Thursday, November 4, 2010

{Holiday} Things I Love: Christmas Cards (on a Grinch budget)

Can you believe it is already time to think about Christmas?

To usher in the holiday cheer that is Thanksgiving, fighting greedy Black Friday crowds, Christmas parades, cocoa, and merry-making, the next few Things I Love will be holiday themed.

First up--Christmas cards.  (I know you can technically wait until December 23rd to think about mailing your family card but why add all the stress?)

Before I had children I used to write out a cutesy family Christmas card, fold it, and mail it to relatives.  But then I had kids and the whole concept of typing a family greeting card to the tune of "You're a Mean One, Mister Grinch" baffled me.

Lucky for me--and you--Christmas cards have come a long way!

I'm a flat holiday photo card type of gal!  No folding!

I've tried several photo-card companies in the past and I must admit that I think the quantity of options and quality of product from Shutterfly is pretty darn unbeatable.

This season Shutterfly is offering a lot of retro-colors and patterns.  I'm totally digging the
reds/browns/greens. 
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I also LOVE that Shutterfly has flat stationary cards printed out on card stock.   Here are a few of my faves!
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Of course there is a selection of Christian Christmas cards, too!

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After mulling it over, I've decided that I *really* love the photo collages.  So it looks like the winner of the 2010 Kaufman family Christmas cards is (drum roll, please ....)

THIS ONE
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The warm, holiday colors (if you came to my house you would notice that I decorate in reds, blues, greens, and browns), the modern take on a scrapbook feel, the subtle mix of retro-traditional, and the use of a photo collage all made this particular style a real winner for me!

When it comes down to it, I love Shutterfly.  I love their selection of holiday cards, gifts (like calendars), and prices!

If you are ready to beat the holiday rush, may I suggest heading over to Shutterfly and picking out your card--TODAY (really, don't wait until the last minute.  You'll hate yourself if you wait until February to send Christmas cards.  I know.  I've been there).

Disclaimer: I received a promo code for free photo cards for writing this post. However, my review was my honest opinion and was not in any way influenced by receiving the free photo cards.

1 comment:

  1. I just received our Christmas photo cards from Shutterfly in the mail a few weeks ago (they sent out a really good promo code to order early and I took advantage!). I second your love of Shutterfly. LOTS of variety in their holiday cards, all of which are really cute! Which reminds me, I should start addressing all of those envelopes NOW!

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