Friday, November 5, 2010

Shutterfly Christmas.

Eeeeeek!!  I am so excited!! I LOVE Shutterfly!

Many of you bloggers out there may have seen the Shutterfly Promotion.  I LOVE Christmas, and I have sent out my own Christmas Cards since I was 18 years old!  Sending Christmas Cards has always been a Christmas Tradition in my family, and one that I want to carry on into my own family.  This tradition always puts me in the Christmas spirits, and the more you send out, the more chance you might get one in return, and who doesn't LOVE receiving Christmas Cards at Christmas!

Since I have met my husband 5 years ago, sending Photo Cards has been my favorite way to send Christmas Cards (and they are my favorite ones to receive).  It's like a present within a present.  Before, I started using photos, I used to write long letters in each Christmas Card. Family and Friends always loved it, but it was so tedious and took hours.  With Photocards such as Shutterfly offers, I feel like you often don't have to say too much, becuase a photo is a snapshot of your life in itself. Takes a lot of the pressure off of writing a long, personalized message on each card. And with a little one running around, that's a huge relief.

I discovered Shutterfly a few years ago, and I have always wanted to send Shutterfly Christmas Cards, but I have always simply ended up using a local Photo Print shop for printing the photos to insert or photocards.  But, the quality of Shutterfly cards is no comparison to local photo stores and the price is so affordable compared to most Professional Photography Christmas Cards, or even some non-photo Christmas cards bought at the store. 

I was given the opportunity to participate in a giveaway that Shutterfly is offering to Bloggers.  I went to their website, and I was blown away at all the choices.  They have a Holiday Card for everyone!  I was asked to pick three of my favorite cards, and I have to say, this was no easy task!  The choices just kept coming and coming. I thought I must surely be through nearly all the choices, when I looked at the scroll bar, and I was only 1/4 of the way down the page! But, I was really happy for all the choices. Even a slight difference int the design makes a visual difference and adds a personal preference to the card.

I have received Shutterfly Holiday Cards from family and friends throughout the years, and you will not be dissapointed in the quality of the photo, print, and paper card stock. It is fabulous!  You wouldn't believe that they were so affordable.  I am confident that everyone will LOVE these Christmas Cards, and I can;t wait to send ours out!

It was hard to look past the beautiul photos of children to find my favorite design, but these are my three favorite cards:

I Love the colors, the Damask design, and the saying, "Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas."  I remember that song from Childhood.  I also love the cursive writing.

I loved this as well. "O Holy Night" is one of my favorite songs and truly reminds us all the true meanign of Christmas. I loved the balck and white photo, and the simplistic nature of the colors. I loved the mix of the cursive with the block print.

I loved the colors of this design. Shutterfly has some wonderfully brillant colored Christmas Cards with pinks, greens, and blues, which warm the heart during this cold, white blanketed season.  The damask is used here as well, and Feliz Navidad is one of my favorite ways to say "Merry Christmas."

It was so hard to chose, I LOVED them all!  I chose desings that would be perfect for one photo, but I also like the multi photo design possibilities.  I prefer the 1 sheet flat cardstock as opposed to an actual fold card.
I also have to show you these two, because I really liked them as well:

I Love that you can further personalize it by writing a short letter to keep friends and family informed on what has been happening in your life.

I LOVED this one as well!  If I had three or four children, I would def use this card. I LOVE that there is room to write under each photo to tell friends and family what each child has been doing/a little about themselves.

Beyond Christmas Cards, Shutterfly also offers Beautiful! Birth AnnouncementsShower Invites, and  Birthday Party Invitations, Photo Books, and Calendars.  I am thinking of definently looking into the photobooks and calendars for Christmas gifts.

You can also become a member of Shutterfly and have access to free photo storage, where you photos are never deleted, and they are stored at full resolution. You receive a 100% satisfaction guaranteed promise, free 50 4x6 prints, and the convience of picking up your order at a local CVS, Walgreens, or Target.  You can't beat that!

Head on over to Shutterfly and check it out!  Happy Shopping!

Disclaimer: This post is a promotion for Shutterfly.  For this post, I am receiving 50 free Christmas Cards courtesy of Shutterfly.