I want to share with you the single best photographic gift I have ever given: the family calendar. Sounds cliche and a bit old school in the age of the smartphone but it works wonders. I make a version for my family and my wife’s family and then give as presents to every family member (1 per household). What started out as a simple gift is now actually anticipated by relatives. More than once this year I’ve heard “I’m so glad you are doing this again” and “it has a special place in our house.”
You can see a draft version of my family’s 2010 calendar here.
Putting these together is not as easy as you might think. The calendar should be of a certain photographic quality and be interesting to everyone in the family. The east coast family doesn’t want to see month after month of the west coast family no matter how good the pictures are and a simple collection of snap shots doesn’t attract anyone’s attention.
This all takes time and energy – two things that not everyone has this time of year.
Since I believe people will love this like my family has, I’m offering a calendar service.
* Collect birthday and anniversary dates
* Collect photos via secure email system
* Arrange monthly collages (more than just throwing pictures together)
* Set up an online review system
* Order and ship the calendars to whomever you like
You give me the emails of people that you would like included in the calendar and I will do the rest.
Price is $150 for the set up + $25 per calendar (11×17).
Typically these take about 15 business days to complete and deliver. (5 for assembly/proof, 5 for processing and 5 for shipping). Expiated shipping and processing is also available for additional fees.
The last day to order these is Dec 5th for standard rates and Dec 10th for the expiated processing.
If you have any questions or would like to place an order, please call me at 415-948-3959.