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Shop - Adding Personalisation to Your Virtual Gift

Personalising your virtual gift is a great way to make it more meaningful and special for the recipient. Whilst you can add personalisation tags to an email, you can also add personalisation to the downloadable part of the virtual gift.

In this article, we'll walk you through the steps to add personalisation fields to your virtual gift.

  1. Choose a design
  2. Add personalisation fields
  3. Embed the font
  4. Add personalised pdf to your virtual gift

Step 1: Choose a Design

The first step is to choose a design for your virtual gift. Make sure to select a design that allows for personalisation fields.

Step 2: Add Personalisation Fields

Once you've selected a design, it's time to add personalisation fields. These are the areas of the virtual gift where you can add the recipient's name, a message, or other personalised information.

When adding personalisation fields, make sure to use lowercase letters for all text fields. This is important to ensure that the font appears correctly in the final PDF.

Personalisation fields available are:

recipient_first_name The first name of the person the purchaser is sending the virtual gift to.
recipient_last_name The last name of the purchaser is sending the virtual gift to.
recipient_email The email address the purchaser is sending the virtual gift to.
recipient_comments The comments the purchaser will add to the virtual gift.
product_price The amount the purchaser paid for the virtual gift.

Step 3: Embed the Font

To ensure that the font you use for the personalisation fields appears correctly in the final PDF, you need to embed the font in the document.

Here's how to embed a font in a PDF using Adobe Acrobat:
  1. Open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat.
  2. Click on "File" in the top menu bar and select "Properties."
  3. Click on the "Fonts" tab.
  4. Check to see if the font you used for the personalisation fields is listed. If not, you'll need to install the font on your computer before you can embed it in the PDF.
  5. Click on "Embed All Fonts."
  6. Click "OK" to close the Properties window.
  7. Save the PDF.
To learn more about embedding fonts into your PDF head to:

Step 4: Add personalised pdf to your virtual gift

Once you've added personalisation fields and embedded the font, it's time to add it to your product. To do this navigate to:

Shop > View Products > Select the product you want to add the personalised PDF to > Virtual Gifts Settings > Upload Attachment > Tick ‘This attachment contains personalisation tags’.

To preview the virtual gift with the personalisation fields select ‘Preview page’ at the top of the screen and complete a test purchase.

And that’s it! You now have your virtual gift with personalisation set up. 

If you’d like further help please pop in a support ticket from your Funraisin admin and our team will assist you.