I’m usually such a procrastinator that it seems almost unrealistic that I’m thinking about holiday cards at the end of October. I guess the fact that I had such a good experience with Shutterfly last year for my holiday cards helps, and since they offered to do a giveaway with me that really gets me to move. I love everything about the whole process of making and sending out holiday cards. I love finding Lily the perfect outfits, I love setting up a great holiday backdrop, whether it be a tree and presents or something more outdoorsy. I love getting Lily to play and have fun, especially in a way that makes for great pictures. I really love finding my favorite pictures and then finding the perfect card to show them off.
I have some criteria for a great holiday card that I use: For one, I prefer a flat card over a folded card. Flat cards are easier to put on the fridge or hang on the wall by my desk. Since that is what I like, I assume everyone likes that too.
I also like cards that have a number of pictures on them. I guess I just like being able to see a lot of Lily pictures.
I try to stay away from cards that say “Merry Christmas”. My Mom celebrates Yule, so she doesn’t really like getting Christmas cards and for me the card is more about the Holidays as a whole more than Christmas anyway.
I think those are pretty much my rules for cards, they aren’t hard and fast, but they are my guidelines. One of the things that I love and hate about Shutterfly is that they have such a huge selection of cards that it’s hard to narrow them down to “the one”. For right now I think I this is “the one”, but we’ll see how things look tomorrow.
(Photo credit: Shutterfly.com)
Now for the giveaway:
Shutterfly was very generous and offered 3 Jinxyisms.com readers a certificate for 25 free Holiday cards of your choice. To enter just leave me a comment answering the following question:
Do you have any criteria for holiday cards that you use? Or just tell me Hi, or what you are making for breakfast. What ever floats your boat. The giveaway ends on I will use random.org to select the winners on November 11, 2011 at Noon. I’ll use random.org to select the winner and email them. Please be sure to leave me an email address. If the winner doesn’t get back to me in 3 days I’ll choose another winner. Open to US residents only. Sorry everyone else.
Disclosure: Shutterfly compensated me for this review, but all opinions expressed are my own.