Gift From The Universe 2020 edition

Posted by Beth Cyr Kroh on

Anonymously gift a piece of art to a loved one! Choose the design, enter their address and I ship directly to them, no charge to you (limit of 1 free print per customer - shipping is free only in the US)

This year's Gift From The Universe project is a little different. Instead of a mystery piece of artwork, there are two design options, or there is an option for me to choose for you (because I know making a choice is sometimes difficult). All prints are 5 x 7, frame not included.

Each print will include the message card shown in the last photo. It says:

A Gift From The Universe - You have been anonymously gifted this artwork so that when you see it you will be reminded that you are loved beyond words.

  • Choose your design, or I can choose for you
  • Free option - 1 per customer
  • Pay option - choose as many as you want, add to cart separately 
  • Include recipient name and address as I will be shipping directly to them

If ordering more than 1, please make sure to include addresses for each of the recipients. Two (or more) could be sent to the same person with 1 being free and others paid - please clarify in the note to seller box if either of these apply to your order. Thanks!


Orders will be shipped within 1 week of ordering, tracking info will be sent to the email provided. The return address says Gift from the Universe and is my PO Box.

Free options will be available through Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1, or while supplies last. There will be a minimum of 100 free prints available and potentially more if more donations are received.

Did you know you can make any item purchased in my shop a Gift From The Universe? Simply add this listing to any order. 

Want to help sponsor the project and just make a donation? That would be lovely and can be done through this listing.


Each print is hand signed by the artist. The gold metallic is added by hand after printing.

They are printed on archival, acid free paper- 100% cotton, cold press natural (no whiteners) - it matches the paper I use for most of my original drawings. And cotton is a more sustainable, eco friendly alternative to wood pulp.

Printed in my studio with an Epson SureColor p800 with UltraChrome HD ink

Need ideas of who to send one to - here are some specific examples from last year:

  • Estranged family member
  • An overworked healthcare worker
  • Child's teacher
  • Single mom doing it all
  • Friend going through a divorce or a just a rough time
  • Teenager struggling with depression
  • Someone who just needs to know they're loved

Background Story:

Background story of the Gift From The Universe project: It started last year when I wanted to do something other than a Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale. Gift giving can be filled with so many mixed emotions. At the core, I believe giving a gift is a way to show love, but it can be overshadowed by obligation, guilt and expectation. There is so much pressure to buy things around the holidays, and sadly the message is often that bigger and more expensive means more love. If you've ever been the recipient of an expensive, thoughtless gift, you know that is not the case. Or maybe you've been on the other side when someone expects you to get them something and you just buy something random even when you can't afford it (This was me for many years). Participating in this project is a way to give love without the concern for cost, without the need for recognition or reciprocation. It is a free art print sent directly to the recipient and includes the note shown above.

With everything that has happened this year, it feels more important than ever to send a big dose of love out in to the world. So many of us are feeling alone and battling anxieties and depression, feeling locked up in our homes and minds. It can be easy to feel like no one cares. We all need reminders from time to time that we are loved and that we matter. And not just by another human, but by something much greater. The recipient won't know who sent it, even the return address just says A Gift From the Universe.


Is it really free? Yes! I donate the prints and my time, sponsors have covered the shipping cost.

Can I send more than one? Yes, but my ask is that each customer only sends 1 free one - you can pay for as many as you'd like.

I don't know the address of the recipient, will you just mail it to me? Part of the project is that it is anonymously sent directly to the recipient. So for the free one, it needs to be mailed to someone else.

Can I send it to someone that I live with? Yes! Just make sure the recipient's name/name with the shipping address, is different than the your name/buyer's name.




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