Are you hosting a special event or taking a vacation and want photos that are seriously better than the ones you can capture via your phone camera? Yet have no interest in investing in a professional photographer let alone spring for the cost of the equipment. Have we found an option for you! If you have not yet heard, Tiny Prints‘ sister company BorrowLenses allows you to rent digital camera equipment for a fraction of the cost of purchasing it.
We love this idea because seldom do most of us need a professional quality camera, it would be great to have occasionally. Yes, you do need to plan a bit in advance so it can be delivered to your door in time. But at least you will know that next time you need a camera you can again choose from the latest technology and will not be stuck with an outdated camera unsuited for your current needs.
Which Camera to Rent
Since we know so little about cameras, we have been reluctant to recommend any, but today we found this fabulous camera review by David Pogue on the Sony a6300 camera. And after checking that BorrowLenses actually carries this camera, felt compelled to share. According to the article this Sony a6300 mirrorless digital camera retails for $1,150 with a lens ($998.00 for the body only) but BorrowLenses offers the exact same Sony a6300 mirrorless digital camera for $68.00 plus the cost of a lens of your choosing.
Think Holiday Cards!
One more thought >> BorrowLenses even offers a three day rental option for just $47.00 plus the cost of the lens which might be ideal if you want to spend an entire weekend trying to capture the perfect holiday card photo. They even have portrait packages that include all the equipment needed for taking perfect portraits. Continue Reading →
Stand out from the rest this holiday season with custom holiday card options like colors, photos and trim. We still think the very best feature of Tiny Prints ordering process is their “Show with My Photo” design tool. By adding your photo from the very start you can very quickly eliminate holiday card designs that simply do not work and focus on the ones that look best with your image! If we had to vote for the one improvement in holiday card ordering in the past few years it would be this feature! Continue Reading →
Feliz Navidad Holiday Cards >> One caveat: Tiny Prints designers are only able to proofread English text but if you trust your own proofreading skills, feel free to write your sentiments in Spanish!
Our friends over at GreatGets have put together a wonderful selection of the best Feliz Navidad Christmas cards for those wanting to add a bit of authentic Latina spice to their holiday greetings. They did the legwork for all of us and not surprisingly found a great collection of multi-cultural greeting cards on Tiny Prints. Like us, GreatGets loves Tiny Prints quality paper choices, trim choices, and most of all their unparalleled value.
So whether you’re sending holiday cards to your Spanish speaking relatives or you’re simply looking to add a little multi-culturalism to your Christmas greetings, Feliz Navidad cards are a great way to communicate your warm winter wishes this season. Continue Reading →
Holiday Card Envelopes
With the falling temperatures and changing of the leaves, it is time to get ready for the upcoming holiday frenzy! We know most of you do not start ordering your holiday cards until after Halloween, but you are beginning to explore your options. These days there are so many great holiday cards available, the question is where to begin, including what to do about your holiday card envelopes.
Here is our best advice.
- First choose which pictures you would like to include in your holiday card design.
- Next go to Tiny Prints or Minted and use their insert photo(s) option. This option is the best innovation in the world of holiday cards since the whole photo holiday card craze began because you will be able to tell immediately which cards work and which ones do not. This limits your options and makes choosing a design so much easier.
- Next you will need to decide whether you want to spend the extra for custom shapes and upgraded paper. We say, go for it but then again we save all of your cards, year in and year out, so we place value on all the little details.
- And finally, you will need to decide how you want your envelope to work. Yes, this is a fairly new twist to invitations and stationery and it is one we are obsessed with. As you know, we are all about first impressions. Invitations have always set the tone of a party and now even before your guest open your invitations, or in this case, holiday cards, you are using formerly unused space to send your messages of joy and peace and laughter, visually.
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It’s that time of year. All of our favorite holiday card merchants are starting to announce the winners of this year’s holiday card design contests. We already featured Minted’s holiday card design winners and today Zazzle came out with their list of holiday card winning designs. In celebration, they are offering a whopping 60% Off holiday cards and everything you need for holiday greetings, pretty packages, and a great year ahead, including wrapping paper, invitations, labels, and calendars. Use Code: PREP4HOLIDAY at checkout (thru 10.18.15) Continue Reading →
Send Halloween Photo Cards – Start a New Tradition!
Sometime we get so caught up in tradition we forget to create new ones. If Halloween is your favorite holiday, consider sending Halloween photo cards to your friends and family. It is a great way to stay in touch and to share those special moments. Plus, if your photos are anything at all like these, they are #toocute not to share. Continue Reading →