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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839 Responses
  1. I have to laugh because I always “plan” to send them just after Thanksgiving and before December 1, but… I usually end up sending them around the second week of December! What a fun giveaway! Love your site and have tried many Picky Palate recipes πŸ™‚

  2. Megan

    Try to do it before Christmas but often I have stragglers (geez, why do people move?) and end up finishing between Christmas and new years!

  3. Carrie

    Sometimes I forget and send them between Christmas & New Year’s…I’ve also been known to send the photo from last year with the photo from this year since I didn’t get around to mailing it out. I cannot believe I just admitted that.

  4. Lisa

    Usually the second week of December. Last year we didn’t send any because we had just gotten married and sent everyone thank you notes. πŸ™‚ We just got a dog so we definitely want to do photo cards!

  5. Michele Andriopoulos

    I generally send my cards out two weeks prior to Christmas.
    However should I win….it would be added incentive to get them out earlier!

  6. Kate

    It depends when I get a great photograph and my act together to have the cards actually made πŸ™‚ Usually the first week in December! So I better have the cards made SOON!

  7. Megan Haight

    I send out my Christmas cards the Friday after Thanksgiving. I am obsessed with being the first card that everyone receives! πŸ™‚

  8. Ryan

    I don’t normally send them out at all, but we decided that we should this year. And we have the greatest picture to send too!

  9. Debbie

    I haven’t sent out Christmas cards in a while and really want to this year. Winning this would be a great way to get going on them so that they get out before Christmas-LOL!

  10. Vicki

    Never soon enough it seems but I try my best to get them out two weeks before Christmas or at least a few days before. My husband used Shutterfly for the first time last year and used his beautiful nature photography for our cards. We had great comments so we’d love to do it again if we win this great prize.

  11. Christy

    I’m lucky to get them out the week before Christmas. I’m going to try really hard to get them out earlier this year since we already have the photo!

    Following you on Facebook…

  12. Christy

    I’m lucky to get them out the week before Christmas. I’m going to try really hard to get them out earlier this year since we already have the photo!

    Following you on RSS Feed…

  13. Christy

    I’m lucky to get them out the week before Christmas. I’m going to try really hard to get them out earlier this year since we already have the photo!

  14. Davita

    i have not been sending out christmas cards since i was little, but it is something i have been wanting to do for a while. i would think i would send them out at or after thanksgiving.

  15. Amoreena

    I usually send out my Christmas cards the third week of December! About to book my photo session this week though!!

  16. Gayle

    I usually sent out my Christmas cards two weeks before Christmas so people have time to display them (if they want to!). πŸ™‚

  17. Terri

    I only send cards to out of town relative and friends(everyone else we hope to see) so I like to get them out the first week of December and be done with it.

  18. I *try* to send them out in the first week or so of December but more often I’m dropping them in the mailbox on the last possible mailing day. Sigh.

  19. To be honest, I’ve never sent out Christmas cards before, but I just had a baby a little over a month ago and am planning on sending some out this year to show him off to everyone! I’m super excited to do so for the first time and I guess I would send them out a week or two into December πŸ™‚

  20. 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.

  21. 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!

  22. 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.

  23. 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™‚

  24. 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…

  25. 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…

  26. 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.

  27. Sarah

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

  28. 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.

  29. 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! =)

  30. 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!

  31. 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.

  32. Marie

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

  33. 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!

  34. 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.

  35. 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!!!

  36. 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!

  37. 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!

  38. 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?

  39. 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!!

  40. 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!

  41. 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!

  42. 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!

  43. 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!

  44. 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

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. Cellabella

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

  48. 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™‚

  49. Cassidy Mickelsen

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

  50. 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™‚

  51. 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?


  52. 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.

  53. 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!

  54. 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!

  55. Alicia B

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

  56. 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!

  57. 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!

  58. 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..

  59. 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!

  60. 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!

  61. 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!

  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. 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.

  64. 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™‚

  65. 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.

  66. 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.

  67. Melissa White

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

    Melissa. πŸ™‚

  68. Sheri Ludlam

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

  69. Jamie

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

  70. 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.

  71. 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™‚

  72. 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!!!

  73. 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!

  74. 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!

  75. Kayla

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

  76. 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!

  77. 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™‚

  78. 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!

  79. 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!

  80. 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!

  81. 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!

  82. 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™‚

  83. Jackie

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

  84. 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!

  85. BarbB

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

  86. 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.

  87. 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!

  88. 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!

  89. 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!

  90. 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™‚

  91. 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.

  92. 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!

  93. 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™‚

  94. 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™‚

  95. 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.

  96. 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!)

  97. michelle m.

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

  98. Jenny

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

  99. 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.

  100. 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™‚

  101. 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!!

  102. 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™‚