6 Reasons Photo Pillows Are Better Than Boyfriends

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Boyfriends are great for lots of things, such as emotional support and companionship and also snuggling. But there is one major problem with boyfriends: they aren’t Collage.com photo pillows. Here’s why pillow-love beats the real thing.


Pillows: Pillows listen. In fact, pillows can do nothing but listen. Pillows will never, ever disagree with you or inadvertently hurt your feelings, because pillows are inanimate objects and do not have mouths. Pillows are always on your side.

Boyfriends: Boyfriends also listen, but sometimes are distracted by things like cellular telephones and videos on the internet. Also, don’t you think it’s possible you’re overreacting to that thing Sarah said and can we just go to bed now?

Winner: Pillows.

Social Situations

Pillows: Pillows are very amenable to hanging out with your friends, even your former coworker Karen, who is, one might say, an “acquired taste.” Pillows will stay out as long as you want, and pillows will never sneak longing glances at their iPhones. Pillows are never bored.

Boyfriends: Boyfriends are humans with preferences. Boyfriends do not like your former co-worker Karen.

Winner: Pillows.

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Pillows: Pillows never take up too much space in bed. They don’t sprawl. They don’t snore. They are never restless, and they do not press the snooze button when their alarm rings at 6 am even though obviously they weren’t going to wake up at 6 am, and why didn’t they listen to you when you told them that?

Boyfriends: Boyfriends sprawl. Boyfriends snore. Certain boyfriends have been known to press the snooze alarm several times per morning.

Winner: Human touch is nice, but…pillows.


Pillows: Pillows are very considerate of your feelings, because they do not have feelings of their own. Pillows are reassuring anchors in an uncertain world. Pillows are always there for you. Pillows will never have an existential crisis. Pillows don’t have doubts.

Boyfriends: Boyfriends try to consider your feelings, but are sometimes distracted by their own feelings, or by their email accounts. Sometimes, boyfriends are overcome with regret at their decision to go to law school and then are moody for several consecutive days without explanation.

Winner: Pillows.

boyfriend pillow on couch

Bad Television

Pillows: Pillows will never judge you. Pillows are always up for a Law & Order: Special Victims Unit marathon, and pillows do not scrunch up their stupid faces when you suggest that Pretty Little Liars is actually a really good show, kind of. Pillows love Pretty Little Liars! Any excuse to sit still on the sofa is fine with pillows.

Boyfriends: Boyfriends do not always understand the depth of emotions between Detectives Benson and Stabler. Sometimes, boyfriends ask to change the channel. “Can I turn this off?” said a boyfriend, once.

Winner: Pillows, absolutely.


Pillows: Pillows always make time for you. Pillows are never distracted. Pillows will give you the last bite of ravioli. Pillows want nothing more than to linger over dinner and stare into your eyes for hours.  Pillows can do this all night.

Boyfriends: Boyfriends sometimes have last-minute work conflicts, or indigestion. Some boyfriends get impatient and check their cellular telephones at dinner, during the time that they are supposed to be looking into your eyes. Boyfriends have been known to eat the last piece of ravioli.

Winner: Pillows. Conversation is nice. Ravioli is nicer.

boyfriend pillow at dinner

Lookin’ for a pillow-companion to call your very own this Valentine’s Day? Look no more. Get started on the photo pillow of your dreams right here.

Say “I Love You” With A Valentine’s Day Pillowgram

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Cards are sweet. Roses are pretty. Candy hearts — candy hearts are classic, we can’t argue with that. But you can’t cuddle with Hallmark, and that’s why this Valentine’s Day, we humbly suggest you go in a… softer direction. Let 2015 be the year of the Valentine’s Pillowgram.

What Is A Pillowgram?

