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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8 Holidays and Special Occasions Where Photos Make the Perfect Gift

photosAdmittedly, we might be biased, but we think photos make the perfect gift no matter what the occasion happens to be. With that said, some holidays and events are just more suited for giving photo gifts than others.

 

If you’re looking to pull out the big guns and give your loved one a sentimental and thoughtful gift, consider giving them a touching photo gift. This could be anything from creating a musical slideshow of all their happy memories or a photo blanket featuring the smiling faces of their closest friends. Just be sure to send us any print photos to scan and digitize so you have a variety of options to choose from when creating your photo gift.

 

So, which holiday or special occasion do you plan on giving the best gift for? Take your pick from the list below!

 

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5 Mother’s Day Gifts Mom Will Never Forget

mother's day giftsMom deserves the best. She’s always been there for you when you needed her most, and she continues to be your biggest cheerleader. With Mother’s Day coming up, it’s time to think about how to make her feel special and loved. Since the best Mother’s Day gifts are often the ones that bring us back to our favorite memories, we’ve created a list of personalized ideas that are sure to please.

 

Celebrate mom in a way she’ll think about for years to come. Take a look below for our five ideas for sentimental and meaningful Mother’s Day gifts:

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8 Unique Products to Try for Decorating Your Home with Photos

decoration your home with photosWho doesn’t love to be surrounded by happy memories? Just look on any college dorm or living room walls and you’ll find happy smiling faces or photos of unforgettable places. Each time we see one of these pictures, we’re instantly reminded of the good times. It’s no wonder we like to decorate our homes with photos!

 

Of course, the traditional way to decorating your home with photos is to stick pictures on a fridge or hang them up in frames on the wall. While we love both of these tried-and-true methods, there are other options out there, too! The internet has made it so there is an array of unique products and ways to decorate your home with photos.

 

Canvas print via @Shutterfly

 

While the days of oil-paint portraits are long gone, you can still have your memoires displayed on canvas. These canvas prints are a really classic way to turn your memories into pieces of art.

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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…


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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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