service then have a big family dinner. Definitely my favorite night!

  • Whitney S
    November 13, 2013 at 9:38 am

    My husband and I always spend Christmas morning at my parents house. My mom makes a huge breakfast and we open presents. I’m also expecting, so I cant wait to start some new traditions with my children πŸ™‚

  • Kate
    November 13, 2013 at 9:40 am

    We have pomegranate martinis every Christmas Eve.

  • Cathy
    November 13, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Our tradition is to travel to everyone else’s houses. We don’t have children, so it just seems right πŸ™‚

  • Morgan
    November 13, 2013 at 9:40 am

    this is out first Christmas marries (and expecting!!) so I’d love to use some of our honeymoon pictures for our Christmas cards!

  • Crystal C.
    November 13, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Our tradition as kids was to take an evening and drive around looking at the Christmas lights in the neighborhood…always a fun time. Now that we kids are all grown, we don’t do it as a family, but my husband and I drive around together and check out decorations. Now that we have a son (7 months old) I’m looking forward to starting some traditions with him, including looking at lights. πŸ™‚

  • Michelle Naomi
    November 13, 2013 at 9:42 am

    I spent 15 years celebrating Christmas with my best friend and her family ( I am Jewish) From stockings to presents under the tree to a big family dinner. I miss it so much but I’ve since moved across the country. Now my husband and I stay in bed all day watching movies and enjoy some fresh baked goodies and a quiet day at home.

  • Annie
    November 13, 2013 at 9:43 am

    My mom’s brunch on Christmas morning!

  • Lisa
    November 13, 2013 at 9:43 am

    WE go to a local church and serve xmas dinner to the homeless.

  • Kristen
    November 13, 2013 at 9:44 am

    We enjoy a leisurely evening of noshing on appetizers, desserts, and lots of wine in front of the fireplace while we slowly open gifts on Christmas eve. Oh, and we ALWAYS watching the TBS 24 hour marathon of A Christmas Story!

  • India
    November 13, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Eating mom’s toffee and grandma’s biscotti. Being in PJs all day on Christmas. Can’t wait!

  • Tess
    November 13, 2013 at 9:44 am

    For me the traditions are all about the food! Everything from the cookies we bake all season to our super eclectic Christmas morning brunch. And drinks…champagne while decorating the tree, anyone?

  • Melissa
    November 13, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Now that our kids are 2 and 4, we are working on creating holiday traditions for our family. We have started by opening new Christmas PJs on Christmas Eve and snuggling up with some hot cocoa to read the Night Before Christmas at bedtime.

  • Jacklyn
    November 13, 2013 at 9:47 am

    As far as traditions…our family is in the midst of creating new ones which is just as fun! My husband and I got married a little over a year ago so we are still trying to figure it out. But no matter where w are, the tradition we are trying to create is that everyone is together!

  • Stephanie
    November 13, 2013 at 9:47 am

    We always open a gift on Christmas Eve. I am the impatient one for gift opening so one year my Dad let me open new wiper blades as a joke. It still makes us laugh to remember that prank.

  • kate
    November 13, 2013 at 9:48 am

    My mother and I bake Christmas cookies together every year!

  • Denise Stockwell
    November 13, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Love them!

  • Mollie
    November 13, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Every Christmas eve all of my siblings, their spouses and children gather at my parent’s house. We all walk to early kiddie mass and then have dinner together back at my parent’s house. After dinner the kids write a letter to Santa about their year. Then “Santa” writes a letter back commenting on all of the wonderful accomplishments our kids had over the year. We keep the letters in our pretty Santa book, so we have years and years of letters to/from Santa.

  • Liz
    November 13, 2013 at 9:51 am

    We do the same routine every Christmas! Open presents under the tree, big breakfast, then to Grammie’s house for dinner with the family.

  • Kristen
    November 13, 2013 at 9:52 am

    My family has so many traditions…we really love Christmas in our house! We always go to Leavenworth, WA (a little Bavarian themed town that is covered in lights during the month of December) a couple of days before Christmas. And to this day (I’m 27 and my brother is 30) we sit on my parent’s bed and open stockings together on Christmas morning.

  • Alycia
    November 13, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Every year my sister and I get new pyjamas to sleep in on Christmas Eve….she is 29 and I am 32 and we are STILL doing it! Something so special about waking up on Christmas morning in cozy new pj’s πŸ™‚

  • sherri
    November 13, 2013 at 9:54 am

    we always go to candlelight service on christmas eve. always.

  • Ally
    November 13, 2013 at 9:55 am

    I would make them with pictures of my new puppy and I!

  • Elizabeth holder
    November 13, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Christmas crackers not the kind you eat but the kind you pull open and there’s a present inside!!

  • Bryn
    November 13, 2013 at 9:56 am

    We have a baby on the way and are planning to announce it via our holiday cards. This would be an amazing giveaway to win!!

  • Maggie
    November 13, 2013 at 9:56 am

    My four siblings and I (and now, my husband) have to cram together at the top of the stairs until my Mom makes coffee. Once the coffee is brewed she takes the traditional picture and asks all of us questions about Jesus and the Christmas story. Once we’ve been properly quizzed we’re allowed to come down and open our stockings, then our presents one by one. Just thinking about it has me excited!

  • Sara @ Dear Skim
    November 13, 2013 at 9:56 am

    My family’s Christmas tradition has been opening gifts on Christmas Eve. We much as we’d like to wait until the morning (and we totally used to when I was younger!), we’ve taken to opening them up the night before and enjoying our gifts the day of.

  • Rachel
    November 13, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Every year on Christmas Eve my whole (extended) family goes to the candlelight service at church, and then meets at my Great-aunt’s afterward for dinner and drinks and celebrating. When we get back to my house at night, “Santa” has left one package (always new PJs!) on the kids beds. Great fun πŸ™‚

  • bridget
    November 13, 2013 at 9:59 am

    would love cards for our first holiday in our new home!

  • Alissa
    November 13, 2013 at 10:03 am

    My grandparents have “12 days of Christmas” china, with each salad plate being a different day. Before dinner, we all sing the song, with each person singing the line on his/her plate. No one can sing very well, but that’s what makes it so fun!

  • Erin
    November 13, 2013 at 10:03 am

    My husband and I always go and pick out a tree together, then come home and decorate with Christmas music playing in the background. Pretty typical tradition – but I treasure it!

  • Shelly
    November 13, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Pajamas for Christmas for the whole family.

  • Jennie
    November 13, 2013 at 10:06 am

    My family usually has a tradition of always praying before the meal and sharing what we are thankful for the past year. Sounds generic, but this simple moment around the table spent interacting with my loved ones, including my parents, who I haven’t seen in awhile and live far away from me, brings us all closer together.

  • Hawley
    November 13, 2013 at 10:07 am

    This is so awesome, Jenna! I LOVE Minted and have used them before with great success. I love the choice you picked out, too – the gold foil. So pretty! My family of origin always used to have my mom go downstairs to check and see if Santa came before we (the kids) could come down. Even when we were grown adults. Now that I have kids, my brother and parents want to keep it up – but we’ll see πŸ˜‰ Anyways, great give away indeed! Love you guys. xoxo

  • Kaylin
    November 13, 2013 at 10:08 am

    My family and I each open only 1 gift on Christmas Eve after dinner and save the rest for Christmas morning

  • Kristin
    November 13, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Although my husband, kids, and I are surrounded by family, we make sure that Christmas morning is set aside for just the 4 (soon to be 5 next month) of us. It is a tradition that we all love.

  • Brooke
    November 13, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Its not Christmastime in my house unless there are Christmas cards! Great giveaway!

  • sarahsaysrun
    November 13, 2013 at 10:08 am

    I love Minted products! Used them for our Save the Dates and Christmas cards last year and everyone loved them!

  • Dana
    November 13, 2013 at 10:08 am

    On Christmas Eve, I go to church with my husband’s family and then we have a big dinner.

  • angela @ another bite please
    November 13, 2013 at 10:08 am

    after eating our late Christmas morning brunch we go for a nice walk…snow storm or not we are out there. I just love the feeling of being outside Christmas morning. and wow what a wonderful giveaway!

  • Ellen
    November 13, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Since we moved to Texas a few years ago, my parents always make the journey from Pennsylvania! This year it will be extra special with new traditions with our new baby!

  • Erica
    November 13, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Love love love Minted – this is so exciting!

  • Marzy
    November 13, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Elf on the Shelf for the kids and some traditional Polish foods for everyone else!

  • Sally
    November 13, 2013 at 10:17 am

    midnight mass with the family…oh and someone always spikes the eggnog πŸ˜‰

  • Melissa
    November 13, 2013 at 10:17 am

    I was just looking for holiday cards yesterday! πŸ™‚

  • Leah
    November 13, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Christmas morning always means Dutch Babies for Christmas breakfast. Such a special, buttery treat, watching with excited and eager eyes as the oven pancakes puff like a souffle and then fall within moments of coming out of the oven. Top with maple syrup and sprinkle some powdered sugar….or maybe top with homemade applesauce. I can hardly wait!!

  • Gabby Bladdick
    November 13, 2013 at 10:19 am

    One of my favorite holiday traditions is spending Christmas Eve at my grandparent’s house. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, in our family gets together. It’s truly special to see family we don’t get to see often on one of the best days of the year. Santa even comes!

