This post is part of a series sponsored by Shutterfly. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do.
I like to think I know what I'm doing when it comes to graphic stuff. I muck about with making banners and birthday cards and whatnot. And then, when I realize that I totally don't know what I'm doing and whatever I'm creating looks like a dog's breakfast and I have an immediate need to order something gorgeous at the last minute, I then proceed to go check out the web and see what I can find to solve my dilemma with the most gorgeousness in the shortest amount of time possible. This is what happened with the invitations to my daughter's first birthday party. Open up Photoshop, draw some circles, write some text, tweak tweak tweak oh god this looks like it was done by a rabid monkey, throw hands up in despair, decide to leave it to the professionals, search the web, come across Shutterfly, weep with thankfulness, order, done. They've got a really wide range of designs, an easy-to-use interface and lots of different ordering options. And I was really pleased with the Shutterfly experience. They arrived quickly, were exactly what I expected, were packaged nicely but not overpackaged (hooray for efficiency!) and I got tons of compliments on them.
Holiday cards! My first thought was, huh. People actually plan things like Christmas cards in advance of the absolute last minute? Who knew! And I clicked through. And this year's designs are just beautiful. There's nearly 300 designs, some photo cards, some non-photo designs, and plenty to suit any taste. I love these Damask Noir cards - so elegant. These Floral Black cards are in the same vein, but are folded rather than postcards so they're a bit more versatile especially for standing them up on the mantle. Both of these designs are right up my alley - simple and eyecatching, not overdone, tasteful. You know? I also love this one - the With Love Chartreuse Folded Card. Simple and colorful and classic with lots of opportunities to use a bunch of favourite photos.
So if you're planning on printing cards for the holidays, Shutterfly is a great place to check out. There's Christmas Cards and holiday photo cards and New Year's Cards and a whole lot more. And, here's a sweet holiday treat for you. Interested in getting 50 free cards from Shutterfly? You can. The details are here. Enjoy!