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Give a Memorable Anniversary Gift from PosterMyWall

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Anniversaries are a special occasion which should be celebrated with a very personalized gift. Our Poster Maker and Collage Maker are excellent tools which will let you make a personalized poster which you can give to your significant other on your next anniversary. Before getting started decide whether you would like your gift to focus on a few special photos or many different ones. Once you decide, then you’ll know whether to go for a collage or a poster. If you’re going to make a poster, be sure to check out our collection of professionally designed romantic poster backgrounds.

Here’re a few ideas on different themes you can use to get started with your anniversary gift.

Make a Collage of Vacation Pictures for your Anniversary Gift

There’s nothing like photos from memorable vacations to remind yourselves on your anniversary of all the fun times that you’ve shared together. A poster collage is a superb way to use all the photos that you have saved up from your vacations. The tool will automatically layout all your different photos for you so that you don’t have to spend time in arranging and aligning them. Try experimenting with the different border options, adding text and highlight photos on top of the collage. This way, you can put emphasis on specific photos if you’d like them to stand out from the rest of the collage.

Add Photos of Family and Friend Events to your Anniversary Gift

Sometimes, special events celebrated with family and close friends remind a couple of all the extraordinary moments that they have shared together. This is especially true if you live near extended family or are part of a close knit group of friends. Try finding photos of the two of you with the other important people in your lives. Good events to add are holidays, the birth of children, birthdays and even other people’s anniversaries. These photos are sure to create a remarkable gift which your partner will treasure for many years to come.

Include Your Favorite Places in your Poster

Every couple has a number of favorite places that they like to go to together. They can be a restaurant, park, mall, museums or even the opera house! If there’s still time before your anniversary and you’re missing photos of some of your favorite places make sure to go there and take a few shots with your partner.

Printing Options for your Anniversary Gift

PosterMyWall offers multiple printing options. There’re a number of different sizes available that fall under all different kinds of budgets as well. You can even use the ‘download’ option in the tools and get a free flyer size image of your poster which you can add to your anniversary card or even use as wrapping paper. What a unique and really special anniversary gift that would make!

Credits: Photo by Angelo Gonzalez

How to make a Romantic Poster for your guy

We recently gave all the guys tips and advice on creating a romantic poster for their significant other. Today we’re going to give tips to all the ladies out there for creating a poster gift for their special guy. Guys may act macho and tough, but making a poster using PosterMyWall’s online tools is a great way to get in touch with your guy’s softer side!

If you’ve never used PosterMyWall before, take a tour to get familiar with its poster and collage making features. Make sure you’re aware of all the special effects that the tools offer such as adding clipart, using the background eraser, and text effects. All these tools give super cool effects and are easy to use too!

Use Music to Get to His Heart

A great way to make a romantic poster for a guy is to use album cover artwork and lyrics from his favorite songs and artists. You can use a combination of his favorite songs and other romantic songs which are special to the two of you. Mix the artwork that you collect with different photos of the two of you and make an awesome poster. If you have photos from a concert or other musical event they would be great to use as a focal point for this poster.

If you need ideas to get started, google different songs and go through the images that are retrieved. The background eraser and text effect tool will be especially helpful for images that you collect from the Internet.

Sports and Romance? Definitely!

Sports and romance don’t seem like they go well together but if you think about the movie ‘Jerry Maguire’ the entire image can change. Use photos that you may have of the two of you at a baseball game or any other sporting event. If you don’t have any photos from a sporting event you can dress up in a football jersey or any other uniform from his favorite team, take a photo and add other photos of him to the poster.

To give the poster a more romantic touch, add embellishments with cute clipart images from our collection such as wine glasses, cupids or hearts. If you’re with a real sports buff and have tons of photos related to sports, make a collage instead of a regular poster so that you can easily add a large number of photos.

Take a look at the collages below to see what other users of PosterMyWall have created.

