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How to Use Your Photos for a Personal Touch to Any Gift
How to Use Your Photos for a Personal Touch to Any Gift

Around the holidays you may be trying to come up with creative ways to use your photos with/or as your gift.

I’m a huge fan of giving photo books, prints and more for gifts. However, I love to make sure that each gift I give has a photo with it.

We are all guilty of not printing our photos enough. By slowing down during this time of year and printing our photos and giving them to those we love is just one way our photography can bless those in our lives.

For the last couple of years, I have printed photos as the card on the gift. I print photos of my kids and family members. Instead of writing “to” on the gift, I’ll attached a photo of that person on the gift.

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My kids love looking at all the gifts with the photos on them as they are put under the tree.

Plus if you mail off your gifts, people are instantly excited to see the photo printed on the outside of the gift.

This is a super easy way to add a personal touch to your gifts. I mean, you are a photographer, why would you include photos with your gifts.

It does take a little pre-planning so I wanted to share this now so you can start selecting, editing and printing your photos.

You may be surprised that people are asking each other for the photos or trading. People love to hold photos and that is something we don’t do enough of these days.

So if you don’t have time to make photos, use this simple tip to still get your photos in the hands of your family and friends.

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  • No.
    Select photos

    You want to select photos of the people receiving the gifts. If you don’t have photos of this person, I have sometimes asked them to send me a photo or asked a mutual friend or family member to email me a photo.

  • No.
    Print the photos

    I have found that the photos printed at Artifact Uprising is perfect for these photo cards. They use a thicker stock paper so you don’t need to worry as much about the photo bending when put on the package.

    You can purchase the Square Print Set. It’s up to you for the size. I like to choose either the 3.25×3.25” or the 4×4.

  • No.
    Purchase the wrapping paper & twine

    I like to use brown wrapping paper for the gifts to keep it clean and simple. I recommend this Kraft Paper Jumbo Roll. There is plenty of paper to wrap all your presents.

    You can use simple brown twine but I like to use this red and white twine.

  • No.
    Tape the photo to the gift

    After you wrap up the gift, I simply tape the photo to the gift and then wrap the twine around it.

    I’m not known for my wrapping skills so by using these photo cards I’m able to hide the mistakes that are involved in my wrapping.

  • Suzanne
    November 30, 2017 at 6:52 PM

    Great idea, I am doing this for Christmas. Thank you.

  • Tresa
    November 30, 2017 at 11:15 PM

    What a great idea!! There’s enough color on the tree and I love the simple brown paper wrapping and string so your photos stand out!

  • Maris Lubbock
    December 1, 2017 at 6:01 AM

    I’m looking for my photos today! Wonderful idea. I really don’t print enough photos.

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