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    I like to give prints to women who give me their homemade preserves.

    These are the ladies who, in my childhood, gave me a book instead of a cap pistol for Christmas.

    Make of that what you like...

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    Just make sure it's not that self portrait you took...the one with you wearing the jingle bell thong and the naughty elf toys...that would be tacky!

    Murray

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    It's only tacky if it's digital.

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    I don't think that it is tacky at all and I would _much_ rather receive a gift like that than the crappy stuff that they only put on the store shelves at Christmas time because no one would actually ever buy it for themselves during the rest of the year. ("Clapper" light switches, Chia Pets, Electronic counter-top frozen pizza cookers, mounted rubber fish that sing humorous songs etc, etc.). That stuff is expensive and utterly meaningless.

    On the other hand, I'm always a bit worried that friends will feel obligated to put it up on their wall just for my benefit (Obviously, it wouldn't hurt my feelings if they didn't hang the thing, but I have many friends who are much more thoughtful than I deserve). I think that from now on, I will only give matted but unframed prints. That takes away the possible inference that I expect them to hang it. If they frame and hang it, then I'll know that they want to view it regularly in their home. Of course, if they get a crack in their plaster and need something to stick up in front of it to cover it up, my print will come in handy
    That is called grain. It is supposed to be there.
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    I certainly hope it's not tacky - I'll be giving my father a print for his 75th birthday next week!
    -- Ole Tjugen, Luddite Elitist
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    I do find that it's better if you don't give everyone the SAME print in the SAME year. Make of that what you like.

    Bruce

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    How on earth could anyone think that giving a print for Christmas is tacky?! There's no better gift than something that you've made yourself. The picture itself, the mount, the frame or a big flourishing signature and a silly name of the image could be tacky, but the act of giving someone else a picture that you've taken isn't tacky at all. I agree with Bruce though, giving everyone the same image would be a bit iffy.

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    Giving a print as a present is exactly the best present we can give.

    ( what's kinda tacky is thinking we can all sell our work at a gallery ! )

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    "One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid,
    and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision"

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbarker
    You can increase the recipient's joy, of course, by selecting subject matter that will resonate with them personally
    I was going to say, yes, by all means, particularly if a print has already been admired by the recipient.
    Roy Groombridge.

    Cogito, ergo sum.
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    Tacky? Probably 'cause I do it all the time

    I charge money for my prints (plates) and everybody knows it. When I give one away, folks know it's value.

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