Child's silhouette portrait by Pretty FacesFor as long as I can remember, my grandmother had silhouettes of her six kids hung along the fireplace. I loved the fact that just by looking at the profiles of these children I could identify the adults around me.

I was happy to discover how Pretty Faces has modernized this classic heirloom. It’s really cool to see Jackie Fisher take profile pictures of my son and daughter and turn them into pieces of art that I can’t wait to get on my wall. And while she provides excellent instructions on how to submit the best photo, she’s very accommodating if you’ve got changes.

My favorite style is the one with the black and white toile background (shown), but she has colorful options as well, any of which can then become a print, an original canvas, or your own custom notecards.

Pretty Faces silhouette portraits make wonderful Mother’s Day gifts, suiting my IKEA-filled condo as well as my grandmother’s traditional home. Whatever your decor, you’ll have your own modern set to marvel at the profiles of these young children as they grow into adults around you. -Carrie

Find beautiful silhouette gifts from Pretty Faces – there’s still time to get prints and notecards in time for Mother’s Day if you order by 4/30.

For more great Mother’s Day gift ideas, check out our Mother’s Day Gift Guide.