Saving memories with Truprint – review and giveaway

October seems like a lifetime ago already!  A distant memory of sunshine and time spent with family in Spain. I’m always taking photos and lately I’ve been saving memories with Truprint.

remembering our holiday with TruprintTruprint provide a great online service to turn photographs into mementos of all sorts, including calendars and photo books.  I’m a big fan of photo books and have made up a number since Monkey was born.  I find they make great presents for my parents who live in Spain, and don’t get to see Monkey very often.

Saving memories with Truprint has meant I’ve been able to create a 7×5 Soft Custom Cover Photobook for Mum and Dad with all the photos I took of them with Monkey during our holiday.

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The 7×5 Soft Custom Cover Photobook is a great way of collecting photographs, you can select your layout and costs £12.99 for 20 pages.  I know my parents will love this Christmas present, saving memories with Truprint and reminding them of our holiday.

Next I decided to make up a lovely hardback 8×11 Premier Lay-Flat Photobook for us to keep of as a memento. Having a hardback will really keep this photo book in pristine condition.  You can add a title to the front cover and spine, and have a wrap over photo covering the front and back of the photo book. You can change the page layouts to suit and add text as required.  The paper has a matt finish so great when Monkey wants to have a look!  The paper is also quite thick, so pages won’t get torn.  I’m really pleased with this book and for £29.99 for 20 pages I think this is a great way of saving memories with Truprint.

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As well as saving memories of our recent holiday, I wanted to look back at the last year.  What have we done with Monkey, where have we been.  I decided on 2 different ideas.  Firstly, another photo book to add to our collection.  I do one at the end of every year, something for Monkey to have when he is older.

This time I opted for the 11×8 Hard Custom Cover Photobook, complete with gloss paper finish and a wonderful presentation box for storage.

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Apologies for the flash images on these photos!  The print reproduction is great, just as you would expect from Truprint.  Again I added text to the spine and through the photo book, you could change layouts too.  The photo book itself costs £24.99 for 20 pages, the premium gloss finish was £7.00 and the presentation box was £13.00. The presentation box is actually deep enough to store 2 11×8 photo books and would make a wonderful add-on for a present.  Great for weddings, christenings and other special family occasions.  I’m very happy with my photo book selections.

Photo books are wonderful, I’m a big fan, you can tell.  But I also wanted something I could look at all the time.  I realised that a 2014 photo calendar would give me the chance to do just that.

I opted for the 11×8.5 Classic Calendar at £14.99.  There were lots of backgrounds to choose from, you can add a photo for each month and a cover shot, as well as titles.  I also added photos and notes to remind us of specific family events throughout the year.

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As you can see there are different photo layout options for this photo calendar, and now I have a reminder of times with Monkey, over the last year.

The service at Truprint has been great, I had one issue on the website which was resolved immediately, the orders were delivered promptly, and the finished products are all of very good quality.  I’m one happy Mummy and I know my parents will be thrilled with their surprise present.

disclaimer:  I was given access to the items mentioned in exchange for a review, my comments however, remain my own honest opinions.

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I’m really thrilled that Truprint have kindly offered 5 of you the chance to save your own memories.  Would you choose a holiday memory, Christmas, your kids through the year??  The choice would be yours. 5 of you can win a 11×8 Hard Custom Cover 20 page cover book valued at £24.99 (you can add extra pages at your own cost).  Just complete the rafflecopter for your chance to win! Good luck.

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Terms and conditions:

(Please note that all entries will be checked against comments for validation).

Only the first step of the Rafflecopter is mandatory, all other steps are optional.  Only one entry per person is allowed (however, you can tweet with the bonus click entry daily as well to increase your chances).

This giveaway is for UK residents only.

Once the Rafflecopter picks 5 winners, I will check if the winners have done what was requested and I will contact the winners, if they do not reply within one week, the prize will be allocated to another person.

The giveaway will close on 13th January 2014 at midnight.

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About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

172 thoughts on “Saving memories with Truprint – review and giveaway

  1. Old photos of my parents .. in particular, the one of them on his motorbike. Of course, their wedding photo. And, the one of Mam and me standing in the river fishing.

  2. It would be wedding memories as we still only have them on disc 3 years later (shocking) would be lovely to see them in print.

  3. I’d make a book for my daughter. she was flower girl at my wedding and her giraffe did everything… wore my dress, had hair done etc. it would be nice to make a book of it for her

  4. I would definately capture our holidays away happy smiles tasting that gorgeous ice cream whoops of delight as my little one paddles in the pool and anticipation as the plane takes off

  5. I would fill this with some of the great memories me and the kids have had since they where born,there are to many to put inside the book,but the main ones like there first birthdays,first christmas’s,first day at preschool,first time the stood up,first time they got covered in paint,mud ect…There just 4yrs old and nearly 2yrs old..Just like any other mother am always taking pictures of the kiddies,i think they get fed up with me sometimes,but i really do love pictures,a picture can tell a thousand stories 🙂 Thats why i love the saying
    “I think the only reason people hold onto memories so tight is because memories are the things that don’t change; when everybody else does”
    If i won it would be treasured,just like all my memories

    GOODLUCK EVERYONE,ALL THE BEST <3

  6. Family, friends, Pets, Outings etc. As would be nice to have a collection in a book. Would be a lovely gift for my Mother.

  7. It would have to be from my wedding 4 months ago. All 4 of my children looked amazing and we only have pictures from our big day stored on our computer so it would be lovely to have them in a special book

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