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."
August 31, 2016
"good quality material just wish i can type something on the envelope instead of mailing address. but overall I'm content."
December 26, 2012
"I was soooo happy when my cards arrived two days earlier than I planned. They actually were sent BEFORE Christmas this year! Thanks Shutterfly for your super prompt service!"
November 4, 2012
"Our cards this year arrived promptly and we took advantage of some good discounts. They look terrific but one negative is that the colors on the photo for the inside top flap have the faces splotchy with too much red and a bit too grainy. This is probably due to color printing on both sides of the paper. Unfortunately, this is something that needs to be managed on the printing side, not from our computer. We may reconfigure our design next year to avoid this happening."
Christmas at the Cottage
Twinkling lights, boughs of garland and singing Santa Clauses are not everyone’s idea of an ideal holiday season. For some, a quainter approach to holiday décor captures better the warmth and togetherness of the Yuletide season. From rustic holiday cards to ribbon-laced pine cones, here are some ideas to inspire the pastoral side of your holiday decorating scheme.
Less Is More
The key to a rustic holiday theme is downplaying your décor. Instead of relying on bright lights and sparkling tinsel, use muted, earthy tones to make subtle features pop. Wooden objects, such as decorative pine cones and woven branch wreaths, add a tasteful, yet textural design palette, especially when contrasted with deep reds, silvers and golds.
To add a twinkle to your décor, use candles instead of Christmas lights to create a soft shimmer, like stars glistening in the country sky. Natural firelight adds a quiet ambience to any room, opening a warm, inviting space for the entire family.
Decorating for the Senses
Though much of your holiday décor is based on how it looks, adding fragrance takes your theme to a whole other level. Scented candles, fresh pine and a wood-burning fire bring the true scent of the country into your living room. There is nothing like the scent of fresh cinnamon and the sound of a crackling fire to transport your home to a more idyllic place for the holidays.
Sharing the Holiday Spirit With Others
Finally, tie your entire décor theme together with rustic holiday cards that evoke the style and simplicity of country living. From party invitations to family portraits, share the values of togetherness and simplicity with your friends and family.
Stay up to date with the latest design trends when creating your rustic holiday experience. New inspiration is found every day, and even the simplest objects, like a stick or a pine cone, can become a true piece of pastoral beauty in your home.