Tuesday, 3 March 2015

A Mum in Print - Truprint Mothers Day Gifts #millionmumssmile

Mothers Day is looming and even though I look forward to spending the day with my son Evan, it also leaves me saddened that I no longer have my Mum to celebrate with.

This year will see the second Mothers Day since she passed but for me this year will be the first that I truly realise she is gone as last year it was still so fresh and went by so fast that it didn't really resonate.



So this year I was intrigued by a request for bloggers to get involved with Truprint to do something different to celebrate and I was thrilled to be chosen to take part.
I had an idea as a sort of grieving process for myself but also to help Evan as he is still very troubled by Mum's death.

I want to celebrate HER as a Mum, sister, nanny, and friend so I have designed a book as a surprise gift for Evan to keep forever.

I have called it : About a Mother, For a Son, From a Mum.... and it documents my Mums life from her birth in East London to her evacuation to Dorset in 1939 and her subsequent life, marriage, having us girls and ending with a picture of the three of us.

It has been therapeutic and quite beautiful going through hundreds of photographs that my Mum had taken and collected (and I do mean HUNDREDS) so much so that I feel slightly better in myself after doing this.

So ... Truprint.




This year Truprint are hosting the fantastic Mum in a Million campaign, where Truprint would like to make a million mums smile by giving away 1 million personalised Mother's Day cards. My readers can use the code MUMINAMILLION at the checkout to claim your card**

They offer lots of different ways to turn your precious prints into gifts, varying from canvases to books to photo 3D animated gifts and mugs to name a few!
I obviously went for a book and it really cannot be easier.




The system is so easy to use and the interface amazingly helpful. You choose the layout that best suits your imagined design and then upload your photos, from there it is drag and drop and you can add text at any point.
I found that manipulating size and position incredibly easy and guidelines pop up to help you keep everything aligned, which I found awesome!




You can now also upload direct from your Facebook albums which is so helpful so no more having to download to upload which is VERY helpful!

Colours and themes are numerous and you can find so many to suit any celebration. Just for Mothers Day there is an enormous selection for you to choose from so you can play around with so many designs it is amazing.

I have added photos of the design process as this is the first of two posts; the next being when I receive my order.

So please head on over and have a look at the wonderful selection on offer. Don't forget to order your FREE card!

Mothers Day may turn out to be a happier day this year as memories can always be captured...

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**T&C's for the card offer:

  • Awards one free 7x5 folded card
  • Standard P&P charges apply (99p)
  • Ship to recipient not available
  • Complete with envelope
  • Code is One time use only
  • Strictly one code use per household.

This is a sponsored post - I was not paid to review but I was given a voucher to try the service, the review is my honest opinion.