Sunday, February 26, 2012

Shutterfly review

Do you like to personalize your Christmas cards with a family photo?  Do you send out Thank-you cards that have a picture of the kids? What about personalized invitations?  What do you do with all of the pictures that you take?  If you are like me, you have a TON of pictures saved... well everywhere! The computer, prints in boxes, albums, on disks, in frames, on memory cards, the camera, even on my cell phone!

My favorite company to use to get all of my photo related items is Shuterfly. They are a reasonably priced online company that will print your picture on just about anything from notepads to playing cards.

One of my favorite things is their photo books. They are so easy to make. They are a fun way to show off your pictures. I typically make the 8x8 hard cover photo book. They have all different sizes and styles. The reason I like the hard cover is because the books have a spine that you can type the title on.. just like a real book. So, when you see all of my photo books on my book shelf, you can look and see which one you want to look at!

(This is a book I made of my paternal grandfather's funeral service. He had a military service.)

We have ordered a wide variety of things from Shutterfly over the years - photos, photo books, cards, invitations, magnets, mugs, notebooks and most recently travel mugs. I have both the 16 oz and the 20 oz travel mugs. I love them! Even as a stay-at-home mom, I use my 16 oz mug every day!! I use it around the house, and I take it with me when I go out. It is especially nice if it gets knocked over, because I don't make huge mess!

A coffee mug I made for my husband.

Our 16 oz and 20 oz travel mugs. 

Another thing that I love about Shutterfly is their customer service. I have only ever had one problem with anything I have ordered from Shutterfly. I had ordered a book for my Grandmother's 80th birthday. Not only was it the first time I ever had a problem, it was also the first time I had something directly shipped to the recipient. I did not get to see the book before my Grandmother did. Within the first few days of her photo book arriving, the first few pages had fallen out! I was so upset! I have 20 books of my own, and have made and given out probably 20+ for other people, and never had a problem with any other books. We called their customer service. Within a week, we had a replacement book free of cost to us! They truly do value their customers!!

I can't tell you how many great offers I have received from Shutterfly! Seriously! They are a very generous company! Free 8x8 hard cover photo books, magnets, address labels, mugs, and prints. Those are only ones that I can remember off the top of my head!

I am also a member of a few other photo companies. I have tried them out for their free or discount offers, and every time, I love the quality of Shutterfly more! If you aren't already a Shutterfly user, please stop by and check them out! :) If you decided you would like to join, please send me your email address. I'll send you a referral email and we both can enjoy free prints! Just for signing up for a free account, you receive 50 free 4x6 prints!

**I did not receive any money or gifts for doing my review. I just wanted to share my knowledge and love for the company! Thank you for reading! :)


  1. Thanks for posting pics & a review of the travel mugs. I just ordered one for my FIL for fathers day & wasn't sure if I purchased him something gimmicky that was going to be a dud (e.g. leaky, poor quality, etc). Thanks for your post!

    1. Thank you for stopping by!! I am sorry it took me so long to get back to you! I hope that your FIL was pleased with his gift! :) It's been almost 5 months of constant use, and my mug is still going strong! My 2 yr old actually dropped it (more like threw it) on our driveway a few days ago, and I thought for sure it was done for, but the cup held up great! Not even a crack!! :)