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A Nixplay Frame is always a delight to receive! Here are some perfect occasions to give one to your loved ones.

Capturing Memories: Why Digital Photo Frames Make the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and the yearly quest for the perfect gift is underway. Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate many different types of mothers — from multi-generational mothers, to brand new mothers, to foster mothers — encompassing all the nurturing mother figures in our lives. While we can get many lovely gifts to honor our mother figures, digital photo frames are one of the best. Digital photo frames will remind our mothers of our love well beyond Mother’s Day and serve as a beacon of our love year round. In this blog, we’ll explore how digital photo frames make an exceptional gift for the mother, grandmother, aunt, neighbor, and all motherly figures in your life.  

Digital photo frames are a modern twist on motherly tradition.

One of the primary reasons digital photo frames are an ideal Mother’s Day gift is that they provide a modern twist on the traditional photo album. The motherly figures in your life likely spent hours curating scrapbooks and photos to commemorate your early milestones. A digital photo frame from Nixplay is a perfect way to give the gift of memories back to the mothers in our lives. Digital photo frames allow us to digitize our memories and preserve them for years. They also create a stunning display of cherished moments so our mothers can enjoy a rotating slideshow of family photos.

Digital photo frames offer effortless personalization.

Digital photo frames offer a level of personalization that traditional frames simply can’t match. While you can personalize a traditional frame with one photo, digital photo frames allow you to add hundreds. Nixplay’s content preload feature will enable you to add curated playlists to your digital photo frame before it even leaves the box. This way, the person you are celebrating this Mother’s Day can open a pre-personalized digital photo frame loaded with your memories together. 

Once it’s gifted, the mother figure you give the digital photo frame to can curate collections that span generations with up to five different shared albums (and unlimited shared albums if they join Nixplay Plus).

Whether it’s capturing the first steps of their grandchild, or collecting all the photos and videos from their favorite family vacation, the digital photo frame will become a gallery of your family’s shared memories. 

Digital photo frames are perfect for sibling collaboration.

If you are one of several siblings, you may be familiar with the typical, last-minute search for the perfect Mother’s Day gift that you can all contribute to. This year, a digital photo frame can be your easy but thoughtful answer. With a Nixplay frame, not only can you add preloaded photos for mom to enjoy when she opens her digital photo frame, but you can also use collaborative shared albums all year long. 

Collaborative albums make a digital photo frame from Nixplay a thoughtful gift that can keep mom in the loop on her kids’ daily lives for Mother’s Day and beyond. 

Stay connected from afar with digital photo frames. 

Digital photo frames help keep families close, even when physically apart. Through images and videos, we can share experiences enjoyed together or separately. Daily uploads serve as a way to stay in touch between visits and phone calls. Digital photo frames serve as a virtual family album that can be updated in real time, so families can stay in touch no matter where they are.  

Digital photo frames offer dynamic displays.

Unlike static photo frames, digital frames offer dynamic displays that breathe life into memories. 

Videos and special text additions add an extra layer of communication. This aspect of Nixplay digital photo frames turns the act of viewing family photos into an immersive and emotional experience, making every glance at the frame a journey through the beautiful tapestry of shared moments. 

Nixplay digital photo frames have user-friendly interfaces.

Nixplay digital photo frames are designed with a user-friendly interface, making them accessible to mothers of all technological abilities. The simplicity of uploading and organizing photos ensures that the focus remains on cherished memories rather than struggling with complicated technology. No matter the age or technological confidence of the mother you are honoring this year, a digital photo frame is a thoughtful, easy-to-use gift. 

Digital photo frames are versatile gifts for all kinds of mother figures.

Digital photo frames are a versatile gift suitable for all mother figures. Whether it’s a first-time mom, a seasoned grandmother, a beloved aunt, or a cherished friend who has taken on a motherly role, the universal appeal of capturing and reliving memories transcends generational gaps. The frame becomes a timeless keepsake that can be passed down through the family, creating a lasting legacy of love.

This Mother’s Day, consider stepping away from the predictable gifts and embracing digital photo frames. Digital photo frames offer a unique opportunity to celebrate the remarkable women in our lives who have played a pivotal role in our upbringing. Through their ability to blend technology and sentiment, digital photo frames are more than just another gadget, they are a holder of precious memories. Give the gift of timeless and continuous love through a digital photo frame. Make this Mother’s Day unforgettable. 

