"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."
"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."
"Loved our Christmas card by Shutterfly. Recipients always ask where we had them done."
"Cards are perfect! Fast, exact, beautiful. Thanks. See you next year!"
"The cards I designed with a photo taken by my son on a vacation turned out beautifully! We were all impressed...We aded a quote inside the card to match the theme of the photo and carried the photo to the small box on the back of the card with yet another inspirational quote...the "rough edge" option around the main photo made it look clean and strong, a very artistic statement! I love them!"
There are few colors that suggest the winter holidays more than red. Anciently associated with royalty and power, this hue is both warm and rich, evoking a sense of comfort and adding that cozy touch to your personalized cards. Personalized holiday cards are the perfect choice when you want your notes to be noticed, so design a few today and make your statement this year. Whether you live in a climate with snow or not, white is the perfect tone to use as an accent for fonts, graphics or backgrounds.
Getting those perfect family snapshots for your cards begins with coordinating wardrobe choices for the whole family, even the pets that will be included in the photo. Consider using red as your accent tone and pair it with black, grey, cream or white for a pop of color. These classic hue combinations are timeless, elegant and perfect for both formal and informal settings. A red sweater vest, scarf or hair bow adds a touch of color and makes the whole scene cheerier. For a more dramatic effect, use red in layers. Crimson leggings, jackets and boots are the perfect way to say “holiday.”
Once the cards are in the mail, it’s time to get serious about finishing that shopping list. If you are looking for the perfect gift for that special someone in your life, consider a customizable wall calendar or photo jewelry. In a short time, you can design a personalized gift that expresses just how much you care.
Need something a little more masculine? Use a snapshot or two to create custom phone case or desktop plaque. That special guy, be it dad or sweetheart, will be sure to remember your thoughtfulness each time he answers a call or arrives at the office. With the shopping finished and the cards delivered, it’s time to settle in and enjoy spending time with your family this holiday season.