Christmas/Holiday Photo Card ’09 REVEALED! Plus a Tiny Prints Giveaway

by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on November 12, 2009

in Family,Giveaways,Pictures,Product Sites,Sponsored

I have rules for things. Things that don’t need rules.

• Rules for naming my girls: no nicknames (“Angie” for “Angela”), no double letters (Lily Lynch), no uber-popular names (Katelyn, Emma).
• I’m a grammar nerd, and I expect other people to live up to my expectations with the written word.
• I possess the TV remote unless sports are being shown.
• Kraft Mayo.

My own rules can be hard to live by, yet I still make them.

I have a rule for Christmas/Holiday cards: no pictures of the parents. No one wants to see you. They want to see cash your kids, if anyone. Really. If you put your own picture in your Christmas/Holiday card, I will compare you to your last year’s photograph to see how much weight you’ve gained. I know you’d do the same to me.

My Christmas/Holiday cards also have to prominently feature the photograph(s). They have to be pretty, but not frilly. They need to be simple, but not boring. They need to be flat so I don’t have to think of anything witty to write on the inside of a folded card.

It takes me an estimated 3 weeks every year to search for the perfect Christmas/Holiday card. I’m not joking. It’s kind of sad.

This year, I was lucky enough to be approached by Tiny Prints to print and review Christmas/Holiday cards. Oh sweet Jeebus, that makes me narrow down my search to just one photo card site.

It still took me 3 weeks to search for the perfect card. Sad.

It took me 3 weeks because there really are THAT many incredible designs from which to choose for our Christmas/Holiday photo card. To top that, if there’s something I wanted to change on the card, the Tiny Prints graphic gurus would change it for me. (Not just for me ’cause I’m awesome, but they’ll do it for anyone.)

I finally picked a card I liked that matched my girls dresses (yeah, I do that. shut it.), that was simple, yet cute, and also featured my girls in all their cuteness. The cardstock quality is FAR beyond any other photo cards I’ve sent out in years’ past. My snail-mail-only family and friends will think I’ve hit the big-time.

Yeah. Flippin awesome.

Discount
Tiny Prints has a whole page on their website dedicated to giving customers discounts. The best one, in my awesome humble opinion, is FREE Shipping PLUS Up to $30 Off Holiday Orders with code TPSHIPSALE.

Giveaway
I loves me a giveaway. Tiny Prints is allowing me to give away a $50 gift certificate good for shopping their store. Pretty awesome, I know.

To enter, leave a comment below telling Tiny Prints which Christmas/Holiday photo card is your favorite. Leave a second comment by tweeting about the contest and leaving a comment with the tweet link below.

1 comment & 1 tweet comment are allowed per day (that’s a total of 2 entries per day for the mathematically challenged) now through Wednesday, November 18th at 11:50pm EST.

The winner will be announced here on this post, on Prizey.net, and will be contacted directly by Tiny Prints with your gift certificate code to use as you wish.

Good luck!

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Our winner is…..
Jennifer Ferrara
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Check your email in the next few days for your gift certificate from Tiny Prints!

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Disclosure: I was provided products from Tiny Prints in exchange for this honest review.

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1 pgoodness November 12, 2009 at 10:39 pm

AWESOME card!!
.-= pgoodness´s last blog ..A letter to a little girl =-.

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2 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] November 13, 2009 at 5:40 pm

i KNOW! and THANKS!

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3 YoMama November 13, 2009 at 12:41 am

LOVE your card – great photos! I can’t choose a favorite card for me – there are TOO many!!!;-)

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4 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] November 13, 2009 at 5:40 pm

thanks ma 🙂

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5 Melissa (MBonn) November 13, 2009 at 9:14 am

I’m so with you on the no adults thing. Unless I lose a ton of weight and get really hot. In which case all holiday photos will be of me-in bikinis. 😀
.-= Melissa (MBonn)´s last blog ..♫ These are my con-fe-shuns! =-.

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6 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] November 13, 2009 at 5:41 pm

oh HAIL yes i will be on my cards front and center once i look like the girl hiding inside my layer of cushion.

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7 Mommakiss November 13, 2009 at 9:38 am

LOVE your card! And Tiny Prints. I *shhh* usually make my own in photoshop, but then print at some photo site. If I could just pop photos into their cards, whala!! The only picture should be of the kid(s) – not even the pets. Really. Dogs in santa hats? Nuh-uh.

