Over the past two years, like many people, my mom has been through lots of ups and downs. So, this holiday, I want to give her a meaningful present that would put a smile on her face. And the #1 thing she always likes best — more than any sweaters or lotions or chocolates — are photo gifts. (Classic mom.)

So, I turned to Artifact Uprising, a Colorado-based company that creates super high-quality photo goods. Their designs are gorgeous, and they use recycled papers and reclaimed options throughout their made-in-the-U.S. product line.

They have photo cards, frames, books and more, but I chose the Everyday Print Set, where you can create 10, 25 or 50 thick, matte photos in different sizes.

Creating the photo gift filled me with joy, as well. It felt good to look through snapshots and choose favorites, and they were easy to upload from my phone’s photo library. The process reminded me of all the sweet times we’ve had during these strange past few years.

Then she can display them, on rotation, in a Walnut Print Block, which fits 12 photos at a time. I love that my mom can update the snapshots on her desk anytime she feels like seeing another smiling face.

I can’t wait to give my mom this gift. Visit Artifact Uprising, if you’d like to see many more ideas (this would make a great gift), and find tips and tricks here. Thank you so much!

Bonus for all readers: Get 15% off your order on Artifact Uprising with code CUPOFJO15, good through January 31st, 2022. (This doesn’t apply to shipping, bundle deals, gift cards or wedding design services.)

(Photography and styling by Veronica Olson for Cup of Jo. This post is sponsored by Artifact Uprising, a brand we use and love. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Cup of Jo.)