What customers have to say about our Holiday Cards
January 2, 2013
2012 Holiday Cards
"Our family and friends loved our 2012 holiday cards! Normally we go to JCPenny to have our holiday pictures taken, but due to a timing and procrastination issue, we would not have recieved the cards back in time to mail them out before Christmas, so we pulled out the camera and the tripod and starting snapping pictures of the family. We uploaded the pictrues on Tuesday, ordered the cards on Wednesday and had cards in our hands by Friday. Now that we know how professional the cards came out, we will be ordering future holiday and special occasion cards from Shutterfly more often."
October 17, 2012
"I create art so instead of a photo of me, I send out a photo of an art piece on my Christmas Cards. This year I have used 3 different companies to create cards....shutterfly, my publisher, and thru my Mac photo program. Shutterfly was the best because of clarity and quality of digital photo, you can create on the front AND the back of the card, the fonts for changing type are expansive and the heavy weight card stock is a premium.
I also photographed and digitally enhanced photo's of my friends houses and created note cards with their homes on the front. Then will give them as Christmas gifts. Again the quality was superior and I am really pleased with the heavy weight card stock and lovely envelopes. I was also able to create return address labels with my design."
October 11, 2013
"I have been using Shutterfly for quite a while now (mostly for photo books) and they have continued to improve their tools to the point that I just love creating things with them. Of course, the more I get, the more I want. ;-) Sometimes I love a card/label design/color, but the photo orientation (landscape vs portrait) is wrong for the photo I want to use. But even my second choice turns out great! Just one tip for anyone going digital to print - remember that your photos will look brighter on a computer screen, so you may want to lighten some of them up for any printed versions. Maybe Shutterfly has suggested that and I've missed it. Anyway, thanks Shutterfly - you help the creative me and have become quite a friend. :-)"
December 15, 2012
"The cards were beautiful. The paper was very thick and made the cards feel more elegant. Our photo had a white background which looked perfect in this card."
December 4, 2012
"I love Shutterfly, this was the first project I did. Making Christmas cards was simple the hardest part was choosing a card. I liked so many and using the favorite's feature I was able to narrow it down. I was really surprised to receive an email when I was done that allowed me to track my package with Fed Ex daily. I received my cards pretty quick and I was really happy with the results. I love love them."
Photo-Free Holiday Cards
To order photo or no photo holiday cards can make for quite the deliberation. While you may take note at the growing trend of including images, it is most certainly not the only way to go. In fact, sending out a photo-free card opens you up to all sorts of options and has plenty of benefits.
Choosing to go sans image on your cards has its perks. You do not have to stress about fitting time into your busy fall schedule for a photo shoot with an already-over scheduled photographer. Forget scouring the closets for cute coordinating outfits or threatening, bribing and begging the family to sit still while posing for the ultimate portrait that represents the complete opposite of your actual day-to-day chaos. Even better, you can now order your cards months in advance and already have them ready to go before the holiday season begins and no one will be the wiser.
When you keep it simple, the message you are sending is easier to get across. True, the holiday season may, in large part, include an association with family. However, if your aim is to simply drive home the point that you are sending well wishes, opt for a design such as the rustic wreath holiday card, which allows you to send a bit of joy with the simplicity of yesteryear. Or, add a splash of color to the scene with a design like the bright festive tree card, which offers wishes of peace, love and joy beneath an artsy, stacked Christmas tree. If you have second thoughts about sending no photo holiday cards after you have already begun, you can add an image to any of the designs.
Want to take the ease of holiday cards a step further? For a small fee, Shutterfly will stamp and send your cards for you, ensuring they get to your loved ones in a timely manner. Not sure what to write on your Christmas card? We curated a list of over 100 Christmas messages to add to your card.