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Minted Launches New Services to Make It Faster and Easier Than Ever to Send the Perfect Holiday Card

November 16, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 16, 2018--Minted, the design marketplace of independent artists across the globe, today announced new services and features to make creating a holiday card even easier and more convenient.

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Save time this busy holiday season with Minted’s Text Us Your Photo service. Simply text a photo to 415-915-CARD (2273) and a Minted stylist will text you back five holiday card designs, selected especially for and styled with your photo. (Graphic: Business Wire)

“At Minted, we’ve spent 10 years developing the art and science behind the perfect holiday card,” says Minted founder and CEO Mariam Naficy. “We’re delighted that our services will help our customers authentically express themselves in ways that are faster, easier and more beautiful than ever.”

Minted’s 2018 holiday card services include:

TEXT US YOUR PHOTO

Customers can take searching for the perfect holiday card off their ‘to do’ lists this year. A Minted stylist will help choose designs that are perfectly suited to their photo--and it’s fun, fast and free.

Text Us Your Photo invites anyone to text a photo to 415-915-CARD (2273) and answer a few simple questions right from their mobile phone. A Minted stylist will text back with five holiday card designs, selected especially for and styled with your photo. The saved designs will be loaded into your account, so you can simply select your favorite and check out.

THE MINTED ENVELOPE

Customers enjoy free custom envelopes and free patented recipient address printing on holiday card orders, as part of The Minted Envelope, exclusively at Minted. Minted’s global community of artists has created beautifully-styled envelopes to pair with your holiday cards. Or create a lasting first impression with new all-script addressing featuring a variety of hand-styled fonts. All you need to do is upload your addresses and Minted will take care of the rest, for free. Your addressed envelopes will arrive with your order. Just add postage and mail.

ADDRESS COLLECTION

Collecting addresses can be time consuming and challenging. That’s why Minted has enhanced its Concierge Address Book with a new Address Collection service. Simply enter the email addresses of your friends and family, and Minted will send them an email inviting them to enter or update their contact information, which will populate automatically in your address book.

As part of the Concierge Address Book Service, customers can also send addresses to Minted in any format - from Excel files to envelopes. Minted then creates the customer’s online address book for free.

More Ways Minted Makes It Easy

As in holiday seasons past, Minted will offer a curated collection of award-winning holiday card designs created by independent artists from around the world, along with beautifully-designed coordinating envelopes and a variety of premium paper and printing techniques, including foil press and letterpress. New luxurious details include vellum overlays, custom foil, and pre-lined envelopes.

Other ways Minted makes it easier to select, customize and send holiday cards:

The “Find It Fast” feature enables customers to upload and preview their photos in every card in Minted’s collection; , complete the look and elevate your envelope; Custom design services, personalize your greeting, colors, fonts, shapes and more to make it uniquely your own this holiday season.

10 Years of Independent Design

To celebrate 10 years of fresh and exclusive independent design, Minted customers will receive a free foil-pressed art calendar gift with their holiday card purchases. The designs featured in this 2019 calendar represent unique products that Minted has built together with the public’s votes, and the careers of independent artists around the world that Minted customers have helped support.

About Minted

Minted is the destination for unique, high quality products, designed by independent artists and curated by consumers. Using its unique crowdsourcing model, Minted consumers are empowered to vote for the designs they love and want to see sold, ensuring a collection of continuously fresh and trend-forward designs. The winning designs are manufactured and fulfilled through Minted’s production capabilities, enabling artists from around the world to share and sell their work, while letting Minted do the rest. Since launch in 2007, the company has rapidly expanded its crowdsourcing model to offer consumers new categories, including wall art, textiles, digital content and home decor, as well as new retail channels through its licensing and wholesale partnerships. Fueling this expansion, Minted has raised $90M since launch and is funded by Benchmark Capital, IDG Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Technology Crossover Ventures as well as angel investors. For more information, visit www.minted.com, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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CONTACT: Minted Public Relations

Courtney Grinnell

courtney.grinnell@minted.com

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