Thursday, November 10, 2011

Shutterfly Christmas Card Preview & Giveaway




"Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given -- when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes." ~ Joan Winmill Brown





Can you believe that it is already time to order Christmas cards? It seems we were just walking to the mailbox, hoping to find holiday greetings from friends and family. And now it is nearly time to send out Christmas cards again.



 

Enter online photo processor Shutterfly, and the most difficult part of this holiday task is choosing which Christmas card to send. With oodles of designs to choose from, you are sure to find one that suits your family perfectly. Here are a few of my favorites.






I love the freshness of a square card, and this one is adorable. Of course, those giggling little girls are cute as they can be.






Early on, I had my eye on the card above. What a great option for showcasing pictures of four children. And I am always drawn to holiday items that bear my middle name, Noel. Ultimately I decided on another card, but I will definitely bookmark this design for next year.






Again, Noel. This design looks so nice with an artsy black and white photo. (Find a great selection of folded, flat stationery and flat photo cards here.)






And, of course, the southern girl in me always falls for a monogram. So this blue design, aptly named Sweet Monogram, was also a contender for this year's card.






Another adorable monogrammed option in red, white and lime green -- one of my favorite holiday color schemes.






Another red and white design, perfect to showcase a single photo.






Sweet & simple is key in this design.






I like that Shutterfly offers a wide selection of colors in their Christmas cards. Having used a red and white card last year, this year I found myself drawn to several blue designs.






Wouldn't this elegant card be great for an engaged or newly married couple?




And who could resist getting warm wishes and sandy kisses in this beach-themed option.





Which card did I choose for this year's card? Well, that is still a secret, but thanks to quick turnaround and a generous offer from Shutterfly, I already have them in hand. Now my biggest challenge is trying to figure out the address list stored on my computer.


Now it's your turn to pick a favorite holiday card! But before you make your final selection, please take a moment to enter my giveaway for holiday cards. Shutterfly is giving away 25 holiday cards to three readers of A Little Loveliness.



Simply leave a comment below to enter, and I will announce the winners next week!


55 comments:

Anonymous said...

All of these cards are adorable. Not sure which is my favorite...not a Southern girl but am thinking the monogram is looking pretty good! Love your blog! : ) Kim Lessig

Granna said...

Love all of the designs!

Sonja said...

Not a bad one in the whole bunch... they are all beautiful!

Renay said...

All of them are just adorable but if I had my choice it would be the monogrammed option in red,white and lime green! Its so cute but traditional.

MJ @ 517 Creations said...

I love the Candy Striped Card with the baker's twine bow...too cute.

Anonymous said...

I like the one with room for 4 photos and looks like a gift. apmaddux@yahoo.com

angela said...

I also like the one with the red ribbon and room for four kids as I have four kids also!

Joanne Kennedy said...

I've always wanted to get some photo Christmas cards but never have. So I would love to win this giveaway as these are all so lovely.

I'm sure your cards will be darling. I can't wait to see the great photos you take of your kids in their cute outfits.

Tommy, Erica, Addie Kate, and Andrew said...

I LOVE Shutterfly's Christmas cards! I get them every year! I have so many favorites this yer, but a few are the Peppermint Dots, Merry Little Squares, and any of them with a religious verse or symbolism! Wow! Getting 25 for free sure would be nice! Thanks!!!

Judy said...

Hi Melissa!

I would love to win the giveaway from Shutterfly...they have beautiful cards.

Can't wait to see which one you picked!

Leanne Helums said...

I LOVE all of them, but this year I think I will pick the blue and red one since it will be our first picture sent with our newest baby boy due in about a month. The blue is soft enough for both a newborn boy and a little girl.

Brenda said...

Love all the choices. Picking the perfect card always takes me awhile.

gmaofthree said...

It would be hard to choose! Then choosing a photo would be then next challenge!

Denise Paterak said...

What a great idea for xmas!

KQ said...

I love shutterfly - i have made photobooks with them twice and they turned out fantastic. would be excited to make cards!

Lesley said...

I would love to win! I will most likely do a 3 space one, one for each child. Maybe 4 spaces to add in a family photo. Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

I would love to see your Christmas card, because everything you do simply beautiful.
Tatyana
sunnyfarm at inbox dot ru

Amy said...

I love the simplicity of some of them! I definitely need to start thinking about this! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Amanda said...

I love all of them!
jacbrumfield (at) gmail (dot) com
Amanda

Louise said...

