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Have you ever wondered what gift to give that special someone in your life? They already have everything they need, and you’ve been racking your brain each holiday and birthday for the last several years to come up with something unique, something that is truly as special as they are–and now you have completely run out of ideas.

A personalized poem by Karen Jean Matsko Hood is the perfect answer. Affordable on any budget, personalized poems can be anything you want: fun and lighthearted, romantic, friendly, or sympathetic; they can be tailored to fit almost occasion including birthdays, engagements or anniversaries, holidays, bereavement, as well as any other important event or milestone. Whereas most personalized items simply add the name of your gift recipient to an already-existing poem, a Personalized Poem by Karen is always a unique creation, written specifically for you and your loved one.

Karen Jean Matsko Hood has been writing poetry for many years, and her poems have appeared in numerous magazines and literary journals both national and international. You can read a review of her first volume of poetry, Frost of Spring Green, here. Karen’s experience and expertise in writing well-crafted, poignant poems makes her a natural for personalized poetry. Her deft touch and finely-woven words are guaranteed to touch the heartstrings no matter the subject or event you are looking to commemorate. Give a gift that will be treasured forever–give a Personalized Poem by Karen.

What are personal poems?

Personal poems are professionally written for you alone, to be used as a thoughtful gift for someone you love or admire.

How does the process work?

The poem is written from information you give me about the person for whom you want the gift.
Using an insightful questionnaire, Ms. Hood is able to craft a poem that reflects exactly what you have in mind. Sometimes she may even use your own words in beautiful poetic form.

How will I know that the poem is
exactly what I wanted to say?

You choose the mood of the poem, whether light or sentimental. If Ms. Hood’s first draft does not portray your feelings precisely, it will be rewritten so that it meets your approval.

How is the poem presented?

After Ms. Hood receives your approval, the poem is printed in script on elegant parchment paper and placed in your choice of either a special frame or display

What is the cost of a personal poem?

The cost depends upon the agreed-on length of the poem and includes frame or display folder, plus one extra copy.

How do I order a personal poem?

You can email Ms. Hood at or fax her at (509) 922-9949.


For more information, including pricing, please click here to view and/or print our Personalized Poems Brochure.


Promotional Help for Business Owners & Aspiring Authors!

posted by Dr. James G. Hood
Monday, October 7, 2013

If you are looking to become a published author or begin to enhance your existing website etc. then Artistic Design Service, Inc. Catalog offers all the services you need to promote yourself.

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About the Publishing Company: Situated in beautiful Spokane Valley just minutes away from the Washington/Idaho border, Whispering Pine Press International, Inc. is an international publishing house dedicated to providing families, children, parents, and beginning readers with fiction, nonfiction, inspirational, and poetic reading materials that are wholesome, informative, educational, and available in a variety of languages.

Contact: Marketing and Sales Department at Whispering Pine Press International, Inc.
Phone: (509) 928-8700
: (509) 922-9949

Whispering Pine Press International, Inc., P.O. Box 214, Spokane Valley, WA 99037-0214 USA