Tuesday, December 11, 2018

How I Pick Out My Shutterfly Cards

 Thank You Shutterfly for providing me product. As always all opinions and thoughts are my own.

Hi Foxy Friends! Today I am finally sharing our Christmas cards with you! We just sent them out yesterday, so hopefully the recipients of said cards, either don't see this, or act surprised when they get one. This is the 4th year I've used Shutterfly for our Christmas cards, and I can't say enough good things about them!  They have hundreds of cards to choose from, and if you can't find something you like, they have an option to create your own card and upload the design.

Each year we get our family pictures taken, because we know we want to send out Christmas cards. It's my favorite time of year. Waiting impatiently for our pictures to come back from the photographer. Mr. and I always wait to look at the pictures for the first time together. Then we carefully set aside the ones that could be THE ONE for the card. We are the type to only put one picture on the front. And maybe one or two pictures on the back. Cause let's face it, we're paying this much money to get our pictures taken, you are going to see our mugs on that card.

When we open the website, the first thing we do is narrow down the cards, by ones that only have 1 picture, and ones that say Merry Christmas. That helps with not having to sift through so many cards.

There are so many options to choose from. We decided to go with foil lettering, one picture, and something with a Merry Christmas sentiment. It was hard to choose just one, but we finally narrowed it down and this is what we came up with.

I am in love with it, and can't wait for our family and friends to see it! I blurred out our names, and the kids names, but did include their ages. It's always nice to include how old your kids are, so people know, cause who really keeps track of other kids ages? We also like to add a sentiment on the back. Confession time....I use the same sentiment every year. Seriously the last 4 years I've used the same sentiment. I figure, I can't remember what other people do, so why not. Although I do keep everyone's cards, so I guess I could go look. Anyway, I found a sentiment that I really liked a while ago and I've used it ever since.

Now onto the backside. We actually ended up doing two photo sessions for our family pictures this year, so we using a picture for the back from session #2. Funny enough, this was not staged, we were really just using those telescope things.

I realize now, after I have already sent out the cards that I wrote the wrong date on the card! Oh no! Hopefully no one will notice, don't tell any one okay?

Another huge reason I love Shutterfly: they are ALWAYS having a sale. So take advantage of that. Right now cards are up to 50% off, so go pick your cards out and get to sending. And if you think you're too late for Holiday cards, don't forget there are New Years cards too.

Have you sent out your Christmas cards yet?

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