Holiday Idea: Personalized Frame!

United States
December 18, 2016 11:19pm CST
Last week, I ordered a few personalized items on Shutterfly and here's one of the items. It's a wood frame that is laser-engraved with the phrase 'Love is all you need' with hearts. The bottom left (covered) with the box, is my boyfriend and my name.. It's a pretty nice and sturdy picture frame. I need to find or develop a 4 by 6 photo to put inside. Oh how I love personalized gifts. Are you a fan of personalized gifts too? Did you get anyone personalized or handmade gifts this year? I ordered a personalized notebook, birthday card, holiday cards and christmas ornament in addition to this.
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• United States
19 Dec 16
I had Ruby's photo made into an ornament for my husband to put on his tree. I did one for my niece with her and her new puppy. That's about it.
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• United States
20 Dec 16
Aww that is very nice =) I had a photo ornament I made (metal) for my parents. One side has my parents + boyfriend & I and the other side of my boyfriend & I =)
• United States
20 Dec 16
@infatuatedbby I bet they will love it.
• United States
20 Dec 16
@AbbyGreenhill no tree at my parents so they hung it on the side of the fridge lol :)
@teamfreak16 (41407)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
19 Dec 16
I've really never gotten anyone a personalized gift.
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• United States
20 Dec 16
How about receiving? =)
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@teamfreak16 (41407)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Dec 16
@infatuatedbby - I think my grandma gave me a pen once.
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• United States
21 Dec 16
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@celticeagle (119857)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Dec 16
That is a great idea. I would be thrilled to receive something personalized and made just for me.
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• United States
20 Dec 16
Hehe =) It is a good gift for any occasion, Christmas or not!
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@celticeagle (119857)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Dec 16
@infatuatedbby .....That's true.
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@LadyDuck (176410)
• Switzerland
19 Dec 16
I am not a big fan of personalized gifts, but those frames are very nice.
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• United States
20 Dec 16
I really like them especially handmade =)
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@Madshadi (8921)
• Brussels, Belgium
19 Dec 16
That's lovely. Personalized gifts are of great value to me.
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• United States
20 Dec 16
I love them too =)
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@ms1864 (6975)
• Bangalore, India
19 Dec 16
It's cute. I like making personalized gifts...i have never bought one though.
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• United States
20 Dec 16
Making is more thoughtful !!
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@zarlamain (24885)
• United States
23 Dec 16
That's very cute! I'm sure your boyfriend will enjoy it! In my case, I like personalized jewelry.
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• United States
23 Dec 16
Oh my long time no see!!! You're back! How are you doing? This is more a gift to self haha!
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@zarlamain (24885)
• United States
23 Dec 16
@infatuatedbby You too! I know, right? First time in weeks! I am okay! Just made a post about my reasons for inactivity on here. So funny! And your boyfriend!
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• United States
23 Dec 16
@zarlamain Ok I will check it out :)
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
19 Dec 16
I used to manage Things Remembered (are their stores still around in malls?) and this time of year would be my busiest... I remember staying in the store well over midnight doing all the personalized engraving orders up to Christmas or New Year's eve as it never fails there would be plenty of last minute gift shoppers out there year after year... Cute frame!
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• United States
19 Dec 16
Oh yes! Things Remembered still exits! I have ordered a few items there earlier this year! I got personalized glass cups, jar cups, key chain & bracelet. The personalized cups/jar cups haven't used it! I like to look at it only. The bracelet was too loose so I didn't wear it and too fake looking too, lol. And the keychain, it fell apart last month and its beat up now :) But it has my initials on it.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
19 Dec 16
@infatuatedbby Oh, I'm not sure what kind of items they have now... It was over 25 years ago that I worked there... I remember some jewelry were not really good quality silver or gold plating and it was a pain engraving them because the plating would peel off easily... I used to like the solid brass keychains - they're simple and soft so engraving done on them usually turned out well... June is another busy month for the store with all the graduation and bridal orders piling up...
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• United States
19 Dec 16
@sishy7 oh I see and I bet Valentine's Day is packed as well and Mother's Day? I ordered them because there was a major sale & didn't end up paying much lol! Otherwise I'm not into their jewelry I can't wear plated or fake jewelry for long without getting a rash!
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@moffittjc (45290)
• Gainesville, Florida
20 Dec 16
My daughter always gives me beautiful photographs of the two of us together, and she usually finds the best frames for the photos. Sometimes, she gets them personalized, but either way, I love all the father-daughter photos of the two of us that she gives me!
