Tuesday, October 5, 2010

the 2010 christmas cards are here!

it's official.   the paper shop's designs are complete, the gallery is loaded, and i'm geared up for another whirlwind season of orders.  yep, i'm done with the 2010 christmas card line, and i'm more excited than ever to share them with you!

i'm feeling particularly jolly this year (thanks to my new TSO CD that i started listening to when it was still 90 degrees outside), so i'm doing one of my favorites -- a GIVEAWAY!  i'm going to do a contest this week in which the winner will receive a free set of 25 custom-designed christmas cards.  whoo-hoo!  each person will have three opportunities to win: comment, like, and tweet.  
  • you can leave a comment on this post letting me know which card you would like to win (the names are printed under each card in this gallery).
  • you can like allison lewis photography on facebook (then leave a separate comment here letting me know you did so).
  • and you can tweet about this giveaway so all your friends can play, too!  (you need a separate comment here to let me know you did this as well).
in one week (on tuesday, october 12th), i'm going to use random.org to choose one of the comments and whoever wrote that particular comment will be the winner.  I LOVE GIVEAWAYS!!! 

now to answer some of the FAQ about the paper shop and my christmas cards:
1.  what is the paper shop exactly? 
the paper shop is just a sub-business of allison lewis photography.  i started it a couple of years ago to design and fulfill orders for custom announcements, notecards, invitations...and christmas cards. 

2.  we don't have a recent session with you...can i submit my own photo to be printed on the cards?
absolutely!  and not only that, but once i receive your photo, i'll do a little photoshop magic on it to get it looking as spectacular as possible.  (but as a little perk for my clients, your whole order receives a 10% discount if we've worked together before.)

3.  do you do your own printing?  and what kind of paper do you use? 
i outsource all of my printing to a company who does this all day, every day.  they have machines bigger than my bedroom, and they have never let me down.  they consistently produce high quality - and quick - results.  in terms of what i have my cards printed on, you have a choice of three types of paper:  linen, watercolor, or photo paper.  cards printed on linen and watercolor have a matching design printed on the back.  (how precious are my little people??)  ;-)

front and back 
4.  do you ship orders?
i sure do.  actually, about half of my orders last year came from outside the birmingham area, so the post office staff and i end up being really tight come mid-december.  (priority mail shipping is $5.)

5.  how long does the proofing and ordering process take?
i do all proofs by email so we can usually finalize your design within a few days at most.  once i submit your order, i'll have it to you within 2 weeks tops.  i'm shooting a wedding the week before christmas, so for the sake of the bride (and my own sanity), i'm going to stop taking card orders on monday, december 13th. 

6.  will my card look like 400 other people's cards?
nope.  i do every single design in-house from scratch.  i don't use templates at all, and i'm happy to change colors, wording, font, etc. to get your card exactly like you want it.

7.  can you tell me a little about the pricing?
for photo paper:
  • 4x5 cards are $6 per set of 5 cards (minimum 25 cards)
  • 5x7 cards are $7 per set of 5 cards (minimum 25 cards)
for linen or watercolor paper:
  • 4x5.5 cards are $38 per set of 25 cards
  • 5x7 cards are $44 per set of 25 cards
you can go HERE to see all of this year's designs -- and don't forget to enter the giveaway by commenting on this post.  please write with any other questions (allison@allisonlewisphotography.com).  i'd love to hear from you!

47 comments:

The Taylors said...

Oh goodness....it really is that time of year again. It's so hard to decide because they are all so beautiful. I may change my mind but for now I'm going to say dotted ribbon.

The Taylors said...

Okay, I tweeted it but I have to ask...do you tweet?

Anna said...

are you seriously going to make me decide which card RIGHT NOW?!?! ;) kidding of course! they are all so beautiful! i agree w/ the taylors, i like the dotted ribbon! BUT...i may have to change bc i think it will take an act of congress (or a whopping load of luck) to get a picture of all 5 of us :) i dont doubt you...just my 2.5 year old :D

Anna said...

i already "like" you on facebook :D

Anna said...

and i just tweeted it...even though i don't normally tweet :D

Minor High School said...

Christmas dusk please :-) I do love ALL of them and I agree with the others that the dot is especially fun...if I win, I may change my mind :-) or let my mom pick, she is a Christmas card sender for sure!
P.S. we may need another order or invitations, but I'll let you know soon!

Giann said...

okay.....I like your photography page on facebook...

Lacey B said...

Snowflake Ribbon!!!! Allison this is great!! They all look SOOO GOOD!!! Hope I win!! ;)

Lacey B said...

