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How to decorate your home with memories

 

Stylish, classy and homey.                                                                      Stylish, classy and homey.

When it comes to home interior design, trends come and go all the time. If you follow every trend featured in the magazines, you would have to redecorate every year!

Thankfully, there is a gorgeous and affordable way that you can decorate your home in a timeless fashion. While anyone can hang a few photos of their children and friends, doing so in a stylish manner can be a bit more challenging.

Here at Incrystals, we believe in transforming precious family memories into stunning 3D crystal photos. Your favourite photos will be digitally etched onto a glittering block of high quality glass, allowing your memories to shine through. While you may already know that 3D crystals are perfect as gifts, consider using them in your home decor for a stylish and interesting twist.

Photo crystals are contemporary and attractive, and they will help you cherish your loved ones 365 days a year. Transform your home into a beautiful and tranquil space – 3D photo crystals are the way to go.

Your cherished memories will never be far from your mind.
Your cherished memories will never be far from your mind.

5 Reasons Why We Love Christmas

Heart shaped christmas tree ball with chain of lights

Here at Incrystals, we love the Christmas Season and we want to take this time to tell you why! Here are the Top 5 Reasons why we think Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year.

  1. Mulled wine and minced pies – The spices and the flavours of Christmas are warming, festive and simply delicious. Cloves, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg – yum!
  2. Seeing our customers’ amazing photos – In the lead up to Christmas, we get heaps of orders for 3D photo crystals as gifts, and that means that we get to admire our customers’ lovely photos! Customised 3D photo crystals make a great gift – you still have time to order in time for the big day!
  3. Spending time with friends and family – Whether its down at our family homes or out at the pub with neighbours, the extra time to spend with loved ones is one of the best things about the holidays.
  4. Seeing children’s faces light up with joy – Christmas is never so magical as when you are able to see the joy and wonder on the faces of little ones. Capture these fleeting looks on camera and create customised photo crystals for next year!
  5. The classic tunes – From ‘Last Christmas’ to ‘I wish it could be Christmas every day’ and the old Rat Pack classics, nothing gets us in the holiday spirit as much as the classic Christmas songs.

Don’t leave your Christmas shopping until the last minute!

last-minute-shopping

We’ve all done it – counted down the days before Christmas without actually getting our shopping completed – or even started! While arguably easier said than done, if you have a long list of gifts to buy for your family and friends, don’t leave it until the last minute.

Your holiday season will be imminently more enjoyable if you get your tasks and errands out of the way early in December – finish your shopping now and you can throw on your Christmas jumper, fill your glass with mulled cider and get fully into the spirit of the season.

Don’t want to head to the crowded shops and busy malls? Online shopping is one of the best innovations of modern life – take full advantage of your ability to get your Christmas list completed from the comfort of your own home.

Looking for something unique, beautiful and meaningful to give to your friends and family? Try a stunning crystal gift from the team at Incrystals. Transform any photograph into a 3D photo crystal gift that is sure to wow and impress anyone on your list.

There is still plenty of time to order in time for Christmas – but don’t leave it too late! Order a crystal gift now and spend the rest of December on easy street. Happy Holidays!

Gifts that show you care

Feeling Down?
                                             Feeling Down?

Now that the clocks have been set back and the weather is often gloomy, many people across the UK are finding themselves in a bit of a slump. If you have a friend or a loved one who is suffering from grief, dealing with a rough spell or feeling down for any reason at all, sending a token or a gift can be a special way to show you care. Photo gifts, 3D crystals, laser engraved gifts and even an edible bouquet – these are perfect for cheering your recipient up.

Here are a few gift ideas that will show any one you care.

3D crystals - a great gift to cheer someone up
3D crystals – a great gift to cheer someone up
  1. Share a happy memory – Reminders of good times past are a great way to remind someone that you are there for them. Choose your favourite photo and have it transformed into a realistic 3D photo gift, a memento that will look wonderful on their mantle, desk or end table.
  2. Give something that they will see all the time – Creating a photo engraved keychain is another way to ensure that your friend or family member sees a happy memory all the time. A keychain is a great way to pack a big punch into a small package!
  3. Give an edible arrangement – When someone is feeling down, they might have a tendency to eat unhealthy foods – send an edible fruit arrangement to show them that you care while also ensuring that they get their 5 a day!

