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."
December 30, 2013
Excellent Christmas Cards
"The cards and return address labels were delivered precisely on the date expected and exactly in the design layout chosen and displayed on the Shutterfly site. During the design phase, I was impressed with suggested warnings and displays of the finished product."
December 11, 2012
"I really liked how easy it was to upload the pictures and put our top 10 on there. It took me an hour to get it picked to finish project. LOVED how they looked when they came in the mail too."
October 24, 2012
"Our Christmas Card turned out great this year!! It's a very bright and happy card and we can't wait to send them out!"
Religious Christmas Cards
3 Ways to Make Christmas More Meaningful
If you’re a religious person, it can be difficult to retain the true meaning of Christmas when you’re swallowed up by the most commercial aspects of the season. While sending out religious Christmas cards and setting up a nativity scene can help get you and your loved ones in the right frame of mind, here are three additional ways you can make the holiday more meaningful.
Start a Holiday Tradition
Spending time with the people you love most is the very best way to make Christmas more meaningful. Carrying out fun and inspiration holiday traditions is one of the easiest ways to make holiday memories that will last. Some ideas include Christmas caroling, taking miniature Christmas trees to tenants in assisted living homes, and reading the original Christmas story around a warm fireplace.
Make Your Own Decorations
It can be fun to shop for fancy home décor and decorations, but it is even more fun and meaningful to spend time creating your own Christmas decorations each year. Hop online with your family and choose your favorite photographs to place on customized Christmas ornaments, or cut out homemade paper snowflakes and hang them around your home. You can also make your own Christmas countdown chain with circles of colored paper stapled together like links in a chain. Remove one link each day to count down the remaining days until Christmas.
Donate Your Time or Money to Charity
Cultivate the spirit of giving in your own home by donating your time or money to charity. You do not have to limit your giving to local soup kitchens or strangers in need. You can also prepare useful gifts for people you know who are struggling. A warm personalized blanket could be the ideal gift for a neighbor who recently lost his job or a single mother who recently moved into your area. Pair your gifts with inspiring religious Christmas cards for the most heartwarming effect.