Wives are special people. They put up with us husbands, the kids, the dog, and especially us husbands. While the Holiday Season always seems to be a busy time, taking the time to actually make a gift seems laughable to many husbands. The truth of the matter is with a little drive and some ingenuity, anything truly is possible. Everyone knows, it’s the thought that counts. But just about every husband knows exactly who is doing the counting. That’s why making a slide show can be one of the best and most unique gifts you can get your wife. It is something that is just as unique as she is.
The first step in the process is not the pictures though, those are second. First is the song to which the pictures will play. Choosing a holiday song is okay, but husbands should try to think outside the box. Find a song that really means something to her, or find one that says what you are trying to say. Conveying emotion is hard for a lot of us guys, but picking a song that truly is “The Wife” is generally not that difficult. Remember, every song is a woman. So take some time and feel the music, then imagine what each verse reminds you of. Then start searching the good old hard drive for all those jpegs you rarely look at.
Jpeg is a nothing more than a term that refers to photographs on a computer (okay, it stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group). Find the pictures that fit the song, and find some pictures that really are truly memorable. Find one of the kids, friends and family; even include some photos of loved ones who were lost during the year (as long as they fit the song). Remember, this will be a gift, and you really want her to like it. So take the time to search your massive database of pictures and get those good pics out. If you are having trouble finding pictures of specific places or people, ask other family members to email them. Chances are once they hear about your little project; you will be inundated with quality photos.
Once the pictures and music are selected, two distinct options exist. Firstly, you can leave it on the hard drive and play it right from the computer, or you can save it to a flash drive and watch it whenever and wherever the two of you might end up. Of course, my favorite is option three: burning a copy to DVD and sneaking it into the DVD player. Anyone can run to the store and buy some earrings, but very few guys take the time to show the lady of their life just how special she truly is. The best part about the Holidays is we get to remind them of exactly that.