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More and more, so many of us are relying on our phones for photos, especially of our families. And now with plenty of options for great photo editing and filters, they don’t look half bad!
Here are a few ways to get those favorite snapshots off your phone, and onto a gift that friends and family will love:
1. Mosaic Photo Books
This simple iOS app lets you select up to 20 photos from your phone, and create a very nice physical photo book in minutes. From start to finish, you’ll have it in about 4 days and the result is terrific. Pretty great for family. And pretty great from procrastinators. Ahem. [App free; photo books flat rate $20 + shipping at Mosaic ]
2. Printed Canvas Art
The canvas art from CanvasPop turns out just lovely, and we’re picky about such things! If your resolution is decent, you can even print out a favorite Instagram photo whether it’s your kids, your dog, a favorite vacation shot, or your best friend’s wedding. And they guarantee you’ll be happy with the result, which is a nice reassurance. [$39.99 for 12×12″ canvas on sale at CanvasPop]
3. Photo Chocolates!
So maybe you don’t actually want to nibble on those cute baby feet, but the photo chocolates from Cocoagraph would be one cool way to do it. Take your best Christmas tree, snowman, or any other photo and turn it into little bit of 72% Belgian dark heaven (my fave). There’s also 40% Belgian Milk Chocolate or a high-end Biafra White Chocolate, should you prefer. There’s even an organic, GMO-free cacao. This is one gift that won’t be around long, but it sure will be remembered. [$14 and up + shipping at Cocoagraph]
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