Decorate Your Home With Personalized Art From 76th & Newbury

I adore anything personalized. If you’ve seen my son’s first birthday party, you’ll see that I had most of the decorations, even his outfit, personalized. Whenever we’d go home to Manila, I’d have something made that’s personalized for my kids if not for our family, like our family hand print on a ceramic plate. I treasure every memory I’ve made (and yet to make) with my family, and having something personalized captures that perfect moment and ensures that we’d be able to look back years from then and remind us how happy we were or little the kids were at that moment.

I love to travel with my family, including kids, no matter how hard and stressful it may get. And, of course, as any normal person would, I love to take pictures when traveling. Taking pictures is a great way to capture all the memories we’ve made throughout that trip. However, with all the hundreds (probably even thousands) of pictures I’ve been taking when traveling, I just don’t have time to create a photo book and have it printed on top of everything that I have to do. Sometimes I’ll remember to upload them on Facebook to share with our family and friends, but there are times I’d just forget. So all these wonderful pictures are just sitting in my hard drive. It would be nice to have them displayed somewhere so we can easily go through the pictures and remember those fun times we’ve had.

Which is why today, I’ve partnered with 76th & Newbury to bring you personalized arts to decorate your home with or to give as a gift for any occasion; which will also address all the needs that I have.

About 76th & Newbury

76th & Newbury started on Etsy under the brand name, PaperRamma. They design innovative and personalized art to celebrate each of life’s special moments. From trendy and personalized Canvas Guest books for the bride & groom’s special day, to one-of-a-kind personalized nursery decor, and interactive map prints to mark the family travels. You can read more about them here.

I really enjoyed browsing through their different products and found it really hard to look for that one thing that I really want because, to be honest, I want them all! I love how they have a variety of everything – from personalized arts that can be used for a wedding, anniversary gifts, home & nursery decorations, to gifts you could give your friends or parents.

About The Personalized Art

76th & Newbury personalized art for house decoration or gift for any special occasion, family travel map log

Of all their wonderful products, I decided to choose the Photo Vacation Log Travel Map. It takes documenting your travels to all new heights! This vintage-inspired map comes with an easy to use template to help make this map uniquely yours as those fun adventure photos can be easily attached. You can read more about it here.

I chose the Photo Vacation Log Travel Map because this would perfectly showcase my favorite picture/s for every place that we’ve visited; and I don’t have to worry about spending how many hours creating a photo book which I don’t really have. Plus, I get to see them every day, and be reminded of all the great times we’ve had, without having to flip through photo book pages.

The Order & Personalization Process

76th & Newbury personalized art customization process

The ordering process was pretty easy, you just simply add the item you want to purchase to your cart and pay for it. Immediately after your purchase, you will receive an email from 76th & Newbury with a link to your customization form. Just click the link and follow the instructions, indicate all the customizations that you want like color, font, quote (if applicable), and any other customizations you want to tell your designer.

Yes, you heard that right! You will be working a designer to finalize your order. Your designer will be sending you a proof within 1-2 business days based on the details that you have included in your customization form. You are definitely allowed to make changes, no matter how many they may be, until you are happy and satisfied with your order. To learn more about the personalization process, check out the FAQ tab here.

About My Experience

My experience with 76th & Newbury was good. I ordered my personalized art on a Monday and got my first proof the very next day. It took me and my designer 2 weeks and 8 proofs to get to a point where I was happy with my personalized art. However, we weren’t exchanging emails (with the new proof and changes) back and forth every day.

76th & Newbury personalized art for house decoration or gift for any special occasion, family travel map log

The designer I’ve worked with was very nice. He was very glad to do all the changes I’ve asked. However, there were instances when I asked him to change something but then I’d notice that he had changed something else in the proof that I didn’t ask for, which is one of the reasons why it took us 8 proofs to finalize my order. However, it wasn’t all his fault. Initially, I didn’t give detailed instructions of how I want it to look like; because I was under the impression that the “default” design is something similar to the product pictured on their site. So the first few changes that I requested is for my travel map to look exactly like the one they have on the site.

76th & Newbury personalized art for house decoration or gift for any special occasion, family travel map log, quote - The best things in life are the people we love, the places we've been, and the memories we've made along the way.

It took a while for us to make it look exactly how I want it to look, but when I saw my personalized art in person, I loved it! The canvas material that they used is pretty sturdy. My dad, my husband, and I (with the kids watching) had to lay the huge box that in came in on the floor when we were un-boxing it. And my daughter probably thought the personalized art was pretty inviting, and decided she wanted to stomp her feet on the canvas. But it turned out undamaged. What a relief!!!

How To Add The Pictures

76th & Newbury personalized art for house decoration or gift for any special occasion, family travel map log

Once my personalized travel map was finalized, my designer sent me a PDF template for me to use for cutting the pictures. The template isn’t complete with all the U.S. states though, they only included the ones that are big enough for pictures to be put in, which actually makes sense. I selected the states that we’ve already visited (that are available in the template), printed those, and cut them. I then put the state template on top of the picture (that I’m going to use for that state) as a guide to cut each picture. And then I used double-sided tape to attach the picture to the map.

76th & Newbury personalized art for house decoration or gift for any special occasion, family travel map log

The details on the state templates are pretty close to an actual map, with all the little curves, which made it hard for me to follow the templates when cutting the pictures. I tried my best to follow the template, but I just couldn’t. So if you’re going to really look at the pictures on the personalized travel map, you will see that they don’t perfectly align with the states. Another thing I had a problem with is that I had to guess the correct picture size to go with each state. I actually had other photos printed but they were too big for the state they were supposed to be in so I’m going to have them re-printed and add them later.

