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How waiting until the last minute can still make you a Valentine’s Day legend

Last Second2Did your Mom ever call you a last minute Charlie?  Mine did and I never knew exactly who Charlie was but I knew it was not a compliment.  But many people thrive on the pressure of delivering – at the last minute.  And when it comes to the importance of Valentine’s Day in a relationship, waiting until the last minute creates a ton of pressure.  So how will you create a last minute Valentine’s Day gift that will still make you look awesome?  A personalized magazine cover from can do the trick!

Think of it this way.  Imagine it’s Valentine’s Day morning and you’ve got…nothing.  Empty.  You had all good intentions of not letting things get to this point and then – here you are again.  All you need is an internet connection, a good photo (or photos) and some imagination and in less than 15 minutes you can create and even print at home your last minute Valentine’s Day gift masterpiece that will make you a legend – even if it’s only in your own mind.

Last Minute Valentine GiftIf you don’t have a decent color printer you can run out to a store to actually have it printed on nice paper and maybe buy even a frame to put it in.  Or, just in case you wanted to break out – you could plan ahead and have print it for you and help you get a suitable frame.  But of course if you did that you wouldn’t be a last minute Charlie.

So go ahead.  Wait.  YourCover will bail you out!


Turn your great photos into the best Valentine’s Day Photo gift ever

Personalized Valentine Magazine CoverIf you are like most people you have a zillion photos between your phone and your camera (if they are not one in the same).   Why not make use and show off some of those terrific shots by using them in a personalized photo gift from YourCover? A fake magazine cover has to have great photos to make it really fun and memorable.  With YourCover’s easy-to-use photo editor you just upload your photo, crop it using our cropping tool, add a few headlines, see a real-time proof and then approve it.  Boom! –  it’s ready to be sent to you instantly as a photo file download OR you can have YourCover print it on our high-quality photo paper and sent straight to your door. Want it framed?  YourCover can help there too and it’s REALLY EASY! Of course you can use that great photo on a YourCover coffee cup, mouse pad, poster or t-shirt.  There are so many possibilities but they all key in on your photo.  This Valentine’s Day why not show how you really feel and care about your Valentine by using your photo talents to create the best Valentine’s Day photo gift ever?!


How about the world’s coolest personalized Valentine’s Day Gift?

Personalized Valentine's Day GiftChocolates are great but don’t last long. Flowers are also nice and last a little longer but also are soon gone and then forgotten. Don’t you always think – if I had more time I could do something really cool for Valentine’s Day?  A completely personalized Valentine’s Day gift from answers the call perfectly.

You have great photos of your Valentine and putting them to work to create a uniquely personalized fake magazine cover will make this Valentine’s Day the best you’ve had in a long time – maybe ever!   Choose from a variety of fake magazine cover templates or create your own.  It’s fast, it’s easy, it’s inexpensive and you can print it out yourself, we send you a jpeg photo file, or have print it for you.

If you want to go large, you can even purchase a smart-looking photo frame to make your gift even better.  Or go larger and order a poster!   So check it out and you will then know that making a personalized Valentine’s Day gift is almost as fun as giving it to your Valentine!


What do you get him for Valentine’s Day this year?

Personalized Valentine Magazine CoverThey say guys are easy to buy for right?  Well not all guys. And certainly not YOUR guy. Sure, if you asked him he’d say anything would be fine or worse yet, that you don’t need to get him anything at all.  But we all know he really doesn’t mean it (any more than you would mean it).

Ok, now that we have all that out of the way what can you get him for Valentine’s Day that will both surprise AND delight him?  A personalized fake magazine cover from delivers on both counts!   Surprise?  Check.  He will never expect it.  Delight?  Check.  And it’s not as if you don’t have a million great photos to choose from to put your guy on the cover of any magazine you can think of!

YourCover’s unique and completely personalized photo gift will also be around long after Valentine’s Day has passed.  If you want YourCover to print it for you on super high quality photo paper it’s as easy as the click of your mouse (or swipe of your finger)!   Want it in a frame?   That’s easy too and all can be sent straight to your home or office – and quickly too!   Should you wait until the last minute YourCover has you covered with our immediate delivery of a photo file download for self printing.

But don’t wait until the last minute.  That’s something he would do!


Being a last minute Valentine gift buyer doesn’t mean you don’t care

Valentine’s Day seems to come right after Christmas.  However forgetting to get your Valentine a gift that shows you really care is possibly worse than if you forgot a Christmas or Hanukah present!   But it would not make sense to try either.

Last Minute Valentine GiftSo maybe you are a procrastinator.  Maybe it’s already Valentine’s Day and you are sweating about what to do.  The world is so in need of a truly personal yet last minute Valentine’s Day gift isn’t it?  For fifteen years has been delighting its customers and recipients.  Putting your Valentine on the front cover of a personalized fake magazine of your choosing is fun and memorable!

All you need is a good photo or two, some cool personal facts about your Valentine, and even a little imagination to show you really care.  Can’t think of things to put on the cover?  No problem.  YourCover has a suggestion ‘library’ for just about any occasion.

Once you complete this personalized photo gift, you can choose to receive it by photo file download to print it yourself, text, email or post it to social media.   If you have not waited until the last minute you can have YourCover print it for you and even purchase a corresponding frame.

