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."
January 5, 2013
Quick and easy!
"Once I was able to sit down during the holidays and actually put my time into creating our holiday cards, it was quick and easy. I had plenty of room to add all the pictures I wanted plus say what I wanted to say. This Christmas card was just perfect for a family of four kids and parents. I was glad I purchased the group-on that gave me 30 cards for $20.00 plus shipping. That was an early Christmas gift for me!"
December 9, 2012
Joyful Christmas Card
"Turned out great. Was easy to do. I really enjoyed doing it."
November 14, 2012
"Everything is just fine except the size/location of your logo. For a card where I'd like to write a few personal notes, your logo takes up valuable center space and is larger than the message written above it. Would like to see the logo smaller and in a bottom corner."
Rounded Edged Christmas Cards
Sending Christmas cards to your family and friends is the perfect way to spread holiday cheer and show the people you care about that 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 is 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 to 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.