November 22, 2010

Getting Ready for Christmas - Shutterfly's Holiday Cards

I love shopping to craft stores and fabric stores for inspiration. But when it comes to my card designs there are few stores to shop at for inspiration. Hence, it is common for me to be caught browsing through designs of several print media sites. One of my favorite go-to sites is It's jam-pack full of eye candy for the designer to get inspiration. I often go there first before heading to some digital scrapbook store to look for fun papers or kits. Have you seen their beautiful cards yet? Well then, I must share a few:

Aren't they beautiful?

This Holiday Season, as I prepare for a simple Thanksgiving, and our first Christmas at home with the kids I'm trying to keep as many things easy as possible. That's why, for the first time, I'm going to use a Holiday Card that someone else designed!

I love that Shutterfly has Christmas Photo Cards of so many varying styles. Of course, it can make choosing one specific one hard. There are young and playful, modern, chic, elegant and classy. I have to admit though, this year I'm really finding myself attracted to some very simplistic styles.

I really like the cards that are mostly photo with a simple, yet striking, embellishment. Like these ones:

Of course, I like ones where the message and photo are more separated too:

I also really like the idea of having a group of photos on the card, like this one:

Which ones do you like?

I'm so excited with all the options I have to choose from. Of course, now that I've chosen my favorites, I have  to see how it will look with our recent family photos. It's so much fun to browse the pages and get ideas.

Disclosure Statement:

This post is a review for Shutterfly as part of their Holiday Card Promotion. For participating I will be compensated with 50 free cards from their Holiday Collection. If you have any size blog or website and would like to participate you can go here to sign up.