Saturday, October 15, 2011

Time to Decide on A Christmas Card (and a GIVEAWAY!! NOW CLOSED))

I've been checking my Christmas "To Do " list.    I like to have as much of my Christmas done before Thanksgiving arrives as possible.    That includes shopping, baking, wrapping, decorating, party planning, and definitely Christmas cards!

Last year, I found Christmas cards I LOVED from Shutterfly.    They are so easy to deal with, have beautiful card selections for every occasion and always have prices that fit my homeschooling mom budget.  

While watching a little SEC (read into that ALABAMA) football, I decided to browse their Christmas card options for this year.     Last year I had a great advantage when shopping for cards because Frick Frack Foto had take such incredible photos of the boys that I could visualize what pictures were going on the cards.   This year, not so much.    I have no idea what pictures I am going to be using.    We are going to Gatlinburg for Thanksgiving and I am sure we will take beautiful photos there, but that breaks my "be done by Thanksgiving" rule.      I guess I guess I am going to have to add "get photos made" to my "To Do" list this month. 

When I opened their section labeled "Christmas Cards" it had 928 items.  WOW!  That is a lot of options.   Narrowing it down was difficult, but here are some of my favorites. 

I immediately found myself gravitating towards very simple designs like the ones below.    So classic and pretty.

Then these caught my eye.   Still simple with a little more adornment.

 And of course, these are just beautiful...

No doubt I am going to be partial to cards that allow me to keep CHRIST in CHRISTmas!

As I was shopping, I realized that Shutterfly had an entire section labeled "Holiday Cards" which listed 918 options.     I can't imagine anyone not being able to find the PERFECT card here.

It has been a while since I have looked through Shutterfly's new offerings so I browsed their greeting cards.   Thanksgiving is just around the corner.     What nice cards to invite someone to come over and join you for Thanksgiving dinner or to invite guests to your church's Thanksgiving dinner.   Little touches like this mean so much!

A few years ago I used Shutterfly to make a DVD of the year's photos for my sweet husband.  He took it to work and loaded it onto his computer to run as his screensaver.    He loved having that DVD.    My boys still love watching that too.   Since I have become such a slacker on scrapbooking, I browsed through their photo gifts to make sure they still offered that service.   Whew!   They do!

I have told you all about Shutterfly's great cards and products.   How would you like to experience their Christmas cards for yourself?      Look through the cards and leave me a comment telling me which card you like and whether or not you do your cards ahead of time or wait until the last minute.   Shutterfly has generously provided three of my blog readers with codes to receive 25 FREE Christmas cards!     Winners will be chosen October 24th. NOW CLOSED!

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Jennifer Wigginton said...

I think I like the second one best!! And, if I'm really on the ball, I get my cards sent out by probably the middle of December!

The Japanese Redneck said...

I luv the cards, but don't send any out.

Somebody that does will enjoy your giveaway very much.

Elysa said...

Gosh...just ONE????

Don't think I can. I think my favorite THREE would be the top three in the last set of "Merry Christmas" cards and if I had to narrow that down...

Hmmm....I really, really like the one that looks like a photo with tape on the edges. It is cute and different. But I also really like the red one with three photos. pic? The photo with tape.

BTW, saw you offering this on Homeschool Mom's Club. :)

Gail said...

I like the first 2. My husband always draws/designs an elaborate card with a full story of our year, but I really like to send out pics of my 3 kiddos, so the more simple "mostly photo" are my faves. As for when...late, very late. Often more of a New Year's card. :)

Shelby said...

Unrelated to the cards... How do you do your baking before Thanksgiving? Where do you store it all???

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