The best part is you can do it all in less than 20 minutes.  And you don’t have to wait until the last minute!


Frames for YourCover Magazine Covers

Need a frame for the magazine cover you just designed at YourCover?  We have some great choices that you can order directly from Amazon. There are multiple price points and styles to work with every decor. Your magazine cover will look great in any of the frames.


(Please note that frames are shipped separately from magazine cover photo prints.)


November 2013 Cover of the Month for the Woman of the Year!

November 2013 Magazine Cover of the MonthEach month we post the covers our customers have made to our gallery on the YourCover site as well as to that month’s album on our Facebook page. (We only post covers submitted by customers with their approval.)  Customers can then tag and share their magazine cover on Facebook and invite their friends to like it. We then choose the Cover of the Month from among the three with the most likes. The Cover of the Month is on our home page for that month and the customer wins a free magazine cover print and frame for celebrating another special occasion/event.

This month the cover was created by Pita G of Brownsville, TX for her friend Melissa – The Woman of the Year!  Pita did a great job using the blank magazine cover to create her own title “Woman of the Year”.  Melissa’s photo is of high quality and is clear and sharp on the cover. Pita personalized each of the headlines to reflect Melissa’s accomplishments and achievements.

Melissa’s cover was a huge hit with her friends and Pita’s friends. By far it has had the most likes and the most comments of any magazine cover we have posted to Facebook.  We here at YourCover are so thrilled that it was such a big success for everyone involved.  Congratulations to Pita and Melissa!

To make a magazine cover like Melissa’s, choose the blank magazine cover template and the personalize it with your own title, photo and custom headlines about the person starring on the front!


Make a Halloween Magazine Cover to Celebrate Your Trick or Treater!

YourCover Halloween Fake Magazine CoverSo much time, effort, creative thought (and money!) are put into making our children's (or maybe even our own) Halloween costumes. Why not capture that adorable or scary costume and the memories of this year's Halloween on a personalized magazine cover from YourCover?

Choose the blank magazine cover template in our online cover editor. This will allow you to name the magazine cover whatever you like such as "Halloween" , "Fright Night" or anything your imagination can create. The next step is to upload a photo and then to personalize the headlines. Each headline can be customized with personal info such as name, your town, and special memories of this year's Halloween fun.

YourCover offers several ways to receive your fake magazine cover. For instant delivery (maybe this is a last minute gift?), choose the photo file download. The image file is instantly available on the order confirmation page and is also emailed to you. Save the cover and print it out at home. For those with more time, YourCover offers printing and framing services with fast turn-around and delivery.

To make a magazine cover to celebrate Halloween, visit


First Day of School Photo Gift & Keepsake

First Day of School Gift and Keepsake from YourCoverIt's the First Day of School!  How will you remember this special day in your child's life?  Of course you'll take lots of photos, maybe even some video.  When my little ones went off on the bus the first time I took photos at the bus stop, plus photos getting onto the bus, and then photos getting off the bus at the end of the day!  When my daughter entered her senior year of high school, I took the last 'first day of school' photo so we could compare the two images of her heading off to kindergarten and then 12 years later heading off to her last year of high school – time flies!!

YourCover offers a unique way to celebrate and commemorate this important day in your child's life. Use our blank magazine cover template to create a "Kindergarten" or "School Days" magazine cover or choose the "Scholar" magazine cover.  

To the left is a magazine cover created by our customer Mandy in Texas. She used the blank magazine cover template to create her "Kindergarten" magazine cover.  Her son looks adorable as he heads off to school for the first time.  Mandy captured this moment in time with headlines about her son's likes, interests and what he we wants to be when he grows up.

Whichever magazine cover template you choose, it will feature your child's photo along with headlines all about their first day of school.  Use the online magazine cover editor to upload the photo. You can then personalize each headline to include the name of the school, your child's teacher, the date, a funny or special memory of the day, and more.

A YourCover personalized magazine cover is a unique and memorable 'first day of school' gift and keepsake.  Your gift can be instantly delivered when you download and save the image file to your computer for  self printing. Or let us print and frame your "first day of school" keepsake for you.


August 2013 Cover of the Month – What Makes It Special

The August 2013 Magazine Cover of the Month was designed by Sue P of Bordentown, NJ.  The Cover of the Month is chosen from the top 3 covers with the most likes in that month's Facebook album. Sue's personalized magazine cover beat out the competition from nearly 40 other entries.

August 2013 Cover of the MonthThere are several reasons Sue's personalized magazine cover came out so well.  She used our blank 'make your own title' magazine cover template and created her own title "Rock Star Living". This clever title really matched well with the photo she chose to upload.  Each headline is a funny tribute or memory about Bob whose photo graces the front cover.  Sue used each element and feature of the magazine cover editor to create a unique personalized birthday gift.  

We could tell from the comments the cover received in our album that the recipient loved his gift and his friends and Sue's friends also thought it was unique and special gift.

To create your own personalized magazine cover whether as a birthday gift, an anniversary gift or a gift 'just because', visit YourCover to choose from over 80 magazine cover templates to find the one that matches your occasion or recipient's personality or interests.  Or like Sue, choose the blank magazine cover template to create your own title!