Old-fashioned flipbooks in a digital age

 

What’s so special about a flipbook?

With fall rolling in, it’s about that time again when all of our favorite events and
activities are kicking back into gear. From weddings and birthday parties to work
events and casual gatherings, finding the perfect activity for any theme that will
keep guests entertained can be a bit hard to find.

That’s where PicFlips comes in! With the ability to have a custom designed book
cover for your special day as well as your own personal video-to-photo book in
minutes, the PicFlips flipbook studio is changing the way we capture the moment.

But what is it about a miniature photo book that makes PicFlips so fascinating?
As we are in the heart of the digital age, tangible photos have become something
quite rare. Because it’s so easy to pull out our smart phones and snap a quick
picture or video, we rarely take the time to print these images—or do something
more with them. With a flipbook, not only are you getting your pictures physically
and in an efficient manner, you’re turning a special video memory into a tangible
movie.

Flipbooks are more than just a few photos stapled together. It’s a series of epic
snapshots showing off your goofiest side with friends in a uniquely memorable
way. The possibilities are endless as you pose, grab props, two-step and more.
Then in just a few minutes our awesome team transforms your personal video
into a uniformed flipbook adorned by your events’ specialized booklet cover.
On top of that, there is something truly special about the tactile feeling of the
pages flipping past your thumb as big smiles, silent laughs and goofy dance
moves play like a movie right from the palm of your hand.

In the end, it’s not the physicality of the book in your hands that is grabbing
everyone’s attention. It’s the way you personally get to relive the moment in an
entirely new way.

The memories that come along with making a flipbook don’t require a long-lasting
phone battery or a trip to the store to get those old pictures printed from a few
months ago. In just a little over a minute from taking the video, to being handed
your own personal flipbook to take home, these party favors will be the highlight
of your event and definitely something everyone will be raving about.

Guest Post By: Laurie Bengoa

This is prime booking season for fall festivals, Homecomings, corporate holiday parties, weddings, Christmas events and non-profit galas in the DFW area.  Our PicFlips Flipbook Photobooth serves the Dallas, Plano, Grapevine, Colleyville, Fort Worth, Denton, Irving, Keller, Southlake, Arlington areas.  Contact us at ILoveFlipbooks to check availability and pricing for your upcoming party!

Our graphic designer ROCKS!

 

We at PicFlips Flipbooks take great pride in our custom designed flipbook covers.  I mean, if it’s going to double as entertainment plus the party favor, it has to blend into the wedding itself.  A natural extension of the wedding.  Every time the guests flip through that sweet little book, they are going to relive those fun memories of the day you got married!

We can match your wedding invitation, add your engagement photos, write a thank you note to your guests on the back.  We create them from scratch.  Can’t get much more personal than that.  One of our grooms even added a tiny little Yoda head into the gorgeous flowers on a wreath design around their monogram.  Not many people realized it was there, but he knew it was and it made him happy to no end.  We strive to please.

I’ve included just a few samples of our work.  Email Amy to see more at amy@iloveflipbooks.com!

We know you take lots of time on deciding on the perfect venue and decor in the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex.  Let us help you design some flipbook covers to match your vision!

Standing Out from the Crowd

 

Weddings are such a special celebration.  The joining of two families.  Months or year(s) of preparation.  A sizeable amount on money spent to feed, entertain and dress for this day.  And when you go to a wedding, you pretty much know what to expect.  That’s why today’s brides and groom want to add personalized touches to give their loved ones a day to remember!

We recently participated in an incredibly fun engagement party…that turned into a SURPRISE WEDDING!  And Kellie and Will pulled it off without a hint thanks to the amazingly detailed coordination by the team at As You Wish Events.  I believe the Father’s speech during the cocktail hour went something like this, “Let’s all raise a glass to toast the engagement of Kellie and Will!  ….But why wait?  Let’s just have the wedding now!” and the bridesmaids and groomsmen were whisked off to the side and the guests were ushered into the beautifully decorated ceremony.  You just know that was the top talk at the office on Monday!

But you don’t have to throw a surprise wedding to make your special day stand out from the rest.  Many brides and groom are finding ways to give this celebration their own touches.   According to the 2015 Newlywed Report, 1 out of 3 couples write their own vows.  Although 72% of couples still do a tiered wedding cake, others are opting for a different type of dessert, like doughnuts.  Over 50% of couples create their own hashtag for social media so guests can follow along (we’ve added many cute ones to the flipbook covers to tie everything together!).  Even more couples create wedding websites to keep their guests informed of the festivities in case the invitation gets misplaced.

PicFlips Flipbooks is celebrating 10 YEARS of serving the DFW wedding community!  I just love receiving thank you notes in the mail from event planners and newlyweds thanking us for a job well done.  After all of these years making memories for brides, grooms and their guests, there are so many people in DFW alone who have not experienced the PicFlips mobile flipbook studio!  Weddings definitely stand out from the crowd when they bring in the flipbook studio instead of a typical photo booth.  It’s funny – the GIF photo booth is making it’s way into the market, but PicFlips can give you both a printed out flipbook and you can add on Social Media Sharing to share the GIF images on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or email.

Photo booths and GIF booths are fabulous, but there’s just something about holding a flip book in your hand, and feeling the pages flip through your fingers, as the smile creeps across your face.  It triggers the memory of making the video with your friends, while celebrating the marriage of people you love.  And that, my friends, is why we love what we do.  

Boo-k your Halloween party now!

 

Halloween is the perfect holiday for PicFlips flipbooks!  Everyone is already in costume and ready for some fun!The PicFlips calendar is almost full for Halloween weekend, so book soon!  Look for the PicFlips’ mobile flipbook studio at church Fall Festivals, Halloween soirees and costume parties at the end of October.  Don’t be left in the dark!

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