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Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Xmas ideas 2011---number 5 Make someone a personalised tribute

Spending more time than money can make your seasonal giving a lot more creative and certainly much more personal.  

Tonight on the BBC News a video made by all the people on board the HMS Ocean.  They have just come back to the UK after their tour of duty and just before they left they made this video for their partners back at home:

As you can see it doesn't take a film genius to make something that will be a lot more thoughtful than wandering aimlessly through the aisles of "3 for the price of 2 pre-chosen gifts" [a beer with a matching glass, bath salts, a smelly candle in the shape of a Xmas tree, etc.] like a shopping zombie.

There's a few ways you can do this without being Stephen Spielberg...

You can make a slide show quite easily, telling someone far away that you are thinking of them:


Don't you feel confident enough to try this? Just go to JibJab, you can do great greetings with their apps, here are some I made last year:

http://sendables.jibjab.com/view/cFqgzOo9UgRYYMpQ
http://sendables.jibjab.com/view/bQKlLIQdy9XEJ9f6

http://sendables.jibjab.com/view/Umj6T5KKZbz17FEF


Or you could make a documentary of a Holiday surprise:
[What a great present was this?  Dare you not to mist up when you see this one]
Hope you got some inspiration, my dears, there's still more to come shortly!


Share at will, Gabrielle, 2011

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