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Before the rise of mass production and cheap consumerism, it was far more common for people to personally make the gifts which they gave to other people. Whether this meant crafting some jewellery, making an ornament, painting a picture or baking some especially delicious cakes, the fact was that the nature of employment at the time meant that most people had the skills necessary to make a first job of crafting just the right item. Nowadays, of course, not that many people feel that they are in possession of the relevant abilities. The occasional person may have the craft or art based skills to put something together but, for the vast majority of people, the thought of how shoddy and amateurish the finished product would look might actually put them off. After all, no matter how much thought you put into a gift, if it’s not actually produced to a high enough standard it’s going to look like more of an insult than a heartfelt gift.
Leaving all of this aside, however, there’s still no getting away from the fact that hand crafted gifts pack an impact which purchased items can’t hope to match. Luckily, advances in technology have created a situation whereby absolutely anyone with a collection of digital photographs can use them as the basis for stunning and unique personalized gifts. No matter what the occasion and no matter how much money you have to spend, you’ll be able to find a gift which perfectly matches the bill. For some people, this may mean crafting a small novelty item such as a mouse mat or fridge magnet, whilst others may take the opportunity to craft a high, luxury quality top of the range gift such as a bespoke photo book or gallery quality canvas art print.
The key factor which all of these great photo gift ideas share is that they combine touchingly personal content with state of the art production values and top of the range materials. The other thing which they have in common is that they are incredibly easy to produce and put together. The software provided to guide you through the design process has been put together with the complete beginner in mind. Even if you haven’t worked with graphic design in the past, or have little experience of utilizing computers, then you’ll find turning your photographs into the item of your choice to be a quick and simple thing to do. Read the rest of this entry »