Modern Resolutions for the New Year: Stay in Touch With Digital Photo Frames

As we say goodbye to yet another year and venture into new beginnings, the start of another calendar brings a sense of renewal, hope, and opportunity. It’s a time to make positive changes in our lives, set goals, and create resolutions. One resolution that stands out from the rest and will deliver for years to come is the commitment to prioritizing connections with people we care about throughout the year. In the digital age, staying in touch is easier than ever, and integrating a digital photo frame into your daily routine can be the perfect catalyst for strengthening bonds with loved ones. 

Embracing New Beginnings With A Digital Photo Frame

The start of a new year is like a blank canvas waiting to be painted with fresh memories and colorful experiences. As we are creating new routines, one thing we can incorporate to better document the year is taking more photos. With more photos, we have more digital and physical memories to share. With a digital photo frame, we can easily keep these now cherished memories together in one place and have a wonderful reflection of our year by the time the next one rolls around. 

Update your Digital Photo Frame Weekly: Make Connections a Priority

In the hustle and bustle of our daily routines, it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of responsibilities, leaving little time for meaningful connections. This year, let’s pledge to prioritize connecting with our loved ones. Whether they are near or far, technology can play a pivotal role in fostering these connections, and a digital photo frame is a delightful way to do just that. With all the photos you’ll begin to incorporate into your routine, you’ll have plenty of material for shared playlists. If several members of your family pick up a digital photo frame, you can all update the frame weekly to update each other on the happenings in your lives, even from a distance.

Embracing The Power of Digital Photo Frames in the New Year

Gone are the days of dusty photo albums tucked away on forgotten shelves. Enter the era of digital photo frames, where memories come alive in vibrant colors and vivid details. These sleek, modern devices allow us to showcase a rotating gallery of our favorite moments, including videos, constantly reminding us of the love and laughter we share with those who matter most. 

If you are using a digital photo frame to stay in touch with loved ones this year, you could even digitize old albums as a sweet surprise for the whole family. Simply scan the photos from your old albums and create a shared playlist on your Nixplay digital photo frame. Enjoy older memories alongside the new ones you make all year long. 

Bringing Loved Ones Closer with Digital Photo Frames 

Another way to bring loved ones closer with digital photo frames is by reliving memories you’ve made together on a daily basis. Imagine waking up to a slideshow of heartwarming memories from family gatherings, vacations, and special occasions. A digital photo frame helps you infuse your living space with the warmth of shared memories and helps you nurture the bond between family and friends. The visual journey through these snapshots can evoke a sense of togetherness, even when physical distances keep you apart.

Choosing Digital Photo Frames That Are Right For You

As we navigate the vast digital landscape, choosing a digital photo frame that aligns with your preferences is important. Look for features such as high-resolution displays, easy-to-use interfaces, and compatibility with various media formats. Nixplay digital photo frames even come with a phone app, allowing you to effortlessly update your photo collection from anywhere at any time. Nixplay frames are easy to use for any age and truly prioritize the security of your photos. Our frames also come in a variety of sizes and colors, so you can choose one that fits your home decor and preferences. 

Choosing the right frame for you and your family ensures that it actually gets used, and holds the important memories you’ll be making all year long.


As we embark on a new year, let’s prioritize connecting with our loved ones. The digital age offers us tools, like digital photo frames, to weave the fabric of connection into the tapestry of our lives. By curating a visual journey of memories, we strengthen our bonds and create a legacy that transcends time. So, here’s to capturing the moments that matter, cherishing the connections that sustain us, and celebrating love and togetherness every day. Cheers to a year filled with joy, laughter, and the beauty of shared memories!

Preparing for Christmas / How to be the best gifter

10 Ways to Prepare for Christmas AND Become the Best Gifter:

Give Digital Photo Frames for A Personal Touch

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. It’s a season of joy, celebration and quality time with loved ones. Preparing for this magical holiday is part of what makes it so special. Careful planning goes into making the holidays special and thoughtful organization with a touch of creativity can go a long way. Whether you’re a seasoned holiday planner or a first-time host, this blog will help you navigate the process of preparing for Christmas with ease and enthusiasm.

