We've been testing the printing service from Photolove

I take hundreds of photos a week. Most for the blog but also many just capturing precious everyday moments of our family life. I remember my dad having a SLR camera when I was growing up. I recall him carrying around the rolls of film and I used to love playing with the little black plastic tubes that they came in. I also remember standing in line at the printing shop to have the film developed. And the anticipation of seeing how the pictures had actually turned out when collecting a couple of weeks later.

Prints come in a cute little box

The 24 prints come in a little cardboard box – ready to be given as a gift

This is in many ways a thing of the past. These days your photo appears instantly on the screen whether of your camera, phone or tablet and if you are not happy with the outcome you can simply take another. I fear many of us forget to print our photos and that is a shame. I love displaying our family memories around the house and look at them daily, so when I was offered to try out the service of Photolove I was very excited to have some of our best moments produced on paper.

Beautifully wrapped ready to be used as a gift

The process of ordering is fairly straight forward, but I would advice you set aside some time as there are many fun and funky ways to dress your photos from choosing colours of the frame to editing the actual shot. You can find it all here.

From ordering it took around seven days for the prints to arrive in the post, as they are shipped from Hamburg in Germany, where Photolove is based. The delivery is 2.95 EUR or free on orders over 30.00 EUR.

You get 24 prints in the big package from Photolove

The photos we received had a black backside in the style of the old-school Polaroids the prints are designed to look like. But there is an option to personalise the back with a logo or text, so you can use them as invitations for a wedding or christening or as an advert for your business or blog. Would even be nice just to have a plain light background, so that you can write a little greeting or maybe a couple of lines reflecting on the photo to keep the memory alive.

Cute candy coloured prints from Photolove

We were sent the box of 24 prints which retails at approximately £20 including delivery. You can also choose 4 or 12 prints which are delivered in an envelope. Probably not the cheapest printing option on the market, but you do get something different with Photolove. The prints are done on thick cardboard with a glossy finish, rather than traditional photo paper and have a lovely vintage feel to them. You can connect your Facebook, Instagram or Google+ account and easily upload your favourite snaps that way.

I chose the “old fashioned” computer, and I’m glad I did as it meant that the resolution of the photos were high. I think this is something to be aware of as a couple of the photos came off a tiny bit pixelated. So I would definitely recommend using high resolution photos when sending them to Photolove.

The prints make for great gifts, ideal for Father’s Day, or I can see a collection of them framed and hung in a nursery. If you would like to try out Photolove you can use the code: scandimummy10 to get 10% off your first order. Please be aware the code expires on the 15.06.2016.

NB! Please note we were offered to try the Photolove printing service in exchange for a review. All words and opinions are my own.

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  1. These look really pretty. It’s so easy these days to never get around to actually printing photos, but it’s nice to have them. #fortheloveofBLOG

  2. These look great! It’s nice to see pictures actually printed as I’ve got so used to seeing everything on my iPad or phone. This is a lovely display and great discount code too:)



  3. I printed some the same from a different app in my phone- I could add written captions on the bottom too which was great as I then sent them as a gift to my grandma and she got to see the pictures of his special moments #KCACOLS

  4. What a brilliant idea! These would make a fantastic present for my family, especially the ones that live far away and don’t get to see the kids as often.
    I really like how they xan be used as invitations too. They’d also be brilliant for the kids photo albums. 🙂
    Laura xx

    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday:)

  5. Oh I absolutely adore these and I am off to check them out right now!! I’m the sort of person who still has to have a printed photograph as well as all of the online ones – my photographs are some of my most precious belongings and I used to keep them all on a hard drive. I was burgled and my hard drive was taken and I lost hundreds of my precious baby pictures – it just broke my heart and now I always, always make sure that I have a hard copy as well as electronic ones. I love the square prints here and the little box they come in! Thanks so much for sharing these #fortheloveofBLOG X

  6. I love that your love of photography stems from memories with your father – really lovely. I absolutely love these; I have millions of photos of Josh already and these would make a perfect gift. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday xx

  7. Sounds like a lovely idea for a gift, although a little expensive. Nice idea that they can look polaroid with captions too. Its cute they come in a little box too, you don’t get that with general high street companies.
    Amanda, #kcacols

  8. A lovely idea. And a great idea for pressies justsayingmum! I love the box they come in too. Thank you for sharing. X #fortheloveofBLOG

  9. Oh what a beautiful idea? And what perfect pressies for Nans and Grandads too? I am certainly going to order some – I think they are stunning so thank you so much for sharing #fortheloveofBLOG

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