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Other Tips
  • Go through our professionally designed romantic poster backgrounds to give you some further inspiration to get started.
  • Check out our Facebook Fanpage for special deals and to share your thoughts and ask questions.
  • Make sure to try the ‘download’ option and print out a free flyer of your poster or collage (there’s a big orange download button in the poster maker).

Guys! Express your Feelings with a Romantic Poster!

This is the first installment of a two part special on romantic posters which you can share/give to your special someone. We’ve broken this topic up into two different categories: one for the guys and one for the girls. Men may be from Mars and women from Venus but these tips will be useful to anyone to help make the perfect romantic poster using PosterMyWall!

Romantic Gift Ideas from Movies

Go online and get the title images and a few special scenes from your girl’s favorite movie to use in your poster. This will certainly get her in the mood. Special tools such as the background eraser will help you create your personal and one of a kind poster. Here’s another creative idea…try placing a photo of you and your significant other in place of the actors from one of her favorite romantic movies. Your girl friend, fiancé, or wife will treasure a photo with the two of as Rhett Butler and Scarlet O’Hara from ‘Gone with the Wind’ or even Jack and Rose from ‘Titanic’. The possibilities are endless to get creative!

Make a Romantic Poster from Photos of Your Favorite Places

What could be more romantic than a collection of photos of the two of you in your sentimental places. This could include where you first met, your favorite restaurants, parks where you enjoyed your late night strolls, a theater where you shared laughter and tears; or just about any place where the two of you enjoy spending time together. Use our professionally designed backgrounds as a backdrop for those special memories with your special someone with literally just a few clicks of your mouse. You will be able to create a unique and special poster in very little time.

Check out some of the poster backgrounds we’ve got to offer. Be sure to browse through the complete range of romantic poster backgrounds.

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Have you tried to figure out what you could do with all the couple photos you and your significant other have taken over time? Make a photo collage. It’s easy. Just upload your photos into a Facebook album and the Collage Maker will help you to make a romantic gift she’ll never forget. You’ll be able to add over 20 different photos and the CollageMaker tool will lay them out for you automatically. What a great way to use lots of photos all in one place!

Other Hints into Her Heart

Keep in mind that when it comes to gifts, women tend to be a little more sentimental than guys. Don’t hesitate to use our extensive clipart collection to add cute things like bears, hearts, and flowers. You’re guaranteed to win her heart with a gift she will treasure if it’s made with TLC. Remember that we offer multiple editing and layout options and artistic tools. You also have a choice of printing multiple sized posters or downloading flyers for free. If you have any questions feel free to contact us on our Facebook Fanpage!

Custom Posters – A Great Mother’s Day Gift

Even though you don’t need a reason to give your mom a gift (or the mother of your children for that matter), mother’s day is a special occasion and it’s always nice to give one. You can give an exceptional gift by making a custom made poster or collage and presenting this on mother’s day. You can use either the Poster Maker or the Collage Maker to make your personalized poster. Posters make awesome gifts for mom and are sure to be an exciting surprise.

Check out some of these mother’s day poster templates to get you inspired. Click on a poster to customize it with your photos instantly.

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Attribution: All photos by kthompsonstudios: photo 1, photo 2, photo 3.

Make a Unique Mother’s Day Poster

There are many different ways you can make a poster gift for the mom in your life. Capture the memories by including photos of all members of the family over the years. Start with the baby photos and work your way forward through all the memorable times. If you want to try a more artistic approach, find some quotes or use lyrics from your mom’s favorite song and place those around a photo of her. Any of these options make a great poster and will be absolutely different from the usual gifts.

Create a Theme around Your Mother’s Day Poster

By creating a theme around the poster you make for mother’s day, you can have a more elaborate surprise. Use the poster as a center piece and place flowers, a homemade cake, or even dinner around it. This will look good and will also make your poster the discussion for the day. You can also play a trivia game. Include questions about your mom, your childhood, and other information about mothers and mother’s day.

