I'm not one for twee momentoes, I don't like the cutesy factor and I don't like something that everyone else has got. Especially when it's something to celebrate a special occasion like a birth or a wedding. Hence the reason I've spent three years attempting to finish The Boy's birth cross-stitch sampler, and am looking at a photoframe with casts of his baby feet mounted lovingly. Others may have similar but those are my child's feet and so they are unique.
It's incredibly hard to find something different, purposeful and attractive to celebrate a child's birth, and so when I was offered the chance to review something that met that criteria I jumped at the chance. The Day That is a company that creates personalised baby gifts in the form of beautiful photographs of sunrises; since Midsummer's Day 2005 they have photographed every early morning on the Cornish coastline.
The idea behind The Day That comes from the founder photographing the sunrise on his own children's birth days, along with the birth of various friends' and family members' children. Knowing that the foundation of the company has an emotional and personal origin makes the prints even more extraordinary. This short film offers more of an explanation.
The website is incredibly simple to navigate and it takes just a matter of minutes to have ordered a framed image of the sunrise for that special day, which is then enscribed with a personalised message making it unique to the recipient.
- Choose the date
- Select one of the six images available for that date
- One the left of the screen are options to change the size and frame.
- Select a personalised message for either birth, wedding or other occasion and then input the message to be handwritten.
- Click proceed to checkout and pay!
The framed images are delivered by courier within a week of ordering, and are incredibly well packaged in order to prevent damage. This is the photograph that we have at the top of our staircase and it draws admiring glances from everyone who sees it.
This 50x60cm print costs £150 framed in beech, there are different sizes and prices ranging from 28x35cm for £85 to 66.5x84cm for £250. Unframed images are also available ranging from £55 to £145 for the same sizes as mentioned. For such an unusual, personalised and beautiful present for your own child or a close friend or family member, I think it's a fair price.
I absolutely adore this unique gift, it shows such peace and calm on the day that my beautiful boy came into the world and the dawn of the day really symbolises the dawn of their life. I can't think of a more different, purposeful and attractive momento of my child's birth than the work of The Day That.
If you fancy getting your very own personalised photo, The Day That have a fantastic offer just for you, where you can get a mounted, unframed print (worth £55+) absolutely free with every framed print you order. To claim your free print, or just to find out more about them, phone The Day That directly on 01736 758109 and tell them I sent you. Their personal customer service is second to none, and they'll be absolutely delighted to take your call!
I was sent this product for the purpose of this review. My opinion is honest and unbiased.