Most days lately I've been feeling rather disheveled. A trend that is seemingly to be a more permanent feeling of life. As most things in life are unorganized, it's a given that my house isn't the most organized at the moment. But I can't help but really enjoy this space. I love that ikea Bar cart that was a wedding gift from some best friends. I love that it's going to serve a million little purposes for years to come. I love that picture of "us" from his first trip to the United States. I love that frame that I bought from a thrift store and then repainted it (way back when I had the time to repaint anything and everything). There are lots more memories on that one part of the shelf but I'll spare you the details. In my opinion, it's a chaotically perfect space.
I've been using Shutterfly for years now. It started with printing hundreds of pictures from my travels and their competitve pricing couldn't be beat. Every year, they add to their product list. They're building a lifestyle brand, I've made now made iPhone covers, address labels, cards, postcards, So naturally, we make our Christmas cards through Shutterfly. This has been our second year and every year I love the results.
Also, every year I think I'm going to be on the ball, make my own cards, have a professional photographer and do our cards but let's be honest. I'm not that put together. I love that the card selections expand every year and I find that I can always find one to fit our families personality. Sometimes I notice that the printing might be a bit off from different batches but if you contact them, I've had friends that have had stand out customer service and speedy reprinting. I've never contacted them for this reason, mainly because I'm already a little behind the times on sending out cards. But none the less, people have loved our Christmas cards so much that if I run into someone at a coffee shop or supermarket they ask if they are on our Christmas card list for the year. So I think we're at a winning advantage.
All these opinions are my own. I love having photos printing. I love that photographs reach far more than a frame on the wall. If you want an amazing example of some lifestyle shutterfly examples. Check out one of my favorite blogs, The Jungalow.
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