Print of Your Heart

About three years ago, Ian and I decided not to purchase each other Christmas presents. I say that, but usually every time we say we’re not going to get each other presents, Ian still is so sweet and picks me up something beautiful or makes something beyond what I could have ever wanted. That year, in true Ian fashion, he gave me a Christmas present about a week before Christmas. He made wooden frames and burned things he loved about me on the the bottom of each one. He then had square prints from Social Print Studio printed with some of his favorite memories with me. I mean… wow. I love that he’s always been so intentional and personal with his gifts. I guess you could say my love of SPS started then. I loved the quality of the prints and how well made they are. Plus, their company has the BEST customer service and sweetest employees. We’ve ordered from them quite a bit over the years and we usually like to pick up some extra new prints whenever we take…

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Return Ticket

“We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone.” Our family takes a lot of pictures. Not because we like seeing ourselves plastered all over the place, but because pictures are memories for me. I have never really journaled until more recently, and in a lot of ways, I think it was because photos were a journal for me. I could look at a photo and tell you exactly how I was feeling or what I was going through or experiencing at that exact moment. I find myself frequently going through old photos, reminiscing about those memories we made together as a family – good ones and even bad ones.

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Print Your Heart Out

Last year, Ian surprised me with the most beautiful little wooden frames to hold some of our photographs. He had the most beautiful images printed from Social Print Studio. It was so much fun to see what images he had picked out for me to showcase around our home and my little cube at work. This year, I decided to print a few for my friends to give as gifts. I thought it would be fun to surprise them the same way Ian did by picking out the images that I thought they would love. It was so much fun to go through their social media accounts and select photos that captured the past few years. While its great to have a cloud or hard drive to store your images on, there is just something about hard copies that bring all the feels.

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