"I always order our Christmas cards through Shutterfly but was so excited to see a Christmas card that doubles as an ornament. The cards are on very thick cardstock and are shaped like snowflakes. You can choose a picture and wording for both the front and the back. The cards come with a hole punched in the top of the card as well as gray ribbons to place through that hole for hanging the ornament/card. The size of the card is 6x6 I believe. If you get the square envelopes it will cost extra postage to mail them. Shutterfly gives you the option of a rectangle envelope which will cost just the regular price to mail so just be sure to click on that option when it comes to the envelope part of the editing. One thing I love about Shutterfly is that their color calibration on their photos cards and other items are always nice and consistent which I haven't found to be the case with other companies. Several times during the Christmas season Shutterfly offers 10 free cards when you only have to pay shipping. I designed my card ahead of time so that I am able to get free cards each time they are offered. All in all a great product!"
"We chose this card due to the fact that it did not look like a traditional holiday card. Additionally, the year was quite eventful for us; and, as a result, we had several pictures we wanted to include to help recap the year. This particular card enabled us to include six photos on the front and one photo on the back. (I think you can use up to eight photos on the front though.) Keep in mind that you may need to do a bit of cropping when placing photos on the front of the card. This is because the template for the holiday card won't accept photos done in landscape format (ie, rectangular photos) but it is easy to use the photo editing feature in Shutterfly to do the cropping. Also note that any text on your chosen photos probably won't be readable on the printed card. Thus, plan to put your captions elsewhere. There's also room on the front of the card for a special message. My suggestion here is to go to a smaller sized font as the default size will not allow you to say much on this part of the card. Another key feature of this card - which is an improvement from previous years - is that you are able to include one photo on the back. There's also a fairly large text box here as well and this is the area where we placed a more detailed message along with captions for photos shown on the front of the card. Overall we were pleased with the entire "creative" process. Designing the card was simple; the Shutterfly service was fast; the price was right; the card stock was high quality; and we were all happy with the end result."
"Card arrived early, beautiful card stock, nice color, and professional look. Really liked the overall experience of making the card was easy. The quality and speed of delivery met all expectations."
"I never expected that making custom Christmas cards would be so easy and look so good. I'm very happy to have such a high quality card for a reasonable price. Now if they could read my mind and have all the envelopes printed with the addresses to whom I want the cards sent to I'd be all set!"
"I just got my order in the mail and was thrilled with the product. I was very pleased with the quailty of the cards, printing, and timely arrival!"
If you’re thinking about doing a family photo Christmas card for the first time, you might not be sure what to have everyone wear. Photo Christmas cards are an excellent choice for your yearly holiday card. Recipients often love the personal touch and the joy of seeing the sender’s family up close and having fun. There are no firm rules about how to dress for a family photo, but some tricks of the trade can certainly help.
For style, you’ll want to make sure everyone looks like they belong at the same location. If one person is dressed up and another is dressed down, it can make the card look off balance. Instead, have everyone dress for the same event, whether it’s fancy, laid back, for a 70 degree day or for a 30 degree day.
There are a few great options for color. You can choose one or multicolor Christmas cards to weave throughout the picture that complement each other. For example, someone can have a red scarf and a blue checkered shirt, and another person can have red shoes and a blue ski hat. Just make sure you don’t have everyone dressed with the same top color and the same bottom color, or it can bring attention away from the people in the picture and have it placed on the clothing instead. Another color consideration is whether you want to have muted colors or vibrant colors. Either option works, as long as it’s consistent
Your Christmas card photo can take place in any number of locations. Just choose something that feels comfortable for you. In front of the fireplace is always cozy, or any setup that displays spending time with family. Examples of the latter are on a trail, having fun in the snow or sitting under a tree. The most important tip for a successful Christmas photo is to have fun!
Once you have your perfect photo, you can choose your perfect card. Shutterfly has a wide variety of cards to choose from, including iconic Christmas cards and cards to celebrate a baby’s first Christmas. Your card is sure to be a big hit.