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It's that time of year again! No, I'm not asking for your addresses yet for my holiday card list, but I am shopping around for that perfect card. I'm always on the lookout for something that really captures our personality as a family, and something that may be a departure from your typical holiday card. I went to Shutterfly.com after receiving a mailer the other day, and wow, they have some really cute designs! I'm going to have a really hard time picking one out this year, there are so many amazing options. Many of them are highly customizable, and can be personalized, not only with text, but with different layouts and numbers of pictures. I love that you can customize them in so many different ways, and I will probably spend hours working on mine! Behind the cut, I've listed some of my favorites. If you click on the picture, it will link you to the design's page.


Do I go simple? There are some really beautiful, yet simple, card designs this year:






I'm also really loving these rainbow-themed cards! They're so colorful and fun, and something a little bit different:








Or how about ones with lots of spaces for pictures? God knows I take tons of pictures, so I would have a really hard time picking just one to put on a card! These are personalized with more pictures and text inside:




I love this idea. A highlight reel if you will, rather than a long letter that people will just throw away:


Shutterfly is also running a great promotion right now! If you blog about their holiday cards, you will receive 50 for free! If you have a big list this year, this would make quite a dent in how much you'd have to pay for a stack of cards. And if you don't have a big list, that's even better!

Check out more designs here!
http://www.shutterfly.com/cards-stationery

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Date: 2010-11-15 03:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ambula704.livejournal.com
I love the top ten list, such a neat idea!! I also like the colorful ones. So hard to decide!

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Date: 2010-11-15 03:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stevesbabygirl.livejournal.com
Isn't that fun?! Now that I know you can customize them so much, it's made my decision that much more difficult! I can see myself spending hours on figuring out the perfect card.

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Date: 2010-11-15 03:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hthrstarr.livejournal.com
I'm totally doing that Top 10 list. How cool!

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Date: 2010-11-15 12:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bgum78.livejournal.com
I love that Top 10 card too. I get so overwhelmed thinking about doing holiday cards. The part that's super annoying is addressing them all. Who has time to do that?

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Date: 2010-11-15 03:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cat-loverpq.livejournal.com
That's why I just print labels from a Word document. ;)

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Date: 2010-11-15 04:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bgum78.livejournal.com
I really need to learn how to do this. Is it easy?

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Date: 2010-11-15 05:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stevesbabygirl.livejournal.com
Yes it is! But for an extra $1 per card, they will also address and mail them for you.

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Date: 2010-11-15 06:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cat-loverpq.livejournal.com
Yes! Just open a blank document, then go to Tools and choose the labels option. I'm on a Mac at work so I can't walk you through the rest of the steps (b/c I think the pop-up screens are a little different), but I can email you more instructions if you can't figure it out. :) You just choose the size of labels you want to print, and then type in all the addresses. It's a little time-consuming at first, but then you have all those addresses saved for future use!

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Date: 2010-11-15 03:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cat-loverpq.livejournal.com
I love all of those cards! I've just started looking around at designs too, so I think I'll have to visit Shutterfly next!

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Date: 2010-11-15 05:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alioop12345.livejournal.com
love all of those!!!!!! (Wish I had seen the top 10 one earlier, I've already made mine)

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Date: 2010-11-17 12:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] weezalana.livejournal.com
I have to admit, I haaaaate getting those holiday newsletters. The Top Ten card would certainly be easier!

That being said, I LOVE the more striking designs. With the Top Ten card, you see the list, not the photo. The simpler cards show off the photo more, which is what I want to see. The first and third designs are my favorites!

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Date: 2010-11-17 06:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stevesbabygirl.livejournal.com
I'm in love with that third one too :). I think I might go with the black and green one, because it's a folded card, and you can put more pictures, and a little blurb by each one.

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Date: 2010-11-17 03:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dukes-flygirl.livejournal.com
I have been working on my cards, but didn't LOVE any of the ones from Shutterfly this year, there are some cute ones!

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