Time To Start Picking Out Holiday Cards!

We are already swiftly moving through November, fast on our way to the most wonderful time of the year: Christmas! I don't know about you, but I'm already walking around humming Christmas carols. Why not get a head start on all the holiday cheer? After all, "the best way to spread Christmas cheer is by singing loud for all to hear." (Elf anyone?)

I pride myself on being a super-early-Chritsmas-card-sender-outer. I'm talking first week on December early. I don't know what it is, but it is almost like a little competition for me. If I get mine in the mail before I have received any I am left feeling rather on top of things. Hey, I have to get my kicks somehow. 

Since having the girls I like to send out photo holiday cards. I'm horrible at getting pictures developed, so it's really the only time of the year that family and friends get pictures of us!

This year I am really digging the designs avaiable on shutterfly.com. 

I am going for a blue design this year to match the colors in the family portraits we took recently.  Here are my top contenders:

I love the greek key pattern on this card.  So modern and chic for a holiday card!

I like that this card has the option to put three photos, as well as the fresh color scheme and sweet sentiment.

This one is fun as well-love the little strand of lights!

Care to help me decide? Which one gets your vote?

Shutterfly also has great holiday party invites.  Isn't this one so cute:

I would love to design a party around this card!  It's very Kate Spade-esque, no?

While I'm at it, I may just order 2011 photo calendars as Christmas gifts for the grandparents.  This "modern floral" design is my fave:
That way they won't have to wait for their Christmas card to see pictures of the family!

And you know what else is cool? Bloggers can get 50 free holiday cards from Shutterfly!  Simply follow this link for details:  http://bit.ly/sfly2010 


  1. I love the second one... your photos would be so gorgeous on that!

  2. Love the second one as well. The colors are precious!

    My second choice is the bright lights one, but of course not if you want to send colored photos.

  3. I love the first one with the navy & white border!

    Looking forward to seeing which you end up getting!


  4. I like the one with the three photo option. Super cute!

  5. Thanks for that tip! I'm going to go check it out now!

  6. Check out 4 leaf boutique on FB or Etsy. You will loooove them. And they will custom make whatever you like if you don't see something quite to your liking. I loooove them! Enjoy! Janet

  7. I like the second one... and I LOVE "Elf." :)