I take an inordinate amount of photographs, on a daily basis I can upload well over fifty shots from my digital SLR. I take part in Silent Sunday every weekend, most of The Gallery prompts and have kept my 365 project going with under sixty days left to complete. That amount of photographs are absurd to leave festering on a hard drive somewhere.
With the Christmas period coming up, it's an ideal opportunity to get these photos off the silicon chips and displayed somewhere proudly. There are a variety of websites out there that have a range of photo-products, only a few that can be trusted to produce good quality products: Snapfish is one of them.
I was invited to try out the range of products that are available from Snapfish and I was impressed! There are the usual cards, canvasses and photobooks, to supplement the obvious digital prints. However, they also have calendars, mugs, coasters, Christmas ornaments, notebooks, magents, personalised toddler storybooks and a range of Disney gifts.
I chose three products:
Wooden Photo Panel
This is a fabulous alternative to the normal canvasses which adorn walls around our houses. This photo panel is perfect for rooms that have high humidity, like a bathroom or kitchen. The photo is printed onto the wooden panel, then protected with UV-resistant, scratch-free coating which has a glossy finish to it. It's available in 7" x 5",10" x 8" and 14" x 11" sizes, we ordered the 10"x8" photo panel and have displayed it in the best place to show a washing line of pants: the downstairs loo!
As The Boy is now sitting up to the dinner table with us, as opposed to using his high-chair, I decided to get him a personalised placemat in order to tempt him to eat nicely like mummy and daddy. The placemate is cork-backed which makes it heat-resistant and has a high gloss finish. Snapfish sell the placemats individually, in pairs or in sets of six.The Boy adores his placemat and feels like a big boy, the only problem is that he keeps moving his plate out the way to see his picture!
The Boy has really developed his ability to complete jigsaws over the past few months. He's now capable of a 35-piece jigsaw (with a bit of help) so I ordered him a 40-piece jigsaw which is 7"x5". The jigsaw is really glossy, thick pieces and a very high quality. However, it's too tricky for The Boy to do at the moment because I picked a picture which had a swath of one-coloured background.
I was really impressed with the range of products from Snapfish and the quality of the finished products. The prices are variable; some are really good value, others are a little more top-end of my budget. However, bearing in mind the quality of the products, I do think the prices are worth it. The website was relatively easy to use as the photos upload quickly and instructions are straight-forward. I did have an issue at the checkout, but I suspect that was due to inputting the gift code at the wrong time.
High quality items that are good value for money.
I was provided with a gift-code in order to choose items for review. My opinions are honest and unbiased.