Organizing Your Photos

2020 is here.  All your resolutions are made and new goals set.  In saying that I just read an article that I wish I had written.  This person does an excellent job in helping you get your photos organized if that is one of your goals.

How to Organize Digital Photos

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Tips for making this overwhelming task more manageable https://www.lifewire.com/organize-all-of-your-family-photos-3129150
by Apryl Duncan

Here are the last lines of the article and they ring so true.

Don’t let your wonderful photos just sit on your computer. Instead, print and preserve your favorites. You’ll enjoy these shots more when you can view them any time versus having them hidden away on your computer.

That is where I can help you put your special photos in a beautiful photo book for yourself or a loved one.  Check out my website for all the details.

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Dementia and Alzheimer’s Memory Book

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Today I was surfing the net.  Thinking I would just read some interesting articles.  After reading several I came across one that just had to be shared.  It is making a memory photo book for a person who is having problems remembering their family.  There seems to be so little we can do to help them so if this will help for a little while it is worth doing.  If we don’t have someone with this issue right now most likely you will as it touches almost every family.  It was my grandmother.  I hope you will read the entire article it is extremely good and pass it on to others that it might help.

How to make a Memory Book for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Patients
Katinka Hesselink

Last Paragraph:   Remember: your parent isn’t there to comfort you. That’s no longer an option. Their life is not a movie, it’s the real thing and accepting your parent where they are – remembering or not – is more important than your need for them to slow the process of their disease. Use a memory book when it works and then stop when it no longer does.

Once you have read the article let me know if I can help you make a book for your loved one.  Check out my website, then call me. This is something that is close to my heart.

Aleene Embry
PHOTO BOOK DESIGNS
photobookdesigns.com
806-790-7001

Last Christmas Gift

That’s a wrap as they say.  The last Christmas photo book is done and it looks great!

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Actually I would like to tell you a little about it.  It started with a call from a lady wanting to get a photo book for her brother.  She had about 400 photos from the 1950’s to 2019, and as many of our treasured family photos they were printed instead of digital.  That’s where I came in; not to worry I have a scanner and could scan them.  What a relief for her, all she had to do is send me her stash.  Once I had them on my computer the process moved to enhancing the photos.  When we discussed the enhancing I told her it’s not possible to made bad photos great but enhancing them can certainly make them look a whole lot better (and it did).

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Some of the later photos were very good but with a little tweaking not twittering they went from good to pretty great.   Tweaking 400 photos took several hours which does cost more, however it was certainly worth it. Once all that was done then the book was ready to make and here’s how it started; with grandparents, then parents wedding pictures, next came the photos of his younger years, his wedding and all his kids using the best 325 photos.  This book was 52 pages so to be honest it was not the basic price but WOW what a great gift she is giving her brother.  You can’t put a price on family.  I hope he loves it as much as she did.  And that’s the story of the last Christmas photo book of 2019!  Call, text, email me or go to my website to order your own photo book.

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Frazzled By the Holiday!

DSC01614.JPGpIf you feel stressed out due to the holidays try to do less.  You know it really is OK to say no to some of the activities as all are not equal.  If you are having trouble deciding, make a list and see which ones are important to your family especially the children.  If there are not to many in your family you could each pick one event and all attend.  Parents be sure to set aside one event you will really enjoy and do this one together without the children.  Don’t forget to keep the real meaning of Christmas in all your activities!

Have a wonderful Christmas season!  You are the reason for the season!

Photo Books make a great gift.  It is to late to order for a Christmas gift, but check out all the other special occasions there are to give this wonderful gift!

Merry Christmas    Aleene   Photo Book Designs

Cat Fish Fry…. This Thrusday….June 21 Lubbock TX

It’s about time for Prosperity Bank’s 7th Annual Catfish Fry! Join us in the swamp Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center for fried catfish, live music, a huge silent auction and tons of kids activities! Talk about fun for the whole family! All proceeds benefit the South Plains Food Bank!

Stop by any Lubbock area Prosperity Bank or anywhere Select-A-Seat tickets are sold:
$15 TICKETS
Kids 5 & Under get in FREE!

New Deals and Big Savings! Don’t miss out on the latest Deals of the Day!

Grandparent’s Day! Sept. 9, 2018!! It might be too late to give your mom (Mother’s Day) and dad (Father’s Day in June but orders have closed) a WOW gift! Why not give them a Grandparent’s Day gift that they will love. This could be a three in one gift. What GRANDPARENT doesn’t love having pictures of their grandkids (and you could slide a picture of you in it as well…lol).

A beautiful photo book of their kids or grandkids! They will love it. So I’m offering you the opportunity to get one made for the grandparents (or parents) in your life. Maybe you want one for each set of grandparents (better than another plant that dies…LOL). Check out my website https://photobookdesigns.com/getting-started/pricing/ for a great discount and the more you buy the better discount you will get. The discount will only apply to the first five to call in. So LOOK at the website before it is too late. https://photobookdesigns.com/ or call me at 806-790-7001.

Don’t miss … Special Graduation Discount …

Graduation 2018 is almost here!

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Today is a day of “gratitude”.  I’m so thankful for my God, my family and friends and my clients, each and everyone of you are special to me.  As we go through life and in the end this is all that really matter.  I’m so blessed.  What got me to thinking about this is; my nephew is going to see his adopted sister for the first time in three years and he is so excited. As we were talking about it, he said to me, “I’m going to take lots of pictures so you can make me one of our books.” I’ve made him a couple so that he can keep people close to him that are special and he loves the books even though he is 18 years old.

I’m telling you this because don’t discount the fact that when your children go off to college, they would love to take their friends and family with them. This is a wonderful way to do that.  These photo books are great for them to have handy if they get a little lonesome.

Graduation Offer>>>>>>> My standard book is $95.00 for 20 pages (10 front and back). THE FIRST 3 CLIENTS TO ORDER A BOOK WILL GET THE SAME STANDARD BOOK FOR $85.00………..SAVE $10.00. And you will have a great graduation gift for your love one.  Be the first and get your discount.  Contact me  Aleene Embry…..806-790-7001  Be sure to share this information with your friends and family.  Check out website   photobookdesigns.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cybercriminals and Strong Passwords

clip artTechnology is in our lives to stay and so are the cyber criminals.  I try to keep up to date on as much of technology as I can so I read articles on the Kim Komando website.  Today she had an article on strong passwords, and you might be surprised by what she had to say.  Have you heard of “Passphrases”?  They are actually better at keeping you secure.  It really makes a lot of sense.  Read More

Photo Book Designs are digital books, therefore I’m on my computer all the time.  So guess who will be changing to “passphrases”.  Hope you enjoy the article.

South Plains Food Bank Benefit / Photo Book Winner

Thanks to all that were able to come to the Prosperity Bank Catfish Fry benefitting the South Plains Food Bank.  The food was great and what a wonderful cause!  The silent auction turned out to be a lot of fun.   Cindy Zimmerman won the bid on custom photo book.  I’m excited for her and look forward to doing her book!

Helping the South Plains Food Bank

Stop by the Prosperity Bank Catfish Fry tonight 7/27 (530p-830p) at the civic center.  This is a benefit for the South Plains Food Bank.  They are not only having great food but also a silent auction so BID BID BID on the Photo Book Designs Custom book.   Check out photobookdesigns.com/  to get some ideas on what you can do with your certificate.

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