76th & Newbury personalized art for house decoration or gift for any special occasion, family travel map log

As you’ll probably notice, I had a very tiny picture in the California state. I actually intended it to be like that. I figured we’re going to visit California a lot of times in the future because there’s a lot of places I want to visit there; so I want to make sure we have space to put our pictures from our future trip. And for New York, I used 2 wallet size pictures to make up the state. They’re from when we visited with my best friend a few years ago, and from when we visited with my parents last year.

Tip: When printing the template, it’s important to uncheck the “Fit to page” option in the printer settings. I had that checked the first time I printed the template and state templates were way smaller than the actual states on the canvas.

The Verdict

76th & Newbury personalized art for house decoration or gift for any special occasion, family travel map log

Although it took me and my designer 2 weeks and 8 batches of changes to finalize the design, I’m still happy with how my personalized travel map turned out because it looked exactly how I wanted it to be. And that is why I really liked that they don’t set a limit to the number of revisions that you’re allowed to make because that ensures that every customer will get a product that they will surely love. And even with all the challenges I had with adding pictures, I still adore how the personalized travel map looked with our pictures on it. I can’t wait for our next trip so I can add new pictures on our travel map log.

I would recommend 76th & Newbury to anyone who is looking to decorate their house with personalized arts or those looking for personalized gifts for the special people in their lives.

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This product was provided for free by 76th & Newbury in exchange for my honest review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% honest and my own.

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  • Wow! This is a great way to document some awesome travelling! Love it! 🙂

    Sincerely Miss J
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  • Lisa

    This is so neat!!

  • I’ve seen similar products in like Pinterest, I live that you can personalize this although it seems a little complicated to put the pics on? I guess bc the states have weird, not straight edges?

    • It gets hard to cut the templates and pictures. My pictures didn’t turn out exactly like the ones on the map.

  • B ol

    What a great idea for families that love to adventure & travel.

  • Alexandria Snider

    This is really neat! I’ve always wanted to do a map, with pictures like this, but wasn’t sure where to start. I’m definitely going to check them out!

  • April Huggins

    Love this idea! The map is so cute!

  • Morgan Steph Schoenrock

    Love the final result!! Amazing how they work with you to get the print exactly how you like it. We love traveling as a family too-great way to remember adventures.

  • Jessica Peresta

    This is absolutely adorable and would be so cute in my home!

  • Jessica Bradshaw

    This is so cute!! What a fun way to showcase all the cool places in the US!!

  • Addison Messer

    I love this. What a great way to share memories. I want to go to more places just so I can make one.

  • Kelly Bandas

    I love this idea! Definitely pinning to try!

  • Corey Wheeland

    Their products seem really nice. I love this idea for keeping memories close!

  • Amanda Maxwell

    I absolutely love that! We also love to travel and this would be amazing!

  • Marta A Rivera Diaz

    This would be perfect for military families who are always on the move!

  • Kimberly @ Berly’s Kitchen

    How cool is that!! I’m definitely checking this place out. I love personalized art and your map looks awesome.

  • Meredith

    This is SO so cool!! What an awesome concept, I love it!!

  • This is the coolest thing ever. I’m really into maps and personalizing it with your own pictures is so genius! Thanks for sharing, i’ll definitely be checking these guys out once I can find some wall space!

  • I love the idea of the photo vacation map! I just made a little google map of all the places my boyfriend and I went to during out last trip to NYC. As we travel more, I would love to do something like this.

  • Natalie Aubele

    I have never seen one of these before ! We could totally use one of these we travel a bit ! 🙂 Super cute

  • Melissa

    This is such a great gift idea. I would love to have one of these for my family’s adventures.

  • Victoria McGill

    This is a great way tondisplay travels!

  • Patrice Walker

    Aww I would love this as a world map! We love to travel and this would be such a nice personal touch to the house!

  • I love that so much. I would definitely do something like this for my family! It would look good in my office.

  • I absolutely adore this world map! That is awesome that you are able to make so many revisions. I love the way that yours turned out — thank you for sharing!

  • That is the most adorable thing ever! We love to travel as a family and this will be the perfect addition to our home. Such a brilliant idea!

  • That is too cool!! I love it so much, and it makes me want to go to all the places (as we are pretty much homebodies).

  • IG:Suetanyamchorgh

    This is pretty cool:) I love travelling also .

  • this is such a cute idea! I’ve never seen anything like it! so smart

  • Kristen Carlson

    I love this idea!! Love that you can add pictures to fill it up!

  • Leila

    This is fantastic idea! Love it!

  • Stephanie Lowry

    This so so cool! As a military family that moves a lot this would be awesome to not only log vacations but also where the military has brought us!

  • Devon Bernthal

    I love this! Being a Military family that moves a lot this would be great!

  • Patricia Conte

    What a super-cool, personalized project! I love it! Glad to hear the process of putting it together was an easy one. What a fun piece to display!

  • Stay at Home Science

    That map is really cool! Now that our youngest is getting a bit older, we hope to go on more road trips. This would be a very cool thing to have.

  • vriley85

    that is SO cool! love that you fill it up with your own memories

  • Twin Pickle

    Love it! Such a great idea 🙂

  • Taylor Mobley

    I LOVE this so much!! We have maps all over our house and I love the way this one looks. I need to order one!

  • This is such a cute idea!

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