Fairytales – The Blog

Wondering what to buy your mum this Mother's Day?

BAD news is that it's too late to create and print a photobook for your mum - for those that missed it here are our 5 reasons why mums love photo books

GOOD news is that you still have just over a week to get organised, shop or to create a great gift for your mum (Mother's Day falls on the second Sunday in May this year it is May 11th). Get organised and inspired by visiting our Perfect Pressies board on Pinterest, there is a fun wine glass idea that really made me giggle.

Do you want to create a unique special gift but need inspiration? Today we are talking about the thing we believe that can transform an ordinary photobook into a great one - and that is the A to Z THEME! It can take the pain out of choosing between favourite images and it guides you and almost helps select images for you. We also think A to Z theme books are more fun to look at.  

We have been talking about getting your photos organised so that you can enjoy them and we have also been talking about one of our favourite ways to enjoy photos – in photo books.  For those new subscribers who have joined us for our first birthday competition you may have missed those posts... you can read about them by clicking the links below; Digital Photo Organising FileOsophy Who is the best photo book supplier? I made my first photo book over 6 years ago just after I got married.  Our fantastic photographer Grant from Perfect Images Photography had kindly provided me with a CD of fabulous shots and as such I was able to create a beautiful keepsake of our magical day.

In just five days The Filing Fairies turn 1, ‘ONE’ wow what a milestone for us or for any new business. Obviously given the area of organising that we specialise in, I thought the best way to reflect on our year would be for a photo montage (a la recent Facebook movies) ….and here it is 1yr in 1minute. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mB_goDxI6g

Birthday Badge-01Hands up who else loves stylish stationery? I know it is the organising possibilities that make Jo and I love stationery items, but I often wonder what it is that makes stores that stock these products so widely and universally popular with almost everyone I speak to? Anyway I digress….I won't go into a reflective post about the roller coaster ride of our first year in business (I will save that for next week)...today’s blog is to announce our first birthday giveaway! You are wondering what it is all about right?  Well what better way to announce the details of our giveaway than with one of my favourite (and I think most effective) descriptive methods I learned as an event manager - the who, what, why, where, when, how.

We helped you get your photos #organised with our series of posts on digital photo organising and we reminded you what a great gift idea photo books are for Mothers Day so now it is time to give you our input on the great photo book supplier debate. Here is another one of Jo's cool infographics that explains how we chose to assess photo book suppliers.