The calendar I received was great quality, bound really well and all the pictures came out sharp and crisp. There are so many options for creating exactly what you want and it's a wonderful and very meaningful gift - highly recommend.
May 14, 2013
The quality of my calendar is great. I would love to have a couple of size options for the calendar. I found the only size Shutterfly has is little small for my kitchen area. The current size works well for an office setting.
May 8, 2013
LOVE LOVE LOVE
I have purchaced calanders for my family every year for maybe 7-8 years! They make great Christmas gifts! Every one loves them! It is a gift the family can enjoy all year long! Great product!!!
May 4, 2013
The calender was really easy to make, although uploading pictures took quite long. The end-product when it arrived was outstanding and really professional. It was a gift for my sister in law, who really was blown away. An excellent product.
April 23, 2013
Probably won't return
I used Kodak Gallery for several years to make my mother's yearly calendar. I will most likely be looking for a new photo calendar provider next year due to the fact that Shutterfly is a poor replacement for Kodak. My issues were:
1. They no longer have the option to make the calendar larger than 8 X 11.
2. The upload process is highly aggravating and it took me forever to upload the pictures. Every time I tried to use the express uploader, it would quit working as I was uploading. I ended up having to drag the entire folder to upload and then go back and delete pictures.
3. The shipping is ridiculously slow compared to Kodak. I have never really had an issue getting the calendar quickly. I just got an email telling me it will be another week before it comes in and I ordered it a week ago!
Thanks anyway Shutterfly, but I'll shop elsewhere for my calendars.
April 16, 2013
I made one for my mom for her b-day last summer. I used so many pictures! It came with lots of templates. The pictures on top of the calender don't cut off at all. You are able to put any kind of picture on the days as well. I added birthdays, anniversary's, holidays, pay days, time changes & voting dates. It was great! I also really like that you can start your 12mo at any month, so it made for a great summer b-day gift.
April 6, 2013
I made several and gave them out as gifts for christmas. They came out exactly how I made them on the computer. I absolutely love the pictures on the date of event. (I do wish there were a way to possibly add more than one though, like for more than one person's birthday on a day) It was perfect for the people who cannot see all that great to read who's birthday or anniversary was coming up.
April 4, 2013
Easy to do. Lots of variety of things to make it fun. Upload pictures and start plugging them in. And you can say recurring event so birthdays will appear for the next year's calendar. I was used to a slightly bigger size but his was ok. Also, if you keep track of things by writing them on your calendar, the photos take up all the room on a date so you have to put it on a neighboring date and draw arrows to it. Easy to live with, nice to know in advance. Good reproductions and quality paper.
March 19, 2013
Verses of Faith Calendar
The calendar is beautiful "But" there are problems with the Design. The Bible Verses are beautiful! The concept is awesome!
The problems are the tops and bottoms do not match! Be careful when selecting, because it's really strange to select dark brown and to get maroon or red as the bottom frame (huh)? (The dark brown is on the third row, 3rd background.)
The other lighter brown has smudges on the right side of the frame that show up horribly, when you get your calendar. (The lighter brown is on the 2nd row, 1st backround and the brown that's on the last row in the center.)
So if Shutterfly would just fix the brown background that has the smudges and make the tops and bottoms match, this would be 5 Stars easily. Feel free to preview my Calendar.
March 14, 2013
Shutterfly's interface stinks, choices gone
I have been ordering wall calendars for years from them, but no more. I have always made a 12x12 18-mo calendar, now they only have 8x11. So I'll look elsewhere.
But their interface really stinks, for numerous reasons.
1. I constantly get "Error occured" popups. Seems to allow me to save, fortunately.
2. Pictures upload variably, sometimes just hang and I have to get out and start over.
3. The worst part is that every move you make on the site resets your choices to the default. If you want to upload some pictures, you are starting in your My Documents folder, no matter how many times you have gone back to add more, so you must always navigate to your upload place. Every text you edit has the values reset to the default, not the way you last edited, so for 18 months I have to change the font and size and color for every single picture. Every new month you choose resets to some new array of pictures, even though I am setting each page to 1 pic/page and selected a format which seemed to offer no background, just a full picture. Royal pain that they cannot maintain your settings from anything to anything else. I'm really disappointed with Shutterfly, and especially since nothing has changed in the way they do things for years.
March 13, 2013
Great Gift for Military Family Members
I made one of these for my brother, who is serving in the United States Navy. He loved it! He does not have a lot of space for gift items. This was the perfect size.
He also cannot always attend family gatherings, and holidays. This calendar was a great way to keep him updated on our family's schedule, and let him share in the memories made.
Pros: quality pics; easy layouts; ability to personalize individual dates with font and pictures; easy to ship; inexpensive gift option
Cons: a little time-consuming to make, but other than that, none
March 11, 2013
I liked it very much...Easy to arrange and awesome quality..
February 17, 2013
Vibrant pictures, easy process, awesome templates. Love the ability to ship to multiple addresses easily. Better quality Calendar than one made at competitor.
February 15, 2013
Then Perfect Gift!
I have made calendar's for Christmas gifts the last 2 years, they are perfect for Grandma! I am never dissapointed and I love all of the choices! Grandma is a very hapy gal too!
February 4, 2013
I got a calender a few months ago and love it. The pages are thick and it came out beautifully! Also like that you can add all the birthdays and events you want.
January 28, 2013
Love the calendars
I make a calender for each set of grandparents for Christmas every year. They both have kept every single one of them! They seem to tell the lives of their children and grandchildren...so far...for the last 13 years! I HAVE to have these calendars made every year. I started out with Walgreens, moved to Kodak then switched over to shutterfly. Truly, not much has changed. Now that the grandparents are older a larger font and calendar might be needed. haha. The quality and the options here with Shutterfly are excellent. So they don't have an 11x13...why do people have to be so rude? Make a request and let it go. Either they will implement it or they won't. I'm sure it's a print-size issue.
January 27, 2013
Completely satisfied with this product!!! It took a long time to design the calendar, but it was worth it in the end. I can't help myself but to just flip through all of the pages every day to look at all the pictures! Very happy with this. We will definitely make one every year :)
January 23, 2013
calendars are great!
I was surprised at the quality of the calendar, really sturdy material....... but the best part is seeing my family life played back each month. I made a calendar for myself and also for my 89 year old father with a pictorial history of his life..... he was in tears and said it was such a special gift.... highly recommend these as gifts....
January 22, 2013
ok but not enough info . such as seasons , holidays
January 21, 2013
I have made 3 or 4 of these for the past 4 years as Christmas presents. My mom specifically asks to make sure she is getting one each year. I love that I can personalize which birthdays and events go in each and I don't have to reinput them every year. The quality of these calendars seems so much better then a couple other companies I tried when I had a problem with shipping (procrastination). Plus i can add so many photos per page and we have a large family.
January 15, 2013