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• United States
20 Dec 16
Awww so cute :) I never done any personalized frames besides this one because I had a good coupon deal I received. I don't think I'd pay the retail which is $40 now on sale $30, at the time I ordered it was $20, anyhow - I'd rather do it myself. Back in the day, my sister and I glued shells on our frames we still have it in her room (that she doesn't live in and its just storage now since she's moved out a long time ago)
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@moffittjc (45290)
• Gainesville, Florida
20 Dec 16
@infatuatedbby I loved it when my kids were little and made homemade gifts at school, church or daycare to give to me for holidays (like Fathers Day). Nothing is as great as a homemade gift from a child!
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• United States
20 Dec 16
@moffittjc Yes, its sentimental :) My parents still have mine too!
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@DianneN (84977)
• United States
19 Dec 16
That is a lovely gift. I prefer my gifts personalized by Chanel, Louis, Hermes, etc. lol!
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• United States
19 Dec 16
OH LALAL! Expecting anything under the tree this year from Chanel, Hermes or Louis :)
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@DianneN (84977)
• United States
19 Dec 16
@infatuatedbby Me, too, and we don't even have a tree! Lol!
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• United States
19 Dec 16
@DianneN No tree yet!? Or no tree at all.
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@TRBRocks420 (82676)
• Banks, Oregon
19 Dec 16
Sounds like a pretty nice personalized gift and, yes :)
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• United States
19 Dec 16
I like it too, even a drawing would be nice or anything thoughtful. I recall last year you made a frame for your mom which is awesome!!!
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@TRBRocks420 (82676)
• Banks, Oregon
19 Dec 16
@infatuatedbby Yes, it started as a frame and, turned into a miniature wooden bench.
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• United States
19 Dec 16
@TRBRocks420 ohh yes hehe that is cute :)
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• Trinidad And Tobago
19 Dec 16
Yes, I am a fan. This gift say the person has put some 'thought' behind it. It's good to receive.
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• United States
19 Dec 16
Yes in this case gift to self lol But for holiday cards I will hand to family.
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• Trinidad And Tobago
19 Dec 16
@infatuatedbby Hope you enjoy. Lucky to have cards for the family. Is your family large?
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• United States
19 Dec 16
@Gita17112016 I have a large family, but I am not giving them to all :P Too much if I were to!
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@amandajay (18071)
• North Shore, New Zealand
19 Dec 16
I make gifts. Personalized and made by me...lol.. But ai rarely recieve such things...lol
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• United States
19 Dec 16
OH what kind of gifts do you like to make? Did you finish those pants you were making? :)
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@amandajay (18071)
• North Shore, New Zealand
19 Dec 16
@infatuatedbby mmm i make cards, earrings, gift boxes,pendants, wall hangers0, etc... Ill upload pictures later on. Nooooo still couldnt finish.. You inow i faced many problems
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• United States
20 Dec 16
@amandajay yes you are a busy mom =)
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• New Delhi, India
22 Dec 16
Awww this is so sweet. I always love personal gifts and this is adorable
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• United States
22 Dec 16
Thank you :) I love personalized gifts too I bought some other personalized items from the site too.
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• New Delhi, India
22 Dec 16
@infatuatedbby which site?
• United States
22 Dec 16
@amitkokiladitya Shutterfly =)
@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
20 Dec 16
I got an ornament card from my niece with the picture of her baby on it. He's so cute. He's seven months on the 23rd.
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• United States
20 Dec 16
Aww that is a nice ornament card, another addition to your tree. Happy 7 months to him soon :)
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@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
20 Dec 16
@infatuatedbby It does look nice on the tree.
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• United States
20 Dec 16
@just4him Yes it will =)!
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@sunrisefan (20173)
• Philippines
19 Dec 16
Have you made one for me, Ms. Michelle? Hahaha!
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• United States
19 Dec 16
Virtually lol :)
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@sunrisefan (20173)
• Philippines
19 Dec 16
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@Marty1 (36177)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
24 Dec 16
@infatuatedbby I bought my sister a mug that said that she is the best big sis in the world. I personalize it that way!. Your picture frame is wonderful!
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• United States
24 Dec 16
Awesome! I am sure she will love the mug! :)
@youless (93640)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Dec 16
That's a very lovely gift. I like personalized item. I have my own ocarina which engraved words. So it is unique all over the world
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• United States
22 Dec 16
YAY! Yes I love personalized items as well :)
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@jstory07 (69903)
• Roseburg, Oregon
20 Dec 16
Personalized gifts are great.
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• United States
20 Dec 16
I love them =)
@sabtraversa (13331)
• Italy
19 Dec 16
Sure I like personalized gifts, they can't be recycled. Okay, just kidding. The wood frame is wonderful.
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• United States
19 Dec 16
Hahah yes they can't be recycled or re-gifted lol!
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