  • Ali O
    November 13, 2013 at 10:19 am

    My hubby & I want to take pictures in ugly Christmas sweaters this year for our card. But we have yet to even buy the sweaters! haha Hopefully we won’t be rushing to get them done, I hate that. πŸ™‚

  • Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl
    November 13, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Baking tons of Christmas cookies together!

  • Jess
    November 13, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Making gingerbread men on christmas eve!

  • Heather
    November 13, 2013 at 10:23 am

    One of my family’s traditions from when we were kids is that we always got to pick one gift to open before going to church on Christmas Eve. All of the other gifts waited until Christmas morning.

  • Stephanie
    November 13, 2013 at 10:24 am

    My favorite holiday tradition is Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments. Since my older brother’s first Christmas, my parents have bought my brothers and I a Hallmark ornament each year. They started buying one for my husband when we got married, and now they buy one for our son. Their tree is completely covered in Hallmark ornaments, and they all mean so much to us. Whenever we visit my parents at Christmas, I love searching for all of my ornaments from the last 31 Christmases!

  • Errign
    November 13, 2013 at 10:24 am

    My husband and I just got married this weekend and I’d love this!

  • Suzanne
    November 13, 2013 at 10:24 am

    We make lots of variations of Christmas cookies and fill many Christmas tins with them!

  • Kellyn
    November 13, 2013 at 10:25 am

    I love opening presents in jammies with family all around while we eat fresh baked muffins or scones and drink coffee!

  • Laura
    November 13, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Since my husband and I have been married we have used the standard Christmas cards in a box from Target. I would love to have a great, personalized card to send to loved ones!

  • Meredith B.
    November 13, 2013 at 10:27 am

    My husband and I usually spend Christmas morning/afternoon with his parents and then Christmas evening with my parents. Although, this is our second Christmas married and we’re moving back home, so I’m hoping to make some new traditions!

  • Michelle S.
    November 13, 2013 at 10:27 am

    We never put any presents out until Christmas morning. Seeing my sweet baby boy’s face (he’s 3) when he runs out Christmas morning at all the goodies Santa left is priceless. It brings them so much more joy to go to bed to an empty tree and then wake up to one filled with presents. πŸ™‚

  • Miranda
    November 13, 2013 at 10:27 am

    We always had a holiday piano recital on Christmas Eve and while we were gone “santa” would show up at our house with our presents so that when we got back from the recital our presents would be there! My parents would ask the neighbors to come over while we were gone to make us believe even more that it couldn’t be them!

  • CaitlinT
    November 13, 2013 at 10:28 am

    What a great website! I was thisclose to using them for my wedding invites. Would love the opportunity to actually use them!

  • Jen Pedersen
    November 13, 2013 at 10:29 am

    We get all gussed up and go to a swanky dinner on Christmas Eve. On Christmas Day we snack all day long.

  • Kristen
    November 13, 2013 at 10:32 am

    For as long as I can remember, my father has put a mystery kitchen item in my mother’s Christmas stocking. He would keep his eyes open all year long, stopping into kitchen and cooking stores, challenging the employees to help him find the most difficult and discreet thing in their store. This item had to be unmarked and the goal was to guess its purpose. This is something that eventually got the attention of the entire family and it would have to come along with us to Christmas dinner so everyone could have a guess. Now that we are grown up, my brother and I reciprocate!

  • Joey
    November 13, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Our holiday traditions are changing this year as it will be the first year we spend Christmas away from our families. We moved 3 years ago to the West Coast & our families are back in the Midwest. I am kind of sad but I’m trying to see the positive side and that is creating new traditions!

  • Shelly
    November 13, 2013 at 10:37 am

    This is completely adorable!!

  • Melissa
    November 13, 2013 at 10:38 am

    This would be great – with so much going on around holiday time, being able to take care of the cards would be wonderful!

  • Kristin
    November 13, 2013 at 10:38 am

    We always just spend as much time as possible with friends and family! Love these!

  • Jessica
    November 13, 2013 at 10:39 am

    My family tradition was to open one present on Christmas Eve after church. I now have a 2 yr old and I’d like to have my son open 1 Christmas book for each day of December along with decorating and baking cookies.

  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    November 13, 2013 at 10:43 am

    We always go to my grandparents on Christmas eve! I think I love Christmas eve so much more then actual Christmas day. Because once Christmas day is here, there is nothing left to look forward too :/

  • Laura
    November 13, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Every year my Grandma and I make peanut butter balls together and drink wine!

  • Kelsey @ Fueling Strong
    November 13, 2013 at 10:46 am

    On Christmas morning my mom always makes a coffee cake and we sing happy birthday to Jesus.

  • Neena
    November 13, 2013 at 10:48 am

    We do a family brunch in our jammies!

  • Alia
    November 13, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Biscuits & gravy Christmas morning

  • sara
    November 13, 2013 at 10:50 am

    I started a nativity calendar with my girls. Each day they pick the slip of paper out of that days pocket and we do the activity together.

  • cate
    November 13, 2013 at 10:51 am

    After attending the candlelight service at our church, my sisters and I would always open a package on Christmas Eve that contained matching pajamas, which we would wear that night and as we opened presents on Christmas morning. We continued the tradition even through our college years.

  • Liz
    November 13, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Going to look at Christmas lights after mass on Christmas Eve! Then eating hot chocolate and cookies by the fire πŸ™‚

  • Andrea
    November 13, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Love all our holiday traditions, but making Cinnamon rolls on christmas eve for christmas morning is my favorite! Yum!!!

  • Lori
    November 13, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Christmas season is tamale-making season

  • Mari
    November 13, 2013 at 10:58 am

    I love this giveaway! I’m a total paper junkie.

  • Lindsey
    November 13, 2013 at 10:58 am

    We find the pickle on the Christmas tree!

  • Emily
    November 13, 2013 at 10:58 am

    I LOVE Christmas Eve. We go to church with my grandpa and grandma, then out to eat. When we get back to their house, my sister and I set out all the presents left by “Santa” for my cousins and we each get a special present to open that night. I am thirty years old and I STILL love this!

  • Meghan
    November 13, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Every year, we open presents from family on Christmas Eve followed by watching Bing Crosby’s White Christmas, then we all snuggle in for hot buttered rums (virgin for the kiddos) and wait for Santa to arrive on Christmas morning! What a great giveaway!

  • Bailey
    November 13, 2013 at 11:00 am

    My favorite tradition: listening to Christmas tunes while decorating the Christmas tree with cookies baking in the oven!

  • Anu
    November 13, 2013 at 11:01 am

    We always go to the UK to visit my Mom’s side of the fam and mince pies with double cream are a must!

  • Kristen
    November 13, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Going to grandma’s house for a fancy Christmas Eve dinner then midnight mass πŸ™‚

  • Stephanie Maxey
    November 13, 2013 at 11:04 am

    We always throw a birthday party for Jesus the evening on Christmas Eve after our church service. It is such a fun time and helps us make sure we are focusing on the real reason of all the Christmas celebrations.

  • Erin W
    November 13, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Setting up the nativity scene (same one for decades) every year with the family is my favorite.

  • Beth
    November 13, 2013 at 11:05 am

    For some reason, we always have lasagna on Christmas Eve. This started when I was little, and I’ve carried it on with my own family.

  • kelly rae
    November 13, 2013 at 11:07 am

    we just try to keep it simple for the holidays. It’s all about being together and relaxing.

  • linda
    November 13, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Favorite x-mas tradition is shared family time and exchanging of gifts.

  • Ashley
    November 13, 2013 at 11:10 am

    We always bundle up in the car with blankets and a thermos full of hot cocoa then slowly drive around looking at Christmas lights. It was always so fun as a kid because it was usually on a random Wednesday night and it felt like such a luxury!

  • Tiffany
    November 13, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Unfortunately no traditions to speak of with my family, but I do hope to change that in the future with my (future) husband and children. Coming from a dysfunctional family makes me crave little things such as this like you wouldn’t believe!

  • Tracy
    November 13, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Our tradition is to travel to Vero Beach, FL to spend Xmas with my parents!

  • susan
    November 13, 2013 at 11:14 am

    My family’s most treasured tradition is giving each other pajamas to sleep in on Christmas eve. We wear them all day on Christmas as well! This year I’m looking forward to creating new traditions with my brand new husband πŸ™‚

  • MichelleTowster
    November 13, 2013 at 11:14 am

    I’ve been planning to get Christmas cards done! This is perfect.

  • sarah
    November 13, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Everyone gets new pajamas on Christmas Eve and then we watch White Christmas and eat cookies =)

  • JennyBC
    November 13, 2013 at 11:15 am

    After church on Christmas eve we have our friends who don’t have family in town or are going soon over for a dessert buffet. I love getting to see some special friends.

  • Kelly
    November 13, 2013 at 11:16 am

    My family always procrastinated with shopping and wrapping presents and I have continued that tradition.

  • ashlee
    November 13, 2013 at 11:16 am

    I absolutely love minted! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • MichelleTowster
    November 13, 2013 at 11:17 am

    We have a lot of traditions. We always bake the same cookies-sugar, oatmeal chocolate chip, biscotti, mexican wedding cookies, oatmeal raisin, and gingerbread. We also have the same special Polish Christmas Eve dinner and attend mid-night mass. Since my fiance and I have started splitting up the holiday, we are creating new traditions with our families though they aren’t quite formed into traditions. I’m looking forward to seeing what they become.

  • Sarah
    November 13, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Minted is so wonderful! It is hard to even pick 1 favorite design :). Happy Holidays!!!

