In 15 Minutes, create a
Personalized 70th Birthday Poster Gift
...that they're going to love
Create a personalized poster that celebrates all the remarkable things that happened in 1948, including the birth of your friend who's turning 70!
Print it, frame it, and you've got a ready-made gift that's so unique and special. It will be the talk of the party as everyone reminisces on how much has changed over the years!
Here's what your poster will look like. This palette in shades of blues, but there are lots of choices so scroll down to see more options:
This bold and colorful palette a great choice for bright, happy people!
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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
1952 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.
1952 was a remarkable year...
Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh, became
Queen Elizabeth II
Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl
was first published in English
I Love Lucy
had the first TV episode to be seen in 10M homes
Mr. Potato Head
was the first toy advertised on American TV
Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds were
Singin' in the Rain
The beloved classic children's book
was first published in the US
An American in Paris
won the Oscar for Best Film
But most importantly of all
Mary Smith was born
Here are some more great events from 1952 that you could use to customize your poster:
- A mechanical heart was used for the first time in a human in the US
- Adidas purchased its famous 3-stripe logo for less than US$2000
- The first passenger jet flight route between London and Johannesburg began
- Ann Davison became the first woman to single-handedly sail the Atlantic Ocean
- Puerto Rico became a self-governing commonwealth of the US
- Jimmy Boyd sang "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"
- Agatha Christie's murder-mystery play The Mousetrap opened
- Arsenal were the English football league champions
- American Bandstand premiered on a Philadelphia TV station
- The New York Yankees were World Series Champions
- General Dwight D. Eisenhower won the United States presidential election
- The first successful surgical separation of Siamese twins was conducted in Ohio
- Minneapolis Lakers won the NBA Championship
- The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway was published
- Finland hosted the Summer Olympics
- Music magazine NME went on sale for the first time in the UK
- Tony The Tiger said of Kellogg's Frosted Flakes "They're gr-r-r-eat!"
- The USA barred Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country
- An American in Paris won the Oscar for Best Film
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.
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 personalized gift ideas: