What customers have to say about our Holiday Cards
January 2, 2013
2012 Holiday Cards
"Our family and friends loved our 2012 holiday cards! Normally we go to JCPenny to have our holiday pictures taken, but due to a timing and procrastination issue, we would not have recieved the cards back in time to mail them out before Christmas, so we pulled out the camera and the tripod and starting snapping pictures of the family. We uploaded the pictrues on Tuesday, ordered the cards on Wednesday and had cards in our hands by Friday. Now that we know how professional the cards came out, we will be ordering future holiday and special occasion cards from Shutterfly more often."
October 17, 2012
"I create art so instead of a photo of me, I send out a photo of an art piece on my Christmas Cards. This year I have used 3 different companies to create cards....shutterfly, my publisher, and thru my Mac photo program. Shutterfly was the best because of clarity and quality of digital photo, you can create on the front AND the back of the card, the fonts for changing type are expansive and the heavy weight card stock is a premium.
I also photographed and digitally enhanced photo's of my friends houses and created note cards with their homes on the front. Then will give them as Christmas gifts. Again the quality was superior and I am really pleased with the heavy weight card stock and lovely envelopes. I was also able to create return address labels with my design."
October 11, 2013
"I have been using Shutterfly for quite a while now (mostly for photo books) and they have continued to improve their tools to the point that I just love creating things with them. Of course, the more I get, the more I want. ;-) Sometimes I love a card/label design/color, but the photo orientation (landscape vs portrait) is wrong for the photo I want to use. But even my second choice turns out great! Just one tip for anyone going digital to print - remember that your photos will look brighter on a computer screen, so you may want to lighten some of them up for any printed versions. Maybe Shutterfly has suggested that and I've missed it. Anyway, thanks Shutterfly - you help the creative me and have become quite a friend. :-)"
December 15, 2012
"The cards were beautiful. The paper was very thick and made the cards feel more elegant. Our photo had a white background which looked perfect in this card."
December 4, 2012
"I love Shutterfly, this was the first project I did. Making Christmas cards was simple the hardest part was choosing a card. I liked so many and using the favorite's feature I was able to narrow it down. I was really surprised to receive an email when I was done that allowed me to track my package with Fed Ex daily. I received my cards pretty quick and I was really happy with the results. I love love them."
Building New Holiday Traditions as a Family With Young Children
Celebrating the holidays as a family is one of the true joys in life. Children get to experience holidays like Christmas, Easter, and Independence Day for the first time with the help of their parents; adults have the opportunity to relive that magical wonder through the eyes of their children. Together parents and children can create holiday magic at any time of year.
Traditions can be as simple as sending Christmas cards as a family or as involved as baking cookies for all the neighbors. Juggling each parent’s personal family traditions with the needs, preferences, and abilities of younger family members can feel challenging. In reality, this is just an opportunity to revisit old traditions with new eyes. There are ways to integrate your favorite activities into your household and still celebrate the true meaning of each holiday.
Mailing Cards Together
Writing a long and thoughtful Christmas letter to family members is a treasured tradition in many households. However, coming up with the time to composes these letters can be difficult when small children require attention.
You can involve young children in this task by encouraging them to draw or color pictures for grandparents, cousins, uncles, and aunts. Engage kids only as long as they are willing to stay involved; boredom or fatigue will make them less inclined to create their own artistic efforts. If children can only color one image, scan or photograph that and use it as the art on your custom holiday greeting cards.
Kids can get involved in card preparation in other ways too:
Let kids tuck letters and cards into addressed envelopes.
Older kids can affix return labels.
Give kids the opportunity to select your roll of holiday stamps.
Bring children to the post office and let them help you mail the cards.
Holidays are a time for true family togetherness. Even in the midst of all the busyness of the season, that cozy feeling can be kept in your heart by sticking close to your favorite traditions.