I think it’s rather easy in this digital age to lose touch with the real stuff. My poor phone is virtually wheezing under the weight of over 1,700 photos. Admittedly more than half of them have been taken by Noah at the crack of dawn under protest, after failing to wake me. But then, who doesn’t want 60 identical, lopsided photos of the ironing board, I ask you? Sorting through the chaff, there is some good stuff on there that I want to keep. Same with my camera, I have a bowl of SD cards, endless files of photos on my laptop and no actual printed, real photographs.
So when an unassuming email popped up in my inbox from PhotoBox asking if I’d like to review one of their photobooks, with an audible sigh of relief from my phone, I positively leapt at the chance. Leapt, I tell you.
PhotoBox is a nicely set out, easy to use website, you can create anything from personalised iPad covers, greetings cards and good old canvases. I ordered an A4 Lay Flat Photobook, with 30 pages and a matte cover. Ooh I like sounding all technical.
The process took about an hour to make the book, adding photos, putting them in order and sorting out page layouts. There were options to change all sorts, layouts, colour schemes, I was able to add text captions to the photos and even more pages if I needed them.
Once satisfied with my choices, I clicked order. Now I’ll be honest, I had reservations. I’ve used photo printing sites before and been a tad disappointed. I can’t exactly pinpoint why, something about the photos losing their charm in the process maybe. I don’t know. I appreciate I’m making no sense. Anyway, once I clicked “order”, I forgot about it entirely.
Until a few days later when a the postman arrived. On opening the parcel, I had to sit down and have a little moment. It was simply beautiful. Ya see, I’d made a this is your life, so far type of book for Noah, compiling the photos I wanted to keep and treasure after I’d abandoned the whole scrapbooking thing when he was about 8 months old.
The book totally does justice for my photos, it’s beautifully made with quality materials and it’s something I’ll keep forever. I’m even planning on buying another for my mum for Christmas, so it’s safe to say I’m a happy customer and couldn’t recommend PhotoBox enough. Fabulous work!
One of you lot also has the chance to win your very own photo journal (as seen above) from PhotoBox! A lovely little book which you can totally personalise to your little creative hearts content. It’d make a super little gift for Christmas too! For your chance to win, fill out the Rafflecopter form, all Ts&Cs stuff is below. Best of luck!
Important yet boring Ts & Cs stuff : The giveaway will run from 12.00pm 30th October 2013 and end at 12.00am 13th November 2013. UK residents and over 18s only I’m afraid, please note there is no alternative to the prize stated above. The winner will be chosen by a random winner generator on Rafflecopter and will be notified within three working days via email to arrange delivery of your prize. If I receive no response within ten days of the initial email sent, the giveaway will be redrawn and a new winner will be allocated. PhotoBox have full responsibility for the fulfilment of this prize.
Disclaimer: I was given a £50 voucher to order an item from PhotoBox of my choosing for the purpose of this review. All views and opinions are my own and I have received no monetary compensation to write or run this giveaway.