As soon as my daughter was born I started taking hundreds of photos. I needed a good website to host the photos plush provide a print service and Shutterfly is the site I landed on.
Shutterfly has played host to our most memorable family moments. Our first product was the calendar. Charlotte was 6 months old and we made a photo calendar for my mom that had our favorite photos for her to enjoy over the following year.
Once you create an account with Shutterfly they send awesome discounts and usually twice a year they offer a free photo book. I love making these! They even have this fantastic tool which automatically populates the the book with photos and when you are dealing with over 100 photos this is really helpful. They must have some secret for doing this because more often than not, their arrangement only needs minor tweaking.
Last year I took Charlotte to the beach to take Christmas photos which I then put into Shutterfly's Christmas templates. I am so pleased with the results. They have awesome Christmas templates that made our little girl look even better. I also did a giant print college of various beach photos for her grandparents and it was a major hit.
My husband and I have a tradition of adding one new ornament to the tree every year. I think this year we are going to order one of Shutterfly's photo ornaments. They are made of pewter and hopefully less breakable than most ornaments. With a two year old we can't be too careful!
I am so excited about taking photos for our 2010 Christmas card. This year I have two children and we are taking both to the beach the day after Thanksgiving! The photo card is going to be spectacular!
Disclosure: Shutterfly has given me 50 Christmas cards free of charge so that I could write this review. As always, my opinions are my own.