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How Digital Photo Frames Keep Valentine’s Love Alive All Year Long

Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love and affection. It’s a chance to celebrate both romantic and platonic love through shared events, heartfelt gestures, or gift exchanges. But why limit our expression of love to just one day each year? Our loved ones deserve to feel our affection year round, and we have the perfect tools to keep the flame of Valentine’s Day burning brightly — digital photo frames. In this blog, we’ll share how digital photo frames can help you cherish the moments that make up your relationships and create a year-long celebration of love.

Celebrate Year-Round with Digital Photo Frames:

Valentine’s Day is a special holiday we have set aside to express love for the most important people in our lives, why not extend that celebration throughout the year? Digital photo frames provide an easy way to display your cherished memories all year long. Unlike traditional frames, digital photo frames allow you to display a rotating slideshow of special moments symbolic of your love. It is an approachable way to ensure the spirit of Valentine’s Day is present in our homes every day. A digital photo frame as a Valentine’s Day gift is the perfect way to stay top of mind with your Valentine throughout the year. If you gift one this Valentine’s day, we challenge you to upload new photos to the digital photo frame every week — showing and growing your love all year long. 

Curate Your Love Story with Digital Photo Albums:

Digital photo frames can be a unique storytelling device that allows you to curate a visual narrative of your relationship. From the first date (or first hang out for platonic lovers) to anniversaries and everything in between, digital photo frames provide a customizable timeline that showcases the blossoming of your love. When you gift a Nixplay digital photo frame to your valentine, you can even utilize our content preload gifting feature. This feature allows you to select your favorite snapshots, arrange them, and let the frame tell the story of your relationship, right out of the box. 

Improve Long Distance Relationships with Digital Memories:

Maintaining long-distance relationships can be challenging. Digital photo frames can serve as a lifeline for couples (and friends) separated by distance. Digital photo frames can be updated instantly and remotely, so you can share important moments with your faraway love. Digital photo frames help bridge the gap between physical distances and help keep your connections strong. With Nixplay’s collaborative playlists, you can even curate a display of your love together from far apart. Digital photo frames can create a connection to our loved ones right in our living rooms, even when they may be half a world away. Consider gifting your long-distance valentine a digital photo frame from Nixplay to stay in touch for months to come. 

Celebrate Every Occasion with Digital Photo Frames:

As we keep saying, Valentine’s Day isn’t the only time we should be celebrating love. A digital photo frame gift this Valentine’s Day provides a portal to celebrate milestones and occasions throughout the year. From birthdays to holidays, you can create themed slideshows that will upload to your loved ones frame. It’s a wonderful way to remind your partner or friend how much their love means to you. 

Display Spontaneity with Digital Photo Frames:

Digital photo frames allow us to enjoy an element of spontaneity in our home decor. Once you create a playlist with Nixplay’s easy-to-use app, the digital photo frame will shuffle your photos, creating a delightful surprise each time new photos appear. You and your loved one can even curate playlists for each other to add to the surprise. Experiencing your photos in this way can help remind you of all the lovely times you’ve shared, and keeps the visual representation of your relationship fresh and exciting. 

Customizable Digital Photo Frame Displays for Personal Touch:

One of the significant advantages of Nixplay digital photo frames is the ability to customize. Pick frames that fit you and your loved one’s unique decor. Then, fill the digital photo frame with different layouts, pictures, and videos to create a unique-to-you experience that highlights your love. Personalizing a frame, especially when gifting, adds an extra layer of thoughtfulness, making it a perfect testament to your love. 

Strengthening Emotional Bonds with Digital Photo Frames:

Digital photo frames offer constant exposure to the moments that set the foundation for your love, fostering an even stronger emotional connection. Every time you walk into the room that houses your digital photo frame, it becomes a reminder of the love you share. Digital photo frames are a powerful tool for reinforcing the emotional bonds that make your relationship resilient and enduring. With a digital frame, you can remind your loved one how much they mean to you this Valentine’s Day (and every day after). 

Valentine’s Day may come and go, but the love you share with your partner should be celebrated every day of the year. Digital photo frames are a unique and enduring way to keep the flame of your love burning strong. By curating a visual reminder of your relationship’s most important moments, encouraging spontaneity, and curating customized playlists, you create an ongoing display of your unique love story. Invest in a digital photo frame to showcase your love year-round, not just on Valentine’s Day. 

Nixplay Helps Non-Profit Trees for the Future Reach Milestone of 200 Million Trees Planted Globally

In celebration of Earth Day, sustainable agriculture nonprofit Trees for the Future (TREES) recently announced that they have planted more than 200 million trees around the world. Over the past three decades, tens of thousands of farmers have planted the trees on their own land in conjunction with TREES agroforestry training.

