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
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!