  • efd
    November 13, 2013 at 11:20 am

    What a great giveaway! I’ve been checking out their cards for our holiday postcard this year. We did our wedding invitations through them and were so pleased.

    My favorite holiday traditions… enjoying Christmas eve service at church followed by an evening with close family friends. Egg casserole for Christmas morning breakfast after stockings. I love Christmas!

  • Kate @ KaCo Living
    November 13, 2013 at 11:21 am

    We always watch Christmas Vacation after Thanksgiving dinner each year. It’s one of my favorite traditions we do πŸ™‚

  • Cara
    November 13, 2013 at 11:23 am

    We had an eight week old last year and Shes over a year now so we’re creating new traditions. Something important to me is celebrating the Solstice as our little fily unit. We always spend Christmas with the big family, solstice is our little family of three.

  • Katie L.
    November 13, 2013 at 11:25 am

    I LOVE minted..and all your recipes πŸ™‚

  • Adriana
    November 13, 2013 at 11:25 am

    We cook a huge Christmas Eve at our house every year and after everyone leaves and we clean up we put on our PJs and open one present each. It’s our favorite tradition and makes us appreciate our small immediate family in the special quiet time after all of the hustle and bustle of having guests.

  • Beth
    November 13, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Christmas Eve we go to mass and then come home and eat cocktail weenies and open new pajamas. Weird I know…but we love it!

  • Leslie
    November 13, 2013 at 11:27 am

    We always go to the Christmas Eve service at church. We started this tradition in recent years, and I love it!

  • Lauren
    November 13, 2013 at 11:27 am

    What a great website, I would love to send out pretty cards to my friends and fam! Can’t wait for the holidays!

  • Sarah G
    November 13, 2013 at 11:27 am

    We eat chili and tamales on Christmas Eve, and we get to open one present πŸ™‚

  • Laci
    November 13, 2013 at 11:29 am

    We read the grinch on Christmas Eve before bed. There are so many good Christmas traditions, what a special and sweet time of year.

  • Christine
    November 13, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Our new tradition that we started last year is, we sleep under the Christmas tree one night about a week before Christmas. Our four year old loves it!!

  • Louise
    November 13, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Christmas baking and sharing treats! So much fun!

  • Brianna
    November 13, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Each year for Christmas Eve, my family and I go to the early vigil mass and then head to either my parents’ house or my sister and brother-in-law’s house for a Christmas movie and tons of Chinese food for dinner! Usually my sister and I outlast everyone else and we indulge in sappy Christmas episodes of old favorite shows like FRIENDS

  • Amy
    November 13, 2013 at 11:37 am

    We always got a new ornament of our choice every year. It’s a tradition we now do with our girls. So fun to look through all my childhood ones and remember buying them or why I picked it out.

  • Heidi
    November 13, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Food! We have multiple dinners with all of the extended family over the holidays. When I say all, I really mean everyone. I cannot. wait!

  • Julie M
    November 13, 2013 at 11:38 am

    There are quite a few traditions which include spending Christmas Eve with immediate family and close family friends. We have dinner together before or after Christmas Eve services. We also enjoy cutting down and decorating our tree. We watch certain Christmas movies/shows, bake cookies, etc.

  • Jackie W
    November 13, 2013 at 11:43 am

    We make traditional Polish food at my grandma’s house on Christmas Eve morning. It’s one of my favorite days.

  • Rebecca G
    November 13, 2013 at 11:49 am

    I ordered minted Christmas cards last year and LOVED them!

  • Amanda
    November 13, 2013 at 11:50 am

    I never send out Christmas cards because am always worried about spending the money. I would love to send them this year!

  • Patty
    November 13, 2013 at 11:50 am

    We make a birthday cake for Jesus. πŸ™‚ My kids (4 and 6) adore this tradition.

  • Nicole
    November 13, 2013 at 11:51 am

    We always have Christmas Eve at my house ever since I was born. It’s the best tradition and I love the different Italian food we make every year! Always cannolis πŸ˜‰

  • latanya
    November 13, 2013 at 11:52 am

    We get together on Christmas eve to play games, eat, and watch movies

  • Anna
    November 13, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Love Minted!

  • Patricia
    November 13, 2013 at 11:56 am

    We exchange presents at midnight right after our Christmas hugs! πŸ™‚

  • Heather
    November 13, 2013 at 11:56 am

    We always start Christmas morning with monkey bread for breakfast.

  • Linda
    November 13, 2013 at 11:57 am

    The kids and I make a gingerbread creation every year which is our first decoration of the season!

  • Megan
    November 13, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Making cinnamon rolls with my mom and kids and enjoying them for breakfast Christmas morning.

  • Breanna Galbraith
    November 13, 2013 at 11:59 am

    They have the most stunning holiday cards I’ve seen!

  • Breanna Galbraith
    November 13, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Our family celebrates with Christmas pajamas opened on Christmas eve each year πŸ™‚

  • Shannon
    November 13, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    we always get a new pair of pj’s on christmas eve that we all wear christmas morning πŸ™‚

  • katy dolesh
    November 13, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    holiday christmas cards of course!

  • Meghan
    November 13, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    We’re still waiting on our wedding photos, but I’m pretty sure one of them will be our Christmas card this year. Can’t wait!

  • LaurenO
    November 13, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    We go to my husband’s parent’s house on Christmas Eve to see them and his grandma. On Christmas Day we sleep in and eat snacks all day, unwrap gifts on the phone with my dad in Texas and then watch non-stop holiday programming! My cranberry sauce as well as nut horns and nut bread are holiday must-haves!

  • Christina S
    November 13, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    They have such gorgeous cards!

  • Monica
    November 13, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    This will be our first Christmas with our baby boy so I’d like to start a new tradition for our little family of three. I am thinking of watching Christmas movies in our pajamas on the 23rd with popcorn and hot chocolate, and making cookies to leave out for Santa. As much as I love being with our families, I think it is important to start special memories of our own.

  • Christy Lukes
    November 13, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    I love, love, love Minted!! I use them every year for my cards!!

  • Lesley
    November 13, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    It’s our first Christmas with our 3 mo old son! Looking forward to creating new traditions!

  • Allison
    November 13, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    These are beautiful! Every year, my Dad makes “galettes” around Christmastime- soft cookies that he ate while growing up in Belgium. They resemble small waffles, and are so good with coffee!

  • Meghan
    November 13, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    I love a Christmas tradition I inherited from my husband’s family – everyone gets together at my in-laws’ house and does a Yankee swap, but every year it’s completely hilarious. It’s like herding cats, and it always gets more complicated than it needs to be, but every year I’m reminded of love and family and fun as we do it. I don’t think I’d ever give the tradition up. I already can’t wait for the husband’s aunt to have to count up how many people are in the swap 4 times because she gets different numbers each time.

  • Sara
    November 13, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    I haven’t sent cards out in a couple of years. Between having kids, moving to a new state and just being all around busy, I haven’t made time for it. This might be the year to get back in touch via holiday cards!

  • beth evans
    November 13, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    My family consists of tradition junkies!! We love traditions! But my favorite Christmas one is always getting up super early to see what “Santa” brought. Nothing like waking up early in the morning while it’s still dark out to see the lit up Christmas tree with piles of presents below!!

  • jenb
    November 13, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Growing up, the tradition was setting up the artificial Christmas tree and decorating it while listening to Christmas music. Now with my kids it’s buying a real tree and setting it with their help (and while trying to keep them from breaking all my old ornaments).

  • em@simplypresent
    November 13, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    This will be the first Christmas with your husband (and a baby on the way)! What an extra-special season πŸ™‚

  • Rachel
    November 13, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Each year my family hides a pickle ornament in the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve the kids search for it. THe first person to find it, get to open the first present of Christmas

  • ally
    November 13, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    with multiple split and remarried families, our christmas can go a different direction every year. but we’re starting to establish our own special christmas morning with our young kids, including gifts of course and pull apart monkey bread!

  • Lani
    November 13, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    We did our holiday cards with Minted last year and they were great! Thanks for the chance!

  • K
    November 13, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    My mum always makes a big dinner for family, friends and really anyone who wants to show up on Christmas Eve, it just seems to grow every year. She’s Irish, but she makes these amazing green chile enchiladas, it’s a recipe she got from a neighbor about twenty years ago. We wait all year for those, and she always makes an entire extra pan to freeze and send me home with. She had a few health scares last year, but has come through and healed beautifully. However she’s been talking about wanting to make sure that I know how to make the enchiladas and carry on the tradition properly. πŸ™‚ My husband and I have moved backed to my hometown, and I’ve since been told that it’s my year to takeover dinner! I love Christmas Eve with my family! Christmas day, we go over in wee hours of the morning, to open gifts with my in-laws. My husband and I are in our twenties and he’s the third eldest of thirteen, so it’s such a joy to watch all of his little brothers and sisters reactions to their presents. Just thinking about the holidays is so exciting! I am going to stop rambling now! I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  • Angela
    November 13, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    We are excited to share our Christmas and Hanukkah traditions (we are a mixed faith family) with our son! Last year, he was only about a month old, so this year we are excited about traveling home to see all of our family and friends!

  • Anne C
    November 13, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    We typically do a lovely Christmas Eve dinner, and then go to midnight mass. It’s always hard to stay awake after all that delicious food (and wine)!

  • Laura D
    November 13, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    We always have chocolate croissants on Christmas morning. Yum!

  • Natalie
    November 13, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    My father-in-law is a pastor so we always attend his church’s Christmas eve candlelight service and do communion as a family!

