"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!"
The holidays are a wonderful time of year for many people around the world, as they allow for an opportunity to visit with friends and relatives that might live a great distance away. However, due to the gift-giving nature of the season, Christmastime also tends to involve spending a great deal of money on presents for these same friends and relatives. With all of the money flowing out of your bank accounts, you are likely looking for opportunities to save wherever you can. To that end, consider investing in a set of affordable Christmas cards from Shutterfly this year. This way, you get to keep your loved ones up-to-date on the latest goings-on in your family without breaking the bank on something overwrought.
You want holiday cards you send to be fun and unique, so hearing a term such as affordable Christmas cards is likely to make you think you’re compromising those qualities at first. However, these less costly options have the same high level of aesthetic appeal as our other products. Many have long dimensions that will make them stand out from the other cards your recipients will be getting.
Our designs range from consisting of bright and colorful graphics to containing minimal graphics and wording in order to make more space for photographs of your family’s smiling faces. Whatever your personality and lifestyle, chances are we have the means to reflect them in our choices of cards.
Whether or not you are planning on them, there are going to be events in the coming year that require well-crafted stationery. Perhaps one of your friends will decide to get married and you’ll want to throw her a bridal shower or you’ll choose to get your spouse a beautiful framed family portrait as a birthday gift. Whatever the occasion, rest assured that Shutterfly can help you out.