Monday, May 4, 2015

Fotor.com A Great Way to Make FREE Photo Gifts for Mom! Plus $100 Etsy #Giveaway

Mother's Day is this weekend. No really, it's this weekend! I have no idea how that happened so quickly, I really don't. To me, it seems like it was just Christmas and now it's already inching up on summer vacation.

The good news though, is that if you still need to make mom something, or you want to add to what you've already made/purchased for her, you can use Fotor to create some really fun photo gifts that Mom (or grandma!) are sure to appreciate. And they're free!

I'm playing around with  Fotor's Collage Maker .
 This is just a draft but you get the idea.
If you have a printer at home, you can print your collage out and gift it to mom!
Making it is free, and it's fun!
You could make a photo using Fotor's Collage Maker. There are many different designs and styles, to choose from, and you pick the number of photos you want to use. I'm sure my mom would love a photo collage with a heart printed out. I was thinking of putting a recent picture in the middle, in a heart shape, and then surrounding that with the kids when they were little. I have my oldest and second oldest out of line in the draft though, and that bugs me... they should be switched. I'm also thinking it might be better if I put mom and the kids in the middle (that pic was taken at my grandmothers's, and it was a very good day), and one of each child in the four corners that might be better. Or maybe I'll keep the two youngest together for a corner and add her great grandbaby. See? Decisions, decisions... but that's okay because these kinds of decisions are fun!

Example of a photo created with the Fotor Montage option!

I could make her a fun photo montage! This is where you juxtapose a head on something funny (putting my mom's face on the body of a queen came to mind) or you add a picture to a fun background. In the example in the picture above, Fotor has put a man skydiving smack dab in the middle of a London street. Funny! The options are plentiful, including a cool transparent feature that can fade photos in and out of the scenery. I liked that feature a lot.

Make mom a photo card for her special day!
There are a lot of great options for the photo cards, and you're sure to find one she'll love!

Or you could make Mom a photo card. Again, there are a lot of options to choose from, and as with all of their applications you can size, resize, zoom in or out, tilt, turn (and twirl, lol), etc. There are also color options and you can pick and choose which pictures you like, how you want them displayed, how many you would like, what font you like best, etc. I love the example Fotor gave on their site for a new mom (in the photo above). I think that photo is precious. :)

$100 Etsy Giveaway!



AND...in honor of mothers everywhere, Fotor is hosting a contest. One lucky winner is going to get a $100 Etsy credit. I know soooo many of you love Etsy, and with good reason.

What it’s about:
We are looking for creative and interesting pics, expressing the special and unique relationship you have with your mother. Your image should contain a short text message to or about her, and a number of items which express your relationship. For example, a creative shot of some items which remind you of her would be perfect!
When:
27th of April – 11th of May
How to enter:
Simply take your fantastic shots about and item that you think can best express your mother, upload them and modify through Fotor, and enter them on either Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag: #Fotor4Mom
What we’re looking for:
Creativity, imagination and originality are the key! Remember to explore all of Fotor’s myriad features to make something really special – and prize winning!
Prize:
While we at Fotor all know that you guys need no prize, and that the sheer exhilarating thrill of the creative process is prize enough, we have decided to throw a few things in as a cherry (or two) on top.
Along with having your work preserved for all eternity on the global slipstream of ‘the net’, you also have a chance of winning a $100 gift card from ‘Etsy.
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And that’s it! Remember to explore the options of Fotor to get that perfect result!


Fotor is always free, always easy to use, and now you can take it mobile.

Download the Fotor mobile app here: 

96 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

That is a pretty sweet prize! Photo gifts are perfect for Mother's and Father's day!

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle said...

I love this prize, and I love Fotor. My mom adores the kids, and she can't get enough photographs.

Melissa Pezza said...

My mother would love this. She's all about pictures of the kids, and this is a fun way to give her something memorable. Thanks for the great giveaway, too!

Sandee said...

A great prize. Wow. I love family photographs. I've tons of them all over the house.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Megan said...

What a fun contest for Mother's Day. I love making photo montages, I can't wait to try it out.

Elephant's Child said...

I am going to have to experiment with Fotor. Thanks for the reminder.

Orihimekurosaki said...

My mother loves photo collages of all of her children. I will have to give Fotor a try.

Rebecca Bryant said...

First love the new look. Second this is an awesome mother's day gift.

Stefany said...

Photo gifts are one of my favorite to give and receive. This sounds like a great service to do that!

RANE said...

I love Photo Gifs. I feel like they are an entire dimension to plain ole photos

Cassie said...

What an awesome giveaway to have for Mother's Day! I love making photo collages and winning this would allow me to buy several photo gifts.

Marcie W. said...

Photo collages are fun to create AND they make an awesome gift idea. I would really love the chance to win an Etsy gift card too!

Pat Hatt said...

A great way to spruce up the photos and make them fun indeed

Christy Maurer said...