  • Stacey I
    November 13, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Would love to use this towards getting a card with me, my hubby, 4 year old daughter and our pup!

  • Kelly H
    November 13, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    We do church then wine and app on Christmas eve while decorating christmas cookies!

  • Ashlee
    November 13, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Thanksgiving is on my mind, so the holiday tradition we have is watching Christmas Vacation on Turkey Day and going bowling the day after Thanksgiving. It breaks up the normality πŸ™‚

  • Megan
    November 13, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    My husbands birthday is the 23rd so Christmas is extra special for him. We have started the tradition of reading the night before Christmas with our daughter before bed. Then my husband plays Santa for the whole family including the adults! For us it’s about spending time with family and giving more than receiving!

  • jen
    November 13, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    What a great giveaway! Would love to win some beautiful holiday cards!

  • Lauren Grace
    November 13, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    my family tradition is that we always open one gift on christmas eve! and no one can go downstairs without everyone else on christmas morning!

  • Molly
    November 13, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    We go to Benihana’s every Christmas Eve!

  • Katie
    November 13, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Would love this!!

  • Megan (The Lyons' Share)
    November 13, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    My very favorite tradition is sitting around a fire on Christmas Eve after dinner, drinking hot chocolate with my whole family, and talking about the year. Then we each open one present, finish up wrapping, and head to bed in anticipation!

  • Stacy K.
    November 13, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    I love this giveaway!!! My family always does a Christmas morning breakfast followed by a big turkey dinner

  • Blythe
    November 13, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning are one of my favorite family traditions, and it’s one that my husband has happily adopted.

  • Rebecca
    November 13, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Now that our oldest is finally old enough to remember and actively participate (he is 3), I am trying to be intentional about starting some new traditions!

  • Amanda Landry
    November 13, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    I would love these for our baby announcement Christmas cards!

  • Angelique
    November 13, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    My parents and I always have hor d’oeurves on Christmas eve while we watch holiday movies and open most of our presents. (We’re a leave one or two big gifts until Christmas morning family.) However, this year we’re off to the Netherlands to celebrate the holidays with my mom’s family! So excited!

  • Molly
    November 13, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    We watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation every year on Thanksgiving night.

  • Carol
    November 13, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    This year we visit my family in Ireland. We have been counting down the days since the beginning of Oct. My 24 year old brother returns from Australia, my sister just had her first little girl 2 months ago, and we are bringing my 2 year old and 6 month old over. This family get together will be bigger than ever this year πŸ™‚

  • Victoria
    November 13, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    We get new Christmas PJs every Christmas Eve and sit down together and read Twas the Night Before Christmas

  • Desiree
    November 13, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Our special family tradition is REAL luminarias. We line the street on Christmas Eve and light them before we leave for mass and when we come home it’s dark and only the luminaries are lighting our way home. It’s like MAGIC.

    SO beautiful.

  • Andrea
    November 13, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    We are working on figuring out our traditions this year! We have a 1 1/2 year old, so it will be the first Christmas he can start to interact with. I am so excited!

  • Sheena
    November 13, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    I love this time of year and giving out holiday cards is so much fun!

  • Jackie
    November 13, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Ours is simple, decorating the tree. It is full of weird and sentimental ornaments.

  • Maria Rodriguez
    November 13, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    I am so very excited to celebrate Christmas with my almost 20 month old this year since he will somewhat ‘get it.’ The designs on Minted are to die for and I would love to win! =)

  • Stefanie
    November 13, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Our family tradition is spending time baking together!

  • Amber
    November 13, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Love these cards!! My boyfriend (of almost 5 years now!) and I just started doing Christmas cards last year, so this year I’m looking to up the ante and create something amazing. These would be perfect!

  • Kristen B
    November 13, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    My sister and I bake my grandmothers favorite cookies together every year! I love this tradition and look forward to spending the day together πŸ™‚

  • Tara
    November 13, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Every year for Christmas Eve my family celebrates with different theme. We’ve had Chinese Christmas, Italian Christmas, Mexican Christmas, and this year we’re doing 70s Christmas!

  • Katy
    November 13, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    These are so pretty!

  • Tiffany
    November 13, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Every Christmas morning, we bake cinnamon coffee bread!

  • Katy
    November 13, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Opps my family tradition is going to midnight mass before Christmas and having hot chocolate by the fire on Christmas morning.

  • Mim
    November 13, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    We have a group of four families that trade off hosting a Christmas Eve party every year. It’s always a great time!

  • Caroline
    November 13, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    My friends and I always have a gingerbread cookie making party, wearing beautiful (ugly?!) holiday sweaters of course!

  • Allison
    November 13, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    My mother comes over every year and makes gingerbread houses with my kids.

  • kristen
    November 13, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    We always read the same book (Star Mother’s Youngest Child) on Christmas Eve as well as the Christmas Story from the book of Luke.

  • Ann
    November 13, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Our family celebrates in an old time Norwegian immigrant fashion – on Christmas Eve, after church, with a supper of fish, sausage, potatoes, and Scandinavian sweet goodies.

  • Liz
    November 13, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Our family always went to this Christmas tree farm to cut down a tree we could all agree on. The owners were an older couple who looked just Santa and Mrs. Claus! He had a long white beard! It was always snowy and one of the best days of the year!

  • Julie
    November 13, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    We usually wake up and eat my grandmother’s sticky buns. However, we are excited to start new traditions with our little one.

  • Becky
    November 13, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Turkey day race (some watch, some run) and then cooking until around 5 when family comes over and we EAT! And then.. a few hours later, we eat again πŸ™‚

  • Madeline
    November 13, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    My husband and I do an Advent calendar where we put homemade gifts in each box (we alternate days). Paper hearts, little poems, etc, no matter what’s inside each box, we know it was made with love πŸ™‚

  • Kaydee
    November 13, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Each member of our family picks one appetizer to have for Christmas Eve and we turn everyone’s picks into a full dinner. We always have the craziest combinations but they are so fun to cook and enjoy together!

  • Lacey
    November 13, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Decorating the tree!

  • Erin Young
    November 13, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    We always go down to the beach the day after Thanksgiving, enjoy a fishing trip and an empty beach town together!

  • Isabel
    November 13, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    All of my dad’s brothers and sisters (all 10 of them) gather at my aunt’s house and we hold hands in a circle and go around counting how many people are present-it’s usually in the seventies!

  • Stephanie
    November 13, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    We always get to open our stocking gifts first and it is honestly the best part of the day. My mom gets so excited to see our reactions and my sister and I always sneak a little surprise in hers that we know will bring tears to her eyes. It really is all about family!

  • Allison @ Life's a Bowl
    November 13, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    My favorite family holiday tradition is opening our Christmas presents on Christmas Eve. It started when my brother and I were younger, we never slept through the night… And it’s carried over to my family, my husband and I. Christmas morning, we sit around the fire, open our stockings, enjoy a big breakfast, and then spend the rest of the morning playing with our gifts πŸ™‚

  • Samantha W.
    November 13, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    My in-laws always go to their friends party on Christmas Eve. I have spent the past 3 Christmas Eves at that party.

  • Catherine
    November 13, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    We always open one present each on Christmas eve!

  • Kristen
    November 13, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    First Christmas with our little guy and Theresa a card on minted I want to use,

  • Amy
    November 13, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Growing up Christmas Eve was always the big celebration of the year with all of our family and close friends joining together for a lot of fun! Now that my husband, daughter and I don’t live close enough to join my family each year, we’ve kept it as a special evening for us and our close friends! I love keeping the tradition going!!

  • Isela
    November 13, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    My sisters and I help our mom cook, while we listen to holiday music. It’s the best!

  • Stephanie Thomas
    November 13, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    We would always go over to my grandparents house on Christmas Eve to open presents and would have spaghetti for dinner every year. And we ate dinner and opened presents, we would also watch a Christmas movie served with ice cream.

  • Ashley_Grace
    November 13, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    My family and I watch Christmas movies while we make dinner!

  • Shannon Fox
    November 13, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Beautiful cards!

  • Karlee
    November 13, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    breakfast and mimosas christmas morning, then hiking!

  • Monica
    November 13, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    We have an advent calendar that has been passed down through the generations. Each year my mom chose new things to fill each pocket with- I can’t wait to do it with my family this year for the first time!

  • Sarah L.
    November 13, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    We always go on a family hike after the thanksgiving meal!

  • jen
    November 13, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Baking (ironically) Jewish apple cake for Christmas. I’ve taken over the tradition and it gets raves!

  • Danielle
    November 13, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Chili on Christmas Eve and getting to open one gift! Then we would load up and go look at lights and stop for hot chocolate.

  • Kim Michelotti
    November 13, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    “Santa” comes to our house every Christmas Eve with one gift each for everyone in our family – unfortunately Dad always misses it as I forget something from the store that I need him to pick up…

  • Natalie
    November 13, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    I’m due with our second son 2 weeks before Christmas, so we’re excited to start some new traditions with our family of 4!

  • Sarah
    November 13, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    A few years ago, my husband and I started getting our Christmas tree on Thanksgiving weekend. We’d go to a tree sale in the parking lot of our local Catholic school, and pick one out. Now, my 2.5 year old son and 1 year old daughter help us pick the tree! Holiday traditions are the best once you have kids:)

  • Alexandria
    November 13, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    I would love to win and showcase pics of my baby bump on our Christmas cards!

  • Katie
    November 13, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    We drive around the countryside and sing Christmas Carols to shut-in couples. Then afterwards we have a big party at someone’s house!

