Friday, October 28, 2011

The 4th Pain of Christmas Made Easy :)

Nothing like 6 to 12 inches of snow to get you thinking about Christmas. I know, I know… it’s not yet Halloween, but except for one class party and the trick-or-treating, that holiday is dead to me. Thanksgiving doesn’t get me too inspired, so I just stuff my face and nap. Then it’s on to Christmas.

In my busy, crafty mania, I typically fall apart on one thing! The Christmas cards. Last year, I mailed them the week after Christmas. In 2009, I mailed them on January 20th. How do I remember that? It was the day Obama was inaugurated.

So, this year, because I am not crazily sewing Halloween costumes or crafting the perfect giveaway treat for the classroom AND I received a reminder email from Shutterfly I have started to think about this year's Christmas cards.

Last year, I signed up for a promotion with Shutterfly that in exchange for a blog post containing my honest review, I would receive 50 free Christmas Cards. I said, what the hey, I would give it a try! And I am glad I did. The cards were amazing. The quality was superb, the choices, original and the selection, huge!! This is the one I finally chose:

So, this year, Shutterfly is again wooing me with free cards. But they didn’t need to woo me. I would have bought them.

I encourage you to take a look at their Christmas card selection here.

They also have cards for other occasions, if you already have your handmade Christmas cards ready to be mailed. You can check them out here.

I would also totally recommend them for their photo books . I used to scrapbook back before the kids. Now, I have no time, no space and no pictures to look at because they are all still on the memory card or in some folder on my hard drive. This year, after we returned from a fabulous St. John vacation, I decided that I wanted something to show my friends. So I created a photo books . Oh. My. Heck. Best thing ever. Simple to create, easy to carry around, fun to show off. And if you have kids, Grandparents love this stuff. Theese books would make a fabulous Christmas or birthday presents.

In conclusion, I highly recommend Shutterfly. As a bonus, once you get signed up, not only do you immediately get 50 free prints, they are always sending nice offers for more free prints or free product. And everything I have gotten from them has been top notch.

Give them a try, you won’t regret it.

Do you blog? Want a chance at 25 free cards this holiday season? Register HERE!!

Don't have time to blog? Don't worry!, Shutterfly has offered me three promotional codes for 25 free cards. An excellent way to try them out and see what you think. So, if you leave me a comment, I will draw three names on November 1st and the winners will receive a code via email.

Disclosure: I am being compensated by Shutterfly for this blog post, but all these opinions are mine, mine, mine!!


Chief said...

ooo... pick me! I want cards with pics of kids as cute as yours!

Melissa said...

Haha, no pick me! Awesome giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I don't have to say Pick Me, Pick Me, just remember your mother carried you for 9 grueling months, fed you, bathed you, changed your nasty diapers... before people used disposable diapers. Can you say, "Smelly Diaper Pail," Your mother bought you wonderful clothes, which you delighted in taking off in the middle of the street. (I can be bribed to tell the story or keep my mouth shut)

Can you spell G-U-I-L-T?

D O D... Just back from spending more of your inheritance!

Lee-Ann said...

Love that card, so cute!

HeartsMakeFamilies said...

I haven't used them yet...woohooo. Something new to try.

mCat said...

Holy Shit - missed the deadline. THis is why I should pay more attention to google reader.....

Amy DM said...

Just signed up and gave you credit.

I noticed your goodreads sidebar thing. I'm hunting for you now. If I don't find you, come find me: