In the (almost) 9 years that Dan and I have been married, I have procrastinated a little bit more each year with our Christmas cards until the last 2 years I didn't even send any out. This is sad because, well probably for lots of reasons, but largely in part because it means that we have stopped getting many cards in return and I love to get mail. Now, here I sit, Sunday night the 12the of December and again, I have not given much thought, nor done much about a Christmas card, which is really pretty silly because if I merely blog about Shutterfly and their awesome services (which they honestly do have, my words not theirs) they'll hook me up with 50 of their photo Christmas cards.
I've never used Shutterfly before but I was checking out their Holiday cards and they have quite the selection. If I actually get this post published it will be amazing to see if I'm able to choose just one of the many designs. Here are a few of my top choices:
|My dad will say this is my "Eugene Hippie Card" but I dig it & think it's groovy... ha ha|
|One square for each kid... this one could be perfect, no one has to share.|
|Complete with the bald guy and silly kids, this could almost be my family.|
Of course, my card would have a picture of my kids (not Dan & me though, yuck, no one wants to see us) and might or might not contain all 4 of them looking at the camera and smiling... most likely not. The cool thing about the card options at Shutterfly is that even though they have hundreds of options to choose from, if you're a procrastinator like me and can't spend hours trying to find the perfect card, you can use their toolbar to select different options, like how many pictures you'd like to use or what general color themes you'd like to see. It's really pretty cool. I spent waaaaaay too long playing around with it when I should have been doing laundry.
I'm sure you know that Shutterfly does more than just cards though. Of course they have all types of cards, not just holiday ones, but they also have photo gifts like mugs and playing cards and a place that you can make your own calendars. Quick story... several years ago, I made my mom, grandma and mother-in-law calendars for Christmas all by myself using just my computer, digital camera, printer and a binding machine (oh and a whole lot of love of course)... it was a lot of work and by the end I was hating every second of it. If I'm ever able to recover from the trauma that was caused by that event and decide to do calendars again, I'll definitely look into using Shutterfly's service, way easier and probably better quality too.
Anyway, time is of the essence, so I'll be getting my cards (and maybe a few gifts) ordered soon. If you're a procrastinator like me you should check out Shutterfly, they have some great stuff and if you order by the 19th, you'll get them in time to send them out before Christmas, either that or you can just send out some "Happy New Year's" cards like I'll probably end up doing.