Sunday, October 14, 2012

Holiday Cards from Shutterfly - a Giveaway!

I know that it is only October and that Christmas seems to be a long ways off, but I can tell you that when I headed to the store a few weeks ago (in September, no less) they had already started to set up Christmas displays. I will give you that it was small, but it was still a display. Couple that with requests for Christmas lists and I am already starting to think ahead to the holidays. Last week, I even bought chocolate chips in anticipation of holiday baking.

Every year, I like to send picture Holiday Cards to our friends and family. Typically, we use a special pose for the picture. Last year, the kids put on Santa hats and we took a picture. My husband edited to make the picture black and white and the hat he left in color. I loved the way it turned out. We used to print out a newsletter too, but a couple years back, we took the newsletter electronic. If my husband had his way, he wouldn't bother with physical cards and would send them all by e-mail. Me, I love to receive cards and imagine that others do to, so I plan to continue to send cards.

For several years, I looked for a way to display all of our Christmas Cards during the season. I finally found a memory board that I hang in my hallway. I am able to display the pictures and cards that we get and others can enjoy them when they visit. I saw a great idea online the other day, it suggested that you use your cameras phone to take a picture of the cards and use those as the image for your contacts. What a great way to enjoy that picture all year.

After the holidays, I used to just tuck the cards all away together. Then, I decided that I should do more with the pictures, so I started a photo card scrapbook. I love to receive picture cards, especially from people that I don't get to see very often. It is great to see the highlights from their year or that special pose that they captured just for the card. The scrapbook includes Christmas cards and birth announcements (the only other picture card we receive regularly).

What do you do with the Photo Christmas Cards that you receive from friends and family? Do you send photo cards?

I always have a hard time picking out my cards. Sometimes, the one that I like won't work with the picture that I like. We typically try to stick with a Happy Holidays card, as we have several friends that are Jewish. Here are some that I am considering for this year:


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34 comments:

Nicole Larsen said...

I love the Wrapped in Holly design!

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Tara said...

A Simple Wish

Kristen said...

Blessed Family

Christy said...

I love the "Heartfelt Blessings" card

Elena said...

Family Snowfall

Tracey said...

I like the second one, in black & white.

Tracey said...

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agatewood1 said...

Peeka Boo Snowflakes

Cserafini said...

Family snowfall.

Carrie Phelps said...

I like the Spread The Cheer cards.

Michelle Frame said...

I love the Best Of Wishes
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Donna said...

Always Merry
Holiday Card

Theresa said...

I like the one with multiple pictures

Abi said...

The 'spread some cheer' card is so simple and the green is perfect since we got REALLY red this year in our vestige for the pictures.
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Jessica To said...

I like the Best of Wishes style.

Giant Sis said...

I like the Triple Furry Wishes card!
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courtney erickson said...

i am loving the flurry of snowflakes card!

K. Geller said...

I like the Frame the joy holiday card.

Emily C said...

love joy stripes


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jdrieker said...

I love Hand Drawn Joy

julie said...

A simple wish card

Cat said...

I love the All the Laughter card.

Tiny Prints coupon said...

Wrapped in Holly Design

allison s. said...

a simple wish

Mikki Rae said...

I love the peek a boo snowflakes card. I too like to keep mine with "Holidays" instead of Christmas because I have several cards to send to Jewish family members. Great idea!

Treesa said...

I really like the joy stripes!

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Laura said...

Blessed Family is my fav.

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Sadie said...

I like the Be Merry
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Julie said...

Bright Star Wishes Holiday Card
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like this one
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Teresa Thompson said...

Heartfelt blessings.

Julie D. said...

I love the Simple Wish design!

Mom Blogger said...

I like the Be Merry and Simple wish designs

Jl Johnson said...

I like the hope peace love with the light blue background.
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Kelly Massman said...

Center Of Joy is one of my faves! thanks!