The 3 Most Photogenic Sites in the City of London

 

St. Dunstan in the East
                                                                       St. Dunstan in the East

If you are planning to take a visit to the capital this August bank holiday weekend, you might want to think about visiting some of old London’s most photogenic sites. Choosing the perfect backdrop for your family or couples photos can make all the difference when it comes to printing your pics. If you want to create unique, beautiful crystal photo gifts, these settings will make the result extra special.

3D Photo Crystals are lovely, making the perfect accessory for your home or office -these 3 photogenic sites located in the Square Mile will make them even lovelier.

  1. St. Dunstan in the East – This Christopher Wren church was bombed during the Blitz, but instead of clearing away the rubble the ruins were transformed into a gorgeous park. This setting is ideal for engagement or wedding photos.

    Leadenhall Market
                                                                               Leadenhall Market
  2. Leadenhall Market – Used as a film set for the Harry Potter movies and countless picture postcards, Leadenhall Market is a stunning Victorian structure that will make all of your photos gorgeous.

    St. Paul's and Millennium Bridge
    St. Paul’s and Millennium Bridge
  3. The Millennium Bridge and St. Paul’s Cathedral – This ultra modern bridge juxtaposed with the ancient St. Paul’s Cathedral can make for a wonderful photo opportunity.

Father’s Day Hacks – How to celebrate Dad on a budget

Happy Father's Day to all UK dads!
                                                                   Happy Father’s Day to all UK dads!

It’s that time of year again – a celebration of all things “Father” as we head into the middle of June. Father’s Day is a fantastic time to recognise your Dad for all that he does for you – spend the day with him, enjoy a roast, take a stroll and give him a gift that he will truly love.

But what should you do if you are short on cash? If your budget is small, that is no reason not to shower Dad with some love. Here are four great ideas that can help you celebrate your Dad, no matter what your budget.

  1. Take him on a free East London food tour – If you’re in the London area, consider treating Dad to a free food tour that chronicles the immigration history of the East End. The food is delicious and affordable, and the Free Tour By Foot guides are fantastic. Just tip them whatever you can at the end – Father’s Day sorted.
  2. Buy him a photo crystal keychain – At just around 10 pounds, these Incrystals laser engraved photo keychains look great, and they are emblazoned with a photo of your Dad’s favourite person – you! Order this week for delivery in time for Father’s Day.
  3. Cook him a nice meal – If you are truly strapped for cash, you can always give your dad the gift of a lovely, home cooked roast. Here is a great link that is filled with recipes you can make for less than £1 per head.
  4. Take him to the museum – No matter where in the UK you live, there is bound to be a fantastic museum exhibit nearby. Good news? They’re almost always free! Take Dad for a pint after the museum and you have yourself a perfect afternoon.

The gift for anyone on the go – a personalised portable power bank

Personalised engraved power bank
A personalised power bank – the perfect gift

We have all been there – out and about for an entire day only to start feeling that creeping panic as you see your smartphone’s battery level going down, down, down – until it is on its last few bars of power. Say goodbye to your GPS capabilities, your ability to text (and locate) your friends or family and your source of entertainment on the train – not to mention your personal and/ or business phone calls!

Thankfully, a new product has hit the market that is saving many people from this unneeded stress – portable power banks are a brilliant way to stay connected when you are out on the go.

Perfect for charging your smartphone and your tablet, getting your hands on one of these portable power banks just make good sense – keep one in your handbag or rucksack and you will never get caught out again.

As a gift, these power banks are always a huge hit. They strike a cool balance between whimsical and practical, and are all the more special when personalised for the recipient. That’s right – you can use our innovative crystal laser engraving process to add your loved one’s name and whatever photograph you wish to the clear section of the power bank.

Add a picture of their beloved pet, a grandchild, a film actor or even their own face – personalising your power bank gift will make it extra meaningful. Order one today – these are selling fast!

3D Crystal Gifts for the Star Wars Lovers in your Life!

The perfect gift for any Star Wars lover.
                 The perfect gift for any Star Wars lover.