Create a Checklist

At the risk of being obvious, the most important thing to start with is a checklist. Outlining the tasks and responsibilities ahead is half the battle, and getting everything on paper will provide clear direction in the days to come. Divide your list into categories like decorations, gifts, food and events. This visual aid will keep you on track and prevent any forgetfulness that is likely to occur during this busy time.

Decorate Your Home

The first step (after the all-important checklist) in creating a festive Christmas atmosphere is to decorate your home! Start by setting up the tree, hanging ornaments, displaying lights and putting up garlands. This alone will give your home a cozy holiday feel, but you don’t have to stop there. Consider adding wreaths to doors and windows, placing candles throughout the house, potting poinsettias or adding other seasonal decor.

If you have a Nixplay digital photo frame, you can even add festive photos from holidays past or Christmas graphics to a seasonal playlist. 

Plan Your Menu

If you’re hosting Christmas dinner or a holiday party, having a plan for food is essential. Decide on the main dishes, sides and desserts before creating your shopping list. Once that’s done,  you can make a cooking schedule so your dishes will be timed perfectly and you can avoid any last-minute chaos. Don’t forget to ask your guests about any dietary restrictions they may have before starting.

Gift Shopping (for Digital Photo Frames)

If you haven’t finished your gift shopping yet, now is the time to do it. First, make a list of all the people you want to buy for and a few things they might be interested in receiving. Avoid crowds by shopping online, and make it more thoughtful by getting something that you can personalize. A great way to check both of those boxes is with a Nixplay digital frame. Digital photo frames are thoughtful, easy to use for all ages, and convenient to shop for online. 

Wrapping & Prepping Presents (and your Digital Photo Frame)

Once you’ve purchased your gifts, set aside some time for wrapping and prepping. With Nixplay, you can even preload the digital photo frame to make the gift that much more thoughtful and personal. We’ve included some unique ideas for preloading your frame in this blog to get you started if you’re feeling stuck.

Ideas for Preloading A Digital Photo Frame Gift: 

Personalized Digital Photo Frame

Start your digital photo frame preloading with the gift of personalized memories. Create a unique digital photo frame that showcases a collection of special moments with the loved one you’ll be giving it to. Whether it’s family vacations, weddings, or the first day of school, you can curate a digital slideshow that tells a beautiful story. Choose a frame that complements your recipient’s decor for a gift that truly resonates.

Family Time Capsule Digital Photo Frame

For many, Christmas means precious time spent with family. Encourage your loved ones to relive their favorite moments by gifting them a family time capsule digital photo frame. Collect photos and videos from previous Christmases, milestones, and celebrations. Create a slideshow that encapsulates the essence of your family’s journey and showcase it in a timeless frame. Watching these cherished memories year after year will become a beloved holiday tradition.

Digital Photo Frame Of Recipes

For the food enthusiasts in your life, consider a digital photo frame turned recipe book. Collect family recipes, heirloom cooking secrets, and seasonal classics. Compile them into a digital cookbook, complete with mouthwatering food photos. With this gift, your loved ones can easily access their favorite recipes and culinary inspiration for the holiday season and beyond.

Pet Lover’s Digital Photo Frame

Pets are cherished members of many families, and their antics make for heartwarming memories. For the pet lovers in your life, gift a digital photo frame that captures the essence of their furry friends. Create a slideshow filled with adorable pet photos, funny moments, and heartwarming interactions. This gift will undoubtedly bring a smile to their face.

Make Travel Arrangements OR Prepare for Guests

If you’ll be traveling for Christmas, be sure to book your flights or accommodations! The sooner the better to make sure you secure availability and affordability. Check your travel itinerary, make a packing list, and ensure your travel documents are up to date.

If you’ll be hosting overnight guests, make their stay comfortable and welcoming. Prepare a guest room with clean linens, extra blankets, and toiletries. Consider creating a festive basket of treats and essentials as a special touch.

Finalize Your Schedule

As Christmas approaches, finalize your schedule to ensure that all your preparations are on track. Revisit your checklist, complete any remaining tasks, and take a moment to appreciate the beauty of your decorated home.


