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Sydney's Blog - May at The Drifting Bear Co.

By Sydney Parsnip
on May 27, 2015

Hello, Sydney here again!

May has been another busy month for everybody here at The Drifting Bear Co. with the start of wedding season upon us and Fathers Day just around the corner.  Whilst I'm pretty sure I'll always be a single pup, I have been pondering what I can buy my dad David for Father's Day.

There's certainly plenty of new personalised products for me to choose from as the Drifting Bear team have had their thinking caps on again and produced a great new range of personalised items.

 

First up is this Personalised Photo Print on Wood, a photo print with a difference!  These natural wood slices come from responsibly sourced Ash trees and make a unique canvas for your treasured photos.  Ideal as a personal and thoughtful gift for any wedding couple or dad, these wooden slices bring the wonder of the great outdoors in to your home.

The tree rings featured on each slice not only make each piece unique, but beautifully reflect the passing of time and would be a great way to celebrate a special birthday or anniversary.

Whilst the traditional gift to give for a fifth wedding dog anniversary is a chew toy, in the human world it's wood!  This makes these wooden slices a perfect anniversary gift for the humans in your life.

Next is our Personalised Wooden Wedding Keepsake which would make a great gift for couples looking to remember a special date and celebrate their love.  Simply provide two names and your special date and The Drifting Bear team will create you a beautiful gift.  

I'm already a bit of a wood fan, and am always partial to a stick or two, so can see that the natural and unique materials of this item would make a great addition to a rustic wedding day, as part of the styling for the day and then as a momento of the day for years later.

Your wooden slice can be displayed in so many ways making this a really versatile personalised gift.  I think I would keep mine in my toy box or next to my food bowl but they would look equally good attached directly to a wall or simply placed on a shelf.  You could even attach a hook and hang the wooden slice on ribbon or natural twine. Alternatively, order more than one and create a unique set of wooden images to compliment your home's style (as shown above). 

These beautiful personalised gifts are proving to be really popular so I better get my order in quick.  I don't even have to worry about getting my paws round the wrapping process as each wooden slice is wrapped neatly in tissue paper ready to be presented to the lucky recipient!

Now to get on to the serious business of picking which photo of me dad would like… there are so many to pick from.  

Sydney x

Total Eclipse of the Heart

By Tanya Lock
on March 20, 2015
Today saw the phenomena that is a total solar eclipse. We thought this was the perfect opportunity to show you our totally unique and personal 'moon prints'.

As with the eclipse, spectacular moments in your life are often rare and deserve to be commemorated. Our personalised moon phase prints are the perfect way to to do this! We will find the moon for your special night and display it alongside your own text, for whatever special occasion you would like remembered. This could be the night you met your partner, an engagement, a wedding night, or even a birth. 
NEW 'I love you to the moon and back' Personalised Print - Personalised with your own special moon phase for a special date in your life alongside the saying 'I love you to the moon and back'.



In our Personalised 'Under this moon' print, Personalised 'Phase of moon' print and Personalised 'Wedding moon' print, the moon phase of your special night takes center stage. We can find out how the moon will look on future dates as well as past, so these make perfect wedding gifts to give on the day itself!



Our Personalised 'Many Moons' print shows the phase of the moon for 3, 5 or 7 special dates in your life, giving the saying 'many moons ago' a whole different meaning! 

Lets share the love!

By Tanya Lock
on February 03, 2015

It's February - the most romantic month of the year. A time for spoiling your other half and telling them how much you love them. 

So, how will you show your love this Valentines Day? We have lots of sentimental, personalised prints that perfectly capture a special moment between you and your loved one. Here are just a few of our favourites.

Our Personalised Coordinates Print is the perfect reminder of a special place - where you met, had your first kiss, got engaged or even got married.

Share a special song that reminds you of a certain moment in your relationship? Our Personalised 'Our Song' print and Personalised Song Lyrics prints are a great way to make your loved ones heart sing!

If you used to love making a romantic mix tape of special songs, our Personalised 'Our Jukebox' print makes a great reminder of those favourite songs. You can add up to eight songs and even add the memory associated to each of them.

Our Personalised Cinema Marquee prints are a great way of celebrating your relationship. Personalise with your names and date for your very own 'When Harry met Sally' moment!

