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."
Textured Christmas Cards
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.
The Experience of a Lifetime
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.