Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Shutterfly Cards

So I came across this promotion on Carmen's blog and thought I'd go for it to!  Shutterfly is giving 50 Christmas cards away when bloggers write about their Christmas cards on their personal blog.  I have been looking into getting Christmas cards this year anyway but didn't really have the spare $$$ to spend on them. This way, I get 50 cards and only have to pay shipping at 4.99 - sounds perfect to me!

I have a couple options for pictures. We have some random photos from the past few months that I thought about using.  We also have pictures we had done in September of Charlotte that I could use, but I haven't actually bought them yet - oops!  Or, what we did last year, was get Charlotte's picture taken with Santa at the mall. They actually give you a digital copy of the photo and a $20 gift card for Shutterfly to make prints and we did a great Holiday Photo Card.  This could end up being a great, free Christmas!!

I have a few favorites for the Christmas card, in the end it will come down to what photo we choose to know if we want to go serious or funny and then single or multiple picture.  These are what I'm choosing from: (update: My blog is not letting me upload the screen shots I took of my favorites, so I'm gonna have to link to Shutterfly's site instead.)

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

Option 4

Option 5

Last year for Charlotte's first birthday, I made a calender documenting her first year with photos and notations on memorable dates. This calendar hangs in her room now and is a great way of looking back 1 year from today and seeing how much Charlotte has changed!  I am planning on do that again this year and am looking into using Shutterfly's Calendars!