Our very first Christmas Card!

by Erika Torres

Everyone knows my obsession with the holidays, right?

Well, I am SO excited to be putting together our very first Christmas card! Am I super weird that I’ve been looking forward to this ever since I said “I do” ?

It’s been popping up on a lot of blogs, and so I had to take my own peak at Shutterfly.

I’ve been using Shutterfly since back in college when I was offered a free gift card with my first digital camera. I loved the ease of choosing all my photos online and having them shipped straight to my dorm room.

Well now Shutterfly has more than 700 Christmas cards and holiday cards to choose from!

My Christmas card rules are 1) It has to say Merry Christmas, not Happy Holidays and 2) It needs to have more than one photo slot. I know me, there’s no way I will ever be able to pick just ONE photo.

Here are my top contenders.

I like the dramatic look, and I like that it has the year. I even like the monogram!but it breaks one of my rules, which is Happy Holidays and not Merry Christmas!

Maybe rules are meant to be broken?

I like this one too, very similar to the other one, but it says Merry Christmas instead and has more traditional red and green colors. I kinda still like the first one though…

This one cracks me up. I like that it has Feliz Navidad because it brings in my Latin roots, and I know Eric will get a kick out of it.

Maybe I should worry about taking the photos first? As in–family pictures?? Since family photos aren’t really in our budget, I have something up my sleeve that will hopefully work. I’ll keep you posted!

In the meantime, feel free to check out Shutterfly’s New Year’s Cards, personalized cards, or personalized stationary.

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Good Cents Savings November 29, 2011 - 8:55 am

They are all great, but I vote #1. Very pretty and classic. Have you chosen one yet?

City Girl November 11, 2010 - 7:56 pm

I love sending out holiday cards! The first one is very elegant, the second one is pleasing in a Pottery Barn-esque way, and the last one is fun and colorful. It might help to see how the photos you choose look against the colors in the cards first, though. xoxo

Cat@BudgetBlonde November 9, 2010 - 11:53 am

Your blog is so cute!! I love it! We are newlyweds too and I have a budget blog as well (budgetblonde.com) Anyway I totally relate about the Christmas card! We got married in January and I was thinking about it last year how I couldn’t wait until this year to send out the first card!!!

Kimberli November 9, 2010 - 3:02 am

Hey, please let me know how this works out for you! I did did the blog post for Shutterfly too… and when I put in the code it told me I’d already done it… although I hadn’t. I’m debating whether it’s worth it to complain over a freebie! Lol

Heather @ Mrs. Southern Bride November 7, 2010 - 7:39 am

Those are all so cute! I love designing Christmas cards as well. So fun! 🙂

Emily November 6, 2010 - 12:11 pm

I love the first one!! Even with the “happy holidays” message. And I am looking forward to the year we get to send out Christmas cards as well, it must be a girl thing 🙂

Lulu November 6, 2010 - 9:20 am

Hooray! I was SOOO excited to do our first holiday card last year too! We ended up using Shutterfly too (loved the results) , and went with a wedding photo since we had already paid for *that* photo shoot! haha

Sadly, we don’t have a good photo of just the 2 of us since then, so who knows what we’ll do this year?!

Can’t wait to hear which one you go with!


IntrigueMe November 6, 2010 - 9:13 am

I love them all but mostly the first one! Love the monogram and with just two of you (and the pup of course) I think 2 photos is just enough!

Ria @ Life as a Wife! November 5, 2010 - 12:39 pm

AWESOME! 🙂 Yay! I am sooo glad you are posting! I like the 2nd one a LOT!

Shannon November 5, 2010 - 12:38 pm

I am going tomorrow to take my brothers girlfriends pictures of her family. And Bear’s Christmas photos. I’m so i the card mood. I love the top one personally. I do mine through walgreens. Huge fan of theirs! Have a friend snap the pictures or Mom or someone. Or set up a tripod and do it yourselves. You might be surprised what you come up with. Or fly here and I”ll do them:)

Randa November 5, 2010 - 12:33 pm

I love the very first one – so dramatic and it sets itself apart from other Holiday cards. To ease your “Happy Holidays” dilemma, I’m pretty sure you can change the wording in the holiday cards on Shutterfly. Not sure if all cards do it but I know some of mine have in the past!


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