Like many parents I love taking photos of N. I’ve totally embraced Instagram – the day that launched for Android, I was over the moon. Since taking part in Project 365 this year, and trying to input to #CapturingColour, I’m taking even more photos of other random pretty (and random weird) items I see when I’m out and about. The only downside is what to do with all the photos.
I love looking at old photo albums and N is the same, especially if they involve him! He definitely takes after me and not his father, who doesn’t understand the fascination with taking lots of photos and looking at them. He’s a bit hypocritical really, because he does love history, and getting old family photos out to talk to N about.
When N was younger I was really good about sorting, printing photos and putting themq in albums. Then I realised that was quite a lot of effort, so had a couple of photobooks done. But even that takes a lot of effort sorting hundreds, if not thousands of photos on my laptop or hard drive. So when Polagram approached me to introduce their service I was instantly excited.
Polagram is a photo print app. Photos can be uploaded from instagram, your phone gallery or Facebook. No more having to sort through folders and folders on my computer. Just pick the type of photo, choose the photos I wanted to print from instagram, and order them.
In the past I’ve found ordering online has been slow thanks to our slow broadband connection, that is having to upload photos and waiting ages for them to process. But with Polagram it was so quick and easy. I simply decided on the type of photo I wanted – I chose polaroid style (because I quite fancied journalling where, what and when the photo was taken, but you can have standard photos in a variety of sizes. I uploaded around 30 photos from the instagram folder on my phone, and it took only around a minute. Then it’s just type in your details, pay and wait for your photos to arrive.
Mine didn’t take long to arrive in their hot pink envelope. I think N was almost as excited as me to see them. He was straight in wanting to see what photos I’d printed out. It was all I could do to keep his sticky fingers off them.
The quality of the photos paper is really good, and I’m looking forward to deciding how I’m going to display them. I reckon I could make them into some photo bunting for N’s room (maybe not the flowers!), or help him start a scrapbook of places we’ve been to.
I’d like to have them on display rather than hidden away in an album like most of our photos are. I think I’m a convert to the Polagram app, rather than uploading to a website and then printing off photos that way. The only downside I found is that the gorgeous giftbox isn’t available on android.
The Polagram app is available on google play and appstore, and you don’t have to choose prints. They also do giftboxes, photo books, posters and phone cases. Great for Christmas presents.
If you’d like to try out Polagram, then you can enter my giveaway to win a Polagram product of your choice. Just answer the question, then return to the rafflecopter widget to enter. There are also further entry options if you want to increase your chance of winning.
If you can’t wait til then, you can get £2 off your order using the code PG43L7DE
1. UK entry only, over 18s
2. Giveaway closes 11.59pm 15th December 2014
3. Entries will be validated according to the rules of entry
4. The prize is a product of your choice from Polagram (giftboxes only available on iphone)
5. Winner will be randomly chosen, and will be shown on this post, with further notifications shared on social media.
6. Winner will be notified via email, and will need to respond with their postal address, email and choice of product within 3 weeks otherwise a further winner will be drawn.
7. The winners details will be sent to Polagram who will credit your email address/account with the value of the prize/product the winner chooses.
8. This competition may also appear on Loquax, PrizeFinder and SuperLucky
Disclosure: I was given credit to review Polagram photo printing. All opinions and words are my own.