Friday, 14 November 2014

A year of Parsnip


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*

6 comments:

  1. I adore personalized gifts like these. I think there's really something to be said for taking a commercial idea like a coffee mug or a calendar and turning it into something unique with your own pictures. And Parsnip is such a cutie!
    ~ Samantha

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    1. Yeah whoever thought that up must have been a genius! :)

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  2. Aww, that Parsnip calendar is amazing! Such a brilliant gift idea.He's very photogenic :)

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    1. He's so pretty! Even when he's covering me in hair... ;)

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  3. Oh, what a fabulous idea for gifts!!

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    1. I'm thinking of ordering another couple, I wanna see my photos all the time! :)

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