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Friday, June 22, 2018

(Printiki) Why I Love Memory Keeping


In my room is a large box that holds all my treasured mementoes; old diaries from my primary school days, handmade gifts from family and friends and lots of other little things with special backstories or memories attached to them. I know that whatever I keep, my future self will be thankful for. Preserving my memories is a big deal to me which is why that memory box is the most precious thing in my entire room. If I had to evacuate my room in a hurry, you can bet my memory box would be the first thing I grab. 



Photographs play a huge role in my love for memory keeping. As a very visual person, I love having a photo to remember a special moment or occasion by. Photos are like little time machines. You can relive your favourite memories through them. Because of my love for memory keeping, physical copies are a must. I'm constantly paranoid about my phone or laptop crashing and losing all my photos in the process. This would destroy someone like me, who feels so passionately about items that carry sentimental value. I feel like photo printing isn't as common nowadays especially since photos are more easily shared online. Even though photo printing isn't as favoured as it used to be, I still think there's a magic to printed photos that you can't really get through a screen. Being able to physically hold a memory in your hand is a really amazing thing and I think we should all really take advantage of that.  

Netherlands company Printiki also believe in the concept of bringing your photos to life. With their online photo printing tool, I was able to print out some of my favourite moments from the year so far. I was really happy with the way my prints turned out. While I'm hoping to put a majority on display in my room, the rest will no doubt be put into my memory box for safe keeping. 

If you were wanting to print your photos, use the code 4CPSSSZN for free shipping on your order. Also be sure to check out Printiki's Instagram is you're unsure on what to do with your printed photos. Their feed is full of inspiration! 

Thanks for reading! Do you have a memory box? Do you like printing your photos? Let me know down below! 




* These prints were gifted to me. All opinions are 100% my own. *

38 comments:

  1. Memory keeping is so important! You get to document your life growing up and can look back and see how much that has changed over the years. I always wanted to have printed pictures for memories but never got around to it. Oh man, I know I have that same paranoia about having a busted computer. I lost pictures from high school due to it! Thanks for sharing this!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    1. Exactly! I couldn't of said it better myself! Oh no, that's so annoying! I nearly lost 2 years worth of family photos but luckily I was able to get them back! Thanks for reading Nancy! :-) AnnieChanie

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  2. I’m big into keeping memories! My partner and I have a memory box with little things got from trips and days out and I plan to make one for my son or daughter when they arrive! I love having