Take a Shutterfly Day

by Susie L Posted on January 01, 2010

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A friend of mine told me that for her birthday she asked her husband for four hours alone to “shutterfly.” I knew exactly what she meant. Like a lot of us she spends weekdays managing her family life and weekends are even busier with trips and events and birthday parties and what have you.


(Image by Sharonda)

Projects fall by the wayside. So for her birthday she asked her husband to occupy her kids elsewhere for the morning so she could enjoy a cup of coffee and finish her family photo book.

Not exactly a spa day, I know. But if you think about it, how lovely to give yourself some hassle-free, uninterrupted, leisure time to review your pictures and your year – all the holidays and travels, new babies, growing babies, milestones, family gatherings and everyday moments captured.


(Image by AmyS4118)

And then, methodically drag-and-drop over-and-over, like a yogic mantra (say it with me now, drag-and-drop, drag-and-drop, drag-and-drop) until you’re finished. Voila. And you’ve not only had a wonderfully relaxing afternoon of reminiscing, but you can finally check off “make family photo book for 2009” and concentrate on capturing memories for 2010.


(Image by RobinH676)

And if deciding on the photo book design is your biggest hurdle, just find something you like in the Shutterfly gallery and make it your own. RobinH676 created Our Family 2008, using Shutterfly templates and featuring every day moments and occasion thorughout the year .

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  1. Joey Says:

    This is a great idea to ask for an afternoon to Shutterfly and get projects done. They don’t take that long, if you have an idea in mind for a book and a few hours set aside to finish. Digital Scrappers may have to ask for an hour or 2 a day!!
    I know some people who work on books after they put their kids to bed. I like this idea of blocking out a few hours to finish a book during an afternoon.
    Great idea. I might do a year in review book after all.
    Happy New Year!

  2. AnnAbbott Says:

    I can get lost for hours on Shutterfly between making photo books and keeping my share site up to date; I can always find something to do. Then there is the Gallery, I love to take mini vacations and family reunions by just view what other Shutterflyer’s have made and posted. Then add visiting my friends and their share sites there is just not enough time in a day. Shutterfly is always my perfect getaway! What a perfect day, my latte and Shutterfly….ahhhhh…

  3. VickieP1 Says:

    There have been times that I’ve shut myself up for an entire weekend! Shutterfly really is the perfect getaway. It’s nice to have something to show for it when all is said and done, too.

more about Susie L

I’m Susie and I’m an artist and a writer and the chief archivist for our family. With a five year old son and a two year old daughter there are plenty of moments to record which I do on an almost daily basis. As a mom I love that with Shutterfly I can be creative and organized with my photography and knock out projects even with a hectic schedule. And as an artist I love that I can make gallery quality portfolios of my work to show potential clients. Plus the Shutterfly Gallery and community continues to be a wonderful source of inspiration for me. I hope I can return the favor.

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