Are you one of those people who shudders when you think of the dreaded but expected Christmas card? If you are a young, married couple, you may get off the hook. However, once you have a child, you better be dressing up in June for that "perfect family portrait" to go on the most elegant and fringed with tackiness card.
Don't get me wrong. I absolutely love RECEIVING Christmas cards with my loved ones and friends' faces smiling back at me. It makes me feel really special. Don't ever stop! However, the daunting task of choosing the best card to send out, especially since our child is now the focus of the card and not us, has become somewhat dreaded and tedious. That was until I discovered Shutterfly!!
Please take a moment to peek at these creations I have done in the past. Although they are not Christmas-related, they are proof that computer-illiterate people can make marvelous gifts. You can easily put the books together, say maybe on a lunch break? I did exactly that. For the Father's Day one for Patrick. I used the "Simple Path" program, which allows you to pull photos from facebook, as well as organizes the pictures for you!!! You can also design your own templates, but I was really pleased with the Simple Path results.
I also did a book for Jonah's first beach trip.
And finally, my first ever book, which was customized for each set of grandparents
I have always drooled over Shutterfly's holiday photo cards, but I haven't had the opportunity to purchase them yet. I am actually narrowing down my list to pick my favorite design. So far, these are my top three choices:
My favorite colors, and of course, a MONOGRAM!!
A little dash of old-fashioned plaid, which appeals to my "old soul"
An interesting twist on the infamous family Christmas letter
If you are not a photo card kind of person, you could compile a calendar, with each month featuring a special photo memory. These are practical and fun at the same time.
For all of those decorating divas, wall art is another option that Shutterfly offers. I have a completely blank wall going up my stairs, and I have a perfect picture of Patrick and I that will one day be on a canvas print.
All 22 of you that follow me, I have to let you in on a secret. I am super excited that I can share about this product, and they have been gracious enough to offer 50 FREE PHOTO CARDS as a thank-you!!!! I no longer have to shudder at the thought of perusing through ideas for Christmas cards. Shutterfly has thousands of styles to choose from. If YOU want to get in on the fun, go to this link and sign up. Let me know you did!!!
Thank you, Shutterfly!!!!!