Tuesday, October 25, 2011

It's time to start thinking about Christmas with a giveaway!

Is it just me or do the days seem to be flying by? I can hardly believe that it's time to start thinking about Christmas, but it's going to be here before you know it!

Just this past weekend, we got our pictures taken with one of the most amazing local photographers I know. I can't wait to see how they turn out! I do know for sure that one of them will be the photo we use for our Christmas cards.

I've just spent some time on Shutterfly's website getting excited about ordering the Christmas cards! There are some great ones available. Here are a few that I love!





I can tell it's going to be hard for me to choose! There are so many great choices from Shutterfly available.

I also love these folded greeting cards.

Getting the mail is one of my favorite things to do in the weeks before Christmas, but one of my biggest Christmas card pet peeves is getting a card in the mail that contains only a picture. No handwritten message, no family Christmas letter, just a picture. We call those the "I'm alive" Christmas cards around here, because really, that's all that picture tell you is that yep, they are still kickin'.

I love that the folded cards give you the chance to write your personal message to the recipient because in a facebook and twitter world, sometimes coming back to the simple things like a handwritten note is what it's all about.

One of the other things I like to do to end out my year is to make a photo book. I tried scrapbooking but gave it up when that third child came around. I just didn't have time anymore! Photo books give me a chance to take the most important pictures from the year off my computer and put them all into one easy to access place.

Shutterfly continues to amaze me with it's easy to use downloads and beautiful custom photo books. Just look at this one.


Wouldn't that make a beautiful book to store a year full of family memories in?

To help you jump start your holiday planning Shutterfly is giving 3 of my readers 25 FREE cards! You can use them for your holiday cards, for thank you cards or for your moving or birth announcement.

Here are the details.
You must be a follower of Holy Craft to enter
You can be entered up to three times

1) leave a comment below telling me what your favorite holiday tradition is
2) follow me on facebook
3) go to Shutterfly and tell me which card you would choose if you won

Leave a separate message for each entry. Three winners will be chosen on Saturday, October 29 and announced on Monday, October 31. Good luck!


disclaimer: Shutterfly is providing me with 50 free cards in exchange for this post. Opinions are 100% mine.

31 comments:

drawingcloser said...

Hi Rachel,
Our favorite tradition is a Christmas Eve birthday party for Jesus - fancy dinner complete with a birthday cake and singing Happy Birthday!
Thanks!
Stephanie

drawingcloser said...

I'm a FB follower!

Cerise said...

Our favorite tradition is gathering around my mother (children and adults alike) while she reads a Night Before Christmas.

Cerise said...

I like ya on facebook!

Cerise said...

I have always really liked the top ten moments card Shutterfly carries. Would love to get that for this year's card!

Katy said...

We play bingo & charades every Christmas Eve with our entire family. We have way too much fun!

Sarah said...

I love reading Christmas books with my son

abbi said...

Our favorite tradition in our advent calendar. Some activities are the same lots are different every year...but always fun.

abbi said...

I follow you on FB.

abbi said...

Bright Bold Trees...yes, definitely.

JeanneP said...

My kids are 18, 15, 5 & 4. One of the Christmas Traditions that ALL of them enjoy is decorating the tree. We wait for our oldest son to come home from college. Then we put on The Peanuts Christmas CD as we decorate the tree, dance around like they do on the Charlie Brown Special, and laugh. Even the dog gets involved. Afterwards, we watch Elf and follow it up with The Santa Clause movie. Yep, It's a Wonderful Life here at Christmas!

JeanneP said...

I adore the Merry Little Jingle card! Hey, who am I kidding, I like them ALL.

Jayme said...

My favorite tradition is putting up the tree and all the decorations on the Friday after Thanksgiving. That way we maximize the "holiday cheer" for the whole month of December.

Jayme said...

I would have to decide between "Paws and Lights" or "Happiest Season" if I won. I love them both.

100624273057891793211 said...

my favorite tradition is cooking cheese fritters and lighting the chanukkah candles.

loriquesinberry@yahoo.com

100624273057891793211 said...

i liked you on face book

lori virginia

100624273057891793211 said...

the card i want to order is Eight Bright Nights hanukkah card

http://www.shutterfly.com/cards-stationery/hanukkah-cards/eight-bright-nights-hanukkah-card-5x7-flat?productCode=479260&categoryCode=93489&skuCode=883451

Kyra @ RACKS and Mooby said...

One of my favorite holiday traditions is the meal we have for Christmas dinner. It's been the same for 40 years and I can't imagine changing it up one bit! Yum!

Kyra @ RACKS and Mooby said...

I like the Big Cheers card! Nice!

Jessie said...

My favorite holiday tradition is when all of my husband's family gets together Christmas morning to open presents!

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Jessie said...

I follow you on facebook.

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Jessie said...

My favorite card on shutterfly is Joyful Joyful! That would work wonderfully for my new family (we just had a baby). I would LOVE to send cards out with pictures of the baby on it!

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AZPartyMamma said...

We go look at Christmas lights on Christmas Eve!

AZPartyMamma said...

FB follower!

AZPartyMamma said...

I used to make my own and have shutterfly print them but with 3 kids now I doubt that will happen

Stacey said...

I'm a new follower of your blog. Love what I've read and seen so far! I love putting the lights on the Christmas tree with the whole family. It isn't Christmas if there isn't some arguing about how it should be done. :)

Stacey said...

I like the Joyful Joyful card from Shutterfly. Thanks for the giveaway!

katie said...

My favorite tradition is reading the Christmas story in Luke on Christmas Eve.

katie said...

I love the "We Believe" Christmas Card! Adorable!

Camille said...

One of my favorite holiday traditions with our family is riding the free wagon ride (complete with draft horses and jingle bells) around our small town.

Camille said...

I am a FB follower.