Monday, October 17, 2011

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year (Giveaway)

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!).

Good luck!

Disclaimer: The opinions in this post are 100% mine. In exchange for this post, we will receive free holiday cards from Shutterfly. If you're a blogger and would like a chance at receiving 25 free holiday cards from Shutterfly this year, register here: http://goo.gl/DDw7Q

17 comments:

Ash said...

I betweeen the Whimsy And Wonderful
and snow flake ribbion.
Do you use pictures you have taken? or do you go with professional christmas pictures?

Actuary Mom said...

thanks for posting. i like snowflakes ribbon. I'm not sure... we just got our professional photos taken last weekend, and It'll depend on how they turn out.
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thight said...

i love Shutterfly cards! we've used them for our past 2 Christmas cards (and photo books, calendars and stationery). this year I'm thinking about the peppermint palms card w/ a beach picture.
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Heather said...

Check your email! I sent you good news!!

jcwega27 said...

would love to win!
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Jennifer said...

Wow, I am so not ready to think about XMas cards...lol. But this is an awesome giveaway so I will have to think about it :) I love them all but the Merry Little Jingle is really cute :)

Kayla Foreman said...

We did the Pretty Poinsettia last year; I LOVED it. This year I really like Berry Merry and Retro Plaid!

Jenn Marshall said...

I love the Very Merry Moments card!! Nice giveaway ~ I hope to win and do our holiday card early this year! :)

Jenn Marshall said...

Almost forgot - My email address is: jennifermarshall9@gmail.com

Thanks!

Ash said...

oh my email is yayagoon@hotmail.com

Mama Hen said...

So cute! The cards are wonderful! I will be doing calendars also. I do one for my mom every year. It is a great gift! Have a great day!

Mama Hen

Mrs. Gruss said...

i like all the happiness card

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Heather said...

It's so hard to choose, but I think the Family Wall or Blessed Family cards are my fav. (ardiefam@gmail.com)

Brooke said...

I love the Blessed Family Christmas Card. I would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

Laura said...

I love the blessed family one. Thanks for the chance!
Laura

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Hannah said...

Oh my, do I have to pick just one? I love Shutterfly. My favorites are probably Tree of Memories (great chance for more pics of our little guy), Burst of Joy, and Believe in Magic. Sunny Christmas might be fun since we live in So Cal. Whew, I could spend hours picking just one!

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Shutterfly Adict said...

ilove the hanukkah card selection

my favorite is the Star of David. thank you so much for giving me the chance to win..

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