Should a Christmas present be practical, useful or personal? The search for the perfect gift idea continues.
Berlin, London, Amsterdam. 6 Nov. 2009. Finding the right Christmas present for your friends and family is a challenge you have to face every year. When a few basic rules are observed, finding original and affordable presents can become quite easy. Last minute purchases should be avoided, it only causes stress at the wrong time of the year.
Christmas, celebrating reunions
Searching for and buying Christmas presents can be completely relaxed when done from home on the Internet. Questions like: “What would she like or what would be useful to him?” or “Does it have to be that expensive?” have become redundant in our affluent society, where people have already bought the things they want and what they have not bought yet they don’t really want. For this Christmas here a list of individual gift ideas to preserve personal memories and to celebrate families and friendship. These are largely photo gifts, personalised with own images.
Greeting cards don’t have to come a of the shelf
Greeting cards with their own interesting or funny pictures are much more personal. Photo services like FotoInsight print photo greeting cardsusually in sets of ten as picture postcards or folding greeting cards (with image and text on-print on all four pages) with their envelopes . Hint: The cheapest photo greeting cards are on photographic paper, where the front can be edited in full colour, costing only £3.99 including 10 envelopes.
Calendars with own photographs
There can hardly be a better Christmas present than a photo calendar, let it be a wall calendar, a desk planner, a table picture calendar or kitchen calendar, it needs a new one every year. The FotoInsight Designer software provides many calendar templates for photo calendars in different sizes. Similar to the photo book layouts, a virtually unlimited number of pictures can be applied and layered. A birthday calendar can include passport size pictures on birthdays in the calendars.
Those who want to print calendars on a printer at home (that will still be possible on the last day), will do well with the photo calendar softwarefrom greenstreet, the voucher TEST0825 gives a 48% discount (£12.99 at http://greenstreet-online.com/offers/iitm-calendar/index.htm).Photobook calendars from Printing-1 are the alternative to wall calendars. They can be up to 250 pages thick with much space for pictures and notes. If the choice is too difficult, reading the photo calendar test where these three calendar services have been compared may help.