Holiday Cards by Shutterfly ~ & a GIVE AWAY!

Monday, October 17, 2011

The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are dropping off the trees...and according to local retailers - Christmas is just around the corner!

That's right folks - we are on the downslide to the end of October - next month brings Thanksgiving, & a few days later - it's time to mail out the Holiday Cards!

Yes, yes I do try and get my cards out as quickly after Thankgiving as possible. We all want people to have our awesome Holiday Cards up as long as possible right?

I love love love seeing which person's Christmas card lands in our mailbox first...We hang our cards up as soon as we get them - and leave them up into the end of January. I love seeing the different designs that people have picked to send out. Picture cards are my favorite ~ it is soo fun to see how families have grown over the year...

Even in this day of social media running rampant- or should I say especially in this day of social media running rampant, I just love getting snail mail cards!

My go to place to design cards is Shutterfly -

From Photo Gifts to Christmas Cards ~ they really do have something for everyone!

I love love love the black & whites...

And I love the simple designs...

And I love the bright colors.


I'll be honest, every year, I usually make a couple of different designs ~ Yes, I have that much trouble deciding on one design - and no...I won't tell you which ones I'm choosing for 2011!

There are literally hundreds of different designs you can use!

And isn't it interesting that every year we get in the ballpark of 150 cards - and no two are EVER alike? Maybe once or twice we've gotten the same design, but not more than that!

Amazing!
And FUN!

Are you a blogger? Want a chance at 25 free cards this holiday season? Register here!!

Interested in getting going on your holiday card making with Shutterfly?

Well, you are in luck! The fine folks at Shutterfly have offered 25 FREE cards to not one, not two, but THREE lucky Gust Gab readers!

That's right folks -
Three lucky winners will be chosen at random...

How do you enter?
Easy - like usual...

* Leave me a comment here - tell me, do you send a holiday card every year? If so, I'd love to know how many you send out...aka...am I crazy?

*** Do you like Gust Gab on Facebook? Bonus Entry! Leave a separate comment telling me that you do (this makes it easier for the random.org generator to do it's thing!)

*** tweet my give away & get a 3rd entry! (& leave a comment that you did!) feel free to copy & paste the following

Gust Gab (@darciegust) is giving away #Shutterfly Cards! http://tiny.cc/zm295 Simply leave a comment to be entered!

Give away will close at noon on October 27th, 2011 ~



*** A huge thank you to Shutterfly for offering me some complimentary holiday cards to get started, and for offering up complimentary cards to three lucky readers of Gust Gab! Words & opinions are my own, as usual! ***

41 comments:

fritzfacts said...

I love sending Christmas Cards!! Especially this year, it is always one of my favorite parts of the season.

fritzfacts said...

Of course I like the Gust Gab on facebook!!

Shutterfly Adict said...

i don't send traditonal holiday cards. only Hanukkah cards. i was so thrilled to find shutterfly has them. in the past i have not sent many due to the limmited avaliblity in our area. but now that i found shutterfly i have 59 to make and send.. :)

Shutterfly Adict said...

my tweet link

https://twitter.com/#!/wanderingjew1/status/126171169866006529

Shutterfly Adict said...

i had never heard of Guest Gab. but i have liked it and i'm reading some posts. looks very cool..

Kris said...

I love sending holiday cards. I have gotten into the habit of sending photo cards as opposed to traditional cards now that I live about 1000 miles away from my family. Just makes my parents and other relatives feel a little closer during the holidays. Some years I send as few as 10 cards other years I have sent upwards of 50.
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Kris said...

I've been a facebook fan for a while now
KrisGetsHealthy -@- Gmail -dot-com

Elle said...

I send out about 75 cards a year, but I'll probably up it since my rule up till now has been that I only send them to people far away. Time for that to change - my girls are too cute to not send them to everyone!

Elle said...

I've been a fb fan...

Elle said...

And off I go to tweet :)

Michele said...

I send nearly 100 cards (I don't think that's crazy. :))

Michele said...

Follow on fb too. :)

Alexa said...

I send holiday cards every year and usually include pictures of where we've been on vacation that year, and my dog making cute faces. =)

Alexa said...

I tweeted! @alexaTC

Alexa said...

I liked Gust Gab on facebook.

Betsy Schneck said...

I send about 75 cards, Love all the new stuff you can do with photo cards now. Much more creative!

Betsy Schneck said...

I follow on FB

Betsy Schneck said...

.....and tweeted!

thight said...

we send a card every year now that we have a kid (i stopped before i had kids- too much work for just us!). we sent 100+ last year.

Lori said...

last year was the only year i didn't send cards. my grandmother was dying and i spent as much time with her as i could.

i usually send out anywhere from 30-50...

Lori said...

yep, im a fan of the awesome, Gust Gab on FB =)

Meg said...

Gah! I lost my first comment. Trying again.

Last year was our first doing photo cards. I sent so many I had to order more! Over 100, easy. For this year I'm thinking of using an existing photo instead of doing a holiday photo shoot. I'll have to see what designs Shutterfly has to help me make the decision!

Meg said...

I'm a fan on FB

Meg said...

And I tweeted! @mmj512

Gina said...

I love sending holiday cards.. I normally send around 70.

Gina said...

I like the Gust Gab on Facebook too!

Gina said...

Tweet Tweet!

Katie J said...

Absolutely always send out a photo xmas card...and way too many, so this would definitely help :)

Katie J said...

I am of course a fan of GG on Facebook!

Lori said...

i tweeted your awesome giveaway =)

andrea said...

I try to keep it to 75 but with some free ones, I might up it!!

Giant Sis said...

I don't send a photo card every year, but I do usually send SOMETHING. I think I send about 25 or so - I try not to go crazy!
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Giant Sis said...

I like you on FB (liz t. n.)
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Giant Sis said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Giantsis/status/127713295259021312
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Melissa said...

I love sending out cards...we usually send out about 35 cards...not too many, not too much!

kristin said...

We send out about 100 every year. I love getting them, too!

kristin said...

Follow you on twitter @lilstylefile

Thanks!

Alice Seuffert said...

I LOVE to send holiday cards. I usually send out 75 and really enjoy each one I receive.

Buck said...

Not sure if I'm too late butjust in case. Here I am! I like to send out holiday cards after I order them two weeks too late.

Buck said...

And I'm a fb fan too!

WeeMasonMan's Mom said...

Huge Christmas card fan here and I organize a big exchange on a message board. We send about 100 cards every year and receive about 200 (we're not being rude by not reciprocating - people send us a card to thank us for setting up the exchange)

omgababy at gmail

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