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."
December 13, 2012
"I took advantage of the 10 free holiday card offer, and "only" had to pay the almost $7 shipping, which I felt was rather high. The card itself was a beautiful design. However I was a little disappointed with the quality of the print of the picture. The black jacket my husband was wearing appeared purple-ish, seeming to indicate to me that Shutterfly's printing color was running low. If I had paid $.80+ and per card and gotten all my Christmas cards here, I would have been very unhappy, as the picture I submitted was fine, and the original photo showed the jacket black. I will continue to order through Shutterfly, however, since they usually do quality work."
December 6, 2012
These cards were a success
"These cards were a hit with everyone this year. Loved all of the pictures I put on the card - both sides. Writing is small and needs to be enlarged. Love the bright colors. Very happy with this purchase"
December 4, 2012
Love the Card, Except the Signature
"The card is beautiful. The picture quality is perfect and the text is nice. However, the signature is tiny and didn't allow me to make it multilined which frustrated me a bit. Not a big deal but please consider a multiline signature for this in the future."
How to Throw an Elegant Holiday Party
The holidays are a time to relax and spend time at home with your family, but they are also a great time to get dressed up in your best gowns and tuxedos and throw an elegant, glamorous party. All it takes is a bit of preparation.
Choose a Venue
Start by deciding where you want to have your party. If your home would work well with the elegant theme, you may choose to save money by having it at home. If you want something more unique or if you have a large guest list, you may opt to rent part or all of a hotel ballroom or other meeting space in your city.
Consider Your Décor
After choosing a venue, you’ll need to decide how to decorate it. Silver and black is a great base and versatile enough that you can use nearly any color as the accent for flowers, balloons or other décor.
Decide on Food and Drink
Depending on your budget, you could offer your guests a full dinner before dancing the rest of the night. If you prefer to keep things simple, offer simple champagne and cocktails with easy-to-eat hors d’oeuvres. If you do have a sit-down dinner, don’t forget to factor table space into your venue rental so you can be sure you have enough space.
Pick the Music
Do you want a live band or a DJ? Either way, you should a mix of classic holiday songs, newer holiday hits, and non-themed music. By offering a variety, you will be able to keep most or all of your guests happy and dancing.
Once you’ve made all the plans, it’s time to create your guest list and send invitations. Shutterfly offers a wide range of premium holiday cards to meet your needs. You can even upload your own design to use as your unique, customized holiday party invitation.