I likey this one: http://www.tinyprints.com/product/10528/christmas_cards_classic_ornaments.html#color/1

way simple!
.-= Mommakiss´s last blog ..Unconditional =-.

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8 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] November 13, 2009 at 5:41 pm

oh yeah, that one’s totally cute.

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9 Crystal D November 13, 2009 at 9:43 am

I love Tiny Prints and their designer Sarah Hawkins. Her holiday collection is beautiful and classy. I love “Brilliant Baubles.”
Pick me!! Pick Me!!
.-= Crystal D´s last blog ..Charlotte is One (plus 35 days) =-.

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10 Rick @ Tiny Prints November 13, 2009 at 5:20 pm

Thanks Crystal!
I appreciate the feedback!
.-= Rick @ Tiny Prints´s last blog ..Adorabe Baby Pics – Trustin =-.

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11 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] November 13, 2009 at 5:43 pm

so cute!

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12 ashley November 13, 2009 at 9:46 am

okay, first of all hubby looks at the card and says…”uh, she already has her x-mas cards done? isn’t kinda early?” …quick little kick to the shins…”NO ding dong! Thanksgiving is almost next week and then it’s x-mas!”

i guess what i’m trying to say is…wow those look great and thanks for the nudge to get on the ball with our holiday cards. i just have to get the boys to actually take a picture together…

kisses
.-= ashley´s last blog ..wow, it’s really 7 in the morning…. =-.

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13 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] November 13, 2009 at 5:44 pm

dood – the only reason i’m done is because of Tiny Prints. otherwise, i’d be paying extra for expedited shipping in mid-december.

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14 Crystal D November 13, 2009 at 9:47 am

I retweeted too…
RT @tweetmeme » Christmas/Holiday Photo Card ‘09 REVEALED! Plus a Tiny Prints Giveaway » A Whole Lot of Nothing http://bit.ly/1OE0T half a minute ago from TweetMeme
.-= Crystal D´s last blog ..Charlotte is One (plus 35 days) =-.

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15 Hilly November 13, 2009 at 11:29 am

I don’t want to enter anything…I just wanted to say that a.) I love the card and b.) I hate it when people shorten cool names too.
.-= Hilly´s last blog ..Jonesy Jambalaya, Now With More Flavor! =-.

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16 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] November 13, 2009 at 5:45 pm

in every. single. class. i’ve ever been in, i’ve had to correct the teacher: “it’s ANGIE, not ANGELA”

to me, always annoying.

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17 Grumble Girl November 13, 2009 at 12:51 pm

What an adorable card – adorable family. Merry Everything!
.-= Grumble Girl´s last blog ..11:11 =-.

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18 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] November 13, 2009 at 5:45 pm

danka!

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19 christy November 13, 2009 at 5:37 pm

Hi! Loved the card! How did you get the dots between the names??

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20 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] November 13, 2009 at 5:39 pm

i’m on a Mac, so i don’t know what it is on a PC. on my Mac it’s alt>8 • 🙂

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21 Jennifer Ferrara November 13, 2009 at 6:05 pm

I am a grammar nerd too!

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22 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] November 13, 2009 at 9:21 pm

*high-five* NERD!

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23 Diane November 13, 2009 at 6:09 pm

I love your card and the shot of your girls shoes/tights! Adorable.
I am thrilled to be able to combine my birth announcement and holiday card this year! anything to save a buck. I am due in 2 weeks, and I am going to go with this design. LOVE IT!

http://www.tinyprints.com/product/9936/winter_boy_birth_announcements_vintage_monogram_walnut.html#color/1
.-= Diane´s last blog ..A Chicken Haiku =-.

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24 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] November 13, 2009 at 9:24 pm

that card is fan-friggin-awesome. i wish i’d had or known about TP when i had my girls. beautiful stuff.

and good luck w/ the baby!

