Apr 20, 2018

How to Keep Your Digital Family Photos Safe

Many of us can still remember the time before digital photography became the mainstream. Back then, the photos that we took existed as physical objects. They were either printed out in front of us, or they were contained on a roll of film inside the camera. These days, things are very different. Not many people are still using film cameras for their day to day photography needs. Now that everyone is carrying smartphones which have cameras built in, and digital cameras are so cheap, it’s not hard to understand the switch.

While digital photography makes it much much easier to backup and preserve photos, there is always going to be a risk of losing them if people don’t take care of their data. If you are someone with an extensive collection of treasured memories and family photos stored digitally, then this guide is for you.

Digital Photography

When you take a photo on a digital camera, the resulting image is stored within the memory of the device that you use. If that device is a phone, you may well not move the file at all. From your phone you are able to share and manipulate photos, but generally those who want to do serious editing are using a full digital camera.

If you plug your camera into a PC however, you will be given the option to transfer your files over and remove them from the device if you wish. Most people will want to clear the memory in their camera for more photos and so will delete the files from the camera once they’ve transferred. You now only have one copy of your photos, stored on your PC. In order to make them safe, you need to back them up!

Physical Backups

To make a physical backup of a data file, you need to transfer it onto another form of storage. The most common backup mediums today are USB flash drives and digital memory cards. Copying a file onto another physical device is quick and painless, and the storage itself is cheap. If you want to keep photos safe, you should definitely invest in backup storage.

The advantage of using a physical backup medium is that, as long as you keep the storage device itself safe, the data contained on it will also remain safe. By contrast, when you entrust your files to a cloud-based service (more on them below), you are exposed to the risk of that service being hacked or going out of business.

Cloud Backups

When you upload a photo online somewhere, something that many phones can be set to do automatically, it will be stored digitally in the cloud. There are a number of services which exist specifically to allow users to backup photos online. The downside to sharing photos online is that this means, in principle at least, they can be accessed by malicious actors. This guide from Secure Data Recovery is an excellent starting point for learning how to keep your personal data safe.

Keeping family photos safe is an age-old problem, but it is one whose nature is constantly changing in response to advances in technology. Today, the fight revolves around backing up and keeping safe our digital files. There are a number of ways that you can do this, and given how cheap backing up is, there’s no reason to risk all of those precious memories!

Apr 19, 2018

How To Surprise Someone On Their Birthday

There are two types of people in this world. Those who love surprises and celebrating their birthday with a big group of friends and family, and those who are not very passionate about waking up to a surprise party. It is nice to know that people around you think about you and put the time and effort to organize a nice celebration just for you. There are so many party ideas out there, and it is impossible not to find something that your friends will love. One of the most common ways of surprising someone on their birthday is by bringing cake at midnight.
However, there are more elaborate party ideas that require a bit of planning and organizing beforehand. Going on a spontaneous trip could be a good surprise for someone who likes adventures. It all depends on the person that you are organizing the party for. Why not try something new and original this year?

Be Spontaneous
In order to organize a memorable birthday party, you need to be spontaneous. Even the traditional cake surprise requires a bit of planning. If you know that your friends love nature and their birthday is on a hot summer day, you could plan a nice party at the pool. Who doesn't love lounging in the sun with no care in the world on their birthday? On the other hand, going to the zoo is perfect for those who love nature and animals. This kind of surprise is not just for kids, adults love spending time at the zoo too. Last but not least, you could consider attending a dance class together or going to a concert overseas.

Do something Original
Another important aspect that you need to consider when planning a party is originality. Do something unique that your friend will remember for the rest of their life. Even if your budget is limited, you can still come up with something original. Baking a cake at home, buying some balloons and making a special playlist that you can listen to while at work costs almost nothing. At the same time, going bungee jumping, taking a helicopter ride or going to Escape Room Milwaukee is just as unique and fun. The money that you spend on organizing the party is not that relevant as long as you manage to make them remember this day for the rest of their life.

Have fun
If you want to make someone feel extra special on their birthday, you need to go the extra mile. Aim to create lifelong memories no matter what they are doing. Start by surprising them with breakfast in bed, continue by planning a small gift hunt for them and maybe book a reservation at their favorite restaurant. You are the one who is in charge of making sure that they feel extra special and they have a lot of fun. Money is not relevant in this case. Be unique, and they will definitely appreciate that.
When organizing a birthday surprise, most people believe that they have to do something extravagant. Nonetheless, sometimes it is enough to buy a cupcake for your friends or book a massage together to show them that you care and appreciate them.

Feb 21, 2018

Three Ways To Cut Costs When Party Planning

There can be nothing more exciting than getting together with your friends and family for a big party! Time to eat, drink and be merry. Whether it’s a special birthday, like a 21st or 40th, or an anniversary celebration, it’s a fabulous excuse to have fun! But, if the organization of it and the costs fall down to you, a party can also be a time-consuming and expensive thing to lay on! Here are some tips for saving cash when planning a big bash!

Think ahead
It’s no good leaving it all to the last minute. When you’re planning a party, you need to get your brain into gear sometime before – months before, maybe, if you have a large event in mind. You need to decide on the kind of party you want. Will it be a simple affair, at yours or somebody else’s house with just friends and family? Or, are you planning to hire a venue and invite lots of people? You also need to give thought to the catering and what kind of entertainment you will lay on to keep all the guests happy!
The best thing to do is to make a list of key things that you need to do, set some milestones and a budget, and try and stick to it all. Having a clear plan in place to help make the organization that little easier, and help you keep the financing of it all in check!

Be ruthless on numbers
It wouldn’t be much fun if you’re only planned to invite one or two people to a party. How would that be a party, hey? So, the chances are, you’re thinking of inviting a fair few people – depending on what you’re celebrating and how large the social circles are. But don’t let the invites get out of hand – and keep tabs on who you are inviting! The last thing you want to do is invite too many for the venue size, or just realize that you can’t afford to pay for all of the catering!
Sit down and think about who you would like to come to the bash and then go through your list a couple of times and see if there’s any way you can reduce it. Do you really need to ask 100 people, when only 50 of them are close friends or family?

DIY invites
Once you’ve decided on who you’re going to invite to your party, then get a final list down in a spreadsheet or on paper and start thinking about the invites. If you want to save cash, then avoid going to an expensive shop or designer to get invitations. Have a look around at online birthday invitations. You may like them even more, and they could help you stay on budget!
Set a deadline for people to respond to your invites. And keep track of those coming and those who can’t make it. You could maybe have a ‘B’ list, substituting in new guests for where there are holes.

May 30, 2017

Baby Shower and Birthday Invitation Card

In some countries, a baby shower is a way to celebrate the expected or delivered birth of a child by presenting gifts to the mother at a party, whereas other cultures host a baby shower to celebrate the transformation of a woman into a mother. The event has different names in different cultures. Here is baby shower invitation card. You also can use this for birthday party invitation.


Princess Birthday Party Invitation Card Printable

Dear Mom, do you have a plan for celebrating your lovely daughter birthday? Inviting her friends and make her happy with this cute birthday party invitation. No need an advance skill to edit, you can simply use paint. Here is free printable birthday party invitation card for your daughter and the example.



Feb 5, 2016

Online Shop Shipping Label Design

Dear all, it's been a long day since my last post a year ago. Currently, I don't accept blog design anymore or create free blogger template anymore because of my limited free time.

I just want to share these online shop shipping label designs. Nowaday, the internet really help many entrepeneurs to run their online shop. Show your brand signature to your customer, by creating logo, shopping bag, or shipping label. This shipping label sticker can be applied on any package material. I create these two for my sister's online shop.




 

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