Shutterfly makes garden photo sharing simple Giveaway

by Stephanie Suesan Smith on July 30, 2010

Would you be able to describe the proper way of grafting a pecan without pictures or drawings?  Or show how to stake a tomato?  Pictures are an integral part of explaining how to properly perform dozens of gardening tasks.

This is true even if you have a demonstration garden in which to teach the best practices for certain tasks.  What happens if it is raining, or out of season, and someone needs to know how to plant a tree?  Or run irrigation? Publicizing events is another reason to need pictures.  Newspapers do not deal with actual objects, only pictures.

Now imagine you have not one photographer for your demonstration garden, but several — each with their own camera.  How do you manage to keep the photographs accessable to everyone?  Shutterfly can help with that.  I know because I belong to a group that uses Shutterfly for just this purpose.  Everyone in the group can upload photographs and they can then be downloaded by designated persons for use in flyers, brochures, and news stories.

Shutterfly promotional imageNot a member of a group?  What about your family, especially your extended family?  You can use Shutterfly to share photos and to print all sorts of announcements.  What about the family reunion?  Print a batch of Save the Date Cards.

Grandma can have pictures of all the kids for her Holiday Cards even though they live in separate states with a shared Shutterfly site.  And, of course, Shutterfly prints pictures from your digital camera as well.  Try them and see.

Win it!  Three of my readers will get ten free photo cards.  Simply visit Shutterfly and leave a comment with an item you would like to have other than the cards mentioned in this article.  Three comments will be drawn and those people will have 48 hours to verify their email address and win.  Otherwise, another comment will be drawn.  Contest ends August 6th, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. CST.

FCC Disclosure:  I received a code for ten free photo cards in exchange for hosting a giveaway on my blog.  My opinions are my own.

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Libby's Library News August 1, 2010 at 11:03 am

I would love to make calendars for Christmas gifts – Thanks so much for the giveaway.


Katrina August 2, 2010 at 1:10 pm

I just love shutterfly! I use them many times a year. I especially love doing my annual photo book of my daughter. I also send out photo cards for all the holidays we celebrate. The family loves having updated pictures of her all year long.

would love the goblin halloween cards!


lcd price August 4, 2010 at 12:25 am

Looking forward to reading more from you.


Lethea Benson August 4, 2010 at 8:07 pm

Other than the cards I’d also love to have a photo mug=)
Thanks so much!


Kari August 4, 2010 at 11:45 pm

I would love the playing cards


edmontonjb August 6, 2010 at 2:30 pm

I would love one of the jigsaw puzzles. Such a cute idea!
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monika gardiner August 6, 2010 at 3:15 pm

I would love to have the Mug with Ghirardelli Chocolate. would be a great gift!



Courtney August 6, 2010 at 7:45 pm

I’d love to make my husband a photo mug!
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Lauren from offices serviced August 25, 2010 at 8:52 am

I love the idea of Shutterfly but is it just for gardening? I would love to get some pics going on my health and beauty site that will show different stages of hair styling and something like Shutterfly would work perfectly, especially if I could a range of photos for the site.


Stephanie Suesan Smith August 25, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Shutterfly allows any photos that are not adult in nature and do not depict illegal activity, so you can use it for your site, as far as I know. Usually, your website provider will have a photo album setup that would allow you to host the photos on your site, so people do not have to leave your website to see them.


Louise August 30, 2010 at 10:33 pm

Are there any great photo sites (like Shutterfly) around online to create photo gifts and online albums?


Stephanie Suesan Smith August 31, 2010 at 6:58 am

You can do that on Shutterfly. They have a range of stuff. If that doesn’t work, try


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