14 Last-minute Gift Ideas that will Make a Lasting Impression

last-minute gift ideas With only a few holiday shopping days left, some of us might be in a pickle. At this point, we’re either at a loss for gift ideas or can’t find anything decent now that the stores have been picked over in the aftermath of Black Friday.

 

Don’t worry! We have a couple of last-minute gift ideas up our sleeves that are sure to make a lasting impression on your gift recipients.

 

Name a star or Mars crater

 

Your loved one’s name can find a home in the sky with one of these two nifty gift ideas. Naming a Star after a special someone has been a wonderful celestial gift idea for a long time, but now you can name a Mars Crater after your loved one, too! This is perfect for any science lovers in your life.

 

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CNBC Holiday Guide Profiles ScanMyPhotos.com

Writer and editor, Chris Morris profiled “10 last-minute gift ideas” on CNBC.  Among the list, including Kindle and Netflix was ScanMyPhotos.com. As Chris prepares for next month’s CES, he must be swamped with story pitches, so we’re extra grateful that he found us, before we found him.  Thanks, Chris!

 

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ScanMyPhotos ($145)

We’ve all got stacks of old print photos lying around that we mean to put in albums but rarely (if ever) look at. Digitizing them is the smart way to go, but no one wants to spend that much time manually doing it.ScanMyPhotos is an online service that does the job for you — with a remarkable turnaround time.

 

The company sends a prepaid postage box (which is all you have to hand over as the gift), which customers load with as many pictures as they can. About a week or so later, it’s returned with the photos scanned into digital form and put on a CD or USB.

 

http://www.cnbc.com/2015/12/15/10-last-minute-gift-ideas-for-procrastinators.html?slide=9

 

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300 Million Photos Scanned Milestone

photo-montageWe hit a big milestone this year, and we literally could not have done it without you, our wonderful family of customers.In 2015, ScanMyPhotos digitized our 300 millionth photo – WOW!

 

Your rave reviews and enthusiasm for sharing our work with your friends and family are the reason we have grown by leaps and bounds – and all without advertising. That’s right – we do no advertised our services. So, thank YOU for everything – you are truly the best.

 


 

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We also learned something interesting about you this year: each of you has an amazing story to share.

 

Vintage grammar school photo

 

 

 

 

 

One customer has a photo of her grandparents – from grammar school where they met. And she can trace her family back to the Mayflower.

 


 

ScanMyPhoto client with her mother

Another customer discovered a letter from her mother among the photos we had sent back to her after scanning them. Her mother, who had recently passed away, wrote the letter thirteen years earlier – and our customer found it on her 40th birthday.

 


 

When the matriarch of a family was dying, we uploaded the family’s entire collection of slides to an FTP site so she – and her family – could quickly access and enjoy them one last time together. She passed away two days later.


If you have a story you’d like to share, please email us at info@scanmyphotos.com.

Again many thanks, and our best wishes for a very happy and healthy new year!

The entire ScanMyPhotos team


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Photo Scanning Customer Reviews

customer-serviceYou’ve heard from us… for 25-years now, but what are people saying who had ScanMyPhotos.com digitize their photos, 35mm slides and film negatives? What were they pleased about, or expressed concerns on?  Here is a sampling of customer feedback shared with ScanMyPhotos.com.


 

Great Service! I’ve just about got all my photos scanned Very convenient and great job!
December 08, 2015

 

Awesome customer service! They scanned 1,000 odd/sized pictures representing my whole life – even my wedding pictures – also my baby pictures! The package arrived today This will be a very special Christmas present for my children!
November 29, 2015

 

Have been happy with all the photos that I have sent to them Be sure and upgrade to 600 dpi
November 24, 2015

 

Easy to work with, great service!
November 24, 2015

 

Super easy to use and they do a wonderful job I have had them scan at least 10,000 photos over the past year with no problems they update you with emails along the process Would highly recommend and will continue to use!
November 18, 2015

 

Be very specific in how you want your photos scanned as they are not always in the order in which they are submitted
November 18, 2015

 

Customer Reviews

 

It is a GREAT service to keep your pictures safe
November 17, 2015

 

I would highly recommend this company and have sent many pictures for them to scan I have been very happy with the results as well as the quick turnaround time They notified me when they received my package, when they started processing and when they sent the pictures back It was scary to send my first package in but they were sensitive to the importance of the pictures, keeping you in the loop and getting them back to you safely
November 15, 2015

 

They do good work, just make sure you follow the instructions when you send in your photos
November 14, 2015

 

Follow their instructions and the results are great!
November 13, 2015

 

 

Great service
November 03, 2015

 

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ScanMyPhotos.com digitized one-quarter billion pictures

Very happy with my picture disk. I had some very old pictures all different sizes and wasn’t sure how they would come out, ScanMyPhotos did a fantastic job. So happy I could upgrade to have the different sizes scanned.
October 08, 2015

 

Pay for the enhanced resolution for older photo’s. For digitized photo’s the 300 resolution was good enough but I think the 600 would have been better. Sorry I didn’t go for it.
September 29, 2015

 

Easy to ask questions and get truthful answers quickly. I like the email notifications of receipt and processing.
September 29, 2015

 

Perfect experience!
September 28, 2015

 

