I have probably taken more pictures in the past nine months since my daughter was born than in my entire life combined. Oh, those babies… Since photos are a part of my daily routine lately, I wanted to think of ways to use them in gifts this year. Today I’m sharing three photo gift Ideas that I found online. One gift is for my little brother, one is for our parents, and the last is a photo memory game for the cutest six-year-old on the planet.
HONEYCOMB PHOTO ART
PERSONALIZED PHOTO CALENDARS
Forget jewelry or expensive cologne; Stu and I know all our parents really want this year is pictures of their only grandchild. You guys, easiest gift decision ever. I know our parents will love these calendars. Every month they get a new photo to gush over.
Minted has dozens of customizable photo calendars to choose from. You upload pics, add them to each page, and choose a color scheme for each month if you want. You can also add birthdays and special events to remember right on the date.
I personalized the calendars specifically for each parent with different styles and pictures. From left to right here are the designs: Big Month, Book Shop, and Handdrawn Herringbone. I chose the standard size, which is a petite version of the traditional size. I like it that they are a little slimmer than the typical calendar because they fit better on the wall.
PHOTO MEMORY GAME
I saw this idea on a product post on A Cup of Jo. You could buy a set through a photo company and spend $25, or you could make them and spend about $12. I ordered at set of 50 plain cardboard coasters from Amazon for 8 bucks and change. Developing 16 photos cost about $2, and scrapbook paper was $1.50. I had spray adhesive on hand, but you could probably use a permanent glue stick too.
This project only took me about 15 minutes and will be the perfect gift for Gianna, a first-grade super hero we happen to know and love.
This weekend felt like the beginning of holiday season for some reason. I think making gifts means twinkle lights will creep out of their storage boxes a bit earlier than normal. Don’t hate me; at least I waited until after Halloween.
*This post was sponsored by Minted. I’m thrilled to work with such an outstanding shop. Really, it makes me happy.