I’ve posted before about my love for Shutterfly…I’ve used their services several times in the past for my photo card needs, and I’ve never, ever, ever been disappointed.
So I don’t know where I went wrong this year with my Christmas cards…
Actually, I think that I do know what happened, and since I waited so late to order them in the first place that’s just what I get. There’s no sending them back, no re-orders, no chance of a do-over for this year’s card…le sigh. (Insert sad face)
Mom, if you haven’t received your card yet…STOP READING right now. For that matter, that goes for any of my “real life” friends who happen to read my blog. I’m about to show a picture of our card, and if you don’t want the surprise of opening it in the mail ruined, then you must stop now! You’ve been warned!
For Jax’s birth announcements, I used one color photo and one photo that I had converted to black and white. They came out great. Fantastic. Loved them. And I admit that I was a little bit lazy this year when it came time to take our pictures to use on the Christmas card. Instead of buying and/or hunting down matching clothes for my kiddos, I decided that I would just convert the picture to black and white and be done with it. Easy, right?
I picked a few cards, made some mock-ups and sent them to Brent for his stamp of approval. We both agreed on the same card as our favorite, so the selection process was painless and easy. I ordered the cards, entered my coupon code and away they went. I waited somewhat impatiently for them to arrive, which they did with all haste. I eagerly opened them…and wanted to cry.
This is what I saw…
I’m sad…but not sad enough to not send them out!