“Homemade” Wedding Party Gifts – Using Snapfish makes it a SnapPrint This Post
When it comes to wedding photo gifts, you have a lot of options for online digital processing of photo books to coffee mugs, and I have tried several of them myself for a variety of gifts. While they are all a little bit different with some focusing mainly on their price, some that focus strongly on their quality, some that have user friendly websites and some that don’t, my vote for the most ease of use, good customer service, and best quality for your “wedding” dollars is Snapfish.com .
To me, for creating “homemade” wedding party gifts, Snapfish.com offers the best balance of quality and price, and with their unique 110% guarantee (if users are unhappy with any Snapfish purchase, the site will refund the cost of the order and issue a 10-percent-off coupon for a future order), they win our vote hands down. PC Magazine and Consumer Reports each compare a large number of digital photo printing services, and they both agree that Snapfish.com is a good choice, with Shutterfly being another recommendation of theirs. Shutterfly, however, while their product is of a high quality it was on the pricey side, which is why they were not our number one choice, but if you are OK with their pricing, then Shutterfly is certainly a wonderful source as well for photo type “homemade” wedding party gifts and they do offer some different options.
Snapfish is owned by Hewlett Packard and offers competitively priced photo gifts as well as a wide variety of photo gift ideas perfect for your wedding and bridal party gifts, including novelty items like photo boxer shorts, tote bags and neckties, as well as traditional mugs, calendars and photo books. In fact, the huge choice of photo gifts they offer is something that sets Snapfish.com apart from other online photo printing services, and they seem to regularly introduce new photo gift products.
Getting started with Snapfish.com is a snap (pun intended). There is a very simple sign up form that asks for your name and email address and of course you will have to create a password and then that’s it, after which you can get started right away creating your photo gifts.
Sometimes, uploading photos can be a challenge, but in Snapfish.com I find it very easy. Photos within your account are organized into albums, which allows you to divide photos based on an event, by date, by person or any other way that makes it easy for you. Most digital processing options have one downfall or another and for Snapfish.com, I believe it’s the inability to easily move photos between albums, but considering the average photo bound book would probably only have 20 to 30 photos, and a gift such as mugs or tote bags would have just a few photos, this “issue” will probably not cause you any concern.
All products in the photo gifts area are easy to create by choosing the photo(s) you wish to use, and then viewing the online proof of the gift that will be created. You will be given plenty of time to rotate, crop and move your photos around, and there are lots of great templates to choose from.
P.S. Some of you might wonder why I put the word homemade in quotes in this article; it’s because this is a gift that might not really be considered homemade (I mean you didn’t labor over a sewing machine or a stove), but it is “homemade” because of the time and care you take to choose just the right pictures and just the right “article” to put them on!
By Cheryl Cox, Editor of YourWeddingDollars.com. See “Note from the Editor” for more information on Cheryl and her credentials.