Using Technology for the Holidays

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Technology serves many of us in simple ways; we use our phones to make calls or our computers to stream shows from Netflix and Hulu. However, there are pretty much endless possibilities with technology, so there’s no point in stopping there. Here are some neat ways you can use technology to make the holidays a little bit better this year.

Creative Costumes

Halloween costumes are a great way for people to be creative during the holidays, but executing a complex costume well can be very difficult—especially when it comes to the design part. Thankfully, technology has a solution for that: design software.

You have your choice of lots of popular design programs, including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and 3D modelling programs like CAD. Using these, you can design each intricate part of your costume before you actually have to bring it to life, allowing you to figure out exactly how you’re going to get the perfect look for Halloween.

Personalized Gifts

Nothing shows you care quite like a gift that was made especially for the recipient, and there are tons of those gifts available on the internet these days. Personalized gift websites allow you to customize all sorts of different things, from glasses and mugs to blankets, t-shirts and more. There are even a number of brand-name products you know and love that can be customized for somebody, such as M&M candy.

Often times, the key to giving the perfect gift is simply showing that you put thought into it. When you give somebody a gift they love that has their name or initials on it, it shows that you were thinking of them and only them when you bought the gift.

Seasons Greetings

One of the best parts about the holidays is sending out cards to all your friends and family to wish them a happy holiday. There was a time when this meant simply heading down to the grocery store, picking up as many cards and envelopes as you needed, then mailing them out. Unfortunately, this often results in dry, boring Christmas cards that don’t get the job done.

Mixbook allows you to make your own Christmas photo cards using any photo you want, so the possibilities are endless. You can even customize your card after you’ve uploaded your photo to make sure your cards say exactly what you want them to say and look exactly as they should. The best part about Mixbook is that it’s super easy to use; all you have to do is choose the type of product you want to create, upload your photo, then create your cards.

How do you use technology to make the holidays better? If you have any ideas we missed, feel free to let us know in the comments!

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