Don’t be sulky under the tree: choose photo-gifts for Christmas

Because among the many ideas for original Christmas gifts, a gift pack with photographs is always the sweetest emotion to unwrap!

photo gifts for christmas

Rule number one of Christmas: make our closeness felt to those we love so much.

And then let’s focus with all the strength we have: what is our mission? The watchwords are:

  • customization… because personalized Christmas gifts are the ones that matter;
  • originality… we only want unique thoughts in the world!
  • thousandthousand smiles;
  • memories to live again and again and, guess what, again!

We don’t ask for the moon. Let’s talk about transforming your photographs into magical stickers and BINGO: here are the Christmas photo gifts that will leave those who receive them speechless!

An album, dozens of stickers and a lot of creativity

We will certainly not be the ones to limit your desire for creativity.

What we mean is that our little superpower is to help you realize the magic of making people smile under the tree … but not only.

Once you have made the stickers, you may also decide to turn them into original ideas to personalize the greeting cards to send by post to your friends. Or become a place card for the dinner table, the simplest way to remind someone I love you, a board game for cold winter evenings, even a sticky photograph with which to personalize the paper in which we wrap the gift packages.

❤️ Well… we would love a world that sparks stickers with joy!

For example, in our secret sticker headquarters (no, come on… it’s not really a secret cave, it’s just a very cheerful office!) we thought of stickers as a valid alternative to Christmas balls. Who knows, maybe it might inspire you too for some Christmas photo gifts that the kids will love.

Christmas atmosphere in our own way

Not convinced? Here are the answers you may need!

Oh, mom. But I’ve never done anything like this … you have to be an expert?

We have often been asked this, along with many other doubts we know you may have. For example??

  1. Okay, but so this album is hard to make? No! It is almost more difficult to imagine than to create. You don’t have to have graphic skills but at the same time you are free to show off your talent. So if you want to use our ready-made templates, just follow the easy directions of our pager to transform the photos into stickers. If, on the other hand, you want to create your album from A to Z you have all the creative possibilities imaginable. EUREKA!
  2. What can I customize? Basically: every element. The bags, the back of the stickers, the backgrounds of the pages, the images and texts between one photo and another and, of course, the stickers. Choose as many as you want, modify them, enlarge them. If you are looking for a 100% personalized Christmas gift, it is the perfect choice.
  3. Can I use any type of photography? Of course, all your selfies too! The important thing is that it is a digital file. Of course, the advice we give you is to choose the most beautiful and exciting shots, the ones that came out better in short. Do you need some tips to take perfect photos? Believe us, you just need a smartphone and some little advice.
  4. But are they like the ones I find on newsstands? They are even better because they are only yours, a Christmas gadget to be envied even by the most Zen of your acquaintances.
    We only choose quality materials to guarantee a flawless and super-glue product! And obviously our albums are made with green materials because they love our environment so much.
  5. We are not sure if we do it with a Christmas theme! No problem. You could choose to start from a blank template and create your theme or choose from the dozens of templates we already have available.
    There are many and constantly updated!
  6. What if you want a tailor-made project? Or what if you need a few more stickers? Easy! We have been making albums for European sport associations, companies and municipalities for years. Our e-mail is always ready to welcome any request you may have. Write to info@my-e.eu!

The next steps?

It is still Christmas, so there is a strict procedure to be pursued.

Have you already written the letter to Santa Claus? The first step to receive the album at home is just that. Let’s not joke eh, we take the gift mission very seriously. Indeed, we leave the floor directly to Santa Claus who will give you tips to amaze under the tree by discarding smiles and emotions!

Ho Ho Ho!
I see you picked a fantastic Christmas present. All the magic begins on the page dedicated to the Christmas template, here you can already read all the information on the album and choose your starting template from two ready-made templates… or try to make your own.

You will dive into our easy pager that will help you create the album, guiding you in every step. So in a few minutes you will have created a gift that children, your friends, your partner, grandparents, parents… anyone will love.

