When you design your own gift it allows you to make a statement to the recipient; the gift can be easily personalized with a meaningful photo along with a special message or commemorative text. Such creativity allows people to express their true feelings while also providing the recipient with the feeling that the gift giver has put a lot of thought and effort into their gift giving. This is the main reason why photo gifts have become so popular - they make it incredibly easy for absolutely anyone to create their own personalized gifts.
To provide readers with a little inspiration, I describe below a few events that are tailor made for personalized gifts.
The birth of a child
In these days of digital photography it's never more than a few hours before the new arrival's photos are sitting in your inbox, or proudly displayed on one of the social media sites. With such rapid communication available to anyone with a computer or smart phone, it's easy to get your hands on the new baby's photos; photos you can use to create your own gifts, gifts that can be personalized with those freely available baby pictures.
One of the most popular personalized gifts for new arrivals is a custom made baby blanket. Can you imagine the reaction of new parents when you give them a blanket personalized with a photo, or maybe even a collage of photos, of their newborn child? To provide the finishing touch all you need to add is the baby's name and date of birth.
The Christening or Baptism of a child
Common gifts at Christenings and Baptisms include silver spoons, egg cups, bowls and drinking mugs. We've all seen these gifts given over and over again, with and without inscriptions, so they never surprise the parents in the slightest. Now, if you want to be different, next time you are invited to a Christening or Baptism, how about making your own gift displaying a picture of the baby along with the child's name, date of birth and date of the Christening? Such a gift is almost certain to turn heads, especially those of the parents!
When people are looking for Baptism gift ideas they normally want to find a keepsake type of gift. If that is what you are looking for you may want to consider a custom porcelain plate? The great thing about porcelain plates is they look great wherever they are placed, hanging on the wall or positioned on a plate stand on the sideboard.
Once a porcelain plate is personalized with a photo, name and date it makes a perfect keepsake; the greatest advantage they have is as the child grows up and eventually moves to their own home they can take their plate with them and hang it on their own wall. If you are looking for the perfect keepsake this is probably it!
Like births and Christenings, graduations usually call for a special type of gift. While there are hundreds of fully customizable gifts to choose from, if you want a meaningful keepsake, the best thing to do is create your own gift, featuring an appropriate photo and meaningful text.
Obviously gifts are better if they can be used as well as appreciated. With that in mind, a great idea for a graduation gift is a custom personalized bookmark. All you need is a good photo of the graduate that you can place on the bookmark, then, simply add their name and date, and you will have a gift both you and the graduate will be proud of.
The Bottom Line
The bottom line is, you can always make your own gift for any occasion. No matter if the recipient is a man, woman or child, if you look around you will always find a suitable gift. It is also always great fun when you design your own gift; finding the appropriate photos on your computer often leads to you reminiscing over old photos that you had forgotten you had! Happy memories.....