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 on the year they were born, including the fact that they were born!

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!

Create a personalized poster 21st birthday gift
I wanted to write and let you know that my friend LOVED his birthday poster.....as 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.

Create a personalized poster 21st birthday gift
Everyone thought this was really cool and asked me how I made it! Rachel, Idaho

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Is their birthday next year? 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

2002 wording example (for someone turning 21 in 2023)

Select and copy the poster wording below, then return to the poster maker.

2002 was a remarkable year...
Halle Berry
Was the first African American to win
Best Actress at the Academy Awards
American Idol
Aired on Fox for the first time
Avril Lavigne
Rose up the charts with "Sk8er Boi"
SpaceX was founded by
Elon Musk
Eminem broke into the mainstream with
Eminem Show
World's first camera phone released
My Precious
Said Gollum in Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
But most importantly of all
Mary Smith was born

Here are some more great events from 2002 that you could use to customize your poster:

  • Ben Affleck voted Sexiest Man Alive
  • It took a website 16 seconds to load
  • Friendster was the top social network
  • "Sharoooon" shouted Ozzy in the "The Osbournes"
  • Amazon posted first ever profit
  • Paris Hilton got us all wearing low-rise jeans

Want even more facts? Check out 2002 on The People History and 2002 on Wikipedia.

2001 wording example (for someone turning 21 in 2022)

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.

2001 was a remarkable year...
Harry Potter
and the Philosopher's Stone film was released
The iPod & iTunes
were introduced by Apple
Britney Spears
danced with a python at the
MTV Music Video Awards
Brad Pitt guest-starred on the year's biggest show
Friends
Pizza Hut was delivered to the
International Space Station
Beautiful Day
won a Record of the Year Grammy for U2
Wikipedia was launched
Microsoft released the Xbox
But most importantly of all
Mary Smith was born

Here are some more events from 2001 that you could use to customize your poster:

  • Top movies of the year included The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Shrek, Monsters Inc, Legally Blonde and Ocean's 11
  • The Best Film Oscar was awarded to Gladiator
  • Baltimore Ravens were Superbowl XXXV Champions
  • George W. Bush was sworn in as the 43rd President of the United States
  • Disney's California Adventure opened as part of the Disneyland Resort
  • The NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft became the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid
  • The United Nations and Kofi Annan jointly won a Nobel Prize for Peace

Want even more facts? Check out 2001 on The People History and 2001 on Wikipedia.

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?

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 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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