Yes, because everyone loves stickers.

your photos become christmas stickers

How to take a perfect selfie… and make a great “sticker”!

How to take perfect selfies

Let’s look into the camera. We smile and… click! Today on our blog we are talking about a topic that will come in handy for those who love taking photographs: how to take perfect selfies?

Let’s face it: we’ve all shot at least one. It is no coincidence that they are among the most popular content on social networks and the hashtag #selfie goes crazy on Instagram. And then the fashion to imprint in the memory (this time digital) something we have done is part of our daily life. So easy… it’s within reach of your pocket and finger.

No more worries: how to look good in selfies even if you never succeed? Just a few small tricks.

We need a good camera

It would be a shame to put a lot of effort into it, create a set with the perfect light, settle down and then … throw everything in the smartphone bin because the camera that mounts is terrifying.

With the latest models we can breathe a sigh of relief, the battle between the models is fought right here, between megapixels and increasingly powerful features to find selfies made well.

Ok, this isn’t really advice, rather a basic requirement!

Point of View: let’s start from ABC

Rule number one for a nice selfie: pay attention to the shot.

It may seem obvious to you but it is not. The angle in these cases is what makes the difference between a photo to be discarded and the next profile image. Selfies follow their own rules, although it is always useful to keep in mind the basic instructions to get a photograph done properly. So we need good light, acceptable front camera quality and a good angle.

We extend our arm and keep it straight just just above the level of the face. In this way we should avoid strange distortions!

PRO TIP: experiment and look for the angle that enhances you the most, in short, focus on your talent!

Season with a pinch of originality

We are not talking about particularly bizarre poses, but there is always a way to take an original selfie by playing with colors, shots, context and our face.

In one word: we must be clear about what we want to enhance!

Hey, look in the camera!

We can confide it. At least 90% of us make this little mistake. So let’s simply make sure we look carefully towards the goal and we could be amazed by the net improvement in the final result.

AS THE EXPERTS DO: they use the rear camera which is also the most powerful! Of course, it takes some practice. And it is also the correct answer for those who have a very old model of phone and are wondering how to take selfies without an internal camera?

The background is always part of photography

The background is also part of our creative idea and is perfect for helping us to better tell ourselves and convey a particular mood. But…

Never frame what is not to be seen!

We pay close attention to what appears behind our face. Especially if we are lovers of selfies taken in front of the mirror!

It is finally time to smile

On this we can not really compromise.

On a selfie either you smile or you… smile! Easy, right? It is so good to convey the sense of good humor and believe us that we are experts on this, it pleases everyone to appear in a pose that exudes joy in the best memories of our life.

After all, the albums we make are more or less this: a concentrate of adhesive happiness!

And then it is useless to deny that this is the secret ingredient for the success of a self-timer. So… ready? Smile!

Don’t forget about editing

And now that we have our beautiful and original selfies?

There is only one step left to find an artistic and, above all, perfect photograph in our hands: a little post-production!

Nothing complicated, eh, nor that it takes hours and hours away from you. Sometimes small color balances work wonders and you will have transformed a good selfie into a photograph where everything tells a great story and you will be able to focus on the right elements!

App, app everywhere!

To make small changes, but not only! As we have been saying for years, there is an app for everything!

When we talk about photography, then, the shopping list is interesting among the applications to take pictures, those to edit them, other specific for small actions such as modifying the imperfections of the face or those particularly creative that allow original and artistic selfies.

It is appropriate to say: whoever ha(pp)s more put it!

All to prepare us to create an author’s self-portrait!

We share them on WhatsApp, other times we have published them on social networks or we enjoy sending them to our friends when we are on vacation to unleash their envy.

But do you know an amazing way that your friends for sure haven’t tried yet? We do: your selfie that turns into a sticker.

It’s easy and completely free, just click here. See it as our gift to let you discover the magical side of photographs!!

