Tips For Creating The Best Grandparent Magazine Covers

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It’s a great idea to recognize those in your life who have made a positive impact, no matter how large or small. In your family, it’s always important to recognize those who had a part in your upbringing, and grandparents certainly fall into that category. One of the best ways to show them that you’re thinking of them is a personal gift. In terms of being practical and unique, nothing is quite like a personalized magazine cover to show your appreciation for all of their hard work and love for you. Here are a few things you can add to a cover to make It personal!

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Old Memories

One of the best things you can include on your magazine cover are memories that you’ve shared with your grandparents. Whether that was a trip to the state fair or a weekend stay at their home, it’s worth noting as a great memory, which makes them feel appreciated. Events that remind them how special they are to you are the best things to highlight.

Quotes

Every grandparent offers words of advice and wisdom to the ones in their family. This is because they usually have a ton of experience within a lot of topics. To make these important, you can use the cover editor to keep these quotes bolded and centered on the magazine cover. This gives anyone looking at your creation an idea as to who your grandparents are as a person.

Mutual Hobbies

If this is a special grandparents’ gift coming from only you, it’s a good idea to include things that will remind them of you for a while. A good idea is to feature something like a mutual sport or hobby that both of you enjoy, such as golf or sewing. This lets them know that the time spent doing those things are either because of them or their direction was valued.

 
To get started, head on over to the Cover Editor and begin creating your magazine cover. For examples of previously created magazines, make sure to like us on Facebook,  find us on Pinterest or browse our magazine cover templates!

 

3 Reasons To Create A Pets Magazine Cover

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The company of your pet at home is oftentimes like no other — they love cuddling up next to you at night, greeting you at the door, and playing games outside. Of course, there are also many ways to express your love and affection for your pet, and showing them off is a one of those! Instead of an ordinary photo, why not consider creating a custom pet magazine cover? There are a ton of different ways you can create one, and even more uses for your masterpiece!

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Showing Off Your Pet

Using one of our unique magazine templates, you can create a magazine cover showcasing your best photo of your furry friend, and their best traits. If you’ve got a talkative cat or a dog who loves to play fetch, these are easy and unique headlines that show others who your dog is, and gives the cover a bit of personality! Additionally, these headlines and captions can be customized to favorite colors and fonts.

Great Gifts

Let’s say you have someone leaving for college in the fall, but they’re heartbroken over leaving their pet behind — simple! Creating a fake magazine cover featuring your pet and child is a great way for them to remember their furry friend while they’re away from home. You can customize these captions to sound like cute quotes coming from the pet for added inspiration and motivation. Your child will love waking up to their pets face every morning, even if they’re not physically together.

Keepsakes

The best part about a custom magazine cover is the ability to use it for a number of things other than just a framed magazine cover. You can order them on t-shirts, mugs and more! Additionally, if you’re like many with a social media account for your pet, this is a great photo to post and share online. Who doesn’t love funny pet posts?

To get started, head on over to the Cover Editor and begin creating your magazine cover. For examples of previously created magazines, make sure to like us on Facebook,  find us on Pinterest or browse our magazine cover templates!

 

3 Things To Do For A Party Invitation

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In 2017, the traditional party invitation via the postal system is a lost gem that rarely makes its way into your mailbox. The digital era is full of other, new ways to invite your guests to events — but let’s not forget about how it used to be! A party invitation hung on the fridge is not only one of the best reminders your guests can have, but it allows you to have a bit of fun and use your creativity to request their attendance. No matter the occasion, you will find a special custom magazine cover to use as the invitation for your next big party! Check out a few tips below on how to make the best invite possible for your next event.

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Feature Your Star

Whether you are using the magazine cover invitation for your mother’s 60th birthday party or a party to celebrate your star athlete, make sure you’re featuring a clear photo of them doing what they love! This can include a photo of them smiling, playing their favorite sport, or just hanging with the family! It’s important to also make sure that this picture has the appropriate amount of negative space to feature the details of the part.

Include The Deets!

