Mini portraits of your minis

mini custom portraitThe ghosts of bad desk tchotchkes of Father’s Days past still haunt me: Paper weights, coffee mugs, mini voodoo dolls. Sorry Dad! Sometimes you’re hard to shop for.

But grandpas and new dads — not too hard. Especially if they’re sentimental about the kiddos. A framed photo of the brood is always sweet, but if you want to be a wee bit more original, check out the mini custom portraits from Etsy’s Blue Day Designs.

You provide the portrait, and in return the artist sends back a black and white gel transfer on canvas, the perfect size for displaying on the desk or a bookshelf against a mini easel. Good news if you have more than one person to shop for: Additional canvases using the same portrait are only $8.

Now isn’t that nicer than a coffee mug? Oh yeah. –Liz

Find the mini
custom portraits
Etsy’s Blue Day Designs. Order now for Father’s Day! Shipping from Australia can take up to 2 weeks.

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  • Reply May 26, 2010

    Deb D

    Oh I love the mini portrait! What a great idea for hard to buy for relatives.

  • Reply June 9, 2010


    I LOVE THESE!!!! what a great idea. Love your blog.

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