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IF - Poem by Rudyard Kipling

ITEM # 01-100-143
Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936) Noted for writing "The Jungle Book" and "Captains Courageous" Kipling was the first Englishman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907. "If" is one of his most well-known verses.

Inspirational gift to inspire someone you know. Perfect graduation, birthday, new job, gift for boss, promotion or corporate gift!

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1. Optional Phrase Above Name:
2. Optional Name as seen above poem:
3. Optional Closing Phrase and Your Name(s) as seen after poem:
4. Optional Special Occasion Date:
5. Include last line of poem - And-which is more-you'll be a Man, my son! : 
6. Choose Photo Area: 
7. Picture Frame Choice (see Frame tab below): 
Sale price:
Please answer all questions - Thank you!
IF is one of the most motivational and inspiring pieces ever written. This poem is presented on specialty paper in a striking four-corner design. It can be personalized for a special young man or woman with his or her name, optional special occasion date, and an area for his picture...Or the poem can stand alone without any choose. Either way, it is a very fitting birthday, graduation, or leaving for college gift for a son, grandson, or nephew. Also, our past experience has shown that this item is a very popular corporate gift for motivational type team building sessions. When you elect to delete the phrase "And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son" from the poem, it can be an appropriate gift for a woman as well. ($19.95 is the unframed price)

Personalization Questions

Fill out the personalization questions above to order your Poetry Gift. Examples of answers are listed below.

  • 1. Phrase Above Name (optional) - (Examples: On Your Graduation Day; Happy Birthday; To My Grandson; etc.)

  • 3. Optional Closing Phrase and Your Name(s) (as seen after poem) - Examples: Best Wishes, Grandma & Grandpa; Congratulations on Your Promotion, Mr. Jones; etc."

Photo Area

Your Poetry Gift can be designed with or without a cut-out opening for a photo next to the poem. A second sheet underneath the poem and photo cut-out is a heavy stock paper with the words "Place Photo Here."
  • There is no need to send us a photo. You or the gift recipient can easily add a photo after the Poetry Gift arrives. The photo is positioned in back of the opening and then taped on the paper. You have the option of attaching a photo before you give the person the gift or the person receiving the gift can easily insert the photo.

  • The photo opening is approximately 2-1/4" x 3-1/4". This size opening is perfect for a large wallet size photograph, but you can also display the most important part of a larger photo. If you do not want a photo area in your Poetry Gift, choose the No Photo Area option when placing your order.

  • When you plan to send the Poetry Gift directly to someone and you have a photo you would like displayed in the photo area, we can insert your photo if you e-mail a photo attachment to us at after you place your order. Please let us know that you are emailing us your photo when you place your order by typing that information in the "Comment" section of the order form after you enter your email address.

This is not an original Personal Keepsakes, Inc. verse
Frame A Poem


Personalized poem and attractive design presented on quality heavy stock paper in a classic black linen paper certificate holder. It can be sent directly to the recipient or taken out of the certificate holder and framed in any standard 8"x10" frame. Either way it's an impressive gift.

Frame A Poem


8"x10" personalized Poetry Gift heavy stock paper framed in an attractive black wooden frame with glass front. Frame has an easel back for standing as well as clips for hanging. Presented in its own white gift box. Classic modern looking frame.

Frame A Poem


Personalized poem and eye-catching design presented on quality heavy stock paper framed in a sleek silver metallic frame with glass front. The 8"x10" frame has an easel back for standing as well as clips for hanging. The frame is presented in an attractive Poetry Gift white gift box. Give your gift an elegant look.

Product Reviews

5 out of 5, Based on 2 Reviews.
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Nice frame
Ames, IA
February 02, 2016

The "If" poem is a favorite of my husband's. He loved it.
IF - Poem by Rudyard Kipling
Albuquerque, NM
September 11, 2013

I don't usually take the time to write a review but this poem helped my son so much when he was going through a divorce that I had to stop and write one. Thanks.

We understand that some of our customers enjoy writing their own poetry. If you would like to express your feelings in your own words and in your own style about someone dear to you, we will be happy to design it in one of our Poetry Gifts. Click on the link if you would like to create your own Poetry Gift in this picture frame.

Or if you want to shop around for a different design or if you want to frame a poem go to our Design Your Own Poem category.

The "Design your Own Poem" option is intended for customers to have their poems, verses and remarks designed into one of our designs or frames seen on this website. We do not design copyrighted works created by other people or poets of which you do not have permission to use. Please only submit non-copyrighted material to be designed by our company. Thank you.