Is it arrogant to give a photo of yourself as a gift? Or maybe self-absorbed?

{Please say no, please say no, please say no…}

I’d like to say my habit of giving photos [of me] started when I had a child. But I’m pretty sure it goes back further than that. I distinctly remember framing the best picture Mark and I have ever had taken a few years ago (thank you, Christelle!) and giving it to everyone on our Christmas list.

And before that? There were wedding pictures and senior pictures in high school. (The wedding was not in high school. Just to clarify.)

Oh, and then there’s the collage I gave to Smitty for high school graduation. A collage of photos of the two of us. It’s a big collage…

As much as I generally dislike photos of myself, though, I just can’t believe that it’s conceited to share the few good ones. Especially considering how much I love, love, LOVE getting photos of other people as gifts!

I’ll never get rid of the picture of my freshman family group (Bible study small group) in a plastic frame. With puff paint on it.

And my fridge is covered in pictures of friends and family. It’s just important – and meaningful – to surround myself with visual reminders of the people I love.

Of course, lately my focus has been on pictures of my kiddo. I can’t help it. She’s just so darned cute! So when a former co-worker offered to make a picture I’d posted on Facebook into a canvas, I was really excited.

And when I got the canvas? Well, I really couldn’t believe how great it looked. The image is crystal clear, and just look at that face. That’s why I’m excited to share this offer with you. is offering a $25 coupon off ANY size canvas, plus FREE shipping & handling! This coupon can be applied toward a larger size canvas, creative effects or beautiful frames. I think I’m going to have to buy another one for Mark for Father’s Day! (Considering he didn’t get me anything, not that I’m complaining, for Mother’s Day, I think he’ll be okay with a late gift!)

Do you like giving photos as gifts? Or receiving them? Have you ever made a photo into a canvas?

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