Gift of Pictures

My Grandparents' 50th wedding anniversary is coming up and I'm the organizer of the event. We're all going on a 5-day cruise (26 of us). Although I have several surprises for my Grandparents along the way, we'd like to give a special gift of photos.

I've been gathering photos from close friends and relatives, but now I've hit a wall. I'm so fried from all the other planning of our wedding and this upcoming anniversary cruise. I can't come up with any ideas of how to present these photos. My goal is for the photos to tell the story of their lives together. They are very fun, young-spririted, and Love their family and friends.

Any ideas? Help please.
Posted on August 23, 2007 at 5:07 am
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Can you scan them and have them printed in a hardbound book, like MyPublisher? Another option would be to scrapbook them...Target and Michael's sell some cute pre-designed books/pages to help you with the creative side of things. Maybe also have each person who submits the photo write a little something about it, which you can include in the memory book.
Posted on August 23, 2007 at 5:21 am
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I've seen a really cute DVD made for an anniversary like that. You just upload the photos onto Ofoto or one of those sights and you can make different backgrouds, music, and titles. It's really cute actually.
Posted on August 23, 2007 at 6:02 am
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There's also a place called Blurb that does bonded photo albums. Here goes the site - http://www.projectwedding.com/vendor/show/10000231
Posted on August 23, 2007 at 6:19 am
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For my grandparent's 60th, my cousin compiled a bunch of photos and created a slide show with music that was shown at a nice dinner that we all attended. Everyone really liked that. My grandparents made some funny comments like, "how'd she find THAT picture?"

She then had the slideshow put on a DVD for our everyone if we wanted one. She also had the photos printed in a really nice photobook for our grandparents. I believe she went through shutterfly for it. There's a bunch of places that can do nice photo books... mypublisher.com, shutterfly.com, picaboo.com.
Posted on August 23, 2007 at 8:24 am
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Another idea, if your up for it is to scan the photos and print them on fabric. This can be done by ironing freezer paper to the fabric and putting it in a standered laser or ink jet printer...then you could sew them into a quilt or have a quilter do it for you. It may be expensive though....

Or if you want you could print just one photo on fabric (say there wedding photo) to use for the cover. Sew the fabric photo onto one large piece of fabric and make a book cover. You could surround the photo with lace or beads...This shouldn't be to difficult. Stretch the cover over the front and back of the book, and scrap book the pages. Find images online of pretty things from there time, use buttons, beads, fabrics ribbon ect to embellish. That would be very special =o). You don't have to do it all by yourself, have family members help you sew work on their own page, or if someone is a good sewer ,ask them to make the cover.

http://www.art-e-zine.co.uk/imagefabric.html

Above is a link to a great site for fabric printing, it gives you instructions, don't worry it's pretty simple. =) Good Luck.




Posted on August 23, 2007 at 10:53 am

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