This time of year has been bringing back the memories of last year very vividly for me.
This time last year I was just days away from my husband returning from a year in Iraq. Days away from him being able to see our boys who were 4, 3, and 4 months old for the first time since his two weeks of leave four months earlier.
I had finished the Christmas shopping in October. The tree had been up since Thanksgiving. I was ready for Christmas to be here. Now. Because he would be home by Christmas they had said.
I’m usually a stickler for picking out the perfect Christmas card picture from our yearly family portraits but last year I didn’t have the chance…there were no family pictures in time for the holidays, our Christmas cards were a modge-podge collage of iPhone photos.
But a few days before Christmas we did get the family picture I most dreamed of, albeit a fuzzy iPhone one-the picture at the airstrip of a soldier greeting his family after a long year deployed.
This year I wanted pictures. Beautiful pictures. Pictures that included our youngest son at last. I found the photographer, booked the day.
I got my beautiful family pictures.
I was looking through my images on my laptop in the car lane waiting to pick up my oldest from Kindergarten last week…believe it or not I get a HUGE amount of work done in those twenty minutes in the car lane each afternoon! I pick up the school’s wi-fi on my laptop, pop a movie in the van’s dvd player for my younger two boys and get to work knocking out that to-do list. But I digress.
I was able to email my images directly to Snapbox. Seriously. Just email the picture to them and within a few minutes you get an email with a link to complete your order. No uploading, no waiting. You can even send in your Instagram photos.
Once I received my email I clicked the link and chose what size prints I wanted-they come printed on canvas and pre-framed. The smallest sizes-5 by 5 or 5 by 7- are under $10. I chose the 10 by 13. Not bad for a pre-framed canvas print!
Five days later the FedEx man dropped off my pictures. And I love them. Love.
The quality is fantastic and I love the shadowbox-like frame that comes already equipped with a sawtooth hanger.
I decided to gift the portrait of our entire family to my Dad. He’s been asking for new pictures all year and I think he’s going to love it. The other two I can’t part with-they’ll be joining my own gallery wall.
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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.