 

Original birthday gifts? We give you 7 reasons to choose stickers!

original birthday gift

Every year it’s the same story and we end up wondering what to give for a birthday? Usually until the last day, we are teased as we walk through the aisles of the shops looking for an original idea, something new.

In short, we want the wow effect … but we don’t know where to find it!

So suddenly: eureka!
Why not a nice photo album, you know those photo books more or less all the same. Well, here too … you can do better. Much better.

Which would be this best? This undisputed champion among the original birthday gifts capable of winning the Olympics of uniqueness and sympathy? For us the answer is clear: a birthday sticker album!

Because if at some point we stop counting the candles … we will certainly never stop collecting epic moments!

For us, those moments mean memories.
Do you think of something more precious? We don’t, for at least 7 good reasons.

1 And who expects it?!

If we talk about the best original birthday gifts, here we have crossed the finish line as triumphs.

Let’s face it: how many people have you heard about having received a beautiful sticker album personalized with his photographs? Basically you give the thrill of having a leading role in your life. Just be prepared to say wishes, you are the star of the party!

2 When you open the packets the sound it makes is WOW

We are chatty when it comes to stickers, but we do not want to be here to list all the details so even the individual packets will be totally customizable.

Because the real highlight is the noise the sticker packs make when you open them. Seeing is believing!

3 It puts no limits on your creativity

This should be rule number 1 if what we want to give is something nice, original, unique.

Translated into sticker language? If you want to use our ready-made templates, you are one step away from pasting your photos. But our albums are 100% customizable. Texts, backgrounds, images, number of stickers and sizes, colors, captions, effects, even sticker frames. Not to mention their retro that you can modify and make yours.

Oh mom! Supercalifragilisticstickers!

4 Easy easy and 100% online

There are no magic formulas or weird software to install.

You can do everything online from your home without having to come and visit us at the office. Save a project and then change it, take a jogging break and take it back a few days later. It is the great power of our application, which is beautiful and has a good character.

We wanted it easy, after all we tell stories in stickers… we do not create puzzles!

5 Why should we stop feeling a little more like children?

It reminds me of when I used to go to the newsstand as a kid to buy packets, but now…

We have heard this sentence dozens of times if not hundreds.
The truth is that most of our customers have already passed their childhood for quite a while.

Because basically we all have the right to smile as hard as I can. Or not?

6 Photos, photos and again photos

We are so excited to tell you how it works that we have not mentioned the main reason why a sticker album is the best idea for a birthday party. THE PHOTOS!

Since there has been digital photography, and camera phones even more, we’ve gotten into the habit of taking hundreds of photographs a month. Very often without ever going to look at them but with the superpower of knowing how to pack the best moments ever in your pocket.

This album is like this: an embrace between the past and modernity. He takes our photographs and allows us to savor them for real giving even more value to what we have lived.

YOU ARE IN THE MOOD FOR ADVICE? We care that the stickers are not grainy, blurry and mistreated. Taking beautiful photos requires only a little attention, even if we take pictures from our smartphone!

7 The stickers don’t get caged

Mind you, where there is creativity there is also maximum freedom.

So if you decide that your stickers do not want to stick them on the album … who are we to set limits?

Rather. Stick them as hard as you can on notebooks, bulletin boards, laptop cases you take to college.

HEY PSSS: do you want a totally free digital stickers? You can receive it by email in just 2 minutes!!

And now what should I do to dive into this world of originality?

It is so easy that you can already start intoning the notes by singing happy birthday to you

All you have to do is visit the page of this album by clicking on the image below, choose the template you like best and go, start creating the cutest gift you can imagine.

Ready to scream WOW?

original birthday gift

Wait, do you like to have even more choice? After all, with us you can give away any type of album among our dozens of templates. The important thing is to give voice to our smiles, right?!

8 tips to take perfect photographs with your smartphone (and maybe turn them into a sticker)

Smartphone for photography: how to take beautiful photos

One thing is certain: if a few years ago we were told that we would all love our smartphone for photography, perhaps we would not have believed it.

