Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Home updates and back to school preparations with Asda Photo

It'll come as no surprise if you've read my blog for a while or follow me on Instagram, that I love photos. I'm no David Bailey but I do like a good photo opportunity and I have indulged in some Insta cliches, including an annual trip to a flower field the other weekend to get some up to date photos of our boys and us as a family.

I am also a big homebody and love interiors and making our house feel warm and welcoming, and reflective of our personalities. So there's lots of colour, nic naks and of course... photos!

We are big fans of Asda, including their food and their clothes, but also their range of photo gifts so I was thrilled when Asda Photo got in touch to see if there was anything we'd like to review. Having just visited the flower field, I immediately had photos in mind, and with the opportunity to try a few different items, I put together the following products.

* Features gifted items

1. Canvas

The classic choice, Asda Photo has a huge range of photo canvas print styles, materials and sizes to choose from. I had a spot in our bedroom in mind, but when the canvas arrived, it was so stunning that we wanted to put it somewhere more prominent, where we can enjoy it, and guests too.

I chose a photo of the boys in the flower field, deep in thought / conversation, and opted for the slim canvas in 60cm x 40cm (£34) and this has turned out perfectly.





2. Cushion

My Dad sadly passed away last September and my eldest, Ethan, struggles sometimes to understand what happened and can get upset, particularly at bedtime. He has some photos by his bed but I had an idea to create a photo cushion as a comforter for him. Taking a few pictures of his beloved Gramps, I thought a photo cushion would be something he can squeeze it whenever he needs to feel close to my Dad.

There's different sizes and shapes available from Asda Photo, but I went for a 12'' x 12'' small canvas cushion (£19) so it would be just right for him to hug.

The quality of the photo prints is very high and the picture clarity is very clear. I created the collage photo myself but you can use the product designer on the website to make collage cushions too.




3. Personalised drinks bottle

As Ethan is back to school next week, I'm busy prepping his uniform and other items that he will need to take with him. It's quite hard getting back into a routine!

I saw that Asda Photo make personalised metal drinks bottles (£15), either with a name printed on a choice of coloured backgrounds, or with a photo of your choosing. I picked one of Ethan looking super cool in the flower field, as I thought it would help him identify his bottle with ease when in the classroom, but would also serve as a reminder of the fun times we had where possible over the past few months.

It's a high quality bottle, with a handy stopper and hanging latch included too, and is one less thing I need to think about before school starts.





Making the photo gifts was really quick, easy and straightforward to do. You can upload from your computer or elsewhere, such as Facebook or Instagram, so once you have selected the product you want, you can add your chosen photo(s) and edit it to fit just how you want it, before reviewing and adding to your basket.

The delivery times were all reasonable and my items arrived individually within a few days.

I would really recommend Asda Photo for your prints (they are great quality and some of the cheapest around, I have found) and any photo gift item, as there's a wide range of products to choose from and they can all be personalised to suit your needs. The quality has always impressed me and these three items are just perfect for what we wanted.


* The items featured in this blog post were gifted in return for a review, but all opinions and content remain my own.


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