Holiday Cards and a Shutterfly Giveaway!

Christmas is coming!  Can you believe it?  Before you know it, we’ll be eating turkey, the stores will be playing carols and featuring this year’s hottest toys, and we’ll be heading full spead into the holidays.  A few years ago, I decided I wanted to make December as stress-free as possible, so that I can enjoy the season with my family and focus on its real meaning.  Which means that I try to have all my shopping finished by Black Friday, and I have my cards ready to go {but not mailed yet} before December hits.
This year, we’re ordering our photo Christmas Cards from Shutterfly, and I’m all set to press the button, except that I’m torn.  I can’t decide which design I want to order.  So, I’m hoping you can help me!  I’m going to show you my choices and then make you vote at the bottom.  Seriously.  If you’ve met me, you know I’m uber-indecisive, so you’ll believe that I really haven’t made up my mind yet and am waiting for you all to do it for me…haha.   AND I’ve got a great giveaway to offer you too, so read on!
I’ve actually made them all up with our photos and info, because hey, it gives me {and you} a much better idea of how they’ll look than using those gorgeous stock-photo people, right?  We’re keepin’ it real…these are the cards.

This is the first card design that caught my eye when I looked at the {many} choices.  I love the bright, fun colors, as well as the bold “We Believe!”  I also like that you can get so many pictures on there.  I left them in color because it seemed like some color in each photo tied in with the colors in the letters and complimented it…

It’s funny, this is pretty much the opposite of Option 1; elegant and sophisticated instead of fun, and black and white instead of color, but something about it really appeals to me.  I like the wording as well as the photo layout.  It’s also available with black instead of the red, but I preferred having some color to it.
The big draw for me with this card {and the next one} is that you can put a little summary of your year right there on the front.  The other designs allow you to put a little photo and some text on the back, but this one has it right there for everyone to see.  It saves me the trouble of writing a Christmas letter…
I like this one for the same reason, the little ‘blurb’ on the front where you can summarize the highlights of the year for your family and friends.  And I like the “Family and Faith” part.  I may like the colors of this one a little better than Option 3, especially with our beach photos, but I’m still torn.  Aaaahhhh!
*edited to add: Many of you suggested making the top image of Option 4 a colored one rather than the black and white, so here’s how that would look:*
There, do you see why I’m so undecided?  They’re all too stinkin’ cute!  Hellllllllp!  I’d be so grateful if you’d take a minute to vote and give me your opinion.  I’ll be sure to let you know the outcome!  And, while you’re at it, you can enter the giveaway below for $50 credit on a Shutterfly order!


Shutterfly is letting me offer one reader $50 off an order.
{doesn’t include shipping and cannot be combined with any other offer}
Rafflecopter will walk you through the entry process; good luck!
Oh, and be sure to check out Shutterfly’s special offers too!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*Disclosure: I am being compensated by Shutterfly with free product for writing this review.  However, all opinions are entirely my own, and one of these designs will in fact be our family’s holiday card.*

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  1. I love a pretty design with a little bit of sparkle! And the greeting has to be just right! I can’t explain – I just know it when I see it!

  2. The main thing I look for is the words “Merry Christmas” so mnay now try putting rules and regulations on those simple words. If it doesnt say that, then I wont buy it 😉

  3. Love option 3 so you can give some words on your year…… Love them all! Understand why you are having trouble lol. i love Shutterfly, am creating photo books with them.

  4. I’m always drawn to the elegant looking cards…such as option 2. To me, the black and white against red, with the simple message of Blessed is just beautiful….simple yet very elegant. That being said, I LOVE the personal touch of your card #4, and that you included a little note. I see why you’re frustrated. 🙂

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