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Photo Pillow Case

Our Photo Pillow Cases have been very popular. Their uses are quite varied but the sentiment remains the same. They create a way to stay close to the ones we love when we are far way.

For this reason, many are given as gifts to husbands and wives serving in our military (Thank you!) over seas. What a great way to bring home a little closer. They are also a popular gift for a boyfriend or girlfriend as a way to give them a kiss goodnight when you can’t be there. The photo could be a sexy one or from a memorial trip or location. The option to add free personalization makes this gift even more special. You could add a meaningful quote or a simple I Love You.

Your photo is printed on the pillow case using our dye sublimation process. The dye sublimation process, just like we use on our Fleece Photo Blankets, results in a near photographic quality image. This process also avoids the rubber real of an iron on or heat transfer. The inks are dyed right into the fabric so you can’t feel the image at all and will last through wash after wash.

Plus, we can print them both front and back with a different image. Almost like getting two for one. They are also inexpensive so they won’t break your budget either.

Please contact us if you have any questions or want to share your great idea for a Photo Pillow Case.

Photo Beach Towel for a Cruise

Photo Beach TowelWhen you plan a big celebration, often you include party favors and/or gifts for your guests. A milestone birthday or anniversary is often just such an occasion. It’s a big deal that deserves a big celebration

Our customers, people just like you, come up with some of the best ideas. There were two similar occasions that I’d like to share with you. One was a 50th anniversary cruise and the other was a 50th birthday cruise.

The couple taking a cruise for their 50th anniversary did not know what was coming. Their children contacted us. They used an old wedding photo from fifty years ago and used that to create their anniversary cruise photo beach towels. All of the kids, spouses and children on the cruise got one of these towels. For the happy couple, they created a special, individual towel for each of them. The husband got a towel with his wife on it and the wife got a towel with her husband on it.

These special, personalized gifts made the cruise even more special. More importantly, they all have a great memento from the trip that they can use and each time they use it they’ll remember the time they spend with their family on their 50th anniversary cruise.

In the other case, a popular TV host was taking her husband and several friends on a cruise for his 50th birthday. On her beach towels, she used a recent photo and a personalized text across the bottom. Each guest on the cruise received their personalized photo beach towel in their cabin on the first night of the cruise. It was a fabulous surprise for the birthday boy and his friend and family. Birthdays are one of the more popular used for our photo beach towels. Some are more serious, like these two instances, but many are funny using embarrassing pictures or just a photo with a best friend.

They will fit most any budget and are available in just a few days, for those that don’t plan weeks ahead. of time

Personalized Coach Gift

Coach’s commit their time and talent to help their teams and individual players better their skills and achieve success that they will carry with them for a lifetime. Most of us have had a coach, or if we’re lucky coaches, that made a significant impact on our lives. When the season concludes, we often what to show our appreciation for all that they have done. A memorable token to show our appreciation and gratitude for these special people and the special contributions they make.

The hard part for many is deciding and agreeing on what to give our coach. The best, most memorable gifts speak to the specifics. They highlight the season, this particular team, the championship or some other memory about this year. It’s something the coach will look back on and remember the ‘who’ and the ‘why’. It will bring back the memories from that time, from this season and team. Gift Cards are appreciated but the memory does not last. It is used up and quickly forgotten.

A personalized photo gift will etch that place in time. We offer many such gifts but one the most popular coach’s gifts is our Fleece Photo Blanket. The reasons are rather simple:

  • Great detail for team photos.
  • Free personalization such as the year or team name.
  • The printed image is virtually permanent
  • Discounts when buying more than one.

Get the team mom’s together, share this page with them and then decide on what photo and if you also want personalization. A free proof is included so you can preview it before production. A Fleece Photo Blanket will make a great keepsake for any coach. They are also affordable for even the smallest teams.

How to buy a memorable Christmas present?

How do you buy a memorable Christmas present?  There are always a few people on your list that you want to buy something really special for.  They could be close friends or family members or maybe there was a big event that occurred this year that you want to celebrate and commemorate.  Photos have always been, and will always be, one of the best ways to preserve and celebrate memories.

Putting a special photo (or photos) on a Photo Blanket creates a fabulous way to show off those photos.  Photo albums sit on a shelf and collect dust.  A Photo Blanket can be displayed on your couch, hung on a wall or used to snuggle under.  So now what?  What kind do you choose?

For a collage, a Fleece Photo Blanket is hands down the best bet.  The detail is just fabulous so you can use lots of photos.  The fancy printing process, dye sublimation, permanently ‘prints’ your collage onto the fleece.  The printing does not create the rubbery feel of an iron-on.  Close your eyes and you’d never know it was printed.  With proper care, no bleach, your gift will last for many, many years.  There are several kinds of fleece photo blankets including Sweatshirt and Double-Layer to fit your recipient and your budget.

A Woven Photo Blanket is more traditional.  It is created by weaving pre-dyed yarn on a computer driven loom.  The natural weaving process results in the fringe on all sides, characteristic of all woven blankets.  The image is created from the same Cotton used to weave the blanket so the image is more like an artist rendering than a photograph.  This too can be displayed on your couch and is great to snuggle under.  They are very thick and soft and warm.

All of our Photo Blankets include free personalization and a free proof with your order.  The proof allows you to preview any cropping or text placement before your order is sent to production.  Any and all changes are free as well.  How else can you be sure it will turn out the way you want it to?

Imagine the reaction when someone opens the personalized Photo Blanket you bought them.  They will immediately know you took the time to buy them something special, something one of a kind.  There may be tears but they will be tears of joy and appreciation.