Digital Photo extras
This attractive and well-crafted wooden box makes a nice home for small valuables and mementos. The box is 5 inches square and 2.75 inches tall, and it’s lined in soft tan felt. Your photo appears on a plastic tile embedded in the top of the lid. Shutterfly recommends using a photo with a resolution of 1,350 by 1,350 pixels—or roughly 2 megapixles ($30; shutterfly.com ).
You can show off your newest rock star by commissioning the husband-and-wife team at Rattle-n-Roll to create a customized concert poster with your little one’s photo and birth details. Simply select one of five templates, and then e-mail your child’s picture along with important stats like name, date and time of birth, weight, and parents’ names. Rattle-n-Roll uses the photo as inspiration for a hand-drawn illustration of your child. The resulting prints are beautiful and richly saturated on white card stock. Of course, the service isn’t limited to babies. Feel free to submit photos of teenagers, pets, or yourself.
As you’d expect with custom artwork, the posters will cost you a pretty penny. For $200, you get two 11-by-17-inch posters (additional prints are $10 each). For $250, you receive two posters and a pack of 50 8.5-by-5.5-inch postcards that you can send out as birth announcements or party invites. The company can also create a completely unique design and customize the order to suit your whims, though you’ll have to pay an additional fee. (starting at $200; rattle-n-roll.com )
For the new parent on your shopping list, Snapfish offers a great selection of baby gear, including handsome diaper bags, which include a fold-out changing pad, black-and-white checkered lining, and many compartments. When ordering the diaper bag, pay close attention to your image’s resolution. The bag requires a somewhat oddly sized photo: 2,350 by 1,950 pixels. To crop your image to this size in iPhoto, switch to Edit mode, select the Crop tool, set the Constrain menu to Custom, and type
2350 pxin the blank fields ($60; snapfish.com ).