Celebrate American history with Collage.com

Our team at Collage.com is full of history geeks. That’s why we love using our historical photo archive to create cool custom products you can’t find in a store.

Harriet Tubman pillow

Are you excited over Harriet Tubman appearing on the front of the $20 bill next year? (We are!) You can easily use our historical photo archive to make a Harriet Tubman pillow, as featured above.

Fans of Old Hickory who also love hickory-accented summer barbecues might love an Andrew Jackson-themed custom apron, too:

Andrew Jackson apron

We can’t wait to see what you create with our historical photo archive!

What’s your favorite Mother’s Day gift?

Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 8) is just around the corner.

Our Mother’s Day Gift Guide features so many perfect gifts for Mother’s Day. We know your mom or grandmother would love a custom, heartfelt creation from Collage.com.

While you can’t go wrong with anything from our guide, we want to know what you think the best Mother’s Day gift is.

Take our quick poll below – and then stay tuned to Collage.com emails and social media for special Mother’s Day offers! (Don’t forget: our concierge team is happy to help you create the perfect gift, too.)

What's your favorite Collage.com Mother's Day gift?

  • Fleece photo blanket
  • Custom photo pillow
  • Hardcover photo book
  • Metal photo print
  • Photo puzzles
  • Custom photo mug
  • Gallery wrap canvas

 

Need help designing? Our concierge team is at your service

Collage.com’s tools make it so easy to design products with your favorite photos, patterns, and text.

Sometimes, you might want some extra help, or might not have the time to finish your project. We’re happy to assist!

The Collage.com concierge team will help you create the perfect product. Our experienced, Michigan-based Customer Satisfaction team is standing by seven days a week to help however they can.

From cropping photos and removing redeye to arranging photos in a project, our team will do anything we can to help. Best of all, your order will be protected by our Just Right Satisfaction Guarantee, too.

Right now, we’re piloting the Collage.com concierge program as a free service, so you have nothing to lose, too! Just contact us at concierge@collage.com and we’ll get back to you as fast as we can.

Mother’s Day gift ideas for your grandma

Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 8) isn’t just about celebrating your mom. Don’t forget about the grandmothers in your life, too!

Collage.com has perfect gifts your grandmother will love for Mother’s Day in our gift guide. 

High-quality printing
Hint: your grandma would love a gallery wrap canvas with her grandchildren on it!

Here are some other ideas for Mother’s Day gifts for grandmothers:

We’ll keep sharing great Mother’s Day gift ideas on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest – just watch for our #30GiftsforMom hashtag.

Tag us in any great gifts you design for your mom and grandma, too – we can’t wait to see what you create!

 

Collage.com donates $5,015 to the Flint Child Health & Development Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint

FLINT, Mich. – Collage.com, a Michigan-based custom photo products company, today announced its donation of $5,015 to the Flint Child Health & Development Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.

The donation was made after Collage.com offered to match all of its customer donations to the Fund made between February 28 and March 12.

“Flint children exposed to lead in the city’s water supply need our support – both now, and for years to come,” said Joe Golden, co-founder and co-CEO of Collage.com. “I hope you’ll join Collage.com and our customers in support of this critically important cause.”

Gifts to the Fund are used to support positive outcomes for Flint children, including child health and development, educational and student support services, continuous access to pediatric medical homes, access to infant and child behavioral health services, nutrition education, healthy food access, safe and healthy home environments, integrated social services, and research.

“We are grateful for the generosity of Collage.com and their customers for this contribution to the Flint Child Health and Development Fund,” said Kathi Horton, President, Community Foundation of Greater Flint. “The Fund serves the long term health and development needs of Flint children exposed to lead. We continue to be inspired by the outpouring of support from Michigan companies like Collage.com who are truly making a difference in the lives of our children.”

The Fund is still accepting contributions at FlintKids.org. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, and go directly to the Flint Child Health and Development Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.

Collage.com believes in giving back to the community through donations and employer-sponsored volunteerism. In 2015, Collage.com made a $11,500 donation to the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, and donated another $10,885 in products to 96 different nonprofit and school groups around the country.