  • jamie
    November 13, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    we always go to the mtns and pick out a tree and cut it down with friends and then go out to eat and take a sleigh ride to look at the lights in a little town. super fun πŸ™‚

  • Erin S
    November 13, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Each member of my family gets huge “stockings” full of tolietries, books, dvds, and other random goodies each year!

  • Maria@TheBrooklynFig
    November 13, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Yes! Every Christmas Eve, a family member dresses up as Santa and brings presents to all of the kids πŸ™‚

  • Jill G
    November 13, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Love the cookie baking!

  • Anna
    November 13, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Christmas with my grandparents was the best tradition!

  • stevie
    November 13, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    One of our favorite family traditions is everyone getting together and writing in our guess for the first snow on the calendar. Whoever is closest to their date gets a prize, this year it is a cooked appetizer, dinner, and dessert of your choice!

  • Chelsea Shors
    November 13, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    I love the minted cards!

  • Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More
    November 13, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    All ages of nieces and nephews going to visit Santa, having lunch together and shopping for a new Christmas tree ornament.

  • Angela @ Happy Fit Mama
    November 13, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    One that we are caring on with our kids is to get new Christmas PJ’s each year. They love it and it’s just plain cute!

  • stephanie
    November 13, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    We always get new pajamas on christmas eve from our parents! So fun!

  • Chelsie@citygirlcountrylife
    November 13, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    We haven 8 month old and this will be his first Christmas so we are excited to start new traditions this year!

  • Dana
    November 13, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    My favorite tradition is reading The Polar Express with my family on Christmas Eve… Every year we rotate who reads it!

  • EB @ Running on E
    November 13, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Our family has a tradition of always taking a picture with our ‘favorite’ holiday gift. Usually it is the most bizarre thing we received because we always try to out odd-gift each other, but it leads to some funny memories.

  • Ashley
    November 13, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    my family always drove around to look at christmas lights on christmas eve before church

  • Sarah
    November 13, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Great giveaway, Jenna! Thanks for the fun! πŸ™‚

  • Bryony @ Friday Night Dinners -- PDX
    November 13, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Since we moved from England our Christmases have been a little different, but we always do brunch and have a leisurely day. And everyone helps out with our Christmas dinner. It’s nice just spending quality time with my family.

  • Alex
    November 13, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Each Christmas my husband and I take a weekend and hole-up in the house. There are movie marathons, lots of hot chocolate, and a puzzle we are determined to finish before Sunday night. I love our simple holiday tradition!

  • Amy
    November 13, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Our tradition is opening gifts youngest to oldest. I used to be the youngest, but now my daughter is.

  • Meghan B
    November 13, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    We play an old game called Left-Right-Center — everyone goes into the game with $3, and it’s a process of elimination (due to chance rolls of a pair of dice) to identify the final two contenders. The final winner goes home with the pot of money!

  • Cassie
    November 13, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Bowling!

  • Rebecca
    November 13, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Every Christmas is a little different, but I remember making gingerbread houses from scratch with my mom one year. It was just one year because the project was so huge. We had the enitre kitchen covered with candy and gingerbread castle walls and powdered sugar and icing. The resulting gingerbread buildings were about two feet tall and gorgeous and I remember the event fondly, but I don’t think I ever want to tackle such a feat again!

  • Martha
    November 13, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Always have to take an evening to check out all the Christmas lights. Baking cookies and playing games.

  • Angi
    November 13, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Last year, we spent Christmas Day alone with just the three of us for the first time, and I have to say I loved not traveling or feeling like I had to be somewhere on that day. Just spending it as a family was the best thing.

  • Coco
    November 13, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    I love just being with family on the couch with a Christmas movie and mug of hot cocoa.

  • Car
    November 13, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    I would love these!!

  • Nancy
    November 13, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Buying a huge tree for our two-story living room!

  • Michelle
    November 13, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Christmas Eve with my Grandpa

  • Andrea
    November 13, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    “Santa” used to write the first initial of whose present it was somewhere on the wrapping paper. It was so fun to turn the present over and over and over looking for the initial and then finally shout out who it was for.

  • dana
    November 13, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    i always seem to be on a plane on christmas–i try to travel around then.

  • Brianne
    November 13, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    My husband and I are coming up on our 1 year anniversary and we are pregnant with our first child! These cards would be perfect for Christmas and to announce our pregnancy!

  • Jess
    November 13, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    We make lasagna every Christmas. Not sure why – we’re not even remotely Italian. Still, delicious!

  • Eric
    November 13, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    We always left out beer and cookies for “Santa” growing up, and I can’t wait to start that tradition with my own kids!

  • kirsten
    November 13, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    my husband and i decorate our tree together every year while drinking hot chocolate. always makes it feel like christmas to me!

  • Kimberly
    November 13, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    My family makes reindeer pancakes on christmas and we decorate faces on them out of pancakes. It’s my favorite πŸ™‚

  • Lauren
    November 13, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    My brother and I would go to my father’s mother’s celebration, and then my mother’s mother’s celebration…so much family and so little time! But we had lunch at one place, dinner at the other and presents at both πŸ™‚

  • sarah @ sarah learns
    November 13, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    now that us “kids” are grown up, our holiday traditions are evolving. our newest one? having thanksgiving dinner on the weekend after christmas since my sister is out of state and is only home from dec 26-31 most years. we have christmas a day late and thanksgiving a month late. πŸ™‚

  • Erika
    November 13, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    We hide baby Jesus until Christmas morning, then put him in the manger and sing Happy Birthday before doing anything else.

  • Caylin
    November 13, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Fudge. The Christmas tradition has always been fudge,,,brings back great memories making it at the stove with my grandpa when I was young!

  • Britt
    November 13, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    A few years ago, we started doing “Homemade Christmas” with my extended family. We draw names at Thanksgiving. The rules are that whatever you give that person has to be made by hand, regifted or a found treasure. Everyone gets really into it. We have a blast!

  • lindsay
    November 13, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    i would love to win this for my friends who just had a beautiful baby boy – first christmas card, here we come!

  • Carys
    November 13, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    We do a ton of holiday cookie baking- always make the chocolate pepper cookies in reindeer cut outs!!!

  • Julie
    November 13, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Our family buys a Angel ornament for our tree.

  • Danielle
    November 13, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Happy Holidays! We have a new addition to the family for our Christmas card this year & are excited to begin new traditions!

  • Rena
    November 13, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    We celebrate Hanukkah here. My husband comes home early from work, we light the menorah, sing and dance together around the house. Then we open presents and have dinner together. One night we usually have a big family party w latkas, fried donuts, entertainment, and more presents!

  • Carla
    November 13, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Christmas Eve tradition = family dinner, followed by the first eating of our Christmas cookies with eggnog (well, for my little brother who can still stand it), and then a Christmas carol piano concert by my talented brother πŸ™‚

  • Melanie
    November 13, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    We decorate christmas cookies and drink way too many christmasy cocktails with my family. It’s so much fun! πŸ™‚

  • Jennie W
    November 13, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    I’ve been eyeing this site for this year’s holiday cards.

  • Jennie W
    November 13, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    We have two little boys so we are working on making our own new traditions for them.

  • Caroline M
    November 13, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Going to a late church service, and special holiday treats, with the anticipation of my favorite day!!

  • Allison
    November 13, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    My family puts a spin on traditions by traveling between NY and Florida each year for the holidays!

  • Kim B
    November 13, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    My mom is Italian so we have a tradition of having a huge seafood feast on Christmas Eve…it’s delicious!!

  • Kimberly @ Kimberly's Treats
    November 13, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    I LOVE Christmas cards! We never did them as a family growing up, but I would love to begin a tradition and send them to friends and family! Love it!

  • Kimberly @ Kimberly's Treats
    November 13, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    My family tradition is watching Home Alone 2 every Christmas Eve! My favorite holiday movie!

  • Jennifer Bunderson
    November 13, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    We love doing Secret Santa for a needy family in the area and getting excited about leaving the gifts and not getting caught.

  • Molly
    November 13, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    My Mom gives my sister and I (and now our children) a new pair of pajamas on Christmas Eve. Every time I put them on throughout the year it brings up happy memories!

  • Libby
    November 13, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    We always do a Christmas brunch.

  • Kelsey @aslolife
    November 13, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Just being together!

  • jen
    November 13, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    We are starting new ones with our one year old. Christmas Eve at my parents, christmas morning at home, Christmas Dinner with my husbands family.

  • Cristina Hartman
    November 13, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Driving around looking at lights and trying to find the craziest decorated house !

  • Deb
    November 13, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Blintzes and latkes are my favorite holiday tradition!

  • April
    November 13, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    I’m a major fellow paper junkie!

    • April
      November 13, 2013 at 6:32 pm

      ooops… I came and commented before reading all the directions. One of our favorite family traditions is Swedish Kringle for breakfast!

  • Katie
    November 13, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    We always go to midnight mass and start off the Christmas Eve dinner with my Italian nonna’s famous pasta sauce. Then, we proceed to celebrate with the seven fishes. IT’s a feast!

  • Annie L.
    November 13, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    In Quebec we have a holiday meat pie dish called “tourtiere”
    I look forward to having some tourtiere and maple fudge…..mmmmm

  • Eve Pautsch
    November 13, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    I always wait until the last minute to set up our holiday greetings. Maybe this will put me in the mood earlier to be on top of this “chore”.

  • Molly
    November 13, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    New Christmas ornament each year. I love finding them all when decorating the tree each year.