I am going to check them out! I've never heard of them. I love photo editing sites where you can make cool collages! Thanks :)

CourtneyLynne said...

I'm a picture hoarder so I'm all about making gifts out of photos!! I'm going to have to check this out.

Katie @ Pick Any Two said...

What an awesome prize! Photo gifts really are the best. All moms love them!

Christie C said...

Can't go wrong with pictures for mom! I love the photo collage idea

Alli Smith said...

Photos are always appreciated and cherished! I love Fotor, too. It's a great website!

Shauna Torres said...

Oh what a great gift idea. I love photos and sharing them, so this would be perfect for the MIL

debdenny said...

This is such a cool gift. Awesome idea.

Mama to 5 said...

What a great gift especially for Mother's Day. Love Etsy!

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

photo gifts are the best! They capture a wonderful moment in time that you will remember forever

Penelope said...

I'm always trying to remember to print out photo books and make photo gifts. I love them!

Dinner then Dessert said...

I love this idea and it is a unique way of saving photos. Can't wait to try it.

Jeanine said...

I love photos. I never print them because I never remember but I have so many! Photo gifts are mt favorite. I prefer them over all else!

FidoseofReality said...

I am wanting to organize my prints and love photo books and collages. Great giveaway you have here.

Stacey- Travel Blogger said...

That's a pretty nice giveaway! I like Etsy, so just might take you up on this one!

Liz Mays said...

So many decisions to make! I like that they have so many different ways to work with favorite photos.

Lois Alter Mark said...

Photo gifts are my favorite! They're so special and so personal!

Russ R. said...

This is the first time I've heard of Fotor so I had to check it out ( lol ). And, it looks like I know what's going to eat a lot of my time in the next few days. I love to check it out anything that's photography-related.

Laura Funk said...

I need to make more photo books. I keep everything digital but then only I really look at the photos...

Rochkirstin Santos said...

I'm planning to just give my mom money for her surgical operation and medical checkups. Right now, the most important thing as well to gift her is time and support of the entire family. The photo montage looks great though and we might create one for her on her birthday next month.

Fiona said...

I used to use FotoR for my photo editing and loved it... then they changed the layout :( I never knew they did photo gifts too.

Grandma Juice said...

Thanks for this giveaway!! Perfect for mother's Day! Photo book are always such a nice gift!

Lisa Codina said...

Aweome round-up! I love pictures so of course this idea really appeals to me!!!! Thanks!

NutriFit Mama said...

I love photo gifts- I used to do them all the time for family. I need to start doing more again.

Kita said...

I have never heard of this app and I would love to check it out just in time for mothers day so I can share photos. I wanted to do a photobook for my sons upcoming birthday I am going to try my hand at it

Michele D said...

This would be a great gift for mother's day. I love receiving photo gifts.

Ricci said...

Great giveaway, I LOVE Etsy gift cards!! I also love that collage maker, great pic!!

Holy Ghost Writer said...

A great idea for mother's day

Ashley said...

I seriously cannot believe that Mother's Day is Sunday. How did it creep up on us like this? I feel like I'm going to blink and the kids' will be out of school for the year. I hate to admit that I do not have a gift yet for my mom :( I got one for my MIL, but still have to rush to shop for mine, and I think she would love a photo gift. Thanks so much for the idea, and the reminder to hurry up and shop!

kat b said...

This sounds great! Photos are such a great gift for anyone. My family always loves it when we give them photos. I'll have to look in to this for Mother's Day gift ideas.

Debra Rutt said...

I love using and giving photos as gifts. I think they're such great ways to relive memories.

DeDa Studios said...

Fotor is a new company to me - I am heading to check them out! I love giving photo gifts.

~ Noelle said...

What a neat site!!! I need to go play around and see what I can come up with for me.. i mean for my mom :)
Happy early mothers day to you!!!

Donna L. Ward said...

Thank you for the resource and the chance to win from Etsy - I checkout the great fotorcom site a bit and will play with it soon - :) Happy Mother's Day
www.askcoachdonna.com

Beth@FrugalFroggie said...

I need to appreciate my mom more. I would love to send her a great gift for Mother's Day.

musingsonmotherhoodmidlife said...

This is a great opportunity. I want to honor my mom this Mother's Day, especially since she recently moved.
Estelle

DeDa Studios said...

I agree this makes a perfect Mother's Day gift!

Amanda Simkin said...

I feel like these holidays keep creeping in on me since I am so busy running a household and blogging. My mom is so incredibly helpful with child care and just being a great mom so I'm putting together some great things to pamper her--last minute but whatever. And of course photos like you mentioned are involved!

Amanda
www.queenofthelandoftwigsnberries.com

Crystal said...

What a cute collage. The heart design is perfect for Mother's Day, but I need to check it out to see what other amazing options they have.

Lauren Richardson said...

what a cute little craft for moms! I love photo collages, so I would love to receive this from my son!

Camesha | Mama Motivator said...

Considering I NEVER know what to get my mom. This might be just the idea I was looking for.

