Every picture of you or your family look entirely stiff and wooden? Well, then stay the hell away from WoodSnap ($40+), an online print company that takes your photos and prints them right out onto a block of wood. The beautiful custom wood canvasses (all the way from 8 x 8-inches to 30 x 40-inches) add a unique but natural earthy look to a favorite picture or illustration. And it is all about the wood: the grain shows through the image just enough, the thick sides have grooves for a high-art look, and vertical and horizontal slots on the back make for simple hanging.
The process is easy, too: pick a size, upload your photo file, pick it up from your doormat four to nine days later. Every aspect of production, labor and distribution is done in house right here in the U.S. of A. (which can be an important issue to people who don’t want pictures of their loved ones printed on some weird foreigner tree).
No need to worry, eco-guilty types. The company has joined forces with the nonprofit group American Forests to ensure that for every WoodSnap you purchase a new tree will be planted. Your tree will slowly grow into a beautiful big oak that, one day, your grandchildren can cut down and print their own photos on.
Buy Now: $40+