Sunday, 11 December 2016

Making Memories with Photobox


As you know, I went on the trip of a lifetime to New York in the summer. (You can read my travel diary here.) I have always wanted to go to The Big Apple and it had been top of my Bucket List for years. After one too many diasters this year, I took the plunge and booked the trip - and it was by far the best trip I've ever been on. I had the best week of my life, and I've been well and truly bitten by the New York bug...I can't wait to go back already! I regularly sit and look through my photos and remind myself of everything I loved about that week, so I got to thinking about better ways I could preserve my memories. Which is where Photobox come in...

Photobox is this amazing website where you can create ways to cherish your favourite memories - from personalised calendars, photo books, phone covers and much more. They even have ways of printing cushions with your favourites pictures on - how cute is that?

I've used Photobox several times before, in fact every year I make my Nan a calendar for Christmas featuring a different photo of my son for each month - and she always tells everyone it's her favourite annual gift... Bcecause that's how much a memory can mean to someone. Photo's have this amazing way of capturing moments, so we can physically look back in time and smile. Which is why I'm a total photo hoarder - I take photo's of everything as I never want to forget a single thing. Especially when it's to do with my little boy too.


So when I came back from New York, I knew I wanted to do something to help preserve my memories of that week. Photobox have such a vast range of products to choose from, but I finally settled on a couple of my favourite products - the first of which was a Photobook.

I spent a whole evening using their easy to use facilities which allow you to upload, manipulate and fit your photo's in your chosen book. You can choose the layout, or design your own and even give it a front and back cover design too. What's more, is that you can get as creative as you like when it comes to displaying the images. I love that some of my pages are simple - which lets the images do the talking, and then other pages are more creative in layout - a bit quirky, for some of my more quirky memories of the trip (like getting my tattoo!)




The book is my key memory. I added extra pages to it so I could fit all the images in - and it's perfect. I love to sit and flick through it, reminding myself of all the amazing things I did and saw during that week. I guess you could think of a Photobox Photobook as a new take on the old classic of a photo album.

Speaking of a "new take on an old classic" polaroids have made a comeback recently and everyone seems to love them again. You can get retro polaroid style images of your images printed directly from Photobox, and they come in the cutest little box too. I love mine and have them pegged on a wire across the top of my bedroom wall - very Pinterest, I know. You can get twelve for £9.99 and they make a lovely little gift too.



While I was on the Photobox website, I also made a matching phone case. My phone comes everywhere with me, so it's the one place I knew I'd spend the most time being able to enjoy the photographs. You can get designs to feature lots of images, and designs to feature just a couple. For me, I went for a simple layout with three of my favourite images and every time I use my phone I get to admire them and remember that week.


Photobox have allowed me to encapsulate my memories and admire them in the most lovely way - and I couldn't be happier that my favourite New York moments have been captured like this. I highly recommend Photobox for yourself if you want to capture lovely memories, and also for gifts - Christmas is the perfect time to give something so personal - and win major brownie points in the process!

Who in your family would most love something personalised like this from Photobox this Christmas?

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