Saturday, November 27, 2010

Shutterfly Christmas Cards

Every year Tom and I send out a Christmas card. Its a great way to send cheer to friends and family each holiday season. 2 years ago, I was this close to not sending one. I was down in the dumps and still not pregnant. I figured no one would miss seeing just the two of us on the front of a card. I decided last minute to send one with a photo of our Vegas trip and it turned out beautiful. I'm glad I stuck with tradition, because last year, we sent a card that acted as Trevor's birth announcement, too.

I really wanted to get a great picture of the 3 of us during Trevor's 1 yr photo shoot a few weeks back. I was distraught when Trevor was fussy at the end and we couldn't get any! My photographer sent us a few proofs and as soon as I saw one of the pictures, I knew what I would do! I went on Shutterfly and in about 2 minutes, found it. THE card. Wait until you see it!
Click here to browse some gorgeous Christmas cards yourself-http://http//

We have always used Shutterfly for our photo needs. I have ordered at least a thousand individual photos as well as enlargements and edited photos. Every Christmas, I order my mom a calendar full of pictures of the 5 grandchildren. Its hung at our cottage and everyone who visits LOVES browsing the pictures. They now make desk calendars, which are great for a family member who sits in an office all day. http://http//

Another great idea Shutterfly has-birthday invites! I have not yet used one, but I always send out thank yous with a picture from the event. Thus far, I sent one for Trevor's baptism and 1st birthday. Its so much easier to write a general thank you and send a cute photo. Plus, I imagine its hung on the fridge for a while, rather than thrown in the trash. Here are some ideas-

I am awaiting the CD with our pictures on it, so I can order our Christmas cards. I'm hoping it arrives Monday! Until then, I need to go to Shutterfly to print Trevor's birthday pictures..all 400+ of them!