Not only do they have everything you could ever want to put a photo on, they have cute pre-designed layouts (seriously cute… none of those ugly ones where even I could have done better) and competitive prices. Their photo books start at $12.99 and prints start at 15¢ (9¢ for pre-paid plans) and they almost always have a promo for at least one popular item – woohoo! Plus, all the photos you upload to Shutterfly are stored at full-resolution, so, if the unthinkable happens and, say, your computer crashes, you'll still have those photos (and unlimited FREE photo storage).
My first (and only finished) photo book experience was with Shutterfly and I am SO pleased with the resulting book. The fact that I finished it tells you wonders -- every other photo book I've started creating with another company is still unfinished because their pre-made designs and software are either too rudimentary -- not enough options to keep me satisfied -- or too complex -- so many options I don't know where to start!
Shutterfly’s easy online creation program and excellent pre-made designs combine to make it fast and easy to create anything, from a 20+ page photo book to a single holiday card, and make it look amazing and professional. Their new photo uploader is fast and easy to use, even if you don’t have blazing-fast internet, and interfaces easily with Picasa… and we know how much I love Picasa!
So, as you’re shopping for fantastic holiday cards to send with your annual here’s-what-we’ve-been-up-to family letters (or to send in lieu of said letters), look at Shutterfly’s Christmas cards and holiday cards. Here are some of my favorite designs -- all you have to do is toss in a picture and your text and you're set!
|holly frame & starlight joy|
|christmas letter & frosted frame|
|mod snowflakes & bright colored lights|
And, when you sign up for a new Shutterfly account now, you get 50 free 4x6 prints. I love free. :)
If you're a blogger and you also love free, go here to get the information about how Shutterfly wants to give YOU 50 free photo cards this holiday season.
Happy holidays (I can't believe I'm saying that this early...)!