What customers have to say about our Christmas Cards
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 29, 2013
"I thought I had ordered my Christmas cards in plenty of time to get them and send them out before the Holiday Season. I was told they would arrive by Dec. 17th. When they still had not arrived on Dec. 20th and I saw they were still in production, I emailed the customer service dept. of Shutterfly. They were very helpful. Sped up my card production and had them shipped priority. Then came the glitch with Fed Ex. The cards were in MN the next day but didn't arrive at our house for four days. It was disappointing that I wasn't able to send my Holiday greeting cards before Christmas, but I was so pleased with the quality and Shutterfly's persistence to help me out and make me happy that it didn't matter. So our family and friends received our Christmas cards on the 5th day of Christmas. I'm sure they were able to spend more time looking at the beautiful quality of the card and enjoy it more than right before Christmas. I was very pleased. Thank you Shutterfly. Next year I will get them to you earlier."
January 5, 2013
Quick and easy!
"Once I was able to sit down during the holidays and actually put my time into creating our holiday cards, it was quick and easy. I had plenty of room to add all the pictures I wanted plus say what I wanted to say. This Christmas card was just perfect for a family of four kids and parents. I was glad I purchased the group-on that gave me 30 cards for $20.00 plus shipping. That was an early Christmas gift for me!"
December 9, 2012
Joyful Christmas Card
"Turned out great. Was easy to do. I really enjoyed doing it."
November 14, 2012
"Everything is just fine except the size/location of your logo. For a card where I'd like to write a few personal notes, your logo takes up valuable center space and is larger than the message written above it. Would like to see the logo smaller and in a bottom corner."
Themed Christmas Cards
Christmas Party Theme Ideas
Getting ready to kick off the holiday season with an entertaining and upbeat Christmas party? Why not add an extra element of fun and creativity by coming up with a unique party theme this year? Here are a few amusing ideas to help you get started.
Christmas Movie Marathon
Celebrate some of your favorite Christmas films with a movie marathon party theme. Invite guests to dress up as characters from their favorite Christmas movies, and be prepared to watch humorous or inspiring classics such as Christmas Vacation, Elf, or Miracle on 34th Street. Have plenty of buttered popcorn and sodas on-hand for your party guests to enjoy throughout the party.
Mystery Dinner Party
Looking for an unusual and hilarious way to serve dinner to your party guests? Try a mystery dinner party theme. Prepare a delicious Christmas meal as usual, but don’t let your guests know what you will be serving. Create custom menus that give each meal item and utensil a nonsense name, then have your guests choose which five items they want from the menu.
As an example to get your creative juices flowing, chocolate cake could be termed “Devil’s Advocate” on the menu and a spoon might be called “Tiny Catapult.” Depending on which menu items your guests choose, they could end up with a humorous combination like spaghetti and carrot sticks that must be eaten with a spoon. Add an additional element of fun by marking each guest’s spot at the table with a custom placemat. Take photos of the party to put into a custom Christmas photo book.
Nutcrackers Here, Nutcrackers There!
This fun party theme incorporates details and décor honoring one of the most beloved Christmas ballets of all time. Perfect for the crowd that is both fun-loving and refined, a Nutcracker-themed party should include plenty of nutcracker decorations as well as serving trays featuring a variety of nuts and crackers. Serve plum-colored candies and desserts in crystal dishes in honor of the Sugar Plum Fairy. As the icing on the cake, Send your guests home with themed Christmas cards and customized Christmas tree decorations that will help them forever remember the fun they had at your party.