This Week: Prepare for the Holidays with Gift Ideas and More

Give the Unique Gift of Preserved Memories


For the parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and cousins in your life who already have everything, consider giving them the unique gift of treasured memories that have been beautifully preserved in digital format. At, we specialize in digitizing photos and 35mm film formats for clients around the world. When you give a ScanMyPhotos eGift to your family or friends this holiday season, you’re giving them much more than just another present—you’re helping them enjoy, share, and preserve their memories for generations to come. Learn more here.


Featured Photo


Check out this photo taken at Christmas in 1944—the tree was a gift from the father who was serving overseas at the time.Christmas_1944_in_the_Devereux_house_in_Pinner._The_Christmas_tree_was_a_gift_from_Mr_Devereux,_who_was_serving_in_Italy._The_tree_was_purchased_through_the_'Gifts_to_Home_League'_of_the_YMCA._D23010 (2)Christmas 1944 in the Devereux house in Pinner. The Christmas tree was a gift from Mr. Devereux, who was serving in Italy. The tree was purchased through the ‘Gifts to Home League’ of the YMCA.
Photography Tip


Snow scenes are full of bright white color. Your camera will see this and will try to turn all the pure white into grey, leaving the resulting photo looking like a portrait of dirty snow. So, you have to trick your camera in order to take an accurate image of the snowy scene. Lower your ISO to 50 or 100, and open your lens up one or two f-stops more than the auto setting suggests. Read more here.


Artwork Idea


While usually fun and decorative, Christmas tree ornaments can also be deeply personal and nostalgic. Many families have ornaments that symbolize weddings, anniversaries, a first Christmas, vacations, and more. If you want to decorate your tree with something that’s truly personalized and meaningful, consider using your scanned photos to create an ornament featuring a special picture.


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