Try for a one-of-a-kind card that reflects your personal style! Joy peace love holiday cardWith the holiday countdown well underway, this weekend I decided I really needed to get started on my Christmas cards. I send out about 100 each year and just addressing them all can take forever!

I used to purchase whatever was available at Hallmark in standard, boxed sets.  In the past, Hallmark has had some lovely designs, but they were so impersonal. This year, I discovered photo cards and I’ll never go back to boring, boxed cards again!

If you’re not familiar with the site, offers thousands of options — not just for holiday cards, but also for party invitations, paper décor, personalized paper, graduation announcements, wedding invitations, thank you notes – and so much more!

Even with so many choices, the site is incredibly easy to navigate. Main headings include holiday gifts, weddings, baby & kids, paperie, art prints and party decorations. Drop down menus take you where you need to go instantly.

But the fun part is actually designing your unique piece! Change the shape, photo, color, or patterned back. It’s all up to you!

The result? The exact card that you choose to send – not some designer’s idea of what the perfect card should be.

The prices are great, too! For example, one of my favorites — the Joy, Peace & Love Holiday Photo Card, pictured, will set you back $163. Even with all the customization, this is actually less than you’d spend on 5 boxes, regularly priced at $17 each. Plus you can get $25 off + Free Shipping on all holiday cards. Code: JOY25FS. Buy now, Upload your photo later. This special offer ends Monday, so… what are you waiting for?

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

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Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said… WHAT?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game! the corporate website of the award-winningYou’ve been Sentenced! word game.

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