Shutterfly Share sites are much more than simple photo sharing web pages. Their creative tools allow you to showcase not just your photography, but events and causes that are important to you.
Are you planning a cause event? A Share site can help get the news out, advertise for volunteers, provide critical information to participants, link to media, and provide a place for people to share their stories and photos afterwards. Have you attended an important cause event? Your share site can be an effective way to communicate why the event is important.
And, it is so easy to do! I attended my first “Race for a Cure” event this year. It was amazing to see the number of people who came together in support of that single cause. It was also personal as two very dear friends recently diagnosed with breast cancer, were walking with me. I chose to create a single page tab on my share site to commemorate the event.
Shutterfly gave me all the tools I needed to make each page just right. It was important for me to make a special area on the page for each of my friends. I included an area for others to leave their thoughts. And of course you need music! So I included a collection of songs that told stories of friendship. Take a look: http://etterscreations1.shutterfly.com/raceforacure
Drawing attention to your cause can be as easy as including a link in an email and/or a posting on a social networking site. Remember to update your Share site often with recent news, links to supportive sites, photos, forums, meetings and the like. This encourages people to come back and visit.
Shutterfly Share sites are a PERFECT way to show support for the causes that are important to you! They are easy to make and offer a wide variety of tools and features to give your site impact. Try it! I can’t wait to see what you create! If you need advice about creating your Share site, check out Shutterfly’s Share site forums – they’re a great resource.
One more thing. Photo books are another great way to celebrate your favorite cause. Take a look at these examples for inspiration.