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Thursday
31
Oct 2019

Happy Halloween!

Eric Jones, the lead artist at GiveAcaricature, has wrapped up filming for 2020’s season of Halloween Wars, where he’ll star as the pumpkin carver on his team. A true creative, he’s continued to create some downright incredible pumpkin & gourd carvings this month.

creepy pumpkin carving by Eric Jones

These carvings speak for themselves. Aren’t they insane?!

In a previous blog post, we mentioned that his carving of Al Roker was on the Today Show in 2014. We are so excited to see what he created for next season’s Halloween Wars. In the meantime, these spooky carvings will tide us over!

Pennywise from IT carving

We’ll definitely be posting about his Halloween Wars run next year, so keep an eye out!

Monday
29
Jul 2019

GiveAcaricature artist Eric Jones to compete on Halloween Wars as a pumpkin carver!

Fall is always one of our favorite seasons – and now we have even more reason to love fall: our lead artist Eric Jones, will be competing in the upcoming Season of Food Network’s Halloween Wars as a Pumpkin Carver!

Eric has been carving pumpkins for his family’s and neighbors enjoyment for a while now. If you follow our FaceBook page, you’ve likely seen some of his creations that we’ve posted in the past. In 2014 his pumpkin carving of Al Roker got the attention of the Today Show! Check out the video here: https://www.today.com/video/today/56310082

Eric Jones Pumpkin Carving

Halloween Wars is a reality competition that will run over the course of 4 weeks in October. The show pits teams made up of cake sculptors, sugar artists, and pumpkin carvers (Go Eric!) against each other to produce the ultimate Halloween themed display.

Stay tuned for more – we’ll be posting updates as we have them! We can’t wait to see what Eric will create on Halloween Wars!

Thursday
9
Aug 2018

National Book Lovers Day

August 9th, 2018, is National Book Lovers Day. Today, all bookworms are encouraged to snuggle up with a book — be it a new mystery or an old favorite — and enjoy.

Below are a couple of our favorite caricatures we’ve done for bookworms:

Anniversary gift for bookworms

This was a wedding anniversary gift for the couple, who spend countless hours in libraries and second-hand bookstores together.

Testimonial: “Just love this unique gift for my husband for our anniversary. So well done! Just amazing. He loved it. Your company was so easy to work with. I applaud the artist. Thanks so much!!

 

Retirement gift for bookworm

This retirement gift highlights Karen’s true passions and what she can be found doing with her newfound freedom – relaxing on the beach with music, wine, and a good book.

Tuesday
15
Nov 2016

100% Customizable Retirement Gifts

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: you can’t afford to screw up when it comes to retirement gifts. Unlike a birthday, you can’t try and do better next year. Once this person retires, that’s it.

So you’ve got to give a gift that says everything you want it to. A gift that leaves an impression. A gift that summons tears – be they sentimental or because your gift was just too hilarious.

Want to see more? Check out our gallery of fun, sentimental, tear inducing retirement gifts!

Wednesday
22
Jun 2016

Signable Wedding Caricature

I got married last month!

We had a small wedding, with just family and a few of our closest friends — and our dogs. It was a simple and casual outdoor wedding, hidden in the beautiful woods of New England. While planning, my then-fiancee and I wanted a truly unique wedding. A dog as a ring-bearer, our DJ dressed up as Batman, etc.

So when it came time to pick out a guestbook for people to sign, we knew that had to be unique, too. Enter Eric Jones — the caricature artist I’ve had the pleasure of working with for the past 3+ years.

21995-wedding-caricature

He drew the perfect scene for us! I had to provide him with separate photos of my face and the hairstyle I’d have for the wedding, but he got it just right. Not to mention, our well-behaved pooch, complete with his vest, ready to bear rings — and the troublemaker in the back, digging into the wedding cake. Too cute!

Then we had it framed with one of our signable mats. Our guests were blown away by the likeness of the caricature and unique alternative to a traditional guest book. It was a perfect addition to our perfect day!

signing

Check out some of Eric’s other wedding caricatures!

Thursday
4
Feb 2016

National Doctors’ Day!

Since time immemorial, physicians have pledged to be healers and caregivers. Whether they are giving us a preventative flu vaccine or performing an emergency surgery, doctors make up some of the very best of our society. So it only makes sense that we dedicate a national holiday to them – Doctors’ Day, on March 30th.

This is going down as one of my all-time favorite doctor gifts. This doctor was a huge Michael Jackson fan with a great sense of humor. The staff even gave him the nickname “Moonwalk”!

doctors day 2016

 

 

Check out some other great doctor caricatures in our gallery!

Thursday
22
Oct 2015

Happy 10th Anniversary To Us!

How time flies! 10 years ago today (October 22, 2005) we started our GiveAcaricature business and received our first order. Fast forward 10 years later, and we celebrate with an awesome team – from our artist group in New York to our fantastic customer service teams in Arizona and Washington State.

In our 10 years, we’ve drawn over 30,000 faces with almost 17,000 orders received. That makes for some extremely happy customers over the years – we’ve received over 5000 reviews from customers, with an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars. Needless to say, we’re pretty proud of our accomplishments!

We’ve adapted over the years, and based on customer input our style has changed somewhat – but we have never sacrificed on quality. We started this business believing that we would always meet or exceed customer expectations and we believe we have met those goals. As our lead artist, Eric Jones, says, “We are literally in the business of creating smiles, all day, every day, allover the world!”

Our first caricature done in October 2005:

Our First Caricature Order from Oct 2005

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