Sunday, November 30, 2014

Collage.com Aluminum Photo Ornament #Giveaway

Aluminum Ornament from Collage.com
Prices start at $24.99 and the design you create is on the front and the back!

Finding the perfect photo gift is now made easy with Collage.com. They have everything from ornaments, to mugs, to pillows...and they have more uncommon things like photo wrapping paper and aluminum photo sheets, both of which I will be reviewing (and giving away!!) soon.

Today I'm reviewing the custom aluminum ornament they offer, in either a 3" x 2" rectangle or a 2.375" x 3" rectangle. Either ornament can have up to SIX pictures on it, and the design prints on both the front and the back.

I toyed around with who to gift this ornament too (personalized ornaments always make such good Christmas gifts!) and opted for my son and his wife. Many of you know they had a baby girl in 2013, and she has quickly become the apple of all of our eyes. Not near as exciting as our little sweet baby girl, but still pretty cool, my son also purchased a DSLR camera about a year ago, and he and his wife are getting pretty good at using it. One day on a beach visit they took this year, they played with the camera a bit and got two photos that I really loved. I decided to use those to make the ornament.

This is a copy of the actual page I was working on to create my ornament.
This is with no background, but you can see the many edit options available to you.

This was one of the many backgrounds you could choose from.
I chose to write the year on mine.

When you are creating the ornament, you can move the pictures anywhere you want them to go, which is so much nicer than a standard template that just won't budge.  You can also choose from a multitude of backgrounds. I finally decided on the black because I thought it lent an elegance that I don't usually go for in my ornament selections (I generally opt for 'cute').

This is the final ornament...the design is on the front and the back.
The red string comes with it for hanging.

I couldn't be more pleased with how the ornament turned out, and it's already in the mail on the way to my son's home. There is no doubt at all that they are going to love it. I know I do.

Take a look around Collage.com and see all of the wonderful items they have for you to make out of your precious photos.  You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

Don't forget to check back next week for a photo wrapping paper (cool right?) and aluminum panel giveaway that Collage.com and I collaborated on as well. You're not going to want to miss those!

One lucky winner gets an ornament to call their own. US entrants only.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

96 comments:

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I learned that you can make custom gift wrap!

Masshole Mommy said...

I am totally heading over there to make one. What a cool idea!! I love stuff with my boys faces on it.

Catherine Sargent said...

This is such a great idea. I can't wait to make some ornaments for all the grandparents.

Catherine Sargent said...

I agree, I love making stuff with my sons face on it. This is a great idea.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I love that photo ornament of your Son, Daughter In Law and you sweet, sweet Grandbaby. You know... they are going to want you to do this every year.

Scott said...

Such a good idea! I wonder how they fare with age (do the inks have issues on aluminum).

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

These ornaments are really beautiful. I love that they are personalized and so full of colors and life.

Tanya Coffman said...

This would make a perfect gift idea for the my in-laws. They love anything with their grand babies on it...I'm sure they will treasure this one!

mail4rosey said...

I think a tradition of giving them a new ornament every year is a good one. I've given them one every year since they got married, so I'm still on the track. :)

mail4rosey said...

It's a good question. We shall see. It sure holds the pictures nice, the final look is gorgeous!

CourtneyLynne said...

Omg the ornaments are just wayyyt too cool!!! I love personalized things like this ;-)

spiffykerms said...

This would be pretty cute to print out and give to family for Christmas. Especially if I had children.

Pam said...

This is such a cute idea! I always try to get the kids one personalized ornament a year so I need to check this out.

Hil'Lesha O'Nan said...

How beautiful and unique! Something like this can be treasured for years to come.

Freya Renders said...

ooh these are really wonderful, what a great idea. It would make a perfect Christmas gift as well.

The Mommy-Files said...

This is such a great idea for holiday gifts! I'm gonna check it out. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle Hwee said...

How cool:) I had no idea you could do this and now I read in the comments about the creating the wrapping paper, so cool!

P Bishop said...

These are super cute for sure. Great for a family with a new addition. What a fun idea!

Russ R. said...

Those are lovely and will make as great presents ( something really nice to give and receive ). Goodluck to all participants of this giveaway. The more frames / ornaments to place moments with family, the better :)

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

These ornaments are adorable! What a great way to add some personal touch to your Christmas tree this year!

Pam said...

I love that they have over 300 shapes and that it is so easy to customize.

Pat Hatt said...

Turned out awesome indeed, the perfect gift

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

These are awesome!

Jinxy and Me said...

These are so cool. I love that they have over 300 shapes!

Carra D said...

What a great gift idea or keepsake. I like that you can customize them.

Margarita Ibbott said...

It would be fun to do theses every year then see r the changes in the children. Great grandparents gift.

debdenny said...

This is really cool and wonderful for gifts,

NotaSupermom said...

A friend just had her first baby. This would be a great present for her. I love giving personal, unique gifts.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Aluminum photos seem to be all the rage lately! I may have to get a few for my house now!

Heather Jones said...

These are so neat! We have one very similar to this that I had made, pre-kids. The kids always laugh at it because daddy had longer curly hair in the picture and the kids have only seen him with a buzz cut.

Karina MITU said...

Hi Rosey,
The ornament that you made was beautiful! What a great idea. This is a tradition that we started with our oldest daughter and this makes it a lot easier. BTW: I agree with your comment about the standard template that won't budge. It's nice to see there's a different option. Thank you for sharing this.

Sincerely,

Karina

Lois Alter Mark said...

What a great, personal idea! This could start a whole new holiday tradition!

Ai Sakura said...

Oh I like that the photos are printed on BOTH the front and back!

