Thursday, October 20, 2011

Holiday Card Time! {and a giveaway!}

As most of you know, I love Shutterfly. I use it for all-things-photo including storing my photos, sharing my photos, printing prints, making cards, invitations, posters, canvases, wall art, Christmas ornaments, and of course photo-books! I'm passionate about it and will tell you all about it, if you'll listen!

How do you organize your pictures?

Here is my organizational strategy:
1) Take lots and lots of pictures and upload them to my laptop regularly.
2) At the end of the month, upload that month's pictures to shutterfly account.
3) At the end of the month, add that month's pictures to shutterfly share site.
4) At the end of the month, update the Forgacs Family Photo Book and order prints using my prepaid print plan.

Do you send holiday cards?

I've been sending holiday cards since 2007 when Stevie and I got married. Take a look at what I've done in the past with my annual holiday card:

2007 - This was a great way to showoff a wedding pic!

2008 - This card announced our pregnancy with the words, "growing family."

2009 - (sorry about the orientation) This, of course, showcased 7 month old Shyla May.

2010 - This is my favorite card to date and was centered around our professional photo shoot!

2011 - It's a surprise! Check out Shutterfly's Holiday Cards by clicking HERE or Christmas cards by clicking HERE.

Do you send non-holiday cards?

However, cards are not only for holidays. Think about the last time you received a card in the mail (yes, real snail-mail). I bet you love getting random cards and so do your friends and family. Take a look at this (small) sampling of some cards I have made:

I made this card to showcase the beautiful portraits that Gabi took of Harper when she was just 6 days old. These types of cards can be made HERE.

We used this card as Harper's announcement. You can take a look at the hundreds of birth announcements by clicking HERE.

And this card to ask Dan and Erin to please be her god-parents.

A few reasons why I love Shutterfly (in no particular order):
  • The website is easy to use.
  • The quality of the products is great.
  • The speed of production and delivery.
  • There's always something new to choose from.
  • I don't have to change out of my pajamas or leave the house.
  • We have given Shutterfly gift-certificates as gifts for the last few weddings we attended because it's a great gift for someone who's going to have lots of pictures (I just realized it would also make a great baby shower gift).

{The Giveaway}

Three lucky readers will win 25 free Shutterfly cards as this post is part of their 2011 holiday promotion! Wahoo! Thanks Shutterfly!

To enter the giveaway simply look at Shutterfly's Christmas Card Collection and leave a comment telling me your favorite design. The three winners will be randomly drawn on Halloween night! Don't delay - enter today!


Anonymous said...

I think my favorite is Blessed. Comes closest to expressing the real meaning of the season.

Jeannette said...

SO many great ones! If I had to pick one today I think I'd have to go with Bliss... or Love Hope Faith... or maybe Joyful Joyful... or... :oP

Your Mom said...

I think I really like "Blessed" 'cause that is how I feel:)

Emelina Yvette Rodriquez-Ormsby said...

Antique Joy
Bright Holly Jolly
Classic Winter Wreath
Deck Your Walls *
Every Month
Favorite Apps
Happy And New
Holly Branches
Joy Ornament
Merriest Of Seasons
Merry And Happy
Merry Twig Wreath
Oh So Wonderful
Our Moments
Ribbon Of Wishes
Seasonal Stripes
Sweet And Retro
This Much Merry
Toasty And Warm
Twirling Ribbon
Two Reindeer
Vintage Joyeux Noel
Vintage Merry Christmas
We Believe
Why Hello

Amy Vargas said...

Dazzle and Shine is my favorite. Black with pops of color is totally the Vargas family style!

Kirsten said...

I pick Whimsy and Wonderful! I love Santa!

Kirsten said...

I pick Whimsy and Wonderful! I love Santa's!

Shutterfly Adict said...

my favorite card is Eight Bright Nights Hanukkah Card

Erin = ) said...

Seriously, Kendra, you are making me pick just ONE??? I say "Pretty Pattern" Christmas card because I love the colors and duh, the pattern. But let's be serious, I love ALL things Shutterfly...and on that note, all things Kendra!!
PS - the security code for me to enter right now to post on this is "lystman" which makes me think of List Man, which totally makes me think of you and me because we love our lists and they are never-ending!! Hahahaha!

Natalie said...

It's so hard to pick. Will I still be eligible if I pick more than 1? I like candy cane stripes and poinsettia window.