Our 2022 Holiday Card

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One of my favorite holiday traditions is sending (and receiving) Christmas cards. Even though Facebook and Instagram keep up to date with friends and family near and far, I still love giving and getting good old-fashioned snail mail at Christmastime.

I usually send a holiday photo card because they’re my favorite kind to receive, and it’s a great way to make sure we get at least one good picture of our family each year.

As the kids get older, that’s harder and harder to achieve, but this year I managed to get a decent shot of the five of us after dinner one night in Maine. No one was color coordinated or anything, but these days I take what I can get!

Then I filled in with some shots from other fun and momentous events from the past year, like my 50th birthday, our family beach vacation, and our trip to Disney World to see our daughter perform with the marching band.

Fortunately, Shutterfly has so many gorgeous designs to choose from, I was able to find one that makes my mediocre smartphone pictures shine! I chose the Swanky Message Holiday Card in red with gold foil accents.

I was really pleased when these arrived. They’re printed on a nice, thick cardstock with a triple-coated front that is optimized for superior photo and foil quality. The colors are vibrant, and the raised gold foil typography makes them a little extra special. I also like how there are several layouts to choose from.

In addition to their wide selection of designs, Shutterfly photo cards come with the option to add matching liners. I love this extra touch!

Plus you can upload your address book into their system and have the envelopes arrive all addressed and ready to go. That, my friends, is a glorious thing!

You can also get your return address printed on the envelopes, but I opted to order coordinating return address labels. It’s a little extra work on my end, but I think they look really nice.

If you haven’t ordered your holiday photo cards yet, definitely take a look at Shutterfly. They have a nice selection at competitive prices, and right now they’re 50% off with free shipping with code BESTCARDS!

Plus, first time Shutterfly customers can use my code SHOPSTYLESHANE for an additional 5% off sitewide!

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photos: Alison Cornell

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6 Responses

  1. Ha! No joke on the struggle to get a family group pic! I could not find even ONE from 2022! My kids both live in the same town, so I asked/pleaded/told them to meet up for coffee and get a photo. I offered to use a retro picture from their middle school days for the Christmas card — that should inspire action. 🙂 Thanks for keeping us updated with gift guides and how to wear all the new pants!!

  2. Yeah, had to give up on family photo cards once my boys were in college. Now, I rarely (aka never) have a picture of the three of them (or five of us) together as when I take out the camera, they undoubtedly turn their heads in the other direction! So, it’s back to boring plain cards now, if I do them at all.

  3. Lucky you, Maine….sigh….
    You are sooo right about getting a family picture! We all live close to each other, see each other all the time, have many family get togethers and even go to church at the same time! But nope, no group picture. It’s like pulling teeth 😬 So I’ll just cobble something together on Photofy, then print out as a photo. I’m know I’m in the minority and dating myself, but I’m still using the tradition Christmas cards! I love to do my Christmas cards Thanksgiving weekend and mail them out in time for December 1st. I’ve stopped doing the “Christmas Letter” and instead write a personal note to those we don’t see during the year. After seeing how nice your Shutterfly cards are I may be tempted one year…..

    1. I agree: to get the family together for photos after the kids are grown, Photoshop makes it happen. I love the threat of using middle school photos to encourage the kids to send something.

      For her 50th anniversary, my Mum managed to assemble 48 of her 51 descendants. Quite an accomplishment, we all agreed! Photoshop invited the other three for a perfect photo.

  4. I know that you are enjoying the time with your mom and are looking forward to the clam chowder. We only send Christmas cards to a handful of people, and the quantity we receive can be counted on both hands. Have a great day!

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