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Monday, 21 January 2013

Turning Photos Into Gifts


When you are looking for the perfect birthday, anniversary, graduation or holiday gift, consider making something special for the people you love. Homemade gifts are perfect for demonstrating your love and affection for family members and friends. Here are some easy photo gift ideas that will show your loved ones how much you care for them.
Picture Album
If you have a history with the person for whom you are making the gift, then put together a special photo album. Collect photographs, movie tickets and symbols that remind you of the times that you have spent together. Place them in a high quality photo album using archival paper. This will protect your photographs and memorabilia so that they will last for years. You can also write little notes around the pieces that you place in the album, such as your version of the events in the picture or things that you remember most about a certain outing. You can even decorate the pages with scrapbook paper, stickers and adornments to make the album even prettier.
You can still have a great looking album even if you are not an expert photographer. There are several programs on the market that for PCs and Macs that will allow you to edit your photos so that they look professional.
Digital Picture Frame
If you have more pictures than you want to print out for your album, consider buying a digital picture frame. There are different styles and sizes of digital frames on the market, so you can choose one that best suits the d├ęcor of the recipient's home. You can even choose from various storage sizes, which means that you can invest in a digital photo frame that can store all of your many photographs of you and your friend.
As with the album, you don't have to worry about your pictures not being perfect. Simply use a digital editing program to make them look great and the transfer the images to the digital frame.
A personalized calendar makes a great gift, especially when it contains pictures of all of your loved ones from the past. There are many stores that will help you scan old images and turn them into digital files. You can then upload these to design a calendar that everyone will enjoy looking at.
While there are many gifts on the market for every possible occasion, nothing is more special than something that you make yourself. The recipient will appreciate the time and effort that you put into the gift, which will make it something that they treasure forever.
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