I was in a strict budget last Christmas. But still I need to wrap something to put under the tree for people I love so I came up with this great idea for Christmas presents. I made some personalized picture DVD movies for them.
I have tons of pictures of my loved ones saved on my computer and all I did was to collect them and made some digital scrapbook pages for some special effects. I used the Windows DVD maker program from my computer. It was so easy and I also put some background music to it.
I also bought a Memorex DVD label maker software so I can make personalized labels for the DVD disks and case inserts of the movies. It came with special sticker paper for the labels and case inserts where I printed out the labels for each DVD that I made. It also has a rack where you put the disk so that it will be easy to stick the labels on the disk.
My family loved my gift so much. My mother-in-law was crying while she was watching the movies of her grandchildren. I even received a "Thank You card" from my Hubby's ex-wife because I also sent her a copy of the DVD of her girls [my step-daughters]. And I am happy that I was able to sruvive Christmas with a small budget and came up with a very thoughtful and practical gift that everybody loves.