Me and Mine + Minted
When I first began blogging, the intimidated part of me didn’t consider myself a real blogger. After all, all those PR pitches the more seasoned bloggers bitched about were somehow getting lost on their way to my inbox.
A couple of years in, they finally arrived. But, it didn’t take long to realize these sponsored posts were not for me. Each time I attempted to write a review, I felt completely inauthentic…like a really bad infomercial.
Who the hell wants to read about my deep feelings on dishwashing detergent? Do I even have deep feelings about dishwashing detergent?
Since then, these emails have gone, for the most part, unopened.
But, a week or so ago, the subject line of a particular message caught my eye.
“Me and Mine + Minted”
By pure coincidence, I’ve used them the past two years for our holiday cards.
So, I spared the message from the death sentence known as my Spam folder, and quickly replied in my trademark professional manner of one million smiley faces and exclamation points, to let them know I’d love to work with them.
Here’s the thing.
When someone tells me they’ve never heard of Minted, my face gets sad.
They’re such a unique company, and one of the few online services that doesn’t leave me mopping my exploded head up off the floor or needing a Xanax drip.
In other words, this ain’t your mama’s generic stationary store.
They offer a huge range of products, all crowdsourced, including stationery, high-end paper goods, holiday cards, birth announcements, wall art, party decor, and wedding invitations.
Basically, it’s like having thousands of super creative friends living in your computer.
Today is my seven year wedding anniversary.
Is it itchy in here?
So, last night, as I forced my husband to wax nostalgic with me, I browsed Minted’s wedding inspiration boards.
Oh, how I wish these had existed when I set out to plan my wedding!
A plethora of wedding invitations and ideas, all at the click of a mouse, sounds blissful, and way less overwhelming than the route I took – sorting through books and books of invitations, unable to bookmark or favorite any of them. It turned me into a huge stress ball and I hated it.
Now, I find myself in the odd position of wanting to file for divorce so I can use Minted to plan my second wedding.
It’s a one stop shop of invitations and inspirations.
Already have the picture-perfect wedding planned, but still need an invitation to match? They’ve got it!
Starting from scratch, but don’t have a creative bone in your body? Browse Minted’s inspiration boards to find the perfect invitation with sweet ideas to tie it all together.
A Minted inspiration board is Pinterest’s older brother. Only much easier on the eyes, way less dysfunctional, and not nearly as drunk.
With over forty boards, you’ll find more than one that brings out the inner wedding planner you didn’t know existed.
Here are a few of my favorites.
Take a look for yourself.
Or, if you’re not planning on getting hitched, there’s a board for pretty much any occasion you can think of…minus, like, Groundhog’s Day.
From beginning to end, the Minted process is seamless.
- Personalize your product.
- A real live human gets back to you with your proof.
- Review your proof.
- Accept it, or make changes and resubmit.
- Lie around with hot guys feeding you grapes and wait for your delivery.
And, because I know you’re dying, here’s a look at my Minted holiday cards from the last two years.
Like what you see?
(Of course you do.)
Then, head on over to Curvy Girl Guidefor a chance to win $75 in Minted credit.
*I was totally compensated for this post. Duh. But, these feelings? They’re mine and mine alone.