Turn Photos into Calendars, Books, and More
Say “cheese”! Ok… now what?! Capturing our little ones’ milestones and special moments on camera is pretty much in a parent’s job description. However, working out how to store digital photos on computers and albums can get just plain messy. Solution? We’ve found 10 places that will turn your family photos into your own photo book – calendars, photo books, greeting cards, smart-phone covers, and even blankets and other home decor!
Photojaanic is Singapore’s new Snapfish. It’s an online photo shop that helps you create and order photo-books, calendars, personalized greeting cards, canvases, and more, using your own photos. When it comes to shipping, they’re pretty fast (1-7 days), and their rates are very reasonable! Photo books can be shipped to Singapore for around $3, and large canvases for under $20.
If you want posh-looking party invitations or greeting cards, Minted is one of our online favorites! Minted uses independent artists and designers from all over the world to create their personalized stationary, calendars, and wrapping paper, using your own photos. They are based in the US, but can ship to Singapore within a few days!
Using photos from your computer, Facebook, Instagram and/or Flickr accounts, Collage is an online photo shop that helps you customize and create a one-of-a-kind collage. But, they don’t just stop at greeting cards and canvases. Collage can help you put your photos on a shower curtain, smartphone case, and even a blanket! They don’t currently ship canvases to Singapore, but they ship almost all their other products to Singapore from the US for under $20.
Talk about simple! Pixaroll is basically a photo kiosk in the palm of your hands. It’s an app that allows you to turn photos from your Instagram, Facebook, and smartphone, into magnets and waterproof prints. They can get your purchase to you in less than two weeks, and the more prints you order, the more you’ll save.
Pascoe Pop Art
Now this is unique! Pascoe Pop Art is a Singapore company that turns your portraits into pop-art canvases (think cartoon or abstract-type images). These art pieces start at $199, and are a fun way to add a pop of color into your home using portraits of family members and/or pets! Plus, they say they can create your pop-art from ANY photo, and have it delivered to you within a week.
Mugs, magnets, photo cards, and key chains… Vistaprint has a lot of options for personalized photo gifts! The offer FREE shipping on orders over $60, and will get your purchase to you within 14 days. If you’re a parent thinking about getting back into the professional working world, or starting your own business, this online shop is also great for ordering name cards.
Not only does Blurb make it easy to create an “instant” photo book using your personal photos, but they offer a user-friendly online tool called Bookify to help you self-publish books! Blub has an online bookstore where you can even sell the cook books, photo books, and story books that you’ve created. Their economy shipping option is less than $20, but be patient, because it might take a few weeks for you to receive your order.
We all love freebies, and this online photo shop gives you 50 FREE prints when you sign up on their website! Shutterfly is also an internationally-known company that puts your family photos on table runners, pillows, and other home décor. They can also make personalized greeting cards, calendars, and canvas prints that can ship to Singapore in about two weeks.
The photo canvases this company makes are just that… BRILLIANT! Starting at about $60, Brilliant Prints helps you decide on size and frame options for your stretched photo-canvas, from the comfort of your own home. Plus, talk about a fast turn-around! Since Brilliant Prints is located in Singapore, they can have your piece personally delivered to your home within 48 hours of placing an order.
Kodak Express Stores
If you’re looking for an actual store in Singapore that can offer more of a face-to-face, personal assistance with your photo project, check out the Kodak Express stores located all over the island. Professionals will help you create tee-shirts, handbags, photo calendars, and other personalized photo gifts, or simply print off photos from your storage device to take home with you! Make sure you call your nearest store to make sure they have the gift options you’re looking for at their location.