Monday, October 29, 2012

Tiny Prints Holiday Card Giveaway!

It's that time a year again where we're starting to think about what we want to do about holiday cards. There is always the good ol' generic drug store pack of holiday cards you could pick up, fill out and mail off, but it seems that is not the current trend. Nor is it very personal or fun to tell you the truth. I was one of those drug store holiday card purchases until just a few years ago. Then I jumped on board the photo holiday card bandwagon (I'm usually a very late follow to trends, so this is not surprising)!

I usually purchase my Christmas cards from Shutterfly each year. Well, this year I got a blog campaign email from Tiny Prints (they seem to be a division of Shutterfly), and thought I'd check them out. They offered to sponsor my post and a giveaway (details below), but I won't blog about something if I don't like it. So I headed to the website to check out their Christmas Cards. I must say, I'm quite excited about this site and will probably get my Christmas cards here this year!

When I make a holiday photo card, I spend most of my time just trying to decide on a style. I'm picky. I want my card to have several photos, not just one. I want it to be a certain size and still have room for a little letter summarizing the big things from our year. Then on top of all of that, I don't want it to be too typical holiday design - I'm just not into Santas, candy canes, ornaments, or other "typical" Christmas icons that show up on card designs. So that always seemed to limit me to a handful of styles, none of which I loved. I wanted elegant, simple, and yet still Christmasy (is that even a word??). I've loved my cards in the past, but mostly for the layout and photos. This year Tiny Prints might make me LOVE every aspect of my Christmas card. They have some amazing designs and prints that feel very elegant and stylish to me. You can get the standard Christmas designs too. Add to that the option for a premium doublethick matte cardstock, and you could make a really fancy holiday card this year.

I think I'm in love with this design, but I haven't had a chance to go through every design they have. Hmmm... deciding what style I want may still take majority of the time. At least this time I'll be having a hard time deciding which I love best instead of which I dislike the least.

This one makes me think of a vintage sign or candy shop for some reason.

Oooh, while this one doesn't feel very "Christmasy" (I've decided it's a word for at least today), I think it is really cute and fun! There was something like 800 designs on the page I pulled up, so there is something for everyone, I'm sure! 

 Want a chance to join me in trying out Tiny Prints for your holiday cards this year? Tiny Prints is giving me a chance to give $50 off your total order (expires 12/14/2012, no extensions and does apply toward shipping) to one of my readers! To enter leave me a comment below telling me what you're favorite thing about holiday cards is. Then on Friday, November 9th, 2012 I will randomly select one winner and Tiny Prints will email you your promo code!

Even if you don't win, check out their Specials Page and see if you find anything for you! Good luck!


  1. What a fun opportunity! I love holiday cards with pictures- so fun to watch families grow and change, especially when you don't see them often!!

  2. Great giveaway! I love photos on holiday cards. Nice to see all the kids, they grow up so fast.

  3. I love photo cards. Living away from all family it's nice to be able to send pictures during the holidays.

  4. My favorite thing about holiday cards is knowing that the person who sent it cares enough to share photos of their family with me, and took the extra care to send heart felt holiday wishes to my family and I directly. It's a thoughtful gesture too often skipped in this day and age of E-cards and FB.

    1. I love that some people feel this way! Makes it worth taking the time to create and send them out. :)

  5. For Aaron: I love being able to see family and friends and see how they have grown and changed over the year.

  6. I love holiday greetings from family and friends. Ones with picture of the kids and fun adventures are the best. I hope everyone who gets a card from us feel the same way!

  7. I love getting holiday photos and seeing how families change over the years. It's amazing how quickly the kiddies grow up!