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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Hoping to get my photos taken in the next week or so!
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!
I haven’t sent cards for a few years. Maybe this year…….
I don’t have card plans yet!! This inspires me!!
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.
I would like to buy photo cards on Shutterfly.
We are doing a birth announcement & Christmas card in one!
I can’t wait to see what you choose for your cards this year. they’ve always beeb super cute!
Take a photo on vacation at Thanksgiving!
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! 🙂
Hahaha, Lynda! I often have that same exact issue! 🙂
I always take the kids to park to get their pictures for cards. I make a photo calendar with Shutterfly every year!
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!! 🙂
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?
No, you’re not a bad mom! LOL! 🙂 I don’t love being in photos usually either. But ever since reading this “embrace the camera” post a couple of years ago, I try to make sure I get in a picture every now & again! http://andersonfamilycrew.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_8779.html
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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
I will be sending out cards two weeks before Christmas. I love Shutterfly. I have ordered some photobooks from them and they came out very nice. I
i have no plans to send cards out this year.
I usually send digital cards.
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!
Fun! Definitely keep me posted on your plans! 🙂
shutterfly cards! so this giftcard would be awesome! 🙂
We’re having our family photo taken tomorrow, but I haven’t picked out a card yet!
My pictures for the kids are completed…now the decision of which card from shutterfly to use.
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 🙂
Im planning on taking a family photo by the first week of December, and getting my cards ready to mail by December 10th.
The boys are adorable in those pics from Ne!!
Thanks! 🙂 I had fun doing some photoshoots with them!
I always do a family picture holiday card for our families!
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.
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! 🙂
I plan on using a family photo! Thanks for this giveaway!
I live in a different state from my familly so combining pictures and holiday cards together could save me $$$ in postage!!!
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!
I’m hoping to save some $ this year and design my own photo christmas card. Wish me luck!
I plan to order online from somewhere — we just took some holiday photos yesterday!
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 🙂
I actually plan on sending cards this year. We haven’t done that before, and I figure at 27 years old its probably time. 🙂
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!
We just took family pictures, so this would be perfect!
Love, love shutterfly! i already ordered my cards last night, so excited to get them from Shutterfly again this year
Not sure what I’m going to do yet for card, so this looks like a great idea!
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. 🙂
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!
Those boys of yours are too stinkin’ cute!!! I have no idea what we’re doing for our holiday cards yet. Oh dear!
Aw, thanks, Viv! 🙂 I’m sure you’ll think of something!
I want to try out some of the cute ideas I saw on Pinterest for photo cards
My goal for holiday photo cards this year is to get them out before Christmas! Seriously, last year I sent out New Year’s cards…
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!
We ordered ours this past weekend after a UA vs ASU photoshoot – it was so fun!
I ordered from Shutterfly this year and I LOVE our cards!
I don’t have card plans yet, but thinking of making calendars.
I always order my cards from Shutterfly!
AAAAAHHH!!! I haven’t even thought about my cards yet this year!!! Thanks for reminding me!
Tiny Prints has the cutest holiday cards!
Oh, I love those pics! I have found some good ideas on Pinterest!
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.
Super cute pictures! We love Shutterfly! We don’t know what we are doing yet. It should be interesting this year!
I LOVE shutterfly! They have so many options and are reasonable.
I’m going to try really hard to send out christmas cards this year!
i want to make those character dinner plates for my kids and some cards
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plan to go to my folks
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Took the picture, just need to get the cards done.
I plan on staying home fpr the holidays trying to convince my parents to come here
Cards are printed – via shutterfly – and they are just waiting to be sent out!
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I’m working on our card right now and could really use this!
I am planning on taking pictures of the kids this weekend and actually getting cards out on time this year!!
we are doing a family photoshoot in our PJs at a retro laundromat!
We have pictures scheduled for next weekend!
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
ive already picked out my cards on shutterfly 🙂 i use themoveryear for my christmas cards and never regret it!
i am sending “save the date” postcards for my wedding in may in my christmas cards
I just ordered photo cards from Shutterfly with pics I took of our 2 boys!
I’m planning on sending out photo cards this year. I love getting them in the mail!
We’re planning to take a photo this weekend, then pick out a card to print them on.
I always take pictures of my kids and make them into a card.
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!
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!!!
Heading to DIsney this week…hoping to get a good picture there for our Christmas cards
We usually send out a photo card of my boys with Santa. This year its a doozy of a photo!!! 🙂
I always do photo cards. Hoping to get them soon! I LOVE shutterfly.
My plan is to actually try and mail them out this year…next week!
Need to mail them out earlier this year
Try and send them out early this year