Did you know June 5 is National Godparents Day? And July 26 is rumored to be National Aunts and Uncles Day? Not that I’m hinting or anything, but from personal experience, aunts, uncles, and godparents LOVE to receive a little Shutterfly. It doesn’t take much, really! A quick card or photo book featuring nieces, nephews, godsons or goddaughters makes our day, our week, our year.
From a proud aunt’s point of view, here’s what I think would make an aunt, uncle or godparent do a Shutterfly happy dance.
The perfect card
Shutterfly’s Thinking Of You Cards are perfect for aunts uncles and godparents. I guarantee we will immediately tack the card onto our refrigerators and point it out to everyone who visits. We will also look at it every day and smile.
My personal favorite is the Dream Sketch 5×7 folded card. I love that I can see a large image of my niece and nephews on the outside and a personal note on the inside. I also can’t get enough of that whimsical “Dream” font. If whimsy isn’t your thing, there are plenty of styles to choose from.
The perfect photo book
Photo books are the ultimate keepsakes for aunts uncles and godparent. We appreciate them just as much a grandparents. And Shutterfly’s All NEW Custom Path lets you make our photo books in a snap. I personally love the “Good Times” backgrounds in the Everyday style, because of the playful embellishments, but if playful isn’t your thing, we have loads of styles and backgrounds to choose from.
If you haven’t heard of our All NEW Custom Path, I encourage you to check it out. This new tool makes it super easy to make your book just the way you want.
The book doesn’t need to be fancy. Just use photos you already have along with a few simple sentiments. I guarantee we’ll display it on the coffee table and look at it again and again.
If you need some inspiration, here are a few of my favorites from Shutterfly’s Photo Book Gallery.
Kilmeny2 – Cassandra S made a beautiful photo book for aunts and uncles, featuring photos of her daughter. No words, just pictures
Summer with Sophie and Nonnie – Ruthann d made a book about her daughter’s visit to Aunt Nonnie’s. Filled with photos and a few captions. Easy to make and sure to be treasured
Luella – simple but so special. Amanda W made this book for Aunt Luella featuring family photos and a few sweet words
The perfect gifts
Sterling Necklace – I just saw one of my colleagues wearing hers, and now I want one for myself. The locket featuring my nephew’s little face would be precious!
Photo mug – quick to make and you know we’ll be drinking our coffee and tea from it every day
Are you an aunt, uncle or godparent? What Shutterfly gift would make your day? Let me know by commenting on this article.