Monday, November 15, 2010


My last post was about our photo shoot for our Christmas cards, so I bet you're wondering where I'm gonna get my cards from. No? Well I'm gonna tell you anyway.....Shutterfly!! In years past I have either used Snapfish or some other card company that I probably shouldn't be mentioning in a post dedicated to bragging on Shutterfly. I have noticed that a lot of Christmas cards, birth announcements, and photo cards we have received from friends are from Shutterfly. I've never used them so I thought this year I would give it a try. But being the frugal mama that I am, I decided I would create a shopping cart with this year's Christmas cards on both Shutterfly's AND Snapfish's website, to see who had the better deal. Because if there's a better deal out there, I'm gonna make sure I get it.

So I spent an hour or so uploading pics and designing our Christmas card on each website. I had my husband pick which cards he liked best and shockingly he picked the two cards I had created on Shutterfly! I actually liked their selection better too. And honestly, it took me less than half the time to create the cards on Shutterfly than Snapfish. Their website was much more user friendly, and even though I had never used their website before, I found myself clicking and uploading and editing MUCH faster than on Snapfish. I'm not even lying.

So Shutterfly's cards were prettier, the website was easier and faster, AND whadya know when I went to check out, they were CHEAPER too! Even after I used my 25% coupon on Snapfish, Shutterfly was still cheaper. So I'm sold, and I think I'm gonna be one happy customer with our cards this year.

I also created a calendar on both websites and was very disappointed with the lack of layouts that Snapfish I got a calendar from Shutterfly too!

Here's a link to everything I used this year:

Oh and in case you haven't figured it out by now, Bloggers get 50 free holiday cards from Shutterfly! Sign up here


Laura said...

We just placed our order with Shutterfly for calendars as gifts last night. We had a $20 gift card, and with all their promotions and sales, we saved more than we spent! Very impressed!

Chris and Abby said...

I've always been a huge fan of Shutterfly!! We've been working on our christmas cards this week, too! Glad you enjoyed your shutterfly experience!! :)