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5 Steps to the Perfect Photo Cards

Posted: October 15th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Reviews and Giveaways | Tags: Giveaway, Holiday Cards | 15 Comments »

It’s that time of year again- time to sit down and wade through the seemingly endless options for Christmas Cards over at Shutterfly.

How do you choose?

Where do you start?

Do I even have card worthy photos to use this year?

Ugh.

Regardless of the answers to those questions, I know I need to start this process early, because I am notoriously bad at getting my cards in the mail. So, today I am starting the process and thought you might want a glimpse of the madness.

First off, I’m always so impressed with the quality of these cards and I look forward to receiving them in the mail almost as much as I look forward to receiving Christmas cards in general. That said, it can be a lot of work.

Especially in years where we didn’t get professional photos taken. (Like this year.)

#1 I should start by picking the photos (or photo) I want to use, and doing my edits (if needed) but, I almost always start by looking at what my options are on Shutterfly.  If I really love a design that only has a one photo option, it’s not worth my time to choose and edit three or more photos.

#2 If you are indecisive like me- choose more than one design. Last year was the first year I did this and I was so happy with that decision. I can do whimsical!  I can do traditional!  I can do religious!  When you have a lot of cards to send, it’s a revelation to choose some different options and satisfy all of your wants and needs in a card.

#3 Edit photos. I use Pic Monkey for my photo editing needs since it’s free and easy.

#4 Drop photos into your card(s) add your text and place your order.

#5 Cross “Christmas Cards” off your holiday to-do list and sit back and relax!

Have you started to think about Christmas Cards yet? Would you be moved to get going on them if you had $50 to spend at Shutterfly.com?

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Shutterfly.com. I was provided product for placing this post. All opinions are my own- I truly LOVE Shutterfly and their products!


It’s November 8th…

Posted: November 8th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Reviews and Giveaways | Tags: Christmas, Holiday Cards, Reasons I am a Slacker, Shutterfly, The Slacker Mom | 2 Comments »

have you ordered your holiday cards yet?

Because I haven’t.  And I’m starting to freak out a little bit!

I think it’s well documented that one of the areas where I am a slacker is the procuring of stationary and actually sending it out in a timely fashion.

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