Different Ways to Print Your Mother’s Day Poster

Whether you’re making a mother’s day poster for your mom, the mother of your children, your mother in law, or any other mom in your life, there are a number of methods that can be used to present your poster.

Downloading a Flyer: If you’re looking for a free printing option, use PosterMyWall’s download button to print a flyer of your design. Keep in mind that with flyers you’ll want to use fewer photos and less text because the printing size will be smaller than a full sized poster. The flyer can be mounted in a picture frame or even used as the cover of a photo album.

Purchasing a Poster: Our printing options let you order posters up to 3 feet tall. These posters make a lovely gift which can be used as decoration pieces for the home or office. There are three sizes available, so go ahead and choose which ever suits your mother’s day poster needs best. Consider mounting the poster on a large frame before presenting it so that it’s ready to hang.

Getting Started

Here are a few more tips to get you started for your mother’s day poster:

  • Visit PosterMyWall’s public gallery to view the posters that other users have created.
  • Visit our Facebook Fanpage for ideas, the latest promotional deals and to exchange information.
  • Make sure to try our cool editing features like adding clipart, erasing the background of photos and other effects. Take a tour for more information.
  • Browse through the professionally designed backgrounds to give you inspiration on the types of photos you want to add to your poster or collage.

Baseball Poster Ideas

Baseball season is upon us and what better way to commemorate your sport star’s achievements than by creating a customized poster of them and their team. Here are some sample poster templates to get you inspired.

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Sample school baseball custom poster
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Attribution: All photos by jwood601: photo 1, photo 2, photo 3, photo 4.

You can click any of the templates above to edit them and add your own photos and text.

Also have a look at these older blog posts about tips for making great baseball/sports custom posters:

Remember to have fun creating your baseball poster! Don’t forget to share it with the PosterMyWall community by sharing it in the Public Gallery.

Ideas for Custom Baseball Posters

Baseball posters are the ideal project for spring sports this season! As the weather warms up, school teams are getting ready for a competitive and fun season. While your sports star is busy making home runs, use PosterMyWall to make a customized poster or collage of them and their school baseball team.

Baseball Team Poster

An idea for this project is to make a poster with close up shots of all the team players. You can place the name of the team, the mascot, or the school name in the center of the poster with photos of the team players all around. Try using the poster maker’s amazing editing options such as the new clipart feature or erasing photo backgrounds to personalize your poster.

Check out some of these sports themed backgrounds that would be great for a baseball custom poster. Click on a thumbnail to edit it in the poster maker right away.

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Baseball Collage

The Collage Maker can be used to make a beautiful collaborative baseball poster. Ask everyone in the team to provide 5 or 10 of their favorite school baseball photos. This way, the entire team will get a chance to add their memories and favorite moments to the poster. Select your favorites and upload them to a Facebook album to use in the collage. The Collage Maker is so easy to work with it will automatically arrange all your photos and give you a bunch of options such as adding borders, inserting text, and even placing larger photos in the collage as well.

Where to Use a Baseball Poster

Once you have the baseball poster or collage ready, there are many different places where it can be used. Below are just a few ideas to get you going, if you come up with any others make sure to share them on our Facebook Fanpage!

  • Around the school to raise team spirit.
  • Print flyers of the poster to distribute to team members’ parents. Did you know you could download a small version of your poster for FREE for printing flyers? Just hit the orange ‘Download’ button in the top right of the poster maker.
  • At a local dinner, grocery store, or community center to promote the team.
  • As a gift for the coach at the beginning of the baseball season.
  • In the teachers’ lounge to add some color.
  • As a gift for your child to proudly display the team in his or her room.

Get Started with Professional Designed Backgrounds

One of the exciting features provided by PosterMyWall is a variety of professionally designed backgrounds to help get you started with your posters. There’re also lots of posters in our Public Gallery to give you ideas on how you can make yours. Remember to have fun while making the posters and share your excitement with your kids when it’s done!

Cheer on your Child’s Sports Team with Custom Posters!

