Wedding Anniversary Gift Idea
Choosing a Wedding Anniversary present can be a minefield, especially if the couple have been married a fair number of years – won’t they already have everything already?
Normally that may well be true, but they won’t have this great anniversary gift idea and you can easily be the hero of your whole family for sorting out ‘The Gift Problem’ for them and this is literally the Gift of a Lifetime.
I am talking about the Anniversary couple’s lifetime in pictures, photographs from over the years to bring back memories and to recall moments
Great Anniversary Gift Idea!
they have forgotten.
I remember when it was my Ruby Wedding Anniversary, we had a really lovely day with people calling round, most of them with anniversary gifts for us. Wonderful but I couldn’t help wondering what we would do with some of the things we were given, we had duplicates in the house already but who could possibly mention such a thing? Not me for sure.
Still, it would be nice to give an anniversary gift that is different, a unique gift in fact and that is what I am suggesting.
You can collect photos from the family and friends and have the really interesting task of choosing the best of them for a Show.
But not just photographs, short video clips too if you like, they can all be collated into a photo montage SlideShow, a unique gift of a DVD of their life, with personal titles, music and special effects.
The photo slideshow is professionally made for you and this is undoubtedly the way to go to get the best result. Great effects make all the difference to the finished gift.
What are you options? Well you can have the Show made and uploaded for you on to You Tube inside a Private Channel. This means that you can own the link and only you can watch the video, it is not publically viewed like normal You Tube videos (although it can be if you want.)
But even better, you can share the private link with whomever you wish, family and friends; simply send it to them in an email and they can click and view as well.
Or go one step further if you decide to have a luxury gift, have the Show put on to a DVD with matching personalised case and then packed into a glossy gift box with big organza bow. It looks great!
Gorgeous Gift Boxes
Your personal message goes inside and you can be credited as Producer on the back of the DVD casing. We will do the packing and posting for you or it can be sent directly to you.
Imagine the look on their faces when they watch this very personalised gift and you will be the one to have found it for them, it will be truly an unusual gift, actually a unique gift too, so how to get going?
Maybe you have some questions. Is it easy? It certainly is!
Begin collecting photographs you have of the couple, ask other relatives and friends for their best ones too and in no time you will have to choose from a surprisingly large collection. You’ll need between 20 and 30 normally.
The photos can be print ones or digital ones. It is easier with digital but some of our customers have come up with a great idea for print photos to save posting them, they use a digital camera and Photograph the Photos! See here for how (see Point No.2). cameras are so good nowadays that it is quite easy to get good results.
You will find that the most difficult part of the whole thing is keeping the secret from the couple, be sure to tell the other family members not to let the cat (or photos) out of the bag.
An Interesting Point:
A recent survey was looking for the top 100 things that make people happy and guess what number 22 was? Looking at old photos! So try not to get sidetracked and lost in times gone by, commenting on hair styles, clothes and funny fashions which have long gone.
How much time will you need to allow?
Normally a Show will take 7-14 days to create, approve, burn, gift wrap etc. so if you aim to get your photos sorted and to us about two weeks ahead of the big day, you should be in time – obviously the longer the better.
You'll love sorting through the photos
Approve? Yes, you really should have the opportunity to approve a finished Show before you take delivery of it, no problem as it will go on to a private area for you to see the work done. A great moment, most times if your pre sorting has been done and the photos arrive in the right order, there will be no worries and you will be delighted.
What kind of Anniversaries will this suit?
Husband to Wife or the other way round is such a romantic gift idea, imagine receiving a DVD of your first year together, maybe from early days before you were even engaged and on to the Wedding Day with following photos of you both laughing, having fun with friends.
Then there are the big Anniversaries, Golden Wedding Anniversary, Silver Wedding Anniversary, Ruby Wedding and even Diamond Wedding. Do you know how many years each one is named for?
Here they are:
Silver Wedding Anniversary is 25 years
Ruby Wedding Anniversary is 40 years
Golden Wedding Anniversary is 50 years
Diamond Wedding Anniversary is an amazing 60 years.
Here is a list of some other Wedding Anniversaries:
1st – paper
2nd – cotton
3rd – leather
4th – book
5th – Wood
6th – Iron
7th – Copper, Bronze or Brass
8th – Electrical Appliances
9th – Pottery
10th- Tin, Aluminum
12th- silk or linen
20th – China
25th – Silver
30th – pearl
35th – Coral, Jade
40th – Ruby
45th – Sapphire
50th – Gold
55th – Emerald
60th – Diamond
Another thing to think about if you live in the UK, is that for a Diamond Wedding Anniversary, the couple are entitled to receive a congratulatory card from Her Majesty the Queen. You need to be in very good time for this though and should contact the Palace several months ahead to be sure of getting this organised.
What a fabulous day they will have, the post brings a beautiful, signed card from The Queen and then from you, a mysterious box to open. Inside will be their Diamond Wedding gift from the family – a DVD to watch on their tv or computer of moments from their life together. Tears will flow but they will be good ones as they recall things that had gone from mind but are now in front of them in beautiful colours.
I would say to you that you will need to be a bit organised when you collate the file with the photos in. They should be in the right order and there is plenty of information on this website to show you how to get the job done fast and well.
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It is going to be so worth it when the couple sit down with no idea of what they are going to see, your secret smile says it all, this is their life in pictures, who could resist?
So if you are looking for a truly unique gift for a very special couple or Anniversary, then this unusual gift idea will fit the bill perfectly. Maybe you have someone in mind for Christmas gift ideas or a Mother’s Day gift too.
Anniversary gifts can be difficult especially if the couple have been married a long time, so a DVD Photo Montage Slideshow is the one thing you can be sure they will truly love.
Don’t hesitate, order your Show now, full money back guarantee of satisfaction of course.