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Where To Find Custom Leather Checkbook Covers

Updated on September 26, 2012

Custom leather checkbook holders make a really nice gift!

Custom leather checkbook holders are one of those classy timeless items that you could buy as a gift for someone or even just get for yourself.

They come in a huge variety of types - painted, burned, embossed, studded, hand-stitched, monogrammed - you name it!

You can also get the covers in a variety of different leather colors and finishes.

Some time ago, my dad mentioned in passing that he'd like a nice custom leather checkbook cover made up. I took note of it, and when Father's Day rolled around I decided that one might make a nice gift for him.

Custom vs. Personalized Checkbook Covers

Which is the right option for you?

Oftentimes, people can use the words "custom" and "personalized" interchangeably when doing their shopping. However, the two really are not the same, so you need to decide which is the right option for you.

Personalized means that it is an item that is fairly standard, but has been personalized with what is generally some text - like a name, monogram, or a small design chosen from a standard list.

Personalized checkbook covers make a great gift and the nice thing is they allow for the custom item feel without the pricetag. Since they are relatively standardized, the artist, manufacturer or creator generally has less of their time invested, they cost less.

Custom is when the artist or creator takes your actual idea and makes it come to life. The entire design is made for you, and for you only.

Naturally, since there is usually a significant amount of the artist's time that goes into custom leather items, they have a higher price tag. Having said that, they are a really nice indulgence for yourself and also make a very thoughtful and considerate gift.

Consider for a moment...

Having a truly custom leather checkbook cover (or anything, really) is well worth the investment, especially if you are looking for a really nice gift for that one person who "has everything."

Where I found the best selection - ...on eBay!

When I was shopping around for custom leather checkbook covers, I found several different places but the one place I found the best ones was on eBay. It makes sense - many leathercrafters do fantastic work, but it is a sideline for them so they don't have a fancy web store of their own.

I prefer to support artists directly whenever possible, so I was really excited to see the variety of different options available on eBay for custom leatherwork.

Don't forget the local guy for your custom checkbook cover!

Another good source for custom leather checkbook covers is local artists. While shopping locally from "un-marketed" artists is generally harder than shopping online (due to the difficulty in finding them), it is a very good thing to do since it helps keep more money in your local community.

You can check local classified ads, Craigslist, the newspaper, Yellow Pages, and even word of mouth to find someone who can make you custom leatherwork.

More options for custom leather checkbook covers - Find it at Amazon.com.

Another great source to look at is Amazon. At Amazon, you always know you'll get the best price and they usually have several custom leather checkbook covers listed. You can search below to see if you can find what you are looking for.

So what would be your ideal dream checkbook cover? - Leave a comment - let's discuss!

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      C A Chancellor 4 years ago from US/TN

      These are nice. Too bad I never use a checkbook these days.