Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tis the Season!

I'm a firm believer of "Respect the Turkey!"  About the only thing holiday related I allow myself to do before Thanksgiving is get my Christmas cards.

Enter Shutterfly.

I'm going to be honest.  The last few years I've used one of their competition.  Shhh.  Don't tell.  It's the same site I was using to upload all my pictures so it just seemed easier.  Well in the past 5 years I don't think they have changed their options.  Not once.  And while scanning through the same ho-hum choices I had last year...and the year before that....and the year before that, I decided it was time for something new.

I was blown away by the hundreds of choices at Shutterfly.  All shapes and sizes, room to write more than just "Happy Holidays, Love the EyeCanSee's."  Multiple photo spots.  Cause nothing bugs me more than a Christmas card from a friend with one lousy photo of their kids.  Don't get me wrong, kids are cute, but I want to see you too!  For this years greeting I'm thinking of using one of their story cards...the less I have to write out the better!  Plus more pictures....who doesn't want to see more of me and my fabulous family?!  I'm also loving the more non-traditional Red and Blue ones.  Here are some of my faves.

I was also impressed with their photobooks.  I keep meaning to put something together for Jamie's Baptism.....even if half my pictures are blurry and he's crying....still gotta remember it right?  If anything to use as means of embarrasment when he's older.  Plus they would make a great Christmas gift for his Godparents.

So have you all discovered the wonders of Shutterfly?  What are your favorite things?
They're offering a great deal right now where bloggers get 50 free cards!  Who doesn't love free stuff?
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Pearl said...

Fabulous idea! I need that too for the holidays:-) It's my first time to walk in your blog. I'll be following and linking you to catch more worth reading articles! what are neighbors for...(I'm from Iowa!lol).

Kristen said...

I didn't even see the story card ones, I'm glad you posted about that! I just got my promo code this week so I'm excited to start snapping some kick butt photos for my cards!

Hilary Lane said...

I bought a photo book from the last Christmas & it was great. And if you're not in a hurry for it (as in for a gift), I actually got a coupon code in mid-December for a free 5x7 book. All I had to do was pay for shipping. It was like $4. Not too shabby!

Jules said...

Nice post! I love the idea of the story cards. I'm all about someone else taking care of the writing.