The purpose of this unique template is to make it look very similar to that of a magazine cover, while also incorporating the details guests will need to attend the event. Placing the date at the top is a great way to place subtle reminders of when the event will be (don’t worry, you can always mention it below that as well). Utilize headlines to feature key components, such as the event’s location, time, dress code, and the RSVP date. All necessary information can be carefully constructed to look as authentic as possible on your custom magazine cover invitation, while still retaining that authentic look!

Other Ideas

No matter the event, whether for a child’s birthday party or for a retirement, there are multiple ways to use the magazine cover invitation. Purchase the photo file download and print yourself to send to your guests, print the magazine cover as a poster to use as a sign in board or decoration for the party, frame a print of the magazine cover invitation as a keepsake for the guest of honor.

To get started, head on over to the Cover Editor and begin creating your magazine cover. For examples of previously created magazines, make sure to like us on Facebook,  find us on Pinterest or browse our magazine cover templates!

 

Photo Tips For Your Magazine Cover

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The perfect picture is just a snap away, right? Well, of course — provided you have the right skills necessary that is! When creating your personalized magazine cover, you can either use a photo you already have or take a new one yourself! But not just any photo will work — there are a few tips and tricks to taking the best photo you can, which optimizes it for your unique magazine cover.

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Clarity

One of the most important things to note when taking a photo is the quality in which it is coming out. In today’s age, most of our cell phones and digital cameras are pretty good at focusing in on the subject, but it doesn’t hurt to double check. In addition, making sure that there’s enough natural light is important, as well as color balance. Doing this will ensure a perfect picture to use as the base of your fake magazine cover

Negative Space

While you want your subject to be the focal point of the image, it’s important to leave some space on either side of them for background purposes. Because your gift is supposed to be a unique magazine cover, you’re also responsible for creating the custom headlines to go along with it! This means that you should leave a bit of blank space for headlines. Note: When creating this negative space, try to keep it all one color if possible, to make sure all text is legible.

Relevant Images

If you’re creating a personalized sports magazine cover, it would make more sense to incorporate some of that sport in the actual photo. This helps give your athlete, dancer or birthday girl/boy the perfect setting for the perfect magazine cover. With everything tied together, you’re able to create the best fake magazine cover possible!
To get started, head on over to the Cover Editor and begin creating your magazine cover. For examples of previously created magazines, make sure to like us on Facebook,  find us on Pinterest or browse our magazine cover templates!

 

Creating A Personalized Sports Magazine Cover

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Whether they’re just starting out or they’re a home-run hitting college student, the athlete in your life always loves a bit of encouragement. Throughout their lives, nothing makes them happier than attendance at their games, and recognition for their hard work. For those who aren’t able to attend every game, there are great ways to show them how proud you are, and they’re very easy! A personalized sports magazine cover is a great place to start, and there are a ton of things you can do with them to make it as personal as you’d like.

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Highlight Their Achievements

Whether your star just got his/her first hit or they’re a hat trick scorer, highlighting their skills within the sport is great for their own morale, and growth. This shows them that you acknowledge their hard work and dedication, which only boosts their confidence next time they’re on the field for their next shift.

Use Sport Headlines

In addition to highlighting their strengths as an athlete, this is a great way to incorporate quotes from their favorite athletes, as well as someone they look up to. If they’re a hockey player, this is a great place to include a quote along the lines of “He’s the next me!” – Wayne Gretzky. Additionally, you can show them that you’re their biggest fan with a quote from you about how proud you are — something simple often means the most!

Be Quirky

Just because they’re super focused in on the field doesn’t mean the sports themed magazine cover can’t be fun! If your athlete loves his/her red Gatorade, this is a great thing to incorporate into the magazine, with a headline that makes them look like the next sponsored athlete. You can also highlight some of their game rituals, which might include a dance right before their at-bat or the next play. Remember, everything is made to be totally custom and tailored to your shining star!

To get started, head on over to the Cover Editor and begin creating your magazine cover. For examples of previously created magazines, make sure to like us on Facebook,  find us on Pinterest or browse our magazine cover templates!

