One of my favorite things to do each fall is start planning my Christmas card for the year. I think we were pretty slack our first Christmas or two with Brooklyn, but around 2007, I discovered the flat photo card! Thank goodness for Shutterfly's option to do photo collages, because I would have never been able to pick just one picture each year!
Here are two of our cards from years past. I usually try to incorporate significant events from the past year in our card without even saying a word (ie: Disney World or say, the birth of another child!).
This year, I am so excited because I will be using one (or several!) of the photos from a Molly Cook session (to be taken this weekend). I started looking on Shutterfly's website last week to see some of their new designs...oh my goodness! There are so many to choose from- literally HUNDREDS! I like to do a different color and style from the previous year(s) so I am so thankful that Shutterfly saves all my old projects in "My Shutterfly" account. (I would never be able to remember otherwise, and though I am sure the recipients don't remember, I just want to keep things "fresh.")
Here is just one example of a 2010 Shutterfly Flat Stationary Card. I love the green, black, and white color palette, the multiple photo spots, AND the cute monogram. I may have just given away my holiday card template because the more I look at this one, the more I love it. :-)
In addition to having an endless supply of holiday cards, Shutterfly also has some of the best photo gifts I have ever seen. For the past 3-4 years, I have given my grandparents one of their 12 month calendars (perfect for the people who have everything and need nothing but pictures of their great-grandchildren).
And want to personalize your gifts just a bit more? Visit their gift tag selections to purchase something supercute to personalize all those awesome gifts you will be giving this year.
So, now I am off to peruse the card selection, work on this year's calendar, and maybe even design a gift tag or two.
Happy holidays, ya'll!
(In full disclosure, in exchange for this review I received 50 free cards from Shutterfly.)