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About Collage.com
Collage.com makes custom products easy for anyone to create. Co-founders and University of Michigan graduates Joe Golden and Kevin Borders lead the company’s fast-growing team of more than 35 full-time employees and 20 seasonal employees, who developed the company’s easy-to-use software tools. Collage.com’s products – like photo books, fleece photo blankets and gallery wrap canvases – have been featured numerous times on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” “The View,” and NBC’s “TODAY Show.” Last year, Collage.com generated $22 million in revenue – up from $900,000 in 2012, and without taking any outside funding or investment. Collage.com was recently named as one of the 2016 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch.”

Perfect photo gifts for Mother’s Day

Your mom deserves more than flowers this Mother’s Day.

Flowers wilt, but a personal photo gift lasts forever. Mother’s Day is May 8: make this one the best yet with Collage.com.

Collage.com’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide features perfect Mother’s Day gifts for your mom, wife, or grandmother – or any other mom you want to recognize on this special day. Featuring photos on products your mom will see and use everyday is so much more meaningful than emailing a photo or sharing it on Facebook.

Here’s how two of our employees used Collage.com to design perfect Mother’s Day gifts. Don’t miss other great Mother’s Day gift ideas in our Gift Guide, too – but order soon, since Mother’s Day will be here before you know it! 

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I found a bunch of old pictures stashed away and spent hours scanning and cropping the images with hopes it would turn out semi decent. I wasn’t expecting much but I was blown away at the quality of the very large (60×80 fleece) blanket, especially since all the images used were scanned! My mom cried when she got the blanket and displays it proudly on her bed for all guest to come see. I think this blanket is extra special to her because a lot of the family members in the pictures have passed away. This will be one of those items that gets passed on for generations. 

— Kim, Human Resources

mothers day 1

My grandfather passed away 5 1/2 years ago and for Mother‘s Day I decided to create a pillow for my grandmother. It is huggable, loveable, and full of the memories from the 55+ years they were together. I know she’s going to love opening it on Mother‘s Day and will love it for years to come. Whenever she misses him, she can squeeze the pillow and remember all of the awesome memories they created together. 

— Melissa, Customer Satisfaction Manager

Celebrate 2016 graduations with Collage.com

Get ready for “Pomp and Circumstance.”

In just over a month, students across America will celebrate their graduations. Whether you’re celebrating a college graduation, high school graduation – or your dog graduating from obedience school – Collage.com has perfect gifts to make that special day even better.

Your graduate can only receive so many copies of “Oh, The Places They’ll Go” (that they won’t read) anyway. Instead, make thoughtful, heartfelt personal gifts from Collage.com they’ll remember forever.

Graduation photo book

Photo books are our favorite graduation gifts. Tangible, hand-selected photos have real meaning in a world where we keep thousands of shots on our phones. A thoughtful graduation photo book shows off where your graduate has been – and celebrates where they’re going. Unlike all of the old yearbooks your graduate saved, your photo book won’t have any embarrassing inscriptions, either. (Aside from the ones you leave, of course!)

Graduation fleece photo blanket

Our bestselling photo blankets are also perfect graduation gifts, since they’re lightweight and easy to pack for a dorm room or post-college apartment. You call it a patchwork of favorite memories printed on ultra-soft fleece; we call it a long-distance hug. Either way, it’s a gift your graduate will cherish and love.

We have many other perfect graduation gifts in Collage.com’s Ultimate Graduation Guide. There’s no better time to shop for all of the graduations you’ll celebrate in just a few weeks. 

Collage.com honored as one of the 2016 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch”

LANSING, Mich. – Today, custom photo products company Collage.com was named as one of 2016’s “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch” in recognition of the company’s explosive growth and exciting potential. Hundreds of companies are nominated for this prestigious list each year, which honors companies that are innovative, fast growing, and expected to have a breakout year in 2016.

“Collage.com grew from $900,000 in 2012 revenue to $22 million in 2015 without taking any outside investment – and we’re just getting started,” said Joe Golden, co-founder and co-CEO. “We’re humbled to be named to such a prestigious list and look forward to continued future growth.”

