Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Funny Christmas Cards | 2016 Holiday Collection

This set of funny holiday cards is sure to spark a smile from all who receive them! Focusing on a "naughty or nice theme", and of these humorous Christmas card designs are a great way to show off your children's personalities.

Nice for Now features the cheeky phrase "on the nice list... at least for now" over your child's full bleed holiday photo. Available at Zazzle.com
funny christmas cards

Both Lists is a funny holiday card featuring a full bleed photo of your pet or family. Available exclusively at Minted.com

funny christmas cards for minted

Behavior Report is a funny take on the family newsletter Christmas card in an infographic style, featuring categories like "cookies consumed" and "conduct. Available exclusively at Minted.com

family newsletter christmas card

Nice Until Proven Naughty is perfect for the family with little ones that might not always be on the "nice list". Available at Zazzle.com
funny holiday photo cards

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Birth Announcement Christmas Cards | 2016 Holiday Collection

With Baby Brown due any day now, I thought it would be appropriate to kick off the holiday card collection by introducing some of my favorite Christmas birth announcements. The wording on many of these holiday cards can be adjusted to work for a "Baby's First Christmas" or as a Christmas themed pregnancy announcement.

 Joy to Our World is a sweet and simple typographic birth announcement embellished with a sprig of holly. This versatile design is also available as a multi photo Christmas card, or in a portrait orientation. Available exclusively through Minted.com
joy to our world holiday photo card

Little Snowflake is a foil pressed birth announcement featuring your newborn's photo embellished with real gold foil snowflakes. This elegant design could also double as a Christmas card! Available exclusively through Minted.com

Perfect Gift features the phrase "every good and perfect gift is from above" - making it a sweet Christmas birth announcement with a religious touch. Available at Zazzle.com
holiday newborn photo cards

Merriest Little Christmas features three photos of your newborn and is embellished with hand painted pine boughs and berries. It also comes as a single photo design! Available exclusively through Minted.com
christmas birth announcements for Minted

More the Merrier is a simple full bleed photo card - the perfect way to announce your pregnancy at Christmas! It also makes a great holiday birth announcement. Available at Zazzle.com
pregnancy announcement christmas cards

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Monday, October 10, 2016

2016 Holiday Collection by Banter & Charm

The weather is finally cooling off (at least here in Michigan), and fall is in full swing. Which means now is the perfect time to think Christmas cards and holiday party invitations!

Banter & Charm's holiday collection is going to work a little different this year. With a baby due by the end of the month, and maternity leave starting October 15, I'm skipping the custom holiday card collection for Banter & Charm. But, I still have tons of gorgeous designs available to order through my storefronts at Minted and Zazzle! My 2016 Holiday card collection is actually bigger than ever, and I'll be sharing my favorite Christmas cards and photo cards over the next few weeks.

christmas theme birth announcement photo card

You can visit the holiday photo card page on Banter & Charm's site to get a preview of the collection, but make sure to check back later since we'll be adding more designs.

just married christmas photo cards

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Let It Snow Winter Party Invitations for Minted

This "Let it Snow" theme party invitation is great way to celebrate your child's winter birthday! Or customize the wording to make it a fun sledding party invite or a holiday cocktail party invitation.

winter party invites for minted

It's available in a variety of colors, from a wintry blue and gray
snowflake party invitations

To a festive red and white Christmas color scheme.
red and white Christmas invitation

Let it Snow is available exclusively through Minted. All images courtesy Minted.com
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Friday, September 2, 2016

Pumpkin Spice Fall Baby Shower Invitation for Minted

It may still be officially "summer", but in my world September marks the start of fall. And with fall comes all things pumpkin! This Pumpkin Spice theme baby shower invitation for Minted would be the perfect way to celebrate a mom-to-be at her autumn shower. The invites feature the phrase "Pumpkin spice and everything nice" accented with a pumpkin illustration.

fall baby shower

Put the finishing touches on your shower invitation with these matching custom postage stamps in the same pumpkin spice theme.

Or these pumpkin spice thank you stickers are the perfect way to tie in your shower decorations with the invitation design.

Pumpkin Spice is available exclusively through Minted. All images courtesy Minted.com
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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Wedding Stationery Guide: Sizing and Shapes

When browsing invitation designs, you will probably notice that most are available in a standard 5"x7" size  (also know as "A7" size). Although other sizes are certainly available, Banter & Charm follows tradition and offers all invitations and save the dates in the standard A7 size. Why? Well, there are a few reasons but the main one is envelopes.

While paper is easy to trim to different shapes and sizes, envelopes come in specific sizes. In order to offer a wide variety of colored envelopes and the pretty envelope liners that go along with them, it's best to stick to the standard sizes available.

An A7 size invitation (along with its inserts) will fit perfectly inside an A7 envelope. If you decide to go with an inner/outer envelope set, or if you add a backing layer or pocketfolder to your invitation suite, you'll need to up-size to the A7.5 envelope for your outer mailing envelope. Since this is a less common size, it's only available in a Fluorescent White or Pearl White cotton with a pointed flap.
You may also want to up-size to A7.5 if you have many inserts in your invitation suite, especially if they're printed on double thick 220# paper.

Our 4bar response card fits inside the 4bar size envelope (5.125"x3.625").

Additional sizes are available for items that aren't mailed individually: Insert cards are offered in A6 size, A2 size, 4bar size, and Mini size (business card sized). We also offer a 2" square size that can be used as a seal or favor tag, and a 3.875"x 9.25" size for programs and menus.

You can add a unique finish to your stationery without changing the size by choosing a die cut shape!

A custom die is used to trim the paper into various shapes. Standard options are shown below, but custom shapes are available.

Check back soon to learn more about the customization options available at Banter & Charm!
You can find all the posts in this series here: The Wedding Stationery Guide

Monday, August 29, 2016

Halloween Baby Shower Invitation for Minted: Peek A Boo

Expecting a fall baby means I've been extra inspired to create unique autumn and Halloween themed invitations and announcements this year. Peek A Boo is probably my favorite - this adorable baby shower invitation is perfect for a mom-to-be's baby shower that falls around Halloween time.

Halloween baby shower invitations

And how cute is this matching Halloween costume thank you card?

Peek A Boo is available exclusively through Minted. All images courtesy Minted.com
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