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2012 iPhoto Print Services

Wooahh! What is this? What are those nice looking Apple-branded boxes?

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What ever could they be?

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The little box contains some really nice 4” x 6” holiday cards with my boys on them that I made with iPhoto.

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They came out really nice. I did some photo editing to the original. I dropped the saturation down a bit and added some noise. Everyone seems to be all about the “vintage look” these days.

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It’s a 2-sided card. The greeting is on the back. I like the 2-sided cards because they’re just the right size to stick in one of those magnetic frames for the fridge and they don’t flap open like a regular greeting card. You can stick them there and leave them on all year long That, and they’re half the price at 99 cents.

I make a calendar for my Mom, my Wife, and her best friend every year. They love them. They come in a very nice Apple-branded folder. They make for great storage when you want to put the calendar away for the year.

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We put them back in the folders the following year and file them away with the photo albums.

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You can go nuts with the customization. I like to mix it up. Anything from 2 on a page, to 3 on a page, to 4 on a page. Every 3 months or so I like to throw in a full page group shot. I always use pictures for the month being displayed. So you know exactly what the kids looked like a year ago. You can even drop images into the backgrounds for specific days. It’s great for birthdays.

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They’re very well done. At $20 a pop, they make awesome one-of-a-kind Christmas presents. You can’t beat them.

I also made a hard-covered photo book. I make one every year for my wife.

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I started making books of our boys in 2007, a few years after the twins were born. I skipped 2004-2006, so I’ve been trying to play catch-up ever since. The one I made for this year is for 2005. I think for her birthday next year, I’ll give her one for 2004 and 2012, then I’ll be all caught up.

I like to give them to her for Christmas, but by doing so, they end up without any Christmas pictures in them. I think from now on I’ll give them to her the following year for her birthday. That way the book will be all-inclusive for the year.

At least for Christmas, she’ll still get a calendar.