I like to get my photo gifts--and really a lot of Christmas shopping, in general--out of the way early. I don't like worrying about shipping or wrapping or any of that jazz for a minute longer than I have to. So, I was ordering a few photo presents the other day, when I decided to throw these ornaments into the cart for myself.
I've been ordering a photo ornament or two from Mpix every year for several years now, but I think this one might be my favorite.
As some of you will know, I often (probably too often) Facebook funny or sweet things that the kids say. What you may not know is that I also often screenshot those posts and save them in our online family photo albums.
As I was going through last year's Christmas album to look for photos for my ornaments, I found this quote from the Kid about becoming an elf, and I knew I really, really wanted it on "his" ornament this year.
To make it happen, I used free online editor called fotor (which I liked because it let me add the green background to the text so that it didn't disappear into the photo) and then I cropped the photo to a square. I uploaded it onto one of Mpix's DIY ornaments, hit "add to cart", and now I can remember my sweet little elf-boy every year when I decorate our tree.
This post is not at all sponsored by Mpix, but if you are similarly enamoured with the things your kids say--or you need a grandparent gift or etc.--these are beautiful and hold up very well from year to year. (And we're not super careful about storing our ornaments, even.)
Go forth and spread memories of Christmas joy!