Use your photos to create quick calendar gifts


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Homemade gifts are always hit. There are a million and one different ideas for what to make, but really, unless you started making them last March, do you really want the stress that goes into making a bunch of last minute holiday gifts?

There are several sites that have taken the stress out of it all by allowing you to just upload photos, create a calendar and VOILA! Instant gift giving! And don’t you even dare think that these are cheesy ideas. What family member WOULDN’T love receiving a calendar full of your smiling family?

Here are some of the good ones:

Big Huge Labs: great prices; order before December 14th for Christmas delivery.

Vista Prints: BIG variety of styles – from posters, to desk calendars to magnet calendars. They have 3-day rush shipping for any procrastinators.

Create Photo Calendars: they also offers fundraising calendars. $5 flat shipping fee.

Kodak: You know that the original photo paper people will have these. They offer volume ordering as well.

Shutterfly: lots of cute layouts; currently offering 20% discounts.

Snapfish: you receive 20 free prints when you start your account to create your calendars.

If you are feeling really brave and organized, create some at home on a word processing program, save to a flash drive and take them to Kinkos/Staples/OfficeMax etc for printing.

Have Fun With Your Photos – free and easy

For any number of reasons, you might enjoy playing around with all of the tools (or “toys”, as they call them) at Big Huge Labs

Create fun images, jigsaw puzzles, motivational posters, cd and magazine covers and much more.

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All you have to do is upload your photo, either from your computer, or it can connect right to your flickr or photobucket accounts. Choose what you want to make, and it does all of the work for you.

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I bet the kids would have fun with it on a boring rainy day.