"I love the Shutterfly greeting cards because you can put something inside, outside, and on the back, on four panels, for a price that is very competitive with professional photography greeting cards where you can only put something on the front or back. I like putting sayings inside my cards and additional images. I find the printing on card stock and the satin finish both very very pleasing. I purchased a matching labels with my cards, Fix them over the Shutterfly logo, and sell them in local stores. People are amazed."
"Cards were adorable."
"I made ten cards with this selection for my dog to send to his good canine friends. I was able to put in a total of 8 pictures of my dog's adventures during the year. The "humans" loved them too!"
"Our Christmas card turned out great. However, there were no extra envelopes. In years past there were always 3-5 extra envelopes. Considering the cost I think this was very short sighted. I have 3 extra cards but no envelopes."
"In the past I've ordered cards with our photo on it but this year I ordered cards with a holiday painting that I just recently completed and I couldn't be happier."
Sending Christmas cards to your family and friends is the perfect way to spread holiday cheer and show the people you care about what you’re thinking of them, even if you can’t be together for the holidays. It is important to know when you send them, though. Of course, it’s the thought that counts, but a card received in December are always a bit more cheerful than one that gets there mid-January.
Always Plan Accordingly
When to send out your holiday cards depends on several factors. Think about where you live. If you are in a city that gets lots of snow or ice in the winter, you will want to send a week earlier than you normally would account for possible delays. Next, determine how far your cards need to travel. Are you sending them locally, across state lines or overseas? Local mail usually takes about a week, but sending to another state could take two or three, and mailing cards overseas can take several weeks, especially when you factor in the postal service being busier than normal during the holidays.
The type of cards you send also factor into the equation. If you plan on sending a holiday card with a family photo, you should have the photo taken by mid-November. This gives you time to create and order your holiday cards, wait for their delivery, address them and get them in the mail. No matter which type of card you choose to send, you want to ensure you don’t send them later than the first or second week of December. If you send them later, even local friends won’t receive them before the holidays.
You Don’t Have to Forego Style if You’re Running Behind
You may be thinking that you’re too far behind to send a great holiday card, but that’s simply not true. Shutterfly offers beautiful snowflake Christmas cards in a range of styles. Even the most basic card will look classier and more beautiful with a designer edge. Rounded edge Christmas cards are one of the most popular options offered, and they’re easy to mail—no special postage required.