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The Perfect {Sentimental} Christmas Gift & Giveaway!

by | Nov 19, 2011 | Decorating Inspiration

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The Perfect {Sentimental} Christmas Gift & Giveaway!
Sometimes changes in life are bitter sweet. I recently went online to create a photo of my kids with a personalized frame. I cried when it arrived in the mail, it means so much to me! What makes this gift particularly sentimental is what it represents. It is not just a photo of my three kids together. It is a photo of my three kids on the front porch of our family’s beach house, the last time they were there. The frame says it all:

“Memories at the Beach: May you always have a shell in your pocket and sand in your shoes.”

Sigh. That beach house has been our vacation home and the place where we’ve built family memories for about 16 years. Soon it will be sold and no longer ours. We will make new memories and go new places, I’m sure, but as you can imagine, leaving this house is a bitter sweet time for us. It is hard to say good-bye to a home that means so much to your family, but the time has come to move forward!

It is good and necessary to close chapters of our lives at times, but always emotional to say goodbye to something you love. Creating this little memento is my way of reminding myself, my family, and my kids that we are leaving the house behind, but not the memories or the love! Those things remain. Ok. Now I’m getting all weepy.

The Perfect {Sentimental} Christmas Gift & Giveaway!

When it comes to picking out gifts that your closest friends, parents, family members and grandparents will certainly love and cherish for a very long time, you can never go wrong with a personalized gift. If you are looking for the perfect gift this Christmas or any time of the year for just about anyone you love, be sure to check out all the custom home decor products you can find at Rendi Style! Their gifts will really show how much you care.

The Perfect {Sentimental} Christmas Gift & Giveaway!

The Perfect {Sentimental} Christmas Gift & Giveaway!

The Perfect {Sentimental} Christmas Gift & Giveaway!

Rendi Style has everything from customized signs, to Christmas, birthday, wedding and anniversary presents to special gifts for grandparents, children, and ways to commemorate achievements and sweet ideas to encourage people you love, too! Rendi Style is a pretty cool place to shop online, so I hope you’ll check it out!


One lucky reader is going to win a $50 gift coupon this weekend to Rendi Style so you can create your own personalized gift! How cool will that be? One more gift DONE and ready to go!!

Just leave a comment on this post today (you can click here to go to the comments!) sharing who you’d love to give a personalized gift to this year! You do NOT have to have a blog or a website to enter!

The winner will be chosen at the end of the day on Tuesday and the coupon code will emailed to the winner promptly, so be sure to leave a valid email address!

Note: A few weeks ago, I received an email from the President and Founder of Rendi, Annie Danielson. She introduced me to her business and I was excited to share it with you! Annie is a sweet lady who has been in the home decor business for a long time! She loves to create opportunities for women to be in business and balance their home life. If you love these products and are looking for either a gift or a business opportunity, you might want to check out Rendi! Tell Annie I sent you!

*Rendi Style is a sponsor of this post and The Inspired Room, but the recommendation to check them out is my own! I love my personalized gift!

This giveaway is now closed! 


  1. Teri B

    Love this for my daughter who will graduate from college in May!

  2. Deanna

    What a lovely gift these would make!

    I would give the gift to my husbands mom…she turned 90 this year, and I would love to do something to commemorate that!

  3. Vee

    I will certainly check her site out. I’m doing a fair amount of online shopping for Christmas and nothing is finer than something meaningful. The photo of your kids is so meaningful it made me tear up.

    Oh I can’t imagine the emotions that’ll well up with the sale of the beach house. My family would definitely be sad to sell the cottage at the lake. You’ll navigate through well and letting this or that thing go opens up a world of possibilities.

  4. laxsupermom

    I love the sentiment on your frame! How sweet! Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  5. Sharon

    I’m going to go checkout her site. Beautiful gift idea!

  6. KimH

    Those are beautiful… I’d love to gift my oldest daughter with one, and my dad & stepmom with one as well.
    They’re just gorgeious!

    Hoping you find a more wonderful place to become your new memory maker vacation home!

  7. Doris

    What treasures. I’d like to give one to my Daddy.

  8. Lindsay

    Great giveaway. I would love to have a gift made for my mother in law.

  9. Anne Marie

    I would love this gift to use as a gift to my daughter – a newly wed – something special for her and her new husband!

  10. Linda Austin

    I’m loving the frame and gives me a lot of ideas!!! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!!!

  11. KristineS

    Would love to make one for my bf of her sons

  12. Lisa

    How sweet is your new frame? I love decorating with, and giving gifts, that are special and meaningful. Thanks for sharing this shop and giveaway with us Melissa!

  13. Laura

    I’d probably give it to my parents…but would love to get one for myself too:)!

  14. Katie

    The holidays are the most hectic time of year and yet this is the time that we should pause and reflect on what is most important in our life. Thanks for reminding me of this. I love your ideas for thoughtful gifts.
    Woud love the giveaway to get started on some gifts from the heart.

  15. Jewel

    What gorgeous gifts she has! I would give one to my father in-law who is suffering from early stages of dementia. I think he would treasure a personalized gift, especially one with a photo.

  16. Mrs. Miller

    Looks lovely…will go check out her site now. Thanks!!

