I was provided two posters for the purpose of this review.
The National Parks Posters make great gifts for the outdoor lover in your life. Plus, a percentage of proceeds from each poster benefits the parks.”
National Parks Week may be over, but Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are right around the corner and we have the perfect gift idea for the outdoor lover in your life!
I was recently introduced to National Parks Posters created by Rob Decker. As a young man, Rob had the amazing opportunity to study under the acclaimed landscape photographer, Ansel Adams in Yosemite National Park. In his own words, he says it was “an experience that solidified my love of photography and the National Parks!”
Rob has been visiting and photographing the National Parks for nearly 50 years.
Using his original photographs, Rob has taken that love and created a line of WPA-style posters that represent the National Parks. He is on a journey to explore, photograph and create e poster for each park in the system. I was provided two park posters and selected two parks that are special to me- Mammoth Cave National Park and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
My husband and I had planned to run away, elope and spend our honeymoon at Mammoth Cave but things didn’t work out quite as we planned. We arrived at the courthouse just as it had closed so we didn’t get married (at that time) and when we showed up at Mammoth Cave to buy tickets for the tours, we found all of them sold out for the day! Let that be a lesson to you to purchase tickets in advance if you plan to visit Mammoth Cave National Park during the busy summer months.
We may not have toured Mammoth Cave at that time, but we have returned on several occasions to camp and tour the caves. One of my favorite experiences was meandering through the cave on the Historic Tour and making our way through Fat Man’s Misery and watching my teen boy’s, both well over six feet tall, make their way through Tall Man’s Agony.
The Smokies hold a special place in my heart as it was one of the first National Parks we visited as a family. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park remains our family favorite to this day. A short, easy drive from Ohio, we love driving, hiking and exploring the park and surrounding area.
Looking through Rob’s collection of posters, I was reminded of the many wonderful memories I have with my husband and family that stems from a national park visit. I also realized how many parks I have yet to explore. You can see the entire collection of posters here.
Each poster is printed on a thick 100% recycled paper stock using soy-based inks. I was excited to see the posters and can’t wait to frame them and display them in my office. The posters are also signed by Rob and numbered, making each poster a true collectible.
Your purchase is also an opportunity to give back through Rob as he donates 10% off the annual profits to organizations, associations, trusts and conservancies that support the National Parks.
Wouldn’t you like to know that the gift you give to someone you cherish supports our national treasures? Visit www.national-park-posters.com and enter code PARKS25 to save 25% off your purchase.
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