We are all familiar with the famous Star Wars Jedi quote, “May the force be with you.” This iconic phrase has since come to be a friendly way to say farewell to friends, and is popular in pop culture – and of course, with huge Star Wars fans.

In the past few years, super fans have noticed that May 4th has special significance – as in, “May the Fourth Be With You.” Heralded as “Star Wars Day,” people dress up and attend events all across the globe to honour the creations of George Lucas.

As International Star Wars Day approaches, it is the perfect time to start considering a gift for the biggest SW fans in your life. Thankfully, Incrystals has a great idea for a May 4th gift – have your favourite character, logo or saying embedded into a stunning crystal. We can turn any photo into a 3D crystal – these are such a unique and exciting way to impress any Star Wars lover.

Simply choose your design, the size and shape that you want and get in touch – we will do the rest and send it to you in time for May the Fourth.

May the Force Be With You – and your crystal gifts!

Personalised Christmas gifts that show you care

                                    Personalised gifts are a great way to say I love you at Christmas time!

It’s the final countdown – the last few days before Christmas, and if you haven’t sorted out all of your gifts you are cutting it down to the wire! At this point, if you need to send something across the country (or even across the planet) you may be a tad too late for your item to arrive in time for Christmas morning. No worries – here are some fantastic last minute personalised gifts that will show you care – even if they arrive a few days late.

  • Personalised socks – Sending a pair of personalised socks is a cute way to ring in the holidays – everyone loves a pair of fun feet! These “obligatory Christmas socks” from Alphabet Interiors will bring a smile to the face  – and the toes- of your recipient.
  • An engraved lighter, key rings, phone case or charger – Engraving day to day items such as lighters, phone chargers, key rings, alarm clocks and phone cases is an easy way to add fun and meaning to an otherwise banal gift. Incrystals does a cracking job of engraving photo images and messages onto these household objects. Personalised key rings? Christmas sorted.
  • A trio of meaningful heart maps – Bombas does a wonderful job of helping you preserve lovely memories and create a personalised gift for your spouse, friend or family member – you choose three places anywhere in the world, and they create a gorgeous keepsake that anyone would be happy to hang on the wall.
  • A Photo Crystal – These 3D photo crystals make such a great personalised gift for anyone on your list – simply choose a photo that has meaning for both of you, and this state of the art technology can create a photo realistic etching into a crystal block. Ideal as a keepsake, a paperweight or an eye catching accessory, these crystals really show you care.

The final countdown! Last minute Christmas gifts

Stunning chocolates at Dark Sugars
Stunning chocolates at Dark Sugars

We’re in the final holiday stretch – the final seven days before Christmas Day. If you still haven’t stuffed every stocking and purchased every package then you are swiftly falling behind schedule – now is the time to get your Christmas shopping completed. Here are our top five last minute Christmas gifts that will help you check everyone off of your list and relax with a glass of egg nog instead of panicking on the 24th!

  1. Gorgeous choccies – I know, I know – buying a box of chocolates seems like a cop out, but that is only if you haven’t visited Brick Lane’s Dark Sugars. These gourmet Ghanian chocolates will make every foodie on your list grin from ear to ear, that is, if they can stop chowing down on truffles.
  2. Lush goodies– Maybe sweets aren’t for everyone on your list, but that doesn’t mean that they won’t love a luscious treat for the bath or shower. Lush is a seasonal favourite across the UK; their yuletide soaps, bath bombs and body lotions are perfect for both men and women who like a little whimsy with their hygiene.
  3. Personalised photo gifts – What better way to say you love someone than by gifting them with a personalised photo gift? 3D laser engraved photo crystals are a really lovely gift for parents or grandparents, and personalised photo key chains make great stocking stuffers. Order soon for last minute delivery before Christmas!
  4. Movie vouchers – Gift cards can seem impersonal, but vouchers for a movie always feel different – these make a brilliant gift for most people. After all, who doesn’t love going to see a film?If you want to be a little bit more unique, you can always choose vouchers from an artsy cinema, such as the BFI in London.
  5. A museum membership – If your gift recipient has a favourite museum (or museum that allies with their interests that they may not know about yet), consider purchasing them an annual membership. This is not only thoughtful, but helps to keep the institution afloat.