I’ve always placed a great deal of emphasis on finding just the right holiday card. I’ve been known to agonize over it, reading every card available in store after store, never quite happy with any of them. Often, I torment myself so much that I wait far too long, so that by the time I’m actually ready to purchase some, all but the most lame are sold out.
Now that we have a child, the pressure is doubled. No longer will just any old Hallmark card do. No, now our holiday greetings have to be personalized, with just the right photos and the perfect caption. And since I work in advertising? I feel I can’t choose the easy and the expected.
Nope, I need something cool. Something unique. Something very “us.”
That’s where Shutterfly comes in. They have, no joke, 748 different cards to choose from. Seven hundred forty eight different cards. Some are flat. Some are folded. Some are traditional. Some are painfully hip and cool. Some have room for eleventy billion photos, some just the one perfect image.
Which really doesn’t make the decision even easier for me. But I do have lots of options (and I like options).
There’s this one, called Giggles and Grins:
I like it. It’s simple, clean and just a little bit different. Then there’s this one, called Picture Joy:
Slightly more traditional, but still just different enough to keep my inner hipster quiet. Then there’s the Top Ten Moments card (it might just be my favorite):
You know how I like my Top Ten lists.
I haven’t decided which design I’ll choose. Heck, I haven’t even decided what photos to put on it (the saga of our family holiday photo is a topic for another post). But with Shutterfly at my beck and call, I know I’ll find the perfect one.
Disclaimer: In exchange for writing this post, Shutterfly is giving me 50 free holiday cards. But that doesn’t make their site (or their card options) any less awesome. If you have a blog, you can get free cards too—check it out.