This is a sponsored post.
It’s funny; before my daughter was born in 2006, I still took most of my photos to the store to get developed. But as a baby shower gift, I was given my first DSLR camera, and I began to utilize photo hosting sites to store my photos instead. I rarely developed them.
But one of the utter joys of the digital age is this: the photo book. You’ll see (in the picture there) me at my daughter’s first birthday party, holding the photo book from Shutterfly that my best friend made for me of my daughter’s first year. And once you get passed the fact that I did not yet have pink hair, you’ll see how incredibly happy I was to receive the book. I look at it, still, at least once a month. I cannot tell you how much I cherish that book. It’s so much better than a traditional photo album; it’s prettier, for one, and the photos don’t fall the hell out (gah, that drives me NUTS about photo albums).
While I still love the feel of photos in my hand, in my wallet, and on my wall, it still is rare that I bother to print them. However, when I’ve wanted a physical photo printed I’ve used Shutterfly. I’ve printed birthday party invites there, as well as always using them to create my photo Holiday card. The system is easy to use, uploading my photos is a snap, and I love the design control Shutterfly offers and the wide range of templates available.
Of course there is more than one holiday, and I’ll bet if you’re anything like me you’ve taken roughly a million photos of your family dressed up for Halloween – particularly since some of you haven’t even gotten to trick-or-treat yet if you live in an area that Hurricane Sandy ravaged – and visiting the local pumpkin patch. If so, you’ll be happy to know that Shutterfly is offering a great contest on its Facebook page where you can share your family pics and have a shot at some great prizes.
In even better news, I’m happy to let you know that I’m also offering a giveaway of a $75 Shutterfly gift card. That’s enough to get you a couple of big prints as well as your holiday cards or, of course, one of the awesome photo books.
All you have to do to enter the giveaway is this:
• Go enter Shutterfly’s Howl-O-Week Photo Contest and come back here and leave a comment telling me you did.
• Send out a tweet linking to this post (and come back and tell me ya did) mentioning @Shutterfly and using the hashtag #SFLYHalloween.
This post was compensated, but I promise I really do love Shutterfly and all opinions are my own, m’kay?