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Vistaprint New Year’s Cards: Sample Designs & New Coupons

logo vistaprint redNew Year’s Cards from Vistaprint: If you prefer not to be specific about religion in your holiday cards, consider sending out “new year’s” cards instead of Christmas cards. There are some nice, inexpensive options from vistaprint.com, and here are a few of our favorites:


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Vistaprint has Sharp, Inexpensive New Year’s Cards

There are over 100 New Year’s designs to sort through on vistaprint.com, and the selection is updated every year. Factor in the use of one of their weekly promo codes, and you might be paying half of what other discount printing companies charge.

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Why You Should Consider Sending New Year’s Cards This Holiday Season

My wife is Jewish, and I’m a non-practicing Catholic. Not only are we not fully into Christmas, but a lot of our friends and family aren’humb either. It’s not that our Jewish, or atheist family members would have an issue with receiving Christmas cards, it’s just that in this day and age there’s such of a variety of ways to celebrate the holidays, there’s no reason to make anyone feel left out.

This is just one reason we choose to send New Year’s cards instead of traditional Christmas cards. By doing so, you are celebrating the hope and excitement that accompanies the beginning of a new year, and not bringing religion into your holiday cards at all.

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We procrastinate, so New Year’s Cards Work better for us for the Holidays!

There are 101 things to do before Christmas actually arrives, so there isn’t a lot of time for us to write out and address holiday cards. Although we can’t postpone buying gifts, we can postpone when we send out our cards. It would look bad to receive “Christmas” cards on December 28th, but not so with New Year’s cards!

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The Post Office Is a Zoo Before Christmas, Anyway

Probably the biggest reason that we switched to sending New Year’s cards is the fact that I’d rather stab myself in the gut than go to the post office in the week leading up to Christmas. It’s just a horrible zoo filled with angry people sending gifts, which is ironic. When you send New Year’s cards, you can stroll into the post office on December 24th or 26th and totally skip the crowds.

Who cares if your cards aren’t going to get there before Christmas, which is originally Pagan holiday anyway! I’m sure the Pagans won’t mind if your cards don’t arrive before the Winter solstice! Tip: Store like Harry & David (get coupons) have awesome sales starting on Christmas day to get rid of their extra inventory!

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Use a Coupon for All Holiday Cards, Including New Years, at Vistaprint.com

As sure as you can count on suspicious children sitting on the laps of shady old guys who smell like whiskey every December, you can count on Vistaprint offering coupons and promotions every week. As soon as November rolls around, you’ll find on-site promo codes for up to 50% off or free shipping on holiday cards.

You can even add address labels, address stamps, mailing services, or business cards to your order with a minimal increase in the shipping cost. If you recently got married, consider using a wedding photo on your cards. You can find some great deals for Wedding Paper Divas here!

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Funny Holiday Cards Idea: Staged Theme Park Photos

Idea for Funny Holiday Cards: Theme Park Photos – If you’ve been to any theme park, your familiar with how they take photos of your group on the rides; hoping you’ll buy it when the ride is over. Sure, you’ve probably posed for these photos before; maybe a thumbs-up to the camera just as you’re on the biggest drop on the roller coaster.

So, since your getting a family photo anyway, why not stage it, and make it your holiday card? People get dozens of predictably pleasant Christmas and Holiday cards a year with kids in button down shirts smiling. So, why not take the opportunity this year to do a funny staged photo at a theme park for your annual holiday cards?

Getting a Good Staged Theme Park Photo

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It doesn’t take much in the way of props to get a great group photo. You’re probably walking around Disney, 6-Flags, or Hershey Park with a bag or two anyway. So, why not throw in some props while you’re at it? Masks, glasses, or wigs are always a good option to consider.

Board Games on a Roller Coaster – How About Jenga or Chess?

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Roller coasters are probably the worst place in the world to play a board game like Monopoly, Jenga, or Chess, so it ends up being a funny photo if you can get it.

How do you get a good picture on a roller coaster with one of these unsteady games? You’re going to have to use glue! You might even need super glue if you’re going to fold up a board game or hold Jenga together. Don’t risk ruining the whole thing if your Elmer’s glue doesn’t hold up to splash of the Flume ride, or the 60 mph roller coaster turns!

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More Funny Staged Theme Park Photo Ideas

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Ok, so your staged photo didn’t turn out like you thought, or maybe something went terribly wrong. That’s alright, it’s all part of the fun. When my family and I tried to stage a funny photo for the first time, we went on a roller coaster three times in a row. If you didn’t get a perfect shot, consider working one or more of them into a multi-photo card, or put the series of them on the back of the card as out-takes!

