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It has been a doozy of a year for my family, and I hear 2016 has been that way for many. What is it about the confines of a year that can make it seem as though everything is going right or everything is going wrong?
If there is one thing about harder times that I have learned, it is that with hardship comes clarity. And it has become very clear to us that family is what is most important this year.
I have been a Shutterfly customer since their very beginning, and I have stuck with them as times and technology have changed. You see, while I first started using their services as a college student who needed both film and digital prints, I then found they had photo books (and we create albums with these for each year of the boys’ lives). As we added to our photo book collection, we also found Shutterfly had so many unique quality gifts that allowed us to add names, photos, and more to personalize items we use in our everyday lives.
I wanted to share some of the unique gifts my family will receive this year. For the family who has everything, I find what we really want is a piece of each other to show up in the most unexpected of places…
HEY, FAMILY, you can stop reading now…
This is my favorite find of the holiday season. This metal water bottle complete with photos of the boys and I is the perfect item for my crunchy husband to bring to work.
My oldest is a puzzle addict. We ordered him a 252 piece photo collage to enjoy. I know all three boys will get in on this fun!
Personalized Jewelry Dish
My sister is put together, so I thought this personalized glass plate would help corral her keys or jewelry when she comes home from a long day at the office.
Marble Cheese Board
My husband loves charcuterie boards. Heck, my kids ask for them all the time too (by name). This fancy wood and marble cheese board will be a gift to the whole family this year!
Each of the boys will receive a Shutterfly metal or glass ornament to add to the tree. I have all kinds of special ornaments that my mom passed on to me from my early childhood – and these will be ornaments that they can take an add to their family tree someday!
My kids are total card sharks…as in, I will NOT be surprised if they make their way closer to Atlantic City or Vegas as they get older, because all they do is play cards at night (Solitaire and Egyptian Rat Screw are the favorites of the moment). They are going to be head-over-heels for these personalized photo playing cards they will find in their stocking??
I love the size of this lucite serving tray. I added a photo we took on a local hike – perfect for breakfast in bed.
What other items would you love to find under the tree this year? The 3 part Design-a-Wall photos from Shutterfly have me going totally gaga. I have just the perfect place for one of these! Likewise, other gifts like the growlers, pillows, and more scream thoughtful, not afterthought. Let me know what you scored from Shutterfly this year!