Did you have a favorite toy as a child? I had a few myself and it would really be hard to just narrow it down to one specific thing. If I had my dolls (especially Barbie dolls) I was really a very happy kid. We all have someone in our family or surroundings that seem to have a bit more then what we had or it seemed like it at the time. It was no different in my family. This one “member” had just about everything that advertised on tv. It made some fun playing when I would go to visit. One thing I remember them having was something called a view master.
If you aren’t familiar with it, it was normally red and you put slides in it. You could see your favorite cartoon characters in 3d. There was a button you pushed on the side to change screens. I could sit for hours pushing that button over and over, switching slides and really enjoying the 3d effect that our picture books didn’t offer.
They still sell those and I am glad that children are still enjoying that same bit of fun.
I recently found something a lot similar, but a better grown up version. It is called an image 3d. Image 3d has taken the viewmaster to new levels and made them even more special. With this you can custom make your own reels with your own pictures.
disclaimer: I received an item from image 3D before writing this post. I received no compensation for it and all opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours.
I was given the opportunity to try this out first hand. This included making my own reel. Anyone that knows me, should know that I am all about my family. So that is exactly what I made my reel. I labeled it “we are family” In the center of the reel I was able to put a picture of my mom, sister, nieces and nephew on a family outting. I also was able to choose text so I wrote: “The love of a Family is Lifes greatest Blessing”. On the reel I added pictures of each immediate family member and their names. It came out looking like this:
I was also able to choose between several color reels. While I could’ve picked Red, Black,Blue or white – I chose black. It was super easy to customize the reel. They make it simple and share different ways you can do it to be creative and make your own look unique. Like in the video below.