We have numerous pads of E’s drawings lying around the house. It’s safe to say he is following in his daddy’s footsteps with his love of drawing. We have a whole wall in our dining room dedicated to his pictures but we are fast running out of space and every now and then I have to have a clean out of said paper as it just seriously overtakes the house! I have started taking photos of E’s drawings instead so at least I can document them digitally but I thought it’d be a great idea to use some of these drawings and incorporate them into some lovely Father’s Day gifts for hubby.
Personalised Photo card
No Father’s Day is complete without a card. There is a huge range of designs to choose from. We went with the option of uploading our own photo. E will no doubt want to add his own personal touch on the inside of the card too.
Prices for the personalised photo card start from £1.99
Acrylic photo print
Next up, I decided that an acrylic photo print would be great for hubby’s desk at work. I wanted to incorporate a specially drawn picture for this, as well as a photo of hubby and the boys. Luckily being a designer I am pretty proficient at creating a design in photoshop so once I was happy, I uploaded it directly to my account to create the print. The acrylic prints are available in 5 sizes. I went for the 6×4″ size which comes with a handy desk stand.
Prices for the acrylic photo print start from £9.99
I always have the best intentions of creating one of these of the boys but never got round to it – this seemed like the perfect opportunity for it. What makes it even more special are the drawings and scribbles from the boys I have included so that we get to keep them for years to come.
The Snapfish photo books are available in wide range of sizes and you can also choose different types of covers, be it hard or softback. I opted for an 8×8 customer cover hardback book with 20 pages which was £24.99 + £5 for the premium theme I chose (see below).
I had so much fun creating this book. The process was relatively easy. Firstly I selected all the photos and drawings that I would use and uploaded them onto my account. Then I chose a theme. I went for a premium theme called “Doodles” which was perfect as I was combining my photos and the boys drawings. You could choose what type of layout you wanted for each page based on the number of images you wanted and being a fussy designer like me I was also able to easily move the pages around until I was happy!
Overall, I was very impressed with the quality of all the items I ordered. I ordered my items on a Sunday evening and they arrived on Wednesday/Thursday (the card and acrylic photo print arrived first) so took around 3-4 working days. I find the Snapfish site easy to use and there is a great variety of choice for themes/layouts and designs.
My only very slight negative would be the choice of wording on the Father’s Day cards. My boys being young, still call hubby “daddy” and there seems to be a limited number of designs with this wording. What would be great is if there were an option to choose your design and then amend the wording to suit. ie: changing “dad” to “daddy” for instance or even for families who don’t have a dad but have a father figure in their lives that they want to send a personalised card to – I think if this was an option it would offer up much more flexibility.
My favourite item from these gifts though is the photo book because it is such a personal item and holds lots of treasured memories – I know hubby will love it. This also solves the problem of having endless amounts of drawing pads in our house – if I continue to document the boys drawings digitally I can then create these beautiful photo books to store them in, and hopefully one day they will be able to show their own families…
Get 40% off your Snapfish photo gifts!
I have been given a special reader off for a huge 40% off across the Snapfish store (excluding pre-paid print and gift certificate) so if you would like to order your personalised photo gifts for Father’s Day the last order date for Father’s Day gifts is 15th June 2015. You can also use the code for any other special occasion or just because you fancy having a go at doing something creative with your photos!
Use the code SFBLOGS at the checkout.
NOTE: Credit towards these Snapfish Father’s Day gifts were sent to me for the purpose of writing an honest review in exchange for the items. All images and opinions are my own.