Treasure your memories of someone special with a photo memento,be that a windsor porcelain photo mug, a photo t-shirt or a photo jigsaw. A photo memento is guaranteed to keep those special memories alive in your mind and the subject of the photo close to your heart. A sentimental keepsake or a fashionable piece of jewellery, photo engraved pendants capture the emotions and meaning of a joyous occasion, and provides support during a difficult time. Keepsakes are important to us all; special reminders of the most significant moments in our lives.
Why keep your wedding photos tucked away in a draw when you can turn them into beautiful photo mementoes to enjoy and share with friends and family?
If there’s somebody who you are missing? Counter that feeling of loneliness by creating a reminder of them to use everyday in your home or workplace.
Photo mementoes express your individuality with each personalised photo gift being designed by you! Show off what is important to you, who you care about and what memories you hold close with our stylish and sophisticated photo printed objects which have an everyday function in the home. For example a Personalised photo Drinks Tray, a Rectangle Glass Photo Chopping Board or Personalised large photo placemats.
Personalised photo gifts are a great way to make your house into a home or to let those you love now you care.
Here we explain how and what the photo gift preview tool does. It has been designed to help the visitor to www.photomemento.co.uk see what their photo would look like on one of our photo gifts and to help you personalise your keepsake.
When considering a personalised photo gift it is reassuring to have a clear idea what it will look like before placing an order.
That’s why at Photo Memento we have created our Preview Tool.
It enables you to upload a digital photo from your computer and see what it would look like if it was printed on a photo gift, like a chopping board, place mat, wooden tray, clock or photo mug.
How to use the Photo Memento Preview Tool:
First choose from the categories of photo gift you like; a Photo Drinks bottle; a Photo cushion; a Photo purse etc…After choosing a photo gift you will see a key on the product page saying “Create Yours”. Click to start the preview process.First enter your name and email address.
Next select the photo you want to upload from your computer with the Browse key. Click the upload button. Accepted file formats of the photo are jpg, gif, bmp, pdf, tif, eps & png. Most commonly digital photos tend to be jpeg or gif. There is a progress loader bar which tells you how much of your photo has been uploaded. When the upload is complete your photo will appear on your screen set into the photo gift template.There are a selection of keys which allow you to manipulate your photo in the outline of the photo gift:
- Zoom allows you to magnify your photo to achieve the level of detail required. You may want one person in a group photo to be the subject of the photo gift, so you will want to make them larger in the frame of the Gift Preview
- Position allows you to move your uploaded photo from left to right, up or down. Again this allows you to focus on part of a photo simply by holding down the arrow key in the direction you want to the photo to move.
- Stretch or Shrink. Sometimes the photo uploaded doesn’t fit the shape of the photo gift you have chosen so you have the option to stretch your photo to make it a better fit. Or you may think the image is a little too wide or long for the photo gift. The left arrow shrinks your photo while the right stretches it. The up arrow stretches and the down arrow compresses your photo from top to bottom. This can create a flattering effect on a person’s appearance but it if the photo is overstretched or compressed it becomes obvious and not very flattering.
- Rotate allows you to tilt the photo by a few degrees, so if the person you are wanting to centre on your photo gift is leaning to one side you can correct this and make them appear upright.
- Rotate 90 degrees If the photo you have uploaded is landscape,(Longer than taller), and you want it to appear portrait, (Taller than wider) click on the left or right button to rotate 90 degrees in that direction.
Text. If you want to add a dedication onto your photo gift click on this button to enter your text on screen. You can then choose where you want to position the text on the photo gift. If you add too much text or it can obscure the subject of your photo or just make it look badly designed. You can increase or decrease the size of the font; choose the font from a dropdown menu and the colour of the text.
When you are satisfied with your preview of your photo gift click the finish editing key and we will send a copy to your email . It saves a copy in our database with your name and email address.
The Preview process is not the same as placing an order. It is very helpful for us to have it to refer to when producing an order.
Thanks for reading our blog and we look forward to receiving your order.
Personalised Photo Jigsaws
from Photo Memento
A traditional gift personalised to make a modern memento
Jigsaws puzzles have been a popular past-time for over three hundred years and for that reason a popular gift for all ages from 2 years old to 102 years old. Now with digital technology and the internet you can create a personalised jigsaw puzzle, that will not only be unique but customised down to the very last piece to the person you have in mind.
