The slogan for company Smilebox is “Create a Little Happiness”. A few years ago, when I got a Smilebox email from my Dad with pictures of him in Afghanistan, it was the way I could see him (before Skype became mainstream) in an element that an ordinary email attachment couldn’t do. Music, pictures that told a story, and more personal than an e-card.
Since then, the company has grown. More options, more choices and even a cool iPhone app where you can add characters, art and words to your ordinary pictures.
But at the heart, it is still the same. The opportunity to take your photos, put them in a musical slide show to say Hello, Merry Christmas, or Happy Birthday. A way to share new baby photos or your vacation pictures set to music that captures the essence of your trip and your love for family. Or a unique way to invite people to a special event.
It is all free, but if you want an ad-free experience, you can sign up for a membership. You can also add Smilebox to your tool bar (Mac or PC) making it easy at anytime to create a scrapbook, make a slideshow, or send an email to the grandparents with the grandkids pictures from soccer practice that day. There are tons of designs, themes, music and picture possibilities, and if you install Smilebox, it even recognizes when you upload new photos to your computer and asks if you want to make a Smilebox creation from the new pix.
You can then share your creation directly from Smilebox: Email it, Burn it to DVD, Save it, Facebook it, or Tweet it. For bloggers, you can upload to WordPress or Blogger directly, which is an unique way to share a product review or blogging event.
To give you a real feel for Smilebox, here is a slideshow to show its slice of happiness. If only you knew how quickly it was to create. Thus, it is possible to create a Smilebox and wow the family before dinner with a toddler in tow.
Smilebox rocks, my friends.
|This free slideshow design created with Smilebox|
Congrats to Sarah for winning a year’s worth of Smilebox premium membership. (Valued at $39.99). I got one, as compensation, and it’s awesome!