You may remember two posts ago when I blogged about Shutterfly Christmas cards. I actually followed through and ordered cards which arrived this week! Can’t wait to share them with you all.
It was my first time ordering photo cards and I have to say that the process was surprisingly easy. From uploading photos, to selecting the card design, nothing was difficult to figure out or overly complicated. My kind of system!
When the cards arrived, less than a week later, they came packaged in a sturdy cardboard box with the Shutterfly logo prominently displayed. I liked that for some reason.
Inside, the cards (I ordered two different designs and I’ll share why in a little bit) were packaged in colorful, bright orange boxes.
Opening the boxes and inspecting the cards, I have to say I was very impressed. The quality of the envelopes and the weight of the cards themselves are nice. Much better even than some store bought Christmas cards. The design and photograph came out great as well.
So after a little photo shoot and thanks to your input in selecting a card design, we chose the following for our Christmas cards:
The plan was to get Baby Girl sleeping for the Oh Holy Night cards, but it never happened when she had a festive outfit on, so we went with this shot of us propping her up. Even without a smile, doesn’t she look cute? Well, we think she does, but we might be a little partial. ;)
I hadn’t given much thought to it, but being bilingual, it occurred to me I needed to create cards in English *AND* in Spanish. Fortunately, Shutterfly has a small collection of designs in Spanish. It was easy for me to pick a second, additional design for our cards.
Here’s a better look at the cards:
My grandmother is going to love them.
Overall, I am super happy with these cards and definitely recommend them to anyone looking to do something fun for the holidays. I was looking at their pricing and the cards are a bit on the expensive side, but if photography is a big thing for you, these might just be worth it.
Does anyone have experience with other photo card printing services? I’d love to hear your take or see how these compare!