Preparing for Christmas can be a joyful and fulfilling experience if you approach it with careful planning and a loving heart. By setting a budget, creating a checklist, and tackling tasks systematically, you can ensure a smooth and enjoyable holiday season for yourself and your loved ones. Remember, the true magic of Christmas lies in the warmth of your heart and the love you share with those around you. So, embrace the spirit of the season, spread joy, and create lasting memories that will bring you happiness for years to come. And don’t forget to take a few photos and videos to cherish in your digital photo frame

Role As A Photo Organizer

The Life of a Photo Organizer: Jodi Bondy

Nixplay has partnered with The Photo Managers for the Save Your Photos initiative, a public service outreach campaign that teaches individuals how they can preserve life’s irreplaceable photos, videos, and documents in case of an unforeseen accident or disaster. 

As a Certified Professional Photo Organizer, I get to see some pretty cool things. Family memories on print or film, long lost memories buried in a box or trunk, and huge smiles when a project all comes together. I love mystery and, often, that’s exactly what I face when working with a client. This crazy pandemic that we’ve been dealing with for 6 months has caused many folks to start digging through those old boxes and storage bins they have harbored for years. 

So just what’s in there?

Certified Professional Photo Organizer

Many people are finding photos of their immediate family — fun 70’s bell bottoms, 80’s hairstyles, and the like. Others are uncovering the vintage photos they inherited from their parents or grandparents. They were always going to do something with those when they got them.

Role As A Photo Organizer

As a Photo Organizer, I’m able to coach or facilitate the process. Dealing with your own clutter can be overwhelming, so bringing in a neutral party will allow you some clarity to make decisions on what you can do with these newly discovered treasures. 

I met with a client once who probably had 6 big plastic storage totes, several cardboard bank boxes, a scattered mix of flash drives and even some old floppy disks! As I started to empty the boxes, I found there was no rhyme or reason as to what’s in the box. There were loose photos, framed photos, VHS tapes, partial scrapbooks and photo albums. You name it. First thing I assured my client was that whatever I found, I would protect her privacy and would not share with the world any items I may find that might be considered “sketchy”. Think HIPAA that you sign at your doctor’s office.

We started making piles of “like stuff”. If we knew which side of the family or which person was the main focus, we even separated out to that level. I had piles all over the floor and chairs! We emptied the boxes and took those out of the room, at least temporarily. 

Organizing loose photos, framed photos, VHS tapes, partial scrapbooks and photo albums

The ABC’s of Photo Organizing

Once the tubs and boxes were empty, we started with one pile and proceeded to follow the ABC’s method that most professionals use — “A” stands for photos that would be ALBUM worthy. These are the ones you would want to showcase. “B” stands for BOX. These items may have a very cool story attached to them and there may be no other evidence of the event (remember we basically took photos blindly back in the day and hoped we got some good shots). These will be stored in archival safe boxes in case there is ever a need for these in the future. “C” are the photos that can be put in the CAN. The trash can, that is.  Duplicates, blurry, no heads, etc. We all have them.  Even some landscape photos – if there are no people in these. I can tell you Google has a much better photo than the one you took! Then finally, we have the “S” which stands for the STORY. You need to have people write down the story that expands on why the photo is so important. Videos and other media take a little more time because you need to figure out what is on them, get them converted to digital and store them on a device that will be usable in the next several years. 

The ABC's of Photo Organizing

In fact, all of this takes time and effort. But the coolest thing is being able to watch a family gather around the table with the photos and memories and start sharing stories. This is a great time to have a paper and pencil handy, so you can write down the memories from everyone’s perspective. It also makes a great holiday activity when the family is all together, whether in person or via video conference. Share the photos and have a game of Guess Who. Look for family resemblances, check Uncle Harry’s cool car and his crazy plaid pants! 

Enjoy the stories with a Nixplay Frame

One of the options I typically give my clients is to buy a Nixplay (or two). They can send many of the photos to the frame and give it as a gift for another family member. How fun it can be to have a recent memory pop up followed by someone generations earlier who have the same nose. 

Littles watch nixplay

I love what I do and I take great pride in my work. So if you have that unopened box hidden away, let a professional photo organizer help you sift through the items and, perhaps, you will find hidden treasure.

Jodi is a certified professional photo manager in Indiana.  She is also an educator and volunteer emergency medical technician.  She understands the importance of human connection and the telling of stories through image and print.  When she is not working on client projects, you can find her playing with grandkids and helping others to document their memories.

