As Photo Sharing Soars, So Do Personalized Photo Products; Hop Aboard

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Online design centers allow people to design and personalize hundreds of products using their own photos. The Photo Gift Maker discusses photo sharing, personalized products, and one-of-a-kind gifts.

I gave my boyfriend a handsome dogtag pendant with my picture on it as a birthday gift. He wears it every day.

Photo sharing has become a phenomenon. Thousands of popular websites are dedicated to photo sharing among family members, friends and often to whomever else visits these websites. Photo sharing is also very popular on social websites including Facebook, Pinterest, Picasa, and PhotoBox. Sharing photos via cell phone has also become the new norm.

Together, photo sharing creates a multi-billion dollar industry. As the photo sharing industry grows, so does the personalized photo products industry. Companies such as enable people to easily make their one-of-a-kind product in a flash. Among popular websites such as, which offers literally hundreds of products to customize to one’s own personal desire. Photos can be used to customize products for kitchen and home decor, apparel, jewelry, keepsakes, and for almost anything one can image.

Rob Jenkins, Director of Marketing at, stated, “What people like the most about our website is the number and variety of products we carry, as well as how easy it is to personalize them online with our design center.”

Personalized photo products are also popular as gift items that they can be customized and personalized to a particular person. Susan Thompson in the state of Washington said, “I gave my boyfriend a handsome dogtag pendant with my picture on it as a birthday gift. He wears it every day.”

Many times, personalized photo gifts are used to create heirlooms and keepsakes. Tommy Johnson from British Columbia said, “As a Mother’s Day gift, I used a family reunion photo to customize a beautiful wood jewelry box on It’s an heirloom my brother and sisters will someday fight to have. I am sure it will be passed on for generations.” Leon Smith, an antique car enthusiast, used to make a tapestry wall hanging of his 1932 Packard, a belt buckle with his 1957 Chevy and porcelain kitchen canister for his wife with their 1965 Ford Mustang, which they traveled in on their honeymoon. “I got a lot of hugs and kisses when I gave my wife the canister,” said Mr. Smith.

If you are a photo buff or seeking unique photo gifts for family or friends, or you want something special for yourself, you’re into personalization, or you just like cool and unique things, go online and try out any of the photo gift websites where you can design your own products.

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