When the holidays roll around, it’s basically a guarantee that at least some of the presents I give will be picture gifts. I’ve done the standard presents over and over – framed prints, photo books, calendars, and canvases. But, I’m always looking for fun, personalized photo gifts and love to venture into the world of photo pillows, metal prints, table runners, tapestries, and housewares. This is when I turn to Collage.com.
Last year, I posted all about how I love Collage.com for sending picture presents to loved ones all over the world, and this year I got a chance to enjoy one of their gifts for myself. I ordered myself the Custom Sherpa Photo Blanket that arrived just days ago and it’s now one of my most favorite things I own. That’s not even a slight exaggeration. The thing is, it’s not just one of my favorite things, it is also very popular with the whole family.
We’ve tried fleece blankets in the past and although they were fun novelty items, they weren’t exactly high quality. By contrast, this is a heavy weight Sherpa arctic that is super soft and ready for keeping you warm on long winter nights. The front is covered in sharp detail with pictures in whatever design you prefer and then backed with cream colored Sherpa fleece on the other. The fleece is trimmed with a white border that you can customize however you want. We chose a red and teal border to match our living room, but there are tons more variations and prints you can use right on Collage.com. We played around with designs for quite a while before we virtually tried it on the blanket and fell in love with the geometric design. I think it was a great choice and we’re really happy with the way it turned out. Hubby and love it because it is just so warm and cozy. We love cuddling up in it and smiling as we notice a favorite picture… or twenty. We both keep talking about how much it adds to our living room and what a fun keepsake it is of our year. I also love that the 60×80 size is perfect for covering us both for a movie night and can even handle keeping the whole family warm and cozy. As for the kids? They treat it more like a photo book and will sit there and point out all the fun stuff they did this year. I will find them squealing about this picture or that, and it makes me so happy that our pictures aren’t hidden away in an album or drawer somewhere. This little girl in particular is smitten with the Sherpa photo blanket and will spend hours pointing out her pictures and ones that she loves of her siblings. This is especially sweet when the older kids are off at school and I know she’s missing her people. Seeing her excitement over the blanket and the pictures, and the fun of hiding under the blanket waiting for a snuggle makes me so happy.
Ready to order a Photo Blanket from Collage.com? You can choose between 4 different sizes, start with a design template, or just make your own and customize all the details. Order one for grandma, one for your sister, one for your mom, but don't forget to order yourself one, too, so you can snuggle up with all your favorite photo memories all year long.