Count not the candles…see the lights they give. Count not the years, but the life you live. Wishing you a wonderful time ahead.
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Christmas should be a time of joy right? Oh boy whoever said that didn’t have to organise food, presents, activities for the kids.
Present can be a really trail! You don’t want to waste money buying gifts that will end up as unwanted gifts. Parents and Grandparents can be a really challenge as they have everything they need. There are varies ideas you can use.
Really think about what they like hobbies, travel, eating out. Time with their children and grandchildren must be on the top of their list,
so you could all go out together for a meal. You can always get creative about what you give them on Christmas day to indicate your all going out for a meal over Christmas. Maybe a card with a menu from their favourite restaurant I’m sure you could think of something appropriate.
Think about their hobbies or something you know they have always wanted to do.
Flipping through my husband’s family photos I wished someone had made an album. That way I would have known who all these people were and where the photos were taken. Such a shame I thought but it did make me wonder what will happen now with few printed photos? Now computer hard discs are full of photos or they are posted on Facebook. What happens to the photos on their hard drive or Facebook account once the people pass away?
Would family want to sieve through hundreds of photos on a hard drive?. Facebook could be more of a challenge especially if you had conflicting opinions about keeping a page up or not.
Will family historians of the future, find only documentation of their ancestors as few photographs survive? I hope not as to see photos of your ancestors gives you a peak into the past and can spark interest to know more. I think the family history is enhanced with photos of the people on the family tree and it will be a sad if these are not available
It’s so difficult I just don’t know what to buy them. They have everything they need. If your saying this then don’t worry there is an answer.
The point is they don’t need “stuff” they have plenty. Their house is full of it if they are like my grand parents .
However what they value is memories especial ones with their children and grand children. Why not arrange a memory book for them by contact all the family and get everyone involved. To save time you can all arrange to contribute photos and time to collate the photos into some kind of story. Weddings Christenings and even holidays together. It’s great to sit at a computer with photos on screen but it’s not the same as a book. A special gift they can pass on to their great grand children. It will have all the best photos of that frozen moment in time. The first step, birthday parties christenings, Each photo has a story to tell and it will bring back happy family gatherings for them. They will appreciate the time spent to produce it just as much as the gift.
Be organised shopping on line. It can save time, and will help you find that special 21st or birthday gift. You can order a gift and have it delivered direct to your friends baby shower. You can personalize a leaving or retirement gift from the comfort of your own home. There are challenges, you may be disappointing with a graduation gift it may not arrive in time for your wedding or arrive too late for that special wedding anniversary. So should you buy online? There are challenges, you may be disappointing with a graduation gift it may not arrive in time for your wedding or arrive too late for that special wedding anniversary. EMAIL US FOR A PDF CHECK LIST
1. Check they are a safe site If you’ve not noticed it before you should have a symbol to indicate this This is important if they want your card details see below
2. Always check the contact details have a phone number You may want help with the order but if there is a challenge you have someone to ring
3. Check return details
3. Make sure there is an inquiry page and use it if you want clarification. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. There is no such thing as a stupid question. It may take extra time but it is worth it in the long run. You can always ring them if you are short of time
4. When surfing the net for products, you may find prices vary. If they are not the same brand investigate as there could be a difference in quality which is not at first apparent. i.e. is one solid wood and one veneer.
5. Know exactly what you are buying. Make sure that there are several photos of the product on the site. You may need to check out what it’s like inside.
6 Be wary of sites asking you to register or become a member to see their products.
These seem obvious points but when you’re in a hurry sometimes it’s easy to forget one of the above. Email us for a printable PDF of these points so you can keep a copy by your PC.
Quote It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life. – J.R.R. Tolkien
When we started the business we thought it was about making photo albums and guest books. How wrong could we be! We’re in the business of preserving memories. Creating a special book so those few precious moments can be preserved. A book to keep near at hand so it could be viewed and memories recalled. The photo conjures up a memory and is a snap shot of time especially for the parents whose children have grown up or the person whose partner has passed on.
One customer wanted the album to produce a memory book for her daughter whilst a second customer intended to write a journal of her daughters life to give it to her daughter when she was 21. What great ideas for presents we thought. Their daughter would appreciate not only the book but the time they had spent to produce it. Something she would treasure all her life,