I love personalised gifts and I think this quirky family portrait from Posterhaste is a perfect Christmas gift for my husband. It was super easy to create, I could customise it to get it just how I wanted and there are a range of options to make it affordable for all pockets. An 8" x 10" print is just £20 and the largest size 20" x 32" print, in a 24" x 36" 100% wooden sealed frame is £115.00.
We went for a 12" x 16" print in a 16" x 20" black frame, as chosen by Miss E. I did fancy the light natural wood, but she (quite rightly, I expect) pointed out that my husband would probably prefer the black. This retails for £70.00.
I found the customisation tool on the Posterhaste site to be very easy to use. On the right hand side of the screen you choose whether you want a print, poster, framed print or box canvas and then you have the options for orientation. We went for landscape as there are five members of our family and also our new cat, so this seemed the most spacious way to display everyone.
You then choose the size, colour background for the picture and a title name. Next you add each of your family members and customise them to get a fun but recognisable likeness. I liked the fact you can choose some quirky items like headphones and a crown. It was an obvious choice for us to put a crown on Miss M's head and I'm sure it will make my husband smile when he sees it.
The instant preview is a great option as it means you see your picture developing each step of the way and you can make as many amends as you like, you just update the preview each time and see what suits best. I allowed both my girls to chop and change their own appearances until they were happy with how they were represented.
You have to carefully approve your preview before progressing to checkout, where you can chose your delivery option. It is £3.00 for an unframed print/ poster to be sent in the UK and £7.50 for framed items and box canvases. It advises you that a print will be sent within 1 working day and a framed print/ canvas within 4-5 working days. I ordered our print late on Friday night, so it would have classed as Monday in terms of working days and we received it on the Friday, so that was exactly the 4-5 working days.
I was really impressed with the packaging, as it comes suspended in a larger cardboard box to ensure that the corners cannot get knocked and it also had a blue plastic peel-off covering over the glass to ensure that it was perfect. It was also a real plus point that it comes ready to hang, no fiddling with hooks, this lovely portrait is ready to go.
When the kids all saw the print, they were very happy and it was a nice surprise for them that Pusspuss had made it on to our family picture. I had got the portrait with the aim of giving it to my husband for Christmas but I couldn't resist giving it to him now and it has gone straight on the wall. I tried a few places, like the dining room and in the front hall, but the area above our desk won and that is where it is now displayed with pride. I think it looks fab, don't you?
I was super pleased with the ease of customisation, ordering, delivery and product from Posterhaste and I won't hesitate to use them again. 10/10, I don't think there is anything they could have done better!
Posterhaste Also Offer ...
Posterhaste also offer word art prints in designs like a ballerina. car, love heart and wine glass, as well as personalised star maps, travel maps and coordinates. I think each of these make a great gift in different circumstances and I especially love the dual heart maps for a wedding or engagement.
Disclosure: We received our family portrait free of charge for the purpose of this review. I have not been instructed what to write and I remain honest.