"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."
"I'm really pleased with these cards. Printed on both sides means I can send family pictures and a Christmas card picture both at once plus space for text. Nice quality. Good price."
"I just love Shutterfly. This company has never failed me when it comes time to order prints, cards, anything I may want with that personal touch. They are always giving free stuff too! Not to mention an incredible personal website in which to store all my pictures. What more could you ask for? My hats off to you Shutterfly. Oh yes, the Christmas cards I just ordered?, "perfect" thank you."
"The cards were delivered VERY fast and the quality was VERY good! Thank you!"
If you are looking for a unique and personalized way to deck the halls after ordering and sending your white Christmas cards, there are many different do-it-yourself decorating options to consider. Check out these four creative ideas that are quick and simple.
These ornaments are quickly growing in popularity. Simply paint an ornament with chalkboard paint, and once it dries you can draw on it with chalk to create your own custom ornament for your guests. If you are hosting a holiday party, this could be a fun activity that you can use to engage your guests and have them take home as party favors, or a fun activity to do with the little ones.
If you hold on to old Christmas cards and you have some nice ones, such as these winter wonderland Christmas cards, then try using them in your decorating. You can attach the cards to a matboard with glue or tape. You can either frame one picture in the matboard, or line several around the frame, then hang it on a door or tree!
A quick and easy way to customize your wreath is to build your own. All you need for this decorative creation is a Styrofoam wreath, various present bows and glue. Simply glue the bows to the wreath in whatever pattern and color scheme you desire to create your personalized wreath.
Hot chocolate jars are delectable decorations, and very easy to make. Collect some mason jars, hot chocolate and your favorite toppings. Place the hot coco at the bottom and layer the rest of the ingredients on top. Not only will you have beautiful decorations for your home or holiday party, but they can also serve as party favors. To enjoy, recipients would just need to add water or milk to the jar.
These are just a few of the many enjoyable DIY Christmas decorations that you can consider. Try one or try them all to enjoy a unique and personal Christmas.