Monday, November 23, 2009

Thrifty Gifts - Framed Snapshots

Last year, my husband received a framed photo of he and our daughter dancing at her wedding. Every time we look at it, a flood of happy memories come back as we recall all the blessings of the event!

  • Choose a photo that evokes a strong memory. You can bring the actual photo to the photo department of a discount store (Target or Wal-Mart), warehouse store (like Sam's Club or Costco), drug store (like Walgreens), or of course, a store that specializes in such work. You can also bring a scan of the photo on a disk or flash drive, you can print directly from your camera's memory card or, if you're working with film, you can have a negative printed.
  • A reprint of a photo. Prices at the warehouse store I shop at start at $0.13 for a 4X6 print and are $1.49 for an 8X10.
  • A frame. You can spend a lot or a little on a frame. It's not unusual to find them in second-hand stores, or dollar stores, and you can probably purchase it with a coupon at the bigger craft stores.

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