Ann B said...

I have a ton of photos i have taken over the years. I love to frame them and put them up on my walls. I like to give photos in a nice frame as gifts.

Joyce Lansky said...

Would be a nice gift.

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Michelle Martinka said...

I love Fotor! The new Mother's Day banners you can add are adorable!

Jessica Simms said...

What an awesome gift for Mother's Day!

Crystal Wachoski said...

Sounds like a great app and giveaway.

Bonnie Gowen said...

What a great giveaway! I heard of Fotor before but forgot to check it out. Will do now!

Maddi'sMommy said...

Love winning contest AND love shopping on Etsy. It's a win, win.

Jiahui said...

This is awesome!! All mummies would love this!!

Theresa Mahoney said...

Photo gifts are my favorite kind of gifts. Not only are they one of a kind, they bring back special memories each time you look at them!

Amanda Love said...

That is a great way to make photos and I'm loving the word free here... will have to check it out.

MrsMuffinTop said...

Yikes! It IS this weekend!! Well, since I get to be the one that "gets" a day, I guess that's why I didn't notice! I'll definitely keep fotor in mind for FATHER'S day, since that's gonna creep up on me, too! I love the idea of photo gifts!

Annie said...

I have heard fantastic things about Fotor. I want to check them out - I love making collages :)

Karen said...

Fotor does make great collages. Love them!

Kristi said...

I have to admit, I had never heard of Fotor prior to your post but it sounds like something I would enjoy. I like to give photos to friends so it would be perfect for that. Thanks for letting me know about it.

Maggie King said...

Photos are my moms favorite possession. Her walls are full of them!

Jennifer Juro said...

I love photo gifts both to give and to receive!! I know all of my family loves to get photo gifts with of my kids for the holidays!! I personally would love to get one as a mom of my own kids as well!

Christi said...

First of all, thanks for the great giveaway! I'm an Etsy addict and would have a blast if I won the $100. Thanks also for sharing about Fotor.com - I didn't know much about them before reading your post, and I love the idea of using them to make a personalized photo gift for my mom & MIL!

Jillian Fisher said...

I might do this for Christmas I'm taking my Mom for a spa day :)

Courtney said...

I love photo gifts. They are so personal. Its a great way to have your favorite image around for a long time!

Sage said...

What a cool contest! I love how easy it has become to create, thoughtful, personal and unique gifts online. Wonder what photos my stepson would upload to represent me... A designer bag? A martini? Jewelry? Tofu bacon? Homemade waffles?

alissa apel said...

What a great store. I love homemade gifts like this!

Demetra Overton said...

What a fun contest for Mother's Day. I love how easy it has become to create unique gifts. Photos are my moms favorite gift.

Lynndee said...

A photo collage is such a nice gift to give on Mother's Day. I know my mom would love a photo collage of all her grandchildren. :)

Amy Desrosiers said...

I think making photo gifts are some of the best! It would be great to gift my mom photo gifts of the kids!

Lois Jones said...

I know several people who would love this. Nifty!!

Elizabeth O. said...

This is a great gift idea. My Mom would love this!

Dogvills said...

What a neat gift idea for mother's day or father's day. I am sure my mom or my mother in law would love it

Michelle Varga said...

This sounds like a really nice app! I have so many photos of my son and makin a collage would be nice!

Krystal Butherus said...

This sounds like a great way to make a photo gift! I am loving this special idea.

Briton Alo said...

I have a grandma who LOVES this sort of thing, especially for special occasions! I love that this is a free app and that you can do so many different things with the photos we all have saved on our phones. And the giveaway is awesome, too!

HilLesha O'Nan said...

How lovely! I love photo gifts, therefore I will definitely have to check out this company.

Dhemz said...

how cool! I'll check it out..thanks.

Censie Sawyer said...

Great giveaway. My mom would love this!

Katrina Gehman said...

fantastic giveaway!!! i love making pics for grandparents, and they always love them.

Jessica Harlow said...

Etsy is an amazing place to shop! With Mother's Day literally just a few days away, photo gifts are definitely one of the best gifts to give (and get)!

Anjanette @MommaYoung said...

Ohhhh a Mom could go nuts on Etsy... I love photo gifts. Nowadays I have to look electronically, but I love when we put it on print for greeting cards or on our walls. Great giveaway.

Erin said...

I love photo gifts! I've not heard much about fotor so I'll definitely have to check them out!

TweenselMom said...

I'm a fotor user and so this give away is awesome!

Miranda Myrabev said...

I have not used Fotorcom before but sounds like a good service, I have used a few photo services before and the results were incredible and my mum did love the gift I gave her

The Mommy-Files said...

I'd never heard of this service before! It sounds like a great service! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Then do we lose copyright over the photos?

Shell said...

I love making collages! I need to make a few out of recent pics.

Sarh Snarski said...

One can never have too many photos and collages are great for keeping a collection of your favorite photos of your children during special occasions or what not together. I've been slacking on the photos this year...