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."
October 11, 2013
"I have been using Shutterfly for quite a while now (mostly for photo books) and they have continued to improve their tools to the point that I just love creating things with them. Of course, the more I get, the more I want. ;-) Sometimes I love a card/label design/color, but the photo orientation (landscape vs portrait) is wrong for the photo I want to use. But even my second choice turns out great! Just one tip for anyone going digital to print - remember that your photos will look brighter on a computer screen, so you may want to lighten some of them up for any printed versions. Maybe Shutterfly has suggested that and I've missed it. Anyway, thanks Shutterfly - you help the creative me and have become quite a friend. :-)"
December 15, 2012
"The cards were beautiful. The paper was very thick and made the cards feel more elegant. Our photo had a white background which looked perfect in this card."
December 4, 2012
"I love Shutterfly, this was the first project I did. Making Christmas cards was simple the hardest part was choosing a card. I liked so many and using the favorite's feature I was able to narrow it down. I was really surprised to receive an email when I was done that allowed me to track my package with Fed Ex daily. I received my cards pretty quick and I was really happy with the results. I love love them."
Connecting With Congregation Members That Have Drifted Away
For millions of Americans, attending church on a weekly basis is an important touchstone. This activity provides time for spiritual reflection and emotional recharge. A person’s membership in a religious community can provide them with resources that no other collective of people can. This is why it is so important for religious leaders and community members alike to make sure that everyone enjoys a warm welcome within the company of believers.
Reaching out to people who have drifted away can make a positive difference in lives of everyone involved in this important chain of communication. Something as simple as sending religious Christmas cards with a bible verse or personalized church calendars to people can encourage their attendance and welcome them back into this special community.
Creating a Space for Newcomers and Existing Members Alike
Fostering a spirit of community can be an elusive proposition for a religious leader. Indeed, this is a goal that individuals can rarely achieve. It takes a communal attitude, a philosophy shared by everyone, to make a lasting and meaningful difference. When everyone wants to welcome newcomers, current members, and members who have drifted away then fellowship is easy to find.
When Is the Right Time to Reach Out?
Everyone’s life can become busy and sometimes even the most important personal activities can be derailed by the demands of work, family, health care, or school. There are many occasions throughout the year when reaching out to community members is especially thoughtful. Consider sending cards or notes to absent members on occasions such as:
Independence Day (Fourth of July)
Mother’s Day and Father’s Day
New Year’s Day
These annual occurrences often draw people to their religious group of choice. Reaching out at these times of year can be very effective, especially if a special program has been planned.
Connecting with community members can be highly effective when customized purple holiday cards or greeting cards are utilized. Consider using these to activate your church’s membership body.