"So Long, Sad Walls!"
About a week or so I was contacted by Minted to see if I'd like to work with them on a product review (and giveaway). I have been aware of Minted for awhile. There are some stunning wedding invitations on Minted, birthday invitation, party supplies, journals, stationary, and occasion cards, however I wasn't in need of any of those items. As I kept browsing I found out that they also offer Wall Art Prints! In December we moved from Maine to Virginia and have realized that we have more open wall space. A LOT more open wall space, and all the walls are an off-white color. Can you say BORING?! Minted was awesome and sent a 16" x 20" limited edition, unframed art print titled "Cherry Blossom Tree" by artist Niniane Wang to help with our bare wall conundrum. I figured since we're super close to Washington DC and have been loving Spring, what better way to celebrate our move than by hanging up Cherry Blossom art!
Now, the last time I bought any sort of art print was while I was visiting DC several years ago and was at an art museum. (I still have it too and it hangs by my stairs.) I really have no idea what I'm looking for as far as quality and archival abilities go, but Minted seems to have it down so you don't have to worry about it. They also ship FAST.
"Minted's Art Prints are printed on museum-quality cotton rag archival paper with archival pigment ink. The result is a stunning, museum quality print with rich and vibrant colors. This paper and print method is used on all Art Prints. For protection, each Art Print is shipped in an acid-free and lignin-free sleeve." ~ Minted
And, because it's a limited addition print (only 1,000 made in that particular size), you know you're going to have a relatively "rare" piece of quality art hanging in your home! I have to admit I was a little wary about how these prints would be mailed. I'm used to things arriving in tubs, and this creates a slight problem because it takes forever to flatten them out. Minted however places your print in a lignin-free and acid-free sleeve packaged inside a sturdy cardboard envelope with two additional pieces of cardboard to make sure the print stays flat and wrinkle-free.
What I thought was a super awesome touch was the card of authenticity that was included with the print, and a little thank you note from the artist. I can't wait to get the print up on my walls. I was hoping to have a photo ready for ya'll with it hanging up, but we just haven't had the chance to go out and buy a frame. However, I promise you that the print looks EXACTLY like it does on the Minted website which is AWESOME. There wasn't a difference in color at all. It's nice to know that if you're going to buy something you can't see in person, it's going to look the way it's meant to once you get it into your home. Definitely a place I would order more Wall Art from, and the next time I need some snazzy invitations or cards, I'm definitely checking out their site FIRST.
"I am overjoyed that you've chosen my artwork. Thank you with all my heart!" ~ Niniane
Make sure you take the time to find Minted on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Minted also has an Inspiration Wedding Board Challenge going on where they are giving away $4,000 worth of Minted goodies! There are weekly winners through 4/29 so if you're interested you'd better get a move on.
Additionally, Minted is also offering my DealPeddler readers a giveaway for a $65 Minted Credit! This credit is enough for a 11"x14" or 11"x11" non-personalized art print. You'll be able to enter the giveaway [HERE] once it is live. Giveaway is open to legal residents of the USA who are 18+ and complete the mandatory entries. Giveaway will run for approximately 1 week.
*I received the product(s) mentioned above free of charge from Minted in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% mine. See Disclosure Policy.