Glen Mills, PA (PRWEB) May 12, 2004
ItÂs one of todayÂs hottest fads among women. Stores are popping up across the nation to feed the trend while thousands of people search for information on it every day online. That fad is scrapbooking -- creating the most unique family photo albums imaginable, from touching to humorous to bizarre and beyond.
Despite its popularity, scrapbooking faces a major challenge in a world where families and friends often end up living hundreds or thousands of miles apart: how do you share your creative efforts with those you most want to share with? The solution, of course, is in going digital.
ÂThereÂs not much point in spending your time and money on scrapbooks of your toddler when no oneÂs around to see them,Â says Dawn Anderson, president of Baby Website Maker (http://www.babywebsitemaker.com). ÂThe Internet is famous for overcoming the physical distance between people, and itÂs the fastest way to share your childÂs first steps with the people you rarely get to see.Â
A handful of businesses, including AndersonÂs, have stepped in to make the sharing process simple and fun ... and a whole lot less expensive than creating physical scrapbooks. AndersonÂs is among the least expensive options, where customers can have a web site for a year for less than the cost of many empty scrapbooks on the market.
Of course making a scrapbook online represents a different kind of creativity. The traditional fad plots your wits against empty pages and a handful of pictures. The newer, online fad is different. Themes and styles are generally crafted ahead of time and users are able to select from these to best suit their needs. But online, there are often other options like journals for Mom and Dad and helpful features like wish lists to fill BabyÂs needs.
ÂSharing is an interactive thing,Â says Anderson. ÂWhen you share a physical scrapbook with your best friend, she has the chance to respond to it directly with you. That interaction needs to be duplicated online, so we offer chat features and guest books.Â
ThereÂs one thing usually in common with scrapbooks on- and offline, however, and that is space. You get only so much, and then youÂve got to buy a new scrapbook for extra photos, or remove the pictures youÂve already placed. While loaded with user features, the issue of space may set AndersonÂs service above her competitors. Baby Website Maker has no space restrictions.
ÂThe online experience isnÂt supposed to be the same as the offline experience, and we donÂt want it to be,Â says Anderson. ÂUsers should be able to find a service thatÂs easy to use, that accomplishes the goal of sharing beautifully crafted pages of photos, and that doesnÂt surprise them with fee after fee. ThatÂs why, even though weÂre one of the lowest-cost options, we donÂt limit anyone on the number of pictures they can share. No one else in the field offers unlimited space, but we feel itÂs important to the customer.Â
Whether online scrapbooking achieves the same popularity as its offline sister is yet to be seen, but thereÂs no question that many users will turn to this option as a time saver, a money saver, and an easy way to share the thrill of those special moments of raising kids.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Babywebsitemaker.com is a service offered by Graphix Factory Inc. (http://www.graphixfactory.com), a full-service marketing, communications, and web development company based in Glen Mills, PA, that specializes in affordable, fast-loading, user-friendly websites.
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