 

 

The Perfect Gift For Your Elders

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For the elders in your life, sometimes finding them the perfect gift can be a tough task. Rather, finding them any gift at all can sometimes be a challenge. When it comes to finding something that they’ll love, the answer is often right under your nose. Later on in life, your elders will be appreciating the time that they can spend with you, and recognition is something they’ll appreciate. For a gift, creating a magazine cover that highlights their contribution to your life is an excellent place to start — and they’ll love it!

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  • If your recipient is a grandparent, including this in a magazine cover is a great idea. This can highlight why the kids love him/her, and what they do that makes the kids happy. For those who are good with the kids, this will make all of their efforts feel appreciated — and hey, they may offer to babysit one night!
  • With years of living under their belts, there are often a number of achievements that you can highlight on a magazine cover. Let’s say this person was an avid golfer or helps out the community through a non-profit organization. This is something that is surely worth highlighting, and can really make them smile. You can also include a photo of them in their golf gear or involved at one of these events if you want to make the whole cover one theme.
  • Another idea is to just give flat out appreciation. Your elders love knowing that they’ve been able to have a positive impact on your life — and it’s important to remind them of that every once in a while. These can be little tidbits of advice given throughout the years, or a famous quote you remember them saying. Whatever it is however, they’ll certainly appreciate the effort.

To get started, head on over to the Cover Editor and begin creating your magazine cover. For examples of previously created magazines, make sure to like us on Facebook,  find us on Pinterest or browse our magazine cover templates!

 

3 Unique Gifts That Use A Custom Magazine Cover

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The uses for a custom magazine cover go far beyond a framed gift for the person you care about. Oftentimes, many people slip into a rhythm in which their gifts can lose their luster, and lack the personal touch that many desire. With a custom magazine cover however, your ability to construct a unique gift is much easier than browsing the internet looking for the perfect present. Below, we’ve highlighted a few things you can do with your newly created cover, and how it can be the gift you’ll love making and giving!  

Custom Mugs

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If your recipient is an avid tea or coffee drinker, the perfect gift might be sitting on (or waiting to sit on) their desk! Consider creating a custom magazine cover to have printed on a mug. The cover could feature something they love doing, or something that relates to their love for hot beverages in a mug. YourCover can print the mug for you, or order the photo file download and have the mug printed locally.. You’ve created a gift that will last forever, and they’ll be able to show it off proudly!

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Posters

 

For the kids, sometimes feeling very important is a big thing for them — a custom poster is exactly what you can do to make them feel awesome! Make your personalized magazine cover and YourCover can print it as a 16×20 or 24×30 poster. Alternatively, order the instantly downloadable photo file of your magazine cover design and have it printed at your local office supply store to create a huge poster for their bedroom or play area. The gymnast, or home run hitting athlete in your life will love looking at something that shows off their skill and achievements every day!

Mini Cards
By utilizing our instant download option, you can have multiple uses for the magazine cover you create. Mini trading cards can be created and printed out to give out to kids at a party, or placed on the table at your event as a fun piece of decor. This way, it showcases the star of the night, and anyone can take one (or a few) home with them!

To get started, head on over to the Cover Editor and begin creating your magazine cover. For examples of previously created magazines, make sure to like us on Facebook,  find us on Pinterest or browse our magazine cover templates!

 

3 Ways To Create A Magazine Cover For Your Loved One

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Creating a custom magazine cover for someone you care about can be one of the most fun gifts you make. The creative aspect gives you the ability to highlight exactly what you love about the other person while giving them a gift that will last for years to come. Whether you decide to use it as a unique Valentine’s Day gift or special anniversary, birthday, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gift, nothing beats the creativity and personalization quite like that of a magazine cover. With a number of holidays around the corner, take a look below at a few tips for creating a magazine cover that anyone would love to receive as a gift.

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Choose A Great Photo

If this photo is for someone you care about or are close to, it’s a great idea to include a photo that features both of you. To preserve memories and remind them of you, this is a perfect way to begin creating your cover. Pick an activity you’ve done before, or one of your favorite photos together. With this in place, your recipient will be able to proudly display the magazine cover wherever they’d like and have a reminder of the memory of that day.

