What is a Gift of Love Anniversary Ketubah?
A Gift of Love Anniversary Ketubah is an extremely personal gift in which we “marry” your favorite photo, typically one from your couple’s wedding, with a beautiful text that celebrates the years they have spent together and looks forward to many more.
What different design options do I have?
For Golden Anniversaries, we recommend our Gift of Love - Gold version, in which we take your photo of the couple and highlight them into a beautiful gold-tone “frame” of intricate filigree with antique detailing that evokes the romance of a more mystical time--of Romeo and Juliet, of chivalry and honor. As a final touch, we add the phrase, “Ani L’Dodi v’dodi li, I am My Beloved’s And My Beloved Is Mine,” and the result is a design that is powerful yet soft and graceful, and one that is completely personal to your couple.
If you prefer, you can also choose from our Gift of Love - Original; Gift of Love - Silver, or our more simple Gift of Love - Your Photo in which we leave your photo of the couple, as is, and add a text. Simple, but elegant.
What different text options do I have?
Is the Text In Hebrew or English or Both? Any other language?
The text is typically in Hebrew and English, but you can choose English only (or Hebrew only) if you prefer. And, we can have your text translated into any language as well. Just ask. The look of the ketubah will vary depending on how many languages you include, as you can see from the examples on this page.
How much does it cost?
The Gift of Love - Original, Gold, and Silver are each $349 on paper, $399 on canvas. The Gift of Love - Your Photo is $269 on paper, $319 on canvas. Shipping and additional services or options you might add are extra.
Are there any other services or options available?
Yes, we offer the following:
Personalization of the text: We seamlessly integrate your couple’s information (names, date and location) into the blanks in the text.
Custom texts: Write your own text and we can have it translated into Hebrew or any other language if you like!
Add/Delete/Change Poetic Phrase: Change the phrase that’s in the Original, Gold, or Silver versions (choose a new phrase or add in your couples’ names and wedding date), delete it altogether, or add in a phrase into the ‘Your Photo’ version.
Framing/Wrapping: Let us frame your paper ketubah or wrap your canvas ketubah so their gift is complete and ready to hang!
Can I order this for myself (and my spouse or partner)?
Of course!! It makes a wonderful gift whether you’re giving it to another couple or to your own spouse or partner.
Can I order this for a same-sex couple?
Of course!! We can tailor either our Anniversary or Renewal of Vows text to reflect one gender or the other. Just specify all “feminine” or “masculine” in the comments section when ordering.
How does it work?
When you order, you will place the item, "Your Photo" Ketubah, in your cart, then choose your text and options and check out like normal. If you have any preference of how the text should be placed on the photo, just let us know in the Customer Notes box at the end of the checkout process. You must separately mail your hard copy photo or email your digital photo to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The price is for one photograph only - we can accommodate multiple photos or custom work (e.g. major cleanup, removing an image from its background, etc.) at our customary rates. Please contact us for a quote.
Before choosing a photo, please review it carefully with an eye toward how it might look in a larger format, specifically looking for blurry areas, blemishes or details that might look OK in a small size but will be annoyingly obvious when printed in a larger format. If you are sending us a digital picture, the higher the resolution, the better your ketubah will look when it is enlarged.
Lets get technical:
For those of you who understand the technical stuff, please be sure it is at least 1200 dpi at 4" x 6" (4800 x 7200 pixels). For the rest of us, before you snap away, try to look in your camera’s manual for instructions on setting both the size and, if possible, the compression. Size is sometimes called pixels or ‘recording pixels’ for still images. Choose ‘large.’ For Compression, choose ‘high quality’ or ‘superfine.‘ (These may be called different things for different brands of cameras. You may want to check the Web site for the make and model of your camera to get the correct information.) In any event, just email us the highest resolution picture you have in the largest size you have. Either way, we'll take a look at your proposed picture before starting the job and let you know if we think it will work or if it will be too grainy when we blow it up.
(By ordering a "Your Photo" Ketubah, you also confirm that you hold the copyright to the photo or that you have permission from the copyright holder to use the photo for this purpose.)