Christmas Gift Idea: Print Your Photos!
Ah, the end of November. What a time for a uni student. The stress and drama of it all is unreal. I'm starting to think about Christmas presents now as well as deadlines, and it's all piling up, as I'm sure it is for so many of us at this time of year! I have another gift idea today, and it's one I think is quite frankly AMAZING.
We all take photos, but these days all we do is upload them to Instagram and be done with it. Occasionally we'll print a few. I think a gift of some photographs is a really nice one because it's so special and personal. I got these printed by Cheerz*, and I would recommend Cheerz over other printing companies I've used. You can print photos from your phone, Instagram, Facebook, and pretty much anywhere you can think of, and they have an app to make it even more convenient as well. There's a lot of customisation and they offer a wide range of products such as framed photos, photo albums, wedding invites, and more. There's also a 15% student discount which I'm sure will be of use to many of you.
It isn't just the photographs that would make this a great gift, though they're printed on high quality paper with that glossy photo finish (which a lot of places don't do), but it's everything else. It's the beautifully designed, sturdy packaging, and the little extras you can get with some of the packages.
The photograph above shows the two packages I got - La Boite A Photos and the Christmas Cheerz Box.
The Christmas Cheerz box contains polaroid-style photographs, and you can add messages and change the colours of the background too. I chose to just keep it simple and have them all on plain white, and if I wanted to add captions, I would do it by hand. The box is GORGEOUS with this colourful geometric design with gold accents - they think about everything. The big ribbon makes it seem even more special.
Perhaps I'm just so excited about it because I'm a graphic design student with a love for packaging design, but I really, REALLY love their packaging. It would make perfect storage afterwards to keep your photos safe, or if you're putting them on display, you could use it to store something else like notes or paperclips and little bits. I just know I definitely won't be throwing it away (or painting it like I do with a lot of packaging I reuse - I hate throwing things away if I can't recycle them!) and it will be really useful.
La Boite A Photos is even more exciting, and comes with little pegs, string, colourful tape, photo corners, and your photographs in glossy, slightly larger squares. AMAZING for a gift and very convenient. I did this for a friend for Christmas last year, but the photographs weren't as good quality, and it was quite hard to find all of the bits. I think the price probably turned out similar as well since Hobby Craft can be quite expensive! It's great for putting photographs into a book for decorations, and for making photo bunting for around your room. Again, it's a box you won't want to throw away.
With attention to all detail, they even came with little to/from stickers, gift tags, and a beautifully designed letter. I've stuck my bunting up on my walls at uni and it's really brightened the place up & it's so nice to look at them and some of my favourite memories.
If you're interested, the Christmas Cheerz Box is £12.95 and La Boite A Photos is £19.95 which is great pricing if you ask me. If you want an even better price, you can get £4 off with my referral code: BECP0V
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