A Shutterfly Christmas–Plus a GIVEAWAY

It has become an annual tradition to let my readers help me pick out our family Christmas cards. I know some people think Christmas cards are unnecessary in the age of Facebook, but it is one of my favorite things about the holiday season. I love seeing people’s families and displaying the cards in my home to enjoy throughout December.

This year we had some awesome professional photos taken so I am even more excited to order our cards. As opposed to our usual mediocre pictures taken in our dimly lit house with a cell phone……

This year we are ordering from Shutterfly. We have used them several times and their quality and customer service are always impressive. And their selection is AMAZING. Here are our top 5 considerations for holiday cards this year.

1. Fun Memories

Oh What Fun

One of the new offerings from Shutterfly are their tri-fold designs. I am pretty partial to them because they allow you to display more photos. I particularly love this one with the bright colors and the place to offer up a little Christmas update. I finally let the Christmas letter go last year, but this lets me still get a little blurb in.

2. Happiest Memories

Happiest Memories

This one just screams classy. The font, the colors – it is just perfection. We have some awesome black and white pictures that would look amazing with this card.  It is a top contender for sure.

3. Joyful Blessed Wishes

Come Let Us Adore Him

Our faith is a huge part of our life and Christmas time is a very obvious time to share that with those in our lives. I think I would add some color to this card with pictures, but I like how this uses the black and white theme. It also comes in red if you want a little more color.

4. Our Top Moments

Our Top Moments

Although we got professional pictures done this year, we pretty much document our lives via cell phone pictures uploaded to Instagram. This card would be a PERFECT way to use those pictures and recap the year. So much better than just a list of highlights, this card lets you highlight the year in pictures.

5. Simplest of Joys

Simplist of Joys

Since it really is all about the photos, I love the simplicity of this card. I big puffy heart love this border and the font of the word “Joy”. I even have an adorable picture of my kids snuggling like that. It might just be meant to be!!

Shutterfly has so many great card options to chose from (as well as a whole array of photo gifts that would be amazing for anyone on your list).

  • Classic: Traditional colors, iconic illustrations, aspirational sentiments, snowflakes, monogram
  • Contemporary: trend forward colors, texture and layering, water color techniques, shine, glitter, Instagram pictures are perfect for this style
  • Whimsy: humor and nostalgia meet, fun sentiments
  • Merry and Bright: all about color and having fun
  • Religious: metallic type treatments, incorporated story ideas
  • Photo Basics: multiple colors, vertical type, family name highlights

I have a $50 credit to Shutterfly to help you with your holiday card or photo gift needs. Shutterfly will also kick in for your shipping to make it an even sweeter deal. This is a quick giveaway so you can get your cards ordered in a timely manner. Good luck!!

Disclosure: I received compensation in the form of product for this post. As usual all opinions are mine.

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  1. I love Shutterfly. I use it for my class photos so parents can order products if they want. :)

  2. I love number #5, too! I love getting cards from friends that can then transition to the fridge so I can see them all year!
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  3. Amanda says:

    Shutterfly has great cards. I love the first one!!

  4. Rebecca says:

    I love all of them! So hard to choose, but I would probably go with #3!

  5. christie says:

    I love A Year of Blessings

  6. Cheerful Bubbles!
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  7. Jessica says:

    I live the one with your top moments of the year- that would be awesome!

  8. I love the Bright Merry Wishes and Wonderful Life flurries! So pretty!

  9. I’ve been creating my cards today and I love the Snapshot Collage template to allow for more pictures!

  10. Erin R says:

    Joyful Blessed Wishes is my definite favorite, but Our Top Moments is 2nd.

  11. Wow, I love the Merry And Magical card on Shutterfly.

  12. Junglewife says:

    Love the Glistening Snowflakes card!

  13. Rachel says:

    Don’t lose the blurb! I vote you keep the annual Christmas letter feel alive and use number 1! :-)

  14. I am a huge shutterfly fan. Love it.

  15. Stephanie says:

    I really loved the enchanted frame card – really classy looking!

  16. Basically, b/c I want to display that first one, that’s the one I want you to get. :)

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  17. Julie says:

    like sparkling snowflakes

  18. Well, shoot. I *just* ordered my cards from Shutterfly this weekend. I love that #2 though!
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  19. Mary Happymommy says:

    I like the Simple Elegance card design.

  20. I love Shutterfly. I love Christmas cards. And I vote for #4. :)
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  21. I haven not sent out a Christmas card in YEARS!! But, I am thinking that, since I got married this year, I should probably start! I like the same one Jill mentioned – Fun Memories. This would be a great way to post multiple pictures and to give a little synopsis on the year.

  22. Gretchen Kornberg says:

    I don’t think you can go wrong with any of them, but my vote is for #1.

  23. Ashley C says:

    I love the Wishes Dreams Love card!


  24. I LOVE the tri-fold you showed as #1!! Definitely my favorite – it’s so colorful!

  25. Lisa Hierstein says:

    Thank you for helping me to decide which card!

  26. Rebecca says:

    I like the simple elegance cards!

  27. I also love #1. I may be the only person in America who feels this way, but I like hearing the updates and getting the scoop. Pictures are great, but I love reading people’s words, too. Maybe that’s why I’m a blogger :)
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  28. Tamara Sz says:

    So many nice ones, but I like the Special Joys Christmas Card!

  29. Emilie says:

    I really like the Shining Cheer!

  30. Chris says:

    I like beyond measure. :)

  31. Tammy F. says:

    I like the Sparkling Frame tri fold card.

  32. I love the Shiny & Bright card– pretty and to the point! :)

  33. Nicole says:

    I love Behold the Joy

  34. Liz N says:

    I like the Preppy Snowflake cards!

  35. Merry and Magical!

  36. April R. says:

    I love the our top moments cards! This would be so such an amazing giveaway to win! Thanks!


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