Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Make cards, not war

I love Christmas.

I love cards. 

And when I say I love cards, I'm talking all year long, all occasions...even non-occasions (which may or may not be a real word).  Whenever M to the Izz-A and I decide we are skipping gifts for whatever the reason, he knows (at least, now he does) that he better I would at least like for him to get me a card - with some form of handwritten message attempted inside.  Heck I'll even accept a quick jotted, "U da bomb".   Just something.

It's been somewhat of a bumpy yet educational journey, but we've finally arrived to the point where he understands the fact that 'no gift' does NOT mean 'no card'.  Got me? 

Did I ever tell ya'll about the time we both scrambled for a last minute card and unknowingly presented each other with the same one from our local Dollar General?  Yeah, it happened.

Well, take my love for Christmas and combine it with my love for cards and you'll know why I was beyond excited to find out that Shutterfly was offering 50 free Christmas cards for bloggers! 

50 FREE!  Do I even know 50 people? 

Regardless, you're speakin' my language Shutterfly, you're speakin' my language - the language of Tightwad.

I'd like to think of myself as a Shutterfly veteran, as I've enjoyed their wonderful products for the past several years, making photo books (like Kate and Hamp's birth story) and personalized gifts (such as photo coffee mugs).  And I think it'd also be fun to make a photo calendar to hang in our house and to give as granparents' gifts as well!  You can even make your own Christmas gift tags if you're feeling extra festive!

They offer a huge variety of cards to choose from.  I'm going to have a hard time choosing, I can already tell.  Ya'll know how indecisive I can be!  And I haven't yet decided whether I'm going to do a kids only picture, one of the whole family, or a mix of both.  We shall see, but as of now I'm leaning towards the kids only one. 

When choosing a card, first and foremost, I need it to say "Merry Christmas" and not "Happy Holidays".  Take that and run with it however you wish.

Here's some of my favorites if I choose a kids only picture for our card:

And if I get a wild hair and choose to throw in a family shot or two, here's some that I love:

Can you see a recurring theme?  COLORFUL! 

Wouldn't it be just like me to end up choosing a totally different Shutterfly Christmas card than the ones I've posted here?  I have no idea why, but don't put it past me.  I drive myself crazy sometimes.

If you're a blogger and would like to receive free cards of your own, go HERE to find out how!


AbbyS. said...

I did this on my blog, got my code and ordered my cards! I can't wait to get them (they shipped yesterday!). I love all the ones you chose. I hope they offer this next year too!

ASC said...

Love the cards...now if only someone would pick mine out for me I wouldn't keep looking at the same 100 over and over again to chose from :)

Marie said...

This is a fantastic deal! I wrote about on my blog also and ordered my cards last week and saved over $100! My husband had the same comment, "Do we know 50 people to send them to?" Hahaha...I'll be passing them out then! I ordered a completely different card too than I thought I would. Have fun picking one out!

Kristy said...

You know we are speakin' the same language with those cards! :)
Message me your address on FB and I'll send you one of ours! I ordered the polka-dot, blue, red one! :)

Paige said...

Love the title being that I seen some shutterfly drama on a blog! But I also love the cards, and how you speak the same language as I do. haha!

Brad and Mallory said...

Thanks so much for posting about these! I love holiday cards and with this being my first Christmas with my husband, I'm even more eager to send them out! So glad I found your blog!

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