As a photo organizer, I’ve noticed the opportunities for seasonal holiday photos has slowly been extended. As soon as Labor Day is over, it’s harvest time and pumpkin-spice everything. Halloween has turned into a month-long spooky celebration instead of one night. Our neighborhood’s holiday snowflake street lights are already up. While this expansion allows more time for great photos, it also adds the inevitable photo overload and holiday stress many of us feel. And then there’s the pressure of holiday shopping for the perfect gifts for everyone on your list!
But there is a growing body of evidence that show experiences and services surpass material goods in terms of creating happiness. Author Tara Button, in her book, A Life Less Throwaway states:
“We get more happiness when we look forward to a nice experience, then having a nice material item. It’s also been shown that spending money on services to give ourselves more free time promote happiness”.
If you are searching for the perfect gift for friends, family or yourself, consider hiring a professional photo organizer. Our photo services help with a variety of photo organizing needs such as:
- Scanning/digitizing prints, slides, even negatives
- Converting old media to digital
- Creating a centralized photo library hub (and a place for those newly-created fall and winter holiday photos)!
Another great gift idea for family and friends is to use those videos in your camera roll. Some options include:
- A highlight reel of the best moments and times spent together
- Fun or memorable moments can be turned into a GIF, always fun and easy to share
- Burst mode photos can be converted into gif or video files (your series of still photos will come alive before your eyes)!
We also offer:
- Design services to help you make custom photo books
- Image restoration
- Custom tutoring sessions. We’ve helped clients learn the basics of programs such as iMovie, Photoshop, and Lightroom, as well as how to organize photos
The value of converting old media to digital files, or creating a photo book filled with personal and family memories (no computer required!) and/ or learning some useful photo organizing skills are the kind of gifts that keep on giving. And those are the very best kind.
But if you’d still like a physical object or want a great option for the DIYers on your list we highly recommend Cathi Nelson’s book Photo Organizing Made Easy – perhaps with a photo organizer gift certificate tucked into it!
Contact us for info on gift certificates