I stumbled on these personalized thumbprint portraits on Etsy and they completely blew me away.
Standing 3-ft. high, these colorful works of art not only feature your (or your friend’s or your child’s) unique thumbprint, but the thumbprint is traced with words, colors, and images that so uniquely represent who you are. It’s completely customizable and completely one-of-a-kind.
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You provide a thumbprint image with a list of favorite things — books, quotes, songs, places, recipes, etc. — and Cheryl from the Etsy shop CherylSorg will pull images from all over the place. She can even send you an inkpad and other materials, if needed.
It’s a pricey gift ($1,200!) but the cost reflects the painstaking detail put into researching and creating such an elaborate work of art. But a discount is available for thumbprints made entirely out of book covers ($400) or thumbprints made out of black-and-white text from books, poetry, horoscopes, recipes, etc. ($600, shown above).
See all of these Custom Thumbprint Portraits from CherylSorg.
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