Archive for April 2011

Teacher’s Gifts

Personalized teacher’s gifts are a great way to let a teacher know that he or she is appreaciated for all that they do.  We’ve all come across teachers that really make an impact on our lives and that of our children.  You know they care and want to let them know it didn’t go unnoticed.  You’ll find several different personalized gifts for teachers.  Depending on your budget you might consider:

  • Photo Beach Towels:  At the end of the year, invest in a personalized beach towel for the teacher. Take a group photo of the class and have the photo placed on the towel. The teacher may decide to take the towel to the beach or to use it as a decorative item in the classroom or at home. It is also possible to customize the gifts to match the school’s colors or alma mater.
  • Photo Blanket:  Another of the great photo teacher gifts is the photo blanket. A photo blanket has a photo placed upon it like the beach towel is. This can be a great as a Christmas gift for the teacher, as a way to show appreciation for something great the teacher has done, or a “just because” to let the teacher know that he or she is special. Again, the class’s picture can be placed upon the blanket and a message can be added to let the teacher know how special they are to the class.
  • Personalized Photo Tote Bag:  one great personalized teacher gift is the photo tote bag. Teachers have a lot to carry to and from school, so they usually use tote bags to do that. They have papers to grade at home and other projects that are brought to and from the school. A personalized tote bag can sport a class picture and is very sturdy to make sure that all of those heavy items the students need make it to the school.

A personalized teacher’s gift is something the teacher will never forget, will always appreciate the gesture and remind him or her that what they do everyday is so very important.


Anniversary Photo Blanket

There are few occasions more significant than your anniversary.  Whether it’s your fifth or fiftieth anniversary, it is an occasion that deserves a special, memorable gift.  As the years pass, it’s a gift that will be appreciated more and more.

The wedding or engagement photos make a great place to start, especially for a first anniversary.  They are symbolic of the couples life together just as the gift itself is symbolic, they work in harmony together.  Our woven photo blanket is probably the best type for an anniversary present.  The woven blankets are a more traditional type and more heirloom-like in their style.  They are woven from 100% cotton and have fringe on the sides.

For a twentieth or fiftieth anniversary, you have more options for your photos.  All those years together create so many memorable moments.  A wedding photo is still a popular choice for the photo blanket but you may also choose to use a more recent photo from a reunion or vacation together.  We often see collages made using several photos of the couple and their family.  These can be powerful gifts because they draw on the emotions tied to each image.  Depending on the number of photos you want to include in your collage photo blanket, you may want to go with a fleece blanket.  The level of detail is just amazing and we now have several types of fleece photo blankets to choose from.  Some are as thick and snuggly as our woven blankets,  see the Sweatshirt Fleece and Double-Layer Fleece blankets.

It’s hard to go wrong with a photo blanket for your anniversary gift.  The occasion and the gift go together so nicely.


Photo Puzzles for Mother’s Day

A personalized gift for Mother’s Day is sure to keep you out of the dog house.  Something with a picture on it is a great start.  Mom’s seem to love their photos.  Photos of the kids, of the dog or whatever matters most to them.

Photo puzzles come in a variety of sizes and two different types.  There is the  standard cardboard kind and a high quality wooden photo puzzle.  Either will provide some good quality time putting it together whether that’s for just time for Mom or if the whole family does it together.  Once complete, the puzzles  are easy to glue and frame making a memorable wall hanging.  Some Mom’s will want to take it apart and do all over again.

The standard photo puzzles are less expensive so make a great gift from the kids.  The wooden photo puzzles are available in more sizes and some special designs.  We have one where then puzzle pieces spell out “I LOVE MOM“.  They are made with a glossy finish and are more durable.  If you’ve never seen a high quality wooden puzzle, you don’t know how different they are from a standard puzzle.  Mom will certainly be impressed.

With fast production times and quick shipping options, we can get them in your hands (or right into Mom’s hands) quickly and easily.  As with all orders, online order status and shipment tracking numbers are provided.