Thursday, May 29, 2008

Picture Perfect

I love to take pictures. Of my kids. Of my shoes. But I never ever develop them. They just end up in my computer in a little folder that will maybe someday get backed up onto a CD if I get organized (not likely.) I am a blogger, not a scrapbooker. So rarely will you find a photo album at my house and if so, it's from 2002. Seriously.

So, of course I am head over heels that the digital world is coming to me and making it oh so easy and convenient to create beautiful photo memories of my family that actually come off the computer and onto my end table. In less than one hour. That's how I roll.

Oh, HP, you speak the Mom language. Offering a wide range of Photo Creation services such as photo books, calendars, posters, announcements, and more... the always-last-minute gift givers are now always covered. Just take your photos on CD, DVD, USB, or memory card and pop it into one of the HP Photo Creations Computers at a photo center near you. In easy step-by-step touch screen fashion, you turn your memories into art that will be in your hands within the hour!

I stopped into our local Meijer to try it out (don't I look cute?) and had a fabulous leather photo album created of favorite photos of my boys from the past year. I chose where the photos were positioned in the book and what color background and designs would be included. We did a little shopping
while we waited for it to print and it was ready in about 30 minutes. For the price you'd normally pay just for an album, I had a bound book with pictures. HP doesn't disappoint- next I plan to make a fun collage for the boys' playroom, and right now they are offering a free one here when you create a 16X20 poster!


The photo album was perfect. Would be a fabulous gift, but this one I'm keeping for myself. My boys were even more excited to look through it- I brushed aside the guilt that I hadn't done this sooner, and vowed to keep up with such a treasure and tradition.


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8 comments:

To Think is to Create said...

I'm doing this for father's day...shhhh. :)

Miche said...

This is so cool!! I like this idea for father's day and fill it with pics of him and the little guys!!

Guinevere Meadow said...

Have you checked out www.snapfish.com? It's very similar but you can do it all online and they ship your stuff to you. I've been using them for a little over a year now.

Guinevere Meadow said...

Oh sorry, I *totally* didn't realize that this was your "sponsor" blog-- oops!

Crooked Eyebrow said...

very cool
indeed.

Hyperactivelu said...

HOW cool is that?! Gotta do one!

Elaine A. said...

How great - I am glad you did something with your shots. They don't do much good just sittin' on the computer now do they? What a treasure for your whole family to enjoy!

Elizabeth F. said...

I have always wanted to make one of those! I am currently up-to-date on my scrapbook though. It took me about 2 weeks of diligent work and picture developing to get my family album done and 3 kids albums. Ugh.