What customers have to say about our Christmas Cards
October 31, 2016
Love these snowflake Christmas cards!
"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!"
December 9, 2012
A Nice, Unconventional Holiday Card
"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."
December 2, 2012
"I am thrilled with my cards. The service was EXCELLENT!"
October 12, 2012
"The card is a really nice quality and even with 9 pictures on the card the collage still looks really nice"
September 29, 2012
Professional Looking Card
"Shutterfly produced a nice holiday greeting card that I can send to friends and family. The shipping and handling charge was expensive though."
Green Christmas Cards
Many cultures have used evergreen trees to symbolize eternal life, and during the cold, winter holidays, these trees were a sign that spring would come again. Christmas tree decorating has taken on a life of its own, but you can bring back some of that naturalist intent with plenty of live, green decorations in your home this season. Soon, your Christmas will be as green as your eco-friendly, green Christmas cards. Here's how!
Trim the Tree
Instead of chopping down a full tree, why not bring just a few trimmings home? Not only are you keeping a tree in its natural environment where animals and insects call home, but you can use the trimmings in a variety of places. Since they're small, it's easy to slip them alongside other home decorations, or string multiple ones together to make your own wreath.
Making a Wreath
Any round base works for making a wreath, but if you have some old metal hangers laying around, you don't have to buy any extra supplies. Once you have a base, hot glue lets you fix the trimmings in whatever way you want. Add some personal touches and your wreath is ready to hang.
Garlands and Bookends
Using a similar idea as making your own wreath, you can use glue or string to tie many trimmings together to make your own garland. You can hang this on your mantle, down a stair railing or even trim your television. Another idea is to bunch some trimmings together and use them as bookends.
Real holiday garlands are a great way to get into the season and they make your home smell amazing. If you're going green this holiday season, try making square Christmas cards, too. Whether they're just for bringing cheer to your Christmas list, or you're using them as holiday invitations, the bright pop of green will keep spring alive when the ground is inches in snow.