Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Shutterfly Cards 2011

I love Shutterfly. They have given me 25 cards to blog about my Shutterfly Christmas card experience, but I honestly order from them all the time. Last year we created ABC books with photos from Caitlin’s first year. Sean’s Baptism invitations? Shutterfly. It was pretty enough that we used it as part of the decorations.


Valentine's Day. St. Patrick's Day. Easter. Fourth of July. You name it, we've created a card for it.

I’m pretty good at remembering events thanks to e-mail reminders I’ve set up, but we stink at actually sending cards and gifts on time. Being able to create a greeting card online with photos of my little darlings to send directly to the recipient is worth its weight in gold.

I am a bit of a photo card snob. I check the back of the cards we get in the mail to see where they are from. To each their own, but I love the look of Shutterfly photo cards. These are not the plain boring photo cards of years gone by! We went to she beach dressed in Santa hats and the mall dressed in Christmas PJs. We take our cards seriously!

The Irishman and I sat down and went through hundreds of options tonight. We quickly narrowed it down – we wanted a 5x7 folded card. I love the new compare feature. (They didn’t tell me to say that. I am a regular user so I noticed it. Such a great idea!) We used to click back and forth to decide which card we like best.

We had a lot of fun playing with the different options. I saved each one as we went along until we came to THE card. As soon as we plugged in our pictures we knew our search was done. I’m not going to share the finished product on the ol’ blog, but let’s just say I’m looking forward to getting my orange envelope in the mail!

P.S. I love their special offers and coupon codes. I have a coupon code for $10 off a $50 purchase that I got in the mail. It was one of those “One for You – One for a Friend” deals that expires Dec. 15, 2011. If you would like the code, leave me a comment with your e-mail address and I will send it on to you.


I recieved 25 free cards from Shutterfly. All opinions are my honest thoughts.

1 comment:

Agate Lake Girl said...

I love Shutterfly cards. They are so beautiful. (I always check the back of the cards too.) We use Snapfish for most things just because years ago I started storing all my photos there and it's just easier.

For Christmas cards I use Sams Club. 100 cards for $15. You can't beat that. I have a loooong card list so I need value! :)