Our holiday card with Shutterfly
I’ve partnered with Shutterfly again this year for our Christmas card. What I love about Shutterfly are all the custom options. This year our card is part holiday greeting and part new address card. We traded our “in-town vintage charmer” for a “coastal Connecticut beach cottage.” I was able to find the perfect card for an idea I’ve had brewing in my head for weeks. I wanted a two-sided card and Shutterfly has tons of options. On the front I pictured a photo of our new (old) house. This of course meant a lot of work and the clock was ticking!To make the house “card” ready we needed a new door and Emtek Hardware installed, and new lights (they needed to be moved in a bit). That sounds easy until you realize you need to match stain from 15 years ago that has weathered by being so close to the Long Island Sound. Then there’s the new mailbox (more stain matching), the porch floor needed sanding and to be stained black. And the trim and railings that were painted Tarrytown Green needed to be painted a crisp white. The great thing about Shutterfly is that once the above mentioned work was done and I took a photo and uploaded it from my phone to the Shutterfly website, our card order was processed and delivered in 3 days!
“Snowy Trees Holiday Card”
Designer: Lady Jae Designs
I chose “Snowy Trees” since our door has two little blue spruce trees on each side. I was hoping for snow like we had last year. To make your cards even more original, Shutterfly lets you choose from five trim shapes. I went with rounded corners. You can also choose from signature card stock or for a little more money, pearl shimmer. Then select your size, either 5×7 or 5×5. Now onto the envelopes for even more personalized options. I added a printed return address and a liner which costs a little more, but it’s so worth it. The slip-in-liner that was a suggested option turned out to be the perfect one. You also can choose different backgrounds for the reverse side of the card.
I thought our Christmas cards might turn into New Years cards, but Super-Rush Delivery from Shutterfly came through with a beautiful card, lined envelopes and our return address printed on the back. The back of the card has a photo of our kids and our new address. We could not be more thrilled and they will actually be in the mail four days before Christmas! Thanks Shutterfly for having the prettiest cards around with tons of options and super fast turn around. Happy Holidays!