"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 picture card ornament!! Has option for one picture on front & two more on the back. Also has text boxes for each picture!! Great card & snowflake shape makes it perfect!! Thanks:-)"
"I was very happy with this product. Quality excellent. Photos clear. I have also done a few photo books. I absolutely recommend those. They come out beautifully."
"These cards are purrrrfect for the animal lover and so easy to create! It took me a matter of minutes to edit these cards and into my cart. I highly recommend them whose kids are not necessarily human, but the small (or big) and furry kind :)"
Have you ever tried sipping homemade hot cocoa around a sizzling hot fireplace while watching reruns of your favorite childhood cartoons? Or maybe you’ve experienced the joy of bringing Christmas joy to the homes of your neighbors and friends by caroling on their doorstep? The holidays are best experienced when you fill them with fun activities and memories. If you are currently looking for fun new ways to enjoy the season, here are three holiday traditions that will make this Christmas season unforgettable.
1. Be Someone’s Secret Santa. This holiday tradition will likely become one of your very favorites. Not only is it simple to do, but it helps to bring the holiday spirit to those who might need it most. Simply choose an individual or family who you know could use some extra cheer this Christmas. Next, choose 12 different gifts to give them (one gift each night beginning on the 12th day before Christmas). The sky is the limit when it comes to the type of gifts you can choose. If it’s a family of young kids, they might appreciate toys, customized puzzles or family games. If it is a young newly-married couple, they might appreciate cash tucked into heartfelt Merry Christmas cards.
2. Watch Christmas Classics. Watching Christmas classics is a tradition that the entire family will love. Choose from old animated cartoons that you watched as a child, or give a few modern holiday flicks a try. No matter what you watch, you will enjoy spending time together snug and warm inside your home.
3. Customize the Tree. Decorating the tree can be a daunting task, but customizing your tree every year can turn a mundane chore into a beloved family tradition. Have your kids make their own ornament projects each year, or consider adding a new custom photo ornament of your family to the tree every Christmas Eve.