The idea works, we think, so the next question was how to present it in our store? Our original thinking was to make the poem into a card – to celebrate pregnancy. But it was one of our readers who pointed out that the poem would work just as well for a father sending a card to a daughter at any of the big occasions in her life – a 16th birthday, when she was leaving home, when she was getting married…
And then someone suggested allowing customers to add their own scans, to really personalize it. Possible using the Zazzle shop, but not necessarily that easy … unless the customer has good Photoshop experience. Because of the curvature of the first lines, you’d need to create a transparent area on your photograph to allow the words of the poem to show through. You may also need to modify the background colour of your ultrasound photo so that it merges well with our work.
Because it was a bit more complex, we didn’t offer it as an option for a greetings card. We had a feeling that we might get into trouble spending all our time explaining how to do it. But we have offered a customization option on the 12″x8″ poster version (which is the largest size we feel safe with for an ultrasound photo).
If you can manage with Photoshop or Gimp yourself, you can just go ahead and do it – at no extra cost – as you make the purchase from our store. If you need our help, we’ll be glad to give it, but we will need to add a charge for the time it takes to do the work. Just email us at email@example.com, attaching the photo you’d like us to merge in, and we’ll send back a quotation.
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