I was such a lucky girl this week to get to go out with a group of amazing women and laugh and eat and laugh and eat courtesy of Shutterfly, and hosted by the lovely Vanessa of See Vanessa Craft, at Oregano’s in Scottsdale. Did I mention we ate a lot? It was so yummy!
We also got to take a look at the fabulous line of Holiday card designs from Shutterfly and talk about what makes a great Christmas card. I’m already a fan of Shutterfly’s. I used them when I printed this “Cardworthy” image of my children as the Nativity scene a couple of years ago and I remember, the paper and the printing were both so high-quality and beautiful!
I’m excited that I get to give away a $50 credit to Shutterfly to help you with your Holiday printing needs. Enter via Rafflecopter below. But hurry! The giveaway ends soon, since we all need to get cracking on those cards!
To get you started on the right track, you might want to check out Shutterfly’s tips and tricks for card photos on their new microsite that shares ideas for a Family Photo Day.
If you’ve already got the photo thing down, you might want to enter Shutterfly’s #CardWorthy Photo Contest that is running on their Facebook page from November 12-Dec 9th. You can upload a photo into one of their 2012 holiday cards. The grand prize is a dream trip for a family of 4 (winner choosesthe destination). Should I enter my photo above?
I have done a few memorable Christmas Cards over the years. Here is a sneak peek at a photo that might be #cardworthy enough to make the cut this year.
My best photo tip is to make it fun! I love it when I get cards that show a family’s personality and/or creativity, rather than just a perfectly posed portrait. If you are taking the time to send a greeting card, you want it to reflect a bit about who you are, so you are actually sending little bits of yourself with each card. If you make the photo taking a fun experience, it could actually become a tradition that your family looks forward to every year–rather than an event on par with getting a root canal. Thanks Vanessa and Shutterfly for including me in such a #cardworthy and memorable evening!
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