Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Celebrate Spring with Shutterfly Announcements (Special Offer for Bloggers)

Spring is one of my favorite seasons. It's a time of new growth, birthdays and plenty of photos indoors and out. I celebrate my birthday in April, then it's on to Mother's Day and my youngest daughter's birthday in May. There is more cake than you can imagine and loads of fun during these months.

Three years ago, my daughter was born and shortly after, we announced it to the world by sending out birth announcements like these ones from Shutterfly. We couldn't have been prouder to welcome another adorable and healthy baby girl to our family.

Photo used for birth announcement.
When it's time to start planning birthday parties, I want things fast and easy (since I don't always have the time to make everything) and often order birthday invitations so I have one less thing to worry about. At the party, I take (way too many) photos with the knowledge that I will never have the time to sit down and put them into a scrapbook.

First birthday!
After my daughter's first birthday party, I found the perfect solution...photobooks. I can fit ALL the birthday photos into one book (I like the 8x8 size), add the journaling, order it and have it within a week. And you know what that means? Less time scrapbooking and more time with my family!

Second birthday!
This year will be no different, as I plan to scrapbook all of my 2011 photos into Shutterfly photobooks. Yep,  I'm going completely digital this year (besides all the old photos I've been scrapbooking recently and I'm sure I'll print off some of my favorite photos this year and turn them into traditional scrapbook pages).

Do you like Shutterfly too? If you're a blogger, you can share the love and sign up for a chance at 50 free cards from Shutterfly just like I did. 

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  1. These pics. are so precious, Danielle! You certainly gave me something to think about....another way to scrap! Thanks!!

  2. I love photobooks although I have only made a few so far for presents. we did a mega holiday a few years ago and while we have made our selection of photos to use for the book, I still haven't got around to it - but I know when I do, that will be one cool coffee table book!
    I don't think I would ever go digital or use photobooks as a replacement, but I do adore all these new photo services that have become so easy and affordable and varied over the last years. Thanks for the reminder that I really ought to sit down and get that book of the Yukon done once and for all! :-)