Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Capturing the Moments: Part III
Yes, it's that time of year again! Time to start thinking about holiday cards.
Ugh. They're such a PITA sometimes, aren't they? One year we sent them out early, like after Halloween/Turkey Day early, so we didn't have to (who am I kidding here, so I didn't have to) deal with them as the holidays hit.
The two times I have done them online and created photocards, I've used Shutterfly. You know them, right? They're awesome. And I rarely use that word. They have so many layouts that are just perfect. A variety of designs appropriate for all of your holiday photo card needs.
My favorite and oft-used design is this one: the folded 5x7 card with room for several pictures on it to recap the year!
But don't stop there - Shutterfly also has a variety of invitations available as the holiday season approaches. One of my favorites there is the Cookie Swap invite. I almost always attend a cookie swap during the holidays, and I have even tried hosting one (but wound up canceling) and think that if I do one this year these cards are perfect for that kind of event!
I also love that you can pay a little bit extra to have Shutterfly mail them out for you. You simply enter in the names and addresses of your recipients and they'll label them and stamp them and get them out the door. So you don't have to deal with ANYthing after simply creating them online. How simple is that? So simple. Seriously. Don't you want to head on over there right now? I know I do. I just have to wait for the perfect picture(s) to get my cards together.
They also have some super cute gift tags for the holidays. I especially like the ones with the penguin on them. Adorable.
Oh, and if you're a blogger who is interested in an opportunity to receive 50 free holiday cards from Shutterfly, just click here and submit the form. Then wait for the email and you'll find out what's next. It's a cool opportunity, so why not go for it?
I rarely praise products on my site, and I certainly don't do this for things I don't believe in (especially after my recent rant about cold-calls that zero in on me as if they're stabbing in the air to connect) so I was excited when the opportunity for Shutterfly crossed my bloggy path.
** I have not been paid anything to express my opinions regarding Shutterfly.com and their services. I will receive a code for 50 free holiday cards for completing this post. The opinions expressed here are completely my own. I'm a huge fan of Shutterfly.com and have been for some time. **