Giving the Gift of Personalization

Giving the gift of personalization is something some people are incredibly good at and something with which others of us struggle. Being that this week I am in crunch mode for the only local craft show I am doing this year, I’m going to take time to just give you some ideas from my portfolio of projects that have personalization. But, please keep in mind that the deadline to order anything personalized for Christmas deadlines is November 23rd! (That’s this Saturday!)

While I have not updated the album in quite a while, I do have many many more projects that can be viewed inside this Facebook album called Portfolio of Wooden Signs and Wall Art. 

I’m going to show you lots of personalized gifts that include names and dates. However, that is not the only way to show thought! So let’s get started.

How about a round sign? These can be done in 15, 18 or 24-inches and OH MY GOODNESS, I have done so many of these!

white washed sign painted with personalized name round sign personalized with last name and wedding date round wooden sign personalized with child's name round wooden sign personalized with family names round wooden sign personalized with family name and family tree round wooden sign personalized with last name two round wooden signs personalized with family names and wedding dates round wooden signs personalized with girls' names and monogram round wooden sign personalized with dog silhouettes round wooden sign personalized with family name and bible verse    two round wooden signs personalized with boys' names round wooden sign personalized with last name, initial and wedding date round wooden sign personalized with last name and wedding date round wooden sign personalized with last name and home sweet home

Okay, so round isn’t your thing? How about giving the gift of personalization with a planked sign?

three planked wooden signs personalized with last name and established dates

Keep in mind that gifts of personalization do not have to actually have names and dates. While I (along with my team) do a ton of those, there are plenty of sayings that people love – they, too, make great personalized gifts! Bible verses, lyrics from songs, or even something like this Irish blessing can show that you put some serious thought into giving a gift that can last a lifetime.

large planked wooden sign with an Irish Blessing painted on it planked wooden sign personalized with family tree and family name planked wooden sign painted with "no wake zone" planked wooden sign personalized with last name and established date

Maybe a custom tray? They come in both round and planked, smaller and larger…

Round trays look great as a table centerpiece, on a coffee table, or even propped up in an easel. Set one on a guest bed for a welcoming feel! I’ve even done several that have served as a wedding “guest book.”

round wooden tray personalized with family name round wooden tray personalized with last name as wedding guest book planked wooden tray personalized with last name and Irish shamrocks Planked wooden tray personalized with last name and established date round wooden tray personalized with last name and a wine theme round wooden tray personalized with first names and a wine theme

Perhaps something simpler can be your gift of personalization this year – a single board can be a beautiful gift – framed or unframed!

rectangular wooden sign personalized with last name and saying rectangular wooden sign personalized with a saying for a coach framed wooden sign personalized with "this is us" and family names rectangular wooden sign with personalized saying and last name Wooden sign personalized with last name and established date rectangular wooden sign personalized for a teacher with last name framed wooden sign personalized with last name rectangular wooden sign personalized with last name rectangular wooden sign personalized with city and city coordinates rectangular wooden sign personalized with last name and wedding date wooden signs personalized with baby birth details framed wooden sign personalized with dog names framed wooden sign personalized with baby saying wooden sign with overlapping family name and initial

I am in love with our newest items! These farmhouse shelf signs look great in an entry, mudroom, kitchen, laundry, bathroom…somebody stop me!

These make great housewarming or wedding gifts and, once again, they do not need to have a name to be considered a gift of personalization!

wooden shelf sign personalized with last name and wedding date wooden shelf sign personalized with last name and wedding date wooden shelf sign personalized with HOME saying wooden shelf sign personalized with GATHER saying

I could go on forever but I think I will close with our farmhouse clocks…oh, goodness I love these so much, too (insert bias)!

round wooden clock personalized with saying about friendship round wooden clock personalized with last name and wedding date round wooden sign personalized with saying about family round wooden sign personalized with WELCOME HOME

I hope that gives you some ideas for giving the gift of personalization this holiday season! And, if you’d prefer to create one of our kits yourself, you can learn how to create a white washed effect in last week’s post or stain your background whatever color you’d like!

13 thoughts on “Giving the Gift of Personalization”

  1. Laura, I have a log from an Apple tree that was taken down from our children’s grandparents yard. It is possible for you to use our wood and make it a circle with one of your samples above Such as the “E” with overlapping Espy. I wanted the the parents names on the top of circle & their two boys on the bottom with thrust last name initial and name in middle. In a darker stain? It’s important to be on the apple tree wood we have for sentimental reasons. Please let me know if it’s possible and the cost. Thank you.

  2. I love all the personalized signs. Now I just have to place my custom order that I have been wanting to do for 2 years now.

  3. I think your design and all of the different ways people can Express themselves through this craft is what made me fall in love with it.

  4. My absolute favorite is the square one at the top, that says I’d choose you, in a million life times etc.
    I really want one of those.

  5. I absolutely love my personalized signs. I have many of your designs throughout my house. Some were gifts, others were not, but they all have meaning for me and my family.

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