The milestone was made possible with support from thousands of individual donors and more than 300 brand partners, including Nixplay. Nixplay’s commitment to sustainability started in 2017 when they launched Smart Frames for Sustainable Forests initiative. For every Nixplay Smart Photo Frame sold, one tree seed is planted in Sub-Saharan Africa to combat hunger, poverty and deforestation in their communities.

As part of their efforts, Nixplay has helped plant 764,470 trees, restored more than 191 acres of forests and helped support 1,539 people on the path out of hunger and poverty.

“We’re thrilled to be part of the impact our contributions have made through our Smart Frames for Sustainable Forests initiative,” said Mark Palfreeman, CEO at Nixplay. “And we are not done yet and will continue to actively participate until the cause is no longer.”

The 200 million trees are planted in more than 50 countries and they are all part of thoughtful agroforestry systems. More than 76 million of the trees are part of what TREES calls Forest Gardens, strategically planted and diverse farms consisting of thousands of trees and dozens of plant and food species.

“We are ecstatic to reach this milestone, it’s a memorable step in our mission to create a more sustainable food system while planting trees,” says Executive Director John Leary. “We could not have done this without the hardwork and determination of the farmers we serve, the talent and dedication of our global staff, and the unending generosity of our partners and supporters, like Nixplay. The important and unique thing about these 200 million trees is that they are here to stay because they were planted with the climate and landowner in mind. These trees will continue providing food or resources to these farmers for years to come and, at the same time, they are restoring our environment by bringing back biodiversity, channeling water into the ground, improving soil fertility, and continually storing carbon in the soil.”

“TREES, through its Forest Garden Approach has added new varieties of trees, vegetables, food and nutrition base to my family,” says Tanzanian farmer Salma Mussa. “This program is good and will keep sustaining my family forever.” (Read Salma’s story here.)

TREES will celebrate its 32nd anniversary this year and is expanding into more countries in the coming months. Learn more about their work at

Nixplay’s Christmas Gift Guide | Nixplay

Digital Christmas Gifts For Timeless Memories

Savor memorable moments with the whole family this festive season and treat a loved one to a digital Christmas gift they’ll love. With the perfect gift, you’re guaranteed to create some of your most treasured family memories. But finding a gift that’s suited to everyone in the family can be a challenge. That’s why we’ve done the hard work for you. Read our guide below for all the inspiration you’ll need this Christmas.

Digital Christmas Gifts from Nixplay

Digital Photo Frame

Ready to treat your loved one to the ultimate gift? With Nixplay, you can display all your family memories on a digital photo frame that lasts a lifetime. Easy to use and the ideal gift for any tech-savvy family member or friend. Enjoy your family photos and videos on a high definition display with a sleek and modern finish that makes it the perfect addition to any home. And with one tree seed being planted for every smart frame sold, there couldn’t be a better Christmas present to gift a loved one this year.

Quick-Thinking Digital Gifts

Digital gifts are perfect for those last-minute, “uh-oh I forgot to get them a present” moments, as they require absolutely no shopping at all – and there’s no need to worry about the store running out of them, either. Here are some of our suggestions:

Digital Gift Cards

Easy to purchase and even easier to send, an eGift Card is the perfect gift for anyone who is slightly more difficult to buy for. From clothing stores to online retailers, there’s a digital gift card for any family member or friend. Here are some of the most popular choices:

Online Subscriptions

What about a Netflix, Nixplay Plus, Audible, Hulu or Spotify Premium subscription? You can even download a selection of the gift recipient’s favorite artists, albums and playlists. And if that wasn’t enough, they can then set it up to connect with their Nixplay digital frame. iTunes also offers the option to gift music albums to family and friends, so you can surprise them with their favorite artist’s newest hits or reminisce over old memories with a throwback album.

Gift them an App

Gift them an app with IOS! Maybe they’ve been eyeing up a photo editor or a new game. Head to the app store, select the app you wish to share and choose “Gift App”. It’s that easy! It’ll get sent straight to their email address for them to redeem on Christmas morning.

Now you’re all set to buy your digital Christmas gifts and make memories with your family and friends this Christmas. Remember to keep an eye out for any holiday deals and don’t forget to share and display your memories on a Nixplay digital photo frame. With the Nixplay app, sending your photos through to your frame has never been easier. 
For more, non-festive, gift inspiration, check out our gifting guide for milestone birthdays.

Nixplay Plus | What Is Nixplay Plus? | Nixplay

What Is Nixplay Plus?

