I like pictures. I don’t like pictures of things-I like pictures of people. Which is such a great thing about being a mom. SO. MANY. PICTURES. I take thousands of pictures of Aaron, but I’m not the best at printing them out to frame, album or scrapbook. Or I print out a ton through Shutterfly or Snapfish and they sit in my scrapbook pile. The bottom line is, I need to get on it because this house needs way more pictures of Aaron all over. I mean, he is so stinkin’ cute after all!
So when Megan offered me a chance to make an 8” x 10” canvas print at EasyCanvasPrints.com I practically jumped out of my chair in excitement. To me, a canvas print was much more than just a picture in a frame-it’s a piece. You can’t just stick it on a tabletop, but it’s more of a decorative piece.
The hardest part was deciding what picture to use. I decided to do this as a surprise for Solomon, so I didn’t have his input. I wanted to use one of Aaron’s 6 month pictures, but I wasn’t sure. So I’m going to use this opportunity to share some of those with you, so you can see my dilemma.
First, I chose my canvas size, and how thick I wanted the wrap to be. Next I uploaded my image. The website will tell you if the quality of your print is good enough for a nice looking canvas print. You can always resize your picture so it fits into the frame how you like it. Finally you choose a border style. I went with the mirror image which is the image mirroring around the canvas. You can also choose color finishing like black and white, or image retouching.
That was it. I immediately got an email letting me know my order had gone through, and that I should expect it by May 5 (I placed the order April 28). Imagine my surprise when I came home on May 3 to a package waiting for me!
I LOVE how it came out. I love that it’s a little different, and that there is no frame (I like simple or almost no frames, so this is right up my alley). It’s a thick piece of canvas, and looks just like the photo. The print quality really was excellent and I love having a picture of my little man that’s nice and big!
I think this would make a great gift for someone (today is Mother’s Day after all), but I do think it can get a bit pricey. Sticking with the basics like I did would make it much more affordable. The website keeps a running tally of what your price will be based on what features you add, so that’s a big plus! Using EasyCanvasPrints.com was a great experience, and I would definitely work with them again, either for myself or a gift (especially if there was a sale).
What’s a fun gift you like to give? Do you like pictures of people, places or things?