Shutterfly, a photo sharing and printing site is teaming up with Bloggers this Christmas season. Basically, you spread the word about their huge array of Christmas cards, and you get 50 of them for free (see the link at the bottom of this post to get in on the action) ! I checked out the designs and they are phenomenal. There are also sales going on right now that can save you a lot of money on your holiday cards. Think of it this way–a card that doubles as a gift! Just include a photo frame and you’re all taken care of. Tie the envelope to the frame and whola! you even have “green” wrapping paper. 🙂
My favorite cards are the ones with multiple photos and simple backgrounds, but I’m falling in love with this cute one that boasts only one photo as well:
Choosing your card design may seem like a monumental task (there are 748 for your browsing pleasure), but it’s actually pretty easy because there’s a “refine your selection” menu on the left hand side of the page. It’ll narrow down your selections by number of photos (even down to “0”), color schemes, prices, etc.. Pretty fun and easy! There are some designs that go beyond the basic Christmas card, like this one:
Overall, I think this one is my favorite because of it’s classy design and easy frameability:
The details of this specific design can give you an idea about their other designs as well.
Size- 5×7 Stationery Card
Details: Family Wall Noir Christmas Card. Show off your family wall. This classic Christmas card holds a framed collection of six favorite photos and your family’s monogrammed initial. There’s room for everyone’s names next to a joyous greeting. Designed in cranberry red and midnight noir.
Did you know that Shutterfly will even stamp, address, and mail your Christmas cards for you? Not that I have the money for that, but what a time-saver it would be!
Next month (December), I will be featuring a lot of DIY Christmas gifts/decorations/etc…but for now, the 50 Free Cards from Shutterfly get my first vote for a Simple Christmas gift! Get some used photo frames, attach them to your Shutterfly photo card with a used ribbon, and enjoy your almost free but still timeless and chic gift. 🙂
Bloggers get 50 free holiday cards from Shutterfly: http://bit.ly/sfly2010