Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy day to me from Shutterfly!

In early October, I received word that I was selected to host a Shutterfly party, which meant that I got supplies to host a party for friends with balloons, candy, sample holiday cards, and promo codes for free photo books and cards. A few years back, I was skeptical about the quality of Shutterfly's services, but I have since become a believer. We have received a number of books from them, and compared to other companies, like blurb, the books have really turned out well and they make it really easy to do.

I spent some time looking through Shutterfly's website today at their 2010 holiday card collection, and I must say that I was surprised at the variety of the designs. They have lots of different types of designs from contemporary to traditional. While I'm partial to sending cards that are reminders of Christ's birth, sometimes I have a mini silent battle inside my head with the cool, trendy card designs that just show the fun nature of the winter.

Their cards are reasonably priced (starting at 30 cents a card on sale through Nov 3) and incorporate the ability to add an additional photo and write a message on the folded cards. If you add personalized [holiday] return labels, you'll have the best looking cards around.

Here are some of my faves:

In the past, I've tried to find cards that are more than just a card... I want something that will give to a charity or organization I believe in. I was thrilled to see that Heifer International is one of the companies you can opt to give to if you select on of those card designs. Have you heard of Heifer? They give animals to people in poor countries to help them build their infrastructure. We've given to them in the past, and fully support them as an organization. Alternatively, you could support the American Lung Association and LIVESTRONG. If that's something you believe in, you should check those out, too.


I'm excited to do the final selections and attempt to get a good photo of us as a family. It will be Lauren's first Christmas!

Full Disclosure: Shutterfly is giving us 50 free photo cards in exchange for a blog post 
about their holiday cards; HOWEVER, I stand by everything I wrote.


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