Monday, October 25, 2010

Fabulous Finds: Shutterfly Christmas Cards!

It's that time of the year again. . . time for all of us to start thinking about those Christmas cards! I had so much fun putting ours together last year, and I liked so many designs I couldn't pick just one so I made two different holidays cards and sent them out to different people. It's just SO easy to put them together now, with so many wonderful online sites to choose from!

One of my favorite places to order holiday cards is most definitely from Shutterfly. They have great prices and so many fun and adorable designs! I ordered some of mine from them last year, and I loved having the option to pick them up at a local store instead of waiting to have them shipped to me.

Of course, the key to having great Christmas photo cards is to start with great family photos! I loved our family photos we got last year, so I thought the cards looked adorable. This year will be another story. . . with the new baby coming so soon, I know I'm not going to get a real family portrait taken until next summer (I really hate indoor studio family portraits, and it'll be too cold to take the tiny newborn out for awhile!) So for this year we'll have to do some kind of combination birth announcement/Christmas card and just include pictures of the kids and the new baby. My favorite Christmas card designs are the ones that let you include multiple photos, like these three from Shutterfly:

1~ I love the unique shape to this card and the ability to include so many photos!

2~ I also like non-traditional colors, like this one has, and three photos looks stunning on this card!

3~ SO cute! I love flat cards, rather than the kind you open up, and this one has a lot of style and flair!

Last year I found a great alternative to including the cheesy Christmas letter. (No offense to all the Christmas letter writers out there! I know they're popular!) Instead of a letter, I got address labels made up that said "For the latest and greatest on our family, visit our blog!" I included my blog address and just directed people over here, and then put a sticker on each card. I thought it was a great idea!

Do you want 50 free holiday cards from Shutterfly? Click here to go to Shutterfly for information on how you can get 50 free cards this holiday season, and make sure to select Clever 1000 as the referral source.

*This post is part of a series sponsored by Shutterfly. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do.

4 comments:

  1. These look really pretty - I bet I could spend hours making our cards for Christmas this year!

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  2. I love the idea of directing family and friends to your blog instead of creating a family christmas letter. Great idea!

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  3. Thank you for sharing. I love the layouts you used. I can't wait to start playing with this year's Christmas cards. :)

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