Holiday cards, Oh my!

Earlier this week my friend and awesome blogger Lisa at The Pennington Points invited me to join a group of mom bloggers for dinner (and ice cream). We had a great evening hanging out and discussing our Christmas traditions and plans.

We took lots of fun photos (you can check them out on Instagram and Twitter using the #cardworthy hashtag) and she brought sample cards from Shutterfly for us to look at. Now, I have known about Shutterfly for a long time – ordering a photobook from them has been on my “To Do” list – but I have never gotten around to ordering anything. I am now trying to decide which cute and fun Christmas cards to order once we take our Christmas photo this week.

Last year before Christmas (December 7th to be exact) I gave birth to The Bear and wasn’t up to planning photos. I dressed up the new baby in a fun outfit I received as a gift, had the pre-teen hold him in front of the tree and snapped a few photos with my Handsome’s fancy camera….on the auto setting of course since I am no photographer. They weren’t great, but I was proud of myself for taking the photos, having them printed and then signing, stuffing, addressing, stamping and mailing a TON of cards. Here are a few of those photos.

Shutterfly has a family photo site with tips for getting a holiday photo that reflects your family. I would encourage you to visit the site and watch their video to give you ideas and inspiration. I am looking forward to trying out the ideas I have come up with.

For those of you who already have a great photo, Shutterfly has a Cardworthy Facebook Contest where they are giving away prizes including a dream trip for a family of four. It ends tonight so check it out fast.

Are you excited about getting your cards put together? Well guess what? Shutterfly has graciously given me a $50 credit to give away to you all! Leave me a blog post below, the giveaway ends December 14th.

 

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Shutterfly compensated me for my participation, but all opinions and thoughts are my own.

19 Comments

  1. Lisa Branam
    Dec 9, 2012

    I would spend my $50 on photo books. Or maybe one of those iPhone covers.

    • Jennifer
      Dec 9, 2012

      Lisa – the iPhone covers are so adorable. I am thinking about adding that to my list :-)

  2. amanda g.
    Dec 9, 2012

    I need a 2013 calendar! And those iPhone covers are really awesome!

    • Jennifer
      Dec 9, 2012

      Amanda – A calendar is a great idea too! I need to come up with a few creative grandparent gifts.

  3. alvina castro
    Dec 9, 2012

    I have months and months worth of pictures that i have yet to print and would love a chance to get these prints in albums soon :)

    • Jennifer
      Dec 9, 2012

      Yeah! I just printed some photos of The Bear for his 1st birthday and WOW did I have a lot.

  4. kara
    Dec 9, 2012

    can’t believe how much the boys have changed in a year!!! wow :) love the pictures!

    • Jennifer
      Dec 9, 2012

      They have both grow so much haven’t they? Time flies when you are having fun.

  5. Heather B
    Dec 9, 2012

    I would love an iPhone cover!!! I used Shutterfly for Emmys newborn photobook and her 1st Birthday! So many fun things to create for special memories.

    • Jennifer
      Dec 9, 2012

      Heather – the iPhone cases are so cute. I am a sucker for Chevron print :-)

  6. Jessica C
    Dec 9, 2012

    I love photo books and have always wanted to order one. They look fun!

    • Jennifer
      Dec 9, 2012

      Jes – I think the puppies need their own coffee table book!

      • Jessica C
        Dec 10, 2012

        I definitely agree!

  7. Lisa~
    Dec 10, 2012

    I can’t wait to see this year’s pictures! Bear is so big now and so cute….I love watching them grow! It was such a great night of dinner and friends. I hope we can do it again soon! Lisa~

    • Jennifer
      Dec 10, 2012

      Thanks! It is amazing how fast they grow. I don’t want to miss or forget a minute….ok most minutes :-)

  8. Morena
    Dec 11, 2012

    I do a lot f shopping at Shutterfly, most recently my Christmas cards! My favorite item is their photobooks, so I’d probably order another one.

    • Jennifer
      Dec 11, 2012

      Morena – I have a dream of having all our memories digital except for nice photobooks, one day!

  9. Jenny Shreve
    Dec 11, 2012

    I would use it to buy 1st birthday invitations!!

    Ps…. Love these photos of the boys!

    • Jennifer
      Dec 11, 2012

      Jenny, I bet you will come up with something fabulous for invites! I really liked how the shutterfly cards felt – they are nice, thick and not too shiny if that makes sense!