In 15 Minutes, create a
Personalized 30th Birthday Poster Gift
...that they're going to love

Create a personalized poster that celebrates all the remarkable things that happened in 1986, including the birth of your friend who's turning 30!

Print it, frame it, and you've got an awesome and unique gift.

Here's what your poster will look like. This palette in shades of blue and green is a stylish choice if you're making a gift for a guy:

personalized poster 30th birthday gift

personalized poster 30th birthday gift

I wanted to write and let you know that my friend LOVED his birthday did all his friends and family at the birthday party!" Jana, Virginia

This bold and colorful palette is a good choice when making a 30th birthday gift for a woman or anyone who loves bright and colorful decor.

personalized poster 30th birthday gift

personalized poster 30th birthday gift

Everyone thought this was really cool and asked me how I made it! Rachel, Idaho

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Everyone loved the poster and it looked very professional in the frame I used. The birthday girl even teared up a bit as she read it! Pamela, Indiana

Questions and Answers

I have no idea what to write in my poster. Can you help?
Sure - check out my poster examples for inspiration.

How do I print and frame my poster so that it looks as nice as in your photos?
It's actually pretty easy. See my specific printing and framing tips. Here's what a past customer had to say:

I hate it when things don't turn out as good as what they look like in the photo, but this actually turned out better than I expected and my husband loved it! Vicki, Missouri

Is my printer good enough?
Almost certainly. The trick is to use good quality paper. See my printing tips.

What if I buy it but then it looks bad when I print it?
I'll give you 100% of your money back immediately, no questions asked. Just email me.

What are the print size options?
8 × 10 inches is a popular size for photo prints, so it's a good choice if you want to print your poster at a photo print shop. Also it's usually easy to find 8 x 10" photo frames.
8.5 × 11 is a common printer paper size in the USA, so it's a good choice if you live in the USA and you want to print your poster at home.
A4 is 210 × 297 millimeters or 8.27 × 11.69 inches. It's a popular printer paper size in most countries other than the USA.
After you purchase you can download your poster in all 3 sizes for no extra cost.

Can I print a different size other than the ones you offer?
Sure! Take your downloaded file to a print shop and they'll be able to print it in whatever size you ask them to.

What if I give it to them but they don't like it?
I'll give you 100% of your money back immediately, no questions asked. Just email me. Seriously.

What's your guarantee or returns policy?
Our "love it" guarantee: If the recipient doesn't LOVE their poster, email me and I'll refund every penny immediately, no questions asked, no matter how long it was since you purchased.

Why should I pay for this when I could just make it myself?
If you've got the skills, go for it! Just don't underestimate how many hours it will take (hint: probably 2 hrs, and even then it might not look quite right). Just to give you an idea: when I created this poster-maker it took me 2 hours just to find the perfect font, and then about 1hr to create each of the color palettes. But then again maybe I'm just a perfectionist.

Example Poster Wording

Here's an example poster wording that you can use as a starting point for writing your own message. It's already pre-filled into the poster maker . I've repeated it here just so that you can read it more clearly.

Scroll down further to see our updated poster text for 2017 birthdays.

1986 was a remarkable year...
Halley's Comet
appeared in our night skies
6.5 million people formed a human chain in
Hands Across America
The Oprah Winfrey Show
premiered in syndication
Top Gun
was the highest grossing film of the year
The Soviet Union launched the
Mir Space Station
The Statue of Liberty
celebrated its 100th birthday
Pixar Animation
Studios was founded in California
But most importantly of all
John Smith was born

Here are some more facts from 1986 that you could use to customize your poster

  • Rutan Voyager completed the first non-stop flight around the
  • world
  • The first Martin Luther King Day was observed
  • Bobby Ewing's death in Dallas was all a dream
  • Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey
  • The Chicago Bears won Super Bowl XX
  • The New York Mets won the World Series
  • The Boston Celtics became NBA champions
  • Mike Tyson became the youngest Heavyweight Champion in history

Looking for more facts to use? Check out these links

Example Poster Wording for 2017

Here's our example poster wording that you can use to make a birthday poster for someone born in 1987. Just copy and paste the text into the poster maker and then add the birthday boy/gal's name!

1987 was a remarkable year...
Walk like an Egyptian
By The Bangles
topped Billboard charts
Three Men and a Baby
was highest grossing film
The Simpsons
seen on tv for first time
Final Fantasy
video game released
Contact lenses
first available to buy
Kitty Litter invented
World population reached
five billion
But most importantly of all
Tom Felton was born

And here are some more facts from 1987 that you could use to customize your poster further:

  • Prozac introduced to USA market... specifically so that your parents could cope with the stress of raising you!
  • Microsoft released Windows 2.0
  • Perl programming language created by Larry Wall
  • The Bold and the Beautiful debuted on CBS
  • Full House aired first episode
  • Popular films: Fatal Attraction, Lethal Weapon, Dirty Dancing, RoboCop, Three Men and A Baby, Beverly Hills Cop II
  • Popular music: "Bad" by Michael Jackson, "Do it to me" by Lionel Richie, "La Bamba" by Los Lobos, "Livin' On A Prayer" by Bon Jovi, "Lean On Me" by Club Nouveau, "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley
  • Superbowl XXI Champions: New York Giants
  • NBA Champions: Los Angeles Lakers
  • World Series won by Minnesota Twins
  • Rugby Union World Cup won by New Zealand

Looking for more facts to use? Check out these links

Printing Your Poster

Is my printer good enough?

Most home inkjet printers these days are excellent quality, even the cheaper ones. The key to getting really good quality prints is to use the right paper...

What kind of paper should I use?

canon semi gloss photo paper

I recommend using matte photo paper. The vibrancy of the colors and crispness of text you get when using photo paper are leagues ahead of what you get using regular office paper. Ideally you should use the same brand of photo paper as your printer, or else stick to a well-known brand like Canon, HP, or Epson.

If you're giving an unframed print as a gift, then it's important for the paper to feel thick and high quality. It's worth getting the best quality matte paper that you can afford, like "Canon Luster Photo Paper" or "Canon Semi Gloss ".

If you're giving a framed print as a gift, then the thickness of the paper is less important so long as the colors are vibrant. In that case a thinner photo paper like "Canon Matte Photo Paper" would be a good option - that's the paper I personally use most of the time.

Can I just print it at Kinkos instead?

Yes! That's a good option too, and many of our customer choose to do this.

Framing Your Poster

What type of frame

Personally I like "matted" frames, which are are ones that have a white border around the poster. I think they look great, and they also make your gift feel bigger and more substantial. If you ever visit an high-end photography gallery you'll notice that this is the type of frame that they use, simply because they look fantastic.

diagram showing frame matting

Where to buy a frame

In the USA, you can get a great-looking frame for about $14. I recommend
8 x 10" photo frame from Walmart
8 x 10" photo frames from Amazon

In the UK, the best place I've found to get frames is Hobbycraft. You can get a 30 x 40 cm frame (to hold an A4 poster) for about £10.

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