How to Make Christmas Greeting Cards?
"We chose this card due to the fact that it did not look like a traditional holiday card. Additionally, the year was quite eventful for us; and, as a result, we had several pictures we wanted to include to help recap the year. This particular card enabled us to include six photos on the front and one photo on the back. (I think you can use up to eight photos on the front though.) Keep in mind that you may need to do a bit of cropping when placing photos on the front of the card. This is because the template for the holiday card won't accept photos done in landscape format (ie, rectangular photos) but it is easy to use the photo editing feature in Shutterfly to do the cropping. Also note that any text on your chosen photos probably won't be readable on the printed card. Thus, plan to put your captions elsewhere. There's also room on the front of the card for a special message. My suggestion here is to go to a smaller sized font as the default size will not allow you to say much on this part of the card. Another key feature of this card - which is an improvement from previous years - is that you are able to include one photo on the back. There's also a fairly large text box here as well and this is the area where we placed a more detailed message along with captions for photos shown on the front of the card. Overall we were pleased with the entire "creative" process. Designing the card was simple; the Shutterfly service was fast; the price was right; the card stock was high quality; and we were all happy with the end result."
"I thought I had ordered my Christmas cards in plenty of time to get them and send them out before the Holiday Season. I was told they would arrive by Dec. 17th. When they still had not arrived on Dec. 20th and I saw they were still in production, I emailed the customer service dept. of Shutterfly. They were very helpful. Sped up my card production and had them shipped priority. Then came the glitch with Fed Ex. The cards were in MN the next day but didn't arrive at our house for four days. It was disappointing that I wasn't able to send my Holiday greeting cards before Christmas, but I was so pleased with the quality and Shutterfly's persistence to help me out and make me happy that it didn't matter. So our family and friends received our Christmas cards on the 5th day of Christmas. I'm sure they were able to spend more time looking at the beautiful quality of the card and enjoy it more than right before Christmas. I was very pleased. Thank you Shutterfly. Next year I will get them to you earlier."
"Once I was able to sit down during the holidays and actually put my time into creating our holiday cards, it was quick and easy. I had plenty of room to add all the pictures I wanted plus say what I wanted to say. This Christmas card was just perfect for a family of four kids and parents. I was glad I purchased the group-on that gave me 30 cards for $20.00 plus shipping. That was an early Christmas gift for me!"
"Turned out great. Was easy to do. I really enjoyed doing it."
"Everything is just fine except the size/location of your logo. For a card where I'd like to write a few personal notes, your logo takes up valuable center space and is larger than the message written above it. Would like to see the logo smaller and in a bottom corner."
Customize Your Own Christmas Cards This Holiday Season
It feels like it was just Easter, but you blinked and now Christmas is looming right around the corner. Is it time once again to send your year-end greetings? This Christmas, turn your favorite memories from the year into beautiful photo cards. Shutterfly is here to help turn your best and brightest pictures into elegant and festive cards to share your joy with friends and relatives.
Designing Your Christmas Cards
Shutterfly has everything you need to turn your favorite memories into beautifully printed holiday greetings. Choose your favorite template and upload your photos. Our Christmas photo ideas and tips will help you pick your photos & our process will help you customize your cards and modify the text, colors and messaging to your preference. Looking for what to write on a Christmas card? Checkout our Christmas card sayings for ideas and inspiration to make your Christmas card special. It is so easy to use that you will get into the holiday spirit in no time.
Step your cards up a notch with corresponding, customized address labels. While you might like to give everyone on your nice list a present, the reason for the season is about more than just gift-giving. Your thoughtful cards will help show how much you care and keep the ones you cherish in the loop. You can easily deliver cheerful greetings to your loved ones’ mailboxes with a little help from Santa’s other helper, Shutterfly.
Make Your Holidays Merry and Bright
The holidays are the perfect excuse to bring everyone together. Whether you are looking to provide the hottest holiday party of the year or host an elegant winter-themed brunch, the Christmas season is the best reason to throw a gathering. Use your holiday cards to invite your friends, family and loved ones over for a party or brunch. If you are planning to host, make sure to include important details in your card, such as the date, time and place as well as an RSVP-by date and contact information. Insider tip: be sure to send out your greetings and invitations at least three weeks before your party.
Shutterfly has plenty of fun, customizable decorations to help make your party the hit of the season. Whether you are having a simple brunch get-together or a festive evening soiree, there is no excuse not to decorate in style. Are you still looking to fill a little space under your tree? Shutterfly has excellent photo gifts as well that will delight your little ones, grandparents and even your spouse.