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International Women’s Day

March 7, 2017
To celebrate International Women’s Day, we asked our customers across our social platforms to nominate a friend who is real life Wonder Woman. We wanted to share the stories of the women that inspire them everyday. Read on to find out how these three extraordinary women deserve to be celebrated on International Women’s Day. Maria Hanson MBE, Derby Tell us a little bit about yourself I am a 63 year old disabled woman, who after multiple rounds of major surgery, some of this to keep me alive, set up my own charity, ‘me&dee’. I raised both of my daughters mainly as a single mother. They are both high achievers with beautiful families and homes. I have known what it is like to be at death’s door, homeless and in the pits of despair. I have used that adversity as a tool to set up my charity and to be a successful woman in helping hundreds of families (more than two thousand to date) to have a memory making experience when their time is short and precious. I live in a sheltered housing bungalow with my partner Mark. Why do you think your friends nominated you for this interview? We have a very small team of helpers who volunteer for my charity. They are called ‘me&dee’ angels and we have a very close relationship. They get to see first hand the amount of work that goes into the charity and our precious families. They see the huge amounts of hours that takes to do so, around my own disabilities and many hospital appointments. What’s been your proudest moment to date? This can be personal/ professional. On a personal level, my daughters and my grandchildren. Professionally, keeping my charity going in its 11th year, being awarded the MBE by Prince Charles and winning Pride of Britain fundraiser. If you could give your 16 yr old self one piece of advice what would it be? Live life and make memories, not worrying so much about what other people think. To learn more about Maria’s charity, me&dee or if you’d like to donate click here. Clare Molyneux, Hampshire Tell us a little bit about yourself I’m the head teacher of Ropley Primary School and passionate about primary education and giving our young people the environment in which to flourish and become the best that they can be. I’ve always enjoyed photography with children and love nothing more than getting out and about with my own camera. Then there’s the ‘running’ me … I’ve always engaged in sport with children and have recently moved into taking up running for myself BIG time. In the last 3 years I have experienced running all distances from 5k fun runs, to 10k trail and road, half marathons, a run up and down Snowdon, full marathons and ultra marathons including the massive challenge of the double marathon, ‘Race to the King’, along the South Downs Way. Trail running is my passion and whenever possible I leave the treadmill and head for

Share your story this National Story Telling Week

January 31, 2017
Credit: @margauxlcllo Instagram Life is full of stories. Each and every one is unique. Whether it’s a story of sisterhood, parenthood or coming of age, we’ve always got a story to tell. Tell yours with a Photo Book. Travel bug Have you been on a trip of a lifetime? Creating a Photo Book is a lovely way to keep all your travel moments in one place. If you’ve got your friends round and your trip comes up in conversation, go grab your Photo Book and show them just how amazing the experience was. Credit: @ellievandersteen InstagramCredit: @jodiemelissah Instagram Baby’s first year Baby’s first 12 months in the world is full of firsts! We love capturing those little stories on our phones to share with our friends and family. But how about creating a keepsake to keep all those ‘firsts’ in one place so that we can cherish them forever. Sometimes we lose our phones and end up losing all our precious memories. Make sure they’re carefully curated into a Photo Book. Credit: @sarahtoms16 Instagram Credit: @lebenvaerk Instagram ‘The story of us’ You and your partner deserve to be the protagonists in this story. Do you have tons of photos from your wedding day and not sure what to do with them? No problem. We have Photo Books from 26 pages up to 160 pages. If you ever feel like reliving that special day, it’s great to have it all in one place to flick through with your partner, friends or family. Credit: @till_I_DIY Instagram Keeley Fitzpatrick Hobbies Perhaps you want to share the story of your other loves, a hobby perhaps? Whether you aspire to be the next Great British Bake Off winner or you spend your weekends exploring the country roads on your bicycle, tell your story in a Photo Book! Credit: @dottles_lm InstagramCredit: @guyfarrow1 Instagram Tell your story and create a Photo Book today today.

The Art of Hygge- Photobox style!

January 23, 2017
By now you’ve probably heard or at least seen the word hygge (pronounced hoo-gah). Hygge is the Danish phenomenon that hit the world in 2016. There is no English translation for the word however; in essence it means cosiness or the appreciation of cosiness and the nice things in life. Sitting by the fire on a cold night, wearing big matching pyjamas and woolly socks, whilst enjoying a cuppa- surrounded by candles. That’s hygge. Watching TV under a blanket, eating homemade food. Having friends over and drinking wine. They’re all hygge too. The Danes regularly rank top of the list of the happiest countries in the world. So they must be doing something right? Well, our customers know how to hygge too. With help from some of our customers, here are some tips on how to hygge. Check out their cosy creations below. Dim the lights and embrace the glow of candlelight (real or pretend) Retro Prints Standard Prints Add texture using soft furnishings (get yourself a cosy blanket and cushions) Photo Cushions Take time to enjoy your cuppa Photo Mug Take up a cosy activity Photo Jigsaws

New Year Resolution: Get Organised!

January 4, 2017
So a new year has started, 2017 is here. This only means one thing. Resolutions. We don’t like to be too hard on ourselves with our new years resolutions, however we do like to be realistic. Like eat one piece of fruit a day. Cross one city break off the list. And become more organised. Being organised brings many benefits. Ones that we can all take advantage of. You will be able to be more focused on what you want to get done. Therefore you will become more productive and manage your time more efficiently. Especially if you can visualise it in the little book you carry in your bag. Organisation all starts with a diary.For all those who still need to put pen to paper to really cement those plans into your head why not get inspired by our personalised photo diaries? Make them truly one of a kind by creating your own front cover and add your favourite moments with friends and family to every week of the year. You can even add your own very own text.Our diaries come in large or standard size and you can even choose the option to have it leather bound (with faux leather). Start 2017 off right!  

10 ways to save your best moments of 2016- from our customers

December 30, 2016
Have you ever tried to find that special photo from Nan and Grandad’s diamond anniversary or baby’s first birthday? Don’t leave them lost amongst the pictures of your friend’s cat or last night’s dinner. These precious moments deserve pride of place. Make printing some of those moments a New Year’s resolution. They don’t need to be standard photo prints- perhaps a cushion for the sofa or a photo block for the mantlepiece. Be inspired by 10 customer creations below! Classic Canvas by @3m11yyRetro Prints by @goldenviiviPhoto Block by Lesley GrahamKeyring by @lindokuTimeless Framed Print by Christina WattsFramed Poster Print by @almas_mammaA4 Wall Calendar by @oddpicnutPhoto Cushion by Rachel Larkman Square Lay Flat Photo Book by Amelia Czapla Photo Journal by @hey_coconut