I have a harebrained scheme. I love old video games and the old style pixel art work inside so I wanted to make some for myself and friends. It turned out awesome and pretty easy for me to do with the tools in my studio. I can even print them on canvas which is pretty cool. I can do them so fast in fact I figured, hell I'll do them for $5, so I did. I set up an Etsy shop and a Fiverr shop.
I think most people will do it for a kick, especially for a friends birthday. Why give them a birthday card when you could send them a pixel version of themselves that says "Happy Birthday" or whatever you want on it. I've even had people Pixelize their dogs. I have fun making them and hope some people out there enjoy receiving them.