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I’ve found the perfect gift!

How wonderful to give a gift that you’ve made. In this day and age, it seems we’re always so busy and to find the perfect gift for someone isn’t always easy, let alone making it too.

I work (and play) on the computer since I’m a graphic/web designer. And I do photography. A couple of weeks ago I was downloading a lot of my photos into Mac’s program, iPhoto. I noticed that the program offers a place to order custom greeting cards, calendars and even a book using your own photos. I decided it’d be fun to try, but honestly didn’t expect much. I had been on-line trying to find a gift for a special friend and thought that if the book turned out okay, I’d give it to her for her birthday.

I came up with some friendship quotes – and voila, my book was born. I ordered it as soon as I put the finishing touches on it and couldn’t believe that the completed product was here so fast.

And now – I’m going to recommend it to you. I’ve begun thinking of all the possibilities, and I have a list of future books I want to make: my grandkids at Disneyland, my brothers and I growing up which will include photos of our parents (who are now deceased), a book featuring each of my dogs with favorite pictures I’ve taken of them – the list is endless. And they’re so great that you don’t have a stack of albums laying around with faded, loose pictures with torn edges. If you have some pictures that you only have one of, scan them and make a book for those who would like to have the pictures also.

iPhoto isn’t the only one who has this available. You can do them right on-line with your digital photos through Wal-mart, Sam’s Club, Shutterfly, Kodak and more.

The books come in a variety of cover selections, layouts for the pages, designs, paper, colors – whatever you need.

I’ve attached a .pdf copy of my first book. Check it out and CLICK HERE to see My Book!

September 15, 2008 Posted by | Favorite Sites, Personal/Family | , , , , , | Leave a comment