Nov 01, 2012
Encourages Americans to Give Thanks and Send a Free Card to Military Troops and Veterans; Sponsors a Photo Contest to Recognize the Life of U.S. Army Families
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY), a leading Internet-based social expression and personal publishing service, today announced the launch of its Thank the Troops campaign to honor service men and women who serve our nation. Through the Shutterfly Thank the Troops Facebook app, Americans can create a free, customized Shutterfly card of thanks for military service members serving overseas and veterans living in VA hospitals. To distribute the cards of thanks, Shutterfly is partnering with A Million Thanks, a non-profit organization dedicated to thanking U.S. Military Men and Women for their sacrifices, dedication and service to our country. Together, Shutterfly and A Million Thanks hope to send more than 1.5 million Shutterfly cards of appreciation just in time for Veterans Day. Also during the month of November, Shutterfly will partner with the U.S. Army MWR to sponsor the “My Army Life in Photos” contest.
“Shutterfly’s vision is to make the world a better place by helping people share life’s joy, and we are thrilled that throughout the month of November, all Americans can help us express gratitude for the men, women and their families who serve our country,” said John Boris, chief marketing officer of Shutterfly. “We hope our Thank the Troops Campaign will bring joy to our service men and women around the globe.”
Celebrate Veterans Day by sending a free thank you card
Along with partners Chase and Verizon Wireless, Shutterfly hopes to get a thank you card into the hands of every military service member and veteran in a VA hospital this holiday season. Sending a free card is easy. Americans can access Shutterfly’s Thank the Troops Facebook app, select a card, add a personal message or photo, and share the card to their Facebook feed to inspire friends to create their own card. Shutterfly will take care of the printing and delivery. The completed cards will be distributed to troops and veterans with the help from A Million Thanks organization. To learn more and create a card, visit http://apps.facebook.com/thankthetroops/.
My Army Life in Photos contest
To further honor military families, starting November 1st, Shutterfly and the U.S. Army’s Morale, Welfare, and Recreation office, invite Army families to participate in the “My Army Life in Photos” contest. Through the Shutterfly sponsored contest, participants can upload their photos and tell the stories of their lives in the military in photos. To learn more about the U.S. Army MWR, visit www.armymwr.com.
Portraits of Love Project
Shutterfly has also partnered with The PhotoImaging Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMDA) to donate free prints for their fourth annual Portraits of Love Project, which aims to provide active military with free family portraits during the holiday season. To learn more visit: http://www.pmdaportraitsoflove.com/.
Founded in 1999, Shutterfly, Inc. is an Internet-based social expression and personal publishing company and operates Shutterfly.com, Tiny Prints.com, Treat.com and Weddingpaperdivas.com. Shutterfly provides high quality products and world class services that make it easy, convenient and fun for consumers to preserve their digital photos in a creative and thoughtful manner. Shutterfly’s flagship product is its award-winning photo book line, which helps consumers celebrate memories and tell their stories in professionally bound coffee table books. Shutterfly was named one of the top 25 Best Midsized Companies to Work For by the Great Place to Work Institute. More information about Shutterfly (NASDAQ: SFLY) is available at www.shutterfly.com. Shutterfly and Shutterfly.com are trademarks of Shutterfly, Inc.
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Gretchen Sloan, 650-610-5276 (Media Relations)
Source: Shutterfly, Inc.
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