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Get in the Holiday Spirit with These Gift Ideas!

Photos can be a great way for you to get into the holiday spirit, especially if you’re looking to make a lot of gifts yourself this year. So, as you begin to start checking off things on your holiday shopping list, remember that photos can be an essential ingredient in making some wonderfully thoughtful gifts for friends and family. Here are just a few ideas on how you can use photos as a holiday gift.

  1. Create a memorable scrapbook of the past year using snapshots of friends and family members of someone special. Add in thoughtful quotes and captions, as well as embellishments to pull the whole thing together. Finally, leave some space at the end so that your friend or family member can include photos from this year’s Christmas and New Years celebrations!

  2. Create a lovely photo ornament by buying a small picture frame and then using ribbon to create a hanger. It’s simple, easy to make, and will be an interesting gift for anyone you love.

  3. Scan pictures of your friends and family members and create a website that they can visit when they want to relive the memories.

  4. Print family photos on a blanket or pillow and give it as a gift that anyone can cozy up to!

Thanksgiving is Almost Here!

The turkey, the trimmings, and family – what could be better? Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday that families around the nation enjoy every year, but this Thanksgiving, we want you to do something a little different. Instead of taking mental snapshots of those around the table moments, break out your digital camera and actually take some photos. Capture the dressing of the turkey and your aunt peeling potatoes. Save those memories of naps in the living room and Turkey Day football. Treasure those moments of hugs, smiles, and of course, pumpkin pie.

Once you’ve got the photos, it’s time to load them on your computer or have them developed. From there, you can feel free to create something fabulous, like a Thanksgiving Scrapbook or a treasured family album that can be enjoyed for years to come, or be gifted this holiday season. Just let that creativity run wild!

Also, once you’re finished with all of the turkey and celebrating, you can rest up – and gear up – for some great Black Friday and Cyber Monday savings! There’s going to be tons of great deals on the net for you to take advantage of, including some fabulous finds and terrific deals at!

So take some time now to enjoy those memories – and Mom’s turkey – this Thanksgiving.

Have a Happy Holiday!

Have a Sportsman You Love?

Hunting season is here and you know what that means. There’s going to be a lot more pictures that your friend or loved one is going to take. From woodland landscapes to a great shot of that massive buck, there are tons of photos to help capture the thrill of the hunt. However, once those pictures are taken, how can you be sure that your loved on is going to fully appreciate them? Do yourself and your sportsman a favor. Take all of those fantastic photos and woodland memories and put them into a stunning photo album dedicated just to hunting season.

Able to be filled with tons of great photos and snapshots of your favorite hunting trips, a hunting photo album is a great way to celebrate the thrill of the catch while ensuring that your memories never fade. All you need to get started are just some photos from your last hunting trip. As time goes on, feel free to take more and more photos of your experiences out in the wilderness. Get creative. Write in captions. Include some details about each and every catch. There’s a ton of different options for you to choose from. Just be sure that you start out with a great camo or leather photo album first!

DIY Gift Idea #1: A Holiday Scrapbook

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, but some people are already thinking about the holidays. If you’ve been having visions of gingerbread and sugarplums, it may be time for you to start thinking about how you’ll complete your holiday shopping list without breaking the bank. Luckily, do-it-yourself gifting is going to be big this year, so feel free to get into the spirit with this lovely gift idea from!

The Holiday Scrapbook

When it comes to family, there’s nothing better than reliving those special memories in photographs. If you have a huge photo collection of shots from the holidays, it may be time for you to get those pictures together and do something really creative with them! Don’t just shove them in an album or a shoe box. Instead, make them really shine by making a holiday scrapbook using the scrapbooking supplies from

Start out by choosing a decorative scrapbook of your choice in a size that fits your photo collection. Think bigger books for more photos. Next, go through your photo collection and choose the best photos that show off the holiday celebration. Try to go for a combination of candids and posed shots to get the best variety.

Once you have your photos, use adhesive to secure the photos to your scrapbook pages. After the glue has dried and your photos are secure, feel free to get creative with ribbons, scraps, embellishments, and other decorative accents that really bring out the holiday spirit. Go for a holiday motif to tie everything together. Finally, personalize your gift by writing in captions, notes to your loved one, and festive holiday quotes that help to make the scrapbook memorable and thoughtful. All that’s left to do now is just wrap it and give it to someone you love!

How’d They Turn Out?

Halloween has come and gone but that doesn’t mean that you still can’t be enjoying some of the fun! If you took a lot of pictures of your children trick-or-treating, or if you spent some time at a costume party or two, there are plenty of photos for you to sort through, scrapbook and enjoy. So we want to know – how’d they turn out?

If you have any fantastic Halloween or fall photos that you took last month, we’d love to see them! From bobbing for apples to fall festivals, costume contests to Halloween parades, we’re sure that there’s a ton of great great events you’ve captured on film this season. So tell us about your experience, the photo, and how you’re making the most of those memories. Remember, each and every photo tells a story. So share yours with us today at!