Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Shutterfly Holiday Cards

Every year, as soon as Thanksgiving is over, I start thinking about our annual Christmas card photo. We always set up an amateur photo shoot in our house and try our best to get a good picture of my oldest. It usually takes about 100 shots, but we always end up with a great picture for our holiday card. I'm dreading this year, though, because this will be my youngest's first Christmas, which means I need to get a picture of both girls looking happy and adorable and at the camera at the exact same time. This is a nearly impossible task. What is comforting to know, however, is that after we finally get that photo, the process of getting our actual Christmas card designed, printed, and in our hands is super easy. That's because we use Shutterfly every year, and they are fantastic.

Go to the Shutterfly home page.

Shutterfly lets you create some pretty amazing things with your pictures, like photo books, cards and stationery, prints, posters, desk calendars (which make great gifts), and a whole slew of photo gifts. After my oldest's first birthday, I put together a Shutterfly photo book of her first year of life. It's 92 pages of pure cuteness and a treasured keepsake that we flip through frequently. I'm planning to make one for my youngest after her first birthday, as well. My sister makes a Shutterfly wall photo calendar every year for my father as a Christmas gift. She includes pictures of all of the grandchildren. He hangs it in his office and always looks forward to receiving it.

Another great thing about Shutterfly is that it's user-friendly. They make it easy to upload and organize photos. And every year I am amazed at how quickly my cards arrive after placing my order.

It's always so hard to choose from the wide selection of holiday cards that Shutterfly has to offer. So far I'm really loving this design for this year's card...

I like how simple and classic it is. And I was able to sort all the cards by color because brown is my favorite color. Now if I can only get my girls to smile and look at the camera like these two in the sample card, I'll be all set.

I need to tell you that I am being compensated for this blog post. I am receiving 50 free Shutterfly holiday cards for writing it. Please know that I would NEVER write a post about a service that I don't already use and know from experience is a top quality service.

If you are a blogger and are interested in the possibility of receiving 50 free holiday cards from Shutterfly, click here.


Naturally Carol said...

I am sure there will be at least one photo which will have them both smiling sweetly! The brown card looks very chic.

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

I love Shutterfly and use them for all of my photo printing and cards too. I just filled out the form. thanks!!!

Kindra-At Home With K said...

LOL I had to laugh about your comment about your kiddos smiling/looking at the camera. Boy, can we all relate!! I'll have to check out this offer. Thanks!

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

Gwen, glad you got in on the deal too! I'm sure your picture will be darling, whether the girls are looking at the camera or not. ;)

Unknown said...

I love the card you chose! So classic. And I'm sure your girls will be even cuter than the models. :)

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