Spring sports are in season and what better way to show your support than to make custom posters for your child’s team using PosterMyWall’s online poster maker. There are many different ways and places the posters can be used. Today we’re going to give you some tips to help you focus on what to include in the poster based on how you want to use it. We’ve previously done a number of posts on how to make different sports posters – you’ll find those links at the end of this post to get you started.

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Promote the Team in School

If you want to use the poster to promote the team in school, your focus should be on the team name and players in the team. Since the poster will be placed within the school it’s more important to place emphasis on photos of the team rather than the name of the school. You can add the school mascot and slogan to add team spirit.

You can also put up flyers of the team in hallways. The poster maker is great for making flyers because we provide free downloads of your poster which print great at regular flyer size. Just click the big Download button in the poster maker when you’re done designing your poster.

Use as Banners for Games

Another excellent use of custom sports posters is to paste them on some cardboard and use them as banners for games, especially away games. For these posters the school name is extremely important. Try placing that in the center of the poster or in bright, bold lettering on the top of the poster. The school mascot should also be prominently displayed. Because this will be held in the midst of a crowd, the photos you use must be close ups or very large and easy to see from a distance.

As a Gift for your Child’s Room

Kids love putting posters up on their room walls. A custom sports poster is a great addition for any sports enthusiast. For these posters make sure to have lots of photos of the entire team. You may want to consider using InstaCollage to make a poster collage. This will give you the ability to add photos directly from your Facebook albums. You’ll also want to add the year, school slogan and mascot to make a truly outstanding poster.

Getting Started

Using the Collage Maker to create a Family Collage

You can easily make a family collage using PosterMyWall’s Collage Maker to display numerous family photos in a fun and creative way. You can use the collage as a center piece for your living room or bedroom wall. Make sure to add different kinds of photos in the collage including baby photos, family pets, birthdays and school events!

Getting Started with Collage Maker

If you’ve never used our Collage Maker before Take the Tour to get yourself started. Here you’ll get a quick and easy summary on the basics of the InstaCollage. Make sure to focus on the topics below; they’ll get you off to a quick start:

  1. Creating a Collage from your Facebook Photos
  2. Adding Your Own Style
  3. Getting Big Prints

Check out these collages (from the public gallery) created and shared by users on PosterMyWall.

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Customize your Collage

Once your basic collage is completed there are lots of stylish changes you can make to personalize the poster even further. All of these modifications are optional, you can make as many or as few as you like.

Add a Photo

The collage maker provides you the option of adding photos on top of your collage. You can add photos from your computer or from the Internet. Once you’ve added the photo, there are lots of effects you can apply to the photo. Below is a list of these effects with explanations:

  • Crop – Cropping lets you cut off unwanted edges of your photo.
  • Erase Background – This is an erasing tool that lets you remove specific parts of the background.
  • Opacity – Lets you adjust how visible or faded the photo is.
  • Edge Effect – Fades the edges of the photo in the shape you select. Also lets you select how faded the edges are.
  • Drop Shadow – Gives the photo a shadow so that it looks like it is slightly raised.
  • Antique Effect – Gives the photo a Black and White or Sepia effect to make it look like an old photo.
  • Posterize Effect – This makes your photo use fewer colors, giving it a very modern effect.
  • Glow – Adds a glowing border to your photo. You can also select the color of the glow.
  • Border – Lets you add a colored round or rectangular border to your photo. You can also adjust the thickness of the border.
Add Text

Another great editing option provided by the Collage Maker is adding text. You can add your family name, the date on which you made the collage or anything else meaningful to your family. Other than basic text editing options such as font type, size, and alignment here are a few more text editing options in the collage maker:

  • Letter Spacing and Line Spacing – Lets you adjust the space between letters and lines.
  • Opacity – Just like with photos, lets you adjust how visible or faded the text is.
  • Bevel – Gives the text a raised effect.
  • Outline – Lets you select a color for outlining your text.
  • Broken Effect – Breaks up the letters of your text to give a slightly splattered effect.
  • Drop Shadow – Gives a shadow to make your text look raised.

