"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 love shutterfly and everything they offer. This card was no exception. The product I recieved is exactly what I saw online-no surprises. I would recommend it."
"I ordered this card to send out for 2012. I don't see a lot of family throughout the year and I loved being able to write a little something about our family to share with them. I was very happy with them when I received them in the mail and I also got a lot of great comments on them as well. Everyone loved them!"
"I love the colors! Everything is great about this card, dont forget to do the back. Lots of space on the back, but the tiny pictures are hard to see, so dont get more than 3 pictures."
Life is made up of beautiful stages that can be challenging, rewarding and surprisingly fleeting. From birth to death, there are so many wonderful seasons in between that deserve to be remembered. Keep the best moments from each season of life alive by capturing and displaying your memories in these fun and unique ways.
It is ridiculously easy to capture practically any moment you choose, now that you can snap a photo in a matter of seconds with your cell phone. However, if you aren’t selective about the moments you choose to capture, you could end up with hundreds of photos that you may never look at again. In order to keep the best memories alive, make sure you capture the right moments – the ones that actually mean something to you. By exercising a bit of discrepancy and immediately deleting photos that don’t speak to your heart or portray a moment in a meaningful way, you will end up with a treasure trove of perfectly-captured moments that you will actually want to display in wall art or other home décor. Can’t find the perfect photo to add? Shutterfly curated a list of Christmas photo ideas to help you create the perfect photos.
Each year, make a list of your favorite photographs and compile them into a Christmas photo book. Choose photos that capture the best of both the big and small moments. A picture of your child admiring a butterfly could be just as important to include in your book as a picture of a child graduating from high school. The key is to choose photos that you love and always want to remember.
If you have a hard time taking annual family photos and you need a little extra incentive, make it a family tradition to create custom Christmas cards each year. In order to have a current photo for your cards, you will be forced to schedule family photos at least a couple of months before you send out your cards. Although getting the family together for pictures can be hectic, doing so will help you keep your memories alive.