What is Nixplay Plus? And how does it make it easier to share photos with family and friends? Find out everything you need to know in our guide – from security and warranty to shared photo albums.

The Benefits of Nixplay Plus

So, what are the real perks of upgrading to Nixplay Plus? 

1. Up To 80% Off On Photo Prints

With Nixplay Plus, you can enjoy unlimited custom prints at the lowest prices, so you can share photos with family and friends on a much bigger scale. 

2. Share Your Favorite Video Clips

Whether it’s a photo, slideshow or video, Nixplay Plus elevates your memories further, giving you the opportunity to enjoy more of life’s best moments – straight from your frame. 

3. Connect Up To 10 Nixplay Frames

Staying close to long distance family is made easy with Nixplay Plus. From just one account, you can control and manage up to 10 Nixplay frames, so everyone from the kids to the grandparents can experience the joy that Nixplay brings. Easy, seamless and sociable. 

4. Extended Warranty

Nixplay digital photo frames are durable, technologically advanced and cutting-edge, so we hope you’ll never find a fault. But should you have an accident – like spilling a drink – or your frame stops working for whatever reason, Nixplay Plus covers you for five whole years. Extra warranty, extra security. 

5. Family-Sized Storage

The more memories you have, the more space you’ll need. And no one wants to be faced with the choice of which pictures or videos to erase when you run out of memory. Luckily, Nixplay Plus allows you to enjoy a total of 50GB of cloud storage – so you’ll never have to worry about that dreaded ‘out of memory’ alert popping up!

6. Private And Secure Grouped Playlists

In this day and age, you shouldn’t ever have to lose your old photos. With Nixplay Plus, future-proofing your memories has never been easier. Not only can you share photos with family and friends, you can also create up to 50 playlists. This makes it easy to organize and digitize your memories into specific slideshows. 

How To Share Photos With Family And Friends

The best part of any Nixplay frame? Being able to share your memories with the ones who matter most. While this is standard with all of our frames, Nixplay Plus lets you create private, grouped playlists that you can send and share in a few easy clicks. What’s more, you’ll have plenty of storage to work with, as we’ve designed our Nixplay Plus subscription plan to be family-sized – giving you all the space you need. 

Still wondering how to share photos with family and friends? There’s three ways to do it. 

  • By email
  • Online
  • Via the mobile Nixplay app

After setting up your Nixplay frame, you’ll create an account where you’ll be able to manage your pictures, shared photo albums, playlists and even your contacts.

1. Sending photos by email

When you activate your frame, you’ll be able to email your photos and videos using the email address used to create your account. 

To add the photo in an email to a specified playlist, you can enter ‘pl: playlist name’ in the subject line.

When the photo has been delivered to the account, it will automatically be stored in the online ‘Albums’ section. 

2. Sending photos at

To send and receive photos directly from the Nixplay website, all you need to do is log in with your Nixplay account credentials.

You can add photos to your online shared photo album from:

  • Your local drive
  • Facebook
  • Google Photos
  • Instagram
  • Dropbox
  • Flickr
  • Verizon Cloud
  • Received emails
  • Your mobile phone camera and camera roll
  • Your friends

3. Sending photos on the Nixplay App

To send photos using our secure mobile app, simply download the Nixplay app from the Apple App Store or from Google Play.

Once you’ve created an account and/or logged in, select ‘Send Photos’ from the home screen and choose whether you want to send photos from your phone camera library or directly from your camera.

When sharing photos from your phone library, you can add captions, send photos to a particular playlist and send your pictures to friends and family. 

However you want to share your photos, Nixplay Plus allows you to save and keep up to 50GB worth of photos and videos (that’s a lot of memories in one place!).

Family Networking: Privately, Securely and Safely

With the rapid rise in social media, more of us are sharing our intimate moments online. Whether that’s videos of the kids playing on vacation, photos of your family outing or a snap-happy selfie, it’s important to take extra care and precautions to ensure that your shared posts are kept secure. So if you’re wondering how to share private photos, look no further than Nixplay. 

With Nixplay Plus, you don’t ever have to worry about the security and privacy of your photos and videos. So when it comes to your shared photo albums and playlists, you can wave goodbye to any safety concerns. Your Nixplay frame is a safe place to share your most precious memories with loved ones, no matter where they are in the world. With end-to-end encryption, we’ve taken every possible measure to keep your content private – so you don’t have to!

Ready to Upgrade to Nixplay Plus?

