Dear mummy, I know how much you like taking photos, the thing is you take too many. I blame the blog, social media and your constant hoarding of images, too scared to delete them off your hard drive incase you forget the memory. You worry that without a visual jog the pictures in your head with diminish and fade.
However, you never print them out! You just store them online which is infuriating for friends and family. This is mainly because we haven’t got enough wall space and you’re fed up of printing out photos and storing them away in albums. You started looking for alternative solutions just before Christmas you stumbled across a British company called Bags of Love.
Bags of Love was set up in 2002, by a similar type of mum who spent her days taking photos of her young family then wanted a unique and interesting way to display the photos involving handmade luxury gifts, which could be personalised with your own photos. Bags of Love has come a long way since that mums great idea and now has websites in 8 languages countries, and currently 100 staff.
Bags of Love are based in the West London, where they print, manufacture and dispatch all of their lovely products directly to customers. They even offer same day delivery for many products within the U.K. or you can pick them up yourself from their factory. Trust pilot recommends them as ‘excellent’ so that’s reassuring based on thousands of other customer reviews.
We ordered one of their photo blankets (£34) and it was perfect for snuggling up on a cold winter night. My mummy actually fancied it for a throw for the sofa, but I loved it so much the past couple of weeks its been on my bed as an extra layer. I love pointing to the pictures and describing the photos. My folks talk to me about the days the photos were taken on to see if it jogs my memory (and theirs). You could see how the blankets would make a great focal point for family and friends visiting and opportunity to prompt memories and start-up a conversation.
The personalised photo blankets are UK made in quality fleece, printed and sewn to order. You don’t have to just use photos either, you can also design your own fabric at their factory too! We had fun designing our photo collage blanket online. It’s such a cuddly blanket with the highest quality print, thickest fleece, lovingly made and a long guarantee of 10 years as it uses permanent print. It can be used as a custom baby blanket which inevitably becomes a lifelong memory to treasure. We just wish we thought of this for my Christening! There are 5 sizes available and we chose the smallest blanket size around 100cm x 73cm (perfect for a toddler bed). It’s hand stitched and double layered too and you can choose the background colours.
The blanket is produced on a good quality fleece with really vivid colours and we were actually surprised how well the photos rendered for print onto this blanket. You see, my mummy is a graphic designer and always keeps an eye out for low resolution and poor print quality. She was amazed at how well her standard quality Instagram & Facebook pics reproduced onto the fleece material and it looks really good. Recommend washing is 30 degrees washing inside out and a low tumble dry, which is good for us!
Another great thing about Bags of Love has to be the user interface on their website, it’s so easy to use that even I could do it (I’m nearly 4yrs you know!). The connectivity of the preview and the social media channel you are importing your photos from is seamless and it took us less than 10 minutes to upload and sign off our photo blanket.
There’s a whole host of options too, for changing sizes, backgrounds, colours and positioning which makes ordering super user-friendly. The delivery wasn’t bad either, it turned up in 48hrs by Royal Mail, however we were out so missed the first delivery – Doh! I was so excited to open the bag when it turned up, but slightly worried that the package was so small. But looks can be deceiving the blanket was tightly folded and packaged to keep it in mint condition when it arrived.
As you can see from the photos, it looks rather impressive. Just like a patchwork quilt we love the montage effect and my folks and I spent ages looking at it and reminiscing about the good memories from this year. It would make a great Christmas present and the value is outstanding for what you pay for. We’ve had loads of comments on it for visitors already.
A really practical and thoughtful blanket, this is going to stay with me forever. It’s so nice that we are going to reorder our ‘year in photos’ every year.
With over 450 cool keepsakes and gifts which you can find on Bags of Love website the only dilemma is choosing what to go for next! With offers on too its a real bargain (Buy 2 Add 1 Free), visit http://www.bagsoflove.co.uk/photo-blankets to find out more!
What do you guys think of this photo blanket?
Love Bella x
27 thoughts on “My Bags of Love Photo Blanket”
That looks fantastic! I haven’t seen a photo blanket before. What a great idea. It’s a great price too. I would have expected it to cost more 😀 x
What a cool clever idea. We have just returned from Disney and took over 700 photos so would be lovely to create something fun for the kids with all our Disney photos
This is such a unique and fun idea! Definitely a great way to keep memories close AND be cosy!
What a lovely idea. That would make a wonderful gift for grandparents or anyone really. That’s a lot of photos!!!!
What a lovely way to showcase your favourite memories x
That is such an awesome blanket, what a cool thing to do with your photos x
This is such a lovely idea and what a great way to showcase all of those photos that rarely get printed out. It would be an awesome gift for parents or grandparents.
What a lovely idea, definitely would love to print my many pictures onto a blanket too
I have seen photo collages but never on a blanket,What a a fantastic idea.,
What a super idea! A great keepsake for showing off family photos!
What an amazing idea and it looks so easy to do too, my niece would love it x
I like this photo blanket. I think the photos idea is really innovative.
Awwww what an absolute lovely idea!!! I’m crazy for taking photos and this is such a unique way to use them all up!!! I love this as a gift idea too and its great on price!!
What a brilliant blanket, this looks like an ideal gift for someone! might just get one for my mum
What a fun product and a unique way to treasure the memories!
This is such a fun and unique idea. A perfect Christmas gift!
I absolutely love this idea! In fact, Not only do I want one for myself, it would be a perfect present for my Mum! Thank you for the heads up xx
I know so many people that would love this – my mother-in-law is one of them – and her birthday is february so I am definitely going to look in to it x
such a lovely idea! I’m guilty of taking too many pictures myself and not taking full advantage by getting them printed.
Bags of Love are fab! My dress I now wear to all blog events came from Bags of Love. They have some great ideas for personal gifts. #TriedTested
This is such a great idea and a perfect present if you want something personalised! #TriedTested
What a wonderful gift idea, especially for older ones going off to university etc.
What a lovely idea, I have a ton of photo’s on my computer this would be such a lovely way to display them. They would make great gifts too. #TriedTested
What a lovely idea! I really like personalised gifts and this looks like something my mum would love full of photos of my daughter as she lives quite far away! 🙂
What a gorgeous idea – there’s just so much to look at!
Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested this week x
a lovely idea!