DIGITAL FRAME MANIA or WHY I LOVE DIGITAL FRAMES!
I admit it! I have come down with Digital Frame Mania!--I LOVE this ultimate personalized 21st century gift!
Viewing and sharing photos helps to fight loneliness and is one of the best ways to re-connect or make new connections with family and friends.
Digital frames are great conversation starters as well. The larger frames such as the 10", 12" and 15" ones are definite eye-catchers and can really light up a room!
Connecting and Reconnecting
The need to connect and reconnect with family and friends on a face-to-face basis is a normal human instinct. For a multitude of reasons, families and friends can become separated over time. Children may move far from their family homes and grandparents don't always get to see their grandchildren.
People can feel isolated, deserted and disconnected. Emotional support is even more important in an unstable economic climate such as the one we are experiencing today.
Technology Makes It Easier
Fortunately, we live in a world where ever-advancing technology makes it much easier for us to connect in many different ways.
The prominence of email and the growth of the numerous social media websites found on the Internet have made a great impact on our ability to connect with others.
But in a research report by Kodak, results suggest that while technology has made connecting with people easier, it is not always as meaningful as being face-to-face or on the phone.
Having more friends (for example, via social networking sites) does not necessarily equate to having more close friends or confidantes.
Photos Make It More Meaningful
Kodak used the expertise of Judy Weiser, a Photo Therapist, to
help explain the way photos help us to feel more connected to our family and friends.
The findings of the report seemed to indicate that those who share photos (especially the case in younger groups) tend to have more meaningful connections with their family and friends.
So when it is difficult to be face-to-face with friends and family, using technology coupled with photos to share with our loved ones, can bring the kind of emotional support we all need in our hectic and, at times, emotionally-deprived lives.
Printed vs. Digital Photos
In this report, it is interesting that the majority of people who took part in the survey preferred printed photos to digital photos viewed online. They felt the printed photos were more meaningful to them.
At the same time, it was acknowledged that most people now have their photos in digital form, making them much easier to share than printed photos.
I feel that the happy medium here is the digital frame, especially the wireless digital frame. Viewing photos on a digital frame, wireless or not, becomes at once more personal than viewing them online.
Wireless Digital frames
With wireless frames, events can be viewed almost simultaneously as they are taking place. If one cannot be on a vacation or at an event for any reason, it is possible to still enjoy and feel connected and a part of what's happening at the time.
It is very important also for the older generation to be able to combat loneliness and share their lives with their friends and family. Wireless digital frames make it possible for the younger generation to take the initiative to keep in touch (and, after set up, almost effortlessly) with the aging members of their family, regardless of anyone's level of familiarity with the technology.
Photos bring us closer by reminding us of shared times and by allowing us to see how our loved ones are doing so that we don't feel left out of their lives. In my own personal experience, I have found that having easy access to photos of my grandchildren makes me happy and makes it very difficult for me to have a bad day! Digital Frame Mania is a very good thing to have!
A Greener Way to Display Photos!
For most of us, the old days of taking pictures with cameras that used film are almost over. Film is definitely not an environmentally responsible item. Besides being coated with chemicals, the processing of the film involves even more chemicals. The special packaging and the energy, paper and water used are not a "green" practice.
Save on Storage Space
Digital frames can also save on storage space. My digital frames not only display but also store my digital photos. No more shelf or box space for photos. I know where all my photos are and can find them and view them in seconds!
What about energy consumption? Yes, digital frames do require energy. But a typical mid-size frame, such as a 7", uses about the same amount of energy it takes to illuminate a 40 watt light bulb. Even that energy consumption is reduced when you consider that most frames come with a sleep function, which allows it to reduce its energy consumption drastically.
Other functions built into some digital frames such as lamps, clocks, radios and phones greatly reduce the energy needed by these items if they were used alone.
When you consider the cost of processing hundreds or even thousands of pictures that can be now stored on a digital frame, an initial outlay and a small amount of ongoing cost and energy consumption make the purchase of a digital frame quite a bargain! (So--another reason to celebrate Digital Frame Mania!).
Now there are frames that continuously stream content from the Internet, allowing you to check the weather, your stocks, and whatever other information you would normally get when you connect to the Internet from your computer. You can actually have on-demand information anywhere you want in your home or office! (Digital Frame Mania rises again!).
Have You Run Out of Ideas for Gift-Giving?
When you contract Digital Frame Mania, you are never "stumped" for a way to show your appreciation for someone close or maybe for someone not so close, perhaps a business acquaintance?
Do you need gifts for graduations, weddings, births, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Grandparents Day?
Whatever celebration you need a gift for...
A DIGITAL PICTURE FRAME is the solution!
Not only are they wonderful gifts by themselves, the ability to personalize them for each recipient makes these unique items very warm and fuzzy and incredibly thoughtful...
A digital frame gift is truly the gift that "keeps on giving!"
Another Great Way to Express Your Digital Frame Mania...
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This great product can also help our friends and family to begin to unclutter their lives! (and perhaps we can do the same with ours as well!)
Experience Digital Frame Mania...
Clear off those shelves!
Free up your wall space and mantels (and save hours dusting!)
Give your computer's hard drive some breathing space!
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