Personalize The Headlines

Depending on where you plan on placing the magazine cover, tailor your headlines to make a connection. Let’s say your partner is a huge sports fan; this is a great opportunity to include their favorite player, quote, or even a recent memory of a game you both went to. Further adding to the memory aspect of the magazine cover is what will make it so special and memorable for whomever it is for.

Use It For Anything

We offer several options when ordering including photo prints, frames, canvas prints, posters, tshirts, mugs and mouse pads. But if you are crunched for time, choose the instant download option and the photo file is delivered immediately! This means you can take your now completely custom magazine cover and print and frame it yourself or have it printed locally on anything ranging from t-shirts to coffee mugs. This makes an already custom gift even more individual and gives the person another use for such a great gift.

 

To get started, head on over to the Cover Editor and begin creating your magazine cover. For examples of previously created magazines, make sure to like us on Facebook,  find us on Pinterest or browse our magazine cover templates!

 

 

How To Make A Fun Sales Award

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Oftentimes, a salesperson is one of the most integral parts of a business model. Everyone plays a big role, but your sales team is responsible for initial contact with the client, selling the product or service, and maintaining positive rapport throughout their time of doing business. For their hard work, these individuals sometimes deserve a little recognition, and there are many ways to do so. Instead of the usual gifts you give, consider starting a trend with a “Sales Award” in the form of a custom magazine cover that your recipient and company can all enjoy. Here are a few tricks to making the perfect cover.

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Feature Their Accolades

A sales award is supposed to congratulate and reward the recipient for reaching or attaining particular goals. Instead of a plaque or certificate with their name and the date, create a personalized magazine cover that is all about the recipient, their accomplishments, and the company. In the magazine cover headlines, talk about their achievements and use a font in big bold letters so everyone is able to read them. This helps distinguish what made them the person to receive the award.

Provide Encouragement

This is a great opportunity to promote internal growth within your company as well. Someone who has been named for the sales award is technically a representative of the company as a whole during their time as the winner. Before making the cover, find a quote that would suit the magazine cover. Allow this to be words of encouragement, or a trick on how they succeeded. These help other sales reps learn what they can do to also eventually be a ‘winner’.

Talk About The Company

It’s a good idea to reiterate your company’s values and what your winner of the month brings to the table. This will provide context about the award itself while also letting future sales consultants know how they can help propel the business as a whole. Paired with such an awesome custom gift, your team will be eager to see if they can become the star for the future months to come.
To get started, head on over to the Cover Editor and begin creating your magazine cover. For examples of previously created magazines, make sure to like us on Facebook,  find us on Pinterest or browse our magazine cover templates!

 

Creating The Perfect Valentine’s Day Magazine Cover

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Valentine’s Day is all about showing the proper affection to the people in your life who mean the most to you. Whether this is a boyfriend, girlfriend, spouse,  close friend or family member, this is the perfect holiday to show your appreciation for the special people in your life. And while chocolate and roses are great gifts, sometimes a unique, custom made gift is the perfect addition to your list of gifts. Below are a few things you can do to create a custom magazine cover as a lasting and unique Valentine’s Day gift to enjoy for years to come!

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Talk About The Person

Because you’re highlighting this person as the star of the magazine cover (and the holiday), you should likely speak highly of them in the headlines. Point out some of the things that make this person who they are, or why you’re so into them. This could be something as simple as “A smile that could light up a room” or “have you seen her eyes?” as a headline. This is a great way to point out what you love about this person and what you know will make them smile.

Make Sure It Fits The Holiday

For Valentine’s Day, the typical colors consist of red, pink and white. If possible, stick with these colors for headlines and other accents to the photo to really embody the holiday. This is a great way to tie the holiday into your gift, and make it look as best as possible — the best part? All of this can be easily achieved right inside of the YourCover Magazine Cover Editor to make sure it’s perfect.

To get started, head on over to the Cover Editor and begin creating your magazine cover. For examples of previously created magazines, make sure to like us on Facebook,  find us on Pinterest or browse our magazine cover templates!