Funny theme Park Photos; Not Just on Holiday / Christmas Cards – How About Save the Dates or Invitations?

I think these photos are a great idea for the Holidays, but would certainly work for other occasions as well. For example, how about a photo like this on your save the date cards?

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Christmas, New Year’s, & Holiday Cards: 30% Off Shutterfly Coupon

shutterfly logo smallCoupons for Christmas Cards from Shutterfly: Regardless of what religion you might practice, you probably send out holiday cards of some sort in December to friends and family. In my opinion Shutterfly has  the best holiday designs for Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s cards at great prices. Use a coupon below to get up to an extra 30% discount or free shipping on your order:


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I think that Shutterfly has the best holiday cards online hands-down

Shortly after getting married, my wife and I realized that we would have to put together an address book combining all of our family and friends. Back then, in the relative infancy of the internet, we literally had a paper address book with lots of notes and names crossed out as people moved or were added alphabetically. We printed cheap Christmas cards using a coupon for Walgreens Photo those first years, and they looked pretty decent. It wasn’t until about 8 years ago that we discovered Shutterfly, which we’ve been using ever since.

(click a thumbnail above to view larger) In my opinion, they have the best Christmas cards online, with other discount printing services like Snapfish and Vistaprint (click to view their coupons for holiday cards) coming in a distant second. So, what makes Shutterfly the best? They have the best design templates, an easy to use online design tool, and fair discount pricing. Here are a few highlights.


2 minute video shows you how to make a holiday card at shutterfly.com

Easy sort holiday card designs to find the best one for your family

christmas card scalloped trimBecause every family has different taste, a good printing service should have card designs that are easy to sort through. Why have to click through two pages of Christmas cards if you are looking to send a Hanukkah card? If you have one great family photo, why sort through pages of designs that have layouts for 3 photos? Shutterfly allows you to refine your choices in a number of helpful ways including:

  • Number of photos – Do you have one family photo, or a series of pictures that you want to include? Maybe you want to use some of the same photos to make a calendar from shutterfly in the same order?
  • Format & layoutflat, (most popular) folded, and tri-fold. Also choose between horizontal (popular) or vertical orientation
  • holiday card size -5×7, 5×5, 4×8, and extra-large 6×8″ (those are huge!)
  • card trim options – rounded corners, scalloped, square, ticket, or bracketed edges give your design flair
  • theme – monogram, religious, sparkle & shine. Sorry, no unicorn themes!
  • Style – classic, modern / contemporary, whimsical, more. It’s funny; my brother and I have different design styles, and it’s even reflected in our Christmas cards! Personally I prefer classic or vintage designs
  • Design colors – whether you are looking for bright Christmas colors, or black to compliment your black and white photos, you can search over a dozen colors
  • Price range – Shutterfly has cards that vary from about 30 cents each to over a dollar. If you’re sending out over 100 cards, that’s a big difference in budget!

New Year’s Cards – A great idea for procrastinators

Why do I choose a New Year’s theme for our holiday cards? When I think of Christmas cards, I always imagine a crush of people at the post office, and a postal system that is bursting at the seams. Why take part in that holiday insanity when you can stroll to the post office in the days after Christmas and beat the lines. Also, when your holiday cards simply say, “happy new year” no one is excluded, and they can arrive any time in January. They also won’t just get stacked with the dozens of Christmas cards that arrive each day leading up to Christmas.

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There is always a coupon for Holiday cards available at Shutterfly

When you click over to view the holiday cards at shuttterfly.com, notice that their featured promotion for them is displayed in the upper left. It’s usually a free shipping promotion with a minimum order required. That’s pretty good, but you might be able to get a better discount with one of their other promotional codes that they update at least every week or so. Just a minute of your time could get you a better discount. Click here to check the latest coupons: https://customprintingdeals.com/stores/shutterfly-coupons/

Don’t wait until the last minute to order your holiday cards! Free shipping takes up to a week

Besides creating unnecessary stress, procrastinating on your Christmas or Chanukah cards is also expensive. Consider that if you wait until mid-December to order your holiday cards, you won’t be able to take advantage of any of the free shipping offers, as it could take a week for them to arrive. Expedited shipping is expensive, and there are always better promotions available well before Christmas. These deals dry up as December 25th gets closer, so start designing your cards in November for the best deal!

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