Ideas & Inspiration

We’re here to inspire and celebrate ways to stay connected to those who matter most. Share memories on your lifetime journey. Whether you’re looking to make the perfect photo book, greeting card, or decorative wall art, we’ve got you covered. Explore our innovative home decor tips, fun family activities, and creative ways to preserve your favorite photos.

July 26, 2021

Ultimate Back To School Supplies List For 2021

Whether you’re going to school in person or prepping for virtual or home school, use our back to school supplies list to stay organized. With Shutterfly, you can create personalized products to hit every item on your list and send your kids back to school in style. 8 min read

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July 23, 2021

Best Back to School Gift Ideas for Students and Teachers

Kids and teachers are heading back to school this year with more excitement than ever. Time to shop! From personalized backpacks to fresh school supplies to teacher gifts, this guide is your one-stop-shop to make the school year extra special. 6 min read

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July 20, 2021

How To Plan A Wedding For A Short Engagement

Even quickly planned weddings require a few traditional basics, such as invitations, save the date cards, and thank you cards. With our time-saving ideas, you can personalize your wedding stationery and all your other wedding staples super fast. 8 min read

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July 19, 2021

How To Choose The Best Paper For Photo Prints

Showcase your favorite memories with the best sizes, materials, and finishes. We’ve put together an in-depth guide for choosing the best paper for photo prints. 10 min read

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July 16, 2021

How to Plan a Wedding: Simple Steps to Wedding Planning

You've said "yes," but you're still a little way from saying "I do." Shutterfly's selection of wedding stationery, photo albums, bridal shower invitations and more will help you add your own personal style to everything you need for the the big day. 6 min read

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July 15, 2021

Wedding Invitation Wording Examples

Though couples tend to struggle over wording their wedding invitations, it's not as complicated as it looks. This guide covers a range of wording options for all of your wedding stationery so they reflect your sentiments and delight your guests. 10 min read

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July 13, 2021

The Best Photo Print Sizes: 29 Options for the Home

Whether you’re printing images for frames, for a photo wall, or for a gift, it’s important to know about standard photo print sizes and how they could affect your printed image. That’s why we’ve built this complete guide on custom photo print sizes to make the best choice. 6 min read

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July 12, 2021

Upload Photos Online With These Simple Tips

If you’re like us, you take tons of photos every week. Everything from capturing latte art at your favorite cafe to this summer’s beach getaway, there isn’t something too small or too simple that shouldn’t be treasured. But with the love for… 3 min read

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July 7, 2021

Go Plastic Free With Reusable Items

Celebrate plastic-free July with Shutterfly by committing to using less plastic. Our personalized gifts, including tote bags, travel mugs, and even wine totes are all easy swaps to make with everyday items--and help make the planet a little greener. 6 min read

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July 6, 2021

Wedding Hashtag Generator

There are no shortage of wedding trends to explore when planning. From creative dessert spreads to elaborate photo booths, the modern-day wedding is full of fun breaks from tradition. Create a catchy wedding hashtag that'll be used for your wedding. 5 min read

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July 5, 2021

How to Make the Perfect Photo Book

Creating a photo book is a simple way to transform your photo memories into stories that can be shared with others. Learn how to make the perfect photo book so you can preserve your favorite milestones and relive specific moments through every page. 9 min read

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July 5, 2021

What is a Metal Print? Here’s What You Should Know

Metal artwork has been a form of self-expression since ancient times. Metal prints, also known as metallic prints, are modern, high definition art pieces made of a sleek metal panel (usually aluminum), layered with any image of your choosing. 5 min read

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