The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2012-10-12T01:37:23Z Fundraising With a Difference – Buy an Alphabet Book and Support Variety - the Children’s Charity 2012-10-12T01:37:23Z fundraising-with-a-difference-buy-an-alphabet-book-and-support-variety-the-children-s-charity Two Brisbane based companies worked together to create this gorgeous Alphabet Book which is now being sold as a fundraiser for Variety - the Children’s Charity. The Alphabet Book is a great gift and will be perfect for under the Christmas tree and at the same time you know that you have contributed to a better life for children who are sick, disadvantaged or who have special needs to live, laugh and learn. Months ago, pix2print - a Brisbane based photo book printing company, contacted Variety - the Children’s Charity with the idea of creating a fundraiser with photo books. Variety loved the idea and came up with the brilliant idea to make an Alphabet Book. After engaging Gillian van Niekerk from Vann Photography – an amazingly creative photographer in Brisbane, the process of designing the Alphabet Book started. The idea was to create an Alphabet Book with some letters being represented with photos that would easily be recognised by the younger children. We chose some traditional ‘a-z’ subject matter; the book begins quite naturally with A is for Apple but after that a few modern concepts sneak in.   "It was great fun creating the list, we had input from a wide range of people, including my young children", says photographer Gillian van Niekerk. Amongst the more unusual representations would be S for Sushi and Z for Zinc. The book features leading questions to extend older children, and serve as a guide for prompting more discussion. The overview at the end of the Alphabet Book provides a great way to see if they remember what they have learnt in the book. The Alphabet Book can be bought in 3 different options. They have created a 20x20cm soft cover, a lovely way to teach your child the alphabet, nice and light so you can take it anywhere. And there is also a hard cover option in the same size, great as a gift but also a fantastic addition to your child’s own library. If you want something really special you can also opt for the large 30x30cm Alphabet Book which allows you to submit your own photo for one of the letters of the alphabet. Before printing they will replace the photo of the letter of your choice with your own photo. And you can even add your own question to personalise the photo book even more. So when learning the alphabet, your child can learn the E is for Emily or the M is for Mark and have their own photo in the Alphabet Book. The special edition is also a great option for businesses who are looking for a great, high quality interactive book for in their waiting room or reception area, or who would love to show their support for Variety – the Children’s Charity. A business can send in their logo or a photo of their business which can replace the letter of their choice. Alphabet Books can be bought online at www.pix2print.com.au/fundraising/variety/variety.htm. Variety - the Children’s Charity receives no direct government funding and relies on your generous support to continue their amazing work. For additional information on the Alphabet Book, contact Jude Mulhuijsen at pix2print or Amy Mackay at Variety (amy@varietyqld.org.au). PHOTOS FOR PUBLICATION: Please contact us for your required resolution of photos or if you would like to know what other images are available. You can also have a look at www.pix2print.com.au/mediaroom.htm Photo Books Made For You – For The Busy Professional and Mother With No Time 2012-09-13T06:23:12Z photo-books-made-for-you-for-the-busy-professional-and-mother-with-no-time Brisbane, QLD, 13 September 2012 – Everybody loves to have a memento of their special occasion. The amazing holiday, their wedding, the honeymoon, the birth of each child, the first steps of a child and all the other important moments in their first year, the list goes on and on. A photo book or calendar made with photos is the perfect way to capture those special occasions. But when do we have time to make a beautiful photo book or calendar in our busy lives? Photo books ‘Made 4 You’ is the solution for anybody who doesn’t have the time to make a photo book themselves, but would love to share their memories with friends and family! The owner of Pix2print hears it all the time when she tells people what she does for a living. “I wish I had the time to make a photo book of my holiday, can you make one for me if I give you the photos?”, “I would love to have the photos of my wedding in a photo book so I can show my friends and family the special moments of our beautiful day, do you think you could make it for me?” are some of the comments she hears over and over again. And now the busy professionals and the mums without time can have that beautiful photo book too as the professional designers from Pix2print can create a high quality photo book especially ‘Made 4 You’. “It took some time to set up as it needed to be done professionally, but the service also needed to be affordable”, says Jude Mulhuijsen, owner of Pix2print. “People need to feel they are getting value for money with a service like this. And we believe we can now offer them that value for money by only charging $100 for the design service.” And now, after a few months of creating photo books for friends and setting up the perfect process, it is finally available for anybody who wants to have a photo book to share their memories without having to spend any time on it. The process is simple. All you have to do is send an email to let them know you want to create a photo book. A professional designer will respond and let you know the different options to send your photos safely and securely. After that the process is as little or as much hands on as you want. There are options to pick your favourite photo and lay-out for the front cover, you can select a style for the photo book and you can even send text you want added. Or, if you prefer, you can just kick back and relax and let the professional designer do it all for you. Most people want a photo book of their holiday or honeymoon, but other popular themes for photo books are weddings, children and pets. If you are one of those busy professionals or a mum with no time to make a photo book, make sure you check www.pix2print.com.au/made4you.htm and send in an email requesting your photo book made for you.For additional information on high quality photo books Made 4 You, contact Jude Mulhuijsen or visit www.pix2print.com.au. SPECIAL NEWS RELEASE OFFER: If you would like to trial this service, please contact the owner Jude Mulhuijsen via email (jude@pix2print.com.au) to receive a 50% discount on photo books ‘Made 4 You’. Offer valid until the end of September.