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Have you tried Photobox?

Like any parent, I love taking photo’s. I’m in the process of searching for my perfect camera and hoping Santa will be good to me this year. Thing is though, I’m guilty like many of taking pictures, putting them on my PC and then that’s it. Other than sticking some on Facebook to share with family and friends, and emailing them to others, I rarely “do” anything with them. The thing is though, there is so much you can do with them, so when I was approached by the people over at www.photobox.co.uk I jumped at the chance to try out their service.

Opening an account with them is as easy as joining any other internet site, just input your details and your away. On joining, you get 40 free prints automatically which is incentive in itself, but the wide variety of products available is amazing. Of course, you have to upload your pictures to use them, but that is straight forward and easy and once done you can start to play around to make gifts, enlargements and photo books to name just a few things.

After my week away in Scotland with the girls recently I decided to make a photo book of our trip. The guideline is to set aside 30 minutes to design the book and depending on which book you choose, the number of pictures varies too. Small books start from just £5.99, up to large books at £45.99 and lots of options in-between. There are themes to chose from and the design element is as easy as drag and drop into the spaces marked out. You can also add pictures to different areas of each page and resize if you want to really put your own stamp on the design. It really was as simple as that! I opted for a Square Hard backed 30 page book and it took me around the estimated 30 minute mark to put it together. It really was so simple and enjoying to do. Then after placing the order it was just a case of sitting back and waiting for it to arrive.

It took a week for my order to be ready for dispatch and arrived just 2 days later, so if you are buying for a gift I would say allow 2 weeks to be on the safe side. When it arrived I was very impressed with the quality and B loved looking through it too! When you take into account the cost of prints, a photo album and the time it takes to sort all that out, these books really are no more expensive and look so professional. I have already decided that I will be putting one together for Christmas and probably for each of the girls birthdays in future as well as other occasions such as holidays. They are also a brilliant idea for presents for the family.

Thing is though, there are so many other options too, I decided to order the fridge magnets too, just to see what they are like! I was so impressed that neither have gone on my fridge, one went to my mum for her birthday and the other to my Grandma as a house warming gift. I’ll definitely be buying them again!

There is only one problem though, after my great experience with Photobox, I am spoilt for choice as to what to buy next!! They do regularly have special offers on different products though, and with their refer a friend scheme you can get plenty more free prints just by letting others know about the service!

So here’s to many more great photo experiences with Photobox, and hopefully taken with my new camera that Santa brings!!

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November 10, 2010 - Posted by | Product Reviews | , ,

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