Thursday, December 12, 2013
Piczzle Review & Giveaway
I was chosen to review a puzzle product from Piczzle. Piczzle is a company that specializes in turning your pictures into puzzles. You can choose the size of your puzzle from small to giant, how many pieces you want from 6 to 2,000 pieces, if you want wooden or cardboard pieces, and the shape (regular, heart and round).
I chose the 16 piece Medium Basic Design with cardboard pieces because I wanted to get something special for my daughter. I thought the 6 piece would be too easy since she's almost 4 and the 24+ seemed to be a bit much, so 16 pieces seemed like a happy medium.
With these puzzles you can also chose to add text up to 35 characters per line (2 lines), the "Font, size, color and positioning will be determined by their professional graphic designers for optimal result."
The one thing that I was some what disappointed with is that after you upload your picture you can't crop or adjust it, you'd have to find a way to do that before you uploaded it.
I received my order a week or so after it was ordered and when I opened it, my heart sank a little. The photo on top of the box that depicts the puzzle inside was grainy and I thought it was a preview of what the actual puzzle was going to look like, but luckily I was wrong. The actual picture on the puzzle was 100% better then the box photo.
I'm beyond pleased with this product. The photo that I had chosen to have the puzzle done with was a picture of my daughter and husband. When I handed my daughter the box she exclaimed "That's my daddy!," she absolutely adores this product and is constantly taking it apart and putting it back together.
Besides the not being able to crop the photo feature and the box photo, the only other down side I can see to this product is that the puzzle pieces aren't glossy, I guess they would be what is considered flat. This only bothers me because if my daughter gets anything on the pieces it's not going to wipe off easily/at all, it's just going to stain the pieces.
In my honest opinion though I would recommend creating a custom picture puzzle to anyone, based on my daughter's love for it alone. The Piczzle picture puzzles start at $21.95, plus $6.95 shipping and would make great gifts for kids who miss someone, like a parent who's overseas or a grandparent that lives far away, at least that's what I used it for, since my husband is gone for a month, I wanted my daughter to be able to see him whenever she wanted. They could also be used to propose or to commemorate something.
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Great news! Piczzle has also given me the opportunity to giveaway a Small Cardboard Puzzle to one lucky fan. Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. Please note if you have already won a Piczzle from another blog you cannot win again a Rafflecopter giveaway I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.