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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Can You Hear the Jingle Bells Yet???

I LOVE holiday cards! Going to the mailbox between Thanksgiving and New Year's is so much fun because there might be a pile of holiday cards in there! I pretty much love all holiday cards, but it's especially exciting when there are pictures and letters. I have lived for the moment I would have my own family to represent through a holiday card. Josh and my first card as The Smiths had one of our wedding pictures on it. We have sent out picture cards ever since; they featured us and Pax in the beginning, and now they showcase Mr. Jackson Albert. We even combined his birth announcement with our holiday card in 2008:

This was a Shutterfly card--luckily Shutterfly saves your old projects!

I am almost ready to order our holiday cards for this year! Some may call me crazy, but I really like to take advantage of the good deals! I have found that photo sites reward early planners. I got some crazy good deal last year on our cards, and was determined to do so again! In the process of shopping around, I came across an awesome offer for bloggers from Shutterfly! If you write a blog showcasing Shutterfly's holiday card selection, they will give you 50 free holiday cards!

When choosing a site for my holiday cards, I am really drawn to one with a large selection of "generic" cards. I don't necessarily WANT all my cards to specifically say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Hanukkah." Last year I ordered "Happy Holiday" cards and personalized according to holiday with different address label. Yeah, I pay THAT much attention to detail... Shutterfly has come to my rescue year after year. Their prices are really reasonable, they have great design selections, my cards arrive pretty quickly, and their are always great coupons!

For a holiday card geek like me, Shutterfly has attracted my attention because of the fun other products you can order: address labels and gift tags! I thought I would give you an example of each...yes, they happen to coordinate because that's how I roll :)

There are tons more address label options HERE!

Here is an option for a coordinating gift tag: Beary Merry:

There are more gift tag options HERE!

Shutterfly has a great promotion going for early birds like me: 20% off of holiday cards until October 27th (I realize that is today, but I'm sure there will be a new promotion soon!).

Disclaimer: This post was part of a series sponsored by Shutterfly.

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