DESIGN THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS PRESENT
Having trouble picking out Christmas presents that people really love? Me too! Half the time I just ask people to tell me what they want because I’m afraid they won’t like it or they’ll never use it. I love giving gifts to others, but I usually get self-conscious as I hand them over.
It’s hard to find something unique to give without breaking the bank, especially when you have a huge list of people to shop for.
When I go Christmas shopping, I want my gifts to be:
- Unique, so that they won’t receive ten of the same gift
- Well made, so they don’t fall apart after one use
- Personalized, so the person knows I gave it some thought
- Well priced, so I can afford to buy for everyone on my list
What if I told you I found a way to do all 4 of these things for everyone on your Christmas list?
HAVE AN IDEA, BUT NOT SURE WHAT TO DO WITH IT?
I’ve learned how to personalize gifts for people that make them excited to use my gift all year long because it holds a special memory for them. I’ve made T-shirt blankets, baby gifts and painted signs, but had to stop because my chronic pain makes it hard to get down on the floor or cut and sand wood like I used to.
Last year, when I rediscovered my passion for drawing and painting, I purchased an iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil. It’s a game changer. I can take it anywhere and it’s not physically demanding like other art projects I’ve taken on in the past. (I love this pencil so much that I plan on posting tutorials on how to use it next year!)
While I’ve switched from physical products to digital products, I’ve found that the diversity is what makes it so exciting! By going digital, I can:
- Explore realistic art mediums without the mess
- Customize sizes for you to print
- Send files in different formats to print or display online
- Match color palettes from a picture
- Receive payment online
- Send instant downloads
NEED SOME INSPIRATION?
I love designing personalized projects. What ideas do you have?
You could take an old letter, a vacation, a memory, a place, anything that is special to you or that person and I can help you make it into a personalized piece of artwork. Here are a few examples to get your wheels turning:
EXAMPLE #1: REVISIT A SPECIAL CITY
My Client’s Idea: “I need you to design a present for my husband to commemorate college memories in a fun way.”
City Map $50
EXAMPLE #2: WORDS OF AFFIRMATION ARTWORK
My Client’s Idea: “Can you come up with a gift for a teacher using words of encouragement and affirmations submitted by students?”
Words of Affirmation Art $40
EXAMPLE #3: CHILDHOOD HOME DRAWING FROM A PHOTO
My Client’s Idea: “I need a way to capture a moment from my childhood with my siblings.”
House Drawing $30
EXAMPLE #4: UPDATE AN OLD PHOTO
My Client’s Idea: “I couldn’t frame my poor quality photo from our vacation, but I love this memory and want to do something with it.”
Old Photo Drawing $30
EXAMPLE #5: CITYSCAPE
My Client’s Idea: “Can you make something for my daughter who just moved from Ft. Worth?”
EXAMPLE #6: FAVORITE VERSE ARTWORK
My Client’s Idea: “My friend would love something with Isaiah 41:13.”
Verse Artwork $20
EXAMPLE #7: INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE
My Client’s Idea:“My mom loves Vincent Van Gogh and I want to have something for her office.”
Inspirational Quote $20
EXAMPLE #8 PAST HOMES
My Client’s Idea: “I want some way to remember all the homes we’ve lived in.”
Series of Homes $30 each or 2/$50
BUT I CAN’T AFFORD TO BUY CUSTOMIZED PIECES FOR EVERYONE…
THAT’S THE BEST PART—YOU DON’T HAVE TO!!
This is where you get the most bang for your buck! The difference between my old physical products and my new digital ones are that you own the file.
Before, if you wanted a sign for everyone in your family, you would have to pay for each piece. Now, you can think of something several people in your family would love and pay for it once! Because you own the file, you can do whatever you want with it!
If you wish to frame it, just print it on regular printer paper—the charcoal effect looks authentic! If you want to make it look more expensive, print on card stock or specialized watercolor papers. A cheap way to display artwork is on a brown clipboard just like this idea from CeCe & Me. This is super affordable and very trendy right now!
By owning the file, this means that if you want an art print of your childhood home, you pay one price and print it out an unlimited amount of times to frame it for everyone in your family!
It also means that you have the creativity and freedom to use it in multiple ways:
- Print 2 on a page and fold in half to make two notecards
- Print 4 on card stock and use as postcards
- Download as wallpaper on your laptop or phone
- Send as Christmas cards
- Print on large canvas from Shutterfly or other printing services
Whether you have an idea for a family tree, want to highlight an old love letter, or anything else you want to explore, I would be honored to help you figure out the perfect Christmas present!
For more samples of my artwork, check out my Instagram page.
“It is absolutely beautiful and is hanging in our kitchen so we can see it everyday. Amy worked with me to get exactly what I wanted and I am so glad and thankful that she did.” -Meaghan Stevens
“It turned out great! Excellent communication from start to finish. 100% would buy again.” -@pdvano1
“Received as described. Love it!” -@gallygal
“So pleased with my purchase. I’ll be purchasing items from Amy again!” -Melissa Patterson
“I love it!!! Thank you so much for doing it. I think my daughter will be thrilled!” -Betty Martin
“I received my picture and I love it! Thank you so much.” -Julie Orona
“I cannot believe the picture you created for me. I will treasure it my whole life.” -Becky Brooks
- #1 City Map $50
- #2 Words of Affirmation Artwork $40
- #3 House Drawing $30
- #4 Old Photo Drawing $30
- #5 Cityscape $50
- #6 Verse Artwork $20
- #7 Inspirational Quote $20
- #8 Series of Homes $30 each or 2/$50
My turn around time is usually within 1-2 weeks. Please submit no later than December 19th if you want to get it before Christmas!
**ALL ARTWORK IS DIGITAL ONLY. YOU WILL BE SENT THE FILES IN YOUR REQUESTED FORMATS, BUT WILL NEED TO PRINT ON YOUR OWN.**
HOW TO ORDER—>Message me with your project details here:
After you place your order, I will send instructions on payment. I accept Paypal. Because of the amount of projects I have, I cannot start on yours until payment is received.
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