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Elf Yourself and your Family
Member Name: mickr
Advantages: Mainly free, a lot of fun
Disadvantages: Fee for downloading
I found this great site which is powered by JibJab last Christmas and set up an email reminder for this year as this site is only open during the Christmas season. The other OfficeMax JibJab part of the site is open all year round though that is classed as a different site altogether.
Elf Yourself is a site which can be enjoyed by children and adults and is very easy to use. Everything about this site is Christmassy which is very welcoming from the start. To get going, all you need to do is click on the 'get started' icon which takes you to a gallery. If this is your first time using the site, the gallery will be empty though if you have used it before and uploaded pictures, simply log in and you will see your previous pictures even a year later.
You are able to upload photos from your computer, a webcam or from your Facebook account. The photos upload quickly and you can upload as many as you want to. Once your photo is uploaded you have to edit the photo by placing specific lines by specific dots already given on the photo to show where the face edge is, the mouth and chin line are and the eyes. You are also able to crop, rotate and zoom into pictures.
Once your photos are uploaded, you are given nine scenes to chose from;
You are able to use up to five different elves with all different photos for each scene. The scenes differ slightly depending on how many elves you use.
You are able to watch your clips online and then share them on Facebook and email for free, though if you want to download them to keep, you have to pay $4.99 which I never have, though simply saving them to Facebook and watching them with my youngsters as many times as we want.
Me and my youngster and everyone else who has seen our little clips on Facebook really love this and my little one watches it over and over again, using many different people and faces which is fun.
I fully recommend going to this site this Christmas, both adults and children as it is so much fun and apart from the download fee, everything else is free!
Summary: A great festive site