2017 Christmas Cards with Shutterfly

This post is sponsored by Shutterfly.

Between Amazon packages and Christmas cards, checking the mail during the month of December is quite the treat!  I just love seeing our friends' and families' faces splattered across the fronts and backs of Christmas cards.  I also obsess over designing our own cards.  I don't know why.  The average person probably glances at our card and throws it in a pile with all the rest.  But it's still a decision I sit on for hours days before finally pulling the trigger.

(Side note: I punch a hole in the cards we receive, add a binder ring, and make them into books with our own card as the cover.  We have a book for every year since 2009 - the first year Craig and I sent cards, as a newly engaged couple I might add.  Anyone else do this?)

This year, I ordered our cards from Shutterfly.  Since I've used Tiny Prints the last couple of years and they were recently acquired by Shutterfly, it was a no brainer.  And I'm certain I say this every year, but our 2017 cards may be my most favorite one yet!

I just love the quality of these.  The thick cardstock.  The customization options.  The glitter! 😍  

Not to mention, the ease of designing them.  They have a favorite (heart) option, which makes narrowing down a design a liiiiiiittle easier, although still difficult with all of their gorgeous designs!  (See above comment about it taking me days.)

Shutterfly also includes the option of adding your own photo to every design.  Which is basically genius and a huge time saver!! 

Here's how you do it...

...and here's an example using our photo.

I debated whether or not to share our full card on here so soon (after all, it's only December 7, people, and these have yet to hit the mail), but given my track record with blogging lately, it may be May before I get to it.

So here you go.

The front anyhow.  I'll save the back for later.

If you're lucky enough to be a recipient of the Sides' family Christmas card, give me another week.  Life has been cray lately and the stack of cards (all 130 of them) still currently sit on our new dining room table.  Unstuffed.  Un-stamped.  And unsealed.  Thank goodness for Shutterfly's addressing options (recipient✅, return✅)!!  It may take a bit of time up front to input all. the. addresses, but I can't tell you how happy it makes me to already have both sets printed on the envelopes!  (Bonus: You can store the addresses for future use  so next year should be easy-peasy.)

If you're still in the market for Christmas cards, good news!  Shutterfly is offering 50% off premium holiday cards with the code ENCORE.  But hurry because this amazing deal ends this Saturday, December 9!

Huge thanks to Shutterfly for our gorgeous 2017 Christmas cards!


  1. Can't wait to see your card in person! It looks perfect!
    Also, the addressing option is THE BEST EVER.

  2. I do the exact same thing with the binder ring! I love looking back at cards over the years!