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With the holidays coming, artists at Your Memory Lane are gearing up for a busy season of making individualized works of art for gift giving.
The company, run by two brothers, makes one-of-a-kind art prints depicting a street scene interwoven with symbols of a person’s milestones, memories and life history.
The business got its start several years ago when Bob McLean and his brother Don designed and printed a city building reflecting different aspects of a friend’s life and gave it to him “as a goofy gift.” The print was an immediate hit and people who saw it wanted one for their friends.
Your Memory Lane has become popular for all sorts of celebrations: birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, and of course, Christmas. When they started out, the company was selling about five prints a month. This year, they’re up to about 30 a month, and during the holiday rush they typically see about a 30-percent increase in sales, McLean said.
Photo by Your Memory Lane.