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 13, 2016
Good Quality for a Fair Price
"I was surprised by how sturdy the cardstock is. It is not flimsy. The printing was great as was the photo reproduction."
September 5, 2015
so happy with cards!
"I took advantage of a free set of cards and downloaded a photo of one of my paintings to use on front of card. LOVE the way it turned out. I opted for blank inside so I will be able to use them for any occasion. Will definitely order more and recommend others try it!"
December 4, 2012
Jolly Snowflake Holiday Card
"I was very impressed with the quality and beauty of this card! I used black and white pictures in the background, which made the bright colors stand out and look gorgeous! I use Shutterfly for all my unique, personalized gifts throughout the year!"
Craft Holiday Cards Provide a Handmade Feel
The trend in graphic design for the past five years has been toward textures and natural patterns. Backgrounds such as wood grain, craft paper, chalkboards and even sand are wildly popular for showcasing cherished photos of family and friends. At Shutterfly, we can help you get in on this trend with more than 100 different holiday card templates that feature a textural backdrop. Recipients get the feeling they are holding a piece of handcrafted paper in their hands, and our heavy cardstock will help further the sentiment.
Our craft holiday cards are available with several different design options, so you are sure to find one that matches the photos you choose for the template. For example, if your snapshots feature you and the family on a ski vacation, you could choose a chalkboard background with snowflakes. Here are some other ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
Wood grain: If your family photos this year were taken in a barn or in a field of golden hay, a wood-look template would be perfect for you.
Black/grey: Love that chalkboard look? We’ve got plenty of designs that provide the perfect background for “handwritten” text.
Sand tones: Did your family take a vacation to somewhere tropical this summer? Consider a template with a sand-colored background to make those photos pop. The friends and family on your mailing list will practically feel the sand in their hands.
Kick it Up
Now, just because you choose a card style that seems hand-hewn doesn’t mean you can’t include a bit of glamour. Pairing textures with metallic is another hot trend. Or, you can choose a surprising feature that really “pops.” Check out these choices:
Glitter Holiday Cards: The winter season is all about sparkle, and you can add glittery elements to your craft holiday cards in either gold or silver.
Pop-out: Share your favorite photos with recipients by choosing a card on which the featured shot can be popped out of the card and used as a keepsake.
Design a Craft Holiday Card
Now is the perfect chance for you to add a handmade touch to your holiday cards. Even better is the fact that we offer a number of shipping options, such as next day and super rush. Set your photos up on a craft background to carry your theme and make your snapshots leap off the page. The combination of textures and metallic are absolutely on trend!