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25 Lisa A November 13, 2009 at 7:34 pm

I also used Tiny Prints (for the fourth time) and picked Dwell Studio’s Cheery Birds card. Their cards, and Dwell’s designs, are the best! I have even more name rules than you do:
-no nicknames
-no double letters starting the first and last names, as in your example
-no rhymes (I saw a show with a Lauren Warren…???)
-don’t use the same starting letter for additional children
-not too much alliteration, especially with the letter “s”
-if the last name is only one syllable, the first name should be at least two syllables, i.e. jane smith is just too short and plain

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26 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] November 13, 2009 at 9:28 pm

– no rhymes, i agree
– no same letter as sibling, i agree
– alliteration, i agree
– i failed your 1:1 rule by naming my 2nd Claire Lynch, but c’mon! it’s an awesome name.

When I married, my last name became Lynch. I’m Angela Lynch. Say it aloud. Go ahead. luhluhluhluhluhluhluhluh…. Good thing I’ve always gone by “Angie.”

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27 Christine November 13, 2009 at 10:18 pm

I loved the picture of the girls feet…so original!

My favorite is “Heartwarming Mittens”…I have 39 designs in my favorites right now 🙂 I love all the cards and invitations!! So much fun!!!!!

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28 Lindsay November 14, 2009 at 7:33 pm

I have used Tiny Prints every Christmas, their selection is amazing and I always get compliments on my cards. This year I like the Vintage Santa, in-fact I like a lot of their vintage designs

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29 Lindsay November 14, 2009 at 7:34 pm

I re-tweeted

ooodaisymaeooo RT @tweetmeme » Christmas/Holiday Photo Card ‘09 REVEALED! Plus a Tiny Prints Giveaway » A Whole Lot of Nothing http://bit.ly/1OE0T

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30 Jennifer Ferrara November 14, 2009 at 11:53 pm

I also love Kraft Mayo! People tease me for this. Do they tease you?

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31 Mami2jcn November 15, 2009 at 11:55 am

My favorite is the Joyful Wishes card.

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32 Tanya R November 15, 2009 at 3:24 pm

I like the holiday moments card the best

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33 Vicky H. November 15, 2009 at 4:16 pm

My fave is Snowflake Beauty.

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34 Debra F November 15, 2009 at 9:07 pm

I love the Snowflake Trio holiday card. Thanks for the giveaway.

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35 Debra F November 15, 2009 at 9:08 pm
36 Deb on the Rocks November 16, 2009 at 3:37 pm

I adore modern and clean design, but for Christmast I also love the vintage cards! Puts me in a nostalgic mood.

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37 Crystal D November 16, 2009 at 3:44 pm
38 Crystal D November 16, 2009 at 3:50 pm

Retweeted:

$50 towards your Christmas Card order from Tiny Prints (giveaway): http://bit.ly/4fuMYA 19 minutes ago from TweetDeck Retweeted by you
.-= Crystal D´s last blog ..Halloween (hey, I am only 14 days behind this time) =-.

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39 Kari November 16, 2009 at 3:55 pm

It’s way too hard to pick just one favorite, but, I will choose the card “Embroidered Banner” – it’s clean and simple and I love it!

Your cards are absolutely adorable! Great job!
.-= Kari´s last blog ..Book Review – After You =-.

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40 Kari November 16, 2009 at 3:58 pm

Just tweeted about your giveaway. Thanks!

http://twitter.com/alas3lads/status/5775503234
.-= Kari´s last blog ..Book Review – After You =-.

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41 Monique Rizzo November 16, 2009 at 5:05 pm

Yeah,your cards are out of this world!! Thanks so much for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

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42 Jean November 16, 2009 at 5:11 pm

I like the gingerbread one because my kids’ pictures will be in gingerbread jammies.

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43 Julie Moe November 16, 2009 at 9:01 pm

I like the snowflake trio card

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44 Julie Moe November 16, 2009 at 9:05 pm
45 Jennifer Ferrara November 16, 2009 at 9:53 pm

I tweeted about your contest today
@cheapchatter

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46 Jennifer Ferrara November 16, 2009 at 9:54 pm

I also browsed on Tiny Prints today, dreaming about winning. Wow, you’re right, it will take weeks to chose!

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47 Darcie K November 16, 2009 at 10:28 pm

I like the Colorful Flakes card.
dmkayes@gmail.com

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48 Aretina W November 17, 2009 at 1:45 am

I LOVE the vintage scrapbook trifold card!

