Sunday, October 30, 2011

Tiny Prints = Big Impact


*note - this post has been edited due to a request from Tiny Prints that we remove links to their site based on a request from Google.  Not that I pretend to understand the techno-speak, but we'll do it to make them happy.  Sorry for clogging your feed with a two year old post.


I may annoy some holiday purists (talking about Christmas in October), but I confess that I am more than ready to get into the holiday spirit!
Christmas cards are the last thing I want to leave on my To Do list.  And with all kinds of offers from photography sites… it’s easy to start drooling over them early.


Confession:  I’m a typography fiend.  The lettering and layout and colors all combine to make your annual greeting either memorable or forgettable.  And me?  I’m all for any help I can get in keeping that card out of the recycle pile in January!


Confession:  I have dozens of “projects” saved with several different photography sites… comparing which cards I love the most.
And I kept coming back to Tiny Prints – loving how the photos looked in their designs.  And wishing (ahem) that I’d find some sort of killer deal to replace the discounted small stack I’d already ordered from another company that wasn’t nearly as crisp as it looked on the screen.


Confession:  The fact that I was willing to junk that first set should tell you how much I love Tiny Prints.  I’m nothing if not frugal… but I can tell you from firsthand experience that their printing is top-notch.


See one of last year’s cards?
Christmas Card 1


Tiny Prints has a blogger campaign where you can receive 50 free Christmas cards!  The morning I woke up to that email was a happy one.  Stay tuned for your own link!


Love their selection of tri-fold cards.  One of my favorites:
Christmas Card Merry


Except that this is way fun when you know the people in the pictures, right?  Anyone else think we need to have another baby? :)


(front)
Christmas Card 5

(back)
Christmas Card 5-1


I like this one too… the kid is incredibly dangerous in snowy conditions.
Christmas Card 2


And just for full impact – a solitary shot of that mischievous boy. 
Christmas Card 3


Loving those rounded corners!  There are lots of custom text and fonts – don’t be fooled that I left them off for this post.  I’d like to make it tough for stalkers.  But if you insist on sending chocolate or Tim’s Cascade Jalapeno chips… I’d be more than happy to provide our names and address.


Seriously… go check out the blogger campaign link.  You won’t be disappointed with their selection or service.  And who would say no to 50 free cards?!?

And while you’re here… help me figure out which card to pick?!?! :)

Disclaimer:  Tiny Prints is providing 50 free cards in exchange for my honest review of their Christmas card selection.  It would have been totally awkward if I’d been less than impressed… But the fact that last year’s Tiny Prints Christmas card is still on display on a friend’s desk?  Totally convinced me.

24 comments:

Tamar SB said...

Your card from last year is amazing! Itty Bit looks like a model!

Mom of M&Ms said...

ummm wow.. can you not order each card and send them randomly...Seriously... tough choice.

thanks for the link... I am getting me so cards...

Brandi said...

Dang. I already got 25 cards from Shutterfly, haven't even done my xmas card photo shoot yet, and now I think I'm going to have to go over and check out the Tiny Prints link. It might be a necessity though... every year I have more bloggy friends on my xmas card list. I think I sent more xmas cards out to bloggy friends than family last year. LOL. :)

Tina said...

Awesome deal!! I'll have to check this out. Love your examples. :)

Pam Bowers said...

I love all your card ideas. Love the trifold! I can't think about Christmas yet. I would pull my hair out.

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

WOW- love that one from last year- makes it hard to pic a fav for this season. I do like the rounded corners & the tri-fold one. Anything that makes it stand out from the rest is good in my book.

heather said...

Another baby = yes (see how I completed ignored the rest of this post?)

stephanie said...

thanks for the link. and yes to new baby.

Melissa said...

Ummm...
baby....
Yes! I think so too!

Mommy Minded said...

WE just got done with our christmas pics!

http://mommyminded.blogspot.com/2011/10/christmas-card-for-2011.html

I am going to go apply!

Foursons said...

I'm so glad I don't do Christmas cards. It just seems like so much work!

How is Mr. D. doing?

The Lady Wolf said...

Gosh, I hope we get a card from you guys, all choices look great! I especially like the last one because it has a 1950's retro look to it which I absolutely love!
And previous comments is right, he IS a model. Have you considered entering him in some modeling? (probably up in Seattle)
Miss you guys. We never get together enough.

Angie Vik said...

All the cards look good, but I'd go for the trifold card. Anything with your son's amazing eyes looks great.

Singedwingangel said...

Um yes to the baby, and I think the one with so many poses with lil man would be perfect.. I wonder where he gets his sense of mischief from hmmmm

sara said...

I really liked this site and may use them for my Christmas cards, but I was sad that I can't take advantage of the 50 free cards b/c they require you to have a twitter account....which I don't. :(

robin said...

Christmas cards are on my priority list too (around the holidays!) I love sending them and especially receiving them! Yours from last year (and possibilities for this year) are gorgeous! I hadn't tried them yet...maybe I'll check them out!

myletterstoemily said...

i'm gonna' have to go with the last one,
because i think that snowball is meant
for me! he is adorable.

Anonymous said...

That's my Angelist-Boy!

Emmy said...

Oh wow- that is a hard choice they are all so cute! I do like the rounded corners too. I already wrote a post about shutterfly cards- but this makes me want to jump ship.

blueviolet said...

I find it super hard to pick too, and a lot of the time, I can't decide so I end up missing the cut-off date. You're smart to get busy on it now!

Lori said...

I'm with Emmy--I just did a Shutterfly post, but you have displayed some beautiful cards. How sweet and memorable.

Bethany said...

Oh. My. Cuteness! Your boy totally makes those cards work. I'd go with the tri-fold, but I love the rounded corners card too. Good luck!

Julie said...

love the cards! I guess I have to get moving on ours, huh?! :)

Rachel said...

Getting bombarded with spamtastic comments... sorry to shut this down.