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October 2018

Birthday Gifts For Unusual Women

You can then add text and other elements to the design in order to create unique birthday gifts for women that look great, and in many cases offer functionality and usefulness as well as form. All personalised photo gifts can be customised to include a photo in this way and we’ve highlighted some of the best ones available below.

Photo Handbags

What woman doesn’t like a new handbag? Why not use a picture of the recipient and have them turned into a piece of pop art before being printed on the photo handbag? You can then write a brief birthday message and have this printed on the reverse of the bag. As well as handbags you may choose pouch purses, shopping bags, and makeup bags as well as many other unique personalised bags.

Photo Notebooks And Journals

Notebooks and journals are functional and useful and you can customise them to make them ideal birthday gifts for women. Add a photo of your wife to create a beautiful gift for her birthday. Notebooks, journals, diaries, and address books are just some of the types of book that can be converted into personalised birthday gifts for women.

Canvas Prints

The canvas print is so much useful as it is beautiful. It is literally a piece of wall art and it can be customised with a photo or design of your choosing. As well as being able to use a photo of the recipient you can use a piece of their favourite artwork, or you could use a piece of their artwork or design and create something extra special that only they will ever own. Canvas prints come in bespoke dimensions so you can order one to fill a precise spot or an entire wall.

All personalised photo gifts can be customised to include a photo in this way and we’ve highlighted some of the best ones available below.

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Memory And Recipe Journal

Remember the first time you started a diary? Maybe you were 10 or 13 and you had that quaint little book with the special lock and key. Oh the stories you would write; that cute boy who kept looking at you in the cafeteria. Remember what the lunch ladies were serving that day? Whatever it was, I’m sure you still get a quick flashback whenever you eat the same thing today.

You could do the same thing now – this very minute. It would be a loving way to hand down all those thoughts, memories, traditions and recipes to your children and loved ones.

I t doesn’t matter where you’re from or where you live. It doesn’t matter if you have one child or ten children or if you have any children at all. You could do this for yourself and for other family members. Keeping a diary of one’s history is a way to celebrate family, tradition and culture, from generation to generation.

Most families have their own particular way of celebrating holidays, special occasions, or just everyday life. You do things a certain way, you take pictures; you keep cards and mementos and prepare foods that everyone enjoys and relates to in certain times in your life.

Do you remember your mother’s favorite dish to prepare? The one you always asked her to make? Can you prepare it? Do you remember that one special time when she made your favorite dish? Was it your birthday? Your graduation? Your wedding?

In Mexican American tradition (old school), most recipes weren’t written down. As children, we observed, tasted and relished the final outcome. Years later we remember when Abuelo Paco celebrated his 90th birthday and the whole family was there, all 200 of them.

Everyone brought his or her favorite dish. Your mom prepared her delicious tequila marinated brisket and your grandmother (your Abuelita) made her melt in your mouth biscochos, except you had to roll out the dough and cut out the cookies because her arthritis was bothering her. Your uncles prepared salsa, margaritas, chile con queso and calabasitas (squash). Your tias (aunts) made macaroni salad, chile verde and chile colorado – American style, because, after all, we are living in the US of A.

Tears fill out eyes and there’s a gentle heaviness in our hearts. We remember, so we decide to celebrate again by preparing those same dishes that were made on such a special occasion with a lot of love and caring.

The years pass by quickly and sometimes we forget until for some reason or another we start rummaging through an old photo box. Suddenly your hear the sound of the mariachis playing “Las Mananitas” for Abuelo Paco. You picture Tia in that funky blue dress with all the sequins, the one that made her feel like a prom queen. Before you know it, you can actually smell the salsa, the brisket, the margaritas and the Mexican beers. You just can’t get over how you haven’t thought about that particular day in years. And of course, this bubbles up other forgotten memories.

You promise yourself you’ll never forget them again and that you’ll tell your kids or your husband or your best friend about those wonderful times. But life goes on. The stories and those special recipes are never shared. Perhaps it’s time to do something about that.

Promise yourself to make time, 15 or 30 minutes a day or every other day, whatever time you can spare, to record those memories and recipes – diary style. Do as much or as little as you want. But do it. You don’t need to find a publisher to leave a legacy for your family. You can do it yourself. As elaborate or as simple as you want. I promise you that when your kids open up that journal and start reading, the same feelings and emotions that ran through you remembering Abuelo Paco will be tugging at their heartstrings. Celebrate your family through the generations. Enjoy the moments and record the history.

Pimping Your Scrapbook With Photos

Weddings are a lot of fun, not just because it’s a memorable day, but because it’s an event that would make different wedding scrapbook ideas very easy to think of. Since scrapbooking is also sometimes called a photographic diary and all weddings have photos, creating a completely unique scrapbook for your wedding may be a little hard. Again, no one would like a wedding scrapbook without photos, so what can you do to make a scrapbook and give it a little taste of your own? Here are some wedding scrapbook ideas.

The fact that weddings are very important in everyone’s life makes it an event that can never happen without photos. Who wouldn’t want a picture of a kiss at the altar? Or a photo of the first dance? All weddings have photos and that’s what would make some wedding scrapbook ideas very appropriate.

Just for your wedding scrapbook, why not hire a special artistic photographer? Not just the one taking pictures at special activities, but a real photographer who specializes in creative photography? When you have your photographer, let them print photos in black and white for a dramatic look. Sepia can be a very sexy and appealing scrapbook look as well. Allow the photographer to play with your photos for a set of really unique photos. During the wedding, don’t forget to tell the photographer to take stolen pictures. Stolen pictures bring out life and love in just one click. When you have artistic photographers working especially on stolen photos, even pictures bring out the real emotions.