There are many important things in life, your job, your health, your family, but friendship is among one of the most valuable gifts. Your friends occupy a special place in your life. They aren’t your family, but shared experiences, helping each other, and opening up to them can make your bonds even stronger than those with your own family. A friend is someone with you through thick and thin, someone who cares about you, someone who will look out for you. A friend will give you advice, help support you through a breakup, and celebrate with you when you accomplish a milestone. Together, you help each other through the journey that is life. Because of this, they should feel as loved as they make you feel. But what is the best way to show how much you appreciate your friends?
The memories and all too fleeting moments that you share with your friends, such as the time when you went hiking together, when you celebrated their birthday or wedding, or when you helped them overcome a fear, should all be treasured. Usually, to remember things and momentous ocassions, people will take a photo or a video. But they cannot possibly fully capture all those moments and do them justice. However, photos made with words can help you and your friends remember and cherish these experiences by adding a depth of intimacy and feeling with the right words. Below are some of the biggest reasons you should consider images made from text as gifts for your friends.
Preserve fond memories with images made from text
“Remember that time when we went camping together and stayed up all night under the stars? What about that time when we swam across that lake together?” These experiences, the emotions you feel, and the things that you go through together are truly what connect friends together and strengthen their bonds. Sadly, these moments are too fleeting in the hustle and bustle of your daily life and disappear quickly. You might not even be able to remember how you felt during a particular occasion in a year or two, even if at the moment it affected you deeply at the time. Maybe you took a picture to capture those moments: clapping your friend on the back after a big game or the gorgeous view you saw on a hike in the mountains. But was that enough for you to relive that moment? Was that enough for you to remember all the emotions you felt or all the little details that have gotten hazy over the years? A picture is worth a thousand words, yes, but words can add layers upon layers of context and meaning to a single photo.
Friendships are made of these little moments. You may not realize it now, but years down the road, even the most mundane memories can be treasured. But when you create a picture with words, you can treasure the most meaningful memories with your friends that pictures themselves just can’t fully describe. When you add words to photos, you immediately make them more personal. Whether it be writing an inside joke, describing what you saw, heard, and felt, or sharing what your friends mean to you, your gift will be sure to touch the hearts of whomever you give it to and strengthen your bond with them.
The friends that have been with you through thick and thin should be appreciated. A normal photo is a nice gift, but isn’t very personal. Anyone can take a photo of your friend, but only you know what experiences you share, what they find funny, what comforts them, and what means a lot to them. That is why knowing what to write about is such an essential part of creating a picture with words. For example, when writing words to put onto your images made from text, a generic quote or passage usually can’t capture what your friends really mean to you. So when you come up with the text for your pictures with words, make sure to take your time and put in the words that you know are meaningful to your friend to make a unique and inspiring final product. Knowing and remembering the things you’ve been through with them and things is one of the most heartfelt ways to show them that you care, that you have their back, and that they are not alone.
Years down the road, this gift will be able to unlock a flood of memories better than any other photo, keepsake, or letter. By combining the visual memory of a photograph with the feelings and thoughts that can be encapsulated by the written word, this gift will be able to remind your friends about you, even if you’ve drifted apart over the years or haven’t seen each other in a long time. Whether they might be digging it out of a box in the attic or taking a look at it on the wall of their living room, this gift will be sure to touch their hearts just as strongly as the day they received it when they take in the image and read the words.
Give a long-lasting gift
Our prints are durable and resistant to light damage, allowing them to last for decades in the same brand new condition. We use the Giclee printing technique, a renowned high quality way to print detailed images used by professional artists around the world. With quality, UV resistant inks, our pictures are sure to remain bright and vibrant throughout the years, resisting fading or yellowing when exposed to sunlight. Backed by a rigid, durable board, our products are more than flimsy photos printed on paper, but true works of art. Finally, the paper and frame we use are designed for durability without sacrificing aesthetics. Our pictures can fit in anywhere, whether it be in an office, work, or home environment. When you make a picture with words and give them to your friends, you will be giving them not only a unique, meaningful gift, but also one that will last a lifetime.