Making Memories - A Giveaway with Truprint

There's nothing more I love than sitting on my sofa, snuggled up, flicking through old photographs. My mum and dad weren't massive on cameras but they still have a lovely collection of memories gathered over the years. Since I was at university I have loved taking photos. My walls at various uni accommodations were covered in the photos I'd taken over each year and often friends would stop by my room just to have a look at them all, remembering each cherished (and often stupid) occasion.

Now with digital images things have changed slightly - no longer do we have to get your pose just right for that single photo, we can take frames upon frames and simply delete whatever we don't like! Over the last eight years from when I came first across photobooks online, I have created many a photo book to display my digital images. I find if I order prints I end up with stacks gathering dust, waiting for me to put them together. With a photobook, you can complete it on the computer and that's it. With things like autofill it can be so quick and easy to create a place to hold your treasured memories.

But I still sometimes harp back to the days of real, printed photos. The sepia-edged glossy ones where you are sat on your nan's knee in her back garden. The type that flood your senses with memories of sounds and smells and take you straight back to those days gone by. The photos may be faded, the paper curling at the edges, but that all adds to the richness of the experience. My mum and dads photos are now kept in an old suitcase at the back of a cupboard, and I could easily spend many an hour with that dusty suitcase, the old albums that smell of age, soaking up the memories of all those happy days.

With my mum dad, sister and half-sister, aged about five

Truprint are one of the high street stores I remember, where my mum used to get her photos printed. She would drop off her film, choose the size and how many copies and then we would go back a week later and pick them up. I even remember the little green paper envelopes the photos would be returned to us in, along with the negatives, which inevitably ended up unused and often lost. You could even order your prints in different sizes all on one photo, so you would have to cut out which one you wanted to use.

Now, with the decline of the high street, Truprint have found success online. Powered by snapfish, they now offer all their products at the click of a mouse, as well as photo gifts, home decor and of course, photobooks. Yet despite joining today's world, they have retained their branding from all those years ago, so their website is a familiar journey down memory lane.

So to celebrate the days gone by, Truprint want you to share your favourite photo and why. Maybe it's a treasured moment from your childhood days, or it could be a photo of you and your children. Maybe a poloroid has created your favourite image or perhaps you are more digital savvy and prefer an SLR for your captures? Whatever the picture, we would love to hear all about it and why it is your favourite memory.

There are some fantastic prizes on offer, courtesy of Truprint:

* The photo awarded first place will win a fantastic 20x24 canvas print with the photo of their choice -

*Three second place winers will receive an 11x8 Custom Cover Book with 20 pages for you to customise with your own memories
*Five third place winners will receive a lovely 11x8.5” Wall Calendar to help you remember all those future events

To enter write a short blog post sharing your picture and a little bit about it. Alternatively you can share your image on Facebook and tell us why, or tweet a picture and your reason. Once you have shared your photo be sure to tweet us with a link to your entry including twitter handles @hollybobbs and @truprint and the hashtag #makingmemories.

So join us and share your memories! We can't wait to see them all!

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  • This giveaway is open to UK and Republic of Ireland residents only, aged 18 and over.
  • Each participant can only enter once.
  • To submit an entry, the entrant must send a tweet to @hollybobbs and @truprint linking to their post for the challenge. The tweet must also include the hashtag #makingmemories.
  • No purchase necessary. The giveaway will be open from Monday 23rd September at 1pm to Monday 21st October at 5pm. Any entries outside of this time will not be counted.
  • The giveaway will be judged by myself and a member of the Truprint team. The decision of the judges is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  • The prize is not transferable, re-saleable or exchangeable. There is no cash alternative.
  • All prize winners will be contacted via email up to 14 days after the giveaway has closed.
  • Winners must respond to notification of their prize within 48 hours otherwise the right to claim the prize will be lost and the promoter reserves the right to re-award the prize(s).
  • Winners will be announced no later than 5pm, 28 days after the giveaway has closed.
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