Anyone who's read this blog for any length of time will have seen Tam's dog, Parsnip, featured fairly heavily in the photos. He's the perfect subject - who can resist that cute wee face?! Not me anyway. Or Tam. Or his mum. So the only sensible thing to do was to order up a Parsnip themed Christmas present for each of them. Snapfish came up with the goods in the form of these excellent calendars for next year - so we can look at that pretty face every day! (Actually I'm the one who doesn't see him every day so if I was being sensible I'd have ordered myself one. Oops.)
I went for a wall calendar for Tam's mum, a desk calendar for Tam to take to work, and an extra bonus gift of a keyring for Tam.
The site is really easy to use and the calendars are totally customisable - I made a collage of pictures on some of the pages, added birthdays in the dates and added text to go with some of the photos. The backgrounds were also interchangeable so I spend ages getting each page just right.
After designing my calendars, I ventured into the gift section and picked a couple of things for my Secret Santa recipient at work. Luckily I got the person I know best there which has made gift buying nice and easy! (She was literally holding the envelope and saying 'try to get me!' as I picked out her name. I nearly gave the game away in surprise!) She needs a work mug, which led to me picking the 'best' work picture of us - our trip to Home Bargains a few weeks ago. I think she'll see the funny side... And since she likes tiny things (Lego addict) I added this tiny photobook to the basket
I'm really impressed with the quality of the calendars and the gifts - the only point to note is that the mug photo only appears on one side since there was meant to be text added to the other side, which I chose not to do. I'd certainly use them again for everything else, and I'm tempted to try out some bigger photo books next...
*I was gifted a voucher from Snapfish to pick some items to review but as always, all opinions are my own*