"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."
"Love the card and the picture I choose was exactly the same the way it was made on the card I ordered. Highly recommended."
"These cards came out great. Shutterfly is the best."
"My Grandfather has been sick for a while and because of my currant health conditions I am not able to visit him in the hospital, so I decided to make him a 5x7 folded card through Shutterfly! I used a picture of my daughter ( his great grandaughter ), my mother ( his daughter ) and myself ( his grandaughter ) on the front and a personalized message inside! My mother dropped it off to him and said it brought tears to his eyes! and that its now hanging right beside his bed and that he shows every nurse and doctor who comes in to check on him! And that's exactly what Shutterfly does... It brings love and joy to everyone!!! I am so happy and Shutterfly I love you so much!!!"
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:
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:
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!