it’s easy as ABC

Ever since I watched my brother-in-law and his fiance (now my lovely sister-in-law) open one at a bridal shower three years ago, I wanted one.

I coveted it.

But I never had the time or motivation to do anything about getting one for us.

So every time I went to their house I just sighed and coveted.

(I am aware this is not healthy, just stick with me.)

And then one glorious day an opportunity came up.

I was sent the above piece of artwork by Alphabet Photography.

That bad boy is valued at $169.95 (the high end of their work) and has a 3″ solid wood frame in a dark chocolate finish with gold leaf accents. The letters are matted with a  museum quality double mat with a V groove.

Before I had even looked at the site, I knew what word I wanted and where I would hang it.

So listen, the holidays are coming up.

I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for something personal to get my family members.  Yes, we swap lists.  And yes, I try to get them something they truly want, but sometimes–especially for my parents and Cort’s parents–it’s hard to come up with something they would love that they don’t already have.

Every single year I ask for lists, and every single year I get pretty good lists from my siblings and sibling-in-laws because, like me, they always need things for the household.  But our parents?  They don’t need anything anymore.

I know my mom has a horrible time coming up with things that aren’t ridiculously boring and uncreative like socks and slippers. Seriously. That is what she puts on her Christmas list that she gives to family. SOCKS.

Now we are no strangers to giving artwork as gifts.  Cort and I have gotten all of our siblings large paintings as wedding gifts.  We have an amazing friend who freelances artwork and graphic design.

To us nothing is more personal than art made especially for you.

That’s another reason why Alphabet Photography is so lovely.  You choose not just what word you want, but you choose the letters you want as well.

For each letter they give you a bunch of choices–in fact, Alphabet Photography is the original and leading company in the letter art industry, boasting the largest collection of photographed letters from around the world. So like I said, you have tons to choose from.  You can get as architectural as you want.  You can even go more modern and choose all old-school neon sign style letters.

The look is really up to you.

They are all hand-crafted original pieces of art and even signed by the artist.

Check out how they are made:

And when you receive your art, it is hand-wrapped in brown paper with a ribbon and a personalized thank you note.

This piece adds the perfect warm, personal touch I am always striving for in our home. This guy agrees.


The perfect customized gift that includes photographs from all over the world, this is the original Alphabet Photography. Celebrity owners include: Prince Charles, Prince William and Kate, Tyra Banks, Ryan Seacrest, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, John Schneider, Nelly Furtado, and many more!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Alphabet Photography. I was compensated by receiving my own Alphabet Photography piece to review.  No further monetary compensation was given…or required. The rave review opinions and text are all mine. As is the cutey pa tootie baby.

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. Oh I love those! I’ve always had it in the back of my mind that I was going to make one myself but have never gotten around to it… also I’m not sure I could ever make it come out nearly as cool. It really seems worth the money for the amount of work that would have to go into it.

  2. That is very cool!

  3. Michelle Lubbers says

    I want one too…… love those!

  4. Okay, that is super cute.

  5. Oh, I love your post! Yours is so sweet. Mine seems so meh in comparison. I just finished it and posted. 🙂 I love my piece so much, too!!

  6. Oh how I LOVE this. I want one!!!

  7. My mom wants one for her house and I’ve been thinking about getting her one. I also want one!

  8. I love these and one Christmas got them for my in-laws and my husband’s sister’s family but still have yet to order one for us! Thanks for the reminder. Great Christmas gift!!