Make DIY gift cards for last minute gifts

DIY Collage.com gift cardSo 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:

Introducing, the printable DIY Collage.com Gift Voucher — a cute, tangible token of good things to come, courtesy of you. Just log onto the site, purchase a voucher for a product of your choice, and get printing. All you need is some ink and some tape and it’s like you’ve been planning this since July.

In fact, gift cards are a great gift even if you legitimately have been planning since July. Who doesn’t want to design their own photo collage and have it printed on a blanket/pillow/shower curtain for free? No one.  Perfect for (almost) everyone; extra-perfect for crafty people, pet-obsessed people, recent newlyweds, parents of newborns, and people who already have everything.

We’d say “don’t delay!,” but…well, the whole point of these things is that you can delay (and delay and delay) and still have something physical to hand over at Christmas. So, you know, take your time, I guess? But if you did want to get a jump start, you can shop ’em and print ’em right now.

Order gift vouchers for fleece photo blankets, gallery wrap canvases, photo mugs, metal photo prints, photo books, custom ornaments, or photo gift wrap.

Wow your dad with personal, perfect gifts this Father’s Day

Father’s Day – Sunday, June 19 – is just around the corner.

Are you ready?  Our tools make it easy to customize the perfect gift for your dad, husband, grandfather, or any other dad you want to recognize on this special day.

Our shipping deadlines are quickly approaching, so don’t wait to create the perfect Father’s Day gift at Collage.com.

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Photo booksOrder by 9 pm ET, June 8 for ground shipping before Father’s Day (6/15 is overnight delivery deadline)

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MugsOrder by 9 pm ET, June 8 for ground shipping before Father’s Day (6/15 is overnight delivery deadline)

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Puzzles: Order by 9 pm ET, June 8 for ground shipping before Father’s Day (6/15 is overnight delivery deadline)

Perfect last-minute (but still thoughtful!) Mother’s Day gifts

Mother’s Day is this Sunday! Are you ready?

A custom-made, personalized gift from Collage.com is so much better than something lame off the shelf.

Even though our Mother’s Day shipping deadlines have already passed, we’re still here to help.

Design a perfect Mother’s Day gift today, and then print off one of our Mother’s Day coupons below so you have something to wrap, and so your mom or grandma knows what to look forward to in the mail!

Even though your order won’t arrive by Mother’s Day, print off the coupons below so you have something to wrap – and so your mom knows what to look forward to. Don’t forget to place your order with the great deals below! 

Click here to order a fleece photo blanket for your mom for just $45, including free shipping – and then click the coupon below to print it off at full size.

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Click here to order a gallery wrap canvas for your mom (save up to 76% off regular prices!) – and then click the coupon below to print it off at full size.

A photo canvas for mom

Click here to order a photo mug for your mom (save up to 50% off ) – and then click the coupon below to print it off at full size.

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Want to order a different product, or make your own coupon to wrap for your mom? Click the coupon below to print it off full size. (We have other great gift ideas for Mother’s Day in our gift guide!)

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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. 

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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!

 

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

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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.”

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. 

Create the perfect Valentine’s Day photo book

Want to make the perfect Valentine’s Day photo book? It’s simple with our easy-to-use tools and some of your favorite photos.

First, you’ll need to pick your photo book. Collage.com offers three different kinds of photo books: softcover, hardcover, and our new premium lay-flat hardcover photo books. Our premium lay-flat books feature paper almost twice as thick as standard photo paper, that showcases your photos with the most vivid colors and deepest blacks. You can’t go wrong with our very best photo book for your very best friend!

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The perfect solution for last minute gifts

First, the bad news: because all of our products are printed to order, we’re past all of our Christmas shipping deadlines at this point.

Now, the good news: even if you didn’t place your order in time, you can still make Christmas extra special with a personal, thoughtful gift from Collage.com. We’ll show you how:

1. Design one of our 50+ products with personal, meaningful photos: Last minute shoppers are notorious for picking out – how should we say – less than thoughtful gifts. Prove them wrong by making something with a real personal touch.

Here’s an example: let’s say I forgot to order my girlfriend a Christmas gift. (We’re pretending here, of course; I totally have it covered.)

Instead of buying something lame and last minute at the store, I instead can design her a custom pillow featuring photos of trips we went on together:

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I laid out photos edge to edge on the pillow for my girlfriend, so photos print right to the edge of the pillow.

2. When you’re happy with your design, click “Next” in our builder. You will see a screen pop up with the option to download a preview or a link to share on social media:

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Collage.com’s secret weapon for last-minute gifting

3. Click on “Save to Computer” to save a preview of your design to your computer, and then place your order. We’ll render your design onto the product so it looks like what you’ll receive in the mail after Christmas:

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Here’s what my custom pillow gift will look like. This is the actual preview image our builder tool generated for the pillow you saw me create earlier.

4. Print out your preview image, and wrap it in a gift box. This is a great opportunity to surprise. You can wrap your preview in a tiny box, or surprise them by wrapping it in a giant one. The important thing here is to put the same thought into wrapping your gift as you did in designing it.

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Who doesn’t love opening a package – especially when there’s something special you made inside? (Photo by Liz West; Creative Commons)

5. Prepare to win Christmas. Pity your friends giving lame gift cards they picked up at the drugstore. They won’t get to experience the joy as your loved ones open up gifts you made from the heart with our easy-to-use tools.

Even though your actual product won’t be there under the tree, your wrapped preview images will get them excited for its arrival – and then they’ll cherish your personal, thoughtful gift long after that drugstore gift card expires.

We also offer gift cards you can print at home, but trust me – you won’t do better than making a thoughtful gift and wrapping a teaser image of it this Christmas. It’s the thought that counts, and who can beat a thoughtful gift you made yourself?

Merry Christmas from all of us at Collage.com!

Last chance to order before Christmas!

With Christmas just a week away, time is running out to create personal, perfect gifts from Collage.com.

Fortunately, we still have some great gift ideas that will arrive by Christmas – but only if you don’t delay and order now.

You can still be the hero of Christmas morning with one-of-a-kind, easily customizable gifts like photo calendars, photo notebooks, and iPhone/Galaxy phone cases!

Check out all of our Christmas shipping deadlines here before your order. Happy Holidays from all of us at Collage.com!