Wednesday, November 24, 2010
When you're into crafting, this time of year is a blessing & a curse. Several holidays back-to-back which are all about decorating, food, special clothing & gifts. It's a lot of fun. And a lot of work. You can't hand craft EVERYTHING. And to avoid crafter's burnout I don't even want to try.
So I was thrilled to see Shutterfly can give you some crafty-style paper goods on the cheap. Some are under 50 cents each, so you can have that crafty, personal look without spending countless hours (and a small fortune) making it all yourself. Don't worry, I won't tell!
And because I like thinking beyond the usual "family portrait" cards, you can also make some great things like:
- The perfect advertisements for your Etsy shop with their holiday cards:
- Or really cute, personalized holiday gift tags for your crafty handmade presents:
And one thing which I've been planning as a Christmas gift for my kids is photo story book. I made some vignette photos using their wooden animal toys a while back and am going to turn it into a book using Shutterfly's photo book option and more of these pics:
I think they'll really enjoy reading a story that takes place in their own backyard with some favorite toys as the characters. I'll be posting more about that once I get it put together.
If you've got a blog, Shutterfly is offering the opportunity to get 50 free holiday cards, so head over & see how you can score some awesome cards of your own.