But now, as a mother, I am
becoming obsessed with photographs. The one thing about children is that they grow up so fast. I want to document my children’s path in this world, from mewling newborn infants to know it all teenagers and beyond. These are memories, like my wedding day, that I cherish.
It is so wonderful to look back at photographs of my babies, when they really were babies, and see how they have grown and matured. I literally have hundreds of photographs of Sophia and of Dexter as babies, which I want to arrange into special albums as a special keepsake for both of them.
But in some ways, it seems like a slight injustice to them to 'hide away' these photographs in albums that are kept in cupboards or on shelves. I want them festooned over my walls, my children smiling down on me. It helps of course, that my children are
in my opinion the cutest, most adorable children on this planet.
This is why I love canvases. They are my new favourite thing. They allow you to enlarge a favourite photograph, they're '3D' in the sense that they stand out from the wall and the finish on good quality photo canvases can almost make them resemble an oil painting, a work of art.
My husband and I have a couple of beautiful canvases of Sophia aged 18-months-old and we were wanting to do something similar for Dexter at the same age. So it was with great coincidence and good fortune that Bags of Love, a personalised gifts website, enquired as to whether or not I'd like to review one of their products. The website has lots to offer, including personalised bags, cushions and iPad cases, but I chose the option of...yes, you guessed it, a photo canvas print.
The canvas I chose measures 50x40cm (that's 20"x16") and, according to the website, costs £55. This isn't the cheapest photo canvas print that Bags of Love do, but it's certainly not the most expensive either. Their largest ones can cost £200 or more.
Please note: This photo canvas from Bags of Love was given to me for free for the purposes of this review. All thoughts and opinions are mine and are 100% honest.