PhotoBox Christmas Cards
For the past few years I’ve seen my Stateside friends sending their personalised photo Christmas cards and looked on in jealousy. I tried designing my own, but I’m no good at that kind of thing, and I couldn’t find a photo printing company who had gorgeous cards to use with my photos. That is, until this year.
Photobox have teamed up with Paper Shaker and present you with a huge range of gorgeous card designs, shapes and styles.
I spent about 3 hours trying to decide which cards to choose, it really was a tough decision. I wanted to make a family card and then some for Annie to give out to her school friends because I knew she’d love for them to be personal.
For the family cards I chose a flat card designed to look like a blackboard. For Annie’s cards we also went with a flat card with a cute, bright design with a snowman on the front, she also dictated the message for the back.
I don’t know why, but I think flat cards look amazing. I understand they might be a pain to display alongside their folded compatriots but I just think they look gorgeous and, so unusual in the UK.
Also the eco-friendly side of me likes the reduced amount of recycling they generate, half the paper goes into making them which can only be a good thing in my eyes.
The design process was easy, lots of fonts to choose from and other images and embellishments you could add. Even if you and a family member chose the same cards, they could arrive looking totally different from each other.
The cards are really high quality and come in a little velcro box with envelopes. Having personalised cards printed really does remove a lot of the hassle out of Christmas cards, all I have to do is stick them in the envelopes, address them and bung them in the mail – perfect.
Annie was overjoyed with her cards and it is a daily battle to stop her taking them into school to hand out! I love how the cards turned out, they feel and look really professional and no one else will be sending out ones like this.
PhotoBox A3 Calendars
I’ve never made a personalised calendar before, but I really needed a calendar to keep up to date with all the school goings on. I really liked how easy it was to change to photos around and to design.
They come with national holidays in, but they can be removed is you fancy. I personalised it to include all the school dates for Annie, which is really handy. For birthdays I put a picture of that person on the date so we’d have no excuse for forgetting!
I got one made for us and one as a Christmas present for someone who is probably be reading this post…!
The A3 calendars are gorgeous, there was lots of design options and it’s spiral bound with nice sturdy metal so it’s unlikely to be destroyed by the kiddos vainly staring at their own photos, Ez has already demanded that we cut off the large cover photo so he can have it up in his room!
The photos came out so well, Photobox didn’t alter the colours or temperature at all and they look exactly like they do on my computer screen.
I am incredibly happy to be able to offer one lucky reader the chance to win two A3 calendars from Photobox. Entry is nice and simple, just use the Rafflecopter form below and complete as many steps as you fancy…
- Only one Rafflecopter entry form per household
- Open to UK entries only
- You must be over 18 to enter
- The competition closes on December 8th at 12AM
- I will contact the winner within 3 days of the competition closing
- If I do not hear back within 7 days then the competition will be redrawn and a new winner chosen
Disclosure: I received the cards and calendar to do an honest review and I am not paid to host this competition.