"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."
"I received my cards and am pleased with they way they turned out. I was very surprised at how quickly they shipped. I had them in my possession within a week of placing the order. I allowed enough time that I could redo them and place another order if I wasn't happy with them.....no need! I am very happy with the final product."
"Love my cards! they turned out great and will be back for more."
"I LOVE my holiday card! It is the perfect combination for hanging all year round. The colors are perfect for the main picture I had planned for it and I always love the option to apply a family picture to the back as well. What a great Christmas card!!!!!!"
The joy of the holiday season deserves some sparkle! You've found an amazing way to share your shine with gold glitter Christmas cards. Why shouldn't your holiday cards match your tree ornaments? Try gold glitter for both! Custom photo cards decorated with just a touch of glitter are the perfect balance to send to your loved ones, too. No need to worry about glitter dumping out of the envelope when your card arrives. A subtle border is just the right amount of gleam to keep the spirit strong this year!
Select a photo to add to your gold glitter Christmas cards. For a clean, creative look, you could try a black-and-white photo. This style comes in high contrast, or you can take it down to a subtle grayscale, using cool filters on your phone or with computer software. Next, to this sophisticated photography finish, a gold glitter border is high-impact and gets the holiday vibe going strong.
If you decide to choose a color photo, look for one that has lots of negative space in the background (that means the background is free of clutter) or one that shows action close-up. If you go with something too busy, the glitter will compete with the image, but if you balance the factors, you'll have a holiday card that is equal parts fun and elegant.
Gold glitter Christmas cards are already prime candidates for that center-mantel position, but when you customize yours with not just a beautiful photo, but your family's name on the front cover of the card? You're guaranteeing everyone who receives one from you is going to treasure it and display it prominently. Send glitter cards every year, and the gilded border becomes part of your signature, too. They'll be checking the mailbox from the beginning of December, wondering when your Christmas card will arrive!