"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."
"Love this idea! You get to give a little insight on your past year. Great for people who are short on time. The print is a little small, so I would recommend using less words than allowed for larger print."
"This Christmas card came out amazing! It is well worth it. Everyone commented on how nice this card was. I definitely recommend getting this card."
"the card looks good but i should've gotten glossy instead of matte material. the pictures came out alright, so make sure to put in big resolution pictures. shipping time was good too"
For many people, Christmas is all about traditions. Favorite foods, heirloom decorations, gathering the relatives together to share stories, and welcoming new family members into the fold – these are just a few of the traditions that families everyone hold dear, especially at this special time of year. You can keep these traditions alive by sending elegant and thoughtful classic Christmas cards to everyone on your list. These beautiful items will certainly find a special place in the holiday displays of all the people you care about.
What makes something a classic? Often, it is that special feeling of familiarity and cozy joy. Christmas is the perfect time to recapture that special feeling and it can be done with something as simple as a card. These are just a few of the classic scenes you can look for in card illustrations:
• Cozy fireplaces
• Family togetherness
• Victorian-themed Christmas trees
• Ornaments, greenery, and other attractive decorations
• Snow-covered landscapes
Cards with traditional artwork, inspirational messages, religious sentiments, or an historic character are also great choices for anyone wanting to send a classic message to friends, relatives, or customers. Thanks to Shutterfly’s enormous selection of holiday cards, finding a variety that perfectly suits your tastes is easy. You can then personalized your cards and arrange for them to be shipped directly to your door.
Personalizing classic Christmas cards is easy. Just select the design you want, follow the on-screen prompts, and finally add your finished creation to the shopping cart. Our online design studio gives you lots of options to customize your holiday cards in a truly distinctive way.
Your friends and family members will love receiving cards with uplifting, inspirational imagery. Trying to decide on what to write in your Christmas card? Show them you care with a personalized Christmas message. This is the perfect time of year to remind people of the most important things in life. Share these classic Christmas cards with everyone on your list.