Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Shutterfly Photo Cards

Sorry for the leave of absence on the website . . . hopefully this is the first of many Christmas money saving posts as we head into the Christmas season.

Shutterfly is one of my favorite online photo printing sites.  I have been extremely happy with their promotions and the quality of all the prints and photo books I have received from them in the past.  I was especially thrilled to see the wide variety of Christmas cards they have available this year.  If you are a new customer of theirs, you will also receive 50 free prints with your order!!  That should get your photo album for 2010 going on the right foot!  I also love that you can pick up your prints at CVS (or Target or Walgreens) which I am already shopping at each week so this isn't another stop in my errands list if I need them right away.  If I don't need them right away, I can always have them sent to my home. 

Shutterfly has one of the best sites for religious photo cards that I have seen anywhere and offers many cards that you can personalize but still celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.  You can find all the religious options here.  My personal favorite is this one, because of it's clear message as well as the ability to put my family photo in it.  I love how Shutterfly has allowed you to personalize your cards without having to sacrifice and put a Christmas message you are uncomfortable with as well.

Another one of my favorites is in the story cards section.  This section of cards is great for Christmas because of it's ability to tell a story of your year to friends and family who perhaps are not able to keep up with you throughout the year.  Here are two of my favorites from the story cards section.  I can just picture pregnancy pictures in the first month or two and then infant and growing up pictures of my best friends baby in this first card!  :-)  The top 10 moments card would make a GREAT place for me to put the top 10 quotes of Andrew through the year . . . he certainly seems to be full of them!!

Don't have much time this year?  Perhaps the best feature of all is that Shutterfly will actually stamp and mail the cards for you . . . just upload or enter your addresses into the system and mail them out!  Easy as pie right?  :-)  (although I never really understood that since pie is actually quite difficult to make)

Here are some current promotions to get you started on your Shutterfly journey.
1 Free 5x7 Card---enter CARD4U at checkout
Free Shipping on orders of $30 or more---enter SHIP30 at checkout
20% off all holiday cards---click here to get started
50 free cards---click here to find out how you can post about this on your blog and get 50 free cards

disclaimer-everything I said in this post is true and my opinion of this product is honest---I did, however, receive a sample, trial, or promotion for posting the review of the product above and while it didn't change my opinion of the product, I do need to let you know that.