Want to know what I’m the best at? Taking pictures. I have countless images beautifully edited on my blog, phone, and DSLR of my kids at every stage of their lives. Documenting each stage of life as a family is always a big priority for me.
Want to know what I’m the worst at? Printing those beautiful images. I have years of images just sitting on my hard drive and not hanging in my home. I can’t even think about it too much because it makes me sad. For some reason the act of actually developing the images is so hard to me! I have no idea why!
Showcasing some of my favorite family photos is at the forefront of my mind because Father’s Day is just around the corner, and Garrett has been begging me for years to help him get some images of us and the kids that he can display in his office at work. I kid you not, I gave him frames for his office last Father’s Day and never got around to adding pictures to them! I finally decided enough was enough when we visited him at the office one day and he had an old picture of Bradley and Cash on his desk and a post-it stuck to it of a little stick figure drawing of Eli. Then I saw a copy of my passport photo taped to his computer. My passport photo is without a doubt the most horrific picture of me ever. After that visit I was determined to finally get him some up-to-date family photos to display in his office.
I enlisted the help of Shutterfly to make his Father’s Day dream gift come true, and I was blown away at how easy it was to finally bring these beautiful family photos to life. Initially I was just planning on framing four 8×10 images in classic frames to create a gallery wall, but when I started looking around at all of the items Shutterfly lets you customize, I decided to kick up my gift a few notch
Garrett loves to drink herbal tea in the mornings, except he currently drinks out of a gross old mug from 1985. So I ordered him this mug with one of my favorite pictures from our trip to Hawaii last year. I love that the horizontal photo wraps all the way around the mug so you get a different view of the image from each angle.
If you ask Garrett what his favorite things are, a paper weight would be on his top 10 list. I have no idea why, but when I saw that you could order a custom printed paper weight, that was a no brainer. I think this might be my absolute favorite item out of everything I got for his office. The image is printed on a really pretty metallic looking paper, so the picture looks like it’s glowing when you see the paper weight from each angle (I posted an insta story video of it when I first opened the package because I was so obsessed). Plus, he has approximately one million piles of papers and files and folders all over his office, so I know it will get a lot of good use.
Garrett’s poor car (my old college car to be exact) is on the verge of extinction, and the phone charging outlet doesn’t work anymore, so I customized this portable charger for him with a picture I know he loves of me and the boys. The image is so crisp and clear! This happens to be quite the charger too. It comes with 2 USB ports, 1 micro USB port, 3 different device plugin options (so convenient), and it can charge up to two devices simultaneously. It has enough power to charge two iPhones completely. I also couldn’t resist adding an iPhone case for him with a picture from our recent anniversary trip to Paris to remind him of what an incredible time we had there!
All I had to do was pick the images I knew he would like best, and Shutterfly did all the work for me. As much as I love creating things myself, I just don’t have the time these days. I don’t know why it took me so long to order prints and keepsakes, but I am so happy with how beautiful everything turned out! Father’s Day is a few weeks away, so now is the perfect time to place your order and have it delivered to your doorstep for the big day. A custom print, paperweight, mug, or phone charger and case will all make great Father’s Day gifts, and being able to customize each one with Shutterfly makes it even more special! There are so many beautiful personalized gifts (like phone chargers, mugs, phone cases, frames, and paper weights) that are easy to create on Shutterfly that make for a truly memorable gift.
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