In 2011, British photographer David Slater set up his tripod in the Indonesian forest and briefly stepped away. When he returned, some monkeys had seized the camera and started taking selfies.
You made your list. You checked it twice. Here are 8 ways to wrap it in style.
So you forgot to buy a present for Aunt Ethel. For Lisa in accounting. For your nephew. For cousin David (twice removed).
It happens. We’ve been there. And we have the answer:
1. You CAN Repeat Images
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.
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.
We think we’re pretty great, but at Collage.com, we’re always looking for ways to get better. Our latest innovation? A new and improved image resizing algorithm! (It’s more exciting than it sounds.)
What does that mean for you?
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: Okay, but I have a lot of ornaments. Can you have too many ornaments?
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?
Ready to decorate? Right this way.
The competition was tough (ruff?), but the people have spoken, and the winners of the 2014 CollageOWeen Pet Costume Contest are…
Election day is Tuesday, but let’s focus on the voting that really matters*: who will be crowned the 2014 winner of the CollageOWeen Pet Costume Contest.
The competition is stiff: it’s anyone’s game at this point. Will it be the rabbit in an elephant suit? The dog dressed as a UPS delivery person? The lizard in tulle?
That’s up to you, because there is still time to cast your vote! The polls close at 11:59pm on Friday, November 7th. Until then, let’s consider a few of the candidates.
Thomas, A Turtle-Saurus
For years, we were content with generic snowflakes, boring stripes, and plain old birthday candles. And then we realized: why shouldn’t the wrapping paper be part of the gift? This season, kick your gift-giving game into high gear with custom papers featuring your very own photo collages!
What kind of photo collages? Literally anything: if you can photo-collage it, we can make wrapping paper out of it. For inspirational purposes, then, here are 22 ideas to get you started.
- Pictures of your baby
- Pictures of your baby eating cake and wearing a party hat
- Pictures of your dog
- Pictures of your dog eating cake and wearing a party hat
- Every picture in your Instagram feed
- Vacation photos
- Photos from your recent safari
- Underwater photos you took while scuba diving
- Family portraits
- Screenshots from your favorite movie
- Screenshots from your gift recipient’s favorite movie
- Panoramas of the Rocky Mountains
- Pictures of The Real Housewives of New York
- Pictures of The Real Housewives of Orange County
- The logo of your small business
- Your family crest (if you are royal)
- Photos of farm animals (if you are a farmer)
- Pictures of sports cars (if you are having a midlife crisis)