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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Shutterfly Christmas Card GIVEAWAY!

Much thanks to Shutterfly for providing me with the promise of many lovely Christmas cards in exchange for my sharing how much I love their products. We get our cards from them every year, and have not been disappointed once, so it was an offer I was more than happy to accept.

But here's the dilemma: the more kids we have, the more difficult it is to create appropriate cards. Do we just feature one family pic? What if we can't GET one good family pic? Do we give each kid his/her own spot? Do we find a card that features a combination of both, like last year?

Here are the cards from the last three years:


(Christmas, 2012: Is it just me, or is Elliot the only one who looks any older since last Christmas?)


(Christmas, 2011) 


(Christmas, 2010: Look at those CHEEKS on Sam!)




This year, I am [predictably] drawn to all cards "merry and bright" - I love happy colors and fun lettering. And our cards also needs to say "Merry Christmas" - none of this Happy Holidays politically correct stuff. Jesus is the reason for the season!


We only need two more kids to make this first card above a hit! Pretty sure we can't accomplish that by Christmas. ;) But I do love the black and white contrast in the center. And I certainly don't think our family is big enough to qualify for a tri-fold! I certainly don't remember seeing those before.

The Giveaway
I'm glad I still have a LITTLE time to think about this, because the options seem endless! But the even better news is that one of you lovely readers now has the chance to win a $50 SHUTTERFLY GIVEAWAY - including free shipping - so I won't be the only one overwhelmed with options!

All you need to do is have a look around Shutterfly's "Holiday Cards landing page"  and then come back here and comment on your favorite card(s).

For a SECOND entry, I would love it if you would leave a "merry and bright" comment of your own that you know might make me smile - because Mama can always use extra smiles! ;)

If you subscribe to my RSS feed (http://blog.hestermania.com) or already have, you can leave a THIRD comment letting me know. Wow, three ways to enter! Super cool.

The Details: Make sure you leave your e-mail address in the e-mail field so I know how to contact you if you win. All entries must be received by Tuesday, 11/26/2013 - so you have 1 1/2 weeks starting NOW. Please know that if you comment more or differently than the three specific ways mentioned above, or leave inappropriate comments, all of your comments (and therefore your entries) will be deleted.

Shutterfly wants to make sure I mention their plethora of photo gifts. DONE. And if you're a tweeter, which I mostly am not, please know they are having a Twitter Party #PhotosYouLove on November 15 at 8:00 p.m. EST.

Happy card perusing!

Trackback:
Last year's Shutterfly Christmas giveaway
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UPDATE 11-27-13:
Commenter #14 LAURA is our winner! Laura, I've sent you an e-mail letting you know you won, and Shutterfly will be contacting you directly about how to redeem your $50 at their site. CONGRATULATIONS!

26 comments :

Angela said...

I like the one that says "blessings" and has blue and green flowers.

Angela said...

What would make my holiday merry and bright would be to win $50 of free shutterfly stuff. ;)

I know you can agree with that sentiment!

Rachel said...

So many great choices from Shutterfly! I really love the Tree Triangles card!!

Rachel said...

I subscribe to your RSS feed through Feedly!!

Rachel said...

And finally, glad I stumbled on your cute blog. You have an adorable family!!

Ashley said...

I love the Wishes Dreams Love card :)

demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

melia57 said...

I like the Bright Happy Bubbles New Year's Card.

Mrs. Gruss said...

I like the Dazzling Border card. Thanks so much.

Laurie said...

I love the year in photos card! So pretty and you get to share stories and lots of photos from the whole year. http://www.shutterfly.com/cards-stationery/christmas-cards/year-in-photos-christmas-card-5x7-trifold?productCode=1094636&categoryCode=93476&skuCode=1094637
laurie_pooh@yahoo.com

Laurie said...

Love your 2011 card btw. I think the ones that don't turn out "perfect" are always the most memorable. :-)

Leah said...

I love the Shining Cheer card! So fun!

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Laura said...

I love Scattered Snowflakes!

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Laura said...

"merry & bright" I love decorating for Christmas and am looking forward to finally purchasing a nativity this year!!

lcrowther09 (at) hotmail (dot) com

TheSuburbanMom said...

Cheerful Bubbles is my favorite

TheSuburbanMom said...

(forgot to leave my email jen at thesuburbanmom . com)

Jocelyn Thomas said...

My favorite is the "Merry Little Tree" card.

Jocelyn Thomas said...

I also love the cards you've made and think your kids are really cute. :)

annie said...

I love Cheerful Bubbles and the Wonderful Life Flurries Cards! Clean and Simple and great design. Hope you and the little ones are doing well! annie.marcelino@gmail.com

annie said...

...And your "merry and bright" comment, I'm not sure if you know yet, because not many people do, but I am expecting a new niece or nephew spring of next year! I am so excited! ;)

Julie said...

spaarkling snowflakes
thanks for the giveaway
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Melanie said...

I love the Colors of Christmas card!

Lori said...

I love the retro feel on this one: http://www.shutterfly.com/cards-stationery/christmas-cards/wonderful-script-christmas-card-5x7-flat?productCode=1091004&categoryCode=93491&skuCode=1091005

Nice and happy and classic.

Laura said...

Thanks so much!!