Happy Holidays! Too Soon? Not if You’re Doing a Holiday Card at Shutterfly

Now that we have a baby, we’re actually considering a personalized holiday card for our Shutterfly photofamily. Don’t get me wrong, we’re a far cry from matching, red, knitted sweaters but the idea of sending our parents, siblings, and grandparents a family picture is appealing. After all, they ask for pictures daily and they do live in another country and miss Athena, and us, dearly.

Shutterfly has a wonderful new collection of Holiday Cards this year from traditional colors and embellishments to merry and bright colors that take on a modern feel. They also feature religious/scripture based cards (including Hanukkah) and cards that you can showcase your fur babies photos on.  Whatever your style, their are sure to have something you’ll love.

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Maybe it’s not as “Christmas like” as the others, but our favorite is the black and white design with the red strip in the middle.

shutterfly cardDo you have a favorite? We didn’t finalize our decision yet. If you have a favorite, let me know. We want something that highlights Athena but still includes us. I’d like it to be fun, too, but not overly “here’s my perfect family” because that’s not us either. Oh the decisions!

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER HAS BEEN CONTACTED AND I WILL SHARE HIS/HER NAME ONCE I’VE SPOKEN TO THEM. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED! HAPPY HOLIDAYS :)

Would you like to enter a prize giveaway sponsored by Shutterfly? Click here to enter our giveaway for $50 off any order of $50 or more. 

You can check out Shutterfly and their special offers page at http://www.shutterfly.com/special-offers

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Bucket List Publications also has another giveaway going on right now for a Bodum Bistro Burr Grinder. You can enter here. 

We love holiday giveaways!

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40 thoughts on “Happy Holidays! Too Soon? Not if You’re Doing a Holiday Card at Shutterfly

  1. I love shutterfly and I do use them but I strongly dislike family picture holiday cards. I’d really rather someone send me a Christmas (or Hanukkah or whatever holiday they celebrate) card and enclose a 4 x 6 photo of them and their family. That way I can frame the picture or put it in an album or whatever without having to keep the holiday words scribbled all over it.

  2. My wife is a BIG Shutterfly fan. We buy a few photo books every year as Christmas gifts for relatives, and their frequent sales save her lots of money on photo-prints for our road-trip scrapbooks.

    As for the cards, I’m partial to the black-’n’-white “Christmas Greetings” design, If I had just the right photo to complement it.

  3. We did calendars form shutterfly last year, the pictures were mostly of my son….we gave these to his grandparents – they loved them. I just went to target photoshop and got 5 prints done and got a free photo book from shutter fly coupon….thought that was a great deal – ~$1.50 paid for $25 coupon. :-)

  4. Understand the temptation to do something Christmassy. I am loathe to admit it but as we are going home for Christmas I am considering getting a pack of the Christmas-themed disposable nappies!

  5. I love Shutterfly! I swear I should own stock in them!! I haven’t done the family photo custom card, but I have taken my Alaskan winter pictures and created my own Christmas cards with Shutterfly. One of my favorite sites! Easy to use…easy navigation….great quality! Fantastic Promos/Coupons!! I like the Christmas Greeting card… if you are looking for an opinion :) Plus free shipping to Alaska applies! (of course if you spend over X amount). You don’t know how exciting that is! I’ve gone to sites where I fill up my cart and when I go to check out “Free Shipping” doesn’t apply to AK…..I’m forced to select 2nd day air for $40. So annoying! Any way, have fun creating your card!

  6. Oh yeah we’ve been doing Shutterfly for a few years now–they are awesome! My mom is the one who usually picks the design and we supply her with pictures that we think would be good to go with the card. She makes the final selection. I’m also in charge of the holiday letter where I update everybody on what we’ve been up to for the past year (not as common). I try to make it funny because I often find these boring and tedious to read. I’ve always been complimented on it which makes me happy since I love writing them. :)

  7. We left it to late last year so made up a mini-movie using iMovie, using both photos and some video clips and then emailed everyone that instead. It was a big hit so we will be doing the same again this year. On an added bonus it is free, totally unique to you and more environmentally friendly.

    • I love that idea, but I feel like we’ve moved so far away from printed pictures. I really miss having them around the house. I think we’d like to stick with the traditional on this one :)

  8. I LOVE Shutterfly! I made for my son an album for his 18th b’day back in June. It’s the best present I could ever give him. The quality, the designs and all the accessories you can add are incredible. Worth every penny. Not to mention how fast it was in my mailbox. Whatever you will do, they’ll love it. Grandparents are not pretentious ;)
    Show us what you picked, please!

  9. It’s hard to choose because they’re all pretty nice. I really like the “Laughing all the way.” It’s really cute and different. But I would have to say my favorite is the one right after that with the red and green “Merry Christmas with love….” All the best!!! ~Sophia

  10. I just received a Shutterfly offer & have never used it before so I wasn’t sure if I would. Good to see some examples & get a little more info, makes it worth looking into. I like the black/white with red strip in your post.

  11. I have been cutting and pasting and gluing and making my own cards, photos and albums for years… but only when I have time. I think it’s now time to check out Shutterfly and make it easier on myself! Thanks for the post.

  12. The B/W one with the red strip down the middle is my favorite! I think it’s classic and adorable. Good luck hope you post your card so we can see it.

  13. I use Shutterfly for everything! Photo albums (and groupon has great deals on these), printed pics, mailing labels, and we just took our first family photos for Christmas cards last week!!

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