We can hardly believe it is the time of year to start thinking about Christmas gifts already! Of course when Hobby Lobby puts out their Christmas trees in July it’s kind of hard to ignore the fact that Christmas is around the corner :) As we begin thinking about what to give our family and friends this year we are thinking about things that they will not only enjoy but things that they will value in the year(s) to come. It is so easy to grab something off the shelf in the hustle and bustle of Black Friday (or should I say Black Wednesday/Thursday) shopping without giving much thought as to the intention behind the gift. We are big believers that it isn’t the amount spent but the thought behind the gift that matters. For this reason I don’t always shop for my family off of their lists. If I see something that reminds me of them that is what they will receive (I’m also a huge fan of homemade gifts, that may perhaps be another post entirely).
Over the years we’ve had people request to give photo shoots as a gift and while we have happily obliged we’ve never really went out of our way to offer gift cards in anything other than a casual way. When we set out our ideas for 2014 back in January we planned ahead and decided that this was the year for us to offer gift cards. Beginning this year we are now offering gift cards in any amount beginning at $25. Gift cards can be used towards the purchase of photo sessions, products, and prints for up to one year (expiring 12/31/15). These can also be used towards the purchase of our Fine Art Prints. (To purchase a Fine Art Print as a gift click here to be taken to the link.) These would make a great gift for someone wanting family, maternity, senior, or engagement sessions, likewise a gift card in any amount could also be used towards any of our wedding packages. If you have a friend or relative who has already booked their wedding with us they could use the funds to help purchase albums, canvas wraps, or prints of their wedding – that’s an awesome gift! Literally a CES photography gift card is the gift that lasts forever!