"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."
"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."
"My biggest problem with all my Shutterfly projects is choosing appropriate pictures. Some may have the same problem. It is an artistic problem but real and may affect how pleased you are with the product. As in any program the more you use it the easier it becomes. That being said I find the quality to be superb. It is easy to navigate through the program and to make corrections. The colors are true to what my monitor portrays. The vivid tones are absolutely beautiful! I wouldn't change a thing. I am happily satisfied."
"I absolutely LOVE Shutterfly customer service! I had ordered my holiday cards, but wanted to tweak a photo, but it was after the 30 minute window. I called and was able to tweak the photo and still have my cards arrive with 2 day shipping -- and at no extra cost to me. What fabulous service! Thank you Shutterfly."
"FANTASTIC card. My only wish is that it was more affordable. I did have to cut my chrismtas list down by half because of the expense of this card... but to those that I sent it to... they LOVED it... just wish I could have shared with more... Love your customer service and your understanding. I work for a company that also is 100% customer satisfaction, but not quite like this... no questions asked, no doubt, just 100% customer satisfaction. I will always get my cards here!"
You've probably sent hundreds of fabulous cards in your life. You know the kind -- bi-fold, with a seasonal greeting inside, and everyone you know gets hundreds of them, too. Or maybe you've always sent updated photo cards, so it's time to maintain your place in the halls of holiday card cool with 5x5 holiday cards. These square cards let you select photos that encapsulate your family's joy while wishing the same to others. The rub is that a 5x5 size is unexpected and welcomed with a big smile. Inspired by how much we all love photo-sharing social media sites that let us look at grids or streams of photos in square sizes, these holiday cards are an awesome way to make your holiday modern and fun.
These square cards let you select photos that encapsulate your family's joy while wishing the same to others. The rub is that a 5x5 size is unexpected and welcomed with a big smile. Inspired by how much we all love photo-sharing social media sites that let us look at grids or streams of photos in square sizes, these holiday cards are an awesome way to make your holiday modern and fun.
Even if you're ready to experiment with this hot card style, you still might want to stick to regular messages or include a collage-style layout of photos like you have in other years. You definitely can with selections that offer you the ultimate in personalization. Pick one photo to show off in a bigger size and then create a border of smaller, square photos around it. Some styles let you pick up to 6 photos, so there's no shortage of fun to share with your holiday cards this year! But if you're back to feeling like you want to play around with the coolest cards out there, you can pick a bracket, ticket, or scalloped silhouettes. Even rounded corners are interesting. No matter what you choose, these aren't your old-school cards.
Ever get one of those premium Christmas cards with everyone in Santa outfits or pretending to take part in a Nativity play? Some Hannukah cards see families pull out the dreidels for playful photos. Those can be hilarious and a super-fun way to make memories with your family, but, these days, holiday cards can feature any photo style you like. If you're going with 5x5 holiday cards, you could also consider using an atmospheric black-and-white photo or a cinematic shot with lots of foregrounds to make your cards unique and memorable.