The best way to find out if the collage maker is right for your poster making needs is to try it out. It’s completely free and you don’t even need to sign-up to create a poster!

Posters make a memorable Graduation Gift!

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Posters make an awesome graduation gift for a college student. With online tools such as PosterMyWall it is now super easy to collect a few photos and make them into a poster to give as a gift. PosterMyWall even offers easy printing services for different size posters. So get your creative hat on and follow the tips below to make a gift straight from the heart!

Find Baby and School Photos along with College Images
  • Go through your graduate’s photo albums and pick out a few photos celebrating different stages of their life. They’re sure to bring back nostalgic moments and more than a few laughs.
  • Find photos from important school events such as sports or receiving special awards. Let these photos remind your child that they were always your rising star.
  • Find images of the college mascot, logo, or motto and place those on the poster with the year your child is graduating in. All of these make a greater central focus point around which you can place all your photos.
Use Professionally Designed Poster Backgrounds

PosterMyWall has a great number of professionally designed poster backgrounds that you can use to get the graduation gift started. There are a many different categories that would be great to choose from including Celebrations, Sports Teams and Travel. Visit the entire collection of poster backgrounds. Make sure to browse through all the categories to guarantee that you pick the perfect one for your poster. Here’re a few to get you going:

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Get Started With Your Graduation Gift
  • Not sure how to make a poster for the Graduation Gift? Take a Tour of PosterMyWall to view the simple step by step guidelines on how to customize your own poster.
  • Browse through the Public Gallery at PosterMyWall to get inspired from other user’s posters.
  • Join us on our Facebook Fanpage to find out about our latest news and promotions, ask questions, get ideas and share your own thoughts!

Create a Romantic Valentine’s Day Poster Using our Collage Maker

Valentine’s Day is coming up fast! Have you decided what you’re going to give your special someone this year? Whether the relationship is new and exciting or seasoned and comfortable, why not give a personalized poster using PosterMyWall’s Collage Maker that will showcase all the good times you two have shared? There’s nothing more thoughtful and personalized than a poster which will let you and your valentine revisit your memorable moments.

You can even have a themed collage for Valentines Day; consider adding photos from:

  • A memorable vacation
  • A special year in your lives
  • Funny moments
Make Sure to Select Photos that are Right for Your Collage

Remember that the layout of a collage is different than a regular poster. Because there are multiple photos in a collage the photos you select should ideally have both of you in the picture. Also, close up shots tend to catch the eye in a collage, so pick some good ones of you and your partner! The tool is so easy to use it even lets you select photos directly from Facebook!

Use the Collage Maker to Modify the Layout and Borders

The Collage Maker makes your life super easy by laying out all the photos you selected for your collage automatically. You can then shuffle the photos and add borders to further customize your collage for your valentine. Make sure to try all the border settings to see which you like best.

Edit the Color Theme of Your Collage Poster

Once you’ve selected the photos, layout and borders for your poster collage the tool will let you select one of six color themes. Try breaking the standard red theme of Valentines Day and be creative with black & white, sepia or even green! With just one click PosterMyWall will allow you to see a preview of what your Poster Collage is going to look like.

Add a Frame for Highlighting Photos or Inserting a Caption

The final step for your Valentine’s Day collage poster is to add a frame which can be used for adding loving captions or highlighting center photos, which you can add in the last step. There are a number of shapes available; keep it simple or funky – it’s entirely up to you!

Add the Final Touches to Your Poster

The last step will let you make a few more changes to your poster. You can add individual photos and text. Try adding captions to multiple photos or come up with a catchy greeting for your valentine. Modify your collage as little or as much as you want! Browse through the Public Gallery on PosterMyWall for inspiration and let your creativity run free for a gift that will be cherished for years to come. Here’re a few to get you started:

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