The alphabet is one of the first things children learn, right after which stars are the Big Dipper, how to tie shoes, and why napping in the fridge causes a slight headache. Give our language's letters a closer look with today's Groupon: for $50, you get $100 worth of personalized photographic alphabet art ordered online from Fotobet. This Groupon can be used toward shipping and tax.
Fotobet's artworks are whimsical, stylish words created from a series of nature, architecture, or other photos that resemble letters. These assemblages are available in playful and inspirational words, such as (Imagine) Peace ($19.99), Hope ($19.99), and Yankees ($19.99). But, like all letters, Fotobet's photo-letters can be arranged to form any word in the English language, spelling out wee ones' names, newlyweds’ names, or Pat Boone's name ($85 and up for Fotobet, Jr.; $130 and up for Fotobet Original customization). Simply choose a Fotobet package (Original, Jr., or Gift) and enter a name or word in the form on the right side of Fotobet's website. Then, choose from a slew of Ps (Victorian light-pole curlicues and wrought-iron railings), As (arches and chairs), and Ts (Celtic crosses and earthworms wearing top hats). Photos can be color, black and white, or sepia, framed by more than 10 types of frames, placed on more than 20 colors of matting, and covered by four types of glazing (including museum glass and UV-protection glass). Fotobet greeting cards are also available ($9.99–$14.99).
This Groupon can be redeemed starting Sept. 20, 2010.
Though Fotobet has few online reviews, it has provided some customer testimonials:
- I use Fotobet as business gifts for my most valued real estate clients. They are always surprised and thrilled by such a unique, personalized gift. – Brian H.
- Everyone who visits my home asks about my Fotobet piece! Several of them have loved the concept so much, they've gone online and created Fotobets of their own. – Jennifer H.
Using archival-quality materials, Fotobet incorporates artfully captured photographs and user-submitted images to forge personalized prints and greeting cards that make for one-of-a-kind wedding presents, home decorations, and gifts. Customers choose from an arsenal of striking snapshots that symbolize each letter of a special name, word, or Scrabble rack. For instance, they can select an image of the Brooklyn Bridge's gothic arches to represent the letter M, a carriage wheel to stand in for O, or a mediocre report card to symbolize C. The photographed letters—which are all original shots taken in New York City—can be left in color, tinted in sepia tone, or rendered in black and white.
Customers can choose from more than 13,000 custom-cut frame and mat combinations to create an original Fotobet picture. They can also opt for the smaller-scale Fotobet Jr. to decorate a cozy space or kids' rooms, or go with a Fotobet Mini, which mounts selected images on 8"x10" or 4"x10" blocks of beveled wood.:m]]