Wednesday, December 15, 2010

photo gifts

I saw this fab idea on Angela's 'Striking Keys' blog where she took photo's of her little girl's favourite things and printed them out into an album....
I've had the idea bookmarked for ages now as I thought it would make a great Christmas present for Stella (21 months old). It can be a bit tricky buying for this age but one thing they really seem to love is seeing and naming their things and their family so I knew this would be a goodie for her. I just went around the house finding and photographing her favourite things and then used scrabble letters to spell out the words. I also put in some family photo's and things she really loves like the playhouse and the rocking horse.

I've never used an online printing service before but after seeing my sister's wedding thank- you cards I decided to go with Snapfish. It was great- the photo's were quick and easy to upload and I received my book within 4 days of ordering it! 
The other reason I went with Snapfish is that they had a great special on their photo gifts- 40% off photo books, calendars and greeting cards! So my book including shipping cost just over $18 for a 20 page soft cover book which I thought was pretty good. I just took a look and it looks like they have a 20% special now which is still something!  I also ordered a calendar for my mum and some Christmas cards as well.  
I'm going to make one up for Amelie now.  I'm doing her one a bit differently so can't wait to share that too!
I've been really slack with printing photo's this year- I haven't actually printed any all year so I have a big project on my hands going through my iphoto albums and choosing pics. I've been doing it by month to break it down a bit but I'm still only up to March of this year!!! I just keep thinking about all the stories I hear about people losing all their photo's because their computer broke down or was stolen so I really need to get some printed!
Hope you are all surviving the christmas rush and enjoying this hot weather ( if you've got it!)- it's 26 degrees here in Tauranga today!
Thanks for visiting, and thanks Angela for the great idea.
Megan x

14 comments:

Renee said...

What a great idea - I love it!

Angie Millar said...

What a SUPER DUPER clever idea!!! I am going to get snapping & ordering! My wee Mack (18mths) would love that although he calls all animals 'Ruru' at the moment so I can try and teach him otherwise with this. You are such and inspiration Megan, thanks for the free shipping code. Angie xx

Angie Millar said...

Funny I just saw your cut & paste symbols too and needed a loveheart for my gift cards for Matilda's teachers and taaa...daa there one is! Thanks :-)

Meg said...

That's really sweet. I made a photo book (actually now I think of it, I never blogged it) for my Mum's birthday this year with SnapFish and it turned out really great. We do their calendars when they're on special too.

Make mine Mid-Century said...

What an amazing idea! I absolutely love it!

I think if I can get through everything else I have to do (does the list never end?) I'll have to get one doen too!

And the scrabble pieces! Inspired.

Katie said...

Awesome idea :-)

leonie said...

that is absolutely great!! what an awesome idea. I am going to have to order some of those too!

Angela Noelle of SK said...

Wow, your book looks AWESOME!! GO YOU!

Lesley said...

The books are great aren't they? We've done this kids some holiday story books in this way. They love to read about themselves.

I'm also a mac / iphoto user and I've used the iphoto/Apple printing service several times now. The quality is lovely (especially the calendars). The work is printed in Sydney and shipped via airmail.

Maxabella said...

Absolutely super!! x

Rachael said...

Thanks for following my blog :) I discovered yours a little while ago and you have such lovely ideas! Your book is great. I am sure your girls will love them. I have made a few books for my kids too - printing photos of them, writing a story and then laminating - they love them.

Deb said...

That is such a good idea, once I get the camera fixed, I might do that for Annie's birthday!

littleminx said...

what a wonderful idea - looks great, I bet she loved it! x

Allana said...

Gorgeous - thanks for the inspiration!

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