Last year I struggled and struggled to get a good picture of the boys for our Christmas card. Finally I ended up doing a collage type card. While I wasn’t thrilled or wowed by it, the card did the trick. This year I have been trying to think of where to try to take a picture(s) of the boys, what they should wear, etc. I’m thinking my location idea could make things difficult, but who knows… maybe those monkeys will surprise me.
You know what I’ve just discovered will be really hard for me though? Picking out the card! I was just surfing around the Shutterfly site and oh my goodness! I haven’t shopped Shutterfly in a while, to be honest, so I had no idea what to expect. I am absolutely blown away by their selection of Christmas cards!
I’m currently zoned in on their 5×7 flat cards (versus folded) and am loving what I’m seeing. The designs are trendy and gorgeous. I honestly think I’m going to have a harder time picking out which card to use than taking a picture of the boys! Look at some of these examples of their Christmas photo cards…
How fantastic is that one?! For those who receive our annual Christmas card and letter, you know that Nick always includes some sort of top 10 list. This card would be right up his alley!
I also love all of the Christ-centered themed cards they have available. Often I struggle just to find designs I like that say “Merry Christmas” instead of just “seasons greetings” or “happy holidays”, but Shutterfly has a ton of options!
This one would be so fun for you photogs that remember to take a picture of your child each month!
Those six examples seriously don’t even scratch the surface of all the cards Shutterfly has. They have 276 different 5×7 flat card options alone! Right now you can save 20-30% on your cards, but you have to order by December 1st, which is this coming Wednesday. Also, they have a free shipping offer on orders of $25 or more (also expires on Wednesday).
While you’re at Shutterfly, also check out their calendars. They have some fun options, including a poster style! Plus, their calendars are buy 1 get one for 50%, making it an easy gift to put together for a couple of sets of grandparents.
Now I’m off to get that perfect picture of my boys! I can’t wait to mail out my cards this year.
This review is full of my own honest opinions on the selection of cards at Shutterfly. In exchange for my review, Shutterfly is offering me 50 free cards. As a blogger, you can take advantage too by following this link.
Every year, my parents make one of the kids draw a Christmas card. It’s usually the manger scene, because my parents have never been big on giving pictures of us, unless included on the inside because they want to make sure that people know what we believe and why we celebrate Christmas. So, you could have your boys draw the picture or color it and then it’s something even more special to know that the boys helped with making it! Just a suggestion. =]
What a cute idea, Jenna! Thank you for sharing that!
I got the Christ-filled Christmas one, and IT.IS.GORGEOUS. I’m so happy with Shutterfly!