I love a wall full of photos and decor in a home. There’s just something personal about it that lets me know more about a person. Now that we’ve moved into a new home, I decided to redo my personal space. My favorite piece that everyone seems to adore and want to know about is my Happy Map.
Happy Maps make high quality personalized love maps. I’m sure you’re wondering what that means so let me fill you in. Happy Maps lets you choose a specific location like a city you fell in love or a certain place in the world that inspires you. Though it is popular to choose a theme like “where we met” and “where we married,” you can go with any theme you like. Once you’ve made your decision, you choose your color, subtitle, tagline, layout, and size. From there Happy Maps creates a unique personalized gift with what ever theme you went with. Not only do they print in the USA but they also use museum quality matte paper with high-quality inks.
Creating my Map
I thought Happy Maps were so unique and personalized that I wanted to try it out for myself. Happy Maps created an “Our Firsts” poster for us. Or at least that’s what I’m calling it. I thought long and hard about a location to use and finally decided on one in my head. Without telling my husband which city, I asked him what he would choose. When he said the same answer, I knew that was the one.
We chose Chandler, Arizona. I know, you’re probably surprised I didn’t say Gilbert. We decided was the best fit because that’s where our first everything happened. We went on our first date at a teppanyaki restaurant in Chandler. We first lived together in Chandler. We had our first dog together in Chandler. We first became pregnant and found out in Chandler. Chandler was our home of firsts.
When my happy map arrived, it came in a stylish tube that kept is really safe. I opened up and fell in love with the quality of the print. It looked so great! After moving I finally found a frame for it and hung it up for all to see. We had a dinner party 2 weeks ago and almost everyone was asking me all about it. Not only is a unique item to hang, it looks so stylish.
Happy Maps Giveaway
Since I loved my Happy Map so much we decided to team up and host a giveaway. One lucky winner will get a chance to create their very own Happy Map!
robin rue says
I am so in love with this idea. I totally want to make one! It would make a great wedding gift idea, too!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
That is so cute! I can see doing this for all kinds of different occasions. I love the look so much!
Sarah Bailey says
This is such a lovely idea, I can just imagine them making a wonderful present, perhaps for a wedding of the location.
Haven’t heard or seen this idea before but I think it is wonderful. What a special gift this would make for just about anyone.
Joely Smith says
OMGEEEE I love this! I need wall decor and this is so special and perfect! I think I would do mine on Cocoa Beach Florida where my hubby and I got married. Entering and wishing all others who enter good luck!
What a beautiful piece to be able to hang in your home. Such a simple, yet lovely idea. I would love to have a bunch of these around the house, and it makes for a really nice gift too.
Jen Temcio says
I am born and raised in AZ and lived in Tempe, Gilbert, Chandler and Ahwatukee. I think these maps are really cool and I want to get one from AZ now that I have relocated to Illinois.
This is the first time I heard about the happy map and I love the idea. I would love to make one, too. Nice giveaway.
Ruth I. says
It will be nice to look at it every day and remember everything that happened in that place in the map. It’s really a cool and lovely idea to have one hanging on the wall 🙂
Jenn @ EngineerMommy says
This is such a fun gift for a special someone. I love the idea of using this to highlight where people met each other. Or where they got marries. I love this map!
Melissa Dixon says
This is such a cute idea. My husband and I come from two different states and then actually met in a third state so this would be perfect for our story.
This would be such an amazing wedding present to give someone. I have never seen these before.
I think this is a great idea. I would love to have one of these. I know a few people I’d gift these too.
Ali Rost says
This is the sweetest idea! My husband and I have lots of sentimental things on our walls, and could see a few maps fittining beautifully. There are a couple of trips we’ve taken together that would be fun to highlight. x
Cherri Megasko says
I love Chandler – my daughter and her family just moved from there, so I am well acquainted with it. I really like the idea of happy maps, too. For someone like me who has moved many times, a happy map for each place could be a great way to remember the best of each.
This is a cool idea. I know that I would choose Colorado as my happy spot. Not sure that my husband would be on the same page, but he might. 🙂
Amber Myers says
Oh my gosh, I just love this idea. How unique. I need to enter this giveaway.
Jillian Spellman says
Happy Maps are so cute! I would love to get one for the hubby and I. They would also make a great gift!
Yeu Doi says
Great ideas! I love personal decor, they turn the house into a unique home.
Mimi Green says
This is a unique gift idea and I like it. I immediately started thinking about what city I should select. This would also be nice for a birthday using your birth city.
Oh my gosh I would love one of these!! I have wondered how I could get one!
I have always wanted one of these maps, I think they are so beautiful
Karissa @WithOurBest says
I’ve got to get one of these for the office! They are so cute!!
Jennifer G says
These are so adorable! Seriously! This is such a cool idea for a gift too! I would love to get my very own.
Kelly M. says
Mine would be about the place where I found some serious healing 🙂
Aduke @ Aduke Schulist says
What a fun idea! I’d love to make some for my kids and put them in their bedrooms.
Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly says
Such a personalized and super thoughtful gift for a new couple.
That is so cute! Totally love that idea for a home decor. Thanks for the giveaway!
Asia H. says
Crossing my fingers! What a delightful way to show a piece of our story!
Tiffany W says
I would do one where my husband and I met and married which was college in Hayward CA 17 years ago!