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
There are 10 specially designed colour palettes to choose from. I love the really bright happy colours of our rainbow palette.
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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 Wordings
1970 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.
1970 was a remarkable year...
President Nixon formed the
Environmental Protection Agency
and the Senate passed the Clean Air Act
The Wonder of You
by Elvis Presley topped charts
Commercial flights commenced on the
Chevrolet Vega & Ford Pinto
cars were first introduced to the US market
The NYC marathon
held for the first time
The Beatles released final album Let It Be
emergency landing successful
World population reached 3.69 billion people
But most importantly of all
John Smith was born
Here are some more great events from 1970 that you could use to customize your poster:
- The first Earth Day was celebrated in the USA
- Black Sabbath released debut album
- Aswan high dam in Egypt was completed
- The Goodies premiered on BBC2
- The Aristocats movie released
- Unix time began at 00:00:00 UTC
- Super Bowl IV - Kansas City Chiefs won over the Minnesota Vikings
- World Series - The American League's Baltimore Orioles defeated Cincinnati Reds
- National Basketball Association - New York Knicks defeated Los Angeles Lakers
- The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the United States began broadcasting
- American Top 40 radio program premiered
- Popular toys included Barbies, Hot Wheels, Frosty Snow Cone makers and GI Joe Astronaut
- The US voting age was lowered to 18 years old
- Simon and Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water won the Grammy for Song of the Year
- On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Hello, Dolly!, M*A*S*H were popular films
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.
Other personalised gift ideas: