Parabo Gift Guide 2015

We’ve gathered up the best gifts for everyone on your list from Parabo Press and points beyond! And we’re giving you a big ‘ol discount on every one of these goodies to boot.

Get $20 OFF any of these Parabo gifts with promo code GIFTY, today only (12/9, hurry hurry).

And remember! Shipping is free on orders over $50.

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DIY:
Brass Ring Ornament
With Shape Prints

The holidays are fast approaching and it’s officially time to start decking the halls! But what do you do if those five year-old holiday ornaments in the closet are beginning to look a little…bleh?

Spice things up this year with some super special and unique decor featuring your photos.

All you gotta do is have ‘em turned into gorgeous double-sided Shape Prints with the Parabo App (Get $10 off with promo code: SHAPE) then follow our simple instructions for making a stunning brass ring ornament. Shape prints are perfect for hanging, because your photo is printed on both sides of the thick matte print.

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Support Communities Rising with Parabo Holiday Cards

In the spirit of the Holiday Season we wanted our work here at Parabo to give back. So, we teamed up with Communities Rising to donate $5 for every pack of Holiday Cards we print to their work bringing education to kids in rural India!

We feel a special connection with Communities Rising’s work because all of our printers and a big part of the Parabo Team live in India. Fun times when we visit each other in SF/India and countless Skype meetings have given us all a special bond with our two homes.

We spoke with Communities Rising’s President, Elizabeth McCoy to let you all know a little bit more about what they do.

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Holiday Cards Are Coming: Be Prepared

We love holiday cards! We love how December means more than junk mail in the ol’ mailbox. We love seeing how cute our friends’ kids/pets/selves have gotten.

So, we’ve decided to do our part to get even more love circulating through our trusty postal service, by adding Holiday Cards to our app (they’re just $25 for 24 gold-foiled cards and $15 for additional sets). And, by whipping up this guide for you, on how prepare for holiday card season. Tips to get your best cards yet out to your friends and family.

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Q&A with Victoria Smith, sfgirlbybay

Victoria Smith is an interior design blogger and Instagram aficionado. She’s dabbled as an art buyer and stylist. Earlier this year she published a stunning photography book called See San Francisco. Oh, and all of us here at Parabo Press have a collective crush on her.

So, we talked to her about her photography inspiration, shooting technique, what photos make the best prints and just how she got so dang cool.

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Photo Tips: Play with Angles to Improve your Images

Take a look through Instagram these days, and you’ll see rows of mesmerizing images of ordinary objects. How can you capture the ordinary and make it worthy of putting up on your bedroom wall?

It’s all about those angles, baby. This isn’t geometry class, so forget about that acute and obtuse stuff — just start experimenting. Here are our tips on how to get started:

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