Christmas Card Giveaway! 3 Winners by Shutterfly.

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is right around the corner, isn’t it? I swear I was just in the hustle and bustle of Christmas not that long ago! Amazing how fast a year flies!

I have a fun offer from for 3 Picky Palate readers. Shutterfly is offering 3 Picky Palate winners 25 Free Cards!

I have used Shutterfly for years, I find it so fun to browse through all the pages of wonderful card ideas. There are pages and pages of cards to fit every need you might have. It’s a breeze to create your cards online. Just upload your favorite family photos and Shutterfly guides you through the simple process. One of my favorite features is you can even save your work to come back and finish later. I have a whole slew saved I need to decide on πŸ™‚

I have put together a collage of some of my favorite cards from  There are so many great ones to choose from, but I particularly like these πŸ™‚

Check out the following links for great card ideas and personalized gifts!

Christmas Cards

Holiday Cards

Personalized Gifts

Here’s How To Enter The Giveaway:

1. Tell us in a comment here, “When do you generally send out Christmas Cards?”

2. For extra entries, Follow Picky Palate on Twitter, RSS Feed and Like us on Facebook. Leave 3 separate comments for this.

3. Contest ends Wednesday November 9th Midnight PST. Winners will be chosen via and be notified by email. Must use giveaway code by December 31, 2011.


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  1. Sarah H.P.

    We usually send Christmas cards in early December! As long as friends and family receive them before Christmas Day then that’s fine by me!

  2. Kelly

    I try and post snail mail cards beginning of December and email cards half way through December. Thanks for the chance to win xx kel

  3. Erin F.

    I generally like to send out my cards at the beginning of December – but I have been as late as the 17th before however – I was waiting for some pitures from our anniversary on the 14th πŸ™‚

  4. MIchelle TouChtoN

    We have friends and family who celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas, so we send out “Happy New Year” cards!

  5. Kalyn

    Honestly, I don’t usually send out Christmas cards. Winning these would be a great incentive to finally start doing it!

  6. Alina C

    We try to mail them out no later than the first week of December. This way people can enjoy the card a little longer πŸ™‚

  7. Shanna

    We just had our first baby so we now have an excuse to send out cards….Probably will do it in the first or second week of December!

  8. Meg L.

    I try to send them out sometime between Dec 1 and Jan 1. It depends on when we can get a good picture of the family!

  9. Katie P

    We try to send Christmas cards during the 1st week of December if we can! This year, family pics were taken early so I am ready sooner!

  10. Doni Reece

    I have a goal to send them out the second week of December, but lately it’s been the week before Christmas that they get mailed out.

  11. Melissa C.

    I have always tried to be the one to get them out by Thanksgiving, BUT have been known not to get them out until after New Years….as long as they HAPPY NEW YEAR or SEASONS GREETINGS!!!! LOL

  12. Kim

    I do not have a set time to send them out, but generally sometime in mid December. As long as they arrive before Christmas.I like them to arrive a week or two before, but have been late before, too! πŸ™‚ I send out cards every year with either just our children on them, or with my husband and I with them as well. <3

  13. Nicole McCluskey

    I use christmas cards to let family and people far away know what we have done during the year and how the kids are growing. I also keep a copy of all of them for our record of what is happened to us during hte last year for the kids when they get older. I would love to win this because this year is going to be really tight.

  14. I always use Shutterfly too! LOVE them. I used to send the cards out in the week or two before Christmas. But last year, with a new baby to tend to, they ended up as “holiday cards” and went out a couple days after Christmas. Great giveaway! Thanks!

  15. I usually send mine out the week before Christmas – I usually have them ordered and sitting in a box for weeks before they actually make it to the mail box!

  16. I usually send out Christmas cards the second week of December. I take my kiddos photos during November because I want them to look as close as possible to the photo when the recipients get them. πŸ™‚ I won’t be worried about that for my almost three year old this year, but my 3 month old is changing so much!

  17. Erin Wright

    I haven’t sent out Christmas cards in about 5 years partially because my 6 year old daughter’s birthday is December 10th and since she has been born it has been hectic with Thanksgiving, then her birthday and then Christmas. I lose track of time and then its like Hello its Christmas and my plan to send out cards failed again. I really want to send out a family photo card this year now that we have our second daughter who is 3 πŸ™‚ I would love to win!

  18. Kim Lee

    I love shutterfly! I ususally send out Christmas cards not long after Thanksgiving, usually the first week of December.

