The photograph of Abdu’l-Baha smiling is an all-time favorite. Our low-cost high-quality print of it makes a perfect gift for children’s classes, and a dignified insert for programs commemorating his ascension, or The Day of the Covenant.
It is designed to be used as it is, with Abdu’l-Baha’s name on a blue bar across the bottom, or trim it about 1/8″ above the blue bar and it fits perfectly in a standard 5×7 frame. This makes it just the right size for a nightstand or a child’s room where our beautiful 8×10 full-color portrait might be too large.
The centenary of the passing of Abdu’l-Baha will be observed November 27 2021. If your commemoration program is a standard typing page folded in half, then this 5×8 photo will slide inside nicely. Why add a separate photo rather than printing one directly on the program? Two reasons: First, you never know what kind of quality you will get with a laser-printed photo. Even professional printers can end up looking streaked, washed out, or too contrasty. Second, guests are likely to throw the program away. With the photo being separate, there is at least a chance that they will recognize its value and treat it with more respect.
For some reason, photos of Abdu’l-Baha have become difficult to find. Either they are of poor quality, or they are very expensive. We’ve solved that problem by offset printing these in large enough quantity that we can afford to sell them at a very low price in bulk. This means that they are printed on card stock with a soft gloss that looks almost exactly like photographic paper. I was absolutely thrilled by the quality when they arrived.
The image we chose is a favorite, because it is one of the few sharp images of him smiling.
These are 5×8 prints on card stock with an aqueous coating that makes it look like a matte photo lab print. As I mentioned, if you trim an inch off the bottom, they are perfectly sized to slide into a standard frame. You can get a wide variety of frames at places like Dollar Tree for as little as $1 each. This makes them very valuable gifts on a very tight budget.
For your convenience, I’ve photographed it in one of the $1 frames from Dollar Tree. If you don’t have a dollar tree in your area, you can order them by the dozen online. Note, however, that some frames don’t come with a stand and must hang. Choose the ones that work best for you.
In addition to the 8×10 and 5×8 photos, we also have pocket-sized photographs that children can tuck in their prayer book or keep by their bed. One is a flat 3×4 card, the other is a fold-over business card size.