If the thought of the holiday season fills you with dread instead of joy. It might be a number of factors that are getting you down. A lot of people are feeling the crunch especially as their lists expands and the demands of loved ones seem to be more and more impossible to fill as well as more and more expensive overall. Bear with me though because I think you might like my suggestion of pictures made with text as the solution. The solution not only for what to get the hardest to buy for but the perfect solution for most of the adults on your entire list!
As the name implies, pictures made with text are just that- pictures made with text. The added bonus here is not only are these great as gifts, they are super easy and super fun to make as well. There really is no limit to what you can do with them or who you can make them for. Every single one can be different even if you use the exact same photo. Given as a group gift, the fun starts when people notice the words and start looking to see what they can find in the photo.
Pictures Made with Text
So, let’s take this amazing gift suggestion one step at a time. Choose a person from your list. Now, choose a photo that you know this person will enjoy getting as a gift. For example, your mother would love photos of her children, grandchildren or that trip that she got to take with her sisters. Next, think of the words that she would use to describe the photo. As well as the words that describe how she feels when she sees it.
A new baby’s photo cold include words like “soft” or “adorable” as well as the birth information. Now, take these steps and repeat them with any photo and any words that you would like. In fact, you can create these pictures made with text with a single word repeated hundreds of time or many, many words, it is your choice.
These gifts can go beyond the holidays too. They can be given for any event. At a retirement party you can make a group photo. Then, you can create it with the names of all of the coworkers that are going to miss the guest of honor. You can make these for people you know well as well as for people that you barely know (like the in-laws as an example). It doesn’t really matter. All you need is the right photo and the right words and you have a great gift idea.
Turning a Picture to Words
Giving your gift is equally simple because you can just place it in a box with some tissue paper and a simple bow. No need for ornate wrapping paper. This will be the gift that may halt the whole gift unwrapping experience though, just as a warning. Once the words start becoming clear everyone will be huddled over grandma’s shoulder trying to find the next one. At least the entire family will be doing something cheerful and charming for once, right?
These are easy to display gifts and can be the perfect suggestion for those who are living in smaller homes now. For adults that have had to move to assisted living facilities, space is at a premium and very few precious heirlooms can be displayed at all. These amazing gifts not only give them the connection to the people they may not get to see as often as they would like. But can be displayed on a small space on the wall without taking up too much room. It is a win-win as they will likely get some interested questions and the needed companionship.
No matter when create your pictures with text or who you are intending to give them to. Know that you are creating and giving a one of a kind present that will be treasured forever.