Our third little girl has joined the family our life has been nonstop ever since! Newborns love attention and want to be held and loved on ALL.THE.TIME. While this time is precious for me, it can be hard to do with two other kiddos running around the house. So my “to-do” list has become more of a “if I can get to it” list. One item on my list that kept getting pushed off was making Kensie’s birth announcements. We had beautiful pictures taken by the fabulous La Brisa Photography. The edited images were back in a jiffy and just waiting for me to make the announcement. In my mind, I thought it would be such a daunting, time consuming task. Which is ridiculous because with Shutterfly, it is such a quick, easy and painless creation! I should have made them sooner.
This post was in collaboration with Shutterfly. (#partner) I received some of these items in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. #MyShutterfly
Shutterfly is so easy to use and their quality and results are fabulous. I am a big fan! I was able to upload my beautiful newborn photos and create a photo card masterpiece in minutes. I was beyond thrilled with their card styles and options, that I actually found it hard to pick a favorite. I decided this time around to do something different and I created two cards to alleviate the pressure of choosing just one. I love that Shutterfly offers the opportunity to make each card your own, with the choice of card layouts, colors and fonts… It really is your own presonalized creation.
I made one card in a tri-fold/multi-sided style to give to my family members that want cuteness overload, and a more traditional 2-sided 6×8 photo card for our friends. Both birth announcements turned out fabulous and we couldn’t be more pleased!
: SHUTTERFLY BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS :
Card 1 – 6X8 Flat Foil-Stamped Cards
Card 2: 5×7 Tri-Fold Stationery Card
Shutterfly’s stationery also offers a plethora of envelope, envelope liners, printed labels and stamps to add an extra personalized touch to your birth announcements. I decided to go with a simple colored envelope to add a pop of color to the delivery. The color fit the theme of the card and added a fun touch to the whole look.
For the tri-fold card I went all out and had fun with the special touches. I added a pink envelope liner as well as had the return address added to the back of the envelope. My favorite touch was the front stork and cute message. These sweet little touches make receiving the card so exciting. I know when I open my mailbox I love the intrigue when I see a fun envelope sitting there waiting for me.
If I had to pick a favorite detail, I would have to go with the personalized postage. I used a darling up-close photo of my 7 day old to tie the whole presentation together, but seriously how cute did these stamps turn out?! They are almost too cute to use.
Thank you Shutterfly for exceeding my printing expectations. These birth announcements are going to hold an extremely special place in my heart for years to come and are going to look fabulous in the baby book. I am so thankful I made these treasured keepsakes and I know our loved ones will enjoy receiving them in the mail.
Parents… My advice to you, don’t hesitate to work with Shutterfly! You will not regret it and it really is a quick and painless process. You will love the results and you will be glad you did it! (BONUS – Shutterfly ALWAYS has great specials, click HERE to see what their special offer is right now!)
Happy Creating!More Shutterfly LOVE!