Thinking Ahead with Shutterfly

I have some news. Some of you might think it is good news, some not so good news. Here it goes: in just about two more months it will be Christmas. Say What?! Christmas! The Christmas catalogs are already starting to arrive at my house. The three year old has already mastered the refrain of “I want that” towards practically everything she sees. So along with the catalogs comes the thinking of what our Holiday Cards will look this year. We usually try to take a family picture at the local Arboretum every year and use that as the main photo on our card. This year I am thinking of looking at the designs that Shutterfly offers first and perhaps try to coordinate what we will wear to the card that we like best.

Here are some Holiday Cards that I am considering.  Let me know your thoughts: 

Blessed Tidings: I like the simplicity of this one.

Blessed Script: I really like the fonts used here.

Merry Filled Wishes: I like the simple black border.

A couple of things I have noticed as I have been searching through all of the selections of Holiday Cards is not just that I really like simple cards (and the word blessed) but also I am really liking the idea of using black and white photos this year! I think also choosing a card with little or no border takes the pressure off of matching your card to the outfits in the photo you use. Whew.

Why not take a moment and check out all that Shutterfly has to offer for your Holiday Cards needs this year? They have some great special offers going on right now. Just think what a relief it will be to at least have picked out your cards.  Remember … only two more months!

Please let me know what your favorite card is and/or what you think of my choices.

Take Care,


P.S. This is a sponsored post on behalf of Shutterfly. Although I will be getting free cards out of the deal, all the opinions expressed are mine and mine alone.

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Taking a quick moment to pop in and tell you about a neat contest that Shutterfly is currently having.  I have written previously my love for Shutterfly and Tiny Prints.  Not only do they make gorgeous cards, change of address items, invitations and photo books, but they also get those items to you quick as well!  I have used both of them and highly recommend them.

Summer is a time of family and taking lots of photos.  Shutterfly wants you to share your photos with them on their Facebook page.  By doing so you have the chance at winning a trip for four to the Bahamas and a professional photo shoot!  The best part is that you get a prize just for entering.  Yay, Prizes!

Here’s the details from Shutterfly:

Win a trip for four to The Bahamas and a professional photo shoot so you’ll remember your vacation forever.  All you need to do is upload your favorite photo and caption based on the theme of the week.  Get a gift from Shutterfly just for entering! You can enter at any point during the 5-week sweepstakes period.

•       Week 1 (7/9): Americana
•       Week 2 (7/16): Great Outdoors
•       Week 3 (7/23): Water Fun
•       Week 4 (7/30): Sports & Activities
•       Week 5 (8/6): Parties & Celebrations

       Instant win prizes just for submitting a photo!
       Weekly prizes (contestants can enter one time/week)
       Weekly featured photos: up to 5 weekly entries will be selected from the gallery and featured on the Facebook fan page and awarded a $500 gift card on Shutterfly and a copy of the new Lonely Planet travel photography book.
       Grand prize: trip for 4 to Bahamas, 4 nights, family photo shoot

Check out Shutterfly’s Facebook Page for all the details and to enter!

Shutterfly & Christmas Cards

Every since we have had our girls we have sent out Christmas photo cards as our annual greeting.   Last year we used Shutterfly and were extremely pleased with the ease of their online ordering and the accuracy of the cards once promptly delivered.

So this year I am again considering Shutterfly and below are some of their Christmas photo cards that have caught my eye:

I really like having the option to put more than one photo on a card.  Another option I am considering are Story Cards.  Here there is ample space to write about your life during the past year thus updating everyone in a way that doesn’t cramp your hand!

Last year, we also used Shutterfly for coffee mugs with pictures of the grandkids as a gift.  I have also used them for photo books.   Another gift idea that I may use in the future is a calendar.

What to get an early start on your Christmas cards?  Shutterfly is currently offering 20% off all holiday cards!  So what are you waiting for?  Go check them out!

P.S.  I wasn’t paid to write this post, but I am getting 50 free cards from Shutterfly.  All opinions are mine and were not presuaded by the free offer.