Monday, December 06, 2010

Tis the Season to choose your Christmas Card

One of my favorite things about this holiday season is reconnecting with old friends and far away family members through the exchange of Christmas cards. With a busy pace of life it is hard to keep in touch with loved ones all over the country, but the Christmas season is the perfect time to reach out to let them know you are still thinking of them the year through.

I always enjoy picking out a design each year--it is part of my Christmas decorating tradition. Especially now we have two growing girls who change so much every year it is important to incorporate one or more photos on the card. is the perfect website to turn to to help me put together that perfect card. They have a huge variety of photo cards to chose from.

I was especially draw to cards with three photos: one larger and two smaller. It provides me with opportunity to highlight our two girls' different personalities and also include a photo of them together or of the whole family. While I haven't gotten the perfect photos to put in the cards yet, here are a few of my favorite designs. You'll have to let me know which card you like best, then wait to see which one you get in the mail!

First, is this Picture Joy card. I love the simplicity and exuberance of the message.

The Dotted Collage Christmas Card is a mix of Christmas red and white, with a less traditional brown. I like using brown because it is one of my favorite neutrals, much softer than black.

A beautiful script and a 2010 banner are the hallmark of the Starlight Ribbon Christmas Card. I especially love the different fonts used for the message here.

I think this card may be my favorite: The Peppermint Pink Christmas Card. A reference to a fun Christmas song, traditional Christmas red, monogram, three photos, and a bit of pink for my girls thrown in.

Shutterfly has a bunch of other photo products that you can use for your memory projects as well. I have done a photo book in the past, and am planning to do a desk calendar for Bill at work soon! They also have cute items like personalized gift tags for all your Christmas gifts.
Thanks for helping me pick our family's Christmas card this year!


Joanna said...

I really like the pink on the last one and the font/text box. The 'C' monogram makes it a little too busy. My favorite layout is the 1st one. The pictures are CUTE - good luck choosing!

Laura said...

I like the last one! I order my cards from shutterfly too :o)

daisy said...

I wanted to order mine from Shutterfly too, but the cost was prohibitive ($1.50/card for the design I wanted) But I might take part in this promotion too! I love your last design the best

The Leeds said...

Girl! You know I'm going for dotted collage cause it has red and polka dots. And make sure that you're using Ebates for these Shutterfly purchases. I'll send you the info if you aren't already using it. Cash back is the best!!!