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Debi Gerhart said...

Those are so pretty. I have to do that this year.

Aisha Kristine Chong said...

That ornament looks totally wonderful! <3

DeDa Studios said...

I really enjoy making and giving personalized gifts. I will be checking them out.

Amanda said...

Those are super cute! What a treasure for years to come!

Thinking Outside The Sandbox said...

We are looking at getting some new ornaments this year. This looks like a fabulous company and I can't wait to try! Unfortunately I can't enter the giveaway, as I am in canada, but will check them out!

Christie C said...

I like the two sided offer! I enjoy heavier weight to my keepsakes too

Victoria said...

I really love this. I would love to create a collage ornament. This is such a unique and creative idea.

Annemarie Leblanc said...

A collage ornament looks so adorable what a cute gift idea!

Nancy Lustri said...

I love personalized gifts like this. They're a forever keepsake - so precious. Love how your ornament came out!

Janeane Davis said...

This is such a nice gift idea. I do not use Xmas ornaments, but this couldbe used for other special places and special times.

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

I love their assortment, and their Books are lovey!

Mistee Dawn said...

Oh these are super cute. I would love to have one on my tree. Thanks for the giveaway!

alissa apel said...

Those are cute! I'd pick a photo of something from our vacation. How neat this is!

alissa apel said...

I'm having trouble getting the entry form to come up. When it finally does it doesn't see my FB profile, so I entered my info, and it won't do anything. Maybe it's on my end.

Brandy Tanner said...

This is so great, I love this idea so much. Glad you are hosting a giveaway and sharing your experiences/thoughts about it. Have a beautiful week my friend!

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

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mail4rosey said...

I couldn't enter a giveaway today on another blog and it did the same thing. I didn't think anything of it until now. Maybe Rafflecopter is down. I'll send them a msg. Thanks, Alissa.

jaime said...

I think that custom ornaments are so fun. We have several on our tree and it's like a scrapbook on our Christmas tree.

Aimee Fauci said...

I love that you can make personalized gifts. I know the perfect person that would love this.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

Yes you are on the right track. Good for you. If you stop now, they are going to miss it.

Diana Villa said...

I love it! Thank you so much for the great post and giveaway :D

nyctalon said...

I love this! This would be so great to give as a gift, I know so many of my family members who would love this!

Lois Alter Mark said...

I really like that, too. You don't have to worry about which way they're turned!

Jeanine M said...

Oh these look great! What a cool idea especially for gifts I could do this every year for my mom's Bff as a gift!

Anonymous said...

Carmen Perez: I LOVE photo gifts, although I usually use Shutterfly, I will have to check out this website too.

Anonymous said...

It is amazing what you can make with photos these days! Your son is going to love his ornament!

Echo A said...

They offer such a wide variety of products!

Liz Mays said...

What a perfectly wonderful way to capture those moments. I love how it turned out!

Barb said...

Wow! This sounds like such a wonderful gift. I can think of so many types of ornaments to create!

Growing Up Madison said...

That would make great gifts for the grandparents. I love ornaments I can personalize.

Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

Personalized ornaments are my favorite. I like to make one with santa photos each year.

Pam said...

I love personalized ornaments like these. What great keepsakes!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I love these ornaments because they are so unique. I would love to give these as gifts this holiday season.

Kathleen said...

Those are so awesome! I would love to have some of these made from our photos of our trips. We could make a travel tree!

Anonymous said...

I love those, I would absolutely love to add one to our tree this year. It would be perfect to remember our first Christmas in our new state/home town.

mogrill said...

I learned you can personalize these and make them very unique.

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

I love personalized anything! Ornaments are even better

Onica MommyFactor said...

What a great way to preserve a photo memory. I like the idea of turning it into a holiday ornament.

Rena McDaniel said...

I would love to win this for our new twins first Christmas! What a great gift this would make for my daughter!

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

What a fantastic idea! I love the fact you could make one of these year after year as a little special additive to the tree :) x

Ave T said...

I have heard of Collage.com before and I know they have a really great product selection! I did not know that they make custom ornaments too!

Chrystal Mahan said...

Oh cute. They would make such a great gift.

Coolmoms Cooltips said...

I love this idea! Perfect for family living far.

Rebecca Swenor said...

This is an awesome gift idea and I will have to check it out. Thanks for sharing.

JordynTaylor777 said...

I learned that you can also make custom gift wrap.

Ann B said...

These a fantastic ornaments. I love to give them as gifts.

Janell said...

I love this idea. I want to make an ornament like this each year.

Melissa Vera said...

I am so in love with these ornaments. I would be happy to get any of these.

Wendy said...

The ornaments are fun! I also really like their photo blankets.

Marielle Altenor said...

I really like this cute diy ornaments using picture collage! Makes rally good gift ideas too.

Coralie with Utah Coupon Deals said...

These are great because you can customize them and make them for anyone!

Bretvz said...

I love the custom gift wrap!

Hannah Staveley said...

Awww this is so good and as a gift.

Colette S said...

These are so cute!
I love this idea!

John Lopez said...

So cute collage giveaways, I haven't seen like this before.

The Mommy-Files said...

This sounds like such a great idea! It would definitely make a great gift!

sherry walker said...

I like the pillows!

Terra Heck said...

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Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed CanadianMomEh said...

These look like great gift ideas. My friend was recently telling me about their new family policy of only including homemade ornaments on their tree.

Julie Waldron said...

I like the photo canvases.

Peachy Adarne said...

What a great giveaway! Good luck to those who will join

alissa apel said...

It's working now. :) I like their personalized wrapping paper.

Maria Simon said...

love that they are personalized and so full of colors