Thursday, November 4, 2010

Never too early… {Christmas Cards}

Christmas Cards are one of my favorite things to receive in the mail! I am a photo person and love looking at all the different pictures, styles and cute people we know :)

Josh and I sent out our first Christmas pictures last year. It was sooo much fun! We took the picture at the tree farm where we got our FIRST Christmas tree! What a fun memory.



This weekend my friend Sarah is going to take some pictures of our little family for our Christmas cards… I AM SO EXCITED!

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So… that got me to thinking about our Christmas Cards! Here are my top four choices from Shutterfly’s Christmas card selection. Which one is YOUR favorite?

I think I am LOVING the colorful JOY one the best {bottom left}. I have used shutterfly in the past and have been pleased with their quality and awesome photo cards. This year I plan to order our cards through them after we get our photos back. It will be fun having Rosey in the pictures! :)

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Shutterfly also has really cool Christmas Card invitations if you are planning a party this year. I think we may host a New Year’s Eve Party and I am thinking about using this as an option! I just love personal SNAIL mail… don’t you?

So, have you thought about Christmas Cards? Do you love getting them as much as me? If so, as a blogger… you can enter to win!!

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Happy ALMOST Christmas! :) {only 50 days till Christmas eve}!

18 Beautiful comments!:

Lauren said...

LOVE the joy one...so fun & colorful! Shutterfly is definitely where I get my Christmas cards...and I think I'll use them for my Cookie Swap invites as well!

Maggie said...

Those are so cute! The JOY one is my favorite too!

Amanda said...

i have never made cards on shutterfly...but i think i'm gonna have to check this out! those all look so cute! i can't wait to see your cute pictures! so glad rosey gets to be in the pictures this year. :)

Steph S. said...

Super sweet christmas card! The pic is so cute :) I'm big on sending cards out and getting them - I totally love snail mail, and hang every card i receive up along the walls - it's craziness!

Jami said...

50 days! are you trying to give me a heart attack??? LOL

Jenny said...

Shutterfly is my favorite! I use them for our Christmas Cards every year. I also made wedding albums for family as Christmas presents last year through the website. Great stuff.

I like the joy one too :)

Jamie Leigh said...

Christmas is my favorite!! I also like the Joy one the best, I made a shutterfly book with our engagement pics and it turned out awesome!!

Beka said...

Christmas CARDS are my favorite!! I ADORE THEM! :)

I am getting anxious about our Christmas cards too! I can't wait to get our little family/DOGS in there!!! ;) ROSEY will be sooooooooooooo cute!

Amy said...

Funny!!! I was thinking about the same with Christmas cards and ordering ours by the end of the next week so we can mail them out after Thanksgiving :-) I like the Joy one and the Christmas lights one! It's such a hard choice :-) I know the feeling hehe!!! Your chrismtas cards will be so cute with your new addition to your family :-)

Mateya said...

Love it! Can't wait to see your pictures :)

Megg said...

I love Shutterfly! I was just thinking that this year we were going to have to go without Christmas cards (I'm so sad, it's our first Christmas together!!) because it's just an expense we can't swing.
How do you get the free ones from Shutterfly though???

Newlyweds on a Budget said...

I definitely want Christmas cards, but we need to take pictures first! How do you get Shutterfly Christmas cards for free?

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

I used Shutterfly in the past and it's awesome!!!! Would love to get it going this year too!

Lil' Woman said...

Love the cards...I need to start looking for mine.

Mama Dub @ Life in the Dub Lane said...

I use shutterfly for so much. They are awesome! We don't mail out Christmas Cards... instead I spend about 3 months putting together a 5 Page Christmas News Letter {kind of like a scrapbook}. It's a huge hit and all 100+ recipients think of it as a gift each year. I include a recap of our last year, vacations, big events, tons of pictures, Christmas Story, Creative ways to keep Christ in Christmas...etc. It's SO much fun. I get them professionally printed. It's a lot of work {and pricey}, but totally worth it. This will be year 6 and I can't wait!!!!

As for the choices, I love the Joy one. I think that you would be happiest if you chose the one your heart is leaning towards.

Oh... and you are right! There is NOTHING more fun than personal snail mail. Wish more people used it.

Sarah @Newlywed and Decorating said...

Your Christmas card from last year is so cute! I'm totally stumped as to what pictures to use for this year's card. Last year we had wedding photos so that was easy! :)

Kinsey said...

I love Christmas cards and photos! Last year I sent out a picture of me and my roommates when we went on our Vegas trip. This year, I'll probably just send out cute cards or something. But I love the blue border picture of the shutterfly photos :)

Theresa said...

I too use Shutterfly and love the quality. Making and sending out Christmas cards is one of my favorite holiday activities. I also love receiving them.