  • Ashley L
    November 13, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    we get together with the whole family. We do youngest to oldest too! My grandma also buys these wonderful thin ginger cookies that you put in your hand, make a wish, push a finger in the middle and then if it breaks into only two pieces your wish comes true! So much fun!

  • Jacki
    November 13, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    We are traveling to be with both of our families 1200 miles apart for the holidays for the second year in a row! Double the traditions, double the fun!

    Love these Christmas cards!

  • Koko @ Koko Likes
    November 13, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    opening up one present each on christmas eve!

  • Lauren @ The Highlands Life
    November 13, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    We are excited about starting our own traditions with our one year old! I can’t wait!

  • Vicki
    November 13, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    We always go to my dad’s Christmas tree farm and choose our tree on Thanksgiving day. We tie a special ribbon on the top so no one else takes it, then later we either pick it up or my Dad brings it in with a few other trees for us to give to friends.

  • Stacy @ Every Little Thing
    November 13, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    We always had a traditional meal on Christmas Eve (lots of pierogies), then something non-traditional on Christmas day. In the last ten years, it’s always been crab legs!

  • Amber
    November 13, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    This would be so perfect this year! My sweet baby is due on Christmas Day so we plan to do New Years announcements and I’ve been looking for a good website to use!

  • Erica
    November 13, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Yay!! What an amazing giveaway!!

  • Melissa
    November 13, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Ohhhhh I’m obsessed with cards and paper products – this looks like an amazing company! πŸ™‚

  • Abbey
    November 13, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    This is fantastic! Christmas is my favorite holiday! Thank you!

  • Aly
    November 13, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    We just have spend a lot of time with each other laughing, eating, and celebrating!

  • Jessica
    November 13, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    I was just talking about how we needed to start thinking about holiday cards!

    My favorite family tradition is definitely baking cookies together πŸ™‚

  • Cara
    November 13, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Every year we cut off the bottom of our Christmas tree stump and make an or ament. I’m starting the tradition of a Christmas movie and pjs this year! Never too late to start!

  • Elizabeth E
    November 13, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Favorite holiday tradition? Leaving santa scotch and cheese straws because he needed a break from milk and cookies.

  • Samantha
    November 13, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    My mom would always have a Christmas decorating party where every family member (just me, my sister and dad) would get a paper invite sometime early December and would have to RSVP back to my mom if we could attend πŸ™‚ We would then spend the evening decorating the house, listening to music and eating yummy food!

  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun
    November 13, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    My husband and I are looking for our on special traditions, but when I was growing up we had many holiday traditions! Cookies, church, going to look at Christmas lights, christmas eve soup and much much more!

  • Mona
    November 13, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    These cards are ao beautiful!

  • Mona
    November 13, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Oopsie…didn’t tell about my tradition. We love to give gifts to each other that are from someone else. (But really us). The recipient has to figure out what might be in the package based on who it is “from.”

  • Tina
    November 13, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    We cut off the bottom (not wet) inch of our Christmas tree, use a wood burning tool to carve the year, and use it as an ornament for next year’s tree.

  • Lauren
    November 13, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Christmas Eve dinner and gifts! Then watching Christmas Vacation πŸ™‚

  • Laura C
    November 13, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    My family usually decorates/paints sugar cookies!

  • Cecilia
    November 13, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    We do a huge family gathering with my husband’s family every year. There is always a hilarious gift exchange game, wrapping paper wars, and lots of silliness. It’s so much fun!

  • Emily
    November 13, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    On Christmas day, we have a huge breakfast, including a birthday cake of some sort and sing happy birthday to Jesus. Then we head over to the local nursing home to spread some Christmas cheer before coming back home opening our presents.

  • Amy
    November 13, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    I’d love to try these!

  • Miranda
    November 13, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try Minted!

  • emily
    November 13, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    This is the first holiday since my husband and I separated, and so I’m hoping to start new traditions, but haven’t figured out just what yet.

  • Shelly Pare
    November 13, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    X-Mas Eve with my Family and then X-Mas with his Family, it’s the best of both worlds and X-Mas is extended πŸ™‚

  • Kathryn
    November 13, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Sadly, a lot of traditions have passed with our family shrinking so much and now with my brother and me living so far away from home.

  • Patti Smith
    November 13, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    When our kids were little, we traveled everywhere over Christmas so that all the grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. could see the kids. Several Christmases ago, we were struck with the flu all during the holidays, and the youngest even still had the flu on Christmas Day. As stressful as it was, it was still a very peaceful holiday. We were not all running around like crazy people! After everybody got well, we decided from then on that we would stay home for Christmas; any traveling would be kept to a minimum and only AFTER Christmas πŸ™‚ I’m a traditional person, but new traditions are great as well…and sometimes just what you need!

  • Miranda
    November 13, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    I’ve always wanted to get something from Minted!

  • Jane
    November 13, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    My favorite holiday tradition were our presents from Rudolph! Growing up, my brother and I went to the Christmas Eve church service with our parents (which was a great tradition in itself!) and afterwards we would come home and have new Christmas pajamas on our beds from “Rudolph.” It was so much fun!

  • Amy McVay
    November 13, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    The entire family rents a cabin in Lake Tahoe, NV where we spend it with all of the grandkids, aunties, uncles and cousins!

  • caroline
    November 13, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    We hide a pickle ornament each year, with a special pickle present for whomever finds their pickle!

  • Paige Bagen
    November 13, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    It’s my son’s first Christmas and I would love to use Minted for our cards!

  • Lesley
    November 13, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    We are starting some new traditions since we no longer live near our families. However no matter where we are one thing we do is decorate a gingerbread house!

  • Lindsay Parker
    November 13, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    My mom started giving us pajamas on Christmas Eve when I was little. I’m 31 and she still does it every year.

  • Sarah L
    November 13, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    We used to do two huge extended-family Christmas celebrations each year, one on Christmas Eve and one on Christmas Day. Now that we’re farther from family, we’re going to have to make some of our own traditions.

  • Angela
    November 13, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    We have quite a few traditions because I am so obsessed with this time of year! One of my favorites though is visiting a local place called Peacock Lane. It’s a neighborhood that gets all decked out with Christmas lights and you walk around and see them all! It’s also where my (now) husband proposed so it’s even more special now!

  • AmyC
    November 13, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    My husband, sons and I open our stockings, eat huevos rancheros then take a long walk around the snowy neighborhood in our pajamas!

  • helen
    November 13, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    My daughter was born on Christmas eve last year so it’s time to start new traditions! In my family we’d always open one stocking stuffer on Christmas eve.

  • Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out
    November 13, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Does eating yourselves stupid count as a tradition? πŸ˜‰ But seriously, gathering around my aunt’s homemade cheeseballs and gabbing for hours is the best part of the holidays!

  • Dawn
    November 13, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    We go to my sister in laws house for Christmas Eve. Every year we try to think of a new way to order gift opening (one person at a time). Crazy things like using the number of letters in your name, the last letter of your middle name).

  • Christine
    November 13, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    We have karaoke battles!

  • janna
    November 14, 2013 at 1:13 am

    All the kids stay with me at the grandparent’s house the night before Christmas for Aunt Janna time…my favorite day of the year.

  • Aaryn
    November 14, 2013 at 2:46 am

    Love minted! Never did Holiday cards growing up but since creating a family of our own we do a photo card every year. It is my way to make certain that we have a family photo session at least once a year.

  • Amy
    November 14, 2013 at 3:23 am

    every year, we get a new game for Christmas and play it christmas night-I’ll never forget the year I got Mall Madness!

  • Kara T
    November 14, 2013 at 3:40 am

    Our wedding invitations were from Minted and we have a lot to celebrate this year (our first baby in June!) so this would be a perfect way to connect with our family and friends.

  • Lauren S
    November 14, 2013 at 3:52 am

    When I was little our family would go together to cut down a Christmas tree. My dad would cook dinner while my mom, sister and I decorated it.

    I’m looking forward to starting our own family traditions this year with my husband and 6 month old!

  • AB
    November 14, 2013 at 4:09 am

    We drink bourbon & go for a walk!

  • Holly
    November 14, 2013 at 4:10 am

    These are beautiful! It would be hard to choose.

  • Emili
    November 14, 2013 at 4:24 am

    We go to a local diner before mass on Christmas Eve and share a really big chocolate shake with our toddler πŸ™‚

  • Allison
    November 14, 2013 at 4:33 am

    I would give this great gift-card to my brother and sister-in-law newly weds, now with a baby on the way!

  • Vunda V
    November 14, 2013 at 5:23 am

    my mom and i always bake a cheesecake together for the holidays!

  • Linda
    November 14, 2013 at 5:40 am

    My family had more tradition for Christmas Eve than Christmas day itself. We always attended a Christmas Eve service and then came home to eat a traditional Swiss dinner of breads, cheeses, and side dishes. We then sit around the tree opening one present at a time- from youngest to oldest. This is my first Christmas married and away from home– we’ll see what traditions are started for our new family of two! πŸ™‚

  • stacey
    November 14, 2013 at 5:51 am

    Christmas eve fondue and holiday cocktails πŸ™‚

  • Alicia M
    November 14, 2013 at 5:56 am

    We’ve been married for 13 years (4 kiddos Ages 11-2 this year) and some traditions have remained tried and true. Advent Jesse tree is my favorite! I did a swap with girlfriends to have a beautiful collection of the ornaments for this. Crafty friends help! We get our tree on Dec 6 in memory of our 2nd son, I decorate everything -currently 5 fake trees and 1 live one every year…themed (Memory tree in red, kitchen tree is white, front room is my fancy “magazine” tree in silver and gold, etc., the live one gets put in the family room with all our annual ornaments added each year, these trees have accumulated over the years) , we wear last year’s Christmas jammies all month, watch the list of Christmas movies, bake and decorate cookies, make goody bags for friends/neighbors and people we care about but don’t exchange gifts with, big dinner at my parent’s Christmas Eve and so on.