But today it is like this: the best camera is our mobile phone, always ready in the pocket to capture the most beautiful moments and emotions we live. We know this well, because like all of us, every day we shoot and shoot and shoot again simply using the mobile phone.

Especially here in my-e.eu we see it when many of the stickers albums we make are born from the photographs that our customers take simply using the phone. It works? Oh yes… the result is fantastic!

Of course, the advances in technology and the increasingly powerful cameras in smartphones do a great job, but sometimes small tricks are enough to create incredible photos to keep and reuse as we see fit.

This is why we have decided to write this guide and offer you some small but practical suggestions if you are wondering how to take beautiful photos even with your phone alone!

Smile and do … cheese!

1 Pay attention to the light

Photography and light go hand in hand, it is a good rule to make sure to photograph in the best light conditions to avoid unpleasant surprises.

And if we choose a smartphone as a faithful companion to photograph this rule becomes even more important. Indeed:

  • if we can adjust the exposure with our model, let’s do it without a doubt!
  • surely the evening or the low light conditions are not optimal when photographing from mobile phones, but I think you will have already realized this.

In summary… light up your most beautiful moments properly. So it will never happen that you will have to regret it after looking at them!

2 Don’t trust the latest advertisement on the incredible zoom!

Without getting into too many technicalities we make it short: the zoom of a cell phone is not like what a reflex or other device would mount.

Being fixed, the only effect we will obtain by zooming our image will be to enlarge it at the expense of quality. And it would be a shame to get a grainy end result.

⭐️ SHHH, AN EASY SOLUTION: get closer to your subject as much as possible!

photo selfie

3 Pay attention to the subject and the composition

Those who are already familiar with photography are about to receive fantastic news: the basic principles that help take perfect photos apply to smartphones in the same way as a reflex camera!

So pay attention to the composition of the scene, to what we want to show in photography and we always keep in mind the fundamental rules such as that of two thirds.

⭐️ A VERY USEFUL TIP: almost all phone models offer the option to activate a photo grid. Using it will make your life easier!

4 The horizon… is a straight line

Easy to say but too often it is one of the elements that disturbs when we look at a beautiful photo: the horizon must be straight.

As well as trees or other landmarks. Also in this case, the camera grid will once again help us and, you will see, this little trick is really enough to take a good photograph.

smartphone grid photo

5 Take more than one photograph

A smartphone is not and will never be a reflex camera, especially when it comes to shutter speed.

But we can always take more than one shot for each scene and select the result we liked the most! So sometimes… we might be surprised at how many random details we will be able to capture.

6 Take advantage of creative perspectives and shots

The question of how to take beautiful photos should also be answered by thinking about the ideas we have in mind to create original photos.

It is not only the subject that is important, but often playing with the shots and exploiting the most original ones is a great way to tell the same scene in a completely different way.

WOW TIP: a phone is incredibly handier than a camera, have you ever tried to take pictures from below or from above?

Smartphone photo

7 Experiment with photo editing

We could roughly compile this list:

  1. read this article with tips on how not to take photos wrong even on the phone;
  2. take some pictures right away;
  3. select the ones you like best;
  4. switch to editing!

We use the power of some simple applications to apply filters and modify the parameters of the photographs to achieve the result that suits us best.

And when we talk about smartphones it is even easier because the stores of our operating systems are literally full of excellent applications!

8 Don’t lose your memories… use the cloud

Can you imagine the sorrow of losing your 18th birthday photos or those selfies from your Rome vacation two years ago??

There is a practical solution and that is to save all your photos on the cloud! Cloud services are now very many, inexpensive and perfectly integrated with most models and operating systems.

And then? You can turn these photos into a stickers album!!

Are you also in the club of those who hit clicks every day hundreds of times? Then we hope that these tips will help you to create ever more beautiful and original memories to keep and… maybe turn into a stickers album to give as gifts or to browse at home.

After all, that’s exactly what we do here: we magically transform your photos into sticky stickers and 24-tooth smiles!