Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Christmas cards don't have to be stressful

I love a good Christmas card with a picture on it. Each year I look forward to seeing my friends and their families or pets come all decked out in my mail. In fact, I'm usually disappointed with no photo cards!

Every year around the end of October I begin vying for the perfect family photo for the Christmas cards. And every year I get stressed to a frenzy about the perfect coordinating outfits, the most fabulous scenery, and please let's just all look at the camera and hope the dog cooperates already!

But the stress can end there...because Shutterfly can make the actual design of the card a breeze. I've ordered my cards from Shutterfly since 2004. I love Shutterfly for lots of reasons. The site is very user friendly. They have great prices, great customer service, and great card options. Wanna see for yourself? Check out my faves below:

Of course this one would top my list of has a monogram! There are few things I love more than a good monogram, unless it's diamonds and pearls dahling!

LOVE this one. I love the contrast of a black and white picture with all of the bright words letters. This would be great if you have a non-coordinating outfit photo or you want to hide a multitude of sins in the actual photo. Black and white or sepia one works great for that.

I love this card because the colors compliment our family outfits for our photo this year (green, teal, and pink). I like the one large picture and the whimsical design.

And lastly I'll leave you with this one. So elegant and simple and no worries of the card design being too busy, or too boring, or not coordinating with the photo.

If you visit Shutterfly be sure to check out their photo books! They are superb quality and user friendly to create. I have some for all major events; wedding, honeymoon, family vacations, Brother Bella's senior portraits, a year in review, etc. There are often great high value discounts available as well! Bonus!

Check out 4x8 Christmas cards here and 5x7 Christmas cards here.

Disclaimer: Shutterfly provided me with 50 free photo cards for my write-up on Southern Jezebelle. The thoughts and opinions are my own.