Some great ideas for your photos when stumped on what to buy the tweeny and teenage grandchildren for birthdays and special occasions. With the wee ones, clothes and toys are always a staple and easy to buy. The rest are so absorbed in the electronic world, there doesn’t seem to be much left for us to add without breaking the bank. My favourite gift is an electronic photo album of their activities and memorable moments for the year. Birthdays, sports events, graduations, Halloween, and just any special moments that you save for them in your pictures.e
Living in Canada, on the west coast, my favourite for online photo albums is LONDON DRUGS. Their online program is quick to download and simple to use. You can customize your photo album pages, as well as your cover, or just choose your photos and let the program lay them out in the book. Viewing is simple, and you can save and take as much time as you like. Choose your photo album from a variety of sizes and covers at a very reasonable price, add pages and backgrounds, or simply use your own photo as a background. One of my favourites is using a sports field as the background and laying the action photos on top. Don’t like the look, simply delete and start again. Your photos are loaded into the film strip on the bottom of your work page and you can delete from the page and redo, resize and move around as many times as you want. You can add text, dates, and special messages to personalize your album and make it a truly cherished memory.
For the US, Shutterfly is probably the most popular for online storage and projects, also delivering right to your door. Michaels, Walmart, Costco and Staples are some of the other companies that offer excellent service – sometimes ready for pickup in as little as an hour.
An Electronic photo album is also an excellent way of saving those holiday and vacation photos. Lasting memories to share.