 

To help spread the love this month, we're having a very special giveaway! 

For your chance to WIN one of our brand new framed Personalised Valentines Love prints, simply like us on Facebook or Instagram and 'Share' the 'Share the Love' competition post.

Competition ends Sunday 8th February and the lucky winner will be notified on Monday 9th February.

T&C's >>  bit.ly/1uR1k5z

I would run to you...

By Tanya Lock
on May 14, 2014

We all love a good love story and felt privileged when a customer chose to order one of our Personalised Coordinate Prints to commemorate a very unusual engagement. When we saw the text “ENGAGED, LONDON MARATHON 2014, MILE 17”, we couldn't help but get in touch to find out more - How exciting!

We get lots of orders for engagement and wedding gifts, but this proposal was a little different. The order was a gift for Laura and Craig who got engaged on Sunday 13th April 2014, during the London Marathon. To run the marathon in itself is a huge achievement, but imagine the adrenaline rushing around as Craig knew he was about to propose! 17 miles worth of anxiety… gosh.

We were able to use the exact coordinates where, down on one knee, Laura's answer to the all important question was of course “Yes!”.

We’re so happy we were able to create a print for such a momentous occasion and wish the couple a lifetime full of happiness.

CLICK HERE to view all our Personalised Coordinate Prints. 

New 'Personalised Song Lyrics Print'

By David Emery
on February 23, 2014

Our brand new 'Personalised Song Lyrics Print' is now available in our shop. A beautiful unique gift, this print is designed with the song lyrics of your choice, flowing out of an old gramophone, surrounded by fluttering butterflies. The perfect way to celebrate your favourite song, poem or any words of your choice. An unusual wedding or engagement present for a couple to commemorate a song special to them.

Available in 3 sizes, A4, A3 and A2, and you can also choose from several framing options so your personalised artwork will be delivered to your door ready to hang on your wall.

Click here to buy.

 

Personalised Song Lyrics Print

Coordinated flip flops!

By David Emery
on March 31, 2012
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We love getting requests for custom designs, especially this one we did yesterday. After buying a personalised coordinate print a few weeks ago, our customer loved it so much they wanted the print designed to fit on a pair of flip flops.

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And our next adventure... Marry Me?

By David Emery
on March 26, 2012

We all like a bit of love and romance, so you can imagine how excited we were at Drifting Bear HQ when someone ordered one of our Personalised Memories Prints to be an integral part of their wedding proposal! 

We often receive many orders for prints to commemorate special occasions, but never before had one of our prints played such an important role in the main event! I think we all felt as nervous as if we were asking the big question ourselves… would she say “Yes”?

We waited with baited breath until we got the news we were all waiting for: ”It was a yes, just did it at the weekend! Very excited! She loved the print, thanks again.”

“Phew!” Big smiles all around and a few more “Ahh’s”!

We wanted to share the exciting news with you all, so asked the ‘husband-to-be’ to write us a few words. Here’s what he had to say:

“I had previously ordered a coordinates print from The Drifting Bear Co. (through Notonthehighstreet.com) as a wedding present for a friend. I was really pleased with their service and quality of the framed print.

After I had been so happy with the coordinates print, I had another look through The Drifting Bear Co. portfolio. I saw the Memories Print and thought that it would make an excellent way to propose to my girlfriend! The design was brilliant and I loved the attention to detail.

I wrapped the framed print as an anniversary gift, so my girlfriend wasn’t expecting a proposal. When she came to read the line at the bottom, I had a ring ready to pop the question!

After ten years together I was pretty sure it would be a ‘yes’, but you never know!

I did get the answer I was hoping for and am so pleased that I chose The Drifting Bear Co. to design the print. Everyone comments on how amazing it looks, and it is so nice to have permanent reminder of the occasion on our wall at home.”

We’re so pleased we were asked to be involved in such a happy event and wish the happy couple all the love and luck in the world for their future together!

Here they are straight after the unique proposal, print in hand, ring on finger!

The ‘husband-to-be’, Mr Ian Olsson is not a stranger to a wedding or two, as he is a freelance wedding photographer. You can find his website here www.ianolsson.com