    Santa brings each child 3 gifts, helping us remember Jesus’ birth, cutting down the “junk” gifts to stuff they treasure. They receive so much from family and also exchange with each other that the piles are still ridiculous!!! So glad we started this when we only had 2! Their stockings get filled with underwear, socks, and stuff they might actually like, too. Oh and we take turns and watch each other open each gift. Presents take all day to open sometimes…good thing I always make tons of easy-heat, yummy dishes to set out! We graze all day! (I am thankful for food blogs and allrecipes.com!)

  • angela m
    November 14, 2013 at 6:14 am

    On Christmas eve night we open one present each, usually new pajamas

  • Sara
    November 14, 2013 at 6:18 am

    I love Christmas! Every year my mom makes her famous fudge for the whole family. I look forward to it every year.

  • Aly
    November 14, 2013 at 6:20 am

    We make a night out of chopping down our Christmas tree- hot cocoa, a tractor ride out to the field, and cookies and decorating afterward!

  • Kelly Michelle
    November 14, 2013 at 6:27 am

    Great giveaway! We have special appetizer and dessert recipes that we only make once a year!

  • Melissa
    November 14, 2013 at 6:30 am

    Everyone stays over at my home or my sisters on Christmas eve and in the morning grandpa makes coffee cake and then gifts are opened. Christmas dinner is a 40 person affair filled with love and laughter and more and more little ones each year!

  • Sarah
    November 14, 2013 at 6:30 am

    We make homemade christmas tree decorations. So much fun!

  • Shae
    November 14, 2013 at 6:31 am

    We make some ridiculously unhealthy breakfast for Christmas morning. I think last year I made Paula Deen’s praline french toast casserole…mmmm.

  • Katie
    November 14, 2013 at 6:37 am

    My traditions have changed over the years as I have grown up; however, a staple in my holiday is The Muppet Christmas Carol! I’ll never outgrow it and hope to share its whimsical characters, memorable songs, and embodiment of the Christmas Spirit with my nieces and nephew! That is, when they’re old enough not to be scared by Marley and Marley!!!

  • Emma Davis
    November 14, 2013 at 6:42 am

    We always make Monkey Bread, and open stockings first!

  • Laura S.
    November 14, 2013 at 6:48 am

    We always used to open our stocking stuffer gifts and then go to sleep early (or at least pretend to sleep!) so Santa would hurry up and get to our place!

  • Brianna T.
    November 14, 2013 at 6:57 am

    My husband and I started our little Christmas tradition when we were newlyweds. We go to the 4pm service at our church, come home and make “Christmas Fettuccine” and watch Christmas movies. Now that we have a son (and another due in February) we read The Polar Express instead of watching movies and I wouldn’t trade our Christmas Eve tradition for anything. Christmas Day is spent at our house with grandparents.

  • Brandie
    November 14, 2013 at 6:59 am

    Does new underwear and an orange in the stocking count as a tradition? It’s been around for as long as I can remember. No idea where it started, but I continue it with my little ones today:)

  • Adriana
    November 14, 2013 at 7:07 am

    We always go to my parents home for a traditional Polish dinner on Christmas Eve. While we are there, we watch It’s a Wonderful Life and then open up all the presents. We then go to midnight mass together. On Christmas day, my husband and I wake up and make Panettone French Toast together and then I start on my Italian Pot Roast for dinner!

  • Kelly
    November 14, 2013 at 7:14 am

    When I was young, we always got to open one present on Christmas Eve. It was the best!

  • Tracie
    November 14, 2013 at 7:21 am

    These cards look lovely!

  • Charise
    November 14, 2013 at 7:22 am

    We spend Christmas Eve in new jammies, eating homemade Chinese food, watching Christmas movies, and drinking holiday-ish cocktails.

  • Ashley B.
    November 14, 2013 at 7:29 am

    We open our stockings and presents then share a yummy Christmas morning breakfast together.

  • Randi
    November 14, 2013 at 7:30 am

    Does overeating count as a holiday tradition?!? Hahaha, kidding… we don’t really have any set traditions, each year it changes a little

  • Anna
    November 14, 2013 at 7:30 am

    My husband and I have started a tradition of picking out a Christmas book together every year. And then on Christmas Eve we read all our books together. Hopefully the start of great memories for our future children!

  • Julia
    November 14, 2013 at 7:31 am

    Baking the same Christmas cookies every year. I always want to try new ones but don’t want to give up our favorites!

  • Teresa
    November 14, 2013 at 7:35 am

    When I was a kid we always made the 4 hour drive down to Chicago for Christmas with my dad’s family. Though I loved spending it with my grandma, there was always a question as to whether or not Santa would find us. Sometimes he did, sometimes he got his deliveries over with before Christmas to save reindeer mileage.

    Now that I’ve got a family of my own, we’re inviting the grandmas and the grandpas to our house for Christmas so there’s never a question and lots of room for new traditions to begin. This will be our little guy’s second Christmas and we cannot WAIT to start the tradition of reading a Christmas book with our advent calendar opening in the evening.

  • Johanna
    November 14, 2013 at 8:06 am

    We give christmas jammies to the kids on Christmas Eve, open one present and then in the morning we have fresh baked croissants, open stockings and then presents (-;

  • Christina
    November 14, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Sending out Christmas cards was always a whole-family tradition in my house. We each had our own color pen to sign our name with before it got sent off to my mom’s long list of recipients.

  • Kristin
    November 14, 2013 at 8:16 am

    We go see a movie as a family on Christmas Day.

  • sue
    November 14, 2013 at 8:19 am

    We’re Polish and it’s traditional to have a big Christmas Eve party complete with pierogies and fish, among other delicious dishes, so each year we go to my Aunt’s or my parent’s house to celebrate with everyone on my Dad’s side of the family. I look forward to the food and company every year!!

  • Katie
    November 14, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Every Christmas eve, my family attends the candle light church service at 11 p.m. The service is one of my favorite experiences of the whole year; it’s intimate and quietly joyful. The old wooden church is warmly light by the advent wreath and we end the service holding candles in the darkness, singing Silent Night a cappella and welcoming the Christ Child into the light.

    It’s after midnight when the church doors open and the parishioners head out into the silent Christmas morning. This is the moment I look forward to all year: when the rush of the holidays dies away and the true spirit of Christmas is realized.

  • courtney
    November 14, 2013 at 8:32 am

    Minted is so drool-worthy, but I’ve never pulled the trigger because it’s so pricey. What a dream to win this giveaway!! Our tradition is to watch “The Grinch” in our new pjs!

  • Colleen
    November 14, 2013 at 8:33 am

    My favorite Christmas tradition is making cookies with my mom!!

  • Haley
    November 14, 2013 at 8:34 am

    We have always opened one present on Christmas Eve – when we were little it was a book or game to keep us out from underfoot.

  • Dominique
    November 14, 2013 at 8:51 am

    My family always spends Christmas dinner together celebrating with a big feast. Even after I moved out, my fiance and I still made the 4.5 hour drive home from his parents’ house to make it to my parent’s house for Christmas dinner.

  • Whitney @ a little bit of everything
    November 14, 2013 at 9:04 am

    I’m obsessed with Minted! I used them for our wedding thank you notes and the past two years of Christmas cards. I was actually on there over the weekend looking for this year’s design. For Christmas traditions we actually really celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve. It’s when we have the big dinner and open up all the presents. Christmas morning we do stockings and then a small dinner that night.

  • Kristina C
    November 14, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Our holiday tradition is really strange. Over the years we have switched to having the main dishes at any holiday (Thanksgiving and Christmas) be vegetables.
    Yup. Veggies.
    No, we aren’t even vegetarians. πŸ™‚

  • Rachel
    November 14, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Christmas Eve mass with my husband and my side of the family. Christmas Day with my in-laws.

  • Nicole
    November 14, 2013 at 9:22 am

    We still have to wait for my dad to hide “the Christmas pickle” in the tree branches. Then my brother and I race to find it; the winner gets to open the first present!

  • Vera K
    November 14, 2013 at 9:23 am

    We make a silly gingerbread house.

  • Megan A.
    November 14, 2013 at 9:40 am

    I was just thinking last night how we need to order holiday cards, and I love Mint!

  • Ilene
    November 14, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Our family doesn’t have any special holiday traditions, only to be together πŸ™‚

  • Lauren L.
    November 14, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Our favorite tradition is all of the jello salads that my mom and grandmother make for Christmas dinner! It’s a little cheesy, but our Christmas dinner varies year to year EXCEPT for the assortment of jellos!

  • JennieM
    November 14, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Hiding The Pickle ornament…Homemade cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning and family gatherings.

  • Lindsay
    November 14, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Bloody Mary’s on Christmas morning!

  • Chrissy
    November 14, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Even though my sisters and I are all grown, my parents still wait until we’re asleep to put the gifts under the tree, as if Santa is still slipping into the house and doing it himself.

  • Alycia
    November 14, 2013 at 10:36 am

    I LOVE papergoods like this, I would love to win the gift card and send out beautiful Christmas cards!

