If you’re looking to give more of a personal gift this holiday season, I can’t recommend Collage.com enough. As most of you know, I lost my mom in February (2018) and when the company reached out to me to partner up with them, I knew exactly what I wanted to create. I made a memorial blanket of my parents, both whom I’ve lost within a 5-year span. While this was a very personal creation for me, I can totally see giving this as a gift to others. Check out my 5 photo blanket ideas!
Before I get to some ideas for you, let me share a bit about this blanket. One of the things I loved about making this personalized collage blanket that It allowed me to put as many photos as I wanted! It made it so much easier for me because I didn’t want to leave any out of some of my favorites. I have special memories of each photo from when I was a little girl with mom to all my boys with my dad. It’s just so special to me and when I’m feeling a little down, all I gotta do is lay it on me and I instantly feel comfort with having them there with me. Hugs from heaven so to speak.
The quality of the blanket is outstanding. This particular blanket is their sherpa plush and it’s very large and incredibly soft. I honestly couldn’t have been more thrilled with it. Here’s my reaction to seeing it for the first time.
Here are my 5 ideas for making a photo blanket, whether for yourself or for gift giving:
- Pets! If my mom were still here, I would have created one of both her dachshunds, Lucy Lou and Katie May. Her and my dad would have loved that!!!
- Landscape – We live on a ranch and have the most beautiful views and sunsets. I think it would be cool to have that one you love so much, put on a blanket!
- Family – This is an obvious one! You can create one of your kids, a family photo, etc.
- T-shirt “quilt” – Who has time to make a quilt? Not me but I do love seeing those tshirt quilts that people make with their kid’s shirts throughout their school years. I recommend taking a photo of all those shirts and creating a blanket that way!! This will eliminate finding someone to make it and waiting for, probably, a long time for it to be done. Having bought handmade quilts, I’m also willing to be that making a photo blanket would be more affordable. ;)
- Community blanket – Do you live in a community with some history? Take photos of some of the iconic spots in your hometown, create a blanket, and give, keep or offer it as a raffle item! It would make for a fun, nostalgic item that a community member would love to win! In our hometown, we have the rattlesnake roundup, wasp museum, and lakes that hold memories for a lot of people!
Collage.com offers more than blankets so be sure to check them out. They always have amazing deals going on too!