  17. Ellen

    I love these very meaningful gifts and I immediately thought of my younger sister, Margie who is going through a rather tough time in her life. I just want her to know how much she means to me, how much I love her and that I will always be there for her. These beautiful frames express my sentiments so well. Thank you for providing us with this giveaway!

  18. Jerri C.

    WOW, what an awesome line of beautiful items. I just found one Rendi really close by and now I want to host a party. Great giveaway.

  19. Lisa

    My husband is the love of my life. After 30 years together, we are more in love than ever. I would love to give him a special fram with a photo from our romantic cruise to celebrate our anniversary.

  20. Terry O'Leaary

    What a beautiful idea. I would love to get something for my husband. Sometimes I think that men do not get the special recognizance they deserve. Thanks for the opportunity.


  21. midwestgirly

    Your story of the beach house gave me a lump in my throat. My parents had to sell the lake house my father built, from the ground up. We spent many vacations and long weekends there for over 20 years and it was where our family came together. I miss it terribly and would do a similar frame as a gift for Mom and Dad.

  22. Tracy

    What a wonderful gift this would make for my daughter. These are gifts that keep on giving! Love!

  23. Brenda Clemons

    Beautiful sentiment permanently displayed.
    Personalizing the memories are something we should do more often. Thanks for the idea.

  24. Jeannine B.

    What a wonderful gift to give to my mom!

  25. beth

    I would do one for my 4 teenage kids. They’ve had lots of adjusting the past 5 months as God has moved us from the only home they’ve ever known on the east coast of South Florida to a new home in Kentucky. A message of God’s plans and His grace and faithfulness as we follow His call.

  26. Carol Mees

    I would give this to my grand-daughter who lost her premature baby son in March. He lived 40 beautiful minutes! She is now pregnant again, but strives to find ways to remember her son. A frame with a pic of his tiny footprints would be so healing.

  27. Rene

    The beach frame is perfect for my “sista”!

  28. Joy

    Perfect gifts, hard to find! I’m going right over and start shopping! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

  29. Castle Swanson

    Our oldest daughter graduates in December from college and embarks on a whole new chapter of life. I would love to give her a special gift that commemorates what she has done and looks forward to what’s ahead.

  30. Tara

    We are doing homemade gifts in my family this year and one of the photo frames would be perfect for my parents! Love them!

  31. glenda swinford

    I would love to give a personal gift to my grandchild.

  32. Kathy

    Love the personalized frames! I would create a special frame and give it to my son and DIL in honor of my new grandson.

    Thanks for offering this giveaway, Melissa!

  33. Franki Parde

    Our new addition to the cabin needs….a family photograph! Sign me up, please! franki [email protected]

  34. Denise

    Always appreciate the accessories that are meaningful. These frames are lovely.

  35. Mary-Beth

    These frames are great! Is it greedy that I would give the personalized frame to myself? :) I’d love to frame a picture of my husband and toddler with a personalized message.

  36. Shannon

    The frames are SO nice! I’d love to give everyone in my family one! But I know it would mean a lot to my husband to receive a personalized framed picture of us. We’ve been through a few rough years and I think this would be very special for Christams.
    Thanks for a beautiful giveaway! : )

  37. Eat 2gather

    Love gifts that can be personalized! thanks!

  38. Gloria Kressin

    Lots of milestones recently to celebrate … older daughter got married and younger daughter graduating college!

  39. Tina

    I would love to gift one to my Mother, in honor of her birthday today! Thank you for hosting this giveaway!!

    I know how you feel, I am soaking up this time that I have with my kids…it goes by way too fast for this momma!

  40. Darla P.

    I would love to have one made for my son, who doesn’t live with us anymore, to remember that we love him!

  41. Terri S

    These would be wonderful gifts. Thanks for offering this. I would give one to my mother or in-laws.
    Terri S
    ponyxpress9 at yahoo dot com

  42. ellen

    I would give this gift to my friend, Sandy, who is always there for me. She took me to the ER recently and stayed with me, makes me jewelry, and is one of the most caring people I know.

  43. Joleen

    my eyes are swollen from shedding so many tears last night as my dear co-worker embarks upon a new but great opportunity at work. She will be greatly missed..I would give her one of these gifts because they are so meaningful…

  44. jane

    Love your photo! I actually have a couple of people in mind that I would love to do a picture for…

  45. Sunday Burquest

    I need a great frame for a family photo on our gallery wall! Thank you!

  46. Abigail

    I would like to give a personalized gift to my hubby – or maybe to a friend. Looks like a bunch of beautiful items there!

  47. Rebecca Thompson

    Would love to share one of these with my new nephew!

  48. kara

    I love to give pictures and personalized gifts to my MIL, she is very sentimental.

  49. Meg S

    I would love to give to my mom!

  50. Molly

    Love it! I would give a gift like this to my sister-law! Thanks for sharing!

  51. angie

    i would love to give my mom a personalized photo frame and put in a photo that we took of all five of her grandkids at Easter:)

  52. wendy bugler

    Love the frame idea. Please enter me in you giveaway!

  53. Crystal

    I would love to have a personalized frame for my girls’ grandparents. I think that would be so special and they would love it!

  54. Mama Kate

    I am looking for a personalized gift to give to my parents this year…

  55. Jamie

    I would give a gift to my big sis who’s getting married next year!
    [email protected]

  56. Deb Martell

    The Lord has brought and absolutely precious new friend into my life and I would love to let her know that with a Rendi product!

