Valentines Day gifts

Who we are? Light Affection,  maker of personalized lithophanes since 2002. Based on photos we carve a piece of durable material in the lithophane technique and assemble it into a complete personalized and magical light.

About the product: The Personalized Night Lights have a wooden black frame and come complete with a On-Off switch that plugs into the electric socket. The frame can be rotated to face in different directions. These night lights are perfect as Valentines Day gifts because they work well for two subjects and close-ups. The Night Lights are perfect for the master bathroom.

More details: Each Night Light is $44.95. It takes 2 weeks for production. Expediting production is an option.

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Not your average wooden cube

Who are they? PhotoBarn. As photographers, Lindsay and Todd are continually on the search for amazing and unique photographic products for their clients. This quest led them to create PhotoBarn. Printing on wood boards and blocks opened a whole new avenue for clients to print and display their images as works of art in their home.  All PhotoBarn products are handcrafted in their ‘barn/warehouse’ in East Tennessee.

About the product: These Wooden Photo Cube are adorable. Your images are printed on a solid 2″x2″ wooden cubes. The wood  is a  mixture of Maple plywood (from the U.S.) Canadian Maple and Russian Birch plywood.  In addition to using a UV ink, they pre-coat each board with a sealant that protects the wood and keeps the ink from absorbing into the wood and dispersing. The pre-coat provides a more “high definition” look for the image. They then print your image using the industries best equipment. After printing they apply a post-coat of an additional UV resistant sealer that provides additional resistance to UV light, scratching, and moisture. Each block has 6 custom sides where you can print photos or designs. The Cubes work well with Images taken from any mobile device.

More details: Each cube is $20. It takes 2-4 weeks for production. Expediting production is an option.

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Stylish Photo Wood Panel

Who are they? MishMashMoxie is an Etsy store owned by Amanda D’Errico’s. She writes “I am a stay-at-home mom with a passion for art and creativity.
I’ve always enjoyed creating beautiful things, and my hope is that others will derive as much happiness from my finished work as I do. “

About the product: Custom Photo Art on Paper Design and Wood . Your photo is converted to a high-contrast image and transferred onto a paper background of your choice, it is then sealed with a clear satin finish. This transfer technique creates a slightly distressed look and allows for the design in the paper to show through. The artwork comes on a wood panel. Cost is $64.

More details: Wood panels are available in two sizes: 8×8 and 8×10 and each is available in two depths: 7/8″ and 1 5/8″  They are cradled by a solid wood frame in the back and fitted with a sawtooth hanger for easy mounting on the wall. The 1 5/8″ panel has the added benefit of being wide enough to sit upright for display on a mantle or shelf.
For Frame colors, you may choose from: natural wood, antique walnut stain, java (dark brown) stain, or any color of acrylic paint you choose to match the photo.

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Photo Travel Tags

Who are they?  Picturoo is a company based in the San Francisco Bay Area. They create ID tags from your photos that are the size and durability of a credit card (without the ability to spend…). So, make a statement of who you are and reflect who is important in your life – why not?

 About the product: Who wants a boring luggage tag with your name scribbled on it? We have a better solution for you, a travel tag personalized with your choice of design, photo and your choice of brilliantly colored straps!

More details: you can choose one of seven choices of tags, send them a jpeg (.jpg) file of your photo of at least 1 mega-pixel resolution. Photos taken outdoors under sunlight work best. Picturoo cards are long-lasting, scratch resistant and water-resistant. Their dimensions: 3.375″ x 2.125″ (85.6 mm x 54 mm).   Thickness: .03 inches. You can re-order and there’s free shipping on orders of $25 or more.   

It is definetly my skateboard..

Who are they?
Zazzle is one of the world’s leading platforms for quality printing custom products. Zazzle’s proprietary technology enables individuals, professional artists, and major brands, including Disney and Hallmark, to create and offer billions of unique products for customers worldwide

About the product:
These skateboards are the perfect gift for the younger ones. Decks are a great canvas for images and or text.  Whether you’re doing grinds on the half-pipe or kickflips in the street, this competition shaped board has supreme pop!  Designing the deck online is easy and fun when using their proprietary design software.

More details:
They have a variety of sizes and shapes of boards. The decks are made of  hard-rock maple. Price: $59.95. You can order a complete Skateboard which includes Independent Trucks, Ricta Naturals wheels, Bullet bearings, grip tape, and mounting hardware.

Photo Sculptures

Who are they? Hollywood FotoGifts use modern software technology to print these cute, almost 3D photo sculptures from your photos!

