6.09.2016

Photo Tip Friday: Personalized Father's Day Gifts from your Photos

by Mary Denman     @MaryDenman
With Father's Day fast approaching here in the US, I wanted to give you some ideas of how to use your photography for personalized gifts. 

All of us know a dad who may be hard to buy for, so instead of a new tie or socks, (and my hubby has actually asked for socks before), why not spend a little time thinking about something more personal for him. 

That's where your photography can come in, to help create a memorable Father's Day gift. 

Let's get started.


1. Print a beautiful shot and frame it for your dad. 

This could be a gorgeous sunrise or sunset. Maybe your dad loves the woods! How about a great picture of his dream car? What would he like? Go take a picture and have it framed! 


2. Consider making a meme for you dad to show your appreciation of him. 

Here's a post I did on how to create a meme. Personally, I love using PicMonkey

You can take a special shot and write directly on it to show your sentiment. 

Then, just print it locally and you have a special, one of a kind gift that shows you thought about him.





3. Give photos of yourself or your kids to your dad. 

Either a family portrait or individual pictures could be a really nice gift. Especially if he doesn't live nearby. 


4. Make a special coupon for your dad. 

My husband loves when the kids give him the gift of car washes. 

So get a cool background, write on the photo with PicMonkey and print it locally.

This one is a real winner in our household!


5. There are lots of novelty ways to use your photos for a gift. You can make things like:
  • Cups
  • Ornaments
  • Blankets
  • Mouse Pads
  • Key Chains

You don't have to be a professional photographer to show your love to your family. Look for good shots and be creative with them. Show your love through thoughtfulness.

Assignment: Go through a few shots right now and look for a couple that could make a nice present for your dad. If you don't have anything in particular in mind, then grab your camera and go looking for a great shot. Then, upload it to a place that prints photos and make a memorable gift. Here's a post on cropping shots. 

BLOGGERS: Think through how your blog or photos can be a blessing to others! Too, keep improving your photography to use for your posts! 

CELL PHONE USERS: You can take shots with your phones and upload them to PicMonkey and create gifts as well! 

Hope these tips help! 
Keep on Clicking!
Mary
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17 comments:

  1. My kids did the "DAD" 3 photos with them holding cardboard letters idea (luckily we have 3 kids - handy!) one year and that when down really well with their dad. My dad used to take a lot of photos, I could dig out one of his from back in the day and get that framed as you suggest, that would be a lovely gift, thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. You're so welcome Julia! That's a cool idea about holding the letters! I hope your gifts are a hit this Father's Day!

      Thanks for dropping by!

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  2. Some great ideas Mary, and if we didn't already have the idea of taking Dad to Madrid for his Father's day/Birthday all wrapped up into one this year, I'd be doing this. Each Christmas I do an album for my parents and they always say it's the nicest present, so I know how much Dad's appreciated personalised photos.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Wren x

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    1. I think Madrid might just win out as a great present! So neat that your dad likes the personalized albums! Have a wonderful weekend Wren!

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  3. Really funny that you linked this up today as I have just made a photo book for my father for Father's Day. It is really difficult to know what to get them at times and I agree photo gifts can be fabulous! TY for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime 🎉

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    1. You're welcome Catie! I am enjoying reading your blog. My daughter works with kids with Autism so I appreciate your world just a tiny bit. Sounds like you're a great mom!

      Thanks for dropping by!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Megan! I really enjoyed meeting you at Blue Ridge!

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  5. Great ideas Mary. I have repurposed a barbecue grill and turned it into a photo display where the kids will add photos and give it to dad for the special day. The best gifts are also the ones that are personalized.

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    1. That's a great idea Mary! I bet he will love that!

      Thanks for dropping by!

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  6. Such lovely ideas Mary. I have to get my fathers day present sorted!! How is your foot doing? hope your feeling loads better :)

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    1. Hi Claire! Sadly, my foot is just as bad as before surgery...I'm going to do physical therapy for a while and see if that helps. But I just keep going! :)

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  7. All your ideas are so much fun and so special for any dad! Photos bring great memories and can always be enjoyed!

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    1. I love photos too! I have boxes of old ones that are fun to go through.

      Thanks for dropping by!

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  8. Get beautiful video greetings and images on the occasion of father's day wishes from daughter

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  9. I wish I had a father to share this holiday with. Unfortunately all mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, fathers, and grandfathers are gone now.
    Enjoy your time to the fullest while you have the opportunity!
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/06/west-side-story.html

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