  57. monica flores

    I would love to give this to my amazing, self sacrificing, strong, beautiful Mom!

  58. Anna

    I would love to give my mom a personalized gift this Christmas. I moved across the country this spring to be with my fiance, and while I absolutely love it in my new home, I miss her like crazy!

  59. Marjie

    Yes please :)

  60. Dana At Cooking At Cafe D

    I’m still looking for a gift for 2 people. This might be perfect.

  61. Mary Lynn

    I have a pretty neat little girl that I love like crazy. It would be a neat and precious gift for her to remind her that I do love her, even if her room looks like a tornado came through it- Oh,my! Even so, she is special in every way to me!

  62. Michelle

    I would love to give this to my beautiful daughter who lives too far away from me!

  63. Jeni

    I would love to be able to give one of these to my wonderful mother, she does so much for us, and with a little one due any moment now, I can think of using any one of these gifts for her!!

  64. Megan G

    I would love to give a personalized picture frame to my mom this Christmas!

  65. Jessica

    I would use the $50 gift coupon for a Inspirational sign to give to family friends whom have been very supportive, encouraging, helpful and positive to my family in time of need. Showing how gratful and apprciative we are with a Rendi Style sign would be perfect.

  66. Jeannie

    Love your website! I also love your beach house picture. It will help you all remember your wonderful memories there. If I won – I would give the prize to my new wonderful daughter-in-law. She is just a gift from God.

  67. Tonya

    My daughter–because she means the world to me. I have watched her grow from a lively child to a self-assured woman. I am so proud of her I could just bust with joy. (Although every-time I look at her my mind immediately flashes back to the tousled hair and mischievous dimpled toddler she once was)….siiiiggghhhh…..

  68. Abby Pimentel

    Just wanted you to know how much I have enjoyed you and your site. I appreciate the way you encourage us in things that are beautiful and warm while staying grounded in what truly matters. I love that you are my sister in Christ. Blessings on you and your family as new doors of experiences and memory making open for you.

  69. Shannon

    I would love to give a gift to my parents because they do so much for my family and I. They do everything to be there for my 2 girls and spoil them to death. I am so grateful for them!

  70. Katie Seest

    Love personalized gifts like these – they are heartfelt and meaningful. I’d like to make something for my brother (who is also my pastor)because I love him and he has taught our family so much about living in Christ.

  71. Susan

    I love this…hope I win, it’s gorgeous.

  72. TracyDK

    I would LOVE to give something personalized to my boyfriend to let him know just HOW special he truly is to me. He and our son are my everything. :)

  73. Katie

    My M-I-L, hands down! Thanks for the giveaway!

  74. Eileen

    Gee, after ME, I’d love to give the gift to my mother-in-law. I can think of several personalized items she’d love.

  75. Bethany

    I would absolutely love to win this for my Grannie, as I know she would treasure it forever!
    Fingers crossed! ;)
    Bethany xx

  76. susie

    What a fabulous giveaway!!! I would love to win this to give to my mother and father for their 50th anniversary on Dec. 23rd.

  77. Anne

    The great grandparents with a picture of all the greats if we can get them together.

  78. Karen

    What a wonderful picture and frame. I was misty-eyed just think of your words and how they apply to my own family. Very sweet.

  79. Allison A.

    If luck were to be in my side and I won, the gift would go to my sister. We only really got to know one another the past 7 years. She left home at 18, joined the USAF and I hadn’t seen her since I was 13. We connected when God had the AF send me to AZ where she was stationed. I was 26 then. She and I are the best of friends. But, having to let go again, she was sent to CO to finish her military career. She is missed. Terribly. She knows I love her, respect her and miss her. Showing her though, is priceless.

  80. Amanda

    My momma is always up for a sweet gift & I’d love to have a super cute Rendi frame under the tree for her this year!

  81. Judy

    I would make a personalized photo frame for my dad with a pic of his grandkids.

  82. jennybc

    I would like to give something to my oldest son. He is so independent and sometimes needs little reminders that he is well loved. It is easy to give sappy things to my daughter and younger son…but this older one is sometimes harder. He got a dog a few weeks ago and I took some great pictures of him…he could use a great reminder of this little guy while he is still little. Great gift ideas!

  83. Kristen

    So selfishly I would like to give my family one of these personalized gifts. They would look great on my collage wall!

    I have some dear friends that I would give the gift to as well.

  84. Trish

    I would love to give a gift to my teenage daughter. She is 14 & a freshman in high school. We have so many special memories & it is hard to believe how fast she is growing.

  85. Janet

    What a wonderful gift for my daughter this could be. Thanks for the chance

  86. Debra

    This would be a lovely gift for my sister who I only get to see twice a year.

  87. sandy

    My 23 year old son recently moved out on his own and i would love to give him a personalized photo frame. I recently came across a photo of him and his childhood pet, which we recently lost. This would be so special to him.

  88. Marie Valum

    I have just the friend that could use very special gift!!

  89. Heather Dundore

    My Dad died 2 months ago and I’ve been racking my brain to come up with a Christmas gift for my Mom…something of Dad that would warm her heart everytime she looked at it. Think I might have found the site to go to!

  90. Marla

    The couple that leads our Shepherding Group at our church.
    They are so kind, giving generously of their time, they work hard so that each person feels loved and a vital part of the whole. They simply live out Jesus Christ.

