Holiday Card Photos & $100 to Shutterfly Giveaway!!!

I can’t believe we’re less than a week away from Thanksgiving! That means Christmas is right around the corner and it’s time to be thinking about ordering your holiday cards (if you haven’t already). If you’ve been a reader for a while, then you know that I love Shutterfly and have used them for many of our cards & photo gift needs!
What’s your holiday card style? Thus far, the pictures on our cards have always been rather “Christmasy”. Here are a few favorites from years past:

I’m still not sure what we’ll do this year. We do have plans for a little family photoshoot on December 1st. And, Shutterfly has a great new Family Photo Site, with lots of tips & ideas for getting your perfect card worthy shot! It’s SO hard trying to get a great shot of 3 boys ages 5 & under, and even harder when we’re in the photo too. So, I’ll take all the help I can get. We’ll see what happens! But, it’s cutting it kinda close. If nothing else, I did just get some GREAT photos of the boys on our recent trip back to Nebraska. So, maybe we’ll have to go with a more fallish look to our holiday cards this year! ;) No matter what though, there are a lot of great designs to choose from at Shutterfly!

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One lucky Mom Endeavors’ reader will win a $100 Shutterfly credit!

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 Another way to win:

Check out the CardWorthy Photo Contest on the Shutterfly Facebook Page (running from November 12 – December 9). Once there, you can upload a photo into one of their 2012 holiday cards. This contest will run for four weeks with a new theme every week: Travel, Funny, Pets, and Family Holiday. The grand prize is a dream trip for a family of four (the winner chooses the destination)!!! The 1st place winner will receive $500 in Shutterfly credit, 2nd place will receive $250 in Shutterfly credit, and 3rd place will receive $150 in Shutterfly credit. So, hurry over to enter the contest here:

Disclosure: I am part of the Mom It Forward blogger network. Mom It Forward and Shutterfly partnered in support of this campaign. Shutterfly compensated me for participation in this campaign. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. Angela P. says

    I don’t usually send holiday cards, but if I could get some cute ones from Shutterfly without spending a lot of money… then I definitely will this year!

  2. Tammy says

    I am going to order the Shutterfly card It’s Snowing Happiness. I’m just need to take family photos. We mail out 125 cards.

  3. Lynda says

    I always end up sending my cards out at the last minute because I can’t ever decide which photo and card to use….too many choices! :-)

  4. Carrie McG says

    I always take the kids to park to get their pictures for cards. I make a photo calendar with Shutterfly every year!

  5. says

    Omg. I’m still working on my plans… trying to figure out how to self portrait my little family… or just a pic of my little man for everyone! This may help me to decide!! :)

  6. says

    You might gasp when I say this, but we have never done holiday card! EEK! I have wanted to do them since our kids were born (5 and 3 now…) but time always seems to get away from me. Plus, there are NEVER picture of me! LOL! Am I a bad mom?

  7. Ann S. says

    I bought the Zazzle groupon but had such a hard time with the site and am not sure I like how it came out. We will see. Next time will use a better more reputable site for my cards even if it costs a little more! Thanks! Ann

  8. Anna says

    I will be in your neck of the woods for the holidays, so we’ll have to plan a playdate and/or maybe a HS reunion w/ kids playdate with a couple friends!

  9. Kalleen says

    We plan just having a simple family photo taken sometime soon for our holiday cards. Not sure if there will be any theme or not, but hopefully cute will ultimately be the theme :)

  10. says

    We attempted to get some photos of our three little girls this past week. They were adorable in matching outfits by Tea Collection…BUT getting a 6-year-old, 3-year-old, and 7-month-old to all look at the camera at the same time is not an easy task! ;)

    Fortunately, we did come away with a few keepers and I hope to order photo cards soon.

    • Sara @MomEndeavors says

      Our boys are almost the exact same ages as your girls. I TOTALLY know. I tried to get group photos of them last weekend. Super hard! :)

  11. Tracy says

    I usually can’t get all my boys in the same state at the same time but this year we had a graduation and I have the perfect picture for Christmas cards!

  12. says

    Umm, I need to make holiday card plans. I usually take a picture of the kids so I’m hoping they are presentable on Thanksgiving so I can get a good one :)

  13. Julie Johnston says

    I actually plan on sending cards this year. We haven’t done that before, and I figure at 27 years old its probably time. :)

  14. Sarah Rogers says

    We had our first family of 3 Christmas pictures taken a few weeks ago! I was hoping to send Christmas cards out very similar to these! This would be the perfect opportunity!

  15. Hanna says

    My plan is to try and take a nice photo of my family. My reality will be a lot of “creative” faces from my five year old, and the back of my toddler’s head as he runs out of frame. :)

  16. Christina says

    I took my kids to an old church in downtown King George. It’s red brick with white paint that has weathered off. It is so charming and I’m so pleased with how the photos turned out!

    • Sara @MomEndeavors says

      Hahaha…I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who is super late with that sometimes! :) Good luck getting them out earlier this year!

  17. says

    I love sending out cards. I feel like snail mail is coming close to an end. I love getting the mail this time of year just for the cards I get in the mail. So I have ordered some cards already but I send to over 40 families’s so I do need more.

  18. Jl Johnson says

    Cards are printed – via shutterfly – and they are just waiting to be sent out!
    luckyseattlemom at gmail dot com

  19. Jackie says

    This is the first year I will be sending picture holiday cards. This would be a great help. Either way this blog is awesome for ideas. Thank you

  20. DeAnn O says

    We use pictures of our family taken throughout the year for our Christmas card. It shows people a little snippet of our life and I don’t have to worry about taking the “perfect” Christmas family photo!

  21. says

    We are heading to Asheville soon and I’m hoping to snap a nice picture of us at the Biltmore Estates! Then I’ll quickly upload it onto Shutterfly and order my cards!!!


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