November 21, 2010

Christmas cards on my mind...

By now you've probably heard of Shutterfly's blogger promotion for 50 free holiday cards. I'm so excited about this marketing campaign, not only because I like Shutterfly (and free stuff), but because I'm hoping it will help revitalize the tradition of sending Christmas Cards.

Every year it seems fewer cards arrive in our mailbox. With blogs, facebook, email, and twitter making it so easy to stay connected throughout the year, and with snail mail becoming increasingly more expensive, Christmas cards are being abandoned. And that's just sad.

So let's save the tradition and send cards out to friends near and far! Shutterfly has so many cute choices, you can make your seasons greetings personal and adorable. The first step is to choose your picture. Are you going to feature the kids or are you brave enough to attempt a full family photo? Matching red sweaters in front of the mantle, or that photo of the family at the beach last summer?

I'm planning on taking individual pictures of each of us holding a letter (N, O, E, L). Shutterfly has numerous templates that let you put three and four pictures in a row, like this one which would work perfectly for spelling out "JOY" or "NOEL" or "HOPE" or even "PEACE" for you particularly large families. Or if you want to let your card speak for itself, they have a great selection of religious Christmas cards this year, that celebrate the reason for the season. They've also got a whole slew of Christmas gift ideas, like photo calendars which allow you to mark family and friends' birthdays throughout the year.

So dust off that address book, pull out your camera, and join the campaign to save Christmas cards! Your friends will be so glad you did. :)

Bloggers get 50 free holiday cards from Shutterfly… sign up:


  1. I totally agree! Dislike that writing a letter or sending a card is becoming a lost art. Will definitely be checking out Shutterfly's selection again this year! Kerri

  2. I love your idea of the card.I was so happy we could move to picture cards when he had beautiful boy to put on them.

  3. We used to love Shutterfly and the thought of 50 free cards is cool. But, we've been using Send Out Cards for a year now and are actually MAKING money by sending cards through them and helping others send cards through them (and making money themselves).

    Send Out Cards is fully customizable and allows you to use as many pictures as you want, send out personalized cards in your own handwriting and with your own signature right from your computer and you can send gifts this way, too!

    I'm happy to give you and your readers a couple of free Send Out Cards to send out as an early holiday gift to you all.

    Just go to to send out a card or two on me.

    Happy Holidays!!!


  4. Thanks for the FYI. I hadn't heard about this yet...thanks for sharing!!



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