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minkcards

holiday photo cards, save the date + baby announcements

Seattle, Washington · 1442 Sales

minkcards

holiday photo cards, save the date + baby announcements

Seattle, Washington 1442 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(395)

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Note from shop owner Welcome to Mink. Truth be told, we all need a little vacation now and then. Not to worry, we'll return on Monday, January 4, 2016.

Please note: If you have placed an order, you will receive your order as expected.

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Last updated on Mar 22, 2016

Welcome to Mink. Truth be told, we all need a little vacation now and then. Not to worry, we'll return on Monday, January 4, 2016.

Please note: If you have placed an order, you will receive your order as expected.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Paige Rieckhoff

Paige Rieckhoff on Dec 15, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

This is the second year in a row that I have used minkcards for my Christmas cards and once again, I love them. The store is great to work with, very flexible and up front, and delivers quickly.

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About

our story.

Mink is the online mecca for fabulous photo cards and seriously hip stationery. We create hip cards for all of life's happy moments, including save the dates, wedding invitations, birth announcements, shower invitations, holidays and more.

Truth be told, few moments are more fabulous to you than the bold step of becoming husband and wife, the blissful birth of your baby, or even the 10th anniversary of your 29th birthday. Capturing those moments should be, in your eyes, perfection. That's why each Mink card is 100% custom designed. LOVE!

So how does this work you ask? At Mink, your personal design guru will craft your undeniably hip card. You can choose from a ton of hot hues, and an insane range of options - the possibilities are endless. In case decisions leave you feeling dazed and confused, don't fret. We've got your back. The most fabulous part? Everything's included. No hidden fees. No fine print. That rocks!

At Mink, we believe it's important to take time to ooh and ah life's fabulous moments with a dazzling keepsake you can treasure for years to come. If you have yet to discover the fabulousness of Mink, you should. Really.

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  • Melody

    Owner, Mink Founder + Design Guru

    Mink is a labor of love born out of Melody's deep desire to create something pretty.

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Last updated on October 13, 2014
Welcome to Mink...we create hip cards for happy moments.
Each Mink card is 100% custom designed. Your colors. Your words. Your moments.


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O R D E R I N G • P R O C E S S
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If you're shopping with Mink for the first time, here's what you can expect:

• After you complete your purchase, an email will be sent to you within 1 business day that contains instructions for completing Mink's "customizeIt" design form. The design form is where you will provide your wording, make custom color and font selections, and upload your photo(s).

• Your first complimentary digital proof will arrive by email 2 business days after we receive your completed design form.

• Let us know what you think. Love it! Like it? We’re happy to fiddle and fine-tune, and send a second complimentary digital proof to arrive within 1 business day.

• Once you provide your stamp of approval, your fabulous Mink cards ship FedEx Overnight and arrive within 3 business days. That rocks!

PLEASE NOTE: Orders enter the print production queue the first business day following the receipt of your print approval. All orders take one business day to print, ship FedEx Overnight the second business day, for a third business day arrival. A 3-business day delivery is our goal, not our guarantee, as unforseen print production delays can occur.


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P R I C I N G • O P T I O N S
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Mink cards are priced by quantity and include your choice between FRESH matte, MODERN pearl or LUXE ultrathick paper styles, double-sided printing, white envelopes, and FREE FedEx Overnight Shipping for orders over 100.

Each is listing is for the minimum order of 25 cards printed on FRESH matte paper style. Detailed pricing for larger quantities and paper upgrades can be found in the listing for each item in our shop. For larger quantities, please contact us and we will be delighted to assist you with your order.

• All Mink cards are flat, double-sided cards (folded cards available upon request)
• Minimum order of 25 cards, sold in increments of 10 thereafter.
• All orders ship FedEx Overnight for $7.95
• Orders over 100 cards ship FREE FedEx Overnight


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C U S T O M I Z A T I O N S
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We are thrilled to provide you with beautiful, custom-made stationery. To that end, we offer an array of complimentary customizations.

FONTS
• Any font type and size featured by Mink is available to you, at no additional charge. For additional information on our available font options, click here: http://www.minkcards.com/how-it-works/font-options/

COLORS
• Any color featured by Mink is available to you, at no additional charge. For additional information on our available color options, click here: http://www.minkcards.com/how-it-works/color-options/

• If you’re in need of a specific color, we’re happy to provide a custom RBG color match. Simply note your request in the "Additional Notes" field when customizing your card. *Please note all computer monitors display color differently and there is no guarantee for precise color matching.

BACK PANEL DESIGNS
• Any of the four back panel designs formats featured by Mink are available to you, at no additional charge. These include solid color, pattern, text OR 1-3 photos.

1. The colors and fonts used for the back panel design will be coordinated to the colors and fonts featured on the front.

2. All back panel designs featuring text will have a solid color background.

3. Photo back panels can include (a) 1 photo as full-bleed or smaller, (b) 2 small photos, or (c) 3 small photos.

4. Please note back panel photos submitted with different orientations will be formatted as "square".

5. We can also add 1-2 brief lines of text to a photo back panel design. Simply note your request in the "Additional Notes" field when customizing your card.

