We are all at that point where we are rushing to send our Christmas cards out, which can be quite the task. You have to make the card, get them printed, gather the addresses, address the envelopes, stamp the cards, and you are licking envelopes until Jesus comes...
If you are like my family, we always wait until the last minute to do it! We make these plans of great personalization and creativity, but then we end up running to get the pre-made ones. This year we are doing the pre-made ones, but I was impressed with the options at Shutterfly. Sure I could run up the street to Wal-Mart, Walgreens, or Staples, but I have not had a lot of satisfaction from Wal-Mart and Walgreens' photo lab lately. My pictures have not come out looking so great, so I was definitely hesitant to use them for this project. Instead I went to Kodak Gallery, not knowing that it is now ran by Shutterfly. I used Shutterfly or a free photo book I got and was incredibly surprised at all of the options they offered in comparison to other websites. Needless to say, I am quite pleased with our family Christmas cards this year. Yes they are simple and pre-made, but I feel like they still have a professionalism and personalization about them.
Since I can't send all of my readers a family Christmas card, I will give you a looksy at it!
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