Do you still send holiday cards?
Many people don’t. Two of the biggest trends in recent years–being more conscious of both the environment and the household budget–might lead one to think that greeting cards have become obsolete. After all, we live in a day where it’s so much easier and cheaper to just poke someone on Facebook to relay a warm holiday wish, right?
I don’t think so. I don’t believe that my “go green” efforts and my desire to send out cards to my friends and family during the holiday season are mutually exclusive. We’ve scaled way, way back on gifts and wrap in recent years, and we make a huge effort to produce less and less waste every day. Plus, our daily work and family responsibilities have made it so that we rarely see the folks we love. In some cases, the cards I send and receive are the only connection I still have with some of the people in my address book, and, albeit small, I look forward to that little “check in” each year. It’s sad, but it’s the truth.
So, as small a remedy as it may be, my son’s smiling face will be popping into mailboxes again this year to say “Hi! We’re still here, and we love you!” And we’ll be getting our cards from Shutterfly!
I love Shutterfly because they have great cards and photo gifts at affordable prices, but I have to admit that I mostly like them because the service is just plain convenient. That’s a big plus in my book because those hours after little man’s bedtime need to be productive! With Shutterfly, I can take my time, choosing my cards carefully from their wide selection, and complete the whole ordering process without leaving my house (or changing out of my sweatpants. ) Another plus? I don’t have to settle, because I always find modern, unique designs I really like, not only for the holidays, but birthdays, too!
Since we choose to send out non-specific holiday cards, we’ve chosen this one this year:
The only problem? Getting that “perfect” photo! I guess it’s time to grab the camera and start stalking the baby…
Check out the holiday photo card collection at Shutterfly to find the perfect card for your family! And don’t forget, Shutterfly can take care of your gift list, too, with calendars and other photo gifts.
What are you waiting for? Say “Cheese!” and then click on over to Shutterfly! Your friends and family want to see those smiles this season!
I’m participating in Shutterfly’s Holiday Blogger Program! If you’re a blogger and you’d like to receive 50 free cards from Shutterfly, click here for details!