The Unique 50th Birthday Gift
...that makes you look like a creative genius
(but only takes 15 minutes to make)

Create a unique 50th birthday poster gift and download it instantly to print at home or at Kinkos.

Boy, coming up with a good 50th birthday gift is kinda hard. Everything seems to be either boring or else unique but weird. What you want is something that's nice ... but at the same time unusual and memorable, right?

Our poster-maker helps you make a unique 50th birthday gift that's as special as they are and that they'll love. Say goodbye to hours of browsing boring gifts on Amazon and hello to a gift that will be the talk of the party.

  • Gorgeous word-art poster is formatted automatically
  • Choose from a range of designer color palettes
  • Customize the message as much or as little as you like
Create a unique 50th birthday poster gift
I was blown away by how easy it was to make my poster! It would have taken me hours messing around on the computer to make it myself." Vicki, Missouri

There are 10 specially designed colour palettes to choose from. I love the really bright happy colours of our rainbow palette.

Create a unique 50th birthday poster gift
I made this for my Mom - everyone thought it was really cool and asked me how I made it!" Rachel, Idaho

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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:

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 Wordings

1972 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.

1972 was a remarkable year...
The Airbus A300 flew for the first time
Atari released the
arcade game Pong
HP introduced the first scientific hand-held
calculator
Doritos launched its Nacho cheese flavor
The highest grossing film of the year was
The Godfather
ABBA was formed in Stockholm by
Agnetha, Björn, Benny & Anni-Frid
Bobby Fischer became the first American
world chess champion
Don McLean topped billboard charts with
American Pie
M*A*S*H first aired on CBS
But most importantly of all
Mary Smith was born

Here are some more great events from 1972 that you could use to customize your poster:

  • The NBA Champions were the Los Angeles Lakers
  • Nolan Bushnell founded Atari with an investment of $250
  • Chrysler brought electronic ignition to cars
  • The Winter Olympics were held in Sapporo, Japan
  • Magnavox Odyssey was the first commercial home video game console
  • Carnival Cruise Lines set sail
  • Gene Hackman won Best Actor Oscar for The French Connection
  • Jack Nicklaus won the U.S. Open Golf Championship
  • Intel invented the single-chip microprocessor
  • Volkswagen Beetle sales exceed those of the Model T Ford with the 15,007,034th Beetle
  • The first Boston Marathon in which women were officially allowed to compete was held
  • The first Popeyes fried chicken restaurant opened in New Orleans
  • U.S. President Richard M. Nixon was embroiled in the Watergate scandal
  • Curtis Mayfield released the soundtrack to the film Super Fly
  • Comedian George Carlin was arrested for public obscenity
  • A huge solar flare knocked out cable lines in the US
  • The Summer Olympics were held in Munich, West Germany
  • The long-running UK soap opera Emmerdale Farm was broadcast for the first time
  • The first female FBI agents were hired
  • Dallas Cowboys were Superbowl VI Champions defeating the Miami Dolphins
  • Eugene Cernan was the last person to walk on the Moon during Apollo 17's mission
  • Curtis Mayfield released the soundtrack to the film Super Fly

Want even more facts? Check out 1972 on The People History and 1972 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?

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 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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