Guys, why have we stopped printing photos these days? I remember back in the day (waaay back) when we used to develop every single spool of film and then eagerly march around the shops while we waited the one hour for them to be developed. I loved it! Modern technology means that we can capture great pics so much more easily, but the flip side is that we just don’t get around to printing them. Digital albums are great, but I know I’m not the only one who has wept over lost photos when a phone has been stolen, when digital files have somehow been corrupted or when your hard drive has crashed. I say, ‘Let’s bring back the printed photo that will stand the test of time!’ Yes, that’s what I say.

“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”
― Karl Lagerfeld

This Father’s Day, thanks to Printwild, I had a special image printed onto an A2 stretched canvas to hang in our room above our bed. It’s an image of Ilan being thrown into the air by his Dad, taken by the lovely Hayley from Hayley Takes Photos. My kids all love to be flung in the air and luckily their Dad has both the muscles and the energy  to do so, which are both very necessary for said flinging. Ilan looked at the canvas print of him and his Dad and declared, ‘I love it, I just love Dad so much.’ I just know that having this photo hanging on our wall will be a daily reminder of this love.

Printwild is an online print service that offers free door to door delivery to main SA cities when ordering R300 or more and has a range of new products on offer – from print canvasses to Faceblocks to the new  Photo Box which is a quick but sophisticated alternative to a Photo book. We all love a Photo book but most parents put this task off (read, me!) because, let’s be honest,  it can be an overwhelming project. If you go for a Photo Box you can upload 50 images, choose one for the lid, and enjoy physical photos again and keep them safe in a nifty box.

If you’d like to WIN  an A2 Budget Stretched Canvas, valued at R414, including door delivery then follow these steps:

  1. Find the Facebook competition post & like it.
  2. Post a photo that you love of the Dad in your life in the comments under the Facebook post. It can be a photo of your Husband, your Dad or Grandpa and it can be crazy or wild or very normal. Have fun!

The competition closes on Tuesday 21 June at 12h00 and we will select our favourite image as the winner. The winner drawn must have followed all necessary steps above in order to qualify for the prize. Competition is open to South African residents only and delivery of the prize will be made to your doorstep. Good luck mamas!


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