photo collage template
Free downloadable 18th birthday photo collage template for PS/PSE.
Photos of the kids
An internet connection
Paint and cardboard if you are feeling adventurous
ACT NOW! Mother's Day (UK) is a week on Sunday. If you want to order photo gifts, do it now. Here are 3 ideas for mother's day gifts, 2 that need minimal effort but some advanced planning, and 1 that takes a bit of time and effort but will be loved my mothers everywhere. You need a photo of your kids for each of them - take one on your phone if you can't find one on the computer.
Easy. Upload your photo to a photo card printing website, add a message, pay and wait for delivery. Check delivery times. For extra tears on mother's day, get your kids to write a message or draw a picture, take a photo of it and have that printed as a card. (Click images for links to card suppliers).
20% off Mother's Day cards, order before 11 March. Use code 20MDCARDS12.
To upload just 1 photo for the whole card, use the blank card which you can find here: Home > Shop > Cards > Blank > Full Photo Folded Greeting Card (link here)
The blank card is the first one on the Mother's Day page.
Have you got a great photo of the kids, or a photo or scan of an adorable picture and handwritten message? Go one step further than the card, and put the photo/picture/message on a photo gift. Be warned - just because you can put a photo on something doesn't mean you should. Don't throw your sense of taste out of the window just because you need a gift. Bags are generally a safe bet - make up bag, tote bag, beach bag. Keepsake boxes would probably go down well. Think twice about the deckchair or the tablecloth. Also bear in mind that a photo taken on your phone will be quite a small file size - fine for cards and smaller gifts, but it will go very fuzzy if you try to enlarge it too much.
Some of our favourite photo gift sites:
Zazzle (this is the UK site but there are lots of international sites)
Head down to Hobbycraft, or go online at Baker Ross, and get some 'decorate a photo frame' supplies. Or channel your inner Blue Peter and make your own with an empty cereal packet and some glue. You'll need: a cardboard frame (ready made or home made) and something to decorate it with (paint, stick on jewels). (We advise against glitter - it gets everywhere and is impossible to clean up. The mother of the house will know something is going on and may get a bit cross if the house and/or the child is covered in glitter for months.)
Our favourite online kids craft supplier is Baker Ross (5 day delivery, next day £4.95), and for these frames you will need:
Paint (don't get fabric paint or ceramic/glass paint - it won't wash off anything)