  91. Lea Ann

    I would personalize it for my Mom with a picture of her with my Dad. She misses him so much and the frame would bring good memories every time she looked at it.

  92. Anita

    What a perfect frame for you photo. I’m sure it will be hard to see the beach house sold. What great gifts these would make. Thanks for the chance!

  93. Cheri

    I’d give my mom something personalized. She’d love it!

  94. Angela

    Thanks for introducing me to RendiStyle! My heart skipped a beat when I saw the beach frame. I have fond memories of a trip to the beach last summer with my daughter and it would make a perfect gift! Would love to win it.

  95. Miss Frangipani

    I hope this is open to international readers! I’d love a personalised frame for my 2 1/2 year old beautiful boy. He brings so much happiness and sunshine into our lives (even with the terrible twos in full swing) and we love him very much.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  96. Pam

    I would love to give a personalized gift to my 94 year old mother. It’s so hard to find something meaningful and useful to her and these frames are perfect.

  97. Sarah Nutter

    I would give this to my mom to get something for her office! Love it!

  98. Vickie

    My friend, Peggy, whose cancer has recurred. She has a son, DIL and three precious grandsons living halfway around the world from her, and this would be a great way to bless her!

  99. Kellie

    I need some holiday cheer sent my way!

  100. Glenda Childers

    I would love to create something for my sweet and very sentimental husband. (We are celebrating our 34th anniversary in a few days.)


  101. Leigh Anne

    We just took a family photo for Christmas cards and I’d love to get it in one of their beautiful frames!

  102. KO

    would love to have a new frame for our family

  103. VHiggins

    I would love to give a personalized frame to my husband. As we look ahead, I would love to give him something to celebrate where we are right now.

  104. Maureen

    These are beautiful, not just a frame as a token gift, but a well thought out, personal thought, full of inspiration and love and encouragement for the giftee (and the gifter as they are thought out and given). Great idea! Would love to have one to give away.
    And, I’m sorry your beach house will be just a memory. Moving on always leaves me misty eyed too – but, new memories ahead!

  105. Anne Lyken-Garner

    Ah… That’s so beautiful. I’m sorry you have to get rid of the cabin. At least now you have these precious reminders that will stay with you and your family for a very long time. Your pictures are amazing.

  106. JoAnn

    I would love to give a frame as a gift to my step daughter and her husband who live in Hawaii. The distance is so very far, and we try to make our visits together really count. A beautiful frame full of love surrounding a picture of us all would be like a big hug across the miles… and the Pacific.

  107. Sandy A

    I would use this for a photo of my parents who have passed on. I have a lovely picture of them in their twenties and it would be so nice to have it out where I can see it all the time.

  108. A.D.

    My sister-in-law…my husband’s baby sister…married in September. Her husband was in a serious car accident earlier in the year, before they got married. He blacked out at the wheel in what doctors are suspecting as an unusual circumstance of abnormal brain activity. While he seems to have recovered, he is still not allowed to drive and is still undergoing diagnostic tests. I remember how upset my sister-in-law was during that ordeal, and how grateful she is now to have had the opportunity to marry the man she loves. So it would be a gift for her.

  109. maggie

    I would love to have one of these frames to give to my niece who is expecting her first baby.

  110. Kathy A

    I have a wonderful coworker whose young son (age 6) was diagnosed in February with Juvenile Diabetes, they nearly lost him. In July their daughter Aiden (age 9) was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia and is currently undergoing chemo. It has been a real testament to the family’s faith, love and support that they still find so many things to be thankful for and have actually grown stronger thru it all.

    I am new to your website, only signed up last week. It’s beautiful and so positive. so little of that these days.

  111. shelly n

    I love photos . . . I rarely buy souvenirs when we go places, ’cause I’d rather have the photos and memories surrounding them. Your way of remembering your beach house is sweet!

  112. Susanne

    My sister has been my best friend and greatest strength. When there are times that I am ready to give up, I think of her bravely fighting her disease quietly and bravely. I would thank her with a heartfelt designer frame.

  113. Jackie

    I would love to give one of these beautiful frames to my Mother and I have a special picture in mind. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  114. KellyW

    I really would love to make a wedding album to give to my husband. It’s both of our second weddings and so to save money we just had a friend snap photos and so we don’t have any pictures from our special day. Would love to have a picture that is special from that day.
    Love your website, by the way!

  115. Jenny

    I would give it to my best best friend of 29 years! She is as close to being a sister without actually being one and has been there for me throughout everything in my life. I think she knows me better than myself sometimes!

  116. Yvonne

    I would use this for a gift for my mom. She doesn’t get to see my boys often, so I would give her picture of them.

  117. Shawne

    I would love to do something personalized for my dad. Most likely a photograph of his 6 grandchildren!

  118. Laurie

    Your story about your last time at your beach house nearly made me cry, Melissa, since we moved out of our family home of 28 years over 2 months ago and will move into our new cottage (we’re downsizing) next week. We took a photo of all of us on the steps of our front porch the day we moved, and I would love to frame that and have it in our new home. I am going now to Rendi Style to see what all there is!

  119. Leah P

    Lovely stuff! I could find many uses for this!

  120. Robin

    My girls are 2.5 and 6 and they are just growing so fast. Would love to capture a memory with them to treasure as they grow! Thanks for the opportunity!

