Tips on Creating a Picture Perfect Mother's Day Gift

You might consider creating lasting keepsakes by adding photos to Mother's Day cards and gifts. Genesa Garbarino from PhotoWorks suggests these helpful tips to make sure your photo gifts are picture perfect. Products featured are available online at and American Greetings and Carlton Cards stores throughout Chicago.

Using candid photos:

Placing a standard posed photo in the middle of a card is lovely. But, don't be afraid to use candid photos, too! Photos that are off-center or non-traditional can give a typical card a creative feel.

· Peapod greeting card ($3.47-$4.95)

· This unique folding Peapod Mother's Day card features beautiful sentiments and a delicate floral-themed pattern.

Choose Multiple Photos:

Take advantage of multiple photo options on – the more the better! Multiple photos mean Mom can enjoy pictures of everyone. Before you check out, make sure you've centered each photo so that Mom isn't looking for the little sis who got cropped out!

Journal ($14.95)
Perfect for noting everything from favorite vacation memories to shopping lists.

Steer clear of those dull tones:

This useful and elegant Keepsake Box comes in three beautiful types of wood, Cherry, Maple, and Mahogany – but these great shades can only go so far. Make sure the photos you chose are full of vibrant colors and steer clear of those dull tones. Also, don't be afraid to use black-and-white for an artistic look.

· Keepsake Box ($29.95)

· This fully-lined keepsake box features a ceramic photo tile.

Enjoy the beautiful scenery:

Using scenic photos is an excellent way to remember your last family vacation. The vibrant colors will jump out whether it's the sprawling green mountains of Ireland or the endless blue ocean of the Caribbean. Take the plunge and go beyond the family photos!

· Wine Box ($29.95)

· This classy maple wood wine box holds up to a 750ml bottle of wine.

Don't forget the other mothers in your life:

Don't forget your other mothers when you create photo gifts. PhotoWorks features Mother's Day photo books and photo greetings cards with thoughtful expressions for every type of mom, including grandmother, daughter, wife and friend. Every mother deserves a little recognition on this special day!

· Photo Book ($39.95)

· New Mother's Day photo books include floral-themed designs for mother and grandmother that feature thoughtful sentiments and poems.

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