I really love filling the house with photo’s, to be honest with the kids safely tucked up in bed and the house restored to a peaceful calm, I like looking at the canvas prints on my walls and feeling blessed and fortune for all the lovely things we have done, the places we have visited and the happy memories we have as a family! I don’t tend to have many other types of pictures really, the ones of my own family are the ones I like the most and really treasure.
Naturally when they are awake, loud and fighting I don’t tend to appreciate what I have quite as much!!! So it helps to have a quick glance at those precious times to keep me on track… especially if I have managed to capture a rare shot of my boys actually being kind to each other – usually its “he did this”, “that’s mine!” “get out of my room”… etc. So hang on to the moments your children actually get along and print it out for a keepsake…
When I was offered a Bonusprint voucher to stock up on more photo products I jumped at the chance. Fortunately we have plenty of walls still to fill and I had plenty more photo’s that seemed to make their way on to facebook but hadn’t managed to be printed off and enjoyed in real life. I like the #ProudtoPrint concept we should not lose our pictures somewhere on our computers, they should be admired on sideboards, mantelpieces and walls. But with the digital age I guess we are all a bit guilty of not printing pictures as often as we should. My dad brings out the albums and I love going through all the pictures I want that for my boys. A tangible item they can flick through and reminisce.
I plan on printing pictures more regularly as I found the Bonusprint site easy to navigate and very user friendly. Our photography is a bit hit and miss so I really appreciated that their online tool told me if the pictures I hoped to use were of an acceptable quality. Apparently if you want to take better photographs you should ditch the flash (smartphones make pictures too bright), get close to what your capturing so you control the lightening and make the most of the golden hour (the first and last hour of sunlight) when you have a more golden glow.
I ordered three of the Canvas Prints I went for smaller ones so I could cluster a selection together, just to add a bit of variety to our wall space.
I was really pleased with how quick my order came and how well packaged it was. I also ordered a couple of the Polaroid-style prints, I liked how these felt a bit more retro and it was great to be able to add some words to the picture to make them even more meaningful.
I also have a £80 Bonusprint voucher to giveaway, which could give you as many as a 1,000 photo prints – ideal if your finally filling in those memory books for your children. If you would like to enter the competition please fill out the form below by the 15th of September.
Win a £80 Bonusprint voucher