Sunday, January 5, 2014

Bringing in the New Year with Shutterfly

Disclosure: I received a gift code prior to Christmas to help facilitate a review. I wrote a review at that time, and was so happy with my products that I wanted to write another. No form of compensation took place and all opinions stated are my own.

Shutterfly is my go-to favorite website for printing photos. I've got pictures stored on it that have been there for years, all of which I have had printed from them, and often times used for enlargements, photo gifts, and electronic sharing.

Outside of their high quality prints, which I highly recommend, they offer many, many other items. I've included a few in this post to give you a feel of the site.

A page from a Shutterfly Calendar
You can personalize by adding your own photos, special events, and other important dates
One thing you can make is wall calendars.  I thought making one featuring one of my son's LEGO creations on each page would be a great idea for his bedroom. He's really getting into the calendar thing this year, wanting to mark off each day and such, so I think he'd really like it if he had one that was personalized with LEGO items he and his dad have made.

Dimensional Wall Art
Making a plaque for my mom with some of her favorite pictures on it would be nice too.  Shutterfly has a nice three-dimensional one that I think she would like to have on her wall.

iPad Folio Case
And hubby would like an iPad Folio case, I'm sure.  I've created a test one you can see in the picture above, that I think he would like this for his iPad.

Reusable Shopping Bag
Fill it with baby shower items and you've created a doubly special baby shower gift
We have friend who has a baby shower coming up, and Shutterfly offers a lot of great option for baby showers. So many people go all out for the Spring/Summer showers, but I think the winter ones should be nice too!  I used the picture of my son and his wife for the reusable shopping bag in the picture above, but for my friend's baby shower, I would use a picture of her.  I think it would be cute to create a theme for the bag, and offer it as a gift.

And Shutterfly has wall decals now, that I'd never noticed until today. I  love these things!! You can get a regular one, or one that is a growth chart.

Of course this is just a small sampling of the kinds of items you can get from Shutterfly.

Shutterfly offers sales and discounts year-round too. My personal is free shipping, but they offer free or very discounted products quite often too.  Right now for example, until Jan. 7, they have a 50% off sale going on for a good number of their items by entering the code: NEWYEAR and they have free shipping on orders over $30 by entering the code: SHIP30.  Check the site often for other sales and deals that come about.

You can learn more about Shutterfly by visiting their website here: http://www.shutterfly.com

You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

74 comments:

  1. Photo gifts are pretty cool and I've stopped using wall calendars for quite some time now, but creating fun ones of the kids from year to year seems really cool especially of your son's lego creations. How creative! I've made photo mugs before for my mother in law of the kids and she adores them!

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    1. I like the photo mugs too. The big ones are my favorite.

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  2. Kind of like Photobucket that I've used for years. Way cool.

    Have a fabulous day Rosey. :)

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    1. I've used Photobucket before too, and remember liking them. :) Fabulous day to you too!

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  3. I love Shutterfly - good deals and they always ship quickly!

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    1. Agreed, and agreed. :) Thanks for the visit!

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  4. I have never used Shutterfly, but it sounds like a very good way to get pictures organized and put in nice frames. I would like to have my Dad and me and my sister put in a nice collage. I will look into doing this! I hope you are having a great Sunday!

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    1. Shutterfly always has a great quality, that's my favorite thing about them. Wishing you a great Sunday too, Karen!

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  5. I am in love with the lego calendar idea you had for your son's room. I am stealing it when my son gets a little older! Shutterfly is the best!

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    1. It's a great way to preserve those creations too. We'll spend hours building something and it often won't last all that long (before it's in pieces again). :)

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  6. They seem to be able to put pictures on pretty much anything

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    1. They really do. I'm a Shutterfly nut, and I'm proud, Pat. ;)

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  7. I love shutterfly! Its been a few years since I've done a book! I really need to do this! Thank you so much for the reminder!

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    1. Some of my favorite Shutterfly items are the books we've made. I love those!

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  8. OMG, they keep expanding the surface you can put a picture on, I never thought of a bag!
    thanks for the info,
    Mitch

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  9. Shutterfly looks like a good product. I like to play around with my pics and this would be something I would really enjoy. Thank you!

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    1. I gave my DIL a gift certificate to Shutterfly and I can't wait to see what she comes up with for her new baby pics! :) Thanks for the visit!

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  10. Just keep the spirit all through the year! ho ho ho

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    1. Howdy, Santa Claus! I hope you're recovering well from all those cookies, and all that milk families have been leaving behind. We left a bottle of Coke (and a bottle opener) this year, so the milk wouldn't go bad. ;)

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  11. I love the iPad folio case! I just printed out my own film strip from NYE and stuck it to my laptop case - it would be nice to have it actually printed on the case.

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    1. The film strip idea sounds great. I like that iPad case too. Hubby said he wants one for his iPod Touch. They make iPhone and iPad cases, but I'm not sure they make them for the iTouch. I'll be checking soon though. :)

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  12. Love, love, love shutterfly! I got my mom the blanket with the grand kids on it and she cried when she opened it for Christmas :)

    Michelle F.

