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- Valentine’s Day photo ideas
- Go big with a Valentine’s Day photo canvas
- Valentine’s Day photo books
- Valentine’s Day photo calendars
- Valentine’s Day photo cards
- The Valentine’s Day Bard
- Turn these ideas into Valentine’s Day gifts
The countdown to the big game, the Olympics, and Valentine’s Day is underway. Yes, Valentine’s Day. In what seems like days, you’ll be giving your significant other a Valentine’s gift that will hopefully warm their heart.
If you’re betting on the standard flowers, candy, dinner, and card approach, think again. We know you can do way better and have a few photo gift ideas for a Valentine’s Day win.
Valentine’s Day photo ideas
Of course, a bouquet of flowers is a lovely and fragrant surprise to your special person. Chocolates aren’t bad either. Who wouldn’t love a romantic candle-lit dinner? They’re all lovely. However, flowers wilt, chocolates are devoured as well as whatever you ordered for dinner.
What if you gave your Valentine a gift that reminds them of all the special moments you’ve shared? Photos have the magic of doing that but flipping through your phone to show them has its limits. So instead, put your favorite pics in a printed photo project. Include a few sentimental words, a favorite poem, or even the lyrics to your favorite love song. Basically, put what’s in your heart on paper.
Go big with a Valentine’s Day photo canvas
If there’s a favorite photo of you and your Valentine somewhere special like a beach or someplace stunningly scenic, print that photo onto gallery-quality stretched canvas. Watch their eyes light up and prepare for a hug, maybe more. Then notice how you both are transported back in time to that vacation. Let the memories come back and hopefully inspire future moments. Hang it and enjoy it every time it catches your glance.
Valentine’s Day photo books
Let’s say you have “a lot” of favorite photos of your Valentine and choosing just one to feature is nearly impossible. It sounds like a printed photo book filled with you and your someone special’s photos is the ticket. There’s plenty of room for adding copy so you can tell them exactly how you feel about them.
A Valentine’s Day photo calendar
A calendar? For Valentine’s Day? Well, just think about it. A photo calendar filled with your favorite photos is something your Valentine can look at every day of the year. A calendar is also a great place to note important dates like your anniversaries, birthdays, and basically any other dates you better not forget.
And please, forget the whole, “calendars begin in January,” excuse. With Motif, you can start a photo calendar with any month you’d like. Never forget an anniversary again.
Valentine’s Day photo card
“Of all the weirdos I met on the internet, you are my favorite,” is a really cute Valentine’s Day card. But here’s an interesting idea. How about making a custom Valentine’s card with your very own photos and a few sweet words for the inside. Surprise them by giving them a custom card featuring someone they might recognize.
The Valentine’s Day Bard
No, that’s not a typo. A “Bard” is a hybrid photo project that takes the photo card to another level. Book + card = bard. So basically, it’s a card with a few more pages inside. To create your own Bard, begin by creating a softcover photo book. The 8”x8” format works well for this photo project. Include your best Valentine image along with a Valentine’s Day wish on the cover. Then add some pages with your other favorite imagery. Sprinkle in some copy in the form of a poem, some song lyrics, or a love letter you write yourself. Try creating one to see if you’re a Bard kind of person.
Turn these ideas into Valentine’s Day gifts.
You’ve now come to the easy part of Valentine’s Day photo gifts. The process does not require special training or help from a younger generation. All you really need is a Mac laptop/desktop and/or an iPhone/iPad to download the Motif app to. It works natively within your Apple Photos so there’s nothing to upload. The beauty of it is you don’t have to buy anything. Have some fun and start creating. Purchase the canvas, calendar, book, card, and bard you really like.
To create your photo project on a Mac, open Photos and select the images you’d like to create your photo project with. In the File menu select Create then select the type of project and then Motif. On your iPhone/iPad, open the Motif app and then select the type of photo project. Your custom and really thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift could be ready to print in minutes.
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