Now on to the actual topic of this post -- finally FINALLY someone is giving something away to all bloggers, without (many) strings attached. You don't have to have a million readers, you don't have to post it all over the web, you just have a write a short post and they give you something for free. So this year we will be getting our Christmas cards from Shutterfly, thank you very much!
I usually ALWAYS make my own cards. Basically I make a scrapbook page of our year in review, then make color copies, then send em all out. And y'all, it's expensive. Color copies are 99cents per side usually. Which means I usually spend at least $150 and a lot of time on them. Honestly I don't really mind, actually I really enjoy making our little 'year in review'. It's our little gift to people over the holidays. But sometimes it is overwhelming because I usually leave it to the last minute :) Of course!
But seriously people, Shutterfly just offered me 50 FREE Christmas card prints just for telling them (and you) what my favorite new designs are, and I can't pass it up. I have never used Shutterfly before, so this will be a new experience. I have heard good things, and hopefully I will have the same good experience that other folks have had.
Here are some of my favorite card designs I have found so far:
Maybe you can see a theme here -- I am drawn to the ones with lots of COLOR, lots of DIFFERENT FONTS, and color pictures over black and white. I know they are all customizable though, I could always put in my color pictures instead of the example black and whites. But I guess I am just drawn to these ones with so much color. And I don't know why I love the different fonts... maybe the scrapbooker in me?
Of course they also have typical photo gifts like this.
I used to make fun of these corny mugs, keychains, etc... and then I became a mom. And now I get it. They are awesome little reminders of your family. Cheesy as they may be!
I am totally buying these gift tags. Even though they are not free. I want them.
Well that's enough talk I think. I am stoked about my Christmas cards! If you are a blogger (even if you have only 2 readers and it's your mom and your grandma) and you want some nice cards, just follow this link.
I think that Shutterfly probably may have made a lifelong customer with this little gift to me.
Don't worry, I didn't ACTUALLY show you the card we picked to send out; you'll all see that soon enough! Know that it will have lots of color though :)