The truth is we live a world where everything is documented these days. From breakfast goodness to what your wearing that day, to live streaming of exactly what is happening via applications like Snapchat and Periscope. Smart phones make it so simple to capture said moments, and it’s easier than ever to share them with friends and family. But what happens to those pictures once they’ve fallen off your Instagram feed or you’ve updated your profile picture on Facebook? They’re basically gone into the abyss of a million and one pictures. Granted I don’t need to remember exactly what I ate for breakfast on April 13 2013, but some photographs should stick around. The important memories, the travel snaps (bad hair and all), the hangs with friends, the birthdays, the special moments. In the past it was such an exciting moment to take your camera film to be developed. You’d flick through those pictures time and time again, display them in your home. They were seen, and discussed, and remembered as they should be. And that little bit of nostalgia is missing from my every day life, so that is why I jumped at the chance to trial Pixy – a new way to preserve your memories that’s so much simpler and quicker than taking that film to the pharmacy to be developed.
Pixy is a simple photo printing service that came to life when the brains behind the service Richard’s son Alfie was born. His mother brought his baby pictures to the hospital to compare to Alfie. Richard then realised how sentimental and special they were to her and how these days people weren’t printing out their memories anymore, just snapping pictures and adding them to an endless camera roll. What if Facebook and Instagram didn’t exist one day (shock)? How would we show future generations our memories? Talking to his friends and family he discovered that lots of people still want to print photos… they just never get around to it. So he created Pixy, making photo printing effortless. A way to print photos without even having to think about it. Turning it into a habit, printing them as you post them.
The Pixy process is certainly effortless. All you have to do is sign up on the website, mention Pixy by tagging them in the Instagram pictures you want printed and at the end of the month your pictures are delivered to your door, ready for sharing and displaying in your home. Unlike other photo printing services it is simple and easy as tagging @printwithpixy. They do the rest for you! The only hard part is choosing the pictures you want printed!
There are a few different ways to shop with Pixy. Prints start at 80c each plus shipping or if you snap a lot of pictures you can start a monthly subscription. You can choose up to 100 pictures each month for $11.99 and shipping. Plus gift subscriptions are available if you want to share the photo love.
As part of my review I was given the chance to choose my own pictures for printing. As you may remember E and I traveled to Vietnam and Cambodia earlier in the year (read about my experiences in Ho Chi Minh City, Dalat, Nha Trang and MuiNe here). It was a magical adventure and of course I went snap crazy overseas. My Instagram feed and Facebook were filled with holiday pictures, but once we got home they were replaced with the daily moments of regular life. I’ve flicked through my snaps a few times since we returned but they’ve basically sat idle until now. With Pixy I was able to choose my favourite holiday snaps and have them delivered to my door in no time! I’m not sure where I’ll display my photos just yet but I can’t wait to find them a special place in my home.
Thanks to Pixy, now it’s your chance to experience the beautiful feeling of preserving your memories. The most creative answer to my question below will win fifty prints of your choice including free shipping. This competition is open to Australian readers only. Get answering!
If you could only choose one picture to print, what would it be of and why?
* Pixy experience provided for my review, all opinions my own. Competition is a game of creativity, winner will be chosen by my E. Australian residents only.