Shutterfly is running a great promotion. By great, I mean great for me.
Basically, in exchange for a blog post, they’ll give me 50 free holiday cards. Since the blog is pretty new, it seems like a perfect time for me to sell out!
Since having kids, my husband and I have ordered holiday cards twice and managed to actually send them out once. The two times we tried it we took pictures at Sears, and ordered from them. They were very nice, but now that the kids are school age and bring home pictures twice a year, it seems silly to spend the extra money to have additional pictures taken, so I’m looking forward to trying the Shutterfly approach of uploading my own photos to turn into cards.
I think my big problem is going to be trying to figure out a design to use.
As a Jew, Shutterfly’s Christmas cards are obviously out. But, most likely so are the Hanukkah ones. It just seems weird to send Hanukkah cards to people who don’t celebrate Hannukah, which most of my friends don’t. It turns out they have Thanksgiving cards, but who the hell sends Thanksgiving cards?
I think I’ll go for something generic.
If you’re considering ordering cards, you should know that Shutterfly is offering 20% off all holiday cards.
So there you have it, my first sponsored blog post. What do you think?
As an afficianado of that on-its-way-out tradition of holiday cards, I see a couple more possibilities:
1) the wintry “happy holidays” cards
2) new year’s cards
Although personally I’d be perfectly happy as a non-Jew to receive a Happy Hannukah card. Never have before.
For me, if we choose a card that specifically says “Christmas,” the question has been whether to send the same card to our Jewish friends or to get a vaguer “holidays” card specifically for them. But then I heard from several Jewish friends who said they HATE the vagueness of “the holidays” supposedly including Hannukah. So then I though, oh why bother getting something separate if I might offend people anyway?
Anyway, from now on I think the kids are designing our cards anyway. Nutmeg did it last year and now she’s very excited to do so again. So we can say whatever we want on them.