Christmas season is near, which means that you have to think of gifts for your family, friends, and partner, which usually means a substantial expense for everyone. But this doesn’t have to be like that. The best gifts are not always the costly ones, but the most significant, those that remind us of a good time, making it clear that you thought about the other person and how much they mean in your life.
One of the gifts that have become more common in recent years is photographs. Photography has the characteristic of generating an image that serves as a reminder of that moment that may never be repeated. That is also seen and understood through the eyes of the person taking the picture, which can also make that image unrepeatable because no one may ever have the same look again.
What makes photographs a unique photo gift is not only the fact that they are usually relatively inexpensive. Their emotional charge towards that person to whom you are giving captures of the best moments at his side, and the fact that these are something physical since we are getting used to seeing them through the screen, which dehumanizes him, and that’s why we appreciate touching them from time to time. Another reason is that the photos allow us to make crafts with them and awaken our most creative side. Also, a unique photo gift made with your own hands will be more valuable than something you bought in a store since it shows the time you have dedicated to it, and time will always be the most useful.
1. MAKE A COLLAGE
Collect the photos you like the most, the most beautiful, fun or summery and make a collage with them. Then you can print it out and stick it on your fridge or notepad or put it directly as your PC or laptop wallpaper; it’s sure to bring a smile to your face every time you turn it on. Several applications allow you to make a collage. Online you will find many free applications.
2. ALTER THEM
Furthermore, discussing altering programs. These equivalent projects offer you endless opportunities for your photos, adding effects, make-up, “dressing up” with many accessories, framing them, turning them into a charming “polaroid,” and a thousand other things. If you have not yet launched into editing, these programs are elementary to use and can be very fun.
3. ORDER AN ORIGINAL GIFT
Winter afternoons can be very long, and if you like to spend them with your family, choose the most fun image of the whole summer and order a vintage viewer or a puzzle. You will remember the beautiful vacations you had, and the cold afternoons will be much warmer while you hang out.
4. DECOR YOUR HOME
Some people decorate their house with a Dali, a Renoir, or a Picasso, others with replicas of these, and the less fortunate ones are satisfied with these artists’ prints. You may not have an expensive work of art and have a wonderful painting by a family member or friend (a lucky one), but there are other possibilities. You can hang your work on your walls without having to know how to hold a brush. In this sense, there are many possibilities: photographic posters, photos on canvas with different types of frames, vinyl, slate frames personalized with your favorite image, PVC, methacrylate, table, or forex paintings… As you can see, the options are numerous; I leave you some links to websites that make this kind of decorative element.