Make the cranberry conserve and one appetizer to bring to my sister’s for Thanksgiving.
Go Black Friday shopping with the kids. We don’t get up crazyearly, but they really enjoy it, and it’s something we started a few years ago.
Get *the* holiday picture for our Christmas cards.
And that last one? That’s the major one. Because I want to get it done and crossed off, so I can get them in the mail and not run around like a crazy person stuffing and sealing envelopes the week before Christmas.
I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.
Lucky for me, the folks at Shutterfly are ready to help. Both of us!
They have many great tips on their family photo site right here … some of my favorite family photos are those unscripted moments. The “just real life” ones. And photos are one of my favorite gifts to both give and receive. They are sentimental, heaped with meaning, and really cut straight through to the core of what is important. And these days, when we don’t have as much time as we’d like to put all our photos in albums, I love giving albums of photos I’ve taken over the year. It doesn’t get more personal than that, does it?
Which reminds me, I need to get cracking on our *own* photo albums. I do one a year, highlighting all the best memories, big and small, that we have had together. It’s fun to look back on what we’ve done, seen, or been through, because life is so busy, we quickly forget.
Over the years, I’ve placed many orders with Shutterfly, and the speed and value can’t be beat. Now, how about a not-so-little giveaway to help you with some of your holiday card and gift-giving needs?
PRIZE: One $100 Shutterfly promotional code
TO ENTER: Leave a comment and share your favorite Shutterfly product.
FOR MORE ENTRIES: Tweet this post with the hashtag #CardWorthy. Or Pin this post and comment that you’ve done so. Or follow me on Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram, if you don’t already (and come back and tell me you do). Or follow Shutterfly on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram, or their blog. And tell me you’ve done so. That’s a lot of extra entries!
GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Wednesday, November 23, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST
WINNER ANNOUNCED: In an upcoming post and via Twitter. If winner doesn’t respond with address info within 48 hours, a second winner will be chosen.
NUMBER OF WINNERS: One
FINE PRINT: The winner will be selected using random.org.
One more thing before I let you go for the weekend … Shutterfly is also having a CardWorthy Photo Contest on their Facebook page from now until December 9th. You can upload a photo into one of their 2012 holiday cards to enter, and there is a new theme every week. The grand prize is a dream trip for a family of four (the winner chooses the destination!). The 1st place winner will receive $500 in Shutterfly credit, 2nd place will receive $250 in Shutterfly credit, and 3rd place will receive $150 in Shutterfly credit. You can enter right here.
Good luck – and happy weekending!
PS – The winner for the $50 Amex gift card in the FUZE contest is #19 – Elena November 11, 2012 at 12:56 pm – “Follow you on twitter @ElenaIstomina.”
PPS – The winner for the $75 Shutterfly contest is #18 – michelle jonassen November 7, 2012 at 9:31 pm “I would have to say that my favorite costume is not one worn by me but by all 3 of my children on their very first Halloween. I dressed each of them in the same red M&M costume that I still have to this day.. They were so adorable.”
Please drop me a line at cate AT sweetnicks DOT com so we can get your gifts out to you – Congrats!
*This post was sponsored by Shutterfly and Mom It Forward.