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  • Capturing our summer memories, with Snapfish

    Who takes a million photos? And who hardly ever prints them? *Waves hands.* We’ve been working with Snapfish to help us make a physical, printed record of our memories this summer.

    Like, I imagine, most people, I have a phone memory that’s full of thousands of photos, but as I’m so bad at actually taking the next step to do anything about it, that’s where they stay. Sound at all familiar…?!

    So I thought it would be great to use Snapfish to print out our summer memories to have around the house to look at, instead of squirrelling them all away on my phone.

    We’re putting the finishing touches to a gallery wall in our dining / middle room – which you can see here – and I wanted some more colourful, happy prints to add in to the gaps. One of the products from Snapfish I thought would work well on our wall were the metal prints, where your photos are printed on to thin aluminium. This means each one is sturdy, stand-alone and you don’t need a frame.

    I picked a selection of our happy summer memories from Bournemouth Beach:

    Snapfish review - printing photos of bournemouth beach

    Snapfish review - metal photos of bournemouth beach huts

    Snapfish review - printing photos of Bournemouth beach

    Which will *hopefully* be uplifting during the dreary grey days of A/W 18.

    The metal pictures come in three different sizes and include a bracket you can use to hang them on the wall. As they are so light they would work well with Command Strips, which are great if you don’t want to make holes in the wall with picture hooks. The quality is great, and as they are printed on metal the pictures would also work really well in a kitchen or bathroom:

    Snapfish review - metal prints

    I also wanted the girls to record their own memories of the summer, as I have really fond memories of working on holiday scrapbooks when I was younger. Did anyone else make these? I have vague recollections of collecting everything from napkins to ice lolly wrappers to stick in, along with detailed descriptions of what we ate each day and exactly how many times we went swimming.

    Step forward the Snapfish notebooks… which you can personalise with your own design, photos and captions to make each one unique. And also, stop any arguments about which one belongs to which sister.

    There are a couple of different notebook options, but I picked the spiral one with the cactus template design, and added a photo for each (again, both on the beach in Bournemouth).

    As well as uploading your own photos you can easily import ones from Facebook, Instagram and Google Photos, which makes it really easy to use from your phone.

    Snapfish review - personalised notebooks

    As well as having scrapbook potential, these are great-sized notebooks for drawing and writing in when you’re out and about. Back home, we’re adding in photos and fantastic works of beach-inspired art…

    Snapfish review and discount code - personalised notebooks

    I also took the opportunity to actually print off some photos….with Snapfish you can print square photos which are *perfect* for Instagram  – again, another section of photos you never get round to printing out.

    Printing photos and Snapfish review

    As these are only 12p per print I printed loads, for both the girls to stick into their notebooks and for us to have around the house, which makes me really happy.

    Snapfish review and discount code - personalised notebooks

    So here’s to making a record of summer memories…if this has tempted you to get printing your own, I have a special code for 40% off everything off the site – use SUMMERFUN40 at the checkout. Happy memory printing!

    Thanks to Snapfish for working with us on this post and sending us these products…more details here on the full range of products…more posts…26 signs you’re a mum in the summer and a nostalgic look at the summers of my childhood

     

    6 Comments

    1. Gemm
      August 16, 2018 / 10:24 pm

      Lovely bright and beautiful pics!
      The metal ones sound great for damper (!) areas of the home, what a great idea!

      • gillian
        Author
        August 21, 2018 / 10:04 pm

        Thank you! And yep they’re prefect for bathrooms! xx

    2. Rhian Davitt-jones
      August 18, 2018 / 7:25 pm

      Love this idea! I used to do holiday diaries each year, so not just me then writing about what I ate! I also drew pictures of the food too!

      • gillian
        Author
        August 21, 2018 / 10:04 pm

        Yessss glad it wasn’t just me! Do you still have them? I wonder where all mine went? x

    3. Anonymous
      August 21, 2018 / 8:35 am

      Aw Gill this is so good. I am sure it will be extremely popular with young families especially. What a brilliant idea.
      Incidentally, not so long ago I came across one of our South of France holiday scrapbooks (1978) a holiday we had with your mum, dad & Steve. Similarly as you mentioned it contained French toffee wrappers and cafe and hotel napkins.
      I love the Snapfish note books. and the metal pictures look great. I am sure all their products will be massively popular and people will take advantage of the 40% off using Code: SUMMERFUN40

      • gillian
        Author
        August 21, 2018 / 10:05 pm

        Hello! So glad you like them. The scrapbook sounds so good (I bet all your clothes were amazing!) xx

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