Last January I posted about sales pitches that miss the target. I was poking a little mild fun at Shutterfly's auto sales email, which encouraged me to preserve my precious photo memories by putting them into a book--but since the photos in question were of a flock of buzzards dining on some carrion . . .well, it was funny.
I was a little anxious when, some time later, I received an email from Shutterfly about the post. Okay, the idea of a buzzard memory book was funny, but don't get me wrong--I love Shutterfly. For quite a few years, I've been using them to make an annual calendar with a baker's dozen of my best photos from the year. And this Christmas I did my second annual "brag book" with them--a book of my best photos of the family, as a special present for my mom. I don't want Shutterfly mad at me!
And to my relief, they weren't. The Shutterfly rep said "Thanks for mentioning Shutterfly on your blog, even in a satiric nature. All press is good press, right?" He asked if I could possibly link to their page about making photo books.
And life got crazy, and I never got around to it. But since I was mailing out a couple of this year's calendars, I remembered that email. And I figured better late than never.