Thursday, November 11, 2010

will blog for Christmas cards.

it's no secret that i love mail. i love sending mail, i love receiving mail (of the non bill variety). reason why i love mail? cards, stationary, and paper, oh my!

i think there is an art to selecting the perfect birthday card or writing just the right note. one of the things i enjoyed most about my wedding planning was designing the invitations. i've actually not complained once about writing hundreds of thank you notes from our wedding festivities!
things i dont love about mail: postage. almost a pack of pop-rocks to mail a letter? argh. having spent a pretty penny this year on postage already i thought about doing an e-Christmas card to save the dough. my lovely husband, knowing how much i enjoy selecting, addressing, and mailing the cards, made a thought provoking comment when i was lamenting the lack of holiday mail cheer coming from our mailbox to yours ... "why don't you just go win some Christmas cards in blog-o-log land?"
husband asks, we receive! as i'm sure you've seen, shutterfly is partnering with the blog-o-verse to pick out your favorites, post about them, then get $50 worth of cards for free! Let the card selecting begin!{will red revamped make the cut?}
{or perhaps partridge pear tree}{or maybe even get glowing?}
{tune in in december to see if mod merry magenta was the winner!}

reason #84,592 why i love blogland.

wanna know the best part, you can join in on the fun too!


Life is Reed-iculous! said...

definitely love the first one.

i am obsessed with cards, stationary, journals, note pads, you name it.

getting the hubs and the dogs to cooperate for a xmas card photo session is going to be difficult. wish me luck!
great post!

Kelly V. said...

I love this! I can't wait to see what you chose - we actually already ordered ours, but realized we ordered a bit short of the actual number we need ... so I'm hoping shutterfly gives me a chance too since we ordered our first batch from them as well :)

Suburban Princess said...

These are so pretty! I have my cards almost finished and just need stamps so I will have to keep this in mind for next year!

Valerie said...

I'm kind of traditional so I like #1 and the one with the Christmas tree. Not a fan of the partridge or the mod magenta. I like the mod magenta for something else (like maybe a birthday party invite or a change of address card). I've been searching for just the right card, too. I like Etsy alot and have narrowed it down to a couple of choices. I like printing them on my own.