No Birthday Card? No Problem! Shutterfly Stickers to the Rescue!

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So, I'm writing this on a Friday, which should be a happy thing, right?

Well, kind of...

You see, at this very moment I am staring down the barrel of a three-birthday-party-weekend.  

And to those of you who are thinking that three birthday parties is a happy thing, I say once again:

Well, kind of...

Because to a mom, three birthday parties means three presents: presents that need to be purchased and wrapped. 

Now I'd love to tell you that I have a "gift closet" tucked away somewhere, a place where I store a variety of pre-wrapped presents appropriate for different ages and genders.  

(But I don't.)


A three-birthday-party-weekend usually finds me in a last-minute panic at the local toy store.

And while I'm there--if I'm lucky--I might manage to buy some decent wrapping paper.

But no matter what, you can always be certain about one thing:

I'm going to forget the card.

Every. Single. Time.

And sometimes that's not a problem; sometimes my daughters like to make their own cards.  

But on a three-birthday-party-weekend? One that also includes play rehearsal and tennis lessons and homework?  Well, those are the times that you will find me fashioning a lovely card out of scraps of leftover wrapping paper.

So when Shutterfly offered me some of their photo stickers, I knew just what I wanted to do with them:

I took a picture of each one of my girls holding out a present towards the camera.

I left my older daughter's in color, but for the little one I played around using black and white with a pop of color.

Then I added a little message.  You can do this right from the Shutterfly site if you don't use a photo editing software.

So now, no matter what happens, each girl has a cute way to indicate that a present is from her and I don't have to buy cards for awhile.

Everyone's a winner!

And that, my friends?  That is definitely a happy thing!

Looksi and Shutterfly have invited me to participate in a creative brand collaboration.  I have been provided with product compensation for this post, but all opinions are my own.




  1. What a great idea! I"m definitely going to be doing the same.

  2. What a brilliant idea. I absolutely hate buying cards. I spend way too much time in the card aisle reading the cards, contemplating which one to buy. I know they are typically tossed to the side and eventually pitched. This is a much better option. Quick, easy, personalized...and best of all unique. Love it!

  3. I am going to keep this little trick in my back pocket! What a fabulous way to redeem yourself for forgetting the birthday card... Every. Single. Time. haha!

  4. What a great idea. I find stickers so much easier than gift cards too, especially for Christmas presents :)


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