"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 wanted to take advantage of Shutterfly's Christmas in summer promotion but mostly I wanted to tell our friends where we had been this summer. Of course and as usual, I found the perfect card -- blurred edges on the front and blank on the inside. They were perfect & I had so much fun filling them out! Love, love, love Shutterfly -- my cards always exceed my expectations."
"I will use Shutterfly next year for Xmas Cards. Their Quality, and service was Excellent. Next year I will explore their Services more deeply, now that they have earned my trust!!"
"I really like the ability to personalize the ornament in this card. Great extra touch."
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.
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.
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.
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.