Monday, March 11, 2013

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A Stunning Photo Canvas Portrait of Our Children by Canvas Memoirs

Last year, we had a really difficult time photographing our children for our Holiday cards.  After much frustration all around and about 70 clicks of the camera, we ended up with 2 usable group photos.  One of them turned out to be one of the best photos I have ever seen of our children together.  It was taken by my husband who must have worked his magic on them somehow.  I think only he can make them smile like that in unison.  So, when Canvas Memoirs invited us to try out their services, I knew right away that I wanted to have this group portrait transformed into a photo canvas.

I have to say that, when I unboxed the 20x30" gallery wrapped photo canvas, it took my breath away.  I think if someone had presented this to me as a birthday or Mother's Day gift, I would have been in tears because it was such a stunning representation of our children.

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If you take a look at the photo above, the printing is such high quality that it captured even the smallest freckle on our son's face.

What I was most impressed about with Canvas Memoirs, aside from the print quality, is that an actual person checks your order.  This is something that I have found not to be the case with many photo gift services.  Canvas Memoirs will make recommendations based on your particular photo and product ordered.  For example, since my photo did not have much room around the edges, they recommended that I use a mirror or blurred mirror edge instead of trying to have my photo continue around the sides.  I opted for the blurred mirror edge and am extremely happy with how naturally it blends in on the canvas.  Canvas Memoirs also offers free touch ups and other photo enhancements.

There are currently 27 different size and shape options available on Canvas Memoirs.  Each of those are available as a rolled canvas, a .75" gallery wrapped canvas, or a 1.5" gallery wrapped canvas, which was what I had opted for.

I love this photo canvas so much and can be confident that it will not deteriorate anytime soon because it has been coated to make it waterproof, scratch-resistant, and UV-resistant.  I hope to have this canvas hanging in our home even after our children have grown up and have started families of their own.  I will always cherish it.

To learn more about Canvas Memoirs, visit  Currently, you can take advantage of their 50% off promotion and their $14.95 flat rate shipping or free shipping on orders over $150!  The 20"x30" gallery wrapped canvas I received would cost just $58 (not including shipping) with this promotion.  Mother's Day is coming up in just 2 months and then Father's Day right after that.  Personally, I would love a few smaller gallery wrapped canvases that could sit on the shelves currently hanging on my living room wall mixed in with a few of my other favorite things.

Thank you to Canvas Memoirs for providing a complimentary product sample for us to base this review upon and for providing a gift certificate for our contest prize.  All opinions expressed are my own.

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