  121. Maureen

    I would love to give a frame of my 3 sons to my inlaws as a surpise Christmas present. They are charming!!!

  122. Debra Lewis

    i would make and give a frame to my son who will be leaving home for college next year. I want him to keep home close to him always.

  123. Bonnie Mattson

    I would love to make one of these for our little granddaughter, Hazel. She is now four and has Spina Bifida. I would love to give her one of her in her wheelchair that says, “To our Precious Angel on your Wheels that give you Wings! Let nothing get in your way in becoming all God has planned for you.”

  124. Sara T.

    Have 2 girlfriends I was planning something like this,for! Perfect!

  125. erica

    These would be great to give to the grandparents! I’ll check them out!

  126. Elle

    I’d love to give a personalized gift to my bro to remind him that family is forever.

  127. Anne

    I would use this personalized frame to send to my son and grandson who recently moved across the country to live on the east coast. I miss them both so very much. This would be a daily reminder that they are loved.

  128. Jean Ruwe

    I would love to give a special photo frame to my daughter. Her husband is serving in the US Navy and will be deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom for the second Christmas in a row. They have been married for a year and a half and have been apart for more than half that time due to his service to our country. I am proud of both of them!

    My son also serves – Go Army! He spent a year in Afghanistan. Looking forward to him being home this Christmas. Hope to use several of your ideas.

  129. scouty

    I would use this as a gift for my daughter and her family who live in Mississippi.All the frames are beautiful!

  130. Catherine

    My mom is tremendously difficult to buy for, but she loves photos…so this would be a wonderful giveaway to win. Thanks for the chance and for sharing your personal story.

  131. Kari

    My mom or my mother in law…both such wonderful women who LOVE LOVE displaying family photos!! Thanks so much, they are lovely!!

  132. Elizabeth

    What a lovely gift idea. If I was lucky enough to win I would choose one for my sister, with a picture of her quickly growing kids, one who is already off at college. It would be the perfect piece for her office desk at the church.

  133. Shannon

    I love, love, love using personalized words to create a sentimental touch within a home! Thanks for sharing and I hope I win!

  134. Kelly

    This year will be the first Thanksgiving with my father in nearly 40 years. I would use my frame to memorialize this Holiday for him and frame a photo of him with his grandchildren.

  135. Joan

    My Parents – they don’t live close so they always love pictures of the Grandsons.

  136. Laura

    to my husband to remind him how special I think he is!

  137. Sharmin

    I would love to give my daughter a special gift. Thanks so much for the chance at this giveaway! I loved your post.

  138. Cheryl B.

    I would get something for my whole family using pictures of my two little ones.

  139. AmyE

    Well, I was going to say I’d make it for myself … but if I was going to give it to someone else, it would be my sister. She’s had quite a year, and could use a beautiful gift like this.

  140. Suzanne

    I would love to give a special gift to my son and daughter-in-law.

  141. Alissa Parrish

    I had no idea what to get my mom until I saw this post. We had a family beach vacation (with the WHOLE family) and got some great pics of all my mom’s grandbabies on the beach. A personalized frame would e perfect!

  142. Renee

    I love the personalized gifts!

  143. Mary Frederick

    I would give one to my daughter so she can have a picture of us now that she can always hold on to no matter where she goes.

    I would give one to my husband of his parents who have now passed on.

  144. Olga

    I would love to gift my daughter with a family portrait. She her husband and little 19 month old daughter will soon be joined by baby #2 and can’t afford such extravagances as a portrait session.

  145. Heidi

    I’ve been looking to commemorate a mother-daughters trip we took this summer, and these would be perfect!

  146. Colleen in Dallas

    I’d love to have something made for my sister-in-law.

  147. carrie

    I’d love to in this prize, I’d give a personalized gift to my parents of a family picture taken waterside!

    Also- I hope you can visit my blog, I’m also have a giveaway!

  148. Mary

    What a lovely gift idea. I would use it for a photo of my parents and sisters & give it to my parents. They are almost 90!

  149. Tonya

    What a special keepsake for you! Their products look lovely, thanks!

  150. Erin

    I would give it to my husband with a picture of our children and message to him thanking him for all his hard work that he does for us.

  151. Lea

    Awww, what a wonderful story about the memories you shared at your summer home.

    I would love to win the giftcard because I want to create a picture frame for my husband. We are newlyweds and I want to give him something special and customize it.

    Thank you for this fun giveaway

  152. judy h.

    My husband! He has been out of work for the past 16 months and while her has had some down days, most days he is strong and full of the Lord. He knows within his heart and soul that our Heavenly Father has a plan for him. He has not succumbed to fear, but keeps his favorite Bible verses about courage and hope in God on sticky notes around the screen of his computer. I would love to give a gift of something personal, meaningful and full of love.

  153. laura p

    Definitely grandparents. They love personalized gifts of the grandkids.

  154. Jodi

    I love your beach frame! Thanks for the opportunity!

  155. Laura Zarrin

    This would be a great gift for my SIL, since she just had her first baby!

  156. Bettsi

    I have a very dear friend, Dianne, who has been such a huge support to me this year. Her wedding is in January- I would love to be able to pick out something special to mark the day.

  157. Shelley

    Love the frames! Tnx. for sharing the website & frames!

