Last year at Alt Summit conference in Salt Lake City I won a $500 gift certificate to Minted. In case you aren't in the know, "Minted connects you with the best independent artists to bring you endlessly fresh, truly unique art, stationery, and home décor you won't find anywhere else." Minted is a brilliant company that features incredibly talented artists. I was gobsmacked they drew my business card out of everyone who entered the giveaway. Cut to a year later (a few weeks ago) when said gift certificate was about to expire. The one caveat of the gift certificate was that it has to be used all in one go. Once I started picking out favorites, I realized my $500 was going to go quickly. But I finally managed to edit down my favorites and compiled a nice array of Minted treasures.
I added to my stationary collection with some personalized notecards. Since Valentine's day is almost upon us I decided to treat my best girlfriends to some adorable Galentine's Day cards. And who doesn't need more striped straws? I took my art collection to a whole new level with some images that really spoke to me. The big ticket item was the dalmatian curtains I picked out for my living room. I have two big picture windows that are in dire need of some privacy. I even managed to treat my Mom to a framed piece of art by one of her favorite local artists.
As the items I selected have started to arrive, I'm over the moon about my selection and so grateful to Minted. If you're looking to treat yourself or spoil a friends or family, remember, Minted has you covered.