Printing Memories for the Wall & Holiday Gift Idea {Easy Canvas Prints}

{personal image, taken during sunrise on day 1 of our honeymoon at the four seasons in maui}

We have so many pictures from our honeymoon and trips through the years that have continued to sit right here on my computer - I’m so bad about getting things printed out and up on the wall! Our friends have dubbed us the “small picture people” because in the middle of our spacious walls, we have 1 tiny picture hung sporadically through the apartment. It’s actually kind of funny because we never noticed it before until one of our friends pointed it out during one of our get-togethers. Exhibit A:

Tiny picture, big wall.

So, to solve this problem, I decided to get one of our favorite honeymoon pictures from Maui and get it blown up on a canvas print - I used Easy Canvas Prints and have to say, they did an amazing job! Not only were they crazy affordable, but they were quick too - and we now have a sentimental memory hanging on our wall that fills the space a bit more. They really took what started as a pretty picture and turned it in to a piece of art. Exhibit B (taken with iPhone):

Once I realized how great this canvas print came out, not gonna lie - I totally went to town and ordered about 5 more prints as Christmas gifts, including some pictures I had posted on instagram. Check out how awesome this one came out - it was an iPhone picture!

I was seriously impressed and now have plenty of memories to fill our wall with, rather than our tiny little pictures. I will definitely be creating a collage of instagram pictures to fill our other wall.

Anyone else considering something like this for a holiday gift? If you do, make sure to head on over and “like” Easy Canvas Prints on Facebook - you’ll get a code for 50% off & free shipping on your next order! I also have 3 $10 gift cards to share if anyone would like a code. I’ll just draw 3 names randomly based on comments below :)

Happy holiday shopping!


  • Jessica T says on December 1, 2011 Reply

    I had a canvas made of our wedding picture and I really should make more! Yours turned out great.

  • Chelsea says on December 1, 2011 Reply

    This is on my to do list for the holidays — both as gifts to ourselves post-wedding and gifts for friends and family!

  • Christina says on December 1, 2011 Reply

    aw i love this idea! what a great gift! and yours came out looking fabulous!

  • Nicole says on December 1, 2011 Reply

    I love canvas print! They are addicting though, watch out. I also found faux canvas prints the other day (they are just HP printed paper and done right there in the store and you have them within an hour. I was able to get an 11×14 for $10 so I tried it, I figured it was worth a gamble and holy crap they are awesome too :). Yup I’m addicted :)

  • Alicia {The Charity Wedding} says on December 1, 2011 Reply

    No joke, I just ordered 4 of them! I can’t wait to get them but I also have a feeling I too will want even more after I get them!

  • Diana says on December 1, 2011 Reply

    I keep hearing a lot about them and I signed up for their emails, but I am the same, I still havent put together a wedding album yet… My sister just got married and already put hers together online and had it printed and shipped to her!! I would love a canvas from our wedding of us and the kids :) Love your honeymoon shot! And thats amazing what they did with your iphone shot! xoxo

    Do I have to say im interested in the coupon code?!

  • Ashley Burr says on December 1, 2011 Reply

    oooh pick me pick me! perfect for my newly re-done bedroom!

  • Melissa says on December 1, 2011 Reply

    I’d LOVE this! I recently got my engagement photos back and was wanting to blow some of them up to display at the wedding!

  • Sara says on December 1, 2011 Reply

    I’ve been meaning to do this for awhile now! Thanks for the reminder! I think these make great-great holiday gifts! Especially for the parents and grandparents in our group, who still don’t have any photos from our wedding!

  • Carly S says on December 1, 2011 Reply

    I would love to be in the running! Thanks!

  • Koru Kate ⎨Koru Wedding⎬ says on December 1, 2011 Reply

    I’ve been wanting a canvas print so badly- wedding or honeymoon!

  • Nikki says on December 1, 2011 Reply

    Lol, my walls look the same way. I don’t like to put holes in them ;)

  • La Tache says on December 1, 2011 Reply

    I am so doing this!!! Thank you!! And yours turned out awesome! Even the iPhone picture!!

    And the small picture on your big wall is pretty funny! ahaha! :-) I am glad you can find a new home for it!

  • Lena says on December 1, 2011 Reply

    What a wonderful idea! John and I really need to get better about taking photos–there’s not a single snapshot of our engagement, our recitals, not even our you know what!

    That sounds awful.

  • Laura says on December 1, 2011 Reply

    beautiful! I have been trying to find a good place to do some canvas printing. I will go check them out :)

  • Leah says on December 1, 2011 Reply

    Love your canvas print- it definitely spices up the wall! Someday when I’m out of dorm living I’m going to get a canvas print too! :)

  • Miriam Corona says on December 1, 2011 Reply

    So fun Jacin! I love the canvas prints and have always wanted to print a few for our home :) You’re not going to believe it, but I have pics from our trip to Maui that look just like yours! Only I made a photobook. PS. I still love the tiny wall frame pic.

  • Lissa (Bellenza) says on December 1, 2011 Reply

    Fantastic gift idea! Thanks for pointing out the obvious: everyone loves a memorable photo!

  • Kiele Gregoire says on December 2, 2011 Reply

    how inspiring! I totally want to do this with some of our pictures, so much better than frames!

  • Monique {Oh Darling Bride} says on December 2, 2011 Reply

    Love it!

  • Kewain {@nolabellesoiree} says on December 2, 2011 Reply

    I have been wanting to put a canvas potrait up behind my sofa because the wall seems so blah with just the decorative boxes. May use this idea in the new year.

  • Cris of Kiss My Tulle says on December 3, 2011 Reply

    I’d love a gift card - hoping to gift my dad with a canvas of our daddy/daughter dance from my May wedding for Christmas.

  • Katie Mattaini says on December 4, 2011 Reply

    I’m definitely going to use this for Christmas gifts!! What a great idea!

  • erica says on December 5, 2011 Reply

    first heard about this recently on another blog and have been planning to do this for a wedding gift! hope to win!

  • JJ says on December 6, 2011 Reply

    Oh I love that you showed the tiny pic big wall! I have some of those too. That canvas looks great! Now you get to enjoy that trip every day. Hawaii is one of our favorite places. We have sooo many photos, I’d love to do a canvas!

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