Kent State Alumna's Card Design in the Spotlight after Kelce Family Selects it for Holiday Greeting

There’s a Kent State alumna behind the card Jason and Kylie Kelce selected for their family’s 2023 holiday greeting: Megan Cash, ’13. She designed the festive plaid template “Madras” for design marketplace/online retailer Minted.

“The Kelce family went on Minted and chose my card out of a thousand different designs,” Cash said in an interview with Fox 8 Cleveland. “They worked with them to change the color to match the Philadelphia Eagles green.”

The Kelces’ customized card, featuring a photo of the couple and their three children, went viral after the family and Minted unveiled it just before Thanksgiving.

Kelce Family CArd
Design marketplace Minted and the Kelce Family teamed up for a 2023 holiday card photoshoot that celebrates the humor, joy and chaos of the holiday season. The Kelces selected “Madras”, a design by Minted artist Megan Cash which features a festive plaid and was customized to match the Eagles’ signature hue of green. Photographer credit: Stephanie Beatty.


Jason is center for the Philadelphia Eagles and one of People Magazine’s Sexiest Men of the Year 2023. His brother, Travis, is tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs and currently dating Taylor Swift. The brothers grew up in Northeast Ohio.

Cash, of Canton, OH, majored in visual communication design at Kent State. In an interview with the Canton Repository, she shared that she’s always loved art. She works full time at the J.M. Smucker Co., and pursues her artistic passion at night and on weekends. She has created 91 customizable items for Minted and has won 75 Minted awards.

Megan Cash holding printed designs
Photo courtesy of Megan Cash

"I'm so honored that the Kelce family chose my design and I absolutely love how Minted helped them to edit the green to match the Philadelphia Eagles," Cash told the Repository. "Being a designer and illustrator can be very challenging at times, but moments like this make all of the hard work worth it."

View more of Cash's work on her portfolio, or follow her on Instagram (@megancashdesign).

POSTED: Tuesday, November 28, 2023 03:05 PM
Updated: Monday, December 18, 2023 10:02 AM