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Yeye Reviews: Shutterfly Holiday Cards

November 28, 2010

I’ve come to love creating and sending professional looking celebration and holiday cards. When our son was born, I did our own unique birth announcements. I make high quality photo cards for birthdays, and plan to do actual cards for Kwanzaa/New Years this year instead of the online ones I’ve done in the past. Now, I’m into homemade crafts, probably more than the average woman, but don’t disparage my card making. There’s so much creativity you can bring to card making that the crafty woman in you will be satisfied (maybe overwhelmed) by the choices before long. Besides…doing photo cards allows you to make multiple cards at once for all the friends and relatives far and wide, which is particularly useful when you probably have only one arm free to work and limited time.

This year, I’m using Shutterfly to share photos, updates, and a positive message for the new year, and here’s why:

1) You can easily upload your photos from all over the place: your computer, Facebook, iPhoto, Picasa, etc.
2) There’s probably a card template to match your intention, whether quirky, religious, or elegant.
3) Though there are no Kwanzaa themed cards, I’ll probably use a template with our family colors (don’t disparage my family colors, either) with a Kwanzaa message and an edited photo with Kwanzaa imagery.

For my bloggy friends interested in creating holiday cards during this season, too, here’s how you can get 50 for FREE with Shutterfly! Feel free to spread the word.

Note: I received no compensation for this post other than an offer for the 50 free holiday cards from Shutterfly. I love this blog and conversing with you too much to recommend something I don’t actually believe in.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 29, 2010 5:23 am

    Awesome! Thanks for letting me know about this deal. I haven’t ordered any cards yet! 😉

  2. November 30, 2010 8:56 pm

    Anayah,

    I have used Shutterfly and Vista Print in the past. I also have a “share site” with Shutterfly which our out of town family members love (I guess that’s what some people use Facebook for huh? Well, all the fun none of the drama). Anyway, I really like some of the nice designer cards at tiny prints and minted but I HATE the price tag that comes along with them! I may just have to make my own:( The funny thing is I never remember my family sending cards when I was growing up…now I LOVE it.

    BTW, what are your family’s colors?

    • December 1, 2010 8:24 pm

      Oh, our colors are purple and white.

    • December 2, 2010 4:49 am

      I hear you about the price tag. I’m very good at finding coupon codes, especially for stuff like that. I usually order like 20 of the best prints from the best moments of year for a memory board. I also do year-in-review sites on tribbit (this is the last public one: http://www.tribbit.com/monayah08). This will actually be the first year that we send actual cards in the mail. But, Maurice is really against putting photos of SJ on the Internet, so the cards may be it this year.

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