November 7, 2008

Inexpensive Holiday Photo Cards

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:31 am by bitsypieces

So… I’ve been thinking about my Christmas greeting cards. (I usually get them out pretty early in the season. This year they may be a little late, considering that now I have to juggle holiday prep, work, Hubby AND Baby.)

To save money on Baby’s birth announcement, I printed out her photo onto printable notecards with my computer. It was the world’s biggest hassle… especially at 2-weeks postpartum.

I briefly considered printing this year’s Christmas cards, but ultimately decided the savings (about $5) wasn’t worth the hassle. So I browsed some options and decided the most convenient choice for the lowest price is an online photo service.

I send about 40 cards to friends and family.

Snapfish.com‘s most basic Christmas photo cards would cost me $22 (plus tax/shipping)… but I could choose a card design that permits four different photos, which would be cool.

Shutterfly.com is a little more expensive at $32.50 for 50 cards, but they offer a lot more customization.

I will probably go with Snapfish, since I am a bargain shopper.

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2 Comments »

  1. Lindsay said,

    Hi ,

    I thought the following information might be interesting to you and your readers – especially with money being tight this year – on how to host a holiday party for 20 guests for under $100.

    I work with BJ’s Wholesale Club and they offer a variety of ways to fit holiday entertaining into a limited budget without sacrificing quality. In fact, members can save money – more than 30 percent over supermarket prices – on food and save even more using manufacturer’s coupons…and BJ’s is the only warehouse club to accept manufacturer’s coupons. For a free shopping pass, you can go to http://www.bjs.com/join/one_day_pass.shtml

    With so many people on limited budgets, now is the time to think informal with gourmet appetizers that are short on prep time and long on taste. For a holiday party for 20 people, 10-12 pieces per guest will be plenty to keep them and your pockets filled. This menu is so simple and inexpensive that even inexperienced cooks can pull it off. All the host has to do is bake the pre-made appetizers in the oven and transfer these easy-to-prepare foods onto holiday serving dishes and voila – guests will think the entire day was spent in the kitchen preparing.

    The holiday party menu for 20 guests for $97.11 includes:

    Hearty Hors d’Oeuvres

    The Perfect Kitchen Co. Kiss Combination which includes 12 Roasted Vegetable and Cheese Tartlets and Feta Cheese and Caramelized Onion Puff Pastry Kisses ($11.99 each)
    Black Tie Chicken Peanut Satay (25 count) which includes skewers of white-meat chicken marinated with fresh peanuts and Thai spices ($13.99)
    Smithfield Signature Party Tray by Paula Deen (serves 12-15) which includes Smoked Sausage in Sweet and Mild Sauce, Chicken Wings in Caribbean-Style Sauce and Meatballs in Barbecue Sauce ($15.99)

    Decadent Dips

    Legal Sea Foods® Crab and Lobster Dip ($7.99)
    TGI Fridays Spinach Artichoke Dip ($11.99)
    One box of Keebler Club Crackers ($5.19)

    Irresistible Endings

    Fruit Tray which includes Pineapple, Cantaloupe, Honey Dew, Grapes and Watermelon ($10.99)
    The Cheesecake Factory Original Cheesecake ($11.99)
    Wellsley Farms Baking™ 9” Sweet Potato Pie ($6.99)

    For more information, please feel free to email me or give me a call at 561-998-1995.

    Best,

    Jackie

    Jackie Guzman

    Senior Account Executive

    Tilson Communications

    jguzman@tilsonpr.com

    (561) 998-1995

  2. christmas time is coming again and i would be sending christmas cards to many of my friends,”‘


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