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."
Surefire Ways to Add Some Pop to Your Christmas Cards
Sending out Christmas greetings is a tradition that many families follow. Because there are so many cards going around during the holiday season, you probably want to find a way to make yours stand out from the crowd. Pop out Christmas cards combine the space of a greeting card with the intimacy of a family photo. Sending this stationery with a little keepsake could be enough of a surprise to make your card pop. Here at Shutterfly, we offer a lot of ways to make your stationery extraordinary.
Pick Design Elements You Love
Because many families choose to display their Christmas cards, we know how important it is to make yours eye catching. Incorporate glitter, color schemes, complementary fonts and special trim as you strive for an elegant yet fun card. As a rule of thumb, you should try to pick out elements you love. If you do not love your pop out Christmas cards, you may not be excited about sending them to your friends and family.
Use the Right Photo
Another way you can increase the appeal of your card is by choosing a high-quality, personality-filled family photo. As your family expands and kids become a reality, taking a good picture can get harder and harder. Thankfully, our photography experts have some advice you may be able to use:
Add props to help distract the kids and make your photo a little more festive at the same time.
Wear matching clothes, or at least clothes with the same color scheme, to make your photo feel polished.
Try capturing a natural moment.
Are you trying to include a pet in your pop out Christmas cards? You can use a pet-themed Christmas card to really center your holiday greetings on your four-legged family member, or make the affair a little more subtle by simply including your dog or cat in the family photo.
Focus on the Message
There are a lot of Christmas-related sentiments you can share with your close family and friends. Do you think a ‘Happy Holidays’ would be more appropriate than ‘Merry Christmas?’ Or are you looking to add a special Bible verse to your card? No matter what sentiment you want to share, focus on your Christmas message to make sure you are saying exactly what you want to say. You can even choose to use the space on the card to send a quick update about your family’s latest news.
For many families, creating a Christmas card is an integral part of the year. Start your creation by looking through the pop out Christmas cards offered here on Shutterfly.