Ideas & Inspiration

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December 1, 2021

How To Make Holiday Cards In 2021

Elevate your holiday card game in 2021 with card-making ideas from Jim Leahey, General Manager for Cards & Stationery at Shutterfly. Take your Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year's, or other holiday card from good to great with tips on layouts, card stock, enclosure cards, gatefold designs, unique greetings, and more. 6 min read

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Burning sparkler, Happy New Year background.
December 7, 2021

50+ Best 2022 New Year’s Captions for Instagram

Are you looking for the best Instagram captions to kick off the New Year? Whether you’re searching for words of inspiration, a clever play-on-words, or any other cute Instagram caption, we have you covered. Check out our complete list of New Year’s captions for Instagram. 6 min read

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Easy mason jar gifts
December 7, 2021

40+ Low Stress Last Minute Gift Ideas

Running out of time and still want a gift that will wow your family and friends? Browse our easy last minute gift ideas that you can put together in minutes. Whether you’re someone who plans ahead, or are known for being a last minute gift shopper, this list of last minute gift ideas has something for everyone. 12 min read

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happy new years messages for 2021
December 6, 2021

Happy New Year Messages for 2022

Ringing in the New Year is a cause for celebration, for spending time with friends and family, and for offering Happy New Year wishes. The Happy New Year messages below express your New Year wishes and sum up the what past year has meant to you. 17 min read

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Parents and son enjoy in sledding on snow.
December 6, 2021

30+ Fun Christmas Activities to Help You Enjoy the Holidays

Make the most of your holiday season with our list of the best Christmas activities for kids and grown-ups alike. With decorations to be hung, seasonal recipes to be followed, and Christmas cards to be put in the mail, there are plenty of holiday-themed experiences to keep us all entertained. That's why we prepared a list of fun Christmas activities you can do with family and friends - or even enjoy solo! 10 min read

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two women exchanging gifts in winter clothes on a city sidewalk.
December 3, 2021

90 Thoughtful Christmas Gift Ideas For Friends

When it comes to Christmas gifts for friends, you want something that’s functional and commemorates your special history together. From DIY Christmas ornaments to homemade goodies, our gift guide has the best Christmas gifts for everyone. Make your best friends feel special this holiday with these thoughtful gift ideas. 18 min read

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November 30, 2021

70 Holiday Quotes For Any Festive Occasion

Find the best happy holidays quotes, holiday wishes, and holiday messages that will help you spread love and celebrate those close to you. From heartwarming quotes about the meaning of Hanukkah to encouraging New Year’s quotes on new beginnings, you’re sure to find the perfect saying for your holiday greeting cards. 8 min read

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November 30, 2021

What to Write in a Holiday Card

Don’t let another holiday season go by without telling your friends, colleagues, neighbors, or family members ones how much they mean to you. If you're stuck trying to figure out what to write in a holiday card, we’re sharing heartfelt messages for everyone you love. 8 min read

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Excited friend attending a friend's housewarming party and giving a wine bottle to her friend at entrance door.
November 29, 2021

14 Traditional Housewarming Gifts and Blessings

Choose from these 14 traditional housewarming gifts to give your friends and family a warm welcome to their new home. With Shutterfly’s personalized gifts, you can create home décor, kitchen supplies, office accessories, and much more. 7 min read

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November 29, 2021

Cyber Monday Deals Guide 2021

Cyber Monday is a great time to find unique deals beyond Black Friday from your favorite online retailers like Shutterfly. Use our Cyber Monday deals guide to find out the best Cyber Monday sales from Shutterfly and shop like a pro to save big for the holidays. 9 min read

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Religious Christmas card
November 29, 2021

75+ Christmas Bible Verses For Cards

Celebrating a Christmas that reflects your religious beliefs is a great way to spread holiday cheer and rejoice in the reason for the season. Although, before Kris Kringle can pay a visit, there are some Holiday to-do’s that need to be checked… 12 min read

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Unique Holiday Cards For 2021
November 27, 2021

Unique Holiday Cards for 2021

Sending a card is a festive way to keep in touch and show you care—as well as a chance to update everyone in your life on all the unique changes over the past year. Commemorate special moments from the year and spread the holiday spirit by sending a personalized holiday card with unique 2021 sentiments. 8 min read

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