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Archive for December, 2010

Organize your Digital Photos

Resolve to be a bit more organized in the New Year.  That means keeping your digital photographs in a neat and orderly fashion.  After all, cameras with film have been taken over by digital ones.  There’s no more need to go sifting through envelopes and shoeboxes to look for the pictures you want.  These days, you’ll be clicking through digital photo files on the computer to find that perfect picture.  When you organize your digital photos effectively, you can find the ones you want in no time.  This will make it much easier to print them out to use in photo albums or scrapbooks from Store Photos.

Stay organized on your computer

Stay organized on your computer

  • Create a new folder in the My Pictures section on your computer.  It’s easiest to make a new folder for each year.
  • Add folders within your new yearly folder for different occasions and events.  Rename these new folders with the tit le and date of the event.  For instance, you might have a folder named “Jane’s birthday, March 15.”
  • Upload the pictures from your digital camera.  Save the pictures you want to keep in the appropriate event folders.
  • Create new folders each time you take pictures at different events.  When a new year begins, be sure to add a new folder for that year into My Pictures.

This will help you keep all of your digital photos organized!  When you are looking for that perfect shot, you’ll be able to find it.

New Years Eve for the Family

We hope that your Christmas holiday was as wonderful as it could be!  We also hope you took some great pictures so that you can make a nice holiday scrapbook.  As you get ready to count down to 2011, we have a few tips for you to create a fun and family friendly New Years Eve celebration—this will certainly allow for more photo opportunities!

New year's eve ideas

New Years Eve Ideas

  • Invite some other families over for the celebration.  Make sure you tell them to dress up in their best party gear.  This can be pajamas or fun outfits—depending on the theme.
  • Have all of the party decorations on hand for the kids to decorate as the party begins.  Have balloons, streamers, confetti, party hats, etc.
  • If you have older children, they can use iron on decals to make shirts that say “2011” or some other New Year saying.
  • Bake a cake or some cupcakes and let the kids frost them.  You can even stick a candle in and sing Happy Birthday to 2011.
  • Explain what New Years Resolutions are about and have everyone write one down.  These can even be included in a scrapbook later.
  • Toast the New Year with sparkling apple cider.

Happy New Year from!

Holiday Photos

holiday photos storephotos.comGetting your family together for a holiday photos isn’t always easy.  There are so many things that your family might complain about—whether it’s the obligatory holiday sweaters or the awkward poses.  Holiday photos aren’t the most fun, but you can make it better with some of these tips from Store Photos.  This is the year for the holiday photo you’ve always dreamed of.  Just imagine the beautiful scrapbooks you can make!

Then and Now

Family photos have always been awkward, and now is the perfect time to look back.  You can recreate old childhood photos.  If you’ve got siblings, we’re sure you’ve taken many pictures together.  Get some old childhood Christmas pictures, and do the same poses.  It’ll be funny because you’re older now!

Ugly Sweaters

It’s one thing to be forced to wear ugly holiday sweaters as a kid.  It’s another thing altogether to willingly put them on as adults.  This is something fun to do with friends.  So grab three of your closest friends, the craziest holiday sweaters you can find, and get cracking.

Put a Fresh Twist on It

You’re not into the holiday sweaters?  Fine.  Wear Hawaiian shirts instead!  Or you can do something Brady Bunch style.  Shoot an individual picture of everyone in the family.  It’s fun to have your photos interact!

What are your fun holiday photo ideas?

Christmas Scrapbooking Quotes

If you’re trying to put together a scrapbook for the Christmas season, you need to have a little bit more than pictures.  We have the scrapbooking supplies you need here at Store Photos—but you still need to provide the creativity!  With some great Christmas quotes, you can make a holiday scrapbook that everyone will remember.  Here are some of our favorites:

Bring your pictures to life in a scrapbook!

Bring your pictures to life in a scrapbook!

  • “Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.” –Dr. Seuss
  • “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” –Charles Dickens
  • “There is no greater gift at Christmas than to have everything you want before you open the gifts.” –Flavia
  • “Giving presents is a talent: to know what a person wants, to know when and how to get it, and to give it lovingly and well.” –Pamela Glenconner
  • “Love’s the thing. The rest is tinsel.” –Pam Brown
  • “May the magic of Christmas warm your heart.” –Unknown
  • “Save Santa a trip: be naughty.” –Unknown (oh boy!)
  • “There seems a magic in the very name of Christmas!” –Unknown
  • “The most vivid memories of Christmases past are usually not of gifts given or received, but of the spirit of love, the special warmth of Christmas worship, the cherished little habits of the home.” –Lois Rand

Merry Christmas from Store Photos!