Gear Girl: Stylish Holiday Photo Cards

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Holiday card season is here, and with it a brand new selection of gorgeous layouts and designs to compliment your family photos.I've gathered up some of my favorite style-savvy card companies (and coupon codes!) to get you started.Now to find a family photo with everyone smiling....

Minted: Minted never fails to disappoint with innovative layouts and eye-catching designs. New this year are foil-pressed card which add a special sparkle to your holiday photos. From flat and folded to scalloped and rounded, Minted also offers 16 different card shapes and styles to make yours stand out in the stack. Their easy-to-use online system allows you to upload a family photos and see it in various different designs in seconds. I love the whimsical Family Fun design (top right) that allows you to position a halo, antlers and Santa cap right onto your children's heads. Check out some of our other favorite designs below and save 10% on your order with the code "MOMTRENDS10"(valid until 12/8 only)

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Paper Culture: As you might expect, Paper Culture cards come printed on amazing card stock. Paper that makes you stop and notice the quality. This year they are offering double and triple thick paper, some of the heaviest in the industry!New for 2013 are Paper Culture's Jumbo Cards that measure in at 8.9" x 3.9". Don't have time to hand-address a hundred cards? Upload your address book and use Paper Culture's free address-and-mail option -- all you pay for is the stamp. Plus, Paper Culture cards are printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper and for every order placed, Paper Culture plants a new tree in a national forest. Sending out holiday cards never looked - or felt - so good.

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Vistaprint: You may be familiar with Vistaprint for their business cards and other marketing products, but they also have a beautiful selection of holiday photo cards. Moms are all about multi-tasking and some of my favorite cards from Vistaprints send your holiday greeting while also announcing a recent milestonesuch as the birth of a child, marriage or move. I also love their collection of handmade-ish holiday cards with the look of chalk art, Washi tape and other craftiness that I don't possess. Holiday cards at Vistaprint are 50% off through the end of the year!

Mixbook: It's enough work to get the photo card together without having to write out a holiday letter too....but, sometimes, there are important details to pass along, milestones to mention, adorable kid-quotes that must be told. I love Mixbook's collection of "Year in Review" cards to provide photos of your family plus some key tidbits - all in one tidy package. Until Wednesday, December 4, get 30-50% off everything on the site, plus free ground shipping with the code "CYBERSHP".

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Tiny Prints: Rebecca Minkoff's designs are usually gracing runways and boutique racks, but this holiday season, Minkoff lends her design talents to a collection of special holiday collection of photo cards, address labels, gift tags and thank you notesat Tiny Prints (see top row below.) Plus, Tiny Prints makes it easy to choose a style of card you like and then adjust the trim (square, rounded, scalloped, etc.), number of photos (one? three? five?) and paper style (matte, glossy, shimmer) - making it simple to design the style of card you want.

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Clever Cards: Looking for something truly simple? CleverCards may be the perfect fit for you. Connect it to your Facebook account and it uploads the birthdays of all your contacts plus photos (though you can upload your own pics too). You can personalize cards for the holidays or any occasion (birthday, graduation, new baby and more). You can send a physical printed cards through CleverCards for just $2.99 plus postage or unlimited digital cards via Facebook, text, or email -- for FREE!So you could create and send out holiday photo cards to all your Facebook friends, work colleagues, and digitally-inclined family members while you're waiting for your kid's doctor's appointment or riding the train home. Cheers to you, time-saver.

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Are you loving the flash of foil this year? Charmed by the crafty chalk art typography? Excited about "Year in Review" cards? What's your favorite holiday card style?Leave us a link in the comment below!

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