The Gift That Keeps On Giving | Nixplay

The gift that keeps on giving

More and more of us are becoming independent and moving away from where we grew up, often not just to the next town, but to the other side of the world. We know how this feels – as we moved from Like from Switzerland to Australia with two toddlers in tow! 

So, how does one stay in touch with loved ones left behind? There are many ways of course, and thanks to modern technology, it’s a lot easier than it used to be a few decades ago. 

For us, photos play a central role in staying connected with family and friends, especially with my mum, who is also the only grandparent left for our kids. There are countless ways to share photos, and it can actually be quite overwhelming to choose just one. However, we stumbled over our absolute favorite way to share pictures with my mum when we decided to give her a wireless Nixplay frame for her birthday a few years ago. It has become a gift that simply keeps on giving – in expected and unexpected ways.

It lets others participate in our life

Sharing photos with others opens a window to our life and gives them the opportunity to become part of it. It gives them a little taste – not only of our exciting adventures – but sometimes simply of everyday moments and snapshots. 

Mum enjoys looking at photos on her Nixplay frame every day! It is standing at a prominent place in her living room where she can easily see it. I love how I can simply email a photo to her frame, knowing it will pop up in her living room and brighten her day. It makes it so much easier to stay connected and to forget the huge geographical distance between us.

And I’m not the only one who sends photos. Other family members do, too. Furthermore, mum loves to travel but she only takes very few photos with her. Sometimes, she travels in a small group and people then send her a few photos directly to the frame. So, when she comes home, she already has the best of her holiday memories showing up – how cool is this!?

It can serve as a trigger to share stories and memories

Only just recently, mum had her sister-in-law staying with her for a few days. Later, she told me that they were looking at the photos on the frame, almost like you’d leaf trough a photo album. The result was that they both exchanged stories, reminisced and had great conversations. 

Again, it’s all about the power of photos to connect people. With the digital frame, it was so easy to do. Think about other options: looking at photos together on a tiny mobile phone – not a great experience. Or sitting in front of a computer and clicking through tons of photos? Not great either. Looking at photobooks would be good but that requires somebody to actually make a book and have it printed. Maybe streaming the photos to a TV or creating slideshows? This requires a certain knowledge about technology and whereas it is not that hard, it feels like too much fuss and effort. For mum, this frame does all of this one fell swoop, and the ease of use makes it a perfect solution.

It lets us enjoy the temporary result of a digitizing project

A few years ago, I travelled home to help mum sort our entire physical family photo collection and to scan what we wanted to keep. Working together was a wonderful experience and our connection became even deeper and added a different layer to our relationship. Fascinating, funny and sad stories came to light that I’d never  heard of before (she is now in the process of writing them all down). I treasure this special time together so much and I recommend to all my clients who call me about physical photos to go through them with a loved one. If you’re interested to read more about how we approached this project, check out this post here.

Sorting our physical photo collection

Of course, the project wasn’t done once the photos were scanned and the prints were stored and archived. The risk with these projects is that the scanned photos will simply be added to the other thousands of digital photos we have and never look at.

I am still finalising the work on the scanned photos. We changed the dates, we added stories and meta data such as names of people etc. At the same time, we’ve been working on our family tree – and the research is far from done.

After a while, it really bugged me that mum couldn’t see the result of all our hard work. I’m not ready to upload these family scans to a cloud service before they’re finalized. This will happen eventually – very soon in fact – so we can share it with the wider family and give them the opportunity to download copies. Until then, Nixplay was – and is – the answer. As I keep ploughing through the digital processing, I keep sending the best ones to her frame so she, can enjoy the result of our work too. 

Mum as a baby with her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother

It’s not about living in the past though. It’s about making the connection to our past more visible and more present in our life. After all, without the people that were there before us, we wouldn’t be here. Sharing photos through a digital frame truly brings memories back into our lives in the easiest way possible, at least for our family. It was one of the very best gifts to mum and ourselves ever, and brings joy to our lives every day.

Chantal Imbach from Photos In Order is an Australian based professional photo manager and also the co-host of the popular podcast DIY Photo Organising. She is passionate about safeguarding photos and teaching people how to manage their photos so they can enjoy them and bring them back into their lives.

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