Firstly find an old photo of your partner or friend who has an upcoming birthday, scan it into your computer or photo it with your digital camera, then upload it to Photo Memento, where we will print it onto a jigsaw puzzle of your choosing with your birthday message.
If you are a jigsaw enthusiast why not turn your favourite photos into your favourite jigsaw. Photo Jigsaw Puzzles are a great personalised gift for a birthday or Christmas present. Photo Memento’s wooden jigsaw puzzles are hardboard backed and will impress you with the quality of the reproduction of your photo.
At Photo Memento we have a free Preview Tool which allows you to upload your photo, move it, zoom in on a particular person or part of the photo; rotate it until it is exactly as you want it produced. You can add text and see how that will look. Then we email you a copy when your finished. You don’t have to commit to ordering.
Our personalised jigsaws come in a variety of shapes and sizes so we hope there will be one to suit your tastes. They start of with a basic 15 piece, then the next size is 30 pieces, 60 pieces, 96 pieces which comes in two sizes A4 and A3. Our largest personalised jigsaw has 150 pieces and is slightly smaller than A3, measuring 36cm x 25cm.
The smaller photo jigsaws are suited to a birthday greeting or congratulating someone on their wedding anniversary when it’s the novelty which will please the recipient. They are also ideal gifts for young children, who enjoy a simple challenge and will be enthralled to be the subject of their own personalised jigsaw puzzle.
The photo jigsaws that are A4 and A3 in size suit a family group portrait or even a school class photo. Similarly they would make a nice Birthday gift or Christmas present if made from one of your holiday snaps or showing your home or local landscape with some of last winter’s snow.
A school class reunion will be all the more fun if there is an jigsaw puzzle of an old school year photo. Nothing makes you marvel as much as looking at a an old school photo and thinking that was then and look at us now! What fun to piece together a reunion jigsaw affirming the feeling of unity and goodwill these events create.
Further novelty photo jigsaws available are round in shape, which is a lot more challenging.
Then there are the romantic themes with a heart-shaped jigsaw which is a fun way to say how much you care; there are lots of little heart-shaped pieces set into the puzzle which compliment the romantic theme and make it a little more of a challenge to complete. This jigsaw puzzles make a great personalised Valentine’s Day gift.
In case you need help saying those three words every lover wants to hear then say it in a 30 piece rectangular personalised jigsaw 7″ x 10″ with the letters cut out from the background to say “I LOVE YOU” and two heart shaped pieces. You can create a personalised jigsaw puzzle gift by uploading a photo of you and your partner cuddling then write your own dedication over the photo; for example “Happy Anniversary Babes! 2 years together and loving it!”
If you want to know what the personalised jigsaw will look like click on the “Create Yours” button to start the free preview tool which allows you to upload your photo and add your message on screen with no commitment to purchase. We email you a copy of the personalised virtual jigsaw puzzle so you can decide whether to order it or change something before ordering.
Occasions which personalised jigsaw puzzles are ideal gifts for include Birthdays, Weddings,Reunions, Anniversaries, Valentines, Fathers Day, Mothers Day. They can be used as a part of a business seminar as a teaching tool or as part of a school lesson.
Email us if you would like a quote for a quantity to use as a promotional gift for your business.
Available in 10 different sizes, there’s a jigsaw for most tastes. We make every effort to produce your photo jigsaw to the highest possible standard. Before printing your jigsaw puzzle, we digitally resize and enhance it; remove red eye and other photo imperfections to make your photo look its best as a jigsaw puzzle. Photo memento puzzles have accurate colour representation and are printed on moisture resistant paper on a 3mm hardboard backing.
For added piece of mind use our Preview Tool by clicking on the “Create yours” button which enables you to upload your photo from your computer, manipulate it on screen, add a written message in a choice of fonts and colour. When you are satisfied with your personalised jigsaw click “finish editing” and we email you a copy so you can consult others or reflect on your handiwork.
Wedding Anniversary gifts
Welcome to our Wedding Anniversary gift blog
Is your parents wedding anniversary coming up soon?
Then you could go the normal route and send them a card and they would be happy with that.
Or if it’s a big occasion then a surprise party would be most welcome.
To commemorate the occasion some personalised drink coasters or food placemats with photos of their past will make it even more of a celebration, particularly for those friends and family who were there on the original wedding day. Nothing is quite as fascinating as the passage of time and how we all change over the years.
A list of personalised gift ideas to help you create a very personal gift to celebrate someone’s wedding anniversary;
be it there first or fiftheth wedding anniversary.