  158. Gwen Anderson

    Wouldn’t this be marvelous for a new baby coming this Christmas whose name will be Molly?

  159. Karen Beth

    I would DEFINITELY give a personalized frame to my Mom. She deserves every kindness in the world for being such the amazing person that she is and always has been.

    msred5 at gmail dot com

  160. Carly

    I would give it to my sister, she would love these designs and it would be a great gift for her

  161. Mary

    I would love to give this to husband for our 20th wedding anniversary.

  162. Kitty

    I would give something special to my sister.

  163. Roxane

    I love this! I have always loved these types of picture frames but never seem to find just the “right” expression. Now I can personalize them with just the right words. Thanks for sharing this!

  164. Amy W

    I would probably pick out an item for my husband’s office.

  165. Jessica

    I would use this as a special frame for a picture of my son. He is four years old and growing up so fast!

  166. Heather Scullen

    I would love to give an item to my husband to symbolize what an amazing year with our family we have had

  167. Julie Craig

    oh my, what lovely photos and frames.. all the`way to the moon and` back… oh yes please. ‘m checking this site NOW!

  168. Ann Marie

    I really enjoy your blog! I’d love to make a custom frame of my brothers and I for my parents!

  169. Debbie Sundberg

    I would love to make a frame for my best friend Melissa, from the last time both of our families were at a beach house… such good memories, laughter, food and fun. Two groups of people who feel like family.

  170. Amy Hay

    I would like to give a personalized gift to my sister. Beautiful items. Thanks, Amy Hay [email protected]

  171. Polly

    I would select a personalized gift for my mother. She’s had a rough fall and it would be so lovely to give her something special. Polly [email protected]

  172. Susan H.

    I would love to get a gift for my daughter. Thanks for chance to win.

  173. Coastal Femme

    I would give the gift to my best friend. We live miles apart but have spent many special vacations together and I have some wonderful moments captured in my photos.

  174. Teresa

    I would get one for my mom!

  175. Priscilla

    I would love to find the “just right” reminder for my son of the many good times in his life, and of the amazing possibilities open to him.

  176. Carol Adams

    Would love to have one of the frames. She has such pretty things! Would probably do a pic of the fam!

  177. Toni S

    My husband’s grandmother…she is in a retirement home, so having pictures of family surrounding her is a very important thing to make it feel like home.

  178. Myra Weare

    For my mom, to have a sweet treasure of her long with with my dad who is near passing with stage 4 kidney cancer.

  179. Jeannine

    I would love to share this with my bother and sister-in-law. They are putting off a renovation that they desperately need and I think they could use a nice gift for their home. :)

  180. Linda Hobbs

    My niece is getting married in March 2012 and a sentiment frame would be perfect! Thank you!

    Linda H.

  181. Carolyn

    I would get it for my daughter. She is the best gift giver and I want to get something wonderful and personal for her.

  182. Danielle

    I would have to get this for our family room with a picture of our son. As his peditrician pointed out, time goes quickly. And then he promptly mentioned that we have already made it through one-third of my son’s childhood. A nice photo would be so lovely.

  183. Pam Ballard

    My daughter and grandaughter moved into their first place last April I would give it to them. Thanks for the chance!

  184. Kim

    I would give this gift to my family. We are moving to a new home four hours away from what my children view as their “childhood home.” They are both together at the same college five hours away and when they come home to our new home it would be nice to create a new memory and preserve it in a special frame. Thanks for the opportunity. :) Kim

  185. Stephanie B

    Beautiful frames! I would probably do one of my family.

  186. Meredith

    I would give it to my mom for all the times she’s taken care of my boys this year.

  187. ERO

    This would be a lovely gift for the family of a friend who is dying young of cancer.

  188. catlin Evans

    So hard to choose…. my mother who’s living on the other side of the world from us right now would love a personalized photo of my son .

  189. BeckyB

    To my husband – thanks!

  190. Meghan

    I would love to give a personalized gift to my mom, who is the most sentimental person I know.

  191. Cindi

    My niece and her family have had a rough year and
    I would love to win a family gift for them!
    The Personalized Table/Wall Sign is fabulous…
    Many thanks, Cindi

  192. Lisbeth LaBellarte

    I love these quote frames. Great ideas as always!

  193. Carol

    Oh, a beach house! We live on the beach ourselves – not only a new and different sunset each evening, but as you have said “the memories”. We too shall be leaving it soon. “REDI” has lovely items – so difficult to say to whom your offer would go – my marvelous husband, or maybe my wonderful daughter-in-law who has done so much, or perhaps a close friend who is celebrating a milestone birthday …so many, so deserving.

  194. Stwiny

    I would take a picture of my husband and me and send it to my 6 grandchildren in Germany. I want them to always know that their “Papaw and Mamaw” love them and miss them.

  195. Alecia

    I would make a frame for my mother. She has always been there and supported my sister and I. From the death of our father to buying a home (me) and having a baby (my sister) she has always been there for us. Now that shes away for work all the time it would be nice to have something small to carry.

  196. Samantha

    First, thanks for introducing us to this site. So much to choose from. I would love to give a customizable bud vase to the most inspirational person in my life…my mom! Gorgeous stuff.

  197. Beverly Nobrega

    Oh my goodness Melissa, I almost left a post on yesterday’s blog but I don’t have a website. Thanks for encouraging me to do it today!

