Friday, November 4, 2011

Shutterfly Holiday Cards - Where to Start?? (and a Giveaway!!)

Oh my goodness, I am in so much trouble this year...  Last year I blogged about Shutterfly's holiday card selection in exchange for 50 free cards, and have been extended the same offer again this year.  But this time, it's even better, because I've got a giveaway for you, the reader, too!  Stay with me here...

So back to the trouble I'm in...

I had the. absolute. hardest. time. ever. finding just. the. right. card last year to use as our holiday mail-out.  There were just way, way too many amazing options!  And it looks, if I'm not mistaken, that Shutterfly has added even more options this year!  Where do I start?  I thought the one I chose last year was the most perfect card (certainly the sweet little face featured on the card had something to do with it...), but of course, I can't use the same one twice.  That would be like, well, sending the same holiday card two years in a row!  Or something.

Here's the card I made last year.


This year I'm finding myself partial to the cards below, but ultimately, I think it'll come down to what photos I end up wanting to use.







It's no secret I'm a Shutterfly fan.  I love their gift selections and have two of the photo mugs (which somehow still have retained their original color and luster despite countless trips through the dishwasher), along with several photo books I have created.  Last year they introduced their new custom path, a way of customizing your photo books in even more creative ways.  I love this!  Can't show you my latest custom path creation, though, because someonewhomightbereadingthis might be getting one for Christmas this year...

So now here's the fun part (apart from the Sammi photo-shoot I'm planning for this year's greetings)!  I am giving away, with Shutterfly's blessing, three codes for 25 free holiday photo cards!  Yep, that's 3 winners!  These things ain't cheap, either, so this is a great opportunity (although only one code can be won per person - no doubling up!!) for all of you!  (Btw, I think this also applies to those of you in other countries - you would still pay for the shipping anyway.)

I'm going to give you each four chances to win those 25 cards.  Please submit one comment for each entry using the criteria below, and next Tuesday I will randomly select the three winners. 

1.  Show me a link to your favorite Shutterfly holiday card


2.  Make a donation in any amount to the adoption fund of one of the waiting children on Reece's Rainbow's Angel Tree (a $35 donation will get you an ornament of one of those waiting children, though!)


3.  Tweet the link to this post


4.  Link this post onto your Facebook wall

Good luck!

12 comments:

Team Lando said...

THAT is a great deal! I have already been scoping out cards. I think I'll do one of the multi-photo, "Merry Christmas" kind of plain ones? With black and white pics?

Anna Theurer said...

Ack! I was just thinking about photo card last night. Please tell me I still have time! I need to go with a multi-photo season's greetings one--I have to include pics of all the fur babies ya know?

teal915 said...

I did that last year too, but I had forgotten about it. Where do you go to sign up again?

Rob Monroe said...

If you NEED people to enter the contest I sure can. My wife would love for me to order cards this year! I like this one because I like to put a real "holiday" shot but love some of the other pics we have taken this year...
http://www.shutterfly.com/cards-stationery/christmas-cards/mod-merry-ornaments-christmas-card-4x8-photo?productCode=482344&categoryCode=93476&skuCode=884971

Lisa L said...

There are so many cute ones! I prefer the ones that say Merry Christmas instead of Happy Holidays. I am considering this one... spot for each child to have an individual pic and also a family pic. http://www.shutterfly.com/ssc/viewEdit.sfly?fid=88097ce9c3bab8dbcb3c12f4709158883843e7dd2ed53f845dc7e0456a0c3059f14123c23db3787b

Lisa L said...

I tweeted the link to your post

Lisa L said...

I posted on my facebook wall as well. HOPE I WIN!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh we just love everything from shutterfly but I have never done the Christmas cards! I have always thought about it then wait till the last minute and choices of which pictures to choose it gets way too complicated.

Anyways this year I am determined to do them even if i don't win because we have such cute pictures this year ! I would love a simple card that allows 3-4 pics of our boys on the front!

Nicole
Nmills25@verizon.net

Anonymous said...

Samantha is just so cute and any card with her on it would be darling!

This would be my first year to do cards so I would love a simple one I don't have any kids so it would just be me and my boyfriend and our dog!

Morgan
Morganchrgrl@aol.com

Deanna said...

PLEASE please please pick me!!!! I was so busy with the Ds blog challenge that I TOTALLY MISSED getting free codes of my own. )-:

I like this card: http://www.shutterfly.com/cards-stationery/christmas-cards

Not sure yet...I have yet to get the perfect picture as well...

Deanna said...

I tweeted this link.

Deanna said...

I facebooked it.