Very happy with the service and efficiency of ScanMyPhotos. The instructions for sending in the photos are so good that I really don’t have any other tips. I get emails when they receive the photos, when they start scanning and when they send them out. Helps to ease the worries of sending photos off.
September 22, 2015

 

The people at ScanMyPhotos.com were incredibly helpful! I got my CD with my photos within a week!
September 21, 2015

 

Great work.
September 16, 2015

 

Be sure to read all the small print BEFORE sorting out pictures for shipping to have them scanned. Could’ve save me a lot of time.
September 14, 2015

 

I have been getting progress updates and shipping info. It puts one at easy when waiting for precious pictures to come back.
September 14, 2015

 

Just received my first batch of 3,000 photos back from ScanMyPhotos. The pictures look wonderful on the disks. I would definitely recommend their upgrades. Can’t wait to send out the next batch of 3,000!!!
September 10, 2015

 

This rate is bare bones minimum. There are many extras, some of which you’ll want. It’s probably still a good deal.
September 08, 2015

 

It is great to have all my photo’s scanned in of our girls when they were younger. Put all my photos in a photo box and no longer have the bulky photo albums taking up space.
September 08, 2015

 

Follow their instructions and it’s a breeze
September 01, 2015

 

Follow their instructions and the results are great!
August 27, 2015

 

Give yourself plenty of time to prepare, read the contract carefully, follow the instructions. This is not hard but you need to pay attention.
August 24, 2015

 

ScanMyPhotos.com is great! I was nervous sending my photos all the way to California from Massachusetts as my photos are precious memories, scan my photos was great as soon as they received them they scanned them and I received my photos back within a week i sent them!! They don’t scan them in order, if you want it scanned in order you have to check the scan in order on the order form and it will cost you extra. This service is Great I didn’t have to sit and scan all of my 2,000 photos by myself which would’ve taking awhile and now I have all my photos on a DVD and USB which take up less space then the 7 big photos albums I had.
August 03, 2015

 

Great service! Was very happy with them.
July 30, 2015

 

Excellent results! Can not believe how nicely my 50 year old photos scanned onto the DVD. Also great communication from scanners while order was in progress. ScanMyPhotos has my trust! I will continue to use.
July 27, 2015

 

This service was very affordable compared to other local photo scan services. It’s important that the photos are the size specified. I had my measurements wrong, so I paid extra. But, still cheaper than doing it locally. Very nice, friendly staff.
July 27, 2015

 

It is a lot of work organizing and sizing, but the end result is worth all the trouble
July 17, 2015

 

I just uploaded the photos and was so pleased that they did my shots in “order” of years. I had bundled the photos into years of vacation photos and put an index card with dates on top. That was scanned and we followed in sequence. So happy that I did this…now I can eliminate a box of prints and just have the one CD!
July 16, 2015

 

You can ship in the post office flat rate box, it’s much cheaper to mail and you get tracking and insurance included.
July 07, 2015

 

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Photo Scanning Weekly Journal

Scan My Photo - Celebrating 25 years of Excellence PHOTO SCANNING | SLIDE SCANNING | NEGATIVE SCANNING | VIDEO TO DVD | PHOTO RESORATION | E-GIFT CERTIFICATE

The ScanMyPhotos.com Journal:
December 8, 2015


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Give a lasting gift this holiday season

Holiday Gifts Sunday night marked the start of Hanukkah and the beginning of the December gift-giving holidays. There’s something truly magical about this time of year where generosity and good cheer seem to be electrifying the air.

As we shop the malls and outlets trying to find gifts and presents to delight our loved ones, let’s take a minute to be thankful for the wonderful people who have touched our lives. We share treasured memories with our friends and family, and it’s important to make sure these memories are kept safe.

If you’re unsure of what to get a loved one for Hanukkah, Christmas, or Kwanza, then consider giving them a -Gift Certificate to ScanMyPhotos. This gift will allow them to preserve their precious memories for future generations to enjoy.

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This Hanukah photo is almost 100 years old!

Hanukkah services for soldiers

A 1917 photo showing the military hosting Hanukkah services for the soldiers.

Have a great vintage shot you’d like to see featured here? Share it with us on Facebook!


Photography Tips
Photography Tip

If you are graced with snow during the holidays, ensure your outdoor photos taken in the snow turn out beautifully by adjusting your camera’s exposure compensation feature from manual to +1 or +2. If you don’t, your camera will overcompensate for the bright snow by underexposing the picture.

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How to use your scanned photos

Want to thank grandma for the presents in a really unique and thoughtful way? Check out these personalized thank-you cards where you can add a photo of your child and have them color it in!

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ScanMyPhotos.com Testimonial

“When someone close to you dies, you get more attached to material items-specifically, photos. So with my mom’s photos I was concerned about getting them back safely once I shipped them to ScanMyPhotos. But it was very easy, and very good across the board.”

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From the ScanMyPhotos.com Blog
6 Tips to Preserve Old Photos for Future Generations to Enjoy

Preserve Old Photos

The most popular method for storing old photos is one of the most damaging. That’s right, stuffing a box with photos, negatives, and/or slides and packing it away in the basement is like turning your memories into a ticking time bomb.

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Recommended from ScanMyPhotoss

How to Preserve Old Photos: 7 Ways to Keep Antique Family Photos Looking Their Best

Antique Photos

Don’t leave the fate of irreplaceable keepsakes to chance. Follow these guidelines to preserve your photos for many years to come.

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