Friday, November 26, 2010

So very thankful

For so many amazing blessings in my life, I am so very thankful
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving day surrounded by all of your blessings.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sweet deal...

 A couple of weeks ago I saw a status update on Facebook saying that bloggers could receive 50 free holiday cards from Shutterfly if they wrote a review on their blog. Well, when it comes to great deals like that I am usually pretty skeptical. However, I decided to check it out, just in case, because I love to send holiday cards...but hate to pay for them. :) So I clicked on the link ( and it was true! All I had to do was enter a little info about my blog and in a couple of days I got an email with the instructions for writing my review and getting my code for the free cards. Sweet!

What makes the whole deal even better is that I LOVE all of their cards. They have a huge variety, ranging from very traditional to modern and streamlined. This year they also have great stationary cards, and I love the folded cards. The folded cards have a photo on the front, but they also have space on the inside for at least one more photo and plenty of text space.

Here is an example of one of my favorite folded cards. The outside if for one photo, but the inside lets you chose from several different layout options.



The other great thing about these, and all of their cards, is that they are so super easy to create and customize. Doing the sample above took me all of about two minutes. And I didn't even have pictures picked out when I started.

Until I started researching for this review I didn't realize that they had such cute photo gifts. I know a couple of grandmas who would love these coffee mugs:

Of course, most people know about their prints, awesome photo books and calendars. But another surprise I had was that they are offering canvas and mounted prints as well. These both make beautiful wall hangings!

So far my experience with Shutterfly has been pretty limited, but now that I know how many great services they offer, I will definitely be sending more of my photo needs their way!

I don't want to share our final pick for our Christmas card this year, but here is an example of one of the stationary cards that I liked with an outtake from our photoshoot. :)

So my overall review of Shuttefly's collection of goodies...Sweet!