UPDATE (JUNE 2011): GESWEB BLOG READERS CAN NOW BENEFIT FROM DISCOUNTS ON PERSONALISED CARICATURES. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.
Today, I want to tell you about the awesome experience I had recently with a company that creates quality personalised caricatures but before I do, here’s the background story.
A couple of my good friends, Kevin and Laura got married a few weeks ago and during the run-up to their big day, I was racking my brains and scouring the Internet for a unique Wedding gift for them.
The three of us share a similar sense of humour and over the years it has become a bit of a tradition to get each other unique and somewhat unconventional birthday and Xmas gifts.
And because this was a very special occasion, I wanted to get them something that was ultra unique and also very personal to them both.
A week before the Wedding, I was starting to panic because I hadn’t found the perfect gift I was looking for – and I began to get worried that I’d have to make do with a 2nd-rate gift that wasn’t as unique and personal as I wanted.
That’s when, entirely by accident, I came across Bill & Ben: The Cartoon Men. To be honest, I can’t remember exactly how I found them but after a quick scan of their website I knew that I’d found what I’d been looking for.
All caricatures are hand-drawn by their caricature artists and inserted into one of their themed templates. Although they have a number of great wedding templates, I decided to go for the Bond theme complete with an Aston Martin in the background (they’re both keen 007 fans).
They create the caricatures from photos that you upload during the order process – ensure that you send them quality photos showing the subject’s head and shoulders so the caricature artist can achieve a good likeness.
The website stated that it would take around 5 days before my order was dispatched and because as I only had 9 days (including a weekend)Â until the Wedding, I was worried that I wouldn’t receive it in time.
Fortunately, my fears were put to rest after I gave them and a call. I spoke to a lovely gentleman who promised me they would rush my order through and send it by Royal Mail First Class as soon as it was ready.
I received the caricature of my two pals in just 5 days (actually 4 full days as I ordered quite late in the day) and knew as soon as I saw the finished A3 picture in it’s shiny silver frame that I’d made a great decision.
And this was confirmed when Kev and Loz opened their gift – they absolutely loved it
So, if you haven’t guessed already, I highly recommend Bill and Ben’s personalised caricature creation service.
UPDATE (JUNE 2011): GESWEB BLOG READERS CAN NOW BENEFIT FROM DISCOUNTS ON PERSONALISED CARICATURES.
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