I have sent out holiday cards since the year I got married. . .1995.
Once Ryan was born, we started sending picture cards. For the first few years, I bought picture sleeve cards, and slid in a picture of Ryan. I hand-wrote short messages and hand addressed all the envelopes. I moved into a handmade card with a picture, as I got more into paper crafting. I finally agreed to printed labels on the envelopes, and with the birth of Owen, the hand written messages got really short.
Last year, for the first time I ordered pre-printed picture cards from Shutterfly. It was love at fist sight. They were easy. They had my personal touch and creative flair. And the BEST part? They were BEAUTIFUL!
I've already been to the Shutterfly site, looking at various designs. . .I don't have a picture picked out yet. . . but here are a few that caught my eye - and I still have time to get the "right" picture to put on the perfect card!
this one is adorable for several pictures -
and this one would be stunning with a black and white family shot or beach picture. . .
Do you need holiday gifts? Shutterfly has an amazing selection of calendars and photo gifts to choose from too!
You could snap a cute picture of your child and their teacher. . .then order one of these for the holidays or even teacher appreciation!
You will have to stay tuned to see which card we end up with. . .it was such a success last year, it will definitely be a Shutterfly Holiday again this year.
Would you like to give Shutterfly a try?
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catch you soon -
note - I received a code to use for 50 free cards to facilitate this post. As always all opinions expressed are my very own.