So are you on top of it when it comes to holiday cards? Now that Merry is officially of my plate (did you check out?!?!?) I can turn my focus on some other holiday matters (read: stress out about everything else). Ok so maybe that’s a little dramatic but I do want to send out holiday cards and I was really happy with my custom holiday cards from Shutterfly last year so I decided to go that way again.
As much as I KNOW everyone on my list loved getting a photo card with just ol’ me on it (#singlegirlscelebratetoo) this year I decided to use Shutterfly to order some cards to send my Sweet Escape friends and partners. Because I’m still single & childless so the whole family photo thing doesn’t really work for me.
I decided on two custom holiday card designs, both with the gold foil stamp because it’s just too pretty not to use. Above is the Modern Holiday Card design. I thought it would be fun since it’s from The Sweet Escape to use an image of one of my holiday DIY projects. I made these yarn trees last year and they really are the Sweet Escape brand (aka me) in a nutshell. Look how freak’n adorable they are?! And look how impressive the gold is? Who doesn’t like a little glam on their stationary?
I went all out this year and even got festive envelope liners. Since I’m just sending cards (read: no budget for gifts) I thought it would be nice to make them extra special.
Because I can never just pick one of anything, I got a second custom holiday card using the Holiday Fun Card design, this popular image from last year’s holiday issue of Merry and different liner. Again, very on-brand and makes for a perfect holiday greeting. With both designs you have the option to customize the front with your family name but I opted to leave it blank, just as FYI.
There’s quite a few different options you can play around with when you order holiday cards from Shutterfly. You can choose different cut borders, portrait or landscape (on most), postcard or folded, size options and you can also customize the back with a special message and/or photo. I thought it was a great place to stick my logo and I’m going to go with hand written messages. I get the whole convenience of the printed message thing but I don’t love it. Sorry if that’s your preference but I just don’t think it’s very personal. I know I’ll probably ruffle some feathers but my thoughts are that if you’re going ahead and sending me a photo of your family you can at least write a little note. That’s not a rant, just an opinion.
As you can see, photo cards can be more versatile than you think. As I’ve proven two years in a row that even the poor single and childless soles out there can use a good photo card. Ha! If you’re looking to spread some family or creative photo cheer this season with a custom holiday card, head to Shutterfly. They have some great deals on now too!