Friday 21 August 2015

Preserving Summer Memories with Snapfish*

I recently met up with my friend Sabrina for a day out and we decided to head to Great Yarmouth. We had no real vision for what we were going to do, but decided to visit Merrivale Model Village. Merrivale is a fictional village set out across beautiful landscape gardens, streams and waterfalls. It cost us £7 each to get in and we were there a good 2 hours looking around all of the scenes.

The more we walked around, the more we discovered. Even when editing the photos I discovered more people in funny positions and more scenarios each time I looked at the pictures. I think Merrivale is aimed mainly at children, me and my friend in our mid 20's actually loved walking round here and had a really great time interacting with the scenes and pressing the buttons.

There were plenty of funny scenarios such as the above, and even a streaker on the football pitch! These little touches really made the day entertaining and there was plenty to keep our eyes busy. I took so many photos, I wanted to find a way to keep them so my friend and I could remember this great day so I headed to Snapfish to check out their bestsellers. Snapfish UK specialises in photo printing and personalised photo gifts so I knew I would find the perfect gift.

I decided to order some prints that I could turn into a lovely photo gift. I loved how Katie from The White Journal displayed her holiday memories and I wanted to create something similar with my Snapfish photo prints. It was really easy to chose the prints I wanted, and I added a white border to them to make them look a bit like Polaroids. Prices start at just 11p!

I then collaged the photos onto a plain piece of card adding some embellishments. I framed the piece and love how it turned out. It would make the perfect personalised photo gift, the only problem is I wanted to keep it for myself!

I then created a Hallmark photo mug that I could give to my friend as a gift to say thank you for a lovely day out. I chose a photo of the two of us. I picked a 'wanted' design which is fitting because we've always been partners in crime. This Hallmark photo mug was only £7.99.

To remember my day in a way that is easier to display I created a collage print. These are so simple to create as you simply add your chosen photos online and Snapfish will auto-fill the collage for you and you can tweak it however you like. I ordered a couple of these 7"x5" prints for just 22p each!

I have so many great memories from this day, thank you Snapfish for helping me to preserve and share these moments.

On a separate note, Snapfish also sell a range of personalised photo stickers and I got some little ones made with my blog logo. These are perfect for sealing treat bags full of sweets that I can give out and promote my blog at the same time. You could even pop these treats into one of the photo mugs which would make a great gift.

I had a lovely day with my friend Sabrina. We also played mini golf and walked so many miles and I'm so happy with my personalised photo gifts from Snapfish. Where have you been for a day out lately? How do you preserve your memories?

*I was provided with the personalised photo gifts from Snapfish free of charge in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please see my disclaimer for more information.


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