I recently had the opportunity to participate in a Shutterfly gift event where I was tasked with creating personalized and practical gift ideas for the holidays. This was an easy one for me because I have had a few personalized plate ideas I have been wanting to make for awhile.
Family Pass Along Plate
My first plate is perfect for the holidays or any family event. You may have seen variations of pass along plates around. If you haven’t heard of a pass along plate before, the idea is to do exactly that … fill it up with goodies and bring it to a gathering at a family or friends. Then that person would do the same, and before you know it the plate will makes it round through your circle and back to you again.
I chose to do one personalized for my family. I think it will be fun to watch this plate circulate and have it come back to me time and time again.
Want to make one?
Here’s what you do:
- Make a photo collage in a program like Adobe PowerPoint or Photoshop or even online at a free photo editing and design site like PicMonkey or Canva.
- Add a poem or any text you like
- Save it as a jpeg
- Upload it to use on one of Shutterfly’s single image plates.
The other item I made is a birthday plate for my children. I always wanted a special plate we can take out just for their birthdays. I created this one the same way as the other. I added a photo of each of my children from the day they were born, included their birth years along the bottom, and picked out a special quote from a book I’ve read each of them over a hundred times, Nancy Tillman’s On the Night You Were Born.