    I swear you and I are cut out of the same cloth. When I read your posts, it sounds like me talking! And, of course, you make me laugh just like I make me laugh! I recently discovered you and LOVE my few minutes each day that I get to come visit. Thanks for making me feel so welcome.

    Blessings for a beautiful, heart felt, quick fix crafty holiday!

  198. Sally

    I would love to create a picture of all the grandkids for my mom. She just moved from her home into a senior apartment and a beautiful picture would be so special for her! Thanks for the great giveaway and for sharing your memories. I love your blog!

  199. Karen Kenton

    I would love to give my mom and dad a personalized gift. They just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary!

  200. Melinda Stanton

    My daughters! We have a wonderfully close relationship. They have both been married 5 years, but live a half- hour away so we see each other regularly. They would appreciate the sentimental feeling behind a customized frame.

  201. Paddy B

    Family photos are such an important part of life now, in 20 years time you will probably all look back through the photos and the memories that they will bring back, it would bring a tear to anyones eye.

  202. Erin Young

    i would love to make a gift for my mother

  203. Jennifer

    Great giveaway. Thanks!

  204. Lara

    I would make something for my mom. She has been sad lately as my sister and her kids moved overseas in September. Something meaningful like this would be special to her, extra so now.

    Thank you!

  205. Karen Mary

    I would love to give this gift to my mother, as a way to remember her grandchildren. Mom is suffering from early stage dementia and lives halfway across the country. Pictures help her still keep track of the people important to her.

  206. Stephanie

    My Mom. She starts chemo on Tursday and I would make her a gift to lift her up and remember she is loved and treasured.

  207. Kelly

    I’d give a photo gift of our boys to my Grandma who we haven’t seen spring of 2010!

  208. sarah t

    grandparents for sure!

  209. Angie

    Grandparent Gift!

  210. shelly

    What a beautiful personalized gift. I would definitely give one to my mom. She is a very special person so a special gift like this would be perfect! Thanks for sharing….

  211. Tracy

    I would give it to my mom to remind her of our wonderful family vacation with all of our family to the beach this summer! :)

  212. Audrey

    I would love to give one to my children! Love these!

  213. Kim G

    I would create a gift for my husband’s parents. I always intend to get them something meaningful, but I feel like I always fall short of my intentions.

  214. candy jones

    I would give one to my mom. She does a fabulous job at continuing to be my mom even though I am 41 years old!

  215. maria

    Your picture idea made me all weepy!! Those little lives and memories are the some of the truest treasures of life!! So excited to even think of possibly winning!!

  216. JulianneRM

    Winning this would be a very special gift for my family this year!!

  217. Carol Ann

    The perfect personalized gift would go to my sweet daughter-in-law. She & my son just bought their first house!

  218. Cori

    Wow great giveaway! We moved even farther away from our families, and I’d love to send the grandparents a personalized photo gift of their grandson!

  219. susan

    My M-I-L needs a pix of her son and I and the dog :)

    • susan

      OOOPS! Typo in my blog addy :P

  220. Kathy t

    Your post was so touching. What great frames and the personal touch adds so much more to a gift -I would love to win :-)
    [email protected]

  221. sarita

    lovely idea. i would make a frame of my grandsons – to give to me!!! isn’t that selfish! my two grandsons are the best and i see them every week, buti would love to have a pic with a personalized frame! :^)

  222. Monika

    Definitely my daughters!

  223. Andrea

    I would make a gift for my mother in law who has alzheimers. She loves photos. Thanks.

  224. Lori

    I would love to create a memory of my kids Grandma who passed away recently. It would be a great gift to them!

  225. DebbieRN

    I think I would make a gift for my adult, married son. Great blog. great gift! Thank you!!

  226. Debby

    I have the perfect photo for one of those frames.
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  227. Afie McRae

    I would love to make a gift for my mom. She does so much for me and loves these kinds of personalized gifts. I love reading your blog. Thanks so much! =)

  228. Maxine

    I love Rendi Style!

  229. Linda

    What a fun giveaway and great idea for a Christmas gift. I would give it to my daughter and family. They just bought a new home. And they could take pictures of them by the tree and make a memory of their first Christmas in their new home. thank you

  230. Christy

    Oh, these are just beautiful! I love decorating our home with “words.” This is the type of gift you can give to anyone – male/female/relative/friend… My love language is words of affirmation, so I love to share uplifting messages with those I love!

  231. Julianna Garcia

    I’d give it to my Sister in honor of her first baby boy this year. YAY!

  232. Jennifer

    My sister. She will be moving in the spring and I am going to miss her terribly. It would be a great gift to her!

  233. jessica w.

    I would love to give my brother in law a personalized gift. He is the last one on my list!

  234. Wendi

    I am redoing my kids bedrooms so this would be a gift for them. What beautiful work. Thanks for the recommendation.

  235. Judy

    I enjoyed your post, Melissa, as always; I so felt your sorrow regarding your beach house. (sigh)
    I’m so glad to learn of these wonderful gifts! I’d choose to give one to my firstborn of three sons. He’s had a rough year, and I’d appreciate being able to express my love and care for him in such a tangible and personal way.
    Thanks for your wonderful blog that this “lurker” enjoys a lot. (And Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!)