Personalised photo gift suggestions:
1/A matching set of personalised bone china mugs printed with their wedding day photos helps them feel the warmth of each other’s beverages.
A then and now theme works well with the mirror faces of the bone china mugs giving a lovely contrast
between the wedding day and the present day.
2/ A personalised photo clock face is a symbolic wedding anniversary gift to celebrate the passing of time. Wish them Happy Anniversary by printing a photo of their wedding day.
Perhaps add a message:”Doesn’t Time Fly!” and the date of their wedding day.
3/A set of personalised photo cushion covers featuring their wedding day photos is a welcome soft furnishing which can always be easily found a place for in any home.
4/Something small but functional would be a smart phone photo sock, which can be printed one side with an early photo of their married years and the flipside a more recent image with a commerative message, such a
Phil and Jean
20th August 1985-2010
35 years of marriage
5/ A photo collage of the years that have passed, showing them as fresh young adults, then with the children, a memorable holiday, then a recent event, like a party or gathering with friends. A photo tray is a great medium for collages being large enough to see the detail and will give a married couple an anniversary gift which they can use daily and wonder at how the time has flown,while to all intents and purposes they are still the same people. This will be the pride of their kitchen and many dinners enjoyed in front of the tv.
6/One more gift idea as a celebration of a couple’s anniversary could be a set of coasters showing different precious moments from their past. Or maybe a set of photo placemats which allows for a larger print. Please note landscape images are better suited to placemats because that is the way they are used usually, whereas with coasters the photo will be cropped to fit the square or round shape.
Here is a short history of commemorating wedding anniversaries and the associated symbolism:
The earliest known references to associating an anniversary with a commerorative gift comes from medieval times and was practiced in middle Europe. The spouse would give his wife a silver garland when they had been married for 25 years and a golden garland to celebrate 50 years.
There are materials associated with specific years for the first 5 years of marriage and then every 5th year up to 25th and then 50th and 75th.
The earliest reference celebrating a wedding anniversary, other than Silver or Gold, was around 1875.This was for the 5th anniversary, for which Wood was the material for commemorating the occasion.
There are currently 2 Diamond Anniversaries, one at 60 and one at 75 years.
The 75th anniversary is the original traditional diamond anniversary. The 60th was added when Queen Victoria celebrated her Diamond Jubilee on her 60th anniversary of her accession to the throne in 1897 and has since been associated with the 60th Wedding Anniversary.
In 1937 the American National Retail Jeweller Association created a list which associated a precious metal or gem with each Anniversary year up to the 15th Anniversary and then each fifth year after that up to the 60th Anniversary. How thoughtful of them!
Below is a table giving the traditional item associated with each wedding anniversary:
1st wedding anniversary: Paper
2nd wedding anniversary: Cotton
3rd wedding anniversary:Leather
4th wedding anniversary:Fruit and Flowers
5th wedding anniversary:Wood
6th wedding anniversary:Sugar
7th wedding anniversary:Woolen
8th wedding anniversary:Bronze
9th wedding anniversary:Pottery
10th wedding anniversary:Tin
12th wedding anniversary:Silk and fine linen
15th wedding anniversary: Crystal
20th wedding anniversary: China
25th wedding anniversary: Silver
30th wedding anniversary: Pearl
35th wedding anniversary: Coral
40th wedding anniversary: Ruby
50th wedding anniversary: Gold
60th wedding anniversary: Diamond
65th wedding anniversary: Blue Sapphire
70th wedding anniversary: Platinum
Why not make them a personalised gift?
I can here your brain saying
“Oh that’s far too difficult and I don’t have the time!”
Don’t despair because help is at hand.
Here at Photo Memento we have added an option to “Christmatise” your everyday photo with Santa hats which we place on the people in the photo you upload and Sprigs of Holly we will place as borders, plus a Snow font to give your message a Seasonal theme. You can make jigsaws, coffee mugs, lense cleaning cloths, supper trays, a whole range of functional and affordable gift ideas.
There is a modest charge of £1.95 for this service but that’s nothing for a unique gift which will get you the coveted award for best Xmas present of the year!
Let us personalise your normal photos for Xmas by placing Santa hats on the individuals heads and putting these little holly sprigs in the corner of the image. Just tick the Xmas personalise box in the order process.
