October 21, 2011

Christmas Card Blunder (Giveaway)

The other day I was looking at one of the pictures we used three years ago for our Christmas card. It's a really cute picture of all four of our girls on a field trip at a local farm. They were three and it was their first preschool field trip. The picture is really sweet... until I started studying it and realized one of the girls is using her middle finger to point at the sky. How did it take me THREE years to figure this out?! Oh, and when I mentioned it to Hubby, he gave me an incredulous look and said "You're just now noticing that?" Thanks for the heads up, hon! Maybe most people never noticed it... or they're just too polite to point it out.
Picking out our annual Christmas cards is one of my favorite holiday traditions. School pictures are expensive, so this is the easiest way to give many friends and family a yearly picture. It takes many, many, many snaps to catch the perfect picture, but we usually have a lot of fun doing it.
Last year, Shutterfly gave bloggers a chance to write about their products and receive free holiday cards. The program is in place again, so of course I'm all over it. But this time, I also get to give three readers 25 free cards each! (More on that in a moment).
Shutterfly has long been one of my favorite photo sites. Before my girls were even a twinkle in my eye, I surprised my dad by making a calendar out of a bunch of photos he had taken. Once my daughters were born, I tried not to overdo it on the photo books. (They're so easy to make!)
I'm definitely excited about the prospect of creating our Christmas cards this year. My daughters understand the concept of "show me your best smiles." They rush to the camera after we take photos so they can see how the shots turned out (Ah, the delight of the digital age). This is the type of picture Hubby would prefer to use (those are Rudolph noses), but I usually go the Christmas dress route. (and yes, those are two of my girls!)

By now, you're wondering how to receive your own free cards through Shutterfly. If you're a blogger, you can register here for a chance to receive 25 free cards. 
And, as I mentioned, Shutterfly is giving three lucky Buried in Laundry readers 25 free cards as well. To enter this giveaway: (leave a separate comment for each entry)

  • Visit Shutterfly and tell me which holiday card you like the best. No links necessary, just the "title" will do. This step is mandatory. No other entries will count without this step.
  • Become a follower of Buried in Laundry or leave a comment letting me know you already follow.
  • Tweet about this giveaway (one tweet per day). Include @quadmamablog in your tweet. (Remember to leave a comment here each time you tweet).
  • Blog about this giveaway and include a link back to this post.
Again, please leave a separate comment for each entry. You must include a valid email address in your comment!
The deadline to enter this giveaway is 5pm MST November 1, 2011. Once the winners are notified, they each have 48 hours to contact me with their mailing information or a replacement will be selected. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.   If you don't follow the mandatory entry, no other entries will be counted.
(Disclosure: Shutterfly supplied me with 50 free holiday cards and will be providing 25 free cards to each of the three winners. No monetary compensation was given for this post. All opinions are mine).


MaryAnne said...

Your family picture story is something I wouldn't notice either. That photo of your girls with Rudolph noses is so fun!

I love the instant gratification of digital photography!

mmunford2000 said...

Merry Twig Wreath is my fave! There are so many to choose from though!

Heather said...

I LOVE Shutterfly...I do all our holiday photo shopping there. Keep Believing is my favorite design.


(cute pic of the girls with Rudolph noses!)

Melissa Ann said...

Just like you I find it way to easy to make photo books. I love the calendars and give them regardless of what my family says.

Ashamuhlee said...

wow this was hard, as i loved all the cards. but my favorite has to be wonder of wonders :)

the picture of your girls was priceless :)

my email is ashley_phillips_16@hotmail.com

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reanbean said...

We've been using Shutterfly to create our holiday cards since before the kids were born. I'm planning a similar blog post in the next week or so, so I'm not sure if I really should get additional free cards. But, if I had to pick a design, I'd go with something like Year in Review or Snowflake Doodles. It's so hard to get a great shot with both kids, and I like that those cards have multiple photo spots so I can use a bunch of individual shots instead. :o)

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