5 Photo Gifts for Father’s Day

By Vanessa Mallory Kotz

 

This year, instead of a tie or cologne, give Dad a personalized photo gift and make it a holiday to remember. In addition to digitizing pictures, it’s easier than ever to print digitized photos onto just about any object imaginable. Here are our top five ideas to make Dad smile on his special day.

 

  1. Photo book of kids’ drawings

Your little ones are producing so many drawings, it’s hard to reach the handle on the refrigerator. Thin out the gallery by selecting the best of the bunch and scan them into a photo book. It will last longer than a stack of dusty macaroni collages and crumbling crayon masterpieces in the back of the closet, and you won’t feel guilty about tossing them. Drugstores like Walgreens offer gorgeous photo book options—and same-day service—they’ll even do all the scanning for you. https://bit.ly/2xZUt6P

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Give a Mother’s Day Gift that’s Truly Touching

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching. If you’ve been searching for the perfect gift, you can find inspiration from AARP The Magazine’s Gift Guide. ScanMyPhotos.com is on this list (read by 37 million subscribers) and among the latest tech gadgets to “convert old photos to digital files.”  Now, ScanMyPhotos Egift certificates are also easily ordered online to give to all the mom’s in your life.  It’s an easy way to help mom preserve precious memories and a lifetime of love.


Flowers have always been a great accompaniment to Mother’s Day gifts. 

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Mother’s Day Flower Sale, Carrick neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA along Brownsville Rd. ca 1993


Photography Tip


The best way to photograph flat artwork is to use natural light. If possible, bring the piece outside and find an open but slightly shady area. The shade helps protects the artwork from sun damage or curling. Read more…


Artwork Idea


Have a picture that lights up mom’s life? Your scanned photos can be used to make a glowingly beautiful candle votive that will light up with fond memories.  Learn more…


 

“Very quick service. Easy instructions to follow as far as sending the photos in. Received notification of receiving my photos, then when being processed, then when shipped out with tracking. Great job.”  Read more…

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6 Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas You Can Buy Right Online

holiday giftsWe’re in the final gift-buying stretch and if you haven’t crossed everyone off your list, then it’s time to get serious. But, if you’re like us, then the thought of heading out to the mall this weekend and having to deal with the crowds of people and picked over products is not ideal.

 

So, we say skip the madness and opt to give a last-minute online holiday gift that’s sure to be a hit. We’ve pulled together the following list of online gift ideas that your loved ones will absolutely love. Check it out:

 

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6 Ways to Include Photos at Your Holiday Event

Photos at Your Holiday EventHoliday photos are such an important part of our lives and personal histories. The photos taken at this time of year are almost magical—they can capture so much joy, love, and cheer.

 

While we all have plans to take pictures during the big parties that are coming up, there are many other ways to include photos at your holiday event!

 

Send an e-card invite

 

When you send out the invitations, use one of these e-card services to send a unique holiday invite—complete with photos from your scanned archive. Your guests will love seeing familiar faces on the e-card!

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Give Your Loved Ones the Gift of Less Stuff this Holiday Season

less stuffThe holiday season is typically a blur of excess—from the food to the presents and everything in between. But lately, it seems like there has been a fundamental shift when it comes to our lifestyles. People are seeking ways to simplify their lives and, in general, accumulate less stuff. Just watch any Tiny House Hunters episode and you’ll see simplicity is a trend on the rise.

 

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