Making Memories with Printiki*

For me, taking photos is a must. I don't just mean 'selfies', but I love to capture lovely memories as they happen to keep forever. I know people say "I'll remember this forever", but that's not always the case. Whenever a happy moment happens, I bring out the camera to ensure that the memory does stay alive forever.

My camera roll on my photo (and my Google Drive) are filled to the brim of photos, from random occasions such as: going out for a meal with friends, having a fun night out with them, with my family members, my animals... The list goes on and on. It's all well and good to have the photos on your phone/camera, or online, but I love having them physically.

The lovely people at Printiki got in contact with me a while ago, and I couldn't resist. There are so many ways to have your photos printed/presented, so I tried to go for something a bit different. The prints I had made were 20 medium sized prints with a polaroid design and a glossy finish*. 

Personally, I'm a major fan of having photos designed like a polaroid, as it gives it a 'vintage' feel, but also allows for you to write on the bottom - something which I will be doing in the near future.

I must admit, I did take a little bit of inspiration from Love, Maisie for how to arrange my photos, because I was just going to have them stuck to the wall. I wanted to do something different, and Maisie's post on her DIY Bump to Baby photo wall was literal genius.

I changed up the idea slightly and my mum purchased these fairy lights, where the lights also have clear, plastic pegs attached to them (perfect for attaching photos!). I fell in love as soon as she gave me them, even though she was saving them for Christmas. The photos from Printiki and these fairy lights are the perfect combo, as it gives a different edge to having photos displayed, but also helps create a warming atmosphere for your bedroom, living room or wherever you want to put your photos.

A lot of the reason I wanted to get photos printed as because in the Summer of this year, my family dog who we had for 11 years unfortunately passed away very suddenly, so I wanted to get photos printed of her (not as a memorial, but more of a memory wall). Sadly, I realised that there aren't too many photos of her, because I wanted to have her life from puppy to adult, so I wouldn't have been able to fill the fairy light wall.

So instead, I decided to keep it as a memory wall, but to have my most favoured memories. She is included on the wall a few times, but so are me and my friends, my family, and my new puppy, Evie. I prefer having it this way, as I know I'd get upset if I saw a lot of photos of my old dog, so I kept the photos of her to a minimum (she's in 2 of the 20).

Another way I've presented the photos is to have them around my wardrobe/mirror in my university bedroom. The person who had my university bedroom before me did the same idea, and I thought it was a really good idea. I currently have 5 photos on there, as they didn't fit onto the fairy lights (as I wanted to have a photo, then a space). Currently, there is some Christmas tinsel around them, but after Christmas I'll change it up and put some fairy lights up which are on a copper string (found in Primark!)

I can't wait to get more photos from Printiki, as I've never been so happy with the quality of photos in my entire life. I've printed out photos before, and I haven't been too happy with the quality or size, but I'm so happy that Printiki cater for that. Their website is so easy to use as well, and I think from the time of uploading to having the order placed, it took me about 5 minutes.

The website also allows you to resize your photos as well as being able to rotate them, which I think is a really good idea, and also allows you to have photos exactly how you want them. As well as this, you can upload photos from your phone, computer or even your social media accounts, like Facebook and Instagram. 

How handy is that?!

Fancy grabbing yourself some photos like I've mentioned above AND also getting free shipping? Head over to Printiki and when you're in the checkout process, use the code 8JPYZXPY.

I want to thank Printiki for getting in contact with me to work with them, it was so lovely and I'm very happy with the result.

*Please note that even though I did work with the company mentioned, the comments and opinions made throughout this blog post have been my own, and I have not been paid/made a deal to say positive comments.*

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