6. To maintain the professional integrity of Mink's printed product, the front and back panels of your card will be printed in the same orientation.

7. Feel free to provide detailed instructions regarding your back panel design in the customization section during your order process.

8. The Mink logo appears on the back of all printed products, with the exception of wedding invitations, and cannot be removed.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not provide bespoke design services (i.e. designs created from scratch or that do not already exist in our shop.) Rather, you may purchase an existing design template and customize your wording, colors, fonts. Please contact us directly regarding any request for layout adjustments.


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P R O O F • A P P R O V A L
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At Mink, your personal design guru will craft your undeniably hip card. Your first complimentary digital proof will arrive by email 2 business days after we receive your completed design form. Simply reply to the email with your requests for changes or your approval. If needed, we’re happy to send a second complimentary digital proof. Thereafter, each additional proof will be provided for a $15 design fee. Be assured, we never print an order without your approval.

PLEASE NOTE: Each revision can take up to 1 business day for turn-around, so please try to request your revisions at once in order to achieve the perfect card as soon as possible.

Please check your design carefully for any spelling or punctuation errors. MINK IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ERRORS NOTICED AFTER FINAL PROOF APPROVAL.


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D E S I G N • P R E V I E W
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At Mink, a professional design guru will personally craft your custom card from start to finish. As such, your personal customizations will not be reflected in the product preview image as you complete your purchase. Rather, we ask that you leave the hard work to us. Your custom card will be professionally typeset, with adjustments made to the placement of design elements to suit your photo. If you have any special requests, please let us know in the "Additional Notes" field, or call 888.381.3874 to speak with us directly.

Having a hard time deciding between designs? We are happy to place your photo in up to 3 design samples prior to your purchase, free of charge, to help you determine which one makes your heart go aflutter. Keep in mind, the design samples will only feature your photo, as your personal customizations are performed after your purchase. Please send an email with the name of 1-3 designs, along with your attached photos to hello [!at] minkcards.com and we will be delighted to assist you.


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P A P E R • Q U A L I T Y
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We’re beyond excited to offer the most luxurious paper styles available – FRESH matte, MODERN pearl, and LUXE ultrathick. Trust us - they’re yummy!

F R E S H • matte
• For your hip and haute moments. This smooth, vivid finish is deliciously cool.
• 130# paper
• 30% recycled content

M O D E R N • pearl
• Looking for a little razzle dazzle? This subtle iridescent shimmer is delicately dramatic.
• 110# paper
• FSC-certified

L U X E • ultrathick
• When only the best will do. It's twice-as-thick and utterly stunning.
• 250# paper
• Recyclable


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P A P E R • S A M P L E S
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Mink's Paper Styles sample pack includes one printed sample of our 3 luxurious paper styles - FRESH matte, MODERN pearl, and LUXE ultrathick, along with a printed sample of our HIP Color Options chart for only $5.00. This provides the opportunity to evaluate the quality, look and finish of each of our luxurious papers, while the color chart provides the opportunity to evaluate each color as it appears when printed.

Design specific samples are available for wedding invitations only. Photo card samples will include an assortment of our featured designs. If you have questions about a specific design sample, please contact hello [!at] minkcards.com or call 888.381.3874 to speak with us directly.

Your sample request will be processed within 2 business days of your order. Samples ship via USPS at no additional charge. Please allow 2-5 business days for delivery.

Please note samples will not reflect your personal customizations.

To order paper samples, click here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/74593248/add-on-paper-samples


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C A R D S • S T A T I O N E R Y
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White 65# envelopes are included with each card & stationery order. Due to random irregularities in paper, you may find a few extra cards or envelopes in your order. There is no charge for these additional pieces. At this time, we are unable to order additional envelopes or pre-order envelopes.

All Mink cards measure 5"x7" or 5"x5" as noted in the product description, with the exception of Thank You Notecards and Moving Announcements that measure 4.25"x5.5", and Wedding Enclosure Cards that measure 4"x5". Futhermore, all Mink cards are double-sided, flat cards. However, we are happy to provide a folded card format for an additional $.65 per card. Please contact customer service directly at hello [!at] minkcards.com or call 888.381.3874 and we will be delighted to assist you with a folded card order.


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R E T U R N • A D D R E S S • L A B E L S
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Mink Return Address Labels can be completely customized to coordinate with your cards by using the same fonts, colors, and design elements. Our Rectangle Return Address Labels measure 1.375" x 3.5" and are priced per box of 50. (One box of 50 @ $22.50; two+ boxes of 50 @ $16.50 each.) Please contact customer service directly at hello [!at] minkcards.com or call 888.381.3874 and we will be delighted to assist you with a Return Address Labels order.


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P H O T O • S U B M I S S I O N
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1. Currently we accept photos that are 10 MB or less in the following photo formats: .jpg, .gif, .png, .bmp and .tiff.

