In 15 Minutes, create a
Personalized 21st Birthday Poster Gift
...that they're going to love

Create a personalized poster that celebrates all the remarkable things that happened in 1996, including the birth of your friend who's turning 21!

It's just so easy to personalize, print and frame your poster. We take care of all the fiddly formatting and research the facts, and you get a super cool and unique gift in minutes. It will be the talking point of the party as everyone reminisces over how much the birthday boy/gal has grown up!

This bold and colorful palette is a great choice for bright happy people!

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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

There are lots of colours to choose from and the posters look great framed in black or white.

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

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Is the birthday in 2018? Click here for next year's poster wording.

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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.

Click here for 2018 poster wording examples.

1996 was a remarkable year...
Was Spice Girls debut hit single
Independence day
was highest grossing film
Nintendo 64
Released in Japan
By Los Del Rio
topped Billboard charts
Red and Blue
published by Nintendo for the Game Boy
But most importantly of all
Sophie Turner was born

Here are some more facts from 1996 that you could use to customize your poster:

  • Dallas Cowboys won the Superbowl
  • New York Yankees won the World Series
  • Chicago Bulls won the NBA finals
  • 102nd Five Nations Championship series won by England
  • DVDs launched in Japan
  • In 12 months number of Internet host computers goes from 1 million to 10 million
  • Windows NT 4.0 released by Microsoft
  • The first version of the Java programming language was released.
  • Dolly the sheep became the first mammal to be successfully cloned
  • Popular films included: Twister, Mission: Impossible, Jerry Maguire, 101 Dalmatians, The Rock, The Nutty Professor, The Birdcage, A Time to Kill, The English Patient, and Star Trek: First Contact
  • The 68th Academy Awards were hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, with Braveheart winning Best Picture.
  • Popular songs included: "Killing me Softly" by the Fugees, "Because you loved me" by Celine Dion, "How Bizarre" by O.M.C, and "Wonderwall" by Oasis.

Looking for more facts to use? Check out these links

Example Poster Wording for 2018

Here's an example poster wording for 21st birthdays celebrated in 2018 which you could use as a starting point for writing your own message.

1997 was a remarkable year...
Pathfinder space probe
landed on the surface of Mars
domain name was registered
Harry Potter
first book of the series published in London
Titanic Film
was top grossing film at box office
IBM's Deep Blue
defeated a Chess Grand Master
Comet Hale-Bopp
made its closest approach to Earth
Grand Theft Auto
video game was launched
But most importantly of all
Mary Smith was born

Back to poster maker

Here are some more facts from 1997 that you could use to customize your poster:

  • Green Bay Packers won the Superbowl
  • Florida Marlins won the World Series
  • Chicago Bulls won the NBA finals
  • Australia won the Ashes 3-2
  • France won the Five Nations Championship series
  • The United Kingdom handed sovereignty of Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China.
  • The 13km Confederation Bridge opens between Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, Canada
  • Teletubbies debuted on BBC 2 (in the UK)
  • Popular films included: Titanic, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Men in Black, Tomorrow Never Dies, Air Force One, As Good as It Gets, Liar Liar, My Best Friend's Wedding, The Fifth Element, and The Full Monty
  • Popular songs included: "I'll Be Missing You" by Puff Daddy and Faith Evans, "Candle In The Wind" by Elton John, "Barbie Girl" by Aqua, "Don't Speak" by No Doubt, "Torn" by Natalie Imbruglia, "MMMBop" by Hanson.

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 frames from Amazon
8 x 10" photo frame from Walmart

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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