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!

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