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Whether you’re getting married, going away to college or just getting a gag gift for your friend, there are plenty of occasions in which delivering a cardboard cutout of yourself, celebrity or even a pet may be the appropriate gift — or at the very least, a hilarious one.
Thankfully, there’s a service that allows you to customize cardboard cut-outs. So when the event arises, you’ll be prepared to give the best gift ever.
A company called Custom Cardboard Standees offers you the chance to upload any photo and have it turned into a life-sized cardboard cut-out.
Prices start at $49.99 for cut-outs that are 3 feet tall or under. So, if you’re hoping to take a cardboard version of your pet into the office, it’ll cost just 50 bucks to do so.
If you’re looking for something taller, however, prices go up to $139 for cut-outs that are over 7 feet tall.
According to the reviews online, the process of uploading a photo and having a cardboard cut-out shipped to you or a friend is really simple. And by the sound of it, people are coming up with all kinds of creative uses for these cardboard replicas:
“I love it!!! I cannot wait to surprise my daughter and almost son-in-law at their wedding with the cardboard cutout of their dog who isn’t allowed to attend,” one review reads.
Another family thought it would be the perfect opportunity to cheer on athletes from the stands (with giant heads!), as you can see from the Cardboard Cutout Standees Twitter account:
— CutoutStandees (@CutoutStandees) September 3, 2018
Others are using it to celebrate anniversaries:
— Karin Frederking (she/her/elle) (@syd_meister) August 20, 2018
These could also make great additions to kids’ birthday parties:
— CutoutStandees (@CutoutStandees) June 2, 2018
No matter how you use them, you’ve got to admit that the whole cardboard cut-out idea is fun and unique — and won’t be easily forgotten.
The company claims that if for some reason you’re not completely pleased, they’ll give you your money back.
Of course, this company isn’t the only option if you’re in the market for a customizable cut-out. Another website, LifeSizeCustomCutouts, allows you to have some fun with cut-out creation. They’ll take orders online or over the phone.
And if you’re looking for a cardboard cutout of a celebrity, movie character or even jungle animals (which could also be big hits at parties), Amazon’s got you covered. (In fact, one teen took a cut-out of Danny DeVito that she purchased on Amazon to her prom.)
If you were in need of some creative gift inspiration, now you have it. So, what creative way will you use a cardboard cut-out? Oh, the possibilities!