2. Always send the original photo from your digital camera, shot in the highest resolution your camera will support. Optimal resolution for a 5x7 photo is 1500x2100 at 300 ppi/dpi. The term ppi or dpi, refers to the number of pixels (photo) per inch. The lower ppi or dpi means the printer will print fewer pixels (or photo) per inch, which will negatively impact the quality of your printed card.

3. Please avoid cropping your photos. Submitting the original photo format will ensure we have the greatest flexibility when placing your photo. If you have specific instructions regarding the placement of your photo, feel free to include those requests in the additional notes when uploading your photo.

4. When submitting photos for a back panel design, it's best to submit photos with the same orientation to avoid cropping. As such, full bleed panels will be printed in same orientation. Please note multiple photos submitted with different orientations will be formatted as "square" on the back panel.

5. Please keep in mind when we print a card, photos that print to the edge of a card will be cropped up to 1/8 of an inch on each side. For this reason, it's important to submit photos that do not contain important elements within this 1/8 inch of a margin, because they will not appear on your final printed card.

6. Mink does not offer extensive photo editing such as photoshop backgrounds or taking out stains on a shirt. However, we will crop, eliminate red eye, brighten, sharpen, or convert to black and white or sepia at no additional charge. If you have specific instructions regarding your photo, or would like us to convert your photo to Black and White, feel free to include those requests in the additional notes when uploading your photo.

7. Please note: If you choose to proceed with a photo that Mink has advised against and you are unhappy with the final product, we will not offer a refund.


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P R I N T I N G • T E C H N I Q U E
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All Mink products are printed with the highest quality digital offset printing press available. Digital offset printing is the latest technology in the color printing industry. This technique utilizes liquid press ink and delivers bright, long-lasting colors.


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S H I P P I N G
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Every Mink order ships FedEx Overnight for only $7.95 and arrives 3 business days after final proof approval. That rocks! The most fabulous part? Every order over 100 cards ships FREE. Please note unclaimed packages will be returned by FedEx after 3 business days and will be charged a $25.00 service fee for re-delivery.

NOTE: We do not ship to P.O. Boxes or APO/FPO addresses.


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I N T E R N A T I O N A L • O R D E R S
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At this time, we are unable to process international orders through our website. If you live in Canada or Australia and would like to place an order, please contact us directly at hello [!at] minkcards.com and we will be delighted to provide you with a shipping quote and provide assistance in placing an order.


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C O N T A C T • U S
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Answers to most of your burning questions can be found in our FAQ. Still stumped? Contact mink at hello [!at] minkcards.com or call 888.381.3974. We love to chat.

Mink Business Hours:
Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm PST
*we are closed on Saturday & Sunday and all major holidays*

Mink Cards LLC
2012 | All Rights Reserved

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Paypal is the preferred form of payment. If your payment is not received within 3 days of purchase, you will be contacted and your order may be canceled.

Please note we reserve the right to refuse service when deemed necessary.
Shipping
• S H I P P I N G •

Every Mink order ships FedEx Overnight for only $7.95 and arrives 3 business days after final proof approval. That rocks! The most fabulous part? Orders over 100 cards ships FREE.

• Note international orders to Canada ship via FedEx 2-day International for a flat fee of $35. Shipping to other countries is not available at this time.

• Please note unclaimed packages will be returned by FedEx after 3 business days and will be charged a $25.00 service fee for re-delivery.

NOTE: We do not ship to P.O. Boxes or APO/FPO addresses.
Refunds and Exchanges
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If you decide to cancel your order before we have created your proof, we are happy to refund your purchase minus a $10 processing fee. If you decide to cancel your order after we have created your proof, we are happy to refund your order minus a $35 processing fee. Please note, there is a $35 design fee to change your choice of design template after we've created a proof. Once you have provided proof approval, we are unable to change or cancel your order. If you need to make a change to your printed order, we are happy to assist you with a discounted reorder. Please contact us directly at orders [!at] minkcards.com or 888.381.3874 to place a reorder.


• R E T U R N • P O L I C Y •

We are confident you will be happy with the quality of your custom Mink products. To ensure 100% satisfaction, please take great care in reviewing your proof for inaccuracies, spelling and punctuation errors. Mink is not responsible for errors noticed after final proof approval.

However, in the event that:

• You are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact us within 5 days of receiving your order, and we will be happy to arrange to reprint your order.
• An error is made by Mink, please accept our apologies and be assured that we will remedy the error as quickly as possible. You will be given the option of a complimentary reprint, full refund, credit towards a future purchase, or complete exchange for your order. We request that you return the original order, and a full refund will be issued as soon as we receive the shipment.
• You decide to proceed with a photo that Mink has recommended against and you are unhappy with the final product, we will not offer a refund.
• We reserve the right to reject any returned orders or exchanges that do not meet these conditions.

If you are unhappy with your order, please be sure to speak with us directly so we have an opportunity to reach a happy outcome. Customer service is very important to us, as-is our positive feedback.
Additional policies and FAQs
* Please note, all computer monitors display color differently. Therefore, it is not possible to guarantee the image you see is an accurate representation of how the card will look once printed.