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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Christmas Card Giveaway x3 (Shutterfly)

I do enjoy Christmas cards.  I know some people just sign their names, but I really enjoy reading about what is new in the lives of our friends and family.  Some send newsletters; others write a brief message.  I prefer at least a bit of something handwritten besides our names to keep it personal and caring, especially for those I don't see often (and that is who gets cards from us).  For me, the process of choosing, creating, and writing each card is important.

Our family didn't begin sending out a Christmas photo (just a regular card before that) until our daughter was born. Though we had plenty of news to share that year, since she had a long hospitalization a couple weeks after her birth, it was probably the only year that I stuck the card in the envelope, and then stamped and addressed it.  No signature or message.  I wasn't in total survival mode, but a personal Christmas greeting was just not a priority that year.  On the other hand, that photo Christmas card was extremely cute, and showed that our baby girl was happy and looked healthy, and it continues to be one of our all time favorites.

When M was about a year old, we sent out our Christmas card with a photo of M inside.  Simple and basic.  But the following year, we added E to the family and just moved into our new home.  I created the 4x6 photo collage to the right using Picasa's collage creator to add to a standard Christmas card.  (I shared about making these affordable Christmas collages.  The cost is just for the print!)

Last year was our first year using Shutterfly for the purpose of creating a folded photo Christmas card, shown to the left, though the image is blurry.  (I was able to do this as a promotion for them through this blog; I was willing to do it because I had used Shutterfly plenty of other times-happily.)  I couldn't believe how beautiful it was!  We had a great family photo for the front of the card, which helped.  Inside I was able to add more photos, as well as a summary about each of us.  I was amazed at how personal I could make it.  Since the card I chose did not include a Bible verse or reference to Jesus, I was able to do that, too.  We had never created a card so beautiful, and others noticed and told us.

I'm excited that Shutterfly has offered us the opportunity for more Christmas cards through them again this year.  Shutterfly is also offering THREE Live, Love, Learn readers a chance to win a promotional code for 25 free cards!


GIVEAWAY!
To win 25 free cards, visit Shutterfly.  Leave a comment below, and tell me what item from the Christmas cards or Christmas photo cards you like (no commitment though).  Please include your email address in the comment, please!


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Winner will be chosen with random.org.  Giveaway will run through October 31st, and winners will be emailed and announced on this post.  (If I'm busy in the hospital, I will contact the winners ASAP, though it may be a couple days.)

Winners have been chosen through random.org and emailed.  Congratulations Alana, Jess, and Ellie!!
Also, are you a blogger?  Want a chance at 25 free cards this holiday season?  Register here: http://goo.gl/DDw7Q

13 comments:

Jess said...

Hello! I am now a fan of you on FB

Jess said...

I like the 'With Love' or the 'Flurry of Snowflakes' I can't decide!! All so beautiful!
fairycakes22@gmail.com

Mandi said...

My favorite is the "Lovely Wreath" with the monogram. I was just on Shutterfly's website yesterday checking out designs for our Christmas card this year! Would be so cool to win some!

Thanks for the chance!
Mandi @ Smile and Mama With Me
www.smileandmamawithme.blogspot.com
garfieldwrites@gmail.com

Mandi said...

I follow you via GFC.

Mandi @ Smile and Mama With Me

Mandi said...

I'm a fan on FB. (Mandi Mattice Garfield)

Mandi @ Smile and Mama With Me

Janice said...

I think I like the photo cards best.

feltyfun at gmail dot com

Janice said...

I follow your blog!

feltyfun at gmail dot com

Janice said...

I'm a fan on Facebook (Jan Richardson)

feltyfun at gmail dot com

Luvdaylilies said...

I like the Classic Scrolls Christmas Card design=)
Thanks for an awesome giveaway!
Lethea B
Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

Alana said...

I love Shutterfly! I like the Top Ten Moments card! So cute and different.

alanaleanne@gmail.com

Alana said...

I follow your blog!

alanaleanne@gmail.com

Alana said...

I added you on Facebook!

Anonymous said...

Frosted Window is lovely. many thanks. Ellie. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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