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Capturing the Memories with

Capturing the Memories with

How many photos do you have in non-digital form?? I bet the answer is Not Enough.

My partner would describe me as a “relentless memory maker“. Never an occasion goes by without me whisking out my phone or camera and ‘capturing the moment’. I love looking back at photographs and reliving the memories of the day, or reminiscing at how much our children have grown. As a result, I very rarely go anywhere without my phone or camera in tow, and take photographs most days, even of the ‘ordinary moments’ which may seem insignificant at the time but that you later wish you could relive.

Despite growing up in the era of digital photography, looking at photos on an iPhone or laptop screen just doesn’t do it for me.  I love to get my photos in a physical form, whether that be prints, enlargements, personalised cards or photo gifts – I like to have my photos on display for the world to see.

As a child, my own Mother was religious about having photographs printed, to the point that she has dated albums for every single year of my childhood. I can literally pick a year, locate the album, and find photos of every embarrassing stage of my being 🙂 For a child of the 80’s, that is quite a rarity (as most of these photos were taken with Fujifilm cartridges!). I am so grateful that she took the time to do this, and plan to do something very similar for my own daughters.

I have over 8000 photos on my iPhone at the moment, and I have only had this phone since November – It is so easy to leave them in digital form, but where is the enjoyment in that?

I recently used to get one of my favourite photos from recent months printed as a canvas. The image was of Erin at preschool, and it summed up her personality perfectly. Tongue sticking out mid giggle in a moment where she wasn’t focusing on the camera, with a cheeky glint in her eye. THIS is the Erin that I know and love and a picture which is begging to be on display! 🙂

Canvas prints can be expensive, but at, the prices are very reasonable, with canvases available  in a variety of different sizes and prices starting at just £6!

The ordering process was very straight forward, simply uploading my chosen image and mocking up a template online before choosing the canvas size and adding it to my basket.

Here is my finished canvas, which arrived very quickly and was well packaged to protect my design.

Quite simply… I love it! 🙂

The canvas is high quality and the finish is beautiful, with the texture of the canvas really bringing the photo to life. I love the way the image wraps around the sides, creating an almost 3D effect.

At Erin’s Birthday this weekend, we used this image and my decoupage letters to make a real statement when welcoming people to her party, and that coupled with our photo timeline from birth to four years really showcased just how much she has changed since she was born!!

Fancy getting your own canvas completely free of charge? have kindly offered me a special promotion code for my readers! Using the code ‘REALMUMREVIEW’ you can create your own 20 x 20cm (RRP £29) or 30 x 20 (RRP £34.90) canvas print from completely free (just paying for product shipping!). Alternatively you can use the code to get £9 off any other larger format canvas prints.

*Code valid for one use only per customer. Valid until 17.07.17

Do you have a photo on your phone or laptop that deserves some love? Is it currently wasted sat in digital format where is could be being loved and appreciated by a friend or family member? Don’t waste your precious memories and bring them to life!

Learn more about the range of personalised products at including – Personalised Canvas Prints, Personalised Photo blankets, and Personalised photo cushions.

*This is a collaborative post*


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  1. Abbie

    I love canvases but have always found them really expensive so this looks great! x

  2. Kelly-Anne -| Mimi Rose and ME

    Oh that’s so good. What a bargain. I love a canvas and we need to update some of ours now she’s a little older. I’ll definitely check these out.

  3. MUmmy times two

    I hadn’t heard of this service before but that sounds like a great offer will definitely be checking it out.

  4. Lizzie

    That’s a really good price for a canvas print and it looks lovely! I’m more of a photo in a frame kind of girl so I’ll see what they have to offer on that front. But you’re right we don’t have as many photos hanging in our home as we’d like!

  5. Emma

    I so need to actually print and display more photos! This looks like a lovely canvas. I might have to copy you and get one for our next birthday x

  6. LyNsey

    I am terrible for having loads of photos on my phone and not getting them printed. I really should make the time. I love loookubg at old photos of me when I was little and I would love for my children to be able to do the same.

  7. Vicki @ tippytupps

    This is a great capture of her – she looks amazing!! #HumpDayLinky

  8. Eva katona

    This is a great idea, always on the lookout for cute gifts for the family. #humpdaylinky

  9. Meals and Makes

    I also take lots of photos but never print them. Your canvas looks really great! What a lovely way to decorate the party entrance! #HumpDayLinky

  10. Jemma Willson

    Wow this is brilliant-really good quality and a great price!


  11. tubbs

    This is such a good idea. We have some lovely photos and they all just sit on the iPad

  12. MomOfTwoLittleGirls

    I really don’t have enough printed pictures in my house. My favourite pictures tend to live as a screensaver image for a few months, only to be replaced and forgotten shortly after, taken up by something newer, fresher, more relevant.
    Great reminder.


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