This is the story of a very special Christmas gift.
My adorable granddaughter is very good with a camera and for her birthday last year she received a very nifty one that she personally picked out. However, she took more video with it than still shots. So for her Christmas I though the "Flip" video would be a good thing for her to have. I looked at the "Flip" site and chose the best memory etc., and opted for the "Flip Slide" model which has 16 GB (4 hours of video) and a 3" slide wide screen to show your videos. It also has 12 hours of video storage to take with you and a sharing feature to enable posting the video clips on Facebook, Twitter etc. with their email feature. However the best part of this story was the actual graphic"design" of the camera.
|Section of Esme's drawing used for Flip design|
Her Mum sent an email one day before Christmas and a link to Cisco pointing out the "personalized" design service they offered on-line and suggested the "chicken" drawing...what a perfect gift. I went on-line and completed the purchase and it wasn't until later that I found out that they did not ship or sell the one I chose ( Flip Slide) in Canada. The order was on hold. I would need a US address and someone to ship it for me. Had it been for me I would have squashed it right there but this was special and the bearer had seen the picture of it...personalized with her drawing and was so excited. It also came with a free accessory and I chose the Tripod. The tripod can be used to keep the camera still and it can also be hooked onto your bike or your helmet - what fun! I did a shout out on Facebook and my friend Maggie came to my assistance. Maggie's friend Sherry in Georgia would be able to help. By the time all was said and done the "free" accessory was no longer free as the offer had expired but with Sherry's destination plugged in all went well from there. Thank you so much Sherry for doing this and making it all possible and Maggie for putting me in touch. Once it arrived at Sherry's location she turned it around the same day and sent it by FedEx ground and we tracked it on-line. It came through Ohio and arrived in Cambridge at 2 a.m.ish on Wednesday morning , Jan 12th. It left the FedEx office in Cambridge and had been put on the truck for delivery in Cambridge at 5.36 a.m. The excitement was building...it didn't arrive in the morning before school and off she went. When she came home from school it still hadn't arrived (I prayed for that as I wanted her to be here), then she waited and waited.
|The recipient and artist/ designer|
She made faces, blew up imaginary balloons...and waited.
|Most welcome FedEx lady|
|It really is here!!|
|Flip slide video camera with the chicken design|
Now we will order the accessories on-line and start the process yet again...how exciting.
It is a beautiful life when you share in the true joy of others!