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Cute stocking fillers for friends and family

December 17, 2016
You’ve probably been super organised and already bought the ‘big’ presents for the special people in your life, but choosing those little finishing nick-nacks can sometimes be tricky. So we’ve done all the leg work for you and come up with the best stocking fillers on our site. Get the orders in this weekend and it will still make it in time for Christmas! These aren’t your average stocking fillers. These gifts may be little but they come with a big splash of thoughtfulness! Who doesn’t appreciate feeling special? Take a look at our favourites… Personalised Photo Diaries Are they always planning to be more organised as a new years resolution? The time is now! Pick a month to begin and start as you mean to go on. You can add 1-3 photos to every weekly layout and their favourite photo on the front. From £14.00 Phone Cases If the person this is for is surgically attached to their mobile phone, then a case to show off their life and loves could be a great idea. You can use one stand-out pic, or a collage of many. There are lots of designs to choose from as well. Available for iPhones, Samsungs and iPads. From £10.00 Personalised Movie Poster Whether they want to be a Jedi, Elsa from Frozen or Spiderman. Make them the star of the film this Christmas. With 2 different designs & sizes to choose from. From £11.70 Personalised Photo Mugs Tea? Coffee? Hot chocolate? Go mug shot mad and brighten up their Christmas cuppa with a friendly face or two. It will taste ten times better. Choose from up to 200 designs, colours and templates. Why not add a quote from their favourite film, or an inside joke? From £6.00  

Turn your kid’s drawings turned into puzzles!

December 16, 2016
When thinking about presents for kids this Christmas, your mind is undoubtedly drawn to lots of bright, flashing plastic that lines the shelves in all the toy shops. But, hear us out, wooden toys are making a comeback this Christmas! We’ve teamed up with the puzzle experts, Ravensburger, to bring you our best jigsaw yet – complete with handy metal tin to make sure you don’t lose that all important corner piece. What better surprise on Christmas morning than your little one opening up a gift that’s been created just for them, featuring their very favourite drawing ! To create a Photobox jigsaw featuring a drawing from your little artist, all you’ll need to do is find a colourful drawing and either scan it, or take a hi-resolution photo of it, which will then need to be turned into a .jpeg file. Once you’ve done this, all you’ll need to do is upload it to your Photobox account and select the jigsaw size you’d like. Our jigsaws are available in 4 different sizes, from 49 pieces to 500 pieces. This means that you can choose the size that will best suit your child’s age. You could always order an extra one to give to the Grandparents, who are bound to love a special gift featuring their grandchild’s drawing!  

DIY Christmas tree decoration

December 15, 2016
Tinsel and baubles are all well and good for decorating your Christmas tree, but what about giving it a personal touch? We’ve come up with a super easy DIY project that only requires a packet of Retro Prints, some string and mini pegs (in our DIY kits) that will have your tree looking great in no time! First up, choose your favourite photos from your pack of Retro Prints. Next, unravel the string and peg them on with equal spacing between each photo. You can add an extra special touch by intertwining fairy lights with the string! Et voila, it’s done!  (We told you it was super easy). Not only does this add some originality to your Christmas tree but guests will love spotting their face on one of the prints. Another fun activity you can all enjoy over the Christmas period is letting friends and family write a little message or caption on the retro print featuring them. Then, you will have a truly unique, tree which has been personalised by all your loved ones! Watch our video below to see how it’s done.

Download our free Christmas photo booth props

December 9, 2016
What’s more fun than taking family photos around Christmas time? There will always be that one family member busting to get into the shot, whilst another will shy away from the camera. Retaking photos until everyone’s eyes are open and making sure the dog stays still. Do these moments sounds familiar? Why not make these photos a little more fun by downloading and printing your own photo booth props? Follow these 3 simple steps to add some extra cheer to your Christmas snaps. Step 1: Download your Christmas photo booth accessories You can view and download all your Christmas photo booth props here. From elf hats and cute penguin masks, to Santa’s beard and carrot noses, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Step 2: Print your Christmas photo booth props To print your props, the ideal choice of paper would be a slighter thicker kind of paper (180 grams minimum) this way they will last over the entire Christmas season. However if you don’t have any thicker paper, regular A4 printing paper is okay too, however they may be more prone to tear. Our downloadable PDF should be printed in “actual size”. They should come out of the printer in the right size, ready to be cut. Don’t forget to print them in colour to see the full effect in your photos! Step 3: Add the finishing touches Once you have printed your props, carefully cut around the different shapes with a pair of scissors. Be sure to cut in the lines! Lastly, in order to hold up the props to your face you will need some sort of stick. Have a look around the house. Get creative. From chopsticks, to pens and pieces of cardboard anything goes! Secure the cut out onto the stick with some sellotape and voila, they are ready for the photo shoot. Have fun with it! Merry Christmas!  

Exclusive Christmas cards, with our charity partner, XLP

November 22, 2016
XLP are a registered charity at the cutting edge of urban youth work in London. They are an amazing organisation who work incredibly hard to create positive futures for young people. Currently, XLP has projects dealing with a wide variety of issues including gang culture, anger management and violence, poverty, prejudice, racism and image and identity. Normally run in schools, XLP also work across 22 inner London estates to help young people confront many of the issues they face in our communities today. In fact, we love what they do so much for our local community that The Smile Foundation, a cross brand Charity of Photobox, Moonpig and Sticky9 employees, is proud to support them. We just did the National 3 Peaks Challenge and raised over £30K! And continue to support them with initiatives like this year’s Christmas Card donation scheme. Make someone’s Christmas and create your very own personalised Christmas cards to send out to friends and family. You will have the freedom to select the design of your choice, add your own pictures and add your own text. They are available in packs of 10 in A5 and A6 sizes. Help us reach our £20K target this Christmas by buying your Christmas cards at Photobox. A pound from every purchase will go towards XLP. This year, send them a card that will make the mantelpiece. To learn more information on the amazing work XLP do, check out their website www.xlp.org.uk