Sunday, December 9, 2012

Bear River Photo Greetings Review

We're into the second week of December and Christmas isn't too far off!  As usual, I'm running way behind!  There's still baking to do, gifts to buy and I haven't even started my menu plan and shopping list for Christmas brunch or dinner yet.

In the past, this is the point in the holiday planning where I would decide if I'm going to send out Christmas cards or not.  I would debate on if I had time in our schedule to go look for cards at the store, fill them out, and would I still have time to get them out in the mail.

Since Grace was born, sending out Christmas cards has gotten much easier and I have Bear River Photo Greetings to thank!

It all started when I was checking out birth announcements on Etsy.  I found the perfect one at an affordable price.  This was my first time ordering photo cards and the owner of the shop, Angie, was really friendly and helpful.

Once I decided on which of her beautiful designs I wanted for our announcements, all I had to do was email Grace's photo to Angie and she created the perfect card for us.

Within 48 hours, our design was ready and the file was emailed back to me, all ready for me to have my convenience!  I could order as little or as many copies as I needed at my favorite photo lab!  At the time, I used a couple of online photo printing sites (such as Winkflash, Shutterfly, and Snapfish) but I also find that one-hour photo options (such as Walmart, Target or CVS) work well when in a pinch for time!

I knew right then, that I would be using Angie's shop for all of my future orders.  I will admit that we didn't send out cards last year since I was unable to get a decent Christmas photo of Grace.  She just wouldn't cooperate at all!  But Angie did create a wonderful invitation for Grace's birthday that year!

This year, I was able to pair one of Angie's beautiful cards with the talents of my favorite local photographer for a really great holiday card.  One that I'll share here closer to Christmas when I'm done sending them out to our family and friends!

So, if you are running behind schedule and are still in need of purchasing your Christmas cards, check out the holiday selection in Angie's Etsy Shop.  Angie suggests placing your order by December 14th at the latest, to allow time to get your cards printed (at your favorite overnight or same day photo printer) and get them in the mail on time!

Also, I want to mention that 20% of all Bear River Photo Greetings sales will go to "Hands at Work in Africa", an organization that helps Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in Africa. Please read Angie's Profile to find out more.

You can find them on facebook, too!


Angie Ochoa said...

Aww, thank you so much for your review of my shop, Alison! You are honestly my best repeat customer, and I feel now like we could meet in person and hit it off like a couple of old friends! :-) I look forward to doing many more designs for you in the future!


carolyn bradford said...

You have a lovely blog! Can't wait to try your hash browns for christmas breakfast! I found it on Pinterest! Merry Christmas!

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