Thursday, November 8, 2012

Shutterfly: Holiday Card Announcements and Giveaway!

It's that time of year!! We are so excited about the holidays every year and my husband MAKES us wait until at least Halloween is over before we turn on the music. (In front of him, that is!) And he makes us wait until Thanksgiving is over until we are allowed to put up the tree or the front porch decorations. If we were not in turkey comas, we would be putting that stuff up ON Thanksgiving.

BUT, one thing we CAN do right now to get ready for the holidays (besides shop!) is get our holiday card figured out! This sometimes involves a photo shoot (or going through tons of existing photos) and then deciding which company to trust with the photo card that will be up on someone's Christmas display for at least a month. You want it to be nice at the very least, preferably spectacular.

Well, we have our family photo shoot coming up Sunday, so we haven't made our card yet...but I know - as I know every year - that the only company I will trust with my Holiday Cards is Shutterfly. I've tried quite a few companies in the past, but Shutterfly cards are incredible. The photo print quality is the best of its kind, the card designs are unique and fun - and they are not too expensive! Shutterfly runs deals ALL the time to make their products more affordable for everyone on a budget - which these days, is all of us. Check out their Special Offers section to see all the sales and promos they have going on right now!

Well, Shutterfly has offered to give a lucky Bedfordnomics reader a FREE $50 gift card (does not include tax or shipping) to be used on anything on the site - Just FYI, that covers about 40 custom photo holiday cards. So if you want it, you need to pay attention to this bit right here.

In order to enter, I want you to go to Shutterfly's web site and tell me what your favorite holiday photo card is in the comments section of this post. Then in a separate comment, tell me what you would spend your $50 on! I will be using random.org to chose a winner for this giveaway. Entries close November 14th.

If you don't want to wait until Novemer 14th to get entered and see if you won to order your cards, there is a current code to get 40% off all holiday cards that is good until November 14th. Code: HOLIDAY.

Anyway, head on over and choose your favorite card and the items on your shopping list and come back here and let me know. Remember: TWO separate comments. Each comment will be considered ONE entry.

Good luck!
Ashley




Disclosure statement: This post was sponsored by Shutterfly, which means that I have or will receive compensation in return for my review post. All opinions are my own and you may be assured that I do not advertise for companies or products that I do not believe in.

38 comments:

  1. My favorite card is "Brightly Lit" because it reminds us of my husband's father who passed almost 4 years ago. He loved the lights with the old timey big bulbs on them, and this card has them all over it! We still have the one strand of those lights he hung up every year, and we hang them in his honor!

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    1. I love this memory! And I love burn-down-the-house lights too. Something more Christmasy about them.

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  2. Hi Ashley! I LOVE the Everything Pattern Holiday Card! It is short, sweet, and to the point! I love it!

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  3. I would probably spend my $50 on a detailed photo book for my niece and nephew of all of our family since they dont live near us.

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  4. I would spent the $50 on great gifts for my family. I'd get mugs to put hot chocolate or tea into. I'd get calendars to show off my family pictures, I'd get some photo cubes.... To many choices....

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  5. Cheery in plaid is my favourite! After all, I am from Scotland and Christmas is the time I miss my family I friends there most so I try to infuse a wee bit of home in everything we do, especially for my daughter.

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  6. I would spend it on a photobook for my parents ! Then I would use the remainder to get my brother a cup with him & my daughter on it, he loves to brag about his cutie patootie niece!

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  7. It's Snowing Happiness is probably my #1, because we won't have any snow here in the desert. But I like Christmas Ribbons and Sweet Little Label, also. I guess when we get our family photo proofs back it will be easier to choose! :)

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  8. I would totally use the $50 towards our cards. I already scored 2 free photo mugs from Shutterfly this year and they are great! My Christmas list is almost checked off already! YAY!

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  9. "BLESSED" I love the classic look of this card, and love how it says how I fill.

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  10. I would make a photo-book for my nephew, from on of our family trips.

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  11. Joyful Blessed Wishes Religious Christmas Card, I like this one!! I try to send religious Christmas cards, because after all Jesus is the reason for the season.

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  12. I would probably use the 50$ on Christmas cards, for family and friends. That would take stress off of holiday spending for us!!! I love to send cards, sometimes money gets so tight around Christmas. Excited to put up the Christmas tree for the girls- Hannah who's 2 1/2 and Alivia who will be 3 1/2 months then.

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  13. I like Holiday Montage or Traditional Holly

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  14. I would spend the $50 on one of the more expensive photo gifts that I'd love to be able to get, but can never afford like the fleece blanket or the reusable totes for grandmas etc.
    (sorry about commenting twice about my favorite card, I thought it didn't take so I did it again :-P)

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  15. I like the We Believe card. It looks bright and fun!

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  16. I would spend it on cards and Prints for our huge family from our photo shoot in the fall!

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  17. I love the top moments card; a great way to share news about events in your lives as well as spreading holiday wishes!

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  18. I would spend the $50 on photo calendars and cards. The photo calendars are great family gifts and handy too.

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  19. I love Jolly Damask

    Dmoretti1967 at yahoo.com

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  20. I would spend the $50 on holiday cards or a photo book

    Dmoretti1967 at yahoo.com

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  21. My favorite holiday card design is the Stamped Monogram one. I love the simplicity and the wreath with monogram inside. I'd use the $50 to buy holiday cards to send to all of my family and friends.

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  22. i like the falling snow frames card
    tcogbill at live dot com

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  23. Christmas Ribbons is my favorite on photo paper

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  24. I would spend the $ on photo books :-)
    Monicalehmkuhlsn@aol.com

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  25. We are using the grey card with the red monogram this year. It looks great with the family pic we took in front of my in-laws barn! melissa_wales@hotmail.com

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    1. That sounds really pretty!! I love barns.

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  26. And I would use the $50 for a few more cards and a new keychain!

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  27. Because we have an extended family from many different backgrounds. I like the ones with holiday-neutral messages, like the one with a bird on it that says, "Sending you tidings of peace and joy", or the "Cheers to you and yours" that you have posted as an example.

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    1. We normally also use neutral phrases - that way we only have to order one set of cards to greet everyone!

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  28. Although I'd be tempted to get holiday cards, I would definitely have to use the $50 towards personalized gifts! We love to buy photo ornaments for my MIL and to commemorate each year in our immediate family.

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  29. I like the Spread The Cheer Holiday Card!!
    iiisindyiii@gmail.com

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  30. If I win I will be using the credit for calendars and coffee mugs!! iiisindyiii@gmail.com

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  31. i love the heartfelt blessings one!

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  32. I like the wishing you falala card.

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  33. I would use it for Christmas gifts for my family, especially the grands.

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  34. I like the photos galore card, lets you share lots of great memories with family and friends.

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  35. I would use the gift credit towards photo books for my kids.

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