Here’s the current top-rated Save the Date card on Minted. This caught my eye not only because of the simple but great design….
But, because of the unique interior design options! I love the idea of being able to post some fun pictures inside along with the ability to include short paragraphs of information about them and I really love the time line idea!
Minted is truly a unique wedding invitation company. Our Wedding Plus has been affiliated with several wedding invitations companies since we started in 2007, but we have found that Minted is significantly different from the rest because of the way they get their designs and decide which ones to sell. They use “crowd-sourcing” to pick the designs that they actually sell on their site and all their designs come from hundreds of independent designers from around the world.
So how does this work? They are continuously holding design competitions in which independent designers from around the world enter their designs, then you, their customer vote on the designs. Minted literally gets thousands of design entries and have thousands of people voting. There is a whole community out there that you can be a part of that interact in a social network. When I was writing this, since 2008 they had: 66 Challenges – 45,812 designs – 111,484 comments – 3,266,345 votes cast. Watch this video to get a good idea about how Minted operates:
So if you didn’t know about Minted and you are a designer, always had a hidden desire to design, or are just interested in stationary design go check out Minted’s Design Challenge page you can interact with hundreds of people like you, you can vote on designs that Minted will sell on their site, and if you submit designs, you may wind up make a living at doing what you love! You can start off by checking out their Leaderboard page to see what is trending. The top rated designs, designers, and commenters are all ranked on this site in real time. It’s pretty cool!
By the way Minted.com is set-up, you can be sure to find not only truly unique designs, but ones that have been through the scrutiny of thousands of people just like you so the ones that are sold on the site are the best.
Here are a couple of winning wedding invitations from a couple of their recent design challenges held this last fall.
Okay, I’m sure by now you are interested in checking out Minted. So, what about the wedding invitation give away mentioned in the title of this post? Minted is currently running their 3rd Annual Wedding Invitation Give Away! One lucky entrant will win $500 in Minted credit each week until March 9th, good towards all Minted wedding stationery. All you have to do is click on this link: Wedding Invitation Giveaway, and enter your information by mid-night (Pacific Time) on March 8th, 2012. So, go check them out and let us know about your experience with Minted!