Saturday, November 12, 2011

Time Flies.....a Shutterfly Giveaway!

When I look at our past Christmas cards, I can't help but think of how quickly the kids are growing.

Two years ago, they looked like this:

They look like babies to me.  

Then, last year it was this:

We wanted Frank in it, and this was the best shot we could get, when he wasn't crawling all over the kids. He looks like a baby here too!

You can see I favor black and white prints, and usually pick one photo that focuses on how the kids look at that particular point in time.  I usually stress out over getting the best shot, but in the end, if the kids look happy, that's all that matters.

I lean towards choosing a card that is colorful, or a little different.  Mike insists that it read "Merry Christmas," but I'd be happy with something that says "Noel".  I'm thinking that for this year, I'm might mix things up and use multiple photos on one card.

Luckily, Shutterfly has so many Holiday Card designs to choose from, I know I'll find just the right one.

These are the two that are in the running for 2011:


Not only do they have great Holiday Cards, but Thank You Cards, and Greeting Cards as well.

Want a chance to win 25 free cards from Shutterfly?  

Leave me a comment, and tell me which of the two cards you'd pick.  Or, tell me what kind of card you send out, if you go the traditional route, or do something different.  I'll pick THREE Winners on Sunday, November 20th.

Now I've got to got take a photo of the kids.     


Marisa @ The Pace of my Life said...

yes. I want to win!

Karen said...

I really like the Noel card. We are very inconsistent with Christmas cards. Some years we do Snapfish cards, some years we do plain old cards from Walmart, some years we get cards from a photographer, and some years, we don't do cards at all.

Lisa said...

Ohhh, I totally put my vote in for the top one - the Merry Christmas one! Super cute and fstive . . .unless you're sending it to lots of Jewish folks - but otherwise I vote hands down for the top one :)

Laura said...

I like the simplicity of the NOEL card! I have never sent out cards, but I have also never been married or had a family. That is actually one thing I really look forward to and would like to do with the boyfriend since we will hopefully be getting engaged in the near future. I can't wait to watch our little family grow and having those annual cards is one more way to look back and see how much we change. I love your past two cards, your daughter looks SO much like you!

Paige (The Last Doughnut) said...

I haven't sent out cards in the past few years, but I want to this year. I am really in the holiday spirit for some reason; just really thankful for many different things. I have the perfect photo of my yellow lab puppy that I want to put on the card...she's looking out the window. Kind of looks like she's waiting on Santa Claus!

TriMOEngr said...

I like the top card the best. I'm a big fan of getting cards with lots of pics. I used to do the "newsletter" thing which I like to receive too, but my husband didn't like them. Then I went to photo cards (which most of our friends do now that we all have kids), but the last two years with 2009 holiday season being on hold for my stepmom's funeral and the 2010 holiday season being on hold for my job loss/business startup - I've been a total card slacker. I really need to get with it soon! Such great memories to share with loved ones!

Jeff Vanis said...

I like the top one, with twins arriving any day... We are planning on sending cards out this year"

H Love said...

first of all...hello!! it has been forever since I have been in bloggy land. Life has been tough lately. Kiddos are too cute! How can we not love a dog named Frank??
I would go with the second one!

madeline said...

It's hard to pick between the two but I think I'd pick the Noel card. I love the way the word "noel" is written out and the picture is adorable!!

Heather said...

I like the lots of pictures option. I don't send out cards either. My parents didn't so i guess I just never got in the habit.

Suz and Allan said...

I like the top one! All of the pictures in one looks really good to me! Great giveaway-thank you!

..:danielle:.. said...

i would love the modern pinecone holiday card... we got married this year so i think we will send out ones almost like the sample on the site :)

Michelle said...

I like the top one! We sent out a multi-photo one like it last year and I really like the way it came out.

Great giveaway - and you've reminded me I better get going on taking a picture of my guys :)

Ara said...

I like the Noel card the best. The other card, it just looks too busy, at least in my opinion. I don't send out Christmas cards. Because it's just me and I don't have a family or alot of friends, I don't really make the effort. Maybe I should.