  236. Joelle

    Gosh, I could personalize a frame for so many people.. but if I had to pick one today, it would be for each one of my sisters (3)… If I don’t win the drawing, I’ll still get a frame.. thanks for the info.

  237. Sharon

    What a great idea! I would love one for my husband. We’re both from South Africa but I had to move to Canada; we’ve been apart for over three years (long story!). The paperwork to bring him to Canada has taken very long and we’re both feeling so discouraged. I would love to send him a framed photo of us with words of inspiration, reminding him that God is in control of our situation. (We tend to do this anyway– send framed photos to each other with soppy “Remember this day when we..?” letters!)

  238. Mary

    My sister in law, since she’s about to have a baby :)

  239. Amanda D.

    I would love to send my roomate/best friend from college a gift. She truly is a gift to me and it’s so hard living so far apart.

  240. Jennifer

    I would gift my parents with something personalized.
    My Dad just turned 80 and my parents live in another state
    creating time between visits.

  241. Stephanie

    I would give a personalized gift to my grandmother, who is 92 this week!

  242. Melissa Penner

    There is nothing so sweet as personalized memories!

  243. Whitney

    I would share this with my mother-in-law. She would absolutely LOVE a personalized gift like that.

  244. Sarah

    This sure looks like the perfect memorie..I would my friends to make something similar for me.. :)

  245. Megan S.

    I would give it to my mom, she deserves it!

  246. Lisa

    I would love to share this with my mom or my sister! They would love it!

  247. Vickyl

    I would love to make a gift for my husband….a picture of our two beautiful girls who love their Daddy very much!

  248. Amy in PA

    My sister-in-law! She would love something for her daughters.

  249. sangeetha

    I would do something like this for my family, my husband, my son and my daughter

  250. Patti McGinnis

    Would l ove to create a gift for my mom…..

  251. Kristi Reneau


    What a touching giveaway! I would love to gift this to friend of mine who has had a very trying year as a reminder that she is loved and appreciated by many.


  252. Kristy

    2011 is a very special year! I was married to a wonderful man in April, but 2.5 months after the wedding he got sick and he is still recovering now (4 months later). I would love to make a special gift for his this Christmas highlighting the fun times we had this year on our honeymoon or during the wedding, so we can remember this year with fondness and forget all the hard times. This is what I would do if we win this gift.


  253. Kourtney L.

    Very cute! This could be a cute socking stuffer for my husband.

  254. Penelope

    I think I’d have to make something for my nephew Luke. He doesn’t live near us, so something to remind him of his “Texas” family would be great!

  255. Ruth

    I would love to put together a gift for my daughter. I love capturing memeories in photoes.

    Thank you!

  256. Darla

    Love this! I would love to give my daughter one.

  257. Cheryl

    Not sure, but probably for my sisters.

  258. Cherylm

    My fabulous husband!!

  259. Amy P

    I would love to give a heartfelt personalized gift to my amazing Mom! I was recently married in October and want to show my mom how thankful I am for all of her hard work during the planning process and just for being such a great mom.

  260. Angela

    I love the personalization/customization one would be able to create on these products! Thank you for sharing :)

  261. jerikay

    i would love to share one of these with my sister. thanks so much for introducing Rendi & for the giveaway!

  262. Gina

    I would love to put together a gift for my mom!

  263. Karen

    I’d love to give a personalized gift to my elderly father this year. For the first time ever in my lifetime, I won’t be able to see him over the Christmas holiday, so I’d love to send him something special to remind him of our love. Thank you for the giveaway.

  264. Sharon

    Would love to make a personalized frame for my elderly parents who will soon be making a lifechanging journey from their home to an assisted living facility. I think a nice photo of their six children would be a great gift for them to brighten their new home a bit and remind them of their legacy.

  265. Ashley

    Wow! What a great, personal gift!! I would love to do this for my best friend. She would really appreciate it since I’ve moved out of the state, it would be a good reminder of our friendship.

  266. jennifer

    Im moving out in a couple weeks, for the first time, and my mom is having a very hard time with it. I would like to give something like this to her.

  267. Jamie

    I would love to share one of these with my best friend. She and her husband just welcomed their first child and this would be a great keepsake for their first holiday as a family!

  268. Mary Lindsay

    i would share one with my mom!

  269. Stephanie

    I would have a frame made for my son – such lovely designs!

  270. Cathie

    What a great oppertunity to give a wonderful gift!

  271. christine

    perfect gift for my new sister in law!

  272. Linda

    Is it totally shameful of me to say I’d love to create something inspiring for myself? In Nov. 2010 my world fell apart and it only continued to get worse and worse throughout 2011. I have the hardest time remembering good things so I’d honestly love something that would help me remember that there were good times in my life.

  273. Lisa

    I have many, many reasons to love 2011, and it is going to be difficult to pick just one, but I will try! :)

  274. Jackie

    Thank you for the opportunity to win the g.c. If I was to win, I would make a frame for either my awesome hubby of 14 yrs or perhaps one for our 3 kids. I love the one you made for your 3 kids & the saying you used. ;)

  275. Becky S.

    I would love to give a gift to my daughter. She is a hard worker & doesn’t get praise at work.

  276. nikki

    I’d give a picture to my three best girlfriends from our last visit together.

  277. enilyn

    I would like to give a gift to my 15 mos old son, an inspiring note from us his parents.

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