Staples Easy Canvas Giveaway!

Staples Easy Canvas Giveaway!

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Staples has been good to us lately! In addition to the plethora of beautiful Martha Stewart wrapping essentials (wheee!), I was also recently given the chance to try out their EasyCanvas service. In the past couple years, it seems like canvas-making companies have been popping up by the dozen. Lots of them are pricey and lots of them are Internet-based. So, when I received an email offering to let me try Staples’ service, I was curious. First of all, it was a whole lot less expensive than any I’ve seen before. And second of all, I liked that it was in-person. You bring your file to the Staples copy center and the sales person talks you through the process. Another plus about Staples? It’s fast! They do have to send it out, but it generally happens within just a few days. Which means you could totally go today and have your canvas in time for a holiday gift (well, I guess you should probably verify that with your local Staples first to make certain!).

I realized Chris and I didn’t have any photos of ourselves in our apartment and since we had some fabulous engagement photos done, I thought it might be nice to get one turned into a canvas. So, I grabbed my coupon and hit up my local Staples.

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You can get the canvases in 3 sizes, 11×14, 12×12, or 16×20. The 11×14 and 12×12 are only $29.99, while the 16×20 is just $39.99. I couldn’t even believe it, considering most canvases I’ve seen run at about $80 a pop.

My lovely Staples contact also threw in a free photo enlargement, too. It was a $6.99 value and kind of an afterthought for me, so I picked out another fun engagement photo and called it a day. The enlargement? Done in 5 minutes! And when the girl behind the Copy Center counter brought it out to me, I was instantly in love. I generally hate every single photo of myself, but this one makes me SO SO happy. It was taken during out engagement session in front of Coolidge Corner, our old neighborhood.

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I instantly bought a frame for it (Amazon Prime– here in 2 days!). And then felt a little weird that we went from having zero photos of the two of us in our apartment to two really nice photos of just us. Is that weird? I mean, our apartment isn’t that big, but maybe when we have a house someday, it will be a little bit more acceptable.

Anyway, I really want to hang the enlargement up next to this print that we currently have above our couch. It’s Coolidge Corner WITHOUT us standing in the middle of the road.

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Clearly we’re in love with our old neighborhood.

A few days after bringing my file into Staples, my EasyCanvas was done. They even emailed me to double check a couple things and show me the proof.

If you know the Brookline neighborhood, then you probably know where this is. It’s right by the pretty mural on the brick wall on Harvard Street.

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Wait. Would it be weird if I made a thousand EasyCanvases and hung them all over my apartment walls? With some photo enlargements in between? Because I’m kind of obsessed. This was way too easy and inexpensive and totally addicting. I think everyone in my life is going to be getting a Staples Easy Canvas for the next few gifting holidays 🙂 I’ll try my best not to make it a canvas of me and Chris (unless you want that and then I can totally make it happen!).

I am totally trying to restrain myself from saying “that was easy.” But it so was. Oh wait, I just realized I already said it in the paragraph above. Oops 🙂

Staples Easy Canvas Giveaway!

Now, you can win your own EasyCanvas and photo enlargement from Staples! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post letting me know what you would get on your EasyCanvas. Enter by Wednesday, December 19, at 11:59 p.m. for a chance to win! And for an extra entry, follow @wearenotmartha on Twitter!

And don’t forget to go to utilize the 40% off coupon for Martha Stewart wrapping paper we offered yesterday. Basically, if you have any shopping left to do, you may as well just head to Staples!

Hope your holiday season is merry and bright so far 🙂

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I’d also like to express my condolences to all of the victims and their families from Newtown, CT. There aren’t really any words that are sufficient for times like these and it doesn’t feel right to go on being “merry and bright,” though I know we must somehow continue on. When I heard the news, I immediately realized everything I was tweeting about and posting about seemed so trite in light of what was happening and I had to step away from the holiday celebrating and self-promoting. I don’t know what’s the right thing to do now, but I’m pretty sure it’s simply to hold your loved ones close and be so, so thankful for everything good in your life. I know how extremely lucky I am to be where I am and to have the people I have in my life. I think everyone will be taking a closer look at what the holiday means this year and I hope that we can all somehow come together to make the world a better place. If you need a smile or a little extra faith today, check out the Wall of Love.

62 Responses to "Staples Easy Canvas Giveaway!"

  1. Carol says:

    a picture of my new niece

  2. Carol says:

    Twitter follower

  3. Shauna says:

    I’d love to gift this! Maybe a sister photo, or city shot of Boston! I am a follower 🙂

  4. Simply Life says:

    I would print a picture from our last vacation to costa rica

  5. Katie says:

    Love it! I was just at Staples this weekend doing an elargement and also couldn’t believe the prices of the canvas prints! I’d probably use it for a (hopefully wonderful) wedding pic, because I’m getting married on Saturday!

  6. Steel Springs says:

    I would print one of my sister’s wedding photos for her.

  7. Steel Springs says:

    I’m following you on Twitter (@runsteelsprings).

  8. rachel says:

    I’d do one of our wedding photos!

  9. Andreea says:

    a photo with my sister for my parents! your pictures look beautiful, I wish my fiance and I would have more framable pictures.

  10. Andreea says:

    oh, and I am already a follower on twitter 😉

  11. Beverly says:

    We need a photo for our bedroom so I would take a travel photo and turn it into art!