  19. courtney

    i like to send them out by 12/5 at the latest… then typically have to send a few additionals from people i get a card from but forgot to send the one:)

  20. Linzie

    I usually send mine out the first week of December. I like getting cards early so I can look at them on the fridge all month longβ™₯

  21. I am a HUGE Christmas card fan! I usually send them out right after Thanksgiving. I start looking for that “perfect” card a few weeks before. So many awesome designs to choose from πŸ™‚

  22. Tiffany Marie

    So we buy Christmas cards every year, but have never officially mailed them out. This year we are shooting for mid December. Hopefully we are successful πŸ™‚

  23. Nicole

    I usually try to send my cards out the first week of December. It’s my favorite time of year, and I can’t wait to do it!!

  24. Mindi Dagerman

    I usually try to send out cards Thanksgiving weekend, but it usually turns into the middle of December! This year might be even worse… since we have a little one now. πŸ™‚

  25. Vanessa

    I try to send them out the first week of December, just to be sure they make it to their final destination before the big mail rush begins.

  26. Jenny

    I always have the intention of sending them out in early December… but I’m lucky if they make it out before Christmas!

  27. michelle m.

    We usually send them mid December, sometimes later. Photo cards are my favorite! Thank you for the fantastic give away!

  28. amelia from z tasty life

    I heart shutterfly…we get ours (together with an annual photo book) usually in mid november, because it gives me time to write a note on each one and allows them to mail/arrive in early december (so who gets them has more time to enjoy them!)

  29. Missy Lowery

    I love sending out Shutterfly cards! Usually try to mail mine around the 2nd week of December, but I’ve also waited and sent New Years cards too.

  30. Amanda

    I have never sent out Christmas cards. But, my husband and I just had a baby after trying for six years!!!! So, I would absolutely LOVE to send out Christmas cards this year!!! πŸ™‚

  31. Christmas cards…sometimes I’m good and get them out in December. Sometimes it doesn’t happen until January though and sometimes I get so behind that it doesn’t happen at all. πŸ™ This would give me a great reason to get them done early! But not too early. I have a new baby boy coming in the next week or two so we at least need to wait to get pictures of him. πŸ™‚ I do love scrolling through the pages and pages and pages of neat ideas. πŸ™‚

  32. Heather

    I usually remember to send cards like 4 days before Christmas, and then spend a couple of those days praying that it gets there in time, lol!

  33. Jaren V.

    This will be my first year sending out Christmas cards with our little one! However, I’m going to try to send them out around the 10th of December.

  34. Mary

    I always have great intentions for just after Thanksgiving that quite often just don’t seem to make it to reality. I’d never thought of simplifying things with cards like this – more might just make it to the mailbox! πŸ™‚

  35. Diana Jimenez

    I usually want to send out cards when December begins…or at least I like to tell myself that deadline. In reality, it’s more like December 24. Yep, I’m one of those people!

  36. Laura S.

    Love shutterfly cards! I TRY to get my Christmas cards out the first week of Dec, often times though, its middle of Dec before they really leave my house!

  37. Tracy

    I would love a set of these cards! They are beautiful!! We usually send them out right after Thanksgiving because I get too excited!

  38. Michelle

    I also LOVE Shutterfly! I have already saved about 6 different cards – just have to pick. Generally I order cards right after Thanksgiving and send out the 2nd week of December.

  39. BarbB

    I usually try to send out my cards early to mid December – just depends on when I find the time to order them!

  40. Misty L

    I am a last minute card sender….usually I’m glad if if gets there by Christmas, but I’m hoping to break that habit this year!

  41. Jackie

    I usually send our cards out the first week of December. That way people can enjoy our picture all month long. Ha!

  42. Ooh! I usually don’t and then feel guilty about it afterwards. I’ve already made a commitment to send them this year though. I’m going get it done this time! πŸ™‚

  43. Kelly Bellamy

    We usually send them out by the second week in December!! Being that we just had a baby girl the end of August, having her picture as our card would be amazing!

  44. Sage

    The last few years we sent them the first week of December. This year it will be a little later because I plan on using pictures from my husband’s homecoming (soon!) so that we can use pictures with our new family of four!

  45. lauren

    I have never sent them out myself. I just got married, so this would be a great year to start our own Christmas card tradition!

  46. Amanda P

    I like to order mine the first week of December, and then send them out as soon as they get in. Sending Christmas Cheer really puts me in the Christmas mood!

