Yes, I know it's not even Halloween yet - but I'm already picking out my Christmas cards. You can NEVER be too early in this process! Plus, with 2 boys now, the picture-picking-process takes me a little more time.
I used Shutterfly last year for my Christmas cards and will be returning to them again. I was impressed with the quality of the cards I ordered, the speed of their service, and how easy it was to upload and create my design. Here are a few of my (many many many) front-runners from their 2011 Christmas Cards collection:
This one is playful and if I can narrow myself down to one shot, it's a contender!
I like that this card gives 4 picture options. And this one, it's just plain cute! I love the little trees.
I'm also going to do a few calendars this year too - something for our offices, something for the 'fridge. I like that you can personalize the dates with text and pictures. I think Matthew would get a kick out of seeing himself on a calendar.
I'm also thinking about doing a few photo collages from Shutterfly's photo gifts selection. We're creating a photo wall in our main stairway and we're looking to have a few different framed looks on the wall. I like the idea of a photo collage for a few of the frames.
I certainly have lots of uploading and designing to do - and lots of decisions to make (especially now that I have our pro pics in the mix to choose from!).
And now for the fun stuff - the giveaway! Shutterfly is giving me the opportunity to give something to you. Three lucky readers who leave a comment on this post will get 25 free cards from Shutterfly! So take a look around their site, let me know what cards catch your eye. I'll pick winners next Monday, the 24th (don't forget to leave an email address if you don't have one in your profile!).
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