  12. Suganya says:

    I would love to do one of our family pictures with our adorable 6 month old. 🙂 (Not that we dont have enough pictures of her in the house already)

  13. Staci A says:

    I would love to get a photo of my two boys.

  14. Staci A says:

    I follow you @mommastacia

  15. Jess says:

    I would get one of my wedding photos!

  16. Jess says:

    I also follow you! @jessfuel

  17. Emily says:

    I’d get a picture printed from my Paris vacation last spring!

  18. Rebecca C. says:

    I would love to have one of me and the hubby! Have some pics up of our wedding but have been wanting a more casual one.

  19. Noel says:

    I’d blow up a pic of my grandparents

  20. Mary Beth says:

    Mine would totally be a couples pic too! Probably including our new little puppy addition!

  21. Mary Beth says:

    Also, I follow you guys on twitter already.

  22. I’d actually get one or two of our engagement photos printed on the canvas, too! We’ve had canvases printed before through other online canvas companies, and they’ve always come out great!

  23. Hollie L. says:

    I’ve got a photo of my brother’s dog picked out and ready to go on a flash drive. I would like to give it to him for Christmas.

  24. Angela says:

    Just moved into a new apt and would love to enlarge one of my NYC instagram shots to canvas!

  25. Angela says:

    And follow @wearenotmartha on Twitter (as @foodiesatwork)

  26. Gia Grossman says:

    I would get a wedding photo in a canvas but I’ll never be able to decide which one! Your photos are so beautiful!

  27. Gia Grossman says:

    I’ve been following you on Twitter forever 🙂

  28. Kelly Paquet says:

    A family photo!

  29. Kelly Paquet says:

    Following on twitter

  30. Tasha says:

    I would get a family portrait of ours printed on a canvas.

  31. Kim K says:

    oh i love this – i would get a picture of my family.

  32. Renee says:

    We’ve been wanting to decorate our new place with travel pictures. I’d love to get some done on canvas.

  33. Renee says:

    And I follow you. @bellerenee

  34. Donna says:

    My great niece lives in Boston and her birthday is Christmas Eve and she will be 2 years old this Chirstmas eve and I always tend to make photo gifts for her Mom n Dad .. they keep in touch w/ us by sending us alot of pictures of their daughter and how many frames can you buy … but a Canvas Print .. well how COOL is that !.. I think it would be an Awesome gift ..and a nice suprise !!! . and they dont’ have one ! 😉

  35. Lexi says:

    I’d probably do a photo from our trip to Scotland last summer!

  36. Lexi says:

    and I follow you on twitter, of course! @lexilooo

  37. Abby says:

    I have a few photos of my FI and I that would look great on canvas, or I might save it for when we get our engagement photos done.

  38. Abby says:

    I also follow you on twitter @preheatyouroven

  39. Meg Karetny says:

    My husband & I could use an updated photo of us & I love the canvas look! What a great gift for us!! 🙂 Thanks for this!

  40. Meg Karetny says:

    I follow on twitter! 🙂

  41. Oooh, this is easy! I’d get one of our wedding pictures on a canvas. I’ve been wanting one but not wanting the price!

  42. Following you on Twitter too!

  43. Ellen Renee says:

    I would do one of my son’s senior pics.

  44. Tina M says:

    my wedding photo

  45. Nicole Secondi says:

    One of my personal photos from the new photography course I’m taking.

  46. LisaR. says:

    I LOVE canvas prints! I would get a picture of our son in his stroller when he was about 13 months old – the picture is sooo precious – I would love to blow it up.

  47. probably a wedding photo. 🙂

  48. Marcie says:

    A pic of my daughter

  49. Marcie says:

    Follow on twitter

  50. Cierra says:

    I would either use the canvas for our engagement photos or wait a little while longer and put one of our wedding photos in to.

  51. Cierra says:

    following on twitter @CierraCurtis3

  52. Karin says:

    I love canvases! We just took a family portrait, we totally forgot to get one at my wedding..so I would get one of my grandparents and their four grandkids! My grandfather just turned 80 and they just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary! I think they would love a canvas of us grandkids!

  53. Janel says:

    I love canvas prints! Not sure the exact pic I’d canvas, but since we’re re-decorating our spare room, I’m thinking a nice scenery type photo.

  54. Janel says:

    Annnnd I follow you guys on twitter, of course!

  55. bex says:

    We just had newborn pictures of our daughter done…would LOVE a canvas of one of those! 🙂

  56. bex says:

    and have been a twitter follower forever 🙂 (@tatabex)

  57. Heather says:

    I would print a picture of my two beautiful daughters.

    and no, it is not weird to have pictures of yourselves hung. 2 or 20, it’s your choice. and those pictures remind you of your journey called life. Merry Christmas to all of you. 🙂

  58. Heidi says:

    Great giveaway – I would put the recent family photo on canvas as a gift to my parents!

  59. Heidi says:

    Also just followed on Twitter!

  60. Jeannie says:

    I love your canvas, so gorgeous! Wish I could get some canvas photos done too! Merry Christmas to you:)

  61. Alana says:

    Follow on Twitter: AlanaHam

    I would get a canvas photo of my bf and I for our very first apartment together!

    Merry Christmas and I love your blog, I’ve been following for years!

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