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Personalized Photo Gifts are one of the
best ways to express your love and affection for your loved ones. And when it
comes to "matters of heart", I can bet that nothing comes close to personalized
photo gifts - Simply - Nothing!
Want an example? Watch this video...
For My Love on her Birthday!
you are a non-Hindi speaking person, you probably may not understand
the lyrics.of the song being played in this video. BUT, who said
that music is Language bound? I'm sure you'd be able to enjoy this
video slideshow as much as I enjoyed creating it for my Love!
It was her birthday and
I wanted to surprise her with something unique. Something
that she may have never received as a gift.
And what I ended up
doing was this video slideshow that you see on the left of
You're right - the
beauty in the video is - The love of my life - My Meenu (that's
what I call her!)
It may not
have been one of those best ones that I always wanted to do
for her - but even this was not a bad start - I think!
Now, can you believe
happened when she started watching this video?
As she watched this video I could clearly
see the expressions on her face. And by the time the video ended she was all in
tears. As the tears rolled down her cheeks she turned to me and wanted to say
something but her voice choked and instead of saying anything she gave me the
biggest, warmest hug ever.
That was her 'Thank You' to
It was her birthday but I felt as if
I got the real gift...
I guess, that's what we call - Love! -
Now, how much did it cost me to do this
The answer is - Just a little bit of
imagination and every bit of my love for her.
And how much did it mean to her?
Well, is there any better answer to this
question than her tearful eyes?
So what I mean to say is that if life has
been so good to you to give people who love you so much, then why not thank life
and those people from the bottom of your heart?
Louder than Words!
Pictures are a reflection of life and
When you give a photo gift, you help the
receiver re-live those memorable days and experience the joy of knowing you.
Picture gift stays forever in the
place it is meant to be -
the heart of your precious ones.
So when it comes to giving gifts,
never underestimate the power of a Photo Gift. An elegant and a thoughtful photo
gift can go well beyond what you might have ever imagined.
How do I create a Photo Gift?
Well, as daunting as it may seem,
the fact is that it is much easier and a fun filled activity than you might
And by the time you'd finish
reading this page, you'd have mastered this art to perfection!
Yes, its that easy!
Just follow these simple steps
that I am listing below and you'll be on your way for a 'bound to be hit'
Step 1 : Choose your Occasion
First of all, decide what occasion
do you want to create your photo gift for.
The answer could as well be 'Just like
But, just for the sake of
simplicity, here are some examples;
Say your sister is going to
have her first baby, how about gifting a picture throw or a photo
afghan having the picture of the 'would be' parents on it?, or
Let's pretend! that you hubby
is a computer wizard (like me !!), how about a surprise photo
mouse-pad gift for him. So the next time he feels tired, you are right there
looking up to him to say 'Relax my love, I'm here!'...
and here's another touching
Lets say Its a father's day
and your best friend
is getting ready to go to office.
He reaches out to cupboard for
his tie and what he comes out with is a surprise gift of his lifetime... a
beautiful tie with a most adorable photo of his one month old daughter,
(I love babies! so I gave a
fictitious name - you don't have to put Dana's Photo!!)
Now, isn't that a great gift
for a Dad?...
Can you ever imagine how
deeply this 'father friend' of yours might be moved by your emotional
thought and this extraordinary gift?... I'm sure you can 'feel' it very
An Emotional Dad!
Each occasion has its own
significance...its own importance. It is up to us how meaningful and memorable
we wish to make it. So make the best of every opportunity that life gives you.
If you have thought of such
an occasion we are now ready for our next move - right?
Step 2: Bring out
those memorable pictures!
Incredible moments of Life - Personalize Them!
Next thing, search your computer
hard drive, disk, memory card, camcorder, albums, CDs anything and come up with
a set of photos or photo to make this occasion 'extra special'.
Don't worry I'm here with you all
the way - so relax and keep going. Your gift will definitely make a difference -
Want an idea of what you can do
with those photos?
