With a $39.99 deposit, a gorgeous Plum Parcel arrives on your doorstep
Fill your box with all your favorites (artwork, report cards, spelling tests, photos, clay figures, it's all fair game!)
Slap the pre-paid shipping sticker on your Plum Parcel, and send it back for us to work our magic.
Click here for tips on packing and prepping your artwork!
We'll pop you a message when we receive your parcel. (Please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book, so we don't end up in your spam.) And now's the time for you to select which size book you want to order. We'll show you your options based on the number of pieces you've sent. You can also just go digital, and make a book later - whatever works! (Your $39.99 deposit will be deducted from whatever option you choose.)
Once our design team is done whipping up your book, we e-mail you a link to check it out, make any changes, and let us know it's good to go.
Voila! Your beautifully bound pieces come back in a book and/or on a zip. (If you've asked for your artwork to be returned, it will arrive separately from your Plum Print book.)
We suggest choosing pieces that your child has created him/herself without outside assistance. These pieces tend to showcase the genuine imagination of young children that, in turn, makes these books so beautiful and unique.
We suggest choosing pieces that will travel well. Although that collage of pasta is beautiful in your home, by the time it reaches us it may very well be a bowl of pasta at the bottom of the box. Likewise, a stunning porcelain bowl is perfect on your shelf, but we would hate to see it shattered in transit to us.
Artwork that has low contrast (for example, yellow crayon/marker on grey paper) will not translate well in reproduction.
Neon colors will appear colorful in print, but they will NOT appear neon.
Be creative and choose a fun title and cover piece for your Plum Print book! Add the title you would like on your Art Submission Form and mark the back of the cover piece with the word COVER written clearly in PENCIL.
If the artwork has a top and a bottom that may not be so obvious, please mark it in PENCIL on the back. (Although your little tyke can clearly see where the face and feet are, our graphic designers might find another interpretation!)
Write any captions you would like included directly on the back of the artwork in PENCIL! Or put the captions on sticky notes attached to the work - but be very careful when packing to ensure the stickies don't fall off in transit.
If you would like your art presented in a specific order, mark the back of the artwork in PENCIL with the order, with the first piece starting at #1 ascending.
We accept all 2-D art as well as small 3-D pieces (limited to 5" x 3" x 3"). We highly recommend using plastic bags to prevent water damage in transit.
We urge you not to fold any of the artwork! The creases can severely distort the digital image and we may deem it unusable. We hate to see creative artistry gone to waste. Rolling larger pieces is a much better solution. Painter's tape works wonders keeping larger pieces rolled up safely.
Are you unsure of what to write on the opening page of your child's Plum Print book? Here are a few hall-of-famers to inspire you:
"Jack, this is a collection of your artwork from 2009-2012. Mom and Dad assembled this collection of your work to celebrate your 5th birthday. May you always love creating art and appreciating the art of others."
"Here's what I can do to make the world a little more beautiful: I can share all my art projects with others. It's sort of like my love is moving along to other people through my art." —Liam, age 5
Eva is almost 4, and has been drawing for about 2 years now. Drawing is one of her absolutely favorite things to do. Eva reports that "persons and fish" are her favorite subject matters these days. Eva tends toward a realist style in her drawings, although her paintings are more abstract. The skinny markers that grandma gave Eva are her favorite drawing tools, and she loves fresh sheets of construction paper— especially pink or white. Eva gets and gives joy through her art.
Lexi is almost 4, and took to drawing about 2 years ago. She enjoys all sorts of art projects, from drawing, to painting, to play-dough creations, to cutting out shapes and gluing them on a background. Much of Lexi's art is expressionistic. Painting may be her favorite art activity, and and red paints are the best. Lexi loves sharing her art with others as much as she loves creating it.