Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Making a list...

Can you believe it is November already? The stores are filling up with their Christmas decorations and I am beginning to organize my Christmas plans so that I am not caught with a bazillion things to do on December 21st with 2 kids to cart around and crazy crowds, etc.

A friend of mine told me about a promotion from Shutterfly where I can earn some Christmas cards and I am psyched! In the past I have designed my own (not all it's cracked up to be, even with a degree in Graphic Design), simply included a printed picture of us in a cheapy Christmas Card and ordered a card from one of the many retailers who do picture cards. When my friend mentioned this promo, I jetted on over to Shutterfly's selection of Christmas cards this year and I am happy to report one of the best collections of images (you provide your own photo, but the graphics and such) I have seen in the last few years. I think they are beautiful and creative and not just the run-of-the-mill Christmas trees and Snowmen. I seriously am thrilled about this!

I'm even tempted to use some of their invitations, even though I think my husband would kill me if I suggested a holiday party. (Though I might be able to justify formal invitations to Christmas dinner now that our family is expanding and my step-brothers have wives that we need to include in our holiday festivities! Hmmmm...) I also always wanted to hold a cookie exchange party and there are a couple of those invitations that would be perfect for that...

I've also been thinking about doing a photogift calendar for the various family members this year. (Because who wouldn't want a year's worth of cute pics of my kids?) I've begun compiling pictures of the kid(s) for that. Shutterfly has a great selection of those options, too.

But overall, I am so excited about Shutterfly's collection this year and I'm looking forward to having the best looking Christmas cards yet! Now, if only I could decide between this one and this one and this one...

1 comment:

  1. We used Shutterfly for our Christmas cards last year, and they turned out beautifully. I splurged on the stationary cards for family and then got the ones on photo stock for friends. They looked great!!