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When it comes to personalized photo gifts photobooks, mugs and other small accessories are usually what come to mind, at least for me. Although fun or touching for family to receive (particularly grandma and grandpa) I was intrigued to learn about another personalized photo creation that is thoughtful, functional and can be customized for many different occasions.
Photoweavers custom woven products can easily be customized to make it as simple or involved as you would like and as you can see in the image above, you can make a collage, use pre-designed templates or a single photo in your design. The large blanket, which is said to be the most popular according to their website, is large and a perfect size for my husband, daughter and I to all snuggle under. This is perfect for a sofa, although a slightly smaller size is available that would be great for a smaller loveseat, recliner or chair.
I was impressed at how quickly the blanket shipped after I submitted my order and how nicely the photo was woven. It took me a little fiddling around on the website to design it the way I wanted, but the application more or less walks you through the different steps necessary and you can go back and forward to change or update things as you add the different elements. It took going through most of the customization steps to learn what I could do to zoom, change or customize the blanket and then was able to go back and fiddle to make it how I wanted.
I chose to do a single photo, gave it a horizontal, oval frame to focus on the center of the original photo, and added some swirls on the bottom to jazz it up. I wish there were a little more choices for borders, add on designs and the ability to change the size of these (I would have loved to add a monogram if there was a medium size option rather than just small or large), but I also understand the limitations the weaving makes on what can be accurately woven. In the end I think that my simple approach turned out lovely and it may have been a little too busy looking had I left a lot of the additional customizations I had initially added.
Samples of the products mentioned in the review were provided for this review. No other compensation was received and the views and opinions are my own.