Sunday, November 28, 2010

The elusive Christmas Card - Shutterfly

Christmas cards have been a struggle for me.  I want desperately to send them out full of individual messages of love and joy to my friends and family.  I want the perfect photo for the perfect card.  I would love blingy envelopes and homemade calligraphied labels and the oddly shaped cool, expensive postage cards.

I want all of that....

Until Thanksgiving comes around and I realize that I haven't ordered a card, or written a letter, or even got my mailing list together from where it is trapped on an old dead laptop from two laptops ago.

Thankfully there is Shutterfly.  I have heard such good things about them and browsing there I know they have wonderful stuff and it is so easy to create a card.  The only drawback is that I maybe have too many options.  Like do you do a Christmas Holiday Card?  Or go more generic for all my non-Christian friends and go with a regular Holiday card?  Or maybe even pick up a few gifts for folks too like a baby goat photo calendar (photos of baby goat not included!).  And the color options, and how many pictures to use and everything.  The possiblities seem endless.  But it is fun to play, now I just need to make a decision!!

Hopefully the Christmas card will get out this year, unlike last year.  But if it doesn't it won't be because of Shutterfly.

I received 50 free Christmas cards for this little plug.  Since it is nearly half my Christmas list I hope you'll forgive the shameless plug - but seriously they are really cool.

5 comments:

LutheranChik said...

When it comes to Christmas cards, I have to keep reminding myself that the perfect is the enemy of the good -- whether that's finding the "right" card, writing the "right" note in it, etc.

Tiffany said...

I did our cards from there last year and they were great. I also made a calendar for grandparents with pictures of the kids and our family. It was a huge hit. Who doesn't want pictures of people you love instead of someone else's animals or plants or stuff like that! Plus, you can put important dates on the calendar pre-printing like anniversaries, birthdays, upcoming weddings...

It is a great thing! ;)

Melissa said...

Ah, Shutterfly... If only I could afford to give away 50 free cards to get shameless promotion to anyone who will blog it, but alas I am but a small shop... up against the big corps of America.

EDH said...

I always struggle with "Merry Christmas" v. "Happy Holidays" - the latter doesn't feel like us but is also more true to our beliefs about being ecumenical! What did you decide?

Jon, Sara, Tyler, and Sophie said...

I just placed an order with Shutterfly this weekend. It was so fun getting my cards taken care of, as well as a few various gifts. Good luck with choosing your card.