I first got to know about a personalized gift service called Morty when I walked past a kiosk in Kinta City. I thought that it was an awesome idea to create a “cartoon” image of a loved one to be printed on various gift items. When I found out that Eric Chua, the creative mind behind this cartoon personalized gift idea is from Ipoh, I was very surprised.
Over the long National Day weekend, I placed an order for a personalized mug with Eric Chua. I didn’t know what to expect since it was my first order of a personalized gift. I sent in a photo of myself to Eric by email and I selected a template from his website eric-chua.com. I wanted to tell him not to draw a cartoon that resembles me too much as I am shy and don’t want to post the cartoon picture of myself on my blog if she looks like me too much, but I didn’t so as to give him a free hand.
The first draft came in soon after and I thought to myself, “No, she doesn’t look like me. Not at all. Should I accept this or should I request for changes?” To get a second opinion, I sent the draft to a friend and he told me that the cartoon looks exactly like me, he could almost hear her talk! Really? I guess I should look into the mirror more often!
The funny thing was that the longer I looked at the cartoon, the more I see myself in her, looks-wise. Eric even caught my facial mole on her! Impressive!
I gave the OK to Eric so that he could proceed to print the cartoon onto a mug. I was told that the mug would be couriered to me by SkyNet. For your information, if you live in or around Ipoh and would like to pick up your gift yourself, you can do so from either Ipoh Parade or Kinta City.
My mug arrived this afternoon by courier, about five days since placing the order, and I did it late at night, night owl me. The package was very well wrapped, with layers of newspaper and bubble wraps inside and outside of the box for extra protection. See, even if you order a mug like I did, there is no worry that it will be damaged in transit.
I have to say that I am very impressed with the quality of the mug which has blue colour coating on the inside, the finishing of the printed cartoon and the overall service of Eric Chua Personalized Gift Ideas. He is a very friendly and courteous guy and most importantly, he communicated so I actually knew what was happening over the five days from the placement of order to receipt of the gift item.
Eric Chua’s service is highly personalized so if you wish to order a personalized gift, send in a photo and request for a quotation. For this mug, it costs MYR55, inclusive of drawing, printing, courier and handling charges. For people who are looking for “couple gifts”, it would be MYR75. Basically, for every additional person to be drawn, there will be an extra MYR20 on top of the MYR55 first person fee.
If you have been looking for a gift that stands out, whether it is for a birthday, Christmas, wedding, and especially Valentine’s Day, you really should give Eric Chua a try. The many happy recipients of Morty gifts can testify to the personal touch put into each gift. I love my mug!
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