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49 Dawn Sollitto November 17, 2009 at 7:01 am

I love the Special Wishes Trifold Holiday Card

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50 Karen Gonyea November 17, 2009 at 1:33 pm

i love these personalized christmas cards makes such a busy life a whole lot simpler

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51 Catiana March 7, 2014 at 7:13 pm

holy crap. i am seriously blown away. i was there with you at some of these pleacs and how you see/saw it is unreal. and the light, geez, that’s it. i quit. you’re amazing.

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52 Crystal D November 17, 2009 at 1:40 pm

Wanna know another one of my favorites… ok
Sarah Hawkins “Perfect Packages” there is one little spot for each of my little gals.
.-= Crystal D´s last blog ..Halloween (hey, I am only 14 days behind this time) =-.

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53 roseh2o19 November 17, 2009 at 4:39 pm

heartwarming mittens

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54 brooke November 17, 2009 at 10:25 pm

In the end it would depend on the picture I picked (I do match card to photo) but I like the Elegant Backdrop but not sure about those colors for christmas…

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55 Pamela S November 17, 2009 at 11:54 pm

I need a card with vertical rather than horizontal orientation, so I’d pick the “Holiday Greeting” card.

Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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56 JoD November 18, 2009 at 12:13 am

I love the Snowflakes Kaleidoscope cards. Thanks! theprophecygirl at hotmail dot com

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57 kristy November 18, 2009 at 1:47 am

My favorite design is the gingerbread lane

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58 Terri November 18, 2009 at 2:31 pm

So many cute designs. I love the ones with multiple pictures, since I always have such a hard time deciding. Right now, I like “Timeless Pines” the best.

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59 Gianna November 18, 2009 at 3:07 pm

I love the Snowflakes Kaleidoscope in blue 🙂

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60 AndreaT November 18, 2009 at 5:00 pm

Ooh, we love Tiny Prints, and used them for our son’s birth announcement! This year my top contender is “Meaningful Message”

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61 Jackee November 18, 2009 at 5:49 pm

My favorite holiday card is the “Joyful Wishes”

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62 Jackee November 18, 2009 at 5:50 pm
63 Kalani November 18, 2009 at 7:40 pm

I love the Snowflakes Kaleidoscope in Red but I could spend three weeks looking at all those delicious cards!
inalak at msn dot com

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64 susan smoaks November 18, 2009 at 7:42 pm

my favorite is holiday speckles

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65 susan smoaks November 18, 2009 at 7:43 pm
66 Gloria November 18, 2009 at 8:35 pm

I like the Snowflakes Kaleidoscope cards the best I think.

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67 Veronica Garrett November 18, 2009 at 9:13 pm

The Holiday Greetings are my favorite.

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68 Angie November 18, 2009 at 10:06 pm

I love Dotty Delight – and I love TinyPrints! I’d order again from them in a second!

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69 Donna K November 18, 2009 at 11:03 pm

I like Brilliant Baubles.

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70 reeva November 18, 2009 at 11:55 pm

Snowflakes Kaleidoscope is my favorite

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71 mel November 25, 2009 at 11:07 am

Your kids and your card are adorable. good genes & good choice!

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72 PrincessJenn December 15, 2009 at 11:03 am

Oh my wow. I had no idea online card could come out so awesome. I guess having cute kids doesn’t hurt either. 🙂
.-= PrincessJenn´s last blog ..Merry Ho Ho =-.

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73 AMomTwoBoys December 15, 2009 at 11:07 am

Good lord, they’re cute.

Love, love, love the card. But you already knew that!

Merry Christmas!

P.S. I have to disagree on the Mayo. I’m a Best Foods/Hellmans girl.
.-= AMomTwoBoys´s last blog ..Second Annual Great Bloggy Holiday Card Exchange =-.

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74 mama2addie December 15, 2009 at 11:18 am

Love the card! I love the tights! I’m becoming obsessed with them as of late! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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75 Jen December 15, 2009 at 11:24 am

I love the pink and green combo, so unexpected and yet sooooo pretty. Although with girls that cute I think any color combo would have worked.
.-= Jen´s last blog ..Chase – Month 6 =-.

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76 MommyGeekology December 15, 2009 at 12:11 pm

Oh those are gorgeous! Happy Holidays!
.-= MommyGeekology´s last blog ..Merry Christmas! {Holiday Card Exchange} =-.

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