Make Rooms Happier with Minted Custom Photo Gift Prints #Giveaway

This is Janice, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom, jumping in to the Back to School Giveaway fun with a super sweet giveaway from Minted. Minted provided review product and compensation but my opinions, words, and enthusiasm are all my own!

Back to School Giveaway Event

I get giddy.

I am not exaggerating when I say that having photos of my children on my walls makes me happier. Every time I walk by pictures of my kids, I smile inside a little more.

So you can imagine how excited I was when I unwrapped the print I had created at MintedI squealed with joy, as ecstatic as a toddler at Christmas.


I don’t just love this gift print. I adore it.

What Makes Minted Prints So Special

As a photographer, I take a lot of photos of my kids. And I have some incredible large portraits of them in our house.

But I hadn’t made a large print of me with my children.

Even when I started looking at designs at, I was planning on a photo of my kids. But then I found this design and it was perfect for a photo of me with my kids.



I love the clean, uncomplicated design. The simple words and artwork make the print just perfect. It really makes me happy every time I see it.

Perfect for Back to College

If you have a child heading off to college this year, a photo gift print for their dorm room or apartment will bring a sweet dose of home along.


There are so many options — it is wild! I spent hours looking through all the fabulous designs by Minted’s independent designers.

And if you are ordering a print for your college-bound baby, you might just want to make up a special one to keep at home for you too.

We can all use extra happy in our days!

My Tips for Choosing the Perfect Minted Custom Photo Gift Print

Designing your custom photo gift print is just that — designing. You have some fabulous help with the incredible options created by the Minted independent designers, but you still want to add your personal touch to your pieces.


First, take your time trying out different images with different designs. The image you want and the design that is your favorite might not be the best fit for each other. I ended up using a different image than I planned on using because I found a design I loved.

Second, consider colors and tones. Just like you need to find the right image for the right design, you also want to make sure that the colors work well together. I changed my image to black and white to make it work best with the design I chose.

Minted also gives you options to change your photo to black and white or sepia, and as well you can change the colors in the designs! So take your time and play. It is even more fun than a box of crayons!


Finally, don’t go too small. When I chose my review piece, I asked if I could get it in a 11×14″ size, since I know from experience that wall portraits need to be a substantial size.

A 5×7″ or 8×10″ is great for desk portraits, but if your print is hanging on a wall, you often want to go bigger. Of course, if you have a collection of prints filling a wall, then smaller works great too.

But with a unique piece of art like Minted’s prints, you probably want to have it stand out. So don’t be afraid to go big! Even a 11×14″ is quite small on a large wall. I hung my print on small section of wall in my hallway and so it fits well and doesn’t have any other photos competing with it.

Your Chance to Win…

Thanks to Minted, one of you is going to be very happy — we have a $100 gift certificate to to giveaway.


Enter More Back to School 2014 Giveaways

Here’s the list of Back to School 2014 Giveaways we’ve published so far… Check here daily for updates.


Don’t miss any of these giveaways. We’ll be updating our Back to School Giveaway Event 2014 post daily with new giveaways.

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Written by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom
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  1. says

    Give this a try: Next time a girl says: “Let’s go to the bar”, just
    say: “Aaaah, you want me drunk. This can include you body language the expression on your face. If you do not have any awesome interests then I suggest you do your best to find one fast.

  2. Melanie F says

    Oh I LOVE Minted… LOVE. We got out Christmas cards there last year & they turned out amazing. I especially lover their art prints & would LOVE to get some for our little bug one the way nursery! The key word today is “love.” Lol)

  3. Christine says

    I love the wedding inspired ideas… I have a niece and a nephew getting married next year and id love to get them something unique,

  4. Tracey says

    I love the photo gifts – I can’t choose a favorite – but I also love that they use independent artists’ designs as well as their own. It’s a wonderful way to personalize your precious memories.

  5. ACMommy says

    I like their Heart Snapshot photo art and the Love Location photo art!! Just love the uniqueness of these two!!

  6. marnie ward says

    My favorite product is “Birds of a Feather Flock Together”. I like it because the birds really do represent my family members and it is a cute way saying we are a team!

  7. Fiona N says

    My favorite item is the “eat sleep poop day planner, notebook, or address book”
    Thank You for the great giveaway

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