"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."
"Just what I wanted looks great! I never need a lot of holiday cards so this was just right and they are beautiful."
"I was very pleased with my Christmas Cards and people have commented to me that they loved receiving them. The only thing I would have changed is that the message inside was printed too large, but that is the size I chose and I'm to blame for that. I wish I could have seen it better and had known it was so large."
"I love cards with different photo options! I have a large family, and I love to have cards with an individual photo of each child, plus at least one group photo. This card is easy to personalize, and has a lot of different color options too! I don’t always plan a holiday photo, so this way I can make the card look good with whatever pictures I end up using. The snowflakes are an added bonus, they’re my favorite holiday card background!"
The iconic shade of deep, vibrant red has always been associated with the Christmas holidays. Despite the bitter cold temperatures and the lack of varied plant life during the holiday season, various pops of red persist. Bright red poinsettias and the crimson colors of red holly in wreaths welcoming guests inside keep the tradition of red in Christmas. If you’re looking for a design that combines both the standard coloring of the season with something a little more modern, Shutterfly has some options. You can go beyond the basic design of a red option and make it prettier with red foil Christmas cards. Then, your holiday joy can be felt many miles away in the form of a beautiful card.
A card that puts the rich jewel tones of Christmas red front and center is one that conveys a message of hope and well wishes. Choosing a red themed Christmas card to customize can be a great way to get in the holiday spirit. You can even try to incorporate red in your photo shoot if you prefer the look of a photo holiday card. For a family picture that greets everyone on your Christmas card list, try coordinating your outfits with the same shade of red. Don’t go overboard with everyone decked out in crimson from head to toe. Instead, personalize it and use small pops of scarlet accessories to bring it all together. For example, scarves, hats, gloves or shoes can give it a subtle look. You can upgrade your card’s wow factor by choosing Christmas cards with red foil accents. These take this rosy color to the next level and make it even more magical for the season.
A bright holiday greeting in red is the best way to tell all of your favorite friends and family members to have a wonderful Christmas. Even when the snow outside reaches it peak, the warmth of Christmas red is sure to bring happiness and festive thoughts to everyone.