We said no gifts this year. Instead, we took a trip together to Hawaii. But when Collage.com contacted me and asked if I’d like to try out their services, I said yes! Since we hadn’t yet taken our trip, I instead dug through my son and his girlfriends huge cache of photos from their trips around the world, and I created three incredible gifts for them that I know they’ll love!
Collage.com has more than 50 photos gifts you can create with a complete satisfaction guaranteed. I LOVED every item I purchased and am completely impressed with their quality. So much so I’ve ordered Hawaii pics for the rest of my family but shhh, it’s a surprise! All of my projects are kept online as well as the photos I’ve uploaded so I can reprint or reuse photos making gifts even quicker to make!
Creating Personalized Photo Gifts at Collage.com
Personalized Photo Gifts: Gallery Wrap Canvas
The first thing I created was a gallery wall canvas with photos from one of their beach trips. This one happened to be the Cook Islands, and my son was sporting a Castaway worthy beard at the time that I couldn’t help but want to showcase in the hopes it will prevent him from growing it again.
Creating it was easy and their easy-to-use software helped me choose the best layout. It’s stunning in person, but hard to photograph. I chose a generously sized 16″ x 20″ print, unframed, but sizes start at 5″x7″ to 32″ x 48″ as well as a square size 36″ x 36″ and a panoramic up to 20″ x 60″. The colors and details are bright, and it’s a fabulous remembrance of a trip spent on a tropical island.
Personalized Photo Gifts: Photo Book
There are so many options when it comes to personalizing your photo book. Thankfully the Collage.com software steps you through the process and lets you preview the options, so you end up with the book exactly how you want it.
It also allows you to add options like additional pages, and it shows you the price change while you design, so there are no surprises during checkout.
Of course, quality photos will make a better book, but ours turned out as good as any coffee table travel book! It’s simply stunning, and I can’t wait to give it to the kids.
Personalized Photo Gifts: Fleece Blanket
I splurged on a few upgrades on the fleece photo blanket, and I’m glad I did. This blanket is one they’re going to cherish for years, but it’s also one that’s so soft and snuggly that it feels as good as it looks! So many photo blankets are stiff and scratchy and just used for decoration.
This 50″ x 60″ standard throw size is their plush fleece version that’s 1/4″ thick with longer fibers than their typical fleece. That does mean the photos are not as sharp, but I think they’re brilliant just the way the are.
While I chose the throw size, these photo blankets can also be purchased in large (60″ x 80″ which covers the top of a queen size mattress) or a jumbo (90″ x 90″ for a king size bed or large couch), as well as a crib size baby blanket at just 30″ x 40″.
Blankets can be created from as few as one photo and as many as 80. They’re durable and machine washable and truly a special gift that I’m excited to give.
Another unique feature o the Collage.com photo blankets is that you can print on both sides. Choose a pattern, color, or do like I did and used a pattern and text overlay to put the location and year of their trip.
This blanket is plush, and it’s well sewn – two things that are hard to find in less expensive photo blankets.
Personalized Photo Gifts: Collage.com
I can’t tell you how fabulous the quality of the Collage.com items I sampled are, you’ll have to try them yourself to appreciate the difference! I can’t stop rubbing my hand over the blanket admiring its softness, and the photo book and canvas are going to be hard for me to give them away, I’ve enjoyed looking at them so much.
Ordering from Collage.com
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