Valentine’s Day Blogger Challenge

Last month, we tweeted a call out for some love-struck bloggers, who don’t get squeamish at the thought of Valentine’s Day, to tell the story of their relationship using only photos.

We gave them the choice of products, from colourful canvases and squashy photo cushions to modern acrylic photo blocks and sent them away to get creating.

We love a challenge here at PhotoBox, and to add a little bit of competitive spirit, the winning blogger (judged by yours truly) will receive £50 of PhotoBox credit, as well as £100 worth of Red Letter Day vouchers to treat their partner with!

The bloggers challenged were; All About A Mini Norris, One Dad, 3 Girls, Bakes, Books & My Boys and Blog Bay-Bee. Let’s take a look at the entries…

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Kerry – All About a Mini Norris

Kerry chose a comfy photo cushion filled with her favourite memories. Speaking about the experience of creating the cushion, Kerry said ‘I couldn’t wait to jump at this opportunity as it gave me an excuse to browse all of our photographs which was a great experience in itself’.

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Our favourite photo on Kerry’s cushion has to be the top left:

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‘’This was taken at the first party we threw in our first home that we bought together. Those days of partying hard are long gone. Although i’m pretty sure all we did was play on the wii fit and do the limbo.’’ Cute!

Read the story behind all of Kerry’s lovely photos, here.

Lucinda – Bakes, Books & My Boys

Lucinda from ‘Bakes, Books & My Boys’ chose 5 of our photo acrylic blocks to tell her relationship story, ranging from their first holiday together, to their wedding, photos of their lovely boys & altogether as a family.

‘’Every time I look up now, light a fire, go to leave the room they catch my eye and cause me involuntary to smile’’ – we can certainly see why, Lucinda!

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You can see all of Lucinda’s photos on her blog, here.

Steph – Blog Bay-Bee

Steph from Blog Bay-Bee also chose a photo cushion to create a collage of her photos – ranging from her engagement & wedding photos, right up to the births of her three children.

We love that Steph has chosen a black & white look for her cushion, making it fit in perfectly with the same theme in her newly decorated master bedroom.

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See more of Steph’s Valentine’s Day Challenge, here.

Darren – One Dad, 3 Girls

As the only male contestant, we were intrigued to see how Darren from ‘One Dad, 3 Girls’ would interpret the challenge – he certainly didn’t fail to make us ‘aww’ by featuring some lovely images of his daughters on our acrylic photo blocks.

Explaining his choice, Darren said ‘’As this is for Valentine’s Day I’m sure you’re all expecting photos from 11 years ago when we got married or 14 years ago when we first starting dating, but to be honest we don’t have photos of ourselves anywhere in the house. We have photos and pictures on every wall but none of them are us so instead we picked photos of the two subjects that we love more than anything in the World’’

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Read more of Darren’s relationship story here

 

The judging certainly hasn’t been easy for the PhotoBox team, especially with so many fantastic photos with lovely stories behind them. After much deliberation, we’ve decided that the overall winner is Kerry from All About A Mini Norris!

We loved all of the little stories behind the photos that Kerry featured in her blog, and it really gave us an idea of how much fun her & Arwyn have together. Congratulations Kerry – we hope you & Arwyn enjoy your prizes!

We were so impressed with all the entries overall that we’ve gone a bit soppy – every blogger will also be receiving a PhotoBox Love Mug. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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