We all have that one month that is full of birthdays. For me, it’s February. Not only is it my birthday month but it’s also my grandfather and my mother’s birth month. So needless to say, I’m always searching for the perfect gifts for them. Working at Thoughtful Impressions I get to be inspired every day by the great engraving ideas that we ship out to our customers. Our handwriting collection immediately came to mind when I ran into a hidden gem looking through some old photo albums and wanted to find a way to preserve a handwritten message.
I found an old picture of my grandmother. It had a handwritten message from her to my grandfather from when they were dating which read, “With love, from your girlfriend Belkis.” I got a little emotional when I saw the picture as grandma is no longer with us. The picture was fading and an urge to keep her handwritten message around for generations to come immediately took over. I sent a photo I took with my cell phone of the original picture to our graphics department and they got to work. They managed to extract the text from the picture and from there on it was just a matter of deciding which picture frame was the perfect fit.
I ended up choosing a beautiful wood frame and placed the handwriting on the bottom of the frame. Pictures can’t do this frame and engraving justice, the engraving is deep and it looks exactly like her handwriting. Even though I see handwriting products go out to customers everyday it never quite strikes you as when you see one of your own creations.
After seeing how amazing the picture frame came out I thought, mom would love to have a little piece of grandma as well. The only problem was that the message grandma had written wasn’t really meant for her. I tasked our graphics department with something they’ve never done before, rearranging some of the letters to spell out “I love you” It would still be grandma’s handwriting but with a special message for my mom. I wasn’t sure if it would be possible but after seeing it engraved I can honestly say it brought a tear to my eye. I cannot wait to give these beautiful, one of a kind gifts away and I’m sure the tears of joy will be unavoidable.
The possibilities are endless with our handwriting gift collection. These are just a couple of examples of what can be done by our team. If what you’re looking for is a unique gift that will be treasured by generations then our handwriting collection is the way to go!