Planters of home-grown flowers take pride in their masterpieces as they have witnessed their transformation from tiny seedlings to full blooms. The biggest challenge that these planters face is the perishing of non-perennial flowers as the late fall frost arrives. For this reason, taking photographs to capture the short lives of these magnificent flowers is a must. Especially valuable, home-grown floral arrangements make great snapshots for photography gifts – some of which are described.
Planters who have grown 12 or more different types or colors of flowers will enjoy the photography gift idea of making floral arrangement calendars that can be shared with family, friends, and coworkers. For instance, this year I have grown Morning Glories in the shades of blue, violet, pink, and white; Zinnias in the shades of pink, red, peach, and yellow; Cosmos in the shades of light pink, hot pink, and patchy pink/white; and Marigolds in the shade of orange. So for my calendar, I would spread each of the 12 various shaded flowers’ photos on a separate page of a one year calendar. Especially convenient, Walgreen’s online and in-store photo gift services allows you to customize various-sized calendars with photographs and captions including 10″x5″ desktop calendars starting at $9.99; 11″x14″, 12″x18″, 16″x20″, and 20″x30″ collage calendar posters starting at $11.99; and 8.5″x11″ and 11.5″x14″ wall calendars starting at $19.99.
Turning your digital photography prints into greeting cards is simple. A number of retailers such as Walmart have online digital photo centers for you to upload your digital photos using your PC. Your floral arrangement photographs can be printed on luster, glossy, or stationery cards along with your personalized message. Customers can choose from 5″x7″ folded cards ($1.42) or 4″x8″ and 5″x7″ one-sided cards starting at 33 cents.
A great photography gift idea for your entire family is to give each member a photographed mug featuring you home-grown floral arrangements. Walgreens is my drugstore of choice that offers the service of printing your custom photographs onto mugs since it frequently offers promotional deals such as 25% off photo gifts. Specifically, your floral arrangement photographs can be printed onto 11 oz. white ceramic mugs ($11.99) or 11 oz. collage mugs ($13.99). Also available are 13 oz. commuter mugs, 15 oz. mugs, 16 oz. Frosted Steins, 17 oz. latte mugs, and 20 oz. Big Picture Mugs.
Photographed posters that feature your favorite floral arrangements are ideal for decorating bedrooms, living rooms, and office spaces especially when they are framed. Again, Walgreens offers 11″x14″ custom photographed posters for $9.99.
Walgreens is also a great place to upload your floral arrangement photos onto t-shirts starting at $14.99 and sweatshirts starting at $19.99. Both youth and adult sizes are available.
With these photographed gift ideas using home-grown floral arrangements in mind, flower planters can turn their hobby into a craft. Photography enables planters to permanently capture the beauty of their flowers as well as to share them with family and friends in any location of the world.
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