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Digital Darkroom: Make Your Own Christmas Cards Online

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Ah, Christmas cards. It may be coated with candy canes and snow flakes, but December is filled with shopping, travel and planning, nagging relatives, ... need we go on? The last thing you have time for is going to a store to find the right set of Christmas cards to mail. That's where we step in. We've scoured the the top online photo-sharing sites for holiday card deals. So sit back, grab your favorite digital photos, and relax. Rather than waste time at the local drugstore, all you have to do this holiday season is drag, drop, and send.

Kodak EasyShare Gallery: When it comes to photography, few names are as widely known as Kodak's. This month they're raising their popularity with a slew of deals on their Web-based photo gallery. Up until December 14, coupon code "JOLLYGIFTS" yields 20% off on cards, photo books, and calendars (when you spend $30 or more). So a set of 10 photo cards, normally priced at $7.99, goes for $6.39 when purchased with the above coupon. Spending $50 or more at the EasyShare store? Use coupon code "FREE2SHIP", which ends on December 9, and you can take advantage of free shipping. If it's an 8x10" print that you seek, use coupon code "ENTR8XTEN" and get one 8x10" photo for free when you purchase one at the original price of $3.99.

Snapfish: HP may have pulled out of the camera business, but that doesn't mean they're giving up on Snapfish. The popular website will offer free shipping through December 16 via coupon code "CCABSHIP" (on orders of $15 or more). Of note, Snapfish is the only site we found to offer talking photo cards at $5.99 a pop. For more traditional cards, hit up coupon code "ENTMTGIFT20", which will give you 20% off through December 31, so a set of 20 5x7 photo greeting cards will sell for $28. It also applies to photo calendars. Coupon code ""MYBOOKDEC" gives you 40% off on photo books (till January 3.) Otherwise, purchase any photo gift and get 20% off with coupon code "BESTGIFTS" until December 16. Coupon code "SHIP365" will extend the free shipping offer till January 8, 2008.

WinkFlash: WinkFlash may lack Snapfish's popularity, but that doesn't stop them from offering one of the best deals we've seen. Coupon code "HLDY27" offers 40% off select cards (including greeting cards, note cards, 4x8" photo cards, and 5x7" greeting cards.) So a set of 20 5x7" greetings cards drops from $29.80 to $17.80.

MyPhotoAlbum: While most of the online photo-sharing sites require their members to spend a minimum amount of money before validating a coupon, MyPhotoAlbum is taking a more "no hassles" approach. Coupon code "HOLIDAY07" will yield 25% off any store wide purchase through December 12, so a set of 20 5x7" holiday greeting cards will fall from $17.95 to $13.46. Another best bet are the site's personalized DVDs, which after submitting a photo of your child, let you include him/her in DVDs from Dora the Explorer, CareBears, Barney, and more. Coupon Code "BRAG" will also give you 15 free prints starting December 12 through December 16th.

PhotoWorks: We here at dealnews believe that one deal is better than none, so we give a quick tip of the hat to PhotoWorks who are offering free shipping on orders of $20 or more via coupon code "HolidayShipping". Deal ends December 10.

YorkPhoto.com: Aside from Snapfish and Kodak, only YorkPhoto.com offers its customers a cornucopia of savings for the holidays. Ending on December 10, coupon codes "HOLLY20" and "5OFFMUGS" offer 20% off and $5 off calendar and mug purchases, respectively. Also ending on the 10th are coupon codes "GREETINGS6" and "CHIMNEY" which save you $6 off greeting card purchases and 10% off stocking stuffer purchases, the latter of which includes a variety of Christmas tree ornaments. We suggest taking advantge of coupon code "YDNSLIM" to get 20% off your photo greeting cards through December 12 offering a set of 20 5x7" cards for $28.

AdoramaPix.com: Like PhotoWorks, the folks at AdoramaPix.com are keeping their holiday deals simple. AdoramaPix.com members can get 20% off any purchase made at AdoramaPix.com via coupon code "PXGC20". A best bet is a set of 25 5x7" cards down from $37.25 to $29.80. Deal ends December 10.

Louis Ramirez is a dealnews Features Editor who, like, TOTALLY forgot about cards this year til just now.
Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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