Tuesday, November 16


Addicted...Yes, I am addicted to cards!
That's why I decided to share once again some special greeting options.

Listen closely, because they do more than "care to send the very best"... Shutterfly conducted a survey to find out what YOU want in order to make the seasons very best cards. While you were soaking up the last bit of summers they were doing their homework.

Yes, Shutterfly is a household name when it comes to making cards, photo books, personalize gifts, holiday gift tags and a leader in their industry. That championship belt is something they plan to keep snug around their waist. I was fascinated by their survey and thought it would be fun to share bits of it with you. (500 people surveyed..senders and receivers...people like you and I.)

While money is tight for many 85 percent of those surveyed have decided to send the same number of cards if not more this year, keeping the almost 200 year tradition going.

Photos, photos and more photos....people like to see what's going on more than they want to hear what's going on. Now, let me clarify that. They love to hear what you are up to, but the lengthy letters are becoming a no-no....less is more people. Photo card link

Shutterfly's solution, the Holiday Story Card.
Story Cards feature spaces for one or multiple photos, with corresponding text space for sharing highlights of the year. On many Story Card designs, there is space for 10 lines of additional text, the perfect amount for sharing without over-sharing. In addition to Story Cards, Shutterfly offers nearly 1,400 new holiday designs to warm people’s mailboxes this year. Pricing starts as low as $0.40 per card for greetings on photo paper and $1.29 per card for premium card stock.

I think their solution is fabulous. Outside of making my annual holiday photo book for my parents I'm thinking about following their advice and making a photo card. Now, I'll just have to convince my husband to say "cheese".

Do you send Christmas/holiday cards?
How many do you send?
How many do you receive?


Mitzi said...

So glad to hear you are keeping the tradition going. looking forward to it-and that had better be it!!!!!

Scientific Housewife said...

I will be using them this year for my Christmas cards and I am excited!

Buckeroomama said...

Yes, I still send out (commercial) Christmas cards, but not as much as I used to.

Mainly they're cards that the kids make. This is something we have been doing for the past 2 years and it's really fun (but messy!)... and the grandparents and uncles and aunties love them!

Unknown said...

I send out about 25 cards and I usually make them myself. I receive about the same number.

Mimi said...

I've gotten Christmas cards from Shutterfly this year & they rock!


its simple love said...

Mmm.... eating cheese right now.


p.s. Be sure to enter my cupcake kit giveaway!!!

Absolutely Ladylike said...

Such cute cards...I'm very bad with sending Xmas cards on time...I should try to do it right this year. Thanks for the reminder :-)

Cheers: Evi

Ps: Thanks a lot for the lovely comment about my photography dear Ann, it made me happy :-)

Queenie Jeannie said...

Everyone is blogging about this - so awesome! I can't wait to see yours!!!

I do send out cards - tons of them, and every year the list gets longer, lol! I don't have 'one' card though, because I hate making the same things over and over. So each one is different. And yes, I'm crazy, lol!!

How many do I get? Not as many as I send out, but I cherish those I do receive!!!