Whether you are looking for a thoughtful, unique, and sentimental Mother’s Day gift–or just really want one for yourself– check out My Little Buffalo’s custom illustrated family portraits which–hint--would make me a very happy recipient. And that’s not just because it’s way easier than trying to wrangle my large crew into a photo sitting. What’s also cool is that this portrait can be printed onto a custom iPhone case so that an iPhone loving Mom or Grandma can take her family portrait with her wherever she goes.

Lisa Nelson’s colorful, not-too-fussy illustrative style creates an image that looks sweet, casual, and not cartoony—just like my kids. Taking one of your photos and your input like “please make it look like my son has brushed his hair” or “no stains on the tee shirt,” she will create a digital file that you can print yourself.

You then can order your portrait printed onto a lightweight, white iPhone case for a one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day gift, Father’s Day gift, or anytime gift.

I love how her sweet images look in miniature on the back of an iPhone, with or without your family name.

Related: 10 cool, modern custom family portraits for a truly special gift


Custom iPhone cases from an artist-created family portrait | My Little Buffalo
Hurry, especially if you are eyeing these portraits for Mother’s Day. Getting one of these custom iPhone cases may be a lot easier for me than trying to get six of us to look, smile, and not blink for the camera — but such adorable perfection does take time for the artist to create.

Visit the My Little Buffalo Etsy shop for information on how to order a custom iPhone case from your own custom family portrait. Please note that iPhone cases are available for the iPhone 4, 4s, 5, and 5s only and can only be ordered after first ordering the portrait which comes with a high-quality digital print. Please double check lead times if ordering for Mother’s Day or any other special occasion.