Friday, November 12, 2010

Check one thing off your holiday to-do list

The holidays are upon us. You know what that means- shopping, parties, shopping, cooking, shopping, eating, you get the picture. One of the biggest tasks in my mind is the family Christmas card. I have really high standards for stationary and paper products and therefore my taste almost always exceeds my budget. This is a serious problem since I am a stay-at-home mom and our family of 4 lives on one modest income.

The first part of the Christmas card hunt for me is the family picture. You know, finding a good one. I think I have that covered this year. We will be staying with my inlaws at their beautiful home for Thanksgiving. My plan is to take a LOT of family pictures on their gorgeous property in hopes that we get one great one to use for our cards. Fingers crossed here because I do not have a back up plan.

After the picture is finalized then it is time to find the perfect (read: high quality and low price) card. This year I am doing my shopping with Shutterfly. You all know them for online pictures, photo books and family web pages, but have you checked out their cards?

If any of you out their are stationary snobs like I am, you are thinking "I don't want to use photo paper Christmas cards". I hear you and guess what? Shutterfly now has high quality card stock cards that are printed with your family's photo! Isn't that great? You CAN have it all, simple downloading, quality cardstock and good prices. What more can you ask for?

You can check out their entire line of Christmas cards here. In case you want to know what some of my favorites are:

 I love the colors here and that it is a folded card. This is perfect for including a family letter.
 So simple! The picture speaks for itself and I really like that.
 I am thinking we are going to wear blue, brown and red for our holiday picture, so that would look lovely on this card.
Or this one!

One thing that I am really excited about is that Shutterfly has a specific section of their holiday cards for religious themes. So, for those of us who really believe that Christ is the reason for the season, then we can choose from a great selection here. My favorites include:

 Elegant and simple
 Christ IS King
 I love that this one is not red and green. It is a great way to include more than one photo should you be lucky enough to have several to choose from.
Again, simple and understanded so that the picture does the talking. I also love the scripture verse.

Make one thing on your list simple this year. Check out all Shutterfly's holiday cards here and take advantage of their current promotion of 20% off all holiday cards.

This post is part of a series sponsored by Shutterfly.



LillyBunnsBoutique said...

Thanks for posting this! I'm going to do photo cards for the first time this year and these look perfect! (ps. I don't like them on photo paper either. makes me feel guilty for not putting them in a frame lol

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