  47. Jeni C

    I usually try to do them at the beginning of December but sometimes doesn’t happen until a week or so before Christmas. I just got married so I’m excited to do them for our families and friends together. Hoping to get them out the beginning of December πŸ™‚

  48. Shelbi

    I kind of gave up on Christmas cards b/c I never could get them out on time… but now that my family has grown, I’d like to send out picture Christmas cards!

  49. Kayla

    I send mine the second week of December-not too late, not too early (unlike those people already putting up lights & yard decorations!)

  50. Jessica H.

    For the past few years we have usually taken the picture, whipped up the cards, and sent them out on the 18th of December but I am finally done with law school so I plan on sending them out much earlier!

  51. Love this! We have only been married for a year so this will be our second year to send out cards- hopefully we will get them out a couple weeks before Christmas!

  52. Erin Kaegebein

    We love sending out holiday cards to all our friends and family members to let them see how much has changed throughout the year. We typically send them out the first week of December… assuming there is a good picture or two and we can find stamps in a timely fashion.

    Hope to win some shutterfly cards!!!

  53. Jane

    I try to have them ready the week after Thanksgiving. If I don’t have them done then, who knows when they will get out…Easter? πŸ™‚

  54. Valerie

    Good Morning!! Thanks for the FUN contest! Umm…well I like to have them in the mail by Dec. 10th…actually just finished up my card list a few mins. ago! Cheers, Valerie.

  55. Jamie

    I usually send out Christmas cards in early December. I have to wait until I get my kids’ Christmas photos taken.

  56. Sheri Ludlam

    I usually send out Christmas cards just in time for people to get them a few days or a week before Christmas!

  57. Melissa White

    I send out our cards Thanksgiving weekend! I love ordering them from Shutterfly, they come out beautiful.

    Melissa. πŸ™‚

  58. I am never consistent when sending out cards. I’m either on the ball and get them out beginning of December, or I’m totally slacking and sending them out the day before Christmas.

  59. Richelle

    I would love to send Christmas cards out the first week of December but, realistically, I do not get them out until the second week and usually have the last batch out by the end of that week if I am scrambling for addresses.

  60. Julie

    Christmas cards are usually sent out the week before Christmas – if I get done making them in time! With a new baby this year, ready-made Snapfish cards might be a better choice this year. πŸ™‚

  61. Adrienne

    My sister-in-laws and I have a competition on who can get their cards out first, but it must be after Thanksgiving. This has led us all to get them out the first week of December which is nice because that is one task that is done and over with.

  62. I try to start around the first of the month, but it’s usually around the middle, since I make my own and I’m still getting them finished up. This would take a lot of stress off.

  63. When I’m organized I get them out the first weekend of December, but to be honest it’s usually mid December! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  64. Claire

    Honestly, I haven’t sent out Christmas cards in the past, and this would be a great way to get the tradition started! I just got married this year and this would be a fun way to use a wedding or engagement photo in a Christmas card!

  65. I usually wait ’till the second week of December to mail out my cards. However I start looking and playing around with photos and cards in November!

  66. Arlena Rubio

    I usually send to all my family and friends about 60 of them total! I love that.. Specially with our picture in it..

  67. I usually send them out right after Thanksgiving. We finally had our family pics taken this year so I’m excited about making Christmas cards! Thanks!

  68. Rachel

    I try to get my cards out the week after Thanksgiving so that it’s crossed off my list before the true craziness of the holidays kicks in!

  69. Alicia B

    I usually send them out a couple weeks before Christmas, although this will only be my second year doing it at all!

  70. Well, since I haven’t been married too long, my husband and I haven’t sent them out as a couple yet. I’m hoping to get them out in the first week of December, though, since we’re going on vacation for 2 weeks after that!

  71. Sam H

    I try to send them by the middle of December… can’t seem to figure out how to send them any earlier with our busy schedules!

  72. Mariel

    My xmas cards are mailed out (overseas) right after normally takes 3-4 weeks to get to its destination. Xmas cards for my relatives here in the U.S. are sent out 1st or 2nd week of December.

  73. Mishelle

    I however don’t follow on RSS as I haven’t found a reader I like yet so I get my copy of your blog thru e-mail. Does that count?


  74. We usually send out our Christmas cards the day after Thanksgiving πŸ™‚ But, this year, we are expecting a baby the first week of December so they may be going out later than usual and will serve as our baby announcement too πŸ™‚

  75. Cassidy Mickelsen

    I usually send out christmas cards by mid-dec..sometimes Jan! for some reason we have a hard tiem getting them out

  76. Jennifer Bandy

    Well…I start thinking about them in early November. Then I forget about them and order them like the second week in December and cross my fingers they get to me quickly. Then I scramble to send them out. Hmm… maybe if I win I’ll get them out in time this year πŸ™‚

  77. Cellabella

    If we’re lucky we send them out a week before Christmas, otherwise we went out “New Years” cards πŸ˜‰

  78. Rebekah Eyler

    I usually struggle to get my cards sent out several days before Christmas. I always have this grand plan to complete them over Thanksgiving Break, but I can never nail down the perfect picture.