Click here to see it!
You might like to visit the listed categories, If so, please be my guest!
Got the Pics? - Good! Move to Step
Step 3: Search online for
Once you have the pictures ready,
look for some good sites that can help you create your personalized photo gift.
Each of the categories listed
here has a
list of my recommended online services that can help you fulfill your
I use their services quite often
and have recommended them to thousands of my visitors. Believe me, they have
never let me down.
Who said it is difficult ? - See, even I can do it !
They are perhaps one of the best
people who could add great value to your personalization efforts. So visit each
of them to see which suites best to your needs, and of course, your budget!
Personally, I would always go for
quality. When I don't compromise on the quality of feelings (you might wonder
what that means!) then how can I compromise on quality of gifts for the
people who mean so much to me?
I saying buy expensive gifts?
No, Certainly not.
Remember, quality never comes
cheap BUT on the same note, your gift need not be the most expensive gift.
Rather, it 'just' has to be the most elegant, most touching, most
impressive, highly personalized and'uniquely'
Now, the best part is that you can
get all this in the best affordable prices. Just spend some time visiting
vendor sites listed in the categories given
and see it for yourself. I am absolutely sure that you won't regret giving your
time to them. Try it!
Once you Zero-In on any one vendor, move to
Step 4: Upload your
So you found the site that best
suits your needs and budget - Good.
Now's the time to do the 'real
Select the gift that you wish to
personalize and then upload your photos to the site.
Then, select the layout/style from
all the different choices that are available to you.
I'm sure you must have decided
what gift you wish to personalize. These sites give you many options for gifts.
You may select from them or just in case you're still looking for something
that's not there, take an idea or two from
Uploaded your photos? - Fantastic!
- Lets go ahead to step 5.
Step 5: Add a
After adding your photos, you
could also add your personalized short message to your gift.
Mostly, one or two liners are
allowed free of charge. If you wish to add more text, the service vendor might
charge you on per word or per line basis.
But when it is being written for
someone special - who cares about the charge!!! - Right?
Don't worry, the charges are not high at
I Love my Mom!
Step 6: Address it!
Once you're done with uploading
photos and adding your personalized message, its time to let them know where to
send your personalized photo gift.
So, enter your mailing address.
You could also give individual addresses of the people you wish to send these
gifts individually to. The site (the one you selected out of my
recommended sites) would stamp, address and send them for you to your loved
ones - right on time!
That's right - its all set for you.
Was it difficult at all?
Of course not!
And even if you did stumble a bit here and
there then what's wrong with that?
After all 'No Pain -
no Gain! - Isn't it?
On top of that, when
you are doing it for someone special it obviously has to be
Stamp for my Bhanu & Puru!
Want to know who are
they? - Click Here!
And anything special takes its own time.
What Ican do for you
is -> show you all the different ways to make your moments a little 'extra
special', but it is YOU who has to go that extra mile to show that you really
.... and I know, that you do
What are my options?
Good Questions! - I knew you would ask
If you ask me, I would say there's no limit
to what you can do with those beautiful photos!, but, having said that, I
wouldn't like to leave you all alone in the ocean of thoughts wondering 'what
should I do now?'.
Given below are some of the innumerous
gifts categories that you can choose from. Let's see what catches your eye! and, Imagination!. So here we go ....
Photo Mouse pads
Photo Canvas & Prints
Photo Tote-Bags & Purses
Photo Album & Frames
Photo Keepsake Boxes
Photo Family Tree
Photo Snow Globe
There's more coming soon! So keep watching!
I'm sure all this information that
I have just shared with you would certainly help you make an informed decision
regarding your gift choices for your loved ones.
If I was of some help, I'm glad
and thank you for taking time to be here. If not, please don't hesitate to
write to me about
your experience on this site and help me make your next visit - more productive
and - Memorable!
May God always be with you and all
those whom you Love...
With all the love in my heart,
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