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    1. Aww, that's sweet, and I'm glad to hear she loved her present!

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  13. I love Shutterfly. I have been using their services for years now and I am always so happy with the quick turnaround and quality of their products.

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    1. I'm happy w/their quality and quick turnaround time too, Robin!

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  14. I really like Shutterfly and you just reminded me that I have some gift cards that I can use to get some photos from them.

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    1. Along the same lines, I've got to make some thank you cards and your post reminded me that I'd better get crackin'

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  15. We've used Shutterfly for a few projects, and they have great customer service. We'll definitely use them again.

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    1. I have used their customer service before and appreciated the quality of it too!

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  16. We have used Shutterfly for our Christmas cards and they did a great job.

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    1. I've tried other companies (2) for Christmas cards, and always ended up going back to Shutterfly (and in one case just all out re-ordering them, using Shutterfly). They make the BEST photo cards.

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  17. shutterfly is pretty cool i used it before & I liked the results

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    1. I like them tons. :) Thanks for the visit.

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  18. I have never tried shutterfly yet, I always use snapfish. I will check them out.

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    1. I've used Snapfish, I liked them. Snapfish sent an e-mail to me though, letting me know they were deleting my account for inactivity if I didn't order, and it sent me into panic mode, lol. I transferred my pics to Shutterfly and let the account close, so it's been awhile since I've used them.

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  19. I've got a really great coupon for this. I've always used Shutterfly and think it's hit and miss. Most of the time their quality is really great though.

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    1. I have only had one thing go wrong, from many years of ordering, and it was fixed very quickly! I really like them. :) Thanks for visiting, Lexie. Happy New Year to you!

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  20. these are good to keep memories! lovely way to start the year 2014 :)

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    1. It really is a good way to head into the new year. :) Thanks for the visit!

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  21. I love editing and playing with my photos. I am glad you have found such an awesome tool.

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    1. I like to make things with the photos too, Judy. :)

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  22. I just made a book on their site. It was of our Chicago trip.

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    1. I didn't make one of our Chicago trip, I might!!! I loved our visits there this summer. :)

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  23. I have used Shutterfly in the past, but my gosh, their upload time goes soooo slow! Though I am always beyond pleased with the products I receive, I wish they would move a weee bit faster!

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    1. They have an express upload tool that works like a charm. :)

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  24. I have never used Shutterfly. I have tons of pictures I need printed and this year I will try it out!

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    1. New customers get free photos. :) Thanks for the visit!

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  25. This sounds like a great gift idea! Personalized and a way to get my pictures offline and into the hands of my family.

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    1. I agree. It's so easy to have them online and then never do a thing with them, and that builds up fast too. I like to print mine (and save them online too). :)

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  26. Never used Shutterfly but thank you for the recommendation! This would be great for personalized gifts :-)

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    1. They are great for high quality photo gifts, we use them often for just that reason. :)

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  27. I have a $20 Shufferfly gift card that i'm super excited to use. I never use them before so reading this post really helps.


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    1. I'm guessing there's a code for free prints for new customers you'll be able to find online and use too. :)

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  28. I have a lot of photos that I need to get organized. I need to check out Shutterfly soon.

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    1. Shutterfly is GREAT for online organization! I arrange/rearrange/re-name my folders often. It's perfect for me.

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  29. I have tons of photos I need to do something with. Love the idea of a Dimensional Wall Art.

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    1. I thought that was a cool item too!! Thanks for visiting. :)

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  30. I love that iPad folio case!

    I think Shutterfly is the best out there and like you, I've had pictures stored on there for years. I remember the first time I used them for the calendars and I was happily shocked at how beautiful they were.

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    1. I love their calendars too. I love that that you can personalize your special dates on them, that feature has saved me many a time in not forgetting a birthday. :)

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  31. Love Shutterfly! I need to start working on our yearly photo book.

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    1. That's fun that you do a book annually!

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  32. I love shutterfly. I use them to make photobooks and I've never been disappointed. This reminds me that I need to make one of our trip.

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    1. Those photo books are great for so many ideas. I love the idea of making one from a trip.

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  33. I made some placemats from a picture. I cant wait to receive them!

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    1. I've never made a photo placemat, but I love the idea!

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  34. I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN REALLY HAPPY WITH EVERYTHING FROM SHUTTERFLY

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    1. Me too, Noelle. I really like Shutterfly.

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  35. I didn't know you could do so much on Shutterfly! I will have to check it out!

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    1. If you like pictures, I think you'll like the site. They really have a lot of options and I've never been disappointed w/the quality.

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  36. I haven't tried shutterfly but I always get a coupon from them.. now you make me want to order a lot! haha

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    1. I got a sweet coupon for a free photo book in my email this morning. I'm itching to use it.

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  37. Seems like a photobucket. Let me try shutterfly soon.

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    1. I didn't know you could order pics from Photobucket. I remember storing pics there though, for a bit. :) Thanks for your visit!

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