"My grandson Jacob, who turns 13 this week, LOVES the San Diego Chargers. Do you have any idea how hard it is to find Chargers birthday cards in stores? Actually, I've never found one. This is the third year I've made him a Chargers card on Shutterfly, and he has been thrilled, especially since I've inadvertently chosen Google Image photos that include his favorite players. This year's card is still in the mail on its way to him, but he took last year's card to bed with him because he loved it so much. And the beauty is that the Shutterfly cards are mostly less expensive than store-bought cards. I make them for everyone in my family, based on what they love or what they happen to be interested at the time of their birthday or graduation or other special event. I have also made wedding cards for people, using pictures of their wedding venue taken before the event. I've made anniversary cards, new baby cards, Mother's Day cards, Father's Day cards, Thanksgiving cards, Christmas cards, Easter cards, valentines, and thank-you cards. It takes more work to make these cards than it does to buy a card off the shelf, but the rewards to everyone are priceless. The card quality is great and consistent, and I am grateful everyday that I can do something this simple that brings so much joy to my family members and friends, but especially to my eight grandchildren."
October 5, 2012I love Shutterfly photo birthday cards !
"I have 10 grandchildren all under 15... I have digital photos of them from day one and every year make 10 birthday cards. I like the folded birthday cards that give me a choice of inserting my photos, usually 4 to 6 photos. I take current and previous special photos of each individual child and place it on the birthday card that I am making. I can then choose special words for each child in wishing them a happy birthday. Each child has saved their cards through the years and I will see the cards on their shelf in their room from time to time. I love this birthday project and it gives me a chance to relook at my photos which are on my computer....and my Shutterfly birthday card lets them know how special that they are!"
August 6, 2013Thank you cards
"I wouldn't normally order cards but I received an email for 10 free cards over my birthday weekend. Since I'd just taken some great pictures with my family I decided to order them. After all they are FREE! I love how simple it is to create and order with Shutterfly. I'm admittedly overly obsessed and will order cards in the future."
February 19, 2013Picture in Portrait 5x7 Folded Card
"Love this template. I can do my own design in Photoshop on my computer, then just insert.
I do wish that the inside template allowed for bleed rather than reducing it for trim.
On a separate note. I wish Shutterfly didn NOT include a thumbnail of projects in the notification email. My husband and I share the same email. It spoils the surprise when he sees the thumbnail in your email.
Spoiling the surprise kind of defeats the purpose of Shutterfly. I could just email my project to him. Something to think about."
September 28, 2012Perfectly Unique
"I'm old-school artist, not a techno-wiz, but I easily make high quality note cards showcasing my artwork, grandkids, travel and nature. Whether silly, ironic, warm or loving they perfectly reflect my unique sensibilites. Latest card shows 3 breath-taking images of a gorgeous lily pond; text features a few compatible quotes. Sometimes I don't even want to part with these cards, they're that awesome!"