|***CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR $50 MINTED GIFT CARD WINNER: ANDREA L.***|
(I will email you with details about your prize. Thanks for participating everyone!)
|All photos in this blog post are by David Lim at our home in Singapore (Caribbean at Keppel Bay).|
|My personal favorite photo.|
David Lim is a father of three gorgeous girls and a pretty well-known photographer in Singapore. We didn't want to spend a lot of money on a photo session, but wanted someone who could capture some moments for us during our time here. For about $200 (Singapore dollars), David will come to your home (or location you chose for an outdoor session), photograph your family, give you a few printed images, as well as your other images on a CD. We really liked working with David because he has an "eye" for great lighting, location, and works pretty quickly. We did an outdoor session at our condo, and because of the heat in Singapore, we didn't want to shoot for any longer than an hour. If you know the Saighs, we tend to sweat... a LOT! David photographed us in so many different locations, captured photos of Linna by herself, Linna with AJ, Linna with me, as well as photos of the three of us together. You can also have a photo session in his studio if you can't take the heat. We are very pleased with his quick turn-around, and the results of our photos!
Since we were also happy with the final results of our holiday greeting cards last year, we decided to once again use Minted. I am a big fan of their variety/selection, and we literally just popped one of the family photos David Lim took of us in Singapore into the template, and POOF... our holiday cards are completed! I wish I had the creativity and patience to make my own holiday cards, but Minted is enough DIY for this mom this year! For as little as about $.85 per card (prices go up from there), and about 15 minutes of your time, you can have your holiday cards made, ordered, and shipped to your home. The card stock is a really thick paper, so you don't have to worry about your holiday cards looking "cheap". You can have your return address printed on the envelope too. I'm willing to pay a little bit extra for convenience and simplicity around the holidays:)
|Our holiday greeting card by Minted from last year.|
Linna was only three months old in this photo!
I can't wait to have our holiday cards arrive at our home in Minnesota, so I can get them out EARLY this year! I know it's just past Halloween, but that means we're getting closer to the holiday season:)
|Love her face.|
YOU can win a $50 Minted gift card, just in time for the holidays! Simply become a "follower" of the Minnesota Baby blog (you must do this in order to be eligible to win), and comment on this blog post (below) telling us what your plans are for holiday cards this year (are you planning on sending them out?, do you even do photo cards?, etc.). It's that easy! One winner will be selected at random on November 15th. Good luck!