I already "like" facebook :)

Lacey B said...

& I just tweeted! I haven't tweeted in forever! ha! Surprised I remembered my password!

Brian and Jen said...

Christmas time already?!?! Oh my this year is going by too fast! I love the name ribbon card!! Thanks for doing another fun giveaway!!

KB said...

I love them all - so hard to decide! If I have to just name one... I really like "Christmas Dusk"!

derek2297 said...

They all look great! We like vintage classic!

derek2297 said...

I "like" ur facebook page too.......

Anonymous said...

Hooray! The holidays are almost here! I like several of those cards, but I think O Christmas Tree is my favorite for us. I love these giveaways, Allison. So exciting!!!

Kenna Clark

Julie S. said...

I am a friend of Lacey B's and saw her post on twitter (and I retweeted), I loved Lacey's wedding pictures so I thought I would check out your Christmas Cards- GREAT work!! So many to choose from- I love the "dotted ribbion" and I "liked" you on facebook so I can keep up with your great work. Best wishes to you.

Giann said...

I like "Christmas dusk"....

Anonymous said...

You know I love me some Allison Lewis Photography for Christmas! :) I like "message of joy" and can't wait to get pictures taken to put on the cards.

Ok, anonymous is me! Connie

The Lin Family said...

What a fun idea!!! I love them all but I'll go with "Christmas Greenery"! Can't believe it is that time of year again!!

Brian and Jen said...

I "like" your facebook page!! :)

Aaron and Michelle said...

I like enough room for everyone but maybe hot chocolate too! I guess if I win then I will change my mind again! They are all amazing!

Ashley said...

Hi! One of my friends told me about your blog! I love the "Snowflake Ribbon"..although they are all just adorable! You do beautiful work!! Going to "Like" you on Facebook now! :)

Jennifer burks said...

I love holiday scroll, but I may change my mind depending on the pic I use :)

jenburks@me.com

Jennifer burks said...

I "liked" you an fb

jenburks@me.com

Debra said...

There are way too many good choices to pick just one....so, I like vintage classic, the traditional one, the ribbons, it depends on what the photo looks like:).....

Debra said...

I "liked" you on fb.....

Debra said...

okay, Mrs. Lewis, I just haven't gotten into the "tweet thing" yet.....so, does it count it I have DD tweet??

ELF's Mom said...

So excited! Cool weather and Christmas stuff! I live the dotted ribbon (for obvious reasons), but I also love the vintage classic perfect for highlighting the kids.
I also "liked" you on your Facebook. Hope I did that right.

Anonymous said...

Allison, these are beautiful! I can't narrow them down, but I am leaning toward "snowflake ribbon" and "enough room for everyone" so that the card can double as a birth announcement. We'll see you soon!
Bethany Davis

Anonymous said...

I already "like" you on Facebook.
Bethany Davis

Abbi S. said...

That's hard to decide. I love the "enough room for everybody" and the "vintage classic". Thanks for doing this!

Alicia said...

Ooooh! Beautiful! Can't wait for this weekend. I'm sure we will get the perfect shot for our Christmas cards. :)

M.M. said...

love them! Here's hoping we win b/c Thomas' pictures next weekend will be perfect for it :) My favorite is 'traditional greeting.'

M.M. said...

and i just 'liked' your photog. page on facebook :)

Alicia said...

Oooo! Love them all! But if I have to choose...it's a tie between "Dotted Ribbon" and "O Christmas Tree."

Giann said...

I tweeted about you!

Renee H said...

I "like" your photograpy page on Facebook! : )

Renee H said...

I love Snowflake Ribbon - but Snow tracks would be a close second for me!!

Renee Hurst

DeeDee said...

Allison, you do beautiful work. I love all of your cards, but I think that I have to choose Snow Tracks...for now, anyway. (I'm Katie Naughton's mom.)

DeeDee said...

I "like" you on Facebook!!

DeeDee said...

I just tweeted it, too!!

Anonymous said...

I love them all! I think maybe Christmas dusk or dotted ribbons! See ya soon!
Bart, Jamie and Madeline

Sherry Strickland Faucett said...

Love this give away so much fun!! I love the Christmas Dusk. I had so much fun this weekend!!! Hope we can do it again soon!!

Sherry Strickland Faucett said...

I like you on facebook (i thought i already did but i didnt :))

Jamie said...

I "like" your facebook page!

Alicia said...

I also "like" you on FB!

The Bairds said...

It is so hard to choose...they are all beautiful! I think we like "enough room for everyone" or possibly "three greetings".

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