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:

  1. I learned that you can make custom gift wrap!

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

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

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

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  4. 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.

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    1. 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. :)

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

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

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

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

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  7. 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!

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

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

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  10. 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.

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

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

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

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  14. 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!

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

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  16. 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 :)

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

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

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  19. Turned out awesome indeed, the perfect gift

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

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

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

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  23. This is really cool and wonderful for gifts,

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

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

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  26. 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.

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  27. 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

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

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

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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

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

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  31. That ornament looks totally wonderful! <3

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

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

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  34. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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  40. I love their assortment, and their Books are lovey!

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

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

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  43. 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.

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    1. 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.

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  44. 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!

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  45. Visited the site ad I really like 60×80 Blanket Velveteen

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

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

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

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  49. 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!

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  50. 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!

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

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

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  53. They offer such a wide variety of products!

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

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

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

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

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  58. I love personalized ornaments like these. What great keepsakes!

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

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  60. 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!

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  61. 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.

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

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  63. I love personalized anything! Ornaments are even better

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

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

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  66. 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

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  67. 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!

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  68. Oh cute. They would make such a great gift.

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  69. I love this idea! Perfect for family living far.

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

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  71. I learned that you can also make custom gift wrap.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  78. These are so cute!
    I love this idea!

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

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

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  81. I like their Photo Beach Towels. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  82. 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.

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

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

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  85. love that they are personalized and so full of colors

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