Tell me if this sounds familiar...
You took a magical family vacation (a few months ago or maybe a year ago) and you took at least 1,000 photos on your amazing digital camera and those pictures are STILL sitting in a folder on your computer, just waiting to be used. You keep thinking "I have to do something with those pictures before the kids turn 18 and head off to college (in 13 years!)." And yet, the days go by and the pictures still sit. And sit.
Can you relate?
I thought so.
Sure, digital pictures are amazing and so easy to store..but the downside is many of us tend to just store them, never turning the photos into amazing keepsakes.
Well never fear, dear readers, I am here to offer some creative help for those family photos.
You need to check out Paper Coterie.
What is it, you ask?
Well, Paper Coterie is my new favorite site to create beautiful keepsakes with my family photos!
Paper Coterie "believe(s) in the power of paper to document who we are, the people we love, and what we are learning along the way." They are, as their Facebook page says, a close circle of friends who share a common passion — documenting the beauty of life well lived.
I recently had the chance to explore the Paper Coterie site and there were so many amazing products, it was difficult to choose just one. I loved the calendars (especially the desktop calendars!), and the growth charts were adorable (and I would have ordered one if my girls were younger). I also loved the recipe books (what a great gift for a bride-to-be).
It took some time, but I finally decided on one of the memory boxes. We've been home from our Walt Disney World vacation since mid-June and I still have a pile of "keepsakes" on my dining room table and nowhere to put them. Sure, I could have gone out and bought a boring photo box (like I usually do), but to be able to create a memory box with photos of our vacation seemed like a better idea.
The Paper Coterie site is beautiful to look at and easy to navigate. Explore all the design options and when you're ready to create a project you can jump right it (after signing up as a member on the site). Upload the photos you want to use (I loved the fast upload!) and then get creative.
And to make things EVEN easier, Paper Coterie is celebrating "Begin Anywhere Month" throughout the month of August! They want to inspire YOU to start documenting today! Their gift to you is a $40 credit to spend on anywhere on their site! There is no minimum order and all you need to pay is shipping! You must place your order by midnight August 31. Enter the code BEGINANYWHERE at checkout.
But wait, there's more!
Paper Coterie is also giving 10 of my readers a code good for $40 off AND free shipping! To enter, please leave a comment below letting me know what product you'd love to order if you won. (Be sure to include your email so I can contact you). Winner will be chosen randomly.
Contest ends midnight, Friday August 26.
UPDATE: Saturday, August 27 - the contest has closed. Winners will be contacted via email. Thanks!
Disclosure: I was chosen to review Paper Coterie by MomSelect and was provided with a free item from Paper Coterie, in addition to the 10 codes for my readers. All opinions are my own.