How is it midway through April already. January and February felt like the longest months I’ve ever experienced, probably due to the fact that we didn’t have a summer or autumn/winter holiday. In fact, the last time we went away on holiday was last April when we went to visit my husband’s family in Poland. It was freakishly cold for that time of year (a bit like we’ve had with the ‘Beast from the East’) so we experienced two solid weeks snow. So perhaps my desperate longing for Summer and some nice weather has made the first few months of this year feel like an eternity. But I’m hopeful that things will change soon. This week has been a bit better and perhaps if we’re lucky we’ll be in for more of the same.
So April’s giveaway seems quite appropriate to how I’m feeling right now. I’ve teamed up Alvar Carto, an online business that lets you create and order unique customisable map posters from any location on the planet. Alvar Carto’s mission is to help us to hold on to our most important memories by hanging them up in our homes as a constant reminder. Want to commemorate your first date? Your Wedding? Where and when your first child was born? Your most memorable holiday? Your place of birth? No problem, simply create customisable map posters using the easy personalisation process on the Alvar Carto website.
Enter the location you want to focus on, choose from four different poster layout options, customise the colour, and modify the labels. You can search, zoom, pan, and fine-tune the map poster just the way you like with street level precision to create customisable map posters that are truly bespoke.
I have a similar poster hanging in my bedroom that I created for my husband. It features his home town, which I know he misses and will always love. With him being so far from home this made a lovely gift for him and he really appreciated it.
Alvar Carto has offered one lucky Design Sheppard reader the opportunity to win two customisable map posters in a size of their choice. Simply enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter widget below as usual.