  • Lauren J.
    November 14, 2013 at 10:37 am

    We put out cold cuts, cheese, fancy bread, pickles, chips and other yummy cold food on Christmas Eve and everyone makes their own dinner. It takes some of the pressure off of cooking the day before the big meal. πŸ™‚

  • Alycia
    November 14, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Almost forgot, special holiday tradition! My mom always gets me and my sister matching pajamas that we open and wear Christmas Eve, even now that we’re 20 and 25!

  • Elizabeth
    November 14, 2013 at 10:41 am

    My dad grill our turkey – it is amazing!

  • Christina @ The Pastry Posts
    November 14, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Holiday traditions in my family have changed the last few years since my parents divorced, but my dad, my sister and our husbands have created so many new and wonderful traditions since! One of my favorites is watching a movie Christmas afternoon then coming home and making a great meal and playing Monopoly while drinking great wine πŸ™‚

  • Emily
    November 14, 2013 at 11:03 am

    We always have a huge Christmas Eve dinner then go to mass!

  • Caroline K
    November 14, 2013 at 11:12 am

    My mom always gives us an ornament that represents something we did during the year. Love this tradition!

  • Amelie
    November 14, 2013 at 11:15 am

    We eat German potato salad and sausages before unpacking the presents on Dec 24!

  • Hannah
    November 14, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Baking cookies for Santa and wearing matching PJs

  • Jenn
    November 14, 2013 at 11:31 am

    As our family starts to growing, I’m working on starting new traditions this year, which includes baking christmas cookies with my 2 year old and a family filled day on Christmas day.

  • Virginia Schultz
    November 14, 2013 at 11:46 am

    I love Christmas Traditions with my family! My favorite is how we do Christmas morning, everyone wakes up at the same time and we all get our cup of coffee and open stockings together then we spend the whole morning opening presents and spending good intentional time with each other excited to give each other gifts, then have my mom’s DELICIOUS breakfast casserole. It’s the best!

  • Sarah LJ
    November 14, 2013 at 11:53 am

    I love Minted! And, Christmas is coming up so quickly! I would love to order Christmas cards. My favorite part of Christmas is all the cards we receive in the mail.

  • Stephanie S
    November 14, 2013 at 11:53 am

    We started a tradition of wearing matching PJs while opening presents.. but not just any PJs.. we try to find the craziest ones.. like last year we wore one-piece, footed pjs with cow spots. its fun for pictures and memories πŸ™‚

  • Jennifer M
    November 14, 2013 at 11:54 am

    I absolutely love Christmas cards! I keep the really adorable ones, even from random people.

  • Maria B
    November 14, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Christmas eve mass and simple soup meal.

  • Kristy @ Kristy's Health Revolution
    November 14, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Our holiday tradition is to sing happy birthday after all the Christmas festivities have died down — because it’s also my birthday!

  • Amy
    November 14, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    I just love being with all my family that travel to spend the holidays together. Christmas means FAMILY to me

  • Brigid
    November 14, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Every other year we travel so our tradition depends on the year. This year we travel, so Santa leaves all the presents at home and the kids have to wait until they get home. They do open gifts from my parents but have to wait until after dinner with the cousins.

  • Kristen Kent
    November 14, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Spending Christmas brunch at my grandparents house. We’ve been doing it every year since I was a kid. It’s nice to be able to continue the tradition even now that I’m married since my husband’s family has always celebrated Christmas on Christmas Eve! Works perfectly!

  • sarah k @ the pajama chef
    November 14, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    my husband & i always make cinnamon rolls while we decorate the tree πŸ™‚

  • JJ
    November 14, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    We fill each other’s stockings!

  • Christina
    November 14, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Our traditions are buying Hallmark ornaments and getting new PJ’s on Christmas Eve. This will be my baby girl’s First Christmas, I’m so excited to begin these traditions with her.

  • Celeste
    November 14, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    We visit family in CT and usually have snow! And we always go over to Aunt Sharon’s to make chocolate dipped pretzels!

  • Suzanne G.
    November 14, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Growing up my family always read the Christmas story from the bible. Always good to remember the reason for the season!

  • Sara
    November 14, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    We had such a fun tradition of listening to an Amy Grant Christmas CD while decorating the tree together…I loved it!

  • Jessica
    November 14, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    On christmas, since we are jewish, we have our own traditions. We wake up early and go to a homeless shelter to serve breakfast. Then we walk to our favorite Jewish deli, which typically has a line out the door! Then we will go home an relax before going to the movies and ordering chinese food πŸ™‚

  • Jessica
    November 14, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Growing up it was a family tradition to go pick out and cut down a tree and decorate it together while listening to Christmas music!

  • C Connolly
    November 14, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    We love getting our family photo done every year! Great giveaway!

  • Emily
    November 14, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    My family always bakes sugar cookies and listens to BE Taylor’s Christmas album on Christmas Eve. I look forward to it every year!

  • Lydia
    November 14, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    We always watch at least one of the versions of A Christmas Carol!

  • AprilBRuns
    November 14, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Watching Christmas Vacation with friends is one of my favorite holiday traditions. I love all holiday movies!

  • Kate
    November 14, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Christmas Eve candle light service is a must!

  • Dan
    November 14, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Christmas turkey on Christmas eve is my favorite tradition!

  • Kimberly
    November 14, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    My parents always host Thanksgiving dinner for our closest family friends and the people in their church who don’t have family in the area. On Christmas Eve we eat popcorn and drink hot chocolate and open 1 gift each, then we open the rest Christmas morning and our stocking Christmas evening.

  • Cortney
    November 14, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Our most special tradition is to watch the Nativity Story on Christmas Eve

  • Olivia Douglass
    November 14, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    We always decorate for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving- it’s my husbands favorite holiday! πŸ™‚

  • Ashley C
    November 14, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Every Christmas morning, growing up, my mom made the same two breakfast casseroles. I now continue the tradition with my family and we’ve added one of our own to make it more personal

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  • Deanne
    November 14, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    We always go to church Christmas Eve and then to my grandparents to open gifts and have snacks. Then either Christmas Day or Boxing Day we get together for Christmas dinner.

  • Becky S.
    November 14, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Christmas Eve we go to my parent’s house and eat crab, this Christmas we are staying home and family can come to us, our kids are old enough now (4 and 2) where they want to stay home and play with their new toys and not run around all day.

  • Erin
    November 14, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Family run followed by homemade cinnamon buns!

  • Carrie C. in VA
    November 14, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    I love Minted paper goods. I’d love the chance to win and use the credit for our Christmas cards!

  • lauren
    November 14, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    We usually like to find the Yule Log on tv. Good for a few laughs.

  • Jinan Munro
    November 14, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Every Thanksgiving and Christmas we go around the dinner table and say what we are thankful for. There usually isn’t a dry eye in the house. It’s a great time for us to all pause and remember just how blessed we really are.

  • jennifer visser
    November 14, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    we do have a couple holiday traditions! we always wait until december 1st to decorate for the christmas season. my birthday is at the end of the month in november, so we don’t decorate until after my birthday. but we always decorate our tree and home while listening to christmas music and then end the evening watching elf and drinking hot cocoa!

  • Jen A
    November 14, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    We always drive to Pittsburgh on Christmas Eve to get fresh pasta, cheese, seafood for our Christmas Eve dinner. Christmas Day is an extravaganza of gift opening and lots of yummy food.

  • Lee
    November 14, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    My husband and I always attend midnight mass on Christmas Eve.

  • Stacey
    November 14, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    We love to decorate our tree together and each year we add a few ornaments that symbolize a special trip or family experience. And we usually do this the weekend following Thanksgiving!

  • Amy
    November 14, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try Minted! Their Xmas cards are so unique. I especially like the Merry one in the last picture.

  • Jen
    November 14, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    My kids help me make fresh latkes (and eat them, of course)

  • Heather
    November 14, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    We do presents in the morning and have a delicious breakfast afterwards!

  • Stacy B
    November 14, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    I love Christmas brunch!

  • Kate
    November 14, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    When we were kids we would always have to wait at the top of the stairs for my parents to be ready with the camera, then we were allowed to come down and open our presents!

  • Kara L
    November 14, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    I love to make traditional Italian foods my grandma and aunts used to make when I was a kid! oh, and baking cookies, lots and lots of cookies, during the holidays!

  • Luv What You Do
    November 14, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    We do Chinese food and a movie on Xmas. It’s a bLAST!

  • jessicaisbaking
    November 14, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Ever since I was very young, my mom has given my brother and me children’s Christmas themed books, maybe for the classic story, beautiful illustrations, or a new Christmas story. As a result, we have an enormous collection of beautiful books celebrating Christmas. One of my favorites is “Merry Christmas, Ernest and Celestine!”

  • Lindsay
    November 14, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    every year we go to church on christmas eve, go out to dinner (to give my mom a break before the all day cooking extravaganza christmas day), and then go home and open one present each. as we’ve gotten older it has grown from a time of frantic anticipation to a time where we can relax, enjoy a few cocktails, and enjoy the magic of the night!

  • Meri
    November 15, 2013 at 6:35 am

    Every Christmas morning after we open presents, my whole family meets at parents house. we drink holiday inspired mimosas and Salsa dance in the kitchen too Latin guitar music, while my parents cook us a traditional Danish brunch.. Same album every year on repeat. Same funny moves. So much laughter and smiles.

  • Katie bostrom
    November 15, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    What creative designs!! Merry Christmas to all!!

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