Holiday Cards for the Procrastinatorily Inclined {a giveaway}

So, I’m just going along with my life, in shorts and tee-shirts and palm trees and pool days when suddenly, BAM, the internet is full of Turkey and cranberry sauce and green bean casserole (even though, as far as I can tell, the ol’ casserole de haricot verts is not really a thing in Canada) and Black Friday and Cyber Monday (sorry about the credit card bill, husband), and all this can only mean that OH MAH LANDS CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN IS ON.  


With all the tropical glory, I’ve kind of forgotten about the passage of time. There’s a certain degree of cognitive dissonance at play when every day is hot like July 26th, and so you trick yourself into believing that it’s not really autumn and Christmas isn’t really just around the corner, and you don’t really need to start thinking about Christmas cards yet. There’s plenty of time.


Until it’s November 27th and nope. Not really.


Now that we’re less than a month away from the big C, I’m all holy bananas, I haven’t done cards, or bought a single solitary gift, or figured out options for sourcing turkey and plum pudding in a non-Christian country, or or or!!


Still, one thing I have done is to figure out from where I’ll be ordering cards. Hello Minted.

They’ve got some lovely holiday cards, the site is super easy to navigate, with a fantastic feature called Find it Fast that allows you to upload your pictures and see them displayed on all the card templates. Which makes choosing form the billion lovely options much easier.


Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be over here suffering from Choice Paralysis, agonizing over the perfect card to feature my perfect lovely girl.


Oh. More good news. For Cyber Monday you can use code CYBER2012 for 15% off AND free shipping on all holiday cards.


And that’s not all! There’s more!!


Minted is offering one reader of my blog a $50 gift certificate. 


Here’s how to enter:


  1. Leave a comment below telling me how awesomely prepared (or underprepared) you are for Christmas. 
  2. Follow Expatria, Baby
  3. Follow me on Twitter
  4. Like Expatria, Baby on Facebook
  5. Tweet or Facebook about the giveaway (@mention me or tag me in the post).

(leave a sepearate comment for each entery)


This giveaway will close on the evening of Thursday November 29th EST. I’ll announce the winner shortly thereafter. 


Fine print

Hey, do you like that photo in the cards? It was made by Elin of My Own Art. More about that next week.

I was not compensated for this post, although I was offered a gift certificatete  from Minted for the proposes of my own Christmas stationary. Which I will make. Someday. Friends and family, expect yours sometime around February. All opinions, thoughts, and allegations are mine and mine alone.