I know whichever of these cards you choose will be precious! I have always loved Christmas cards but I especially love them now that I have a cute little girl to put on the front!!! :)
Thanks!!!!

margie said...

Shutterfly is the best! I love their photo books (I have several telling the story of my trip last year to the Bible lands). I also love their photo calendars. I would love to have some free Christmas cards. Nothing better than showing off my grandchildren!
Melissa, thanks for sharing so much of yourself with us.

Anonymous said...

Loved the beach one as I wanted to use our beach vacation picture w/ all the grandkids.

mgster said...

Way too hard to pick...they are all so beautiful! I love the books you can make on Shutterfly!

heather said...

We're taking our Christmas card pictures this weekend, so I've started looking at cards. Shutterfly has some fantastic options!

classicms said...

I would love to win the photo cards. If I won, it would be the needed incentive to get the family to pose for a picture.
MM

Kristen said...

Love Shutterfly! All of your favorites are gorgeous, but I especially love the red and white pattern with the green band. So beautiful!

The Parker Family said...

Shutterfly cards are great! Would love to win this:)

Wendy's World said...

I love them all but being a traditionalist, I'd choose red and having 4 grandchildren, I'd have to pick one that would hold several photos. Love the monograms too.

Jenny Crill said...

Shutterfly has so many cute options. I'd love to win!

Deborah said...

Really cute christmas cards. Thanks for the opportunity.

Brittany said...

I love shutterfly Cmas cards!

Angie said...

Oh, they are all so lovely!

Dilem*mama said...

it will be a challenge to pick just one style, but jolly and bright is looking pretty good

Jordan said...

So cute!

Anonymous said...

I use shutterfly exclusively!
Marilyn

Beth said...

I love using Shutterfly for Christmas cards. As a newlywed, I'd have to pick the blue square card that you featured above as my favorite! Hope I win!

Jill Collins said...

Have followed your blog from afar for a long, long time...my daughter and I have made the ballet slipper cookies and used the pink lemonade theme last year for her seventh birthday...looking forward to seeing your card. We have four children, too--a girl and three boys.--Jill Collins, AR

Leigh said...

I love the newlywed picture christmas card!! I just got my wedding pictures yesterday so I am getting all my thoughts together so that I can order our Christmas cards!!! I am so excited about our first Christmas together as a newlywed! :)

T. Brodie said...

Between birth announcements and Christmas cards last year, I used Shutterfly a TON! I loved them and can't wait to get started again- Christmas cards, not announcements :)

Livin' the Yeh Life! said...

What a fun, generous offer! I love the beautiful cards! Well be taking our family picture in 2 weeks when baby # 4 arrives. Then it will be time for cards. :)

Anonymous said...

I love all the different styles, but can help favoring the southern one.
ambermisko@gmail.com

jerri said...

They are all so nice! Love Shutterfly!

vsk said...

They are all great! I love Shutterfly!

Anonymous said...

Great giveaway! Super cute choices. Hilary(dot)Gresham(at)gmail(dot)com

April Allen said...

I would LOVE to win! I just had family pictures taken, and this would be perfect timing!!! :)

Christi's Chirps said...

What a wonderful post! I am sure you are so excited to get your cards out! I am so impressed at how ahead of the game you are! I need to get busy! :)

I love the flat 5" x 7" cards from the 'Whimsy' collection with one or two photos. It's so hard to narrow it down to one design! Oh, my! :)

Cheers,
Christi

Anonymous said...

What a nice giveaway! I would love to actually send cards this year. I always start with great intentions, but with 6 kids, somehow the holiday is gone before the cards get sent. Ugh. Happy Holidays! danni_pdsb(at)yahoo(dot)com

Becky W said...

Love love Shutterfly - almost as much as you!!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the blue with monogram. Perfect for a new grandson!
Ruth

odomfamilyfun said...

Love Shutterfly~use them each year!

Anonymous said...

Love Shutterfly!

Dana
5.wingards@gmail.com

Mrs. Dunbar said...

Oh, how I could use this. We've added a new bundle to the picture since last year's card and I'd love to send out something adorable and memorable.

Christi said...

I have heard great things about Shutterfly and would love to try them out!

Lo said...

Love Shutterfly!!! I always use them for my Christmas cards!

RenehLZT said...

I would LOVE to win! I just had family pictures taken, and this would be perfect timing!!! :)

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