Creating Lasting Gifts with Photo Gifts

By: Autumn Thornton

Photos and art have become one of the most popular personalized gifts today. There is a good reason why, it allows you to free the photo from the frame and create a lasting keepsake gift. Not only will you be creating a unique photo gift, but you will be also extending the joy that your favorite photo brings. Sharing a photo on a blanket, mug or a personalized handbag allows the person to have a constant reminder with them of that joyous moment.

Photo gifts can be very durable, many are dishwasher safe and machine washable due to the process used to create. A process called sublimation is used to transfer the photos to the products. Sublimation heats a dye that then embeds into the product giving lasting color vibrant imaging. This process enables photographs to be transferred to different surfaces without the image losing any clarity or quality. This is the best process when transferring photos to products as it provides the most durable image that is resistant to fading and cracking that often occurs in lower quality printing methods.

When you receive a personalized photo gift, it shows that you truly have thought about the person and that you care, and want them to have something that is special and personal from you to them. Creating a unique photo gift is easily done through online sites today. It simply requires uploading a digital photo and creating your message and choosing what you would like to have the photo placed on.

Custom photo gifts are truly personal and are a great gift idea for everybody. Grandparents are the largest recipient of photo gifts followed by mothers. However photo gifts have become very popular for fathers and teachers too. Photo blankets and personalized photo gifts are great for many occasions including; Anniversaries, Birthdays, Graduation Day and Christmas. Photo gifts give that personal touch that other presents cannot compete with like a personal story and a strong emotional tie.

There are a number of gifts that you can choose from such as photo keepsake boxes, woven photo blankets, fleece photo blankets, tote bags, photo canvas and so on.

Personalized tins can also be purchased which are great as you can fill them full of your favorite goodies, such as cookies, candy or memorabilia to share. Many people choose to buy a photo personalized tin for the basis of a care package for an overseas family member. Photo personalize the tin with new photo of the family then add their favorite cookies and you have an excellent care package that will bring big smiles and a happy tummy. Or how about giving a personalized tin out for Christmas. Just add a holiday family photo, bake some perennial favorites like gingersnaps or candy cane cookies give a good tissue wrap and insert in the tin. Now theres an inexpensive way to celebrate the holiday with a large group of people.

A very popular photo gift is a photo blanket. These come in various sizes and materials. A custom blanket can be created for a newborn child in a smaller size with a quality fabric like jersey fleece. The personalized baby blanket is durable and will be saved for generations. When creating a blanket for a child select a fabric that will hold up to wear and can be easily washed like a fleece of jersey fleece. Both give great color vibrancy with durability. Creating a photo blanket is pretty easy these days, simply upload your photo, select a text message and choose layout options. Another great option is to have a photo collage blanket created to commemorate a special day like graduation. Collect photo from the past 18 years of your child's life showing stages in growth and achievement then submit your photos, select your options and have a skilled photo artist create a photo collage that reflects the graduates life. Your photo blanket can be produced within a few days and in your hands within 4-7 days. Many times these photo blankets end up becoming heirloom gifts that family will cherish and pass on to the next generation.

Many gifts can be created using photos; photo coasters, magnets, puzzles and trivets. There are a number of gift ideas that can be found online, a photo gift though will make a difference and connect your recipient to a cherished moment. In fact, if you want a gift that definitely says how much you care, then the personalized photo gift is ideal for showing that special someone how much they mean to you.

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Photo Blanket is a great choice in a photo gift and one that can be ordered at Printable Memories.

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