I have made over 40,000 photo collages in the past two decades!
8" Letter can hold about 10 large photos or 15-20 smaller photos
13” Letter Can Hold About 10-15 large Photos or 15-30 much smaller photos
18” Letter can hold about 20-25 Large photos or 25-30 medium size photos
This means the more photos you send the smaller they will be on the letter. I may use less photos then the amount of photos you sent (if you sent more than I requested) or I may request more photos.
You can choose the height and thickness of your item and if you want the item to hang on a wall (choose the sawtooth option) or if you want the item to stand (choose the stand option)
These wooden photo collages are hand cut and handmade in my home by using a trendy bold font. Your photos will be thoughtfully arranged to the letter(s) of your choice after they are enhanced, resized, color changed and hand cut. These distinctive letters are a unique piece to transform your space into a home by replacing the conventional photo frame. You just send us your photos and we do the rest.
Through the grace of technology, you can get photos your friends and loved ones from mostly any public social media platform including face book, Instagram or any online website.
So how does it work?
After your order is placed, you will be sent a dropbox link (an online file sharing program that will allow you to share a bulk load of photos with me at once.) where you can upload your photos. You may choose to forgo the dropbox link and send them anyway that is convenient to you. I do not require them to be in any format but I do work with JPEG and if you send them in another format, I can change them over for you. I want this process to be the easiest and the best Etsy experience you have ever had. It is that simple! If you feel you aren’t that tech savvy, no fear! You can also send me your photos via email: BBCC [!at] neo.rr.com and if you are sending them via GOOGLE drive please send them to InitialRemembrance [!at] gmail.com because I cannot open them without a gmail account.
Your photos will be resized, cropped if needed, hand cut on the letter of your choice. I will also enhance your photo whenever possible, but please note that I am not a magician; I cannot do much with distressed, old blurry and pixilated photos. Those photos typically look best if they are in black and white. If you are ordering black and white, I will transform your color photos into black and white. Color photos are also an option. Each photo is resized and cropped and is *handcut.*
If you have any questions about the process please convo me and request a custom order. Also, if you like what you see, I’d really appreciate your clicking on the heart under the description and favoring my shop and the items you are viewing – you may be sent a coupon for favoring my shop and the item <3.
Please note that I may use your product as an example in my shops, please let me know if you wish for not to use them. Thank you!
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
You can clean your items by wiping them down by using a very small amount of water on a soft cloth to wipe if needed.
It is advised not to lay items on top of each other.
As for any photo, keep your items away from sunlight and moisture.
Place your order
Choose; quantity, size, character, and/or color in the drop down menu and click the green add to cart button. Follow check out instructions.
If you have a question, please click on the contact seller button on my home page.
If you don't see a character/shape (or size) option you'd like, I can write up a custom listing just for you by clicking on request a custom order below the listing photo. If you'd like to order more than one item to receive a discount and combined shipping, please request a custom listing as well.
You may send your photos to BBCC@neo.rr.com or I can send you a dropbox link by using your email address provided at checkout or you may send me your email address in the note to seller section at checkout.
You may choose to send your photos in any online platform as well including Photobucket, Google Drive, Amazon Cloud, Whatsup app on Iphone, Facebook message. ~ I'm pretty flexible. Just let me know which way you will be sending your photos in the note to seller section at checkout and when you expect to send them so I know when I can begin.
Photos - Please understand that your photo amount is an estimate! When I say a project will take a certain amount of photos, it is a good estimate. Everyone has different photos and different photo sizes. Some customers have all horizontal (portrait) photos, vertical (landscape) photos, panorama, square or a mix of all; so I am guessing how many photos I think you I will need. Please either label your photos from 1-20 (example) (most important to least important) or do not send photos that you do not wish to use on the project. If I need more photos I will ask for more but I may not use them all. Please note that certain photos (for example landscape or portrait photos) fit better in certain places.
Yes! If you need an item sooner then the estimated turn around time provided (with the shipping information), it is appreciated if you purchase a rush order listing as well as the listing item. My rush order fee's vary by the amount of effort an item takes to make so please choose the correct rush fee per item in the drop down menu of this listing:
Please understand that by rushing your purchase, I do not put your order in front of another customer's order, I often stay up later then I usually do or take time away from my family to work on your purchase. To justify this, I charge a rush order fee. Thanks for understanding!
If you would like your order expedited, please purchase this listing in addition to the rush order listing and your purchase;
2 Day Express Shipping upgrade up to 3lbs. www.etsy.com/listing/235200076
* I do not personally guarantee that orders will arrive by your expected due date because I am at the mercy of a third party to deliver your package and things do happen. Please keep this is mind when doing your last minute shopping. When I say I *think* the item will arrive by your due date, it is a guesstimate of how long orders have taken in the past to reach the destination ~ anything can happen.
Please please please make sure that your delivery address is correct. I am not responsible for packages that are not delivered on time or lost in the mail because you failed to make sure that your shipping address was correct at the time of purchase. You are responsible to make sure your address is correct, I am not. Just like any other online platform that you place an order through, you must make sure your address is correct. If your item is returned to me I will re-ship the item, but you will be re-billed for the shipping charges to re-ship the item back to the corrected address. You will not be refunded on custom or personalized orders if they are returned to back to me.
Thank you for understanding.
All due dates must be approved by me. Please do not add a due date to your notes unless I have approved and agreed to the dead line.
PROOFS and PREVIEWS
I do not send proofs that is why I ask for all information, requests, and instructions up front in limited Etsy convos. Your photos are to be put in order of preference and if they aren't please note that some may be eliminated.
Proofs slow down the process by at least 2-3 days and are not necessary.
I have sold thousands of items and customers have trusted my artistry skills to do it right the first time.
A PREVIEW can be sent upon request, however when a preview is sent, no changes can made, as your item is already being shipped.
ALL CORRESPONDENCE, INSTRUCTIONS OR DIRECTION MUST BE MADE IN ETSY CONVO’S/MESSAGES NOT EMAIL! DO NOT LEAVE ANY INSTRUCTIONS OR DIRECTIONS IN EMAIL. I will not honor any instructions via email, ONLY PHOTOS ARE TO BE SENT via EMAIL. I get too many emails a day and I do not have time to search several different places to make sure I get all your notes or instructions. It is also best that you keep all your information regarding your order in limited Etsy convos so the information can be easily accessed. The very best place to put any instructions is in the note to seller section at checkout. Thank you for understanding.
You can scan actual hard copies of your photos on your phone! See below:
How to scan documents on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
Open Notes and select a note or create a new one.
Tap the Camera button , then tap Scan Documents .
Place your document in view of the camera.
If your device is in Auto mode, your document will automatically scan. ...
Tap Save or add additional scans to the document.
There are many other free scanning apps for the Iphone and android; Here are a few more
1. Adobe Scan (Android and iOS)
2. Microsoft Office Lens (Android and iOS)
3. CamScanner (Android and iOS)
4. SwiftScan (Android and iOS)