Collage.com makes custom photo products – like photo books, canvases, and fleece photo blankets – easy for anyone to create with powerful online tools and great customer service. The company’s innovative products have been featured multiple times on “Good Morning America,” the “TODAY Show,” and “The View.”

“We’ve come a long way since our beginnings as a University of Michigan project,” said Kevin Borders, co-founder and co-CEO. “We’re honored to be named as one of Michigan’s 50 most exciting companies, and can’t wait to continue our growth in 2016 and beyond.”

The company’s rapid growth has enabled Collage.com to give back to communities across Michigan. This year, Collage.com launched a matching donation campaign to raise funds for the Flint Child Health & Development Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, matching all donations up to a $10,000 cap. In 2015, Collage.com made a $11,500 donation to the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, and donated another $10,885 in products to 96 different nonprofit and school groups around the country.

The “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch” list is named each year by Michigan Celebrates Small Business, a cooperative project by the Edward Lowe Foundation, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Michigan Business Network, Michigan Small Business Development Center, U.S. Small Business Administration, and the Small Business Association of Michigan.  Winners were selected by Michigan-based judges from the banking, economic development, entrepreneurship development, and venture capital communities.

Collage.com will be recognized in Lansing at the 12th annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business gala on May 5, 2016.

About Collage.com

Collage.com makes custom products easy for anyone to create. Co-founders and University of Michigan graduates Joe Golden and Kevin Borders lead the company’s fast-growing team of more than 35 full-time employees and 20 seasonal employees, who developed the company’s easy-to-use software tools. Collage.com’s products – like photo books, fleece photo blankets and gallery wrap canvases – have been featured numerous times on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” “The View,” and NBC’s “TODAY Show.” Last year, Collage.com generated $22 million in revenue – up from $900,000 in 2012, and without taking any outside funding or investment.

About Michigan 50 Companies to Watch

Michigan 50 Companies to Watch is presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business.

Founding underwriters are the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, PNC Bank, Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, and Dynamic Edge, Inc.

Contributing Underwriters are Comcast Business Class, Consumers Energy, DTE Energy Foundation, Hungerford Nichols CPAs and Advisors, Edge Partners, Michigan Credit Union League & Affiliates, Rehmann, Michigan Business Network and Varnum Attorneys at Law.

Michigan Celebrates Small Business was founded by Michigan Small Business Development Center, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, U.S. Small Business Administration – Michigan, Edward Lowe Foundation, Chris Holman – Small Business Advocate, and the Small Business Association of Michigan.

Information about Michigan Celebrates Small Business, can be found at www.MichiganCelebrates.biz.

Snuggle Up with Our Top 10 Photo Blanket Ideas

Get cozy with your favorite memories. Fleece photo blankets are ideal for babies, children, tweens, teens, younger adults, older adults, and certain pets. Photo blankets will impress your friends and fell your enemies — and they’re absurdly easy to make.

Need a little inspiration to get started? We just happen to have some ideas.

Ready to create your blanket? Lock in a low price on our bestselling fleece photo blanket: just $45, including free shipping. Buy now and create later with our sale vouchers that never expire. 

10. The Pet-in-Absentia Blanket

Does work or school take you far away from your canine companion? Did your beloved bunny recently venture over the rainbow bridge? Perhaps your fickle feline friend isn’t much of a cuddler (don’t take it personally). With an pet-centric blanket, you can honor the pet you love, the pet you lost, or the pet you never had.

Here is a blanket honoring the life and times of this adorable kitten:cat blanket

Here is a blanket that is the closest you will ever get to owning a panda:fantasy pet pandas9. The Travel Blanket

Even the best trips must come to an end, but that doesn’t mean you can’t snuggle up with the memories from the comfort of your own sofa. Turn your travel photos into home decor and never forget that you were adventurous, once.

