Monthly Archives: January 2016

Top Five Gifts for Your Uncle

There are some family members that are always hard to find gifts for- you love them, but don’t get to see them often enough and want to get them something meaningful and that they’ll love.  Uncles- what do you get them to show them that you care?

Remind your uncle who his favorite niece is!
  1. A personal photo album: print an album with selected personal photos highlighting your favorite memories together. There are many services online or in stores!
  2. A gift subscription service: Find a subscription box service your uncle will love- there’s everything from fashion to food subscription delivery services! Each month when your uncle receives his box, he’ll have a lovely reminder that you care.
  3. A diamond 3D Photo Crystal: A diamond 3D Photo Crystal will be the centerpiece of your uncle’s home, and he’ll love showing it off to his guests. Choose a favorite image of the two of you to commemorate in crystal!
  4. A smart and cozy scarf: a fantastic scarf can pull together an outfit in the colder months, and also provides much-needed warmth- it’s like a hug from you every time he wears it!
  5. A home-made baked good: nothing expresses your love and caring for someone like a home-made treat. Make your uncle’s favorite sweet treat just for him and place it in a pinterest-worthy tin.  It’s the most thoughtful gift!

A New Year’s Resolution – Print your photos!

Tapered Photo Crystal - Landscape

As 2016 begins, it is the perfect time to make some changes in your life. While resolutions about exercise, physical health, diet and finances are heavy and difficult to keep, you can always set a few fun goals. This year, I am making more of an effort to decorate my home with my own photography and pictures of me and my husband together and loving life.

While digital photography has brought us immeasurable convenience and the ability to capture more special moments than ever before, it does also pose a very real problem: because we can instantly see our photos (and edit, crop and resize them), we are less likely to print them out and keep them as mementos. After all, we live so much of our lives on social media, and digital photos are easy to post online and share with friends, family and colleagues.

But posting our photos online can never be a real replacement for printing our precious images and posting them around our home. While creating heavy physical photo albums filled with family memories might be a thing of the past, it is still a lovely practice to display your photos in your space.

  • Enlarge the best of the best – A few times a year, choose your favourite photos and print them in A2 or A3 size. You can purchase very affordable and attractive black frames in all sizes from Tiger or Ikea – use these to line a staircase or your foyer.
  • Create a stunning photo crystal – Every now and then a photo really turns out magically – this year, transform those into 3D Photo Crystals or even a photo keyring.
  • Order a photo canvas – Choosing your favourite photos and having them enlarged and transferred onto a canvas is a sophisticated and stunning way to display your best memories – they look fantastic on any wall in your home.