Monday, November 22, 2010

Christmas Cards

I read an article over the weekend that asked the question "With Social Media, is sending Christmas Cards out in snail mail really needed"?  My answer - YES!!!!  I LOVE LOVE getting sweet cards in the mail, thank you cards, birthday invites or Christmas cards.  In fact, my sons's Sunday School teacher sends him hand written notes on special occasions or if he has missed a Sunday and he looks forward to getting those and reading them.  Just something about holding it in your hand, I guess!

In fact, I have been playing around with my Christmas Card design since we got back from our summer vacation at the beach.  I use Shutterfly, which is my favorite for cards.  I order all of my kids birthday invites from Shutterfly.  You can check 'em out here. You can make really creative cards and they have great specials that they run where you can a % off of cards a lot of different times during the year.  If you are not on their email list, get on it so you don't miss any cool sales.

I also use it for digital scrapbooking and they have awesome deals on that as well.  In fact I made an adorable scrapbook for a friends son for his 1 year birthday and with my coupon code is was about $20.  Cool gift and meaningful for a low cost!

Soooo, when I was saw a cool promotion going on for bloggers that use Shutterfly I had to jump in!  If you are a blogger and want to get 50 FREE cards from Shutterfly than go read all about it right here!

So, now back to the cool Christmas Cards Shutterfly has this year....Here are some of my favs!

I'm a sucker for anything monogrammed and I love black and white photos and this one has 6 slots so enough to put pics of all the Hams!  Cute Cute Cute!

This one is really sweet and classic and I love the Merry Christmas script at the top and the fact that it opens up so you can write a personal message inside.

My eye was drawn right to this one because of the cute colors, I love the red, pink and greens together!  In fact that is my wrapping paper color theme this year. 

So what's a girl to do???? With this cool promotion from Shutterfly  I might just order a couple different ones.  You know, like magazines sometimes do when they use different covers for the same month and you accidentally buy two of the same magazines because you love love the cover and you didn't think you had that months edition.  No, I've never ever ever done that.....hope Santa didn't hear my little white lie!

Now happy Christmas Card Making....


Heidi said...

LOVE these too! AND yes I STILL send out cards every year. But Im finding Im getting less and less in return. Sadly, I think the economy has something to do with it. HAPPY shopping! Cant wait to see what you chose. I also love the B/W one, plenty of slots for all the Hams :) Have a great Thanksgiving weekend, hugs to your sweet boy-
Heidi & Jack.

heather said...

Did you ever get your promotion code? I blogged and got my code right away but was wondering about you after I saw your comment on the shutterfly site.

Laura aka Mama Ham said...

Nope, never got my code. I even emailed Shutterfly. I got a really coupon today from Winkflash so I guess I will order from them. I really do love Shutterfly but am very disappointed!