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Start Stocking for the Holiday Stockings
Start stocking for the holiday stockings

Start stocking your shelves now. First comes Labor Day, then Halloween, and before you know it, tis' the season. With Thanksgiving kicking off the mass influx of consumers into retail shops around the country, business owners will hopefully be able to make up for the slower times earlier in 2008. What sells isn't always the expensive DSLRs, but the smaller, easy-to-use photo "giftie" items including greeting cards and calendars, photo slip-in cards and postcard backers, CD/DVD blanks and mailers, themed frames and albums, digital frames, album kits, photo jewelry, and anything that can have a photo imprinted on it. If you're already getting geared up with--well, camera gear and accessories--here are some more items to add to your checklist as we round up the latest hot POP novelty and impulse items. Read on...

Brooke International ( is the exclusive distributor of the Cute Mini Album System, incorporating a die cutter, mini album die, stack cutter, and Photoshop layout tool. Finished albums display 20 1-1/16 x 1-3/8 images, within a soft-suede-fabric cover and can be attached to keyrings, cellphones, and other items.

Burnes of Boston's ( new Blyth frame features a wide, streamlined wood profile offset by a glittery mat. The frame comes in black or silver and holds a 4x6 photo. 

Braggables ( unveiled the 810003 Microfiber 4 window tote in Red, Sage, Cocoa, or Black. Users can access photos through a front zip compartment. The model features a top zip closure with silver-heart zip pull and is fully lined. Also new, the 805001 is an ideal fit for most digital cameras. Enhanced design features include light interior padding, a pocket for a memory card, and a detachable swivel.

Collector's Gallery ( unveiled full-color, customizable Studio Style event folders. Artwork is featured on the front, back, and inside front cover. Templates and instructions are available on the company's website.

Denny Novelty (, a division of Denny Mfg. Co., offers a variety of unique photo gift items for the holiday season, including ornaments, crystal photo figurines, tile mosaics, photo ties, key chains, necklaces, and purses.

Digital Foci ( released Digital Photo Frames from 1.5" to 8". The Image Moments 8 and Image Moments 6 frames feature LED backlighting and 450MB of internal memory with media card slots. The 2.8" and 1.5" Pocket Album viewers let consumers carry favorite digital photos anywhere they go.

Kimbra Studios ( offers solid sterling photo jewelry, including photo bracelets, necklaces, charms, rings, men's photo gifts, and more. Each piece of jewelry features an actual photograph sealed with their patent-pending process and is waterproof and scratch resistant.

KODAK ( released the Picture Movie DVD, a slideshow movie of photos set to music. Consumers can create the Picture Movie DVD by uploading images to a Kodak Picture Kiosk and choosing music from a selection of popular songs.

Liberty Photo Products ( introduced a new hardwood keepsake box that incorporates a unique slide-in aluminum panel that can be decorated on both sides. The felt-lined box comes in two sizes with a choice of mahogany or cherry finishes. Liberty also offers a full range of Lifestyle Photo Products and complete sublimation systems for low- to high-volume decorators.

Media Street ( unveiled eMotion Digital Photo-Viewer Holiday Character Ornaments in Santa, Penguin, and Snowman shapes. Each ornament holds about 67 digital photos and stands about 5" tall.

memory maker ( redesigned the packaging for its photo jewelry line, now featuring a more uniformed look for each product type. The company also created a starter display with a variety of preselected photo jewelry items for the retailer who isn't sure which items to buy. Memory Maker's photo jewelry is designed to allow consumers to change out the photos at any time.

Neil Enterprises, Inc. ( announced additions to its snow globe line for this coming holiday season. Each globe can hold up to two 2 x 2-7/8 photos. The #5707X Musical Gift Box Globe has a hand-painted resin base and spins as it plays "Jingle Bells." The #2780X Tree Globe stands on a chrome-colored base with added chrome-colored snowflakes that gently cascade with the snow. The #2749 Snow Sphere also stands on a chrome-colored base.

Pakor ( offers a complete line of Unibind products for the creation of photobooks in a variety of sizes. 

Pandigital's ( 8" PanTouch Digital Photo Frame features an easy-to-use PanTouch interface, allowing users to touch the surrounding matte to navigate through their images. The frame can hold up to 3,200 photos.

Pioneer Photo Albums ( introduced its 5x7 Expressions Series, featuring soft leatherette covers in assorted colors with embroidered expressions on a magnetized strap closure. They come in 2-up and 1-up 4x6 versions.

Storus ( unveiled the Smart Photo Card, which is a fast way to permanently protect photos. Users can peel off the backing to place over their photo and trim off any excess. The Smart Photo Card fits wallet sizes and postcards.

The Little Love Books ( are scrapbook-style photo albums. Users simply slide their photos into the predesigned pages and add comments. The books come with 20 pages, an archival-safe pen, and a sheet of double-sided mounting tape.

Roland's ( MPX-80 gives photography studios the power of profitable personalization in a compact, easy-to-use device. In addition to flat items like pendants, dog tags, key chains, and Zippo lighters, the MPX-80 customizes curved objects like pens, cuff links, and money clips, permanently imprinting text and images into acrylic, aluminum, stainless-steel, brass, gold, silver, platinum, and metallic stickers.

RAG AND BONE BINDERY ( introduced Accordion photobooks that accommodate 10 4x6 or 5x7 photos. Each handmade book can be displayed as a standing set of frames or as a two-sided book.

Photo Snow Globes for Holiday and Year Round Gift Giving
Neil Enterprises, Inc., Vernon Hills IL. announces it's new additions to the snow globe line for this coming holiday season and year round gift giving. Personalizing a gift with a photo makes it an endearing keepsake for years to come and presenting it in a novel way is even more attractive. Each globe features a soft pliable surface and easy slip-in assembly with room for up to two 2" x 2-7/8" photos. The #5707X Musical Gift Box Globe has a hand painted resin base and spins as it plays "Jingle Bells" for a special holiday delight. Offered at $7.50 each, 12 pcs. per case. The #2780X Tree Globe stands on a chrome color base with added chrome colored snowflakes that gently cascade with the snow. Offered at $6.00 each, 12 pcs. per case. The #2749 Snow Sphere also stands on a chrome color base and is perfect for holiday or year round gift giving. Offered at $6.00 each, 12 pcs. per case.

Visit Neil on the web at or call 800-621-5584 for complete product and ordering details.

Digital Holiday Greeting Cards and Foil Stamped Insert Greeting Cards in under 5 days!
Make Studio Style by Collector's Gallery your full line – full service manufacturer this Holiday season and throughout the year. We offer blind drop-shipping direct to your store or to your customer, which means no inventory to carry.

Custom Event Folders created by our in-house art team or your customer starting at just 150 pieces. Stock folders and frames starting in increments as low as 6 pieces!

In-store merchandising kits, order forms, private label catalogs and promotional tools are available to assure your success 365 days a year!

Visit us online at or contact us at 1-800-346-3063.

Slide on birthstone and vintage photo charms with coordinating snake chain and leather cord necklaces. Each product comes with templates and instructions to easily shrink photos, templates are now available on many kiosk systems.

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Denny Novelty Photo Gifts
Denny Novelty, a division of Denny Mfg. Co., Inc., offers a wide variety of unique and exciting photo gift ideas for the holiday season such as Ornaments, Crystal Photo Figurines, Tile Mosaics, Photo Ties, Key Chains, Necklaces, Purses and much more. Offering these one-of-a-kind gift ideas will make gift-giving for your clients a cherished memory that will last a lifetime.

Call 1-800-844-5616 ext. 714 for a FREE Denny Photo Novelty catalog or visit our website