  79. I try and send mine out before Christmas – sometimes it’s hard to get everything organized. We also thought it might be fun to send them out in July instead- something different.

  80. Kristin

    I like to send my cards out the first or second week of December…. But really I feel like I’m doing good if I get them out before dec 23

  81. Janine

    I haven’t in years but this is the year my daughter was married in September and I have the perfect family picture I can’t wait to send it out!

  82. nicole

    I’ve never sent Christmas cards, but am inspired to this year thanks to a big cross-country move and a cheapo groupon photoshoot. I love shutterfly, so my fingers are crossed…thanks for posting a giveaway!

  83. I normally send my cards out the first week in December. This year we’re doing a combination maternity/christmas card shoot on November 12th so I don’t know if we’ll make our deadline of December 1st, but it’ll be close!

  84. Lori

    We moved this year so I’m sending mine out early, Nov 30, so that everyone can have my new address! Love Shutterfly! Thanks!

  85. Tina Knudson

    I usually send them out the first week of December, although I haven’t the last two years. Having twins this year has made me excited to get a picture out to family and friends this season… πŸ™‚ Yay!! What a fun prize!!

  86. Amanda Haney

    well, being the bargain hunter i am, I get them out whenever I have found the best deal of the season on greeting cards:) usually just before they are too late for Christmas…but better late than never right?

  87. Alyssa

    I try to get them out the week after Thanksgiving. Playing some Christmas music and writing out cards gets me into the holiday spirit!

  88. Sue

    As soon as I get a good picture or two to send! I’ve sent them as early as the day after Thanksgiving, and as late as Christmas Eve!

  89. Kate

    I usually get them out the first of December. But… this year I have a little one & just hope to get them out by Christmas!!!

  90. Katie Lemaire

    This is the first year that I have a family!! So we are excited to send Christmas cards out this year =) Will probably do it the beginning of December.

  91. alicia moss

    When do you generally send out Christmas Cards?”

    I normally mail out holiday cards the week before Christmas. Yes, I am a late starter. LOL I would love to win this!

  92. Marie

    I’m so bad about Christmas cards…I usually don’t remember to send them out until sometime the week before!

  93. I respect the bird (turkey day), so I don’t send out Christmas cards until after Thanksgiving. I like to take a family picture on Thanksgiving for my Christmas card. Then by the weekend I can send them out.

  94. Monica

    We send out our Christmas cards usually the first weekend in December. This year we are waiting to have our picture taken on a day that it is snowing…so I hope that’s soon!

  95. I usually send them out the Monday after Thanksgiving. That usually give me time to address all 100 envelopes and get them ready for the mail lady on Monday. OF course, I always use Shutterfly for our Christmas cards. They are of wonderful quality and they get here quick! =)

  96. BJ

    Like to send the first week of December if I’m on the ball. We just moved and would love to
    send Christmas and moving as a combo.

  97. Sarah

    I aim for early to mid-December…otherwise with the craziness of the season it doesn’t get done until New Year’s!

  98. I usually send out Christmas cards around the first week of December. I used Shutterfly for Christmas cards for the first time! I really liked them and look forward to making it a tradition.

  99. Lachelle B

    If I’m on top of it – the beginning of December. Last year I waited until the week of Christmas! My mom used to send them out in January…

  100. Jennyroo

    My goal is always to get the cards in the mail on December 1st…. I have never ever met that deadline, though! My best is probably December 15th, and my worst is December 23rd…

  101. Carol

    I try very hard to get them out the first week of December, however, most of the time it is the second or third week. Some how, they always get out in time πŸ™‚

  102. Kristi

    So many pictures to choose from, I usually take forever to decide and am lucky if I have them sent out 2 weeks before Christmas.

  103. susan

    Last year was the first time I got my cards out about of week and half before Christmas. It’s usually been the day before or after. I’m a definite procrastinator. I love photo Christmas cards!

  104. Lisa

    Usually send them out the beginning of December. Last year was the first year in FOREVER that we sent one out. With everything on my to-do list and current finances I’m not sure cards will get done this year. We’ve been thrown one thing after another with our little man over the past 4 months.