Chatbooks Instagram Cards – the Easiest Holiday Cards You’ll Ever Make

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If most of my family photos eventually end up on Instagram, doesn’t it make sense to use the app to make my holiday cards? That’s what Chatbooks thought too, so it came up with the Instagram card function in its holiday card department! All you have to do is open Chatbooks, integrate with Instagram, and select the Instagram card option. The app automatically pulls in 4-9 of your most-liked photos from the year.

Luckily you can then customize it by swapping out photos, otherwise mine would have pictures of temporary tattoos and a DeLorean in it. I’m sure I’d get a lot of questions.

Easy Design

Here’s the number one reason it was so easy: there’s only one design option. This layout:

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Choosing a holiday card layout is the stage that takes me the longest in making my cards every year. This year it was a snap! I made the initial draft with my phone in the app, and then pulled some different photos in to complete the design, and ordered my shipment. It arrived about a week later. (This means you still have time.)

Great Quality

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I’m impressed with the quality of the card stock and the printing. It’s hefty weight paper and the colors look fine. It’s not too good to be true! The only thing that’s not super top-notch is the free return address printed on the back of the envelope. It seems like I did it on my own printer at home. But hey, it’s included. (The blurry second line is my fabulous digital artwork.)

I recommend Chatbooks Instagram cards if you haven’t yet done yours and you want to take care of it quickly. No deliberation or second-guessing yourself. Boom, you’re done and you can settle in to make your list, check it twice, and get yourself in the holiday mood.

Chatbooks Instagram Cards
$1 per card with free shipping – use the smartphone app for the Instagram option

I received a complimentary set of cards to facilitate this review.

Win Free Sharky’s For a Year!

To celebrate its new Get It Naked and Power Plates menus, Sharky’s is giving away free food for a year to a lucky Instagram or Facebook user! Enter soon because the contest closes on January 31!



Take a photo at Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill between January 1, 2016-January 31, 2016 and tag #SharkysShare and @SharkysSocial via Facebook or Instagram for your photograph to be entered into the drawing. Here are the official rules.

The winner will get almost a thousand dollars worth of Sharky’s meal certificates for the year, for Power Plates or Get It Naked menu items. Both are nutritionally sound, lower fat, lower calorie and still highly flavorful meal options and a great way to incorporate healthier options into your lifestyle. Check these nutritional powerhouse items out at

Take the #StackedMac Challenge To Win a $50 Gift Card!


Do you love macaroni and cheese? Do you love Stacked? Well, if you visit Stacked and build your own mac & cheese dish, snap a photo and share it online! You could win a $50 gift card to go back for more!

I visited Stacked recently with my friend Charlene to make a #STACKEDMac creation of my own. But first, drinks:


Once that part was taken care of, I wanted a #STACKEDMac dish that would go with my strawberry cocktail!


At STACKED, the options are so plentiful that I had trouble decided. Lucky for us all, the menu has some pre-built combinations that you can just order in 2 seconds by selecting them on the cool iPad menu. But I was determined to be creative, so here’s what I ordered.

Gluten-free macaroni and cheese, with pulled pork, roasted red peppers, carmelized onions, and cilantro. Sort of a southern charm pot of goodness.


It was delicious.

Charlene created a bowl of mac & cheese with lobster, jalapeno, and bacon. This dish also went well with the yummy beverage!


We both sampled the restaurant’s Buffalo Chicken Mac – made with chicken nuggets, buffalo sauce, celery, ranch dressing, and scallions.


Okay, now YOUR turn. It’s easy (and fun) to enter this contest:

1. Go to STACKED
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3. Snap a photo
4. Share it on Instagram and tag it #STACKEDMac and tag me! @agourahillsmom

Enter all month long, because it’s MACovember at STACKED. The winner will get a $50 gift card for STACKED, where you can enjoy more #STACKEDMac!