Thursday, November 17, 2011

Holiday cards from Shutterfly & a giveaway {closed}


As much as it pains me to start talking about the holidays BEFORE Thanksgiving – I'm a firm believer in respecting the turkey – the one area I will admit that requires some early planning is the holiday card.

This year I'm excited to partner with Shutterfly. To get the best prices with the least amount of stress, now is the time to take care of your holiday card, and I'm really excited about Shutterfly's options.

Before we moved to Portland, we were able to squeeze in a family photo shoot with my friend, Winnie. There were some photos that I was excited to use in a thank-you card for all our friends who joined us for Em's birthday/our going-away party, but when I ordered the cards through another online card company, the shipment got lost and I never received them.

I'm going to turn lemons into lemonade and use the adorable pictures for our holiday card this year instead.
I'm having too much fun browsing Shutterfly's card options to narrow it down just yet, but here are a few that are definite contenders.




Because our card recipients span multiple faiths (or none at all), I tend to gravitate toward "Happy Holiday" options, but there are some adorable Christmas-themed cards, too. I also love that they offer holiday thank-you cards.

Here comes the good stuff -- I get to give THREE of my readers 25 free cards. All you need to do is leave a comment on this post, and include your email address if I don't already know how to get a hold of you in case you're the randomly chosen winner. So you can order your cards sooner rather than later, you have until 11:59 p.m., Saturday, November 19 to enter.

CONTEST CLOSED. Congrats to Stephanie, Sarah and Leslie

Disclosure: Shutterfly gave me free cards and shipping for this post, but commentary are all mine. 

32 comments:

  1. Neat :) I worked on our Christmas cards yesterday and ended up settling on a design from Shutterfly as well. I'll be blogging my favorites tomorrow...

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  2. Fun! We had our pics taken by Next Exit a couple of weeks ago and I'm so excited to see them! For once I am ahead of the game with this yearly project!

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  3. Anonymous7:30 AM

    Great giveaway! I love so many of the Shutterfly templates. It's tough to choose just one:)

    Luvzijg@yahoo.com

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  4. Anonymous8:48 AM

    We just got back from vacation and I got some fantastic family pictures that I hope turn into "the one"... But looking at these cute cards I am now rethinking my card idea! I saw several that would be perfect!

    sls514@aol.com

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  5. Yay for free stuff! I've actually been scouring the interwebs lately looking for card ideas!

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  6. Perfect timing! Taking pics next weekend to make cards.

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  7. Fun! I've shopped around and was leaning towards MOO, but didn't realize Shutterfly had so many options too. The snow globe might be my favorite. :-)

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  8. OMG, do we need cards! We have to do Hanukkah and Xmas for both sides of our family, so it is hard to find cards that convey a message of unity. I would love to get some new holiday cards! Contact me at matzahgrrl@yahoo.com. Thanks!!

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  9. Would love to win!!

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  10. How about me, please?

    leslie@bugweb.net

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  11. Lynn H10:52 AM

    Have been thinking that we need to start getting this together. Perfect motivation to do so now.

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  12. Oh pick me! I use shutterfly anyway, so this would be a huge help. I've gotten my holiday cards from shutterfly many times and I'm always impressed!

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  13. I have some great pics but I take forever to decide on what card! These look awesome!!

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  14. How fun! I don't always do holiday cards but I love Shutterfly and always use them when I do. And now I like them even more since they gave you cards to give away!

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  15. I love shutterfly Christmas cards!!!
    Sara.salmon@gmail.com

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  16. I could use some Shutterfly cards!

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  17. pick ME! pick ME!
    <3 you Nanette!
    xoxoxo
    md1cortez@aol.com

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  18. We always send out "happy holiday" cards too...due to the multiple faith/no faith friends. Love all of your contenders!But bummed about the lost package.

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  19. Sure would be nice to get some freebies!!!

    Lynn.kenna@gmail

    (hope Oregon is amazing!)

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  20. Stephanie6:39 PM

    Thanks for the chance to win! I like your choices; we always send out a Happy Holidays one as well to cover everyone. I'm glad you can use your photos for a holiday card. :)

    Stephanie
    sunshine_poppy at yahoo dot com

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  21. Ooh, I want these! I love Shutterfly!

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  22. This is such a great Giveaway! My family just had our annual Holiday Photo session. Shutterfly is a great company.

    Kimtereseboone@gmail.com

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  23. Thanks for the shout-out :)

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  24. You read my mind! I've been searching for the perfect Christmas card.

    danielle.jenks@att.net

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  25. ooooh fun! I sent out boring cards last year

    oooboppaloo@yahoo.com

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  26. Nanette, These are totally cute. After skipping the last 4 (or is it 5) years of cards, I'm going to see if I can do it this year! :) - mary

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  27. you know where to find me ;)

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  28. SQUEE! i think i have entered at least 20 of these, and have yet to win one! make it happen, nanette, make it happen... ;)

    stephaniert90@aol.com

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  29. I've never done photo cards through Shutterfly but would love a chance to :)

    msdina at gmail dot com

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  30. Yay! Our shutterfly cards last year were a big hit. Thanks for doing this!

    You know where to find me ;)

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