Does Nixplay Plus sound like something you and your family could benefit from? If so, you can find out more about our subscription plans and customer perks here. Still undecided about which Nixplay frame is the one for you? Our buying guide has got you covered. Discover our range of Smart Frames and Wi-Fi Frames today. After all, memories last longer when they’re shared. 

How One Bulldog Helped Raise Funds For Public School Students

How One Bulldog Helped Raise Funds For Public School Students

Giving is truly better than receiving. Just ask Harrison Ford Bulldog, one of our favorite Instagram-famous dogs. To celebrate his upcoming birthday, the perpetually grumpy pooch with a heart of gold partnered with Nixplay to help Patrick, a second-grade teacher at the poorest public school in Cincinnati, Ohio. Patrick would use his own salary to purchase school supplies for his pupils, sometimes even sending his students home with food as many of them experience food insecurity.

Patrick’s generosity made him a deserving hero in Harrison Ford Bulldog’s eyes, and there was truly no better recipient for a birthday fundraiser. We got to chat with Harrison Ford’s mom, Sarah, about their fundraising activities and their life with a famous pooch. Read on!

First of all, we love Harrison Ford Bulldog and would like to send our greetings. For those who haven’t had the chance to meet him, please tell our Nixplay family a little bit about Harrison Ford.

Harrison Ford Bulldog is an English Bulldog living in Cincinnati, Ohio. We started an Instagram account for him in late 2015, and it has amassed almost 50,000 followers who tune in for his grumpy face, aggravated thoughts, and sweet disposition.

He’s pretty funny – it’s certainly not our photography skills that bring in the followers! We have a lot of fun sharing Harrison Ford’s funniest moments with our 50,000 internet friends.

Harrison Ford’s birthday is coming up soon! How do you usually celebrate it?

Harrison Ford turns 8 in 2 months. We usually celebrate that month with a big fundraiser of some sort and a bunch of prize giveaways to our followers. In the past, we have raised money for a Cincinnati dog rescue named Queen City Bulldog Rescue, our daughter’s school’s scholarship fund, and smaller events throughout the year for other bulldog rescues across the USA.

We did not expect to have this large platform on Instagram, and we try to use it for good – raising money and raising awareness. Fortunately, the bulldog community is tight-knit and is always game for a good cause.

Can you tell us a little bit about this year’s fundraising event?

This year, we celebrated Harrison Ford’s birthday a bit early to coincide with the start of the school year in Ohio. Patrick, a friend of ours, is a 2nd-grade teacher at the poorest public school in Cincinnati, and had told me stories in the past about how sometimes they don’t even have hand soap in their bathrooms and that he sends food home with his students because so many of them experience food insecurity. This is in addition to the huge amounts of school supplies he regularly purchases for his class of kids. I made a mental note at that time that our next fundraiser would be for his classroom.

This summer, we realized that not only would Patrick need the usual school supplies and food items, but he’d also need to purchase classroom safety items for teaching during a pandemic. Unfortunately, a majority of public schools in the USA are severely underfunded, and the responsibility of purchasing most things for the classrooms ends up falling on teachers. Our educators are not paid anywhere near what they deserve, so this responsibility puts a financial strain on so many.

I reached out to our favorite sponsors and companies ( Nixplay was my very first email!), and asked if they would consider donating a raffle prize. We collected 10 amazing high-value prizes from a variety of sources – corporate sponsors such as Nixplay, local Cincinnati companies like Rookwood Pottery, Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa and The Hand of Allhands, along with prizes donated by some of our own amazing followers.

Each $10 increment donation earned 1 entry into our raffle, with winners drawn by random. We raised $1500 in less than one week, with some people donating more than once. The average person in America recognizes that teachers are heroes. Teachers educate our children, they love our children, they counsel our children, they protect our children. They deserve to be millionaires. Raising $1500 so a second-grade public school teacher can feed his students felt like the right thing to do, and clearly resonated with our amazing followers.

It’s so heartwarming to hear stories of hope, resilience, and togetherness at a time like this. What’s your message to our Nixplay family?

Our family has been long-time users of Nixplay frames to keep in touch. Both sets of grandparents own Nixplay frames, and we’ve used them for years to send pictures and keep them up to date on our everyday happenings. Quite a few of our friends own a Nixplay frame, too!

With the pandemic occurring, our Nixplay frames took on a role of greater importance: They connected us when we couldn’t physically be together. We can immediately share our best photos and videos with our parents, and nothing is better than walking by one of our Nixplay frames and seeing a special memory from when my daughter was just an infant or young toddler. Rather than keeping photos locked up in a book to enjoy “someday,” we enjoy our memories flashing by every day on our Nixplay frame. It means so much to our family.

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