"I always order our Christmas cards through Shutterfly but was so excited to see a Christmas card that doubles as an ornament. The cards are on very thick cardstock and are shaped like snowflakes. You can choose a picture and wording for both the front and the back. The cards come with a hole punched in the top of the card as well as gray ribbons to place through that hole for hanging the ornament/card. The size of the card is 6x6 I believe. If you get the square envelopes it will cost extra postage to mail them. Shutterfly gives you the option of a rectangle envelope which will cost just the regular price to mail so just be sure to click on that option when it comes to the envelope part of the editing. One thing I love about Shutterfly is that their color calibration on their photos cards and other items are always nice and consistent which I haven't found to be the case with other companies. Several times during the Christmas season Shutterfly offers 10 free cards when you only have to pay shipping. I designed my card ahead of time so that I am able to get free cards each time they are offered. All in all a great product!"
"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."
"This card came out beautiful. The hardest part was deciding to do my picture in color or black and white, I did it in color and absolutely love it! The colors are vibrant and I would definitely recommend using this card! Very happy!!!"
"I was really pleased with these cards. I only ordered 10 because I wasn't sure if I'd be happy with the quality, but I was pleasantly surprised with them. I will certainly order more in the future!"
"I love Shutterfly's products. I have ordered cards and photobooks since 2008 and have always been pleased with the selection of styles, quality of the final product and quickness of delivery. I also love that I can access all my photos any time on any computer. Thanks for a quality service!"
Everyone has someone on their gift-giving list who already seems to have everything they could possibly want or need. Rather than purchasing a gift that might not be needed or enjoyed, surprise the person who has everything with a completely customized gift that has sentimental value. Here are a few of our favorite creative gift ideas for the person who has it all – perfect to pair with a textured Christmas card.
Anyone can purchase a generic necklace or bracelet for a friend, but personalized jewelry is the perfect sentimental gift for the people in your life who already have all of the generic pieces they could possibly want. Choose photo charm necklaces or charming bangles customized with pictures or initials. Tuck the jewelry into textured Christmas cards with a heartfelt, personalized message for each friend.
An attractive stainless steel growler is the perfect gift for the beer-loving man or woman who has it all, especially if it is customized with initials or a favorite saying. Don’t forget to have the year etched into the front or back of the container so the recipient will always remember the year he or she received the most epic Christmas gift.
Even the person who has it all probably hasn’t done it all, so surprise him or her with a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Make sure you choose something he or she will actually enjoy doing. Ideas include an introductory airplane flight lesson, scuba diving training, race car driving lessons and sky-diving tickets.
Does your friend have a cause or charity that means a lot to him or her? If so, the perfect Christmas gift may be a charitable donation in his or her name. Be sure to do your research and choose a reputable charity before donating.
These gift ideas place more emphasis on sentimental value than on monetary value, which makes them perfect for the people in your life who already have everything. Keep in mind that it is essential to order customized gifts in advance if you want to ensure that they are ready to give away by Christmas.