Hollywood FotoGifts employ experienced digital imaging artists to make these photo gifts accurate, visually pleasing images. Since their parent company was founded in 1993, their specialists have restored, retouched, and preflight hundreds of thousands of photos, so your photos are safe with them.

About the product: These are 5×7 photo pop-out portraits, layed on black acrylic plastic. Your photos are multi-layered, thus making the image 3D.

More details: You can have your image layed horizontal or vertical

Photo Deckchair

Who are they? Eyes Wide Art is a UK-based family business with more than 50 years experience in colour reproduction, image manipulation, photography, and digital and traditional printing methods. They have a large variety of photo gifts, amongst them this cute photo deckchair.

About the product:  You can create your own designer deckchair with your favourite photo or artwork printed onto the deckchair sling. These deckchairs are hard-wearing and durable: the frames are made with merpauh wood, treated with teak oil which provides protection against the elements, extends the chair’s working life, and enhances the natural appearance. Deckchair slings are made from hard-wearing polyester sail cloth, and printed using state of the art technology. To shop for one you’ll need to upload a jpg photo, email the image or post the photo or artwork as a hard copy (printed photo) or on a cd and send it to their studio.

More details: Prices convert from 80 pounds in the UK to $121.813 in US. For shipping purposes, when flat the deckchair measures width 56cm, height 105.5cm, Depth 102.5cm, seat height 43cm.

Also sold at  Bags of Love.

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Glass Photo Vases

Here’s an idea for a very unique photo gift – gift friends and family with a glass vase that has all their (and yours, too) photos on it!

Who is she? Jenny Gaynor, a 33-year-old Los Angeles based artist known for her airy glass creations creates  custom photo transfer vases, seeking to provide meaning to the things we touch everyday.

Gaynor began working with glass in 1999 at Tulane University in New Orleans and got her Masters in Art Therapy at Southern Illinois University . She broadened her skills from glass blowing to lampworking and with an insatiable desire to improve her proficiency Gaynor spent several summers in Murano, Italy studying with the masters at the Abate Zanetti School of Glass and at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, New York. 

About the product: These custom photo vases  are handmade using 99% recycled glass. Each photograph is individually sized and cut, making your vase a one-of-a-kind piece of art. The photo transfer process is intricate, beginning with the careful placement of photos around the curves of the glass and ending with a full day in the kiln. 

More details: Prices range from $150-$550. You’ll need to submit your photos in digital files and they should be approximately 1 MB with at least 300 dpi resolution. Color photos can be changed to black & white but not vice versa. Each vase holds a different total of photographs, so you’ll need to visit their site to figure out how many photos you can include on your vase.

Vases are signed and dated on the bottom along with a personal note.  This can include the date of one’s wedding, anniversary, or retirement along with the names of the vase giver and its recipient.  

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Not exactly your ordinary business card

Who are they?
MOO was created to bridge the virtual content and identity of people into the actual world through a new spin on business cards in the form of their mini cards. The company is based in London, UK and started in 2006.

About the product:
The Mini Cards are exactly that, Mini Cards. They are roughly half the size of a normal, business card. The cards will come with your photos or designs on one side, and your details on the other. The image side of each card can be different, or the same. Some people use them as little calling cards, or a simple way to hand out blog urls or contact details. We love them as a unique idea for photo gifts.They have also been used to make Magnets, tags, invitations, flyers, keyrings, decorations, jewellery, mini portfolio pieces, moving house cards, new baby announcements, save-the-date cards, wedding favors, treasure hunts, trading cards, memory games.
We love the contemporary look of the Mosaic Frame. The frame hold 20 cards that are individually framed and can be easily positioned as Landscape or Portrait.

More details:
The Mini cards come in a pack of 100 packaged in a sturdy box. Each card has an image on one side and up to 6 lines of text on the reverse of the card. Card size is : 28mm x 70mm (~1.1″ x 2.75″). Pack of 100 is $19.99
Mosaic Frame is 420mm x 270mm. The Frame is $39.99

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I know that face on the stamp

Who are they?
stamps.com was one of the first Internet based stamping companies. They are now offering to put your photo on a real stamp. Isn’t that cool?

How does it work?
Go to http://photo.stamps.com and upload your photo. You will see the image on a stamp and be able to choose the stamp value and color scheme. Choose the number of sheets you would like and continue to checkout.

More details:
Ordering is by sheets (20 stamps on a sheet).
Prices vary by stamp value and quantity. For example: 1 sheet of 20 stamps of 26c is $15.99.
Allow 3-5 days for production and 4-7 days for shipping. Expedited option available.

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