We live half a world away from my parents, so every year I like to get them some kind of personalized photo gift for the holidays, just a little something to remind them that even though we're far away, we're always thinking of them. My parents are always so happy and proud to display photos of their grandkids, whether it's in a photo book, calendar, frame, poster or canvas. They even frame our photo holiday cards! Who wouldn't love to fill their home with images and memories of the people they love?
Photo gifts can be expensive but MailPix.com, a new photo products website, is committed to keeping quality high while keeping costs low and passing the savings along to their customers. With MailPix.com you can get photo books for as low as $16, photo brag books for as low as $7, photo ornaments for as low as $12 and photo canvases for as low as $35. MailPix.com invited me to create some canvas frames to demonstrate how quality and cost don't have to be mutually exclusive. They arrived early this week and I could not be happier with them!
Turning your photos into works of art with MailPix.com couldn't be simpler. Just choose your product, upload a photo, personalize it to your specifications and your creation will be on its way to your home. We used 3 superb black-and-white portraits of the kids, with a good high resolution so you could see every freckle on The Pea's face. Don't worry, when load your photos onto MailPix.com, the software will let you know if the resolution is high enough for the canvas size you chose (we chose 8x10 canvases). You will also be able to zoom, crop and position your photo to fit the frame. You will even be able to see which parts of your photo end up on the edges and sides of the canvas frame, so there are no surprises.
The canvas is neatly wrapped around the edges of a solid wood frame and stapled in the back. You will need to purchase your own hanging supplies at an art or framing store; once you've done that, just hang them up and start reliving those memories!
Photo canvases aren't the only things you can find on MailPix.com. You can get all kinds of photo products such as photo ornaments, cards, photo books, even fleece blankets (check out the MailPix Holiday Gift Guide for some great gift suggestions!). You can upload photos from your computer, or you can import photos from various social networks like Facebook or Instagram -- super convenient! Each one can be personalized depending on the product. I found the photo books software a bit too basic (for example, I could not copy page layouts from one page to another) with limited customization, but all the other products were pretty easy to personalize. Best of all, their prices are so reasonable! It's hard to believe that the beautiful 8x10 photo canvases we received cost just $35 each!
Whatever you order, don't forget to stop by MailPix.com's Deals & Specials page before you check out. They offer a revolving selection of their products at deep discounts. Their current deals include a ceramic photo ornament for $5 (reg. $12), a photo calendar for $9 (reg. $19), and a fleece blanket for $20 (reg $43). Those prices are fantastic!
In addition to their discounts, they always seem to have some kind of freebie deal going on. At the time I ordered our canvas prints they were offering 10 free 4x8 holiday greeting cards with promo code 10FREECARDS. They are basic flat cards on regular photo paper, not cardstock, but hey, free is free and who couldn't use a few more holiday cards! I took advantage of the deal, and The Pea actually thinks these cards are her favorite out of all the holiday cards I've ordered for us this year.
The offer ends December 31, 2012 so hurry and take advantage. Other offers that end December 31 include 5 free 5x7 prints, 100 free 4x6 prints or a free 4x6 photo Brag Book.
Wait, did I say OR? I meant AND! That's the best part about MailPix.com's deals -- you're not limited to just 1! That's right, I was able to take advantage of the free 4x8 greeting cards AND free 4x6 prints AND the free Brag Book. I couldn't believe it when I was able to add both deals to my shopping cart! All you pay for is shipping. What a great way to save money, get some great photo products and sample a selection of MailPix.com's product line!
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Disclosure: I received a credit at MailPix.com to order personalized photo products of my choosing to aid in my review. Giveaway prize is provided by MailPix.com. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.