In 15 Minutes, create a
Personalized 40th Birthday Gift that They'll Love
...even if you're not feeling creative
So, you're looking for a personalized 40th birthday gift. You want something unique, memorable, and creative. You want something thoughtful, tasteful, and one of a kind.
But most of all you want something that they'll really love.
Our 40th birthday poster-maker helps you create a beautiful, personalized gift. Say goodbye to gift-choosing anxiety and hello to a gift that I'm 99% sure they'll love (based on customer feedback). You get
- A choice of 10 gorgeous designer palettes
- A fun poster message that you can customize as much as you like
- Instant download of your poster to print at home
Here's what your poster will look like once you've framed it. This color palette in shades of grey is a good choice when making a 40th birthday gift for a man or woman who likes crisp modern design.
This bold and colorful palette is a good choice when making a 40th birthday gift for anyone who likes a bit of color in their lives!
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Is their birthday next year? Click here for next year's poster wording.
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:
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
2019 wording example
Select and copy the poster wording below, then return to the poster maker.
1979 was a remarkable year...
won the Nobel Peace Prize
It was the "International Year of the Child"
the Happy Meal
Voyager 1 photographed
Pink Floyd released "The Wall"
World population reached 4.3 billion
"My Sharona" by The Knack
Topped Billboard Charts
Black & Decker released
"The Muppet Movie" released
launched in Japan
But most importantly of all
John Smith was born
Here are some more great events from 1979 that you could use to customize your poster:
- The Snowboard was invented
- The first modern Soduku puzzle appeared in print
- Margaret Thatcher became England's first ever female prime minister
- Michael Jackson released his breakthrough solo album Off the Wall
- Smallpox was finally eradicated
- The movie "Alien" was released
- Douglas Adams published "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
2018 wording example
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.
1978 was a remarkable year...
Developed by the Military
First test tube baby born
Dallas Debuted on CBS
Grease released in cinemas
Starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
Garfield comic strip first published
Released in Japan
Artificial insulin invented
Home brewing federally legalized
by Andy gibb topped music charts
Pope John Paul II elected
Superman released in cinemas
Argentina won the World Cup
World population reached 4.4 billion
But most importantly of all
John Smith was born
Here are some more facts from 1978 that you could use to customize your poster:
- Dallas Cowboys won the Superbowl
- New York Yankees won the World Series
- Washington Bullets won the NBA finals
- The first computer bulletin board system (CBBS) created in Chicago
- First radio episode of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", by Douglas Adams, is transmitted on BBC Radio 4.
- Popular films included: Grease, Superman, National Lampoon's Animal House, Every Which Way but Loose, Heaven Can Wait, Hooper, Jaws 2, Revenge of the Pink Panther, The Deer Hunter, Halloween
- Popular songs included: "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees, "You're the One That I Want" by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, "Y.M.C.A" by the Village People, "Rivers of Babylon" by Boney M, "Night Fever" by the Bee Gees
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 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.
Where to buy a frame
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.
Posters for Other Occasions
Other personalised gift ideas: