About Jennifer Cisney

Kodak Alaris Chief Blogger & Social Media Manager

Tips for Mother’s Day

Take it from the talking Kiosk in the video. Mom will love a card that is made just for her.


You can add your own photo and message when you make a card on The My Kodak Moments app.


And since you probably already have the perfect picture on your phone, using the app makes it easy to add it to a card.


You know Mom loves pictures of her favorite people, so why not make her a special gift using photos? A picture frame made from a book is a great gift for a mom who loves to read. Pick a book that is her favorite or has special meaning like Little Women.


Upcycle old silverware to make these charming photo holders. These are especially cute as place settings at a Mother’s Day brunch.


Show off an entire collection of pictures that will make mom smile with this DIY photo mobile made using wood embroidery hoops.

Find more Mother’s Day photo gift ideas and inspiration in the Tips and Projects Center.

Make your spring break last longer – with photo books!


(Outer Banks)

I don’t know how your winter went but here in Rochester, NY, February was the coldest month in history. We started hanging photos of warm travel destinations in our office to help get us through.


(Sanibel Island)

I printed out quite a few photos of my favorite beach destinations.


(Oahu, Hawaii)

Each one brought back warm memories.


(La Jolla)

Unfortunately, I don’t have a spring break planned this year but looking at these photos have been a nice pick-me-up.


Photo books are a great way to relive a vacation or spring break trip. If you want that happy vacation feeling to last a little longer, flipping through a photo book of the best moments can help.


And now Kodak Picture Kiosk has new photo book background designs available – just in time for those spring break photo books.

Find a Kiosk near you to get started!

Start your travel adventure with a passport photo at CVS


Travel is exciting. Traveling outside of the country is extra exciting. Last year I had the opportunity to visit South Korea.


The year before that I was able to go to Switzerland.

There is a lot to prepare for when you are traveling abroad. Way before you start to pack your bags, you need to get a passport or check to make sure your existing one is current.


Did you know Kodak Alaris and CVS can help you check “passport” off your travel checklist? You can have your passport photos taken and printed while you wait at your local CVS. Find a Kodak Picture Kiosk at a nearby CVS. Then you can get on with the business of planning a trip of a lifetime!

Break winter blues with Valentine’s photo projects

Valentine’s Day comes just in the nick of time for me. Winter is starting to drag on with snow and endless cold. Right when I’m ready to throw in the towel, Valentine’s Day arrives with hearts and pinks and reds and chocolate.

We have some really cute projects in the Tips and Project Center where you can use photos to make Valentine’s Day gifts and decorations.


A photo can brighten up the usual little bag of candy for the classroom exchange. The mini-prints at Kodak Picture Kiosk are perfect for this because you can print two photos on one 4×6 and fold it over the treat bag, then staple. You could even rotate the top image so it is right side up when you fold, but I didn’t think of that when I was making this sample. (Live and learn)


This heart photo bookmark is not only easy to make but it’s quite useful too. Who wouldn’t like to see their favorite little face everytime they crack their novel open?


Add some candy hearts to a vase with a photo and you have an colorful centerpiece for your dinner table or Valentine’s Day mantelscape.


Save a few of those candy hearts and add them to a shadow box for a seasonal display.


You could make this as a gift or for yourself. Match a map of your hometown, next to a map of your sweetie’s hometown and cut into a heart shape. Mount it in a frame with a heart shaped photo of the lovebirds on top. It’s putting your love on the map!

Valentine Heart Photos

Create a 3D effect by mounting photos cut out as hearts on a blank matt with mounting tape so they “pop” out.

Valentine love because frame

Place glass over a favorite photo in a frame and you can fill-in-the-blank with a white board marker and update it as the mood strikes you.

Valentine Foot Print

Wee footprints with a baby photo will melt Grandparent’s hearts or complement a nursery.

Hopefully these ideas will inspire you to celebrate Valentine’s Day with lots of photos and love!

You can make prints for these projects at Kodak Picture Kiosk – especially if you are in hurry – walk out of the store with the photos in your hand.

You can also use the My Kodak Moments app to print the photos on your phone either at the Kiosk or have them shipped to your home.

Pin to Win for Valentine’s Day

I love Pinterest! It’s my go-to spot for recipes, decoration ideas, crafting inspiration and more. Data shows that the average Pinterest user spends about 15 minutes on the site per visit.


If you are going to be on Pinterest, why not pin something that might win you a prize?


By pinning one of our ideas for a unique Valentine’s Day card, you can be entered for a chance to win a Bonnie Marcus gift package worth $100!


So while you are on Pinterest looking for cute Valentine’s cupcakes or mantelscapes, why not enter the KODAK MOMENTS & BONNIE MARCUS Pin to Win Valentines’ Sweeps?

You can follow our boards on Pinterest here.

And enter the Sweepstakes here.

Reach your 2015 goals with the help of photos

Statistics show that just 8% of the people who make New Year’s resolutions achieve them. 40% of Americans make resolutions, but keeping them is the challenge. Here are some ways that photos can help you keep your resolutions, as visual reminders and more.


Create a photo calendar for 2015 and each month feature a photo of the goal you want to meet as a reminder and inspiration. Want to run a marathon? Use a photo of yourself running a race from the past year. Trying to cook at home more? Use a picture of a great meal you cooked in the past year.


Trying to remember all the birthdays of friends and family this year? Even if it is just to send them a card or call them, a birthday calendar can help. Each month, use photos of people who have a birthday in that month as a reminder. It’s easy to make photo calendars at Kodak Picture Kiosk. Find one near you.


Have you been promising yourself to do something with all the pictures you take? Don’t let them be forgotten on your computer hard drive or phone camera roll. Make a family yearbook (aka photo book) with your photos from the past year. Then make one each year after that. You can make photo books right on your tablet with the Kodak Moments HD app, download here.


Planning to stay in touch with friends and family in the coming year is a great resolution. Photo cards make it easy to send a quick message with a picture that will make them smile and let them know you are thinking of them. You can make photo cards right on your phone using the My Kodak Moments app – download it here.


Getting organized is probably one of the biggest New Year’s resolutions out there. If you have a box of prints that you have been meaning to do something with, the Kodak Rapid Print Scanner can help. You can digitize your prints, even memorabilia and art work, at a Kodak Picture Kiosk with a Rapid Print Scanner. Find a Kodak Picture Kiosk with a Kodak Rapid Print Scanner using this store locator.

My Kodak Moments Holiday Twitter Chat & Giveaway

Join us from 9pm to 10pm EST, Monday, December 1st for a Twitter Chat about the holidays, photo inspiration and photo gift ideas! Learn more about the current holiday photo contest where you can win $100 worth of cards made on the My Kodak Moments App and the 10 free prints offer.


We will have tips on how to use photos for holiday decorating, gift giving and memory making. Joining us for the fun will be @EnlistMoms, @BarbLikos, @StacieinAtlanta. Also, stationery designer, Bonnie Marcus @bonniemarcus will be joining in the chat too so you can ask her how to create a holiday card this year that will make the best spot on everyone’s mantel.


We will also be giving away three fabulous Holiday Gift Baskets during the Twitter Chat! Valued at $100 they have everything a you need to display your favorite photos and cards for the holidays, plus a couple other items to spread cheer! Win it for yourself or surprise someone else with it!

To join the chat just follow @KodakCB, @EnlistMoms, @BarbLikos, @StacieinAtlantaand the hashtag #MKMholiday from 9 to 10 pm Monday night. Hope to “tweet” you there!


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