A Pillowgram is a message of love expressed in the form of a Collage.com photo pillow. It can be deeply heartfelt. It can be funny. It can be a gag gift. It can be a marriage proposal. It can be a gag gift that is also a marriage proposal.  It can tell the story of your relationship. It can be a picture of a bunny rabbit. Whatever you want to say this Valentine’s Day, you can say it on a photo pillow.

Who Is A Pillowgram For?

We’re so glad you asked! A pillowgram is perfect for:

  • boyfriends
  • girlfriends
  • partners
  • spouses
  • children
  • parents
  • grandchildren
  • grandparents
  • friends
  • people who like pillows

So How Do I Make A Pillowgram?

Simple. Just upload your images and start arranging. Perhaps you would like to give your beloved a picture of your face. Perhaps you would like to give your beloved a montage of the two of you together. Perhaps you would like to give your beloved a picture of an attractive naked gentleman you found on the internet. Anything goes!

Once you’ve uploaded your pics, it’s time to get sentimental. Add text. Add titles. A romantic quote?  Consider shapes: maybe you’d like to fit all your pictures into a heart? What about block letters spelling out “LOVE”?  Maybe you have another concept in mind. Go for it.

That’s It?

That’s it. Think of your Pillowgram like a hand-made Valentine. It’s an expression of your creativity, and of your feelings. It is just like the ones you used to make out of construction paper, except more huggable.

Feeling inspired? Romantic? A little bit saucy? Excellent. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Let the Pillowgramming begin.

Relive the highlights of 2014 with a year-in-review photobook


As New Year’s approaches, we reflect. We remember. We resolve to really, actually, for-real-this-year get into yoga. (Like, so into yoga.) And then, we make a 2014 year-in-review photo book, because a ton of cool stuff happened this year, and your Facebook year-in-review video can only cover so much.

If you want to document 2014 for the ages, and you want people to actually look at it (sorry, Facebook), you’ve got to go analog. Here’s how to turn your entire year into a coffee table masterpiece in seconds.

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Advanced Usage: 4 Ways to Get the Most out of wrapping paper

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1. You CAN Repeat Images

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You might not want the same photo twice on your canvas, and you might not want duplicates on your poster.  But when it comes to wrapping paper? Repeated images rule.

Think of it this way: wrapping paper is less one single collage than a repeating pattern of collages. Store-bought wrapping papers feature flowers or polkadots or snowflakes; Collage.com wrapping paper features patterns, too — it’s just that the pattern happens to be your face or your cat or your summer vacation.


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Project Profile: DIY Photo Tote with Text Overlay

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We are surely not the first people to note that catchy phrases on scenic backgrounds are having a moment. And while we like to think we are above such whims of fashion, we have to admit it: we’re into it. Really into it. So into it, in fact, that we’ve perfected our own DIY Collage.com version, using our brand new tote bags and a little ingenuity.

Want to make one (or six) of your own? Here’s how it’s done.

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Deck the Halls with Collage.com Ornaments


Ornaments are here! Spice up your Christmas — nay, your whole year — with a personalized aluminum keepsake from Collage.com. In celebration, here are the answers to your most pressing ornamental questions.

Question: What is a Collage.com ornament?
Answer: Good question! A Collage.com ornament is a flat, aluminum decoration that comes threaded with a red ribbon for easy hanging. They come in two shapes, oval and rectangle, and can be personalized on both sides.

Question: What does it look like, though?
Answer:  PetOrnaments

Question: Okay, but I have a lot of ornaments. Can you have too many ornaments?
Answer: No.

Question: Are Collage.com ornaments just for Christmas?
Answer: No. Collage.com ornaments are also great for walls, windows, windshields, non-Christmas Trees trees, office cubicles, bulletin boards, front doors…

Question: What about as wedding decorations?
Answer: Definitely as wedding decorations:


Question: Can I give a Collage.com ornament as a gift?
Answer: You can, and you should. Ornaments make great gifts.

Question: And you’re sure you can’t have too many ornaments?
Answer: Postive.

Ready to decorate? Right this way.