You can choose our snow capped Christmas font from the font menu in which to print your message. For example
Here are some examples of products that have been Christmatised:
Here’s another functional item for you to personalise with your own photos. Whether you’re looking for a unique gift, or just wanna liven up your coffee breaks, a photo mug is the answer!
We have a number of mugs for you to personalise, including a ceramic coffee mug, a porcelain (or bone china) mug and the fascinating colour changing mug, which magically reveals your photo only when hot liquid is poured into it.
Our level of personalisation is second to none. With our photo mugs, you have the option to have the image stretching around the entire face of the mug. Alternatively, it can be printed on just one side, or you can even have a different photo on each side of the mug!
Our sublimation technique guarantees top quality reproduction of your image, and the photo mugs are dish washer friendly (except the colour changing mug), meaning you can enjoy your photo mug for many a coffee break.
Decorate your furniture and bring your favourite photos into your home.
Our photo cushions add comfort and personality to any room furniture. Make your home a warmer and cosier place with a luxurious photo cushion that shows off your photos.
Our photo cushions come filled with polyester fibre to make them nice and comfy for your relaxation.
And, of course, the cushion cover is made sporting your very own photo. The image is reproduced to a high standard – not just ironed on – and can be machine washed, meaning you can enjoy your fabulous photo cushion for years to come.
To find out more about our fantastic photo cushions, go to our website at www.photomemento.co.uk… Whether you’re shopping early for Christmas or need a birthday, anniversary or thank you gift, you’ll find loads of photo gift ideas that you can personalise with your favourite photographs!
Photo Memento is offering all of their customers a FREE GIFT for one month only.
Whenever you make an order to the value of £15 or more, we will give you a FREE PHOTO KEY-RING… for absolutely nothing!
When you place your order and upload a photo to be printed onto your personalised gift, we will use this image to create your free photo key-ring and send it to you alongside your photo gift.
This offer is valid on ANY PURCHASE over £15, made before 1st December. Visit photomemento.co.uk today to make an order and receive your free complementary gift!
The photo key-ring is an ID-tag shape, measuring 3cm wide by 5cm in length.
Personalised Jigsaw Puzzles are a great gift idea for a birthday or Christmas present. And now, our range is bigger than ever! With 10 different sizes of photo puzzles, there’s a jigsaw for everyone!
The smaller sizes (15, 30 and 60 piece) are ideal for children and for smaller images like a close-up portrait. A larger option is the 96 piece puzzle approximately A4. The largest puzzles available are approximately A3 size, which come in either 96 pieces or 150 pieces. And if you are looking for something a little different, then our new circular photo jigsaw offers a fresh alternative.
We also have a range of occasion focused jigsaws…
- If it’s a birthday gift you are looking for, how about a jigsaw with the words ‘Happy Birthday’ inset into it?
- For an anniversary or Valentine’s Day, or just to surprise someone you love we have an ‘I Love You’ jigsaw puzzle, with special letter pieces within a 30 piece medium jigsaw.
- Our heart-shaped photo jigsaw puzzle is a unique/novel/fantastic way of showing someone you care.
We make every effort to produce your photo jigsaw to the highest possible standard. The flat surface of a wooden jigsaw puzzle is ideal for printed photos, ensuring a high quality reproduction of your photo. Suitable subjects could be a family member, a friend, a holiday memory, party, social occasion, hobby, favourite pets or for the more artistic, a stunning landscape, portrait or artwork. Add a message to give it that extra personalised touch.
To ensure the best possible results, good original photo quality is important. Your image needs to be large enough (high enough resolution and file size 500kb or more) for the size of puzzle you want to order. To learn more about image size and resolution, check out our “Sending Photos page”. Before printing your jigsaw puzzle, we digitally resize and enhance it; remove red eye and other photo imperfections to make your photo look its best as a jigsaw puzzle. Photo memento puzzles have accurate colour representation and are printed on moisture resistant paper on a 3mm hardboard backing.
Check out Photo Memento’s newest suggestion for personalising your home: Photo coasters.
Fed up with your generic, bland, boring coasters? Here’s a suggestion… Have your favourite photo printed on a set of four coasters, and enjoy the image every time you have a cuppa!
Alternatively, if its gift inspiration you are after, a set of photo coasters make a unique and personal present. Coasters are an essential for every home, and by adding a photo they can also be a great way of sharing a memory. And for that extra personal touch, add a message to each coaster.
Check out our full range of coasters – along with many other gift ideas – at www.photomemento.co.uk, and see what you can create!