Remember when you road-tripped from San Francisco to Los Angeles? Here is a cozy reminder.Road Trip (SF to LA)8. The Reading Blanket

Everyone loves curling up with a good book. Why not curl up under one? Perfect for bibliophiles of all ages, a literary blanket is the ideal way to pay homage to your favorite titles while raking in compliments on your superior taste.Book cover blanket

7. The Bridesmaid Blanket

There is no warmer way to say “thank you for being my friend” and also “thank you for putting up with me when I cried about floral arrangements” than a custom blanket dedicated to the history of your friendship. Remember that trip to the beach? Remember grad school graduation? Remember when you briefly had that terrible haircut? (Don’t use that one.)bridesmaid blanket6. The Huggable Instagram Blanket

You put a lot of effort into your well-curated Instagram feed. And why shouldn’t you? Those brunches ain’t gonna ‘gram themselves. Take your excellent taste in filters to the next level, and turn your social media savvy into stylish and cozy Insta-blanket in just a few clicks.

Here is a gift we made for a friend who loves Instagram almost as much as he loves photographing bridges at sunset:Instagram blanket5. The Map Blanket

How is your child’s geography? It would probably be better if they had a chic map blanket to snuggle up with at night. They will be the envy of their friends, and they will never, ever forget the capitol of Nebraska (Lincoln).kid mapOr try a vintage map for a more sophisticated spin that will look great in your hip loft space (or normal house).Map (adult)4. The Baby Blanket

Make a scene-stealing gift for the baby in your life — no quilting, sewing, knitting, or other fiber arts required. New parents will love it. If that baby was verbal, they’d thank you for it, too. ABC Blanket3. The Landscape Blanket

A single-image blanket makes a bold, quirky style statement that lets you escape the drudgery of your daily routine without packing a bag (or buying a ticket). A snapshot of the rolling Scottish hills? An idyllic photo of the California coast? The Manhattan skyline? The view is up to you.SF single image blanket2. The Comfort Blanket

Someone in your life going through a rough time? A medical emergency? A personal crisis? Show them just how loved they are with a cozy comfort blanket. It’s may not be a real hug — but when you can’t be there, it’s the next best thing.Comfort Blanket1. The Comfort Food Blanket

Fight sadness with a comfort food blanket that celebrates carbohydrates in all their many forms, and remind yourself that life IS worth living (just look at those fries). Comfort Food Blanket

Ready to create your blanket? Lock in a low price on our bestselling fleece photo blanket: just $45, including free shipping. Buy now and create later with our sale vouchers that never expire. 

Collage.com will match your donations to help Flint kids

Help Flint KidsAs a Michigan-based company, we’ve paid close attention to the ongoing Flint water crisis unfolding in our backyards.

Flint children that were exposed to lead in the city’s water supply need our support – both now and for years to come.

To help, Collage.com is proud to match your donations to the Flint Child Health & Development Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, which supports long-term health interventions for Flint children.

Collage.com will match every dollar you donate until we hit $10,000 in total matching donations.

How do you give? Please follow these steps carefully to ensure your (tax-deductible) donation is matched:

  1. Please click here to visit the secure online donation page for the Flint Child Health & Development Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.
  2. VERY IMPORTANT: Answer the question on the donation form: “How did you learn about our fund?” with “Collage.com.” This is how we will be alerted of your donation to make the match.

We’ll match donations made between now and March 12. You can learn more about the Flint Child Health & Development Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint at flintkids.org.

All donations are made directly to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Your gift is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

What is the Flint Child Health & Development Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint?

The Fund, established at the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, is a supplemental resource to the ongoing pursuit of state and federal funding. Grants will be advised by a committee of community members with representation from residents, Hurley Children’s Hospital, Mott Children’s Health Center, Greater Flint Health Coalition, United Way of Genesee County, and the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.

A gift today to the Flint Child Health & Development Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint will be used to aid children with interventions that support positive health outcomes for Flint children, including:

  • Immediate response
  • Optimal child health & development
  • Early childhood education
  • Educational and Student Support Services
  • Continuous access to a pediatric medical home
  • Access to infant and child behavioral health services
  • Nutrition education
  • Healthy food access
  • Safe & healthy home environments
  • Integrated social services
  • Research

If there was ever a time to invest in our children, it is now. Our Flint children deserve every opportunity to be healthy and successful. The creation of this Fund will further ensure that our children are afforded the resources and interventions to overcome this population-wide exposure to lead.”

– Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, Hurley Medical Center, Flint, Mich.
Founding donor of the Flint Child Health & Development Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint