I like to take pictures. When Eloise was born, I had my 35mm film camera that I would fill almost daily, run up to Walgreens to get them developed, and mail prints off to Grandparents. Luckily, I did have a digital camera also and I would upload a few shots to my computer each month. Good thing, as I found myself looking for the perfect gift for her grandparents at the end of that year.
So I made them photo calendars so they could see their grandkids photos each month. It is hard to live so far away and miss the daily milestones. Raves came from the across the land as the calendars arrived.
Now 8 years later, when I ask the grandparents “what would you like for Christmas this year?” – they always say “it doesn’t matter, just as long as we receive a calendar.”
There are many calendar programs you can buy and create on your photo editing software, but I do it the easy way and upload them to a photography site and create online -
I have used Kodak Easyshare, Shutterfly, Snapfish and Tiny Prints depending on where I was also getting my holiday cards, cost, lead-time if I was running late, or liking their particular designs that year.
What are some of your favorite personalized gifts for the Grandparents?