Over the holidays, we received a number of cards from the company, "Minted."  The designs were original, elegant, and expertly printed.  In fact, one was even foil-pressed with real gold and silver foil.  Turns out, Minted isn't your typical generic site with computer generated designs.  It's an online marketplace encompassing the work of thousands of independent artists and designers. The company crowdsources art and graphic design through open monthly challenges that the public votes on.  The winning entries are then produced into stationery, wall art, and decor.

Minted was founded in 2007 with the simple idea of showcasing creative, yet inaccessible talent from around the world.  Along with cards, the company has expanded into the art and home décor business offering great gift items like stationary sets, room signs and an art collection with unique decor like 

Alphabet shapes with your child's photo and initial....

Custom wall art....

and family trees!