Make a christmas card as an Ethereum Token in 30 seconds, for free! Send it to your loved ones

The holiday spirit is in the air and the Mintable team wants to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a big happy holidays!

Happy holidays!

This is a guide on how to Mint Christmas Cards using Mintable.app.

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Christmas Card made at mintable.app

Why do I want to make a Christmas card?

  • You can make it for free
  • Transfer it to anyone easily — Give the gift!
  • You can put anything on it — customize your gift!
  • You will always have it — forever
  • You can make a hundred and give them all out!
  • You can include a gift within the card — be creative!
  • and you can do it all from you phone!
  • ….and its free! Why not????

How to mint your first Christmas Card Smart contract with Mintable.app

You need an Ethereum wallet to mint an item with Mintable. You can use the following browsers and wallets:

  • Brave
  • Chrome w/ Metamask
  • Firefox w/ metamask
  • Mobile Wallets: Trust wallet, Status, Coinbase wallet

Step 1:

Go to https://mintable.app/create and click ‘guide me’.

Step 2:

Enter the name of your contract, the symbol for your contract, and click next.

Here I’ve entered:

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Name: Christmas Cards for my family

Symbol: View you card at Mintable.app/manager/ (this is so that people who have this item in their wallet will see where to view it)

TokenURI (aka your link): A direct image link to an image I want to use — or- a link to anything else you want (such as an API, or IPFS).

Step 3:

Add metadata. This can be anything you want. A personal message, or maybe nothing. Each new card you make can have new metadata.

So if you are making a card for your Father, the metadata might look like this:

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He doesn’t even have a wallet ;((((

Step 4:

Review and submit

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Oops — no wallet connected so I can’t proceed

If you see this page — you need to have an ethereum wallet unlocked and opened.

Once you have your wallet connected — you’ll see this:

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Submitting my transaction to create my cards

Step 5: Email yourself a copy of the receipt

  • You’ll get a copy of everything you’ve done in your email.
  • Your ABI code for the contract
  • your transaction Hash (literally your receipt)
  • links to view your newly made item
  • and more.
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Here is all my info — lets save that in my email as well.

Mint more cards within the same contract

So now you have a christmas cards contract, but you want to add more cards, one for your sister, one for your mother, and one for a friend. How do you do this?

Go to the Manager page for your contract

Take your contract address from the email you got, or find the contract address via etherscan.io for your newly made contract.

Now lets load the newly made Christmas cards into the Mintable manager — so that we can manage our card and mint more!

https://mintable.app/manager/0xce1280c69C0EeEacdfC0997DA1CF52214E02c2e8 is my contract’s address for the manager.

This is my card, you need to replace my address with the address of your newly made contract.

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How to mint a card
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Minting new cards in my contract

Transfering your card and giving it away

Take your contract address from the email you got, or find the contract address via etherscan.io for your newly made contract.

Now lets load the newly made Christmas cards into the Mintable manager — so that we can manage our card and send it to our dad!

https://mintable.app/manager/0xce1280c69C0EeEacdfC0997DA1CF52214E02c2e8 is my contract’s address for the manager.

This is my card, you need to replace my address with the address of your newly made contract.

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Make sure you get a copy for your keeping.

Email yourself a copy of the receipt

Or email the person receiving the token, so they have all the information they need!

Get a Early Supporter NFT that has a discount for life on it

We have opened the donation ability to support our development since we are not monetizing Mintable during the alpha.

You can donate to support us via the homepage. It’s all handled via smart contracts and naturally, we’ve minted a limited amount of commemorative digital items for our earliest supporters. Each one of the first 1,000 Mintable Donation Cards, get 100% off ALL SMART CONTRACT FEES on Mintable for life.

Later down the road during the beta (February) and the full launch (Summer time), there will be tons of new features and some of those features will cost a slight fee.

For example, if you want to upload a book on our API, you can do that, but it’s just $2. That’s fairly cheap right?

If you have a lot of erc-721s that you want you sell on our exchange in the Beta, it would be worth it to have 100% no fees, so you don’t have to pay $3 to list an item. (Example if you are selling game items and you have 100 items, that would be $300 in fees you would reduce.)

Finally — all these cards are sellable and tradeable on any ERC-721 exchange you want, you own them! Do whatever you want with them.

How the discount works: Whenever you interact with our smart contracts if you own one of those cards, your fees will be discounted the amount on the card. If you have a 100% discount card there will be zero fees on your transaction. (except normal gas costs we can’t help that).

Use the alpha!

If you haven’t minted your own ERC-721 yet… be sure to visit mintable.apptoday and have a try.

Website — https://mintable.app

Discord — https://discord.gg/fUEmc8d

Email — zach@mintable.app

Questions — just comment below or reach out on the site

Events — We will be at many events in the next coming weeks in Asia. If you are going to any of the asian blockchain conferences, please reach out to us and lets meet up!

Written by

Ethereum lover and founder of Mintable.app

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