Christmas 2012 is coming, and maybe you’re at a loss for what to buy for your family and friends. Then you suddenly notice all those digital photos just sitting on your computer’s hard drive. Want to create some unique Christmas photo gifts for family and friends and need some ideas?
Here are our picks for the 10 best photo gift ideas for Christmas 2012. Transform your Christmas photos into digital art by crafting personalized Christmas 2012 photo gifts and at the same time awaken those memories you might have forgotten.
Top 10 Photo Gift Ideas for Christmas 2012
1. Photo Movies
Weaving your photos into a slideshow movie set to music, with fades, subtitles, narrations, credits, etc. is a great Christmas photo gift idea. Just gather your photos and drop them into Wondershare DVD Slideshow Builder to instantly turn your photos into Hollywood-like movies you can share via email, YouTube or burn to DVD watch on TV.
2. Photo Scrapbooks
You can choose some photos from your digital photo library and use scrapbook software to make a personalized scrapbook for your family or friends. Add some text, doodles, decorations, etc. to make the scrapbook even more fun and preserve the happy memories in a special way.
3. Photo Calendars
Making a custom photo calendar with the personal photos is a great Christmas photo gift idea. Create a monthly calendar with one of the many available photo calendar tools and then print it out and send it to family and friends as a Christmas gift. You can also add a special message on the front to express your sincere wishes.
4. Photo Bags
Sending a personalized photo bag decorated with photos will undoubtedly surprise the receiver and serve as a fantastic 2012 Christmas photo gift. Laundry bags, laptop bags, etc. are all OK. A special photo bag for your loved one will make the presents outstanding to win the heart of your family and friends!
5. Photo Mugs
Creating a photo mug is very popular these days. It’s great to showcase your favorite photos on everyday items for your office or home. Select the photo you want and a reliable producer and wait for the photo mug to be done. Simple, inexpensive yet exquisite photo gift for 2012 Christmas!
6. Photo Ornaments
Creating a homemade photo frame ornament is an inexpensive way to give a custom Christmas present. Just get the supplies from a craft store and get started making photo ornaments. You can also print the photos onto personalized ornaments using some online services. Whether you make them yourself or order them online, you’ll surely end up with a beautiful gift for your loved ones.
7. Photo Boxes
Boxes digitally decorated with personal photos make amazing Christmas photo gifts! With photos printed on the boxes and your own text added, you can create a great jewelry box, keepsake box, and much more. This is not only a wonderful Christmas photo gift, but also makes a fantastic gift for wedding, birthday, baby, etc.
8. Photo Playing Cards
A deck of customized photo playing cards can also be a very good 2012 Christmas gift, especially when the recipient loves playing cards. There are many websites that can print personalized playing cards. What you need to do it to upload the photos. Or you can use software to do it yourself.
9. Photo Movie Posters and Magazine Covers
Make your loved ones the stars by putting their photos on movie posters or magazine covers. You can choose from various fonts of titles, acting, directing credits, etc. to make a unique one. If the recipient is a magazine fan, you can make a custom magazine cover instead.
10. Photo Magnets
Transform your digital photos into magnets is another great way to showcase your memories. The equipment for making this kind of Christmas gift is usually purchased from craft or hobby shops. You can either choose to mount the photo on magnetic surfaces or turn the photos into small magnets.
Done! The above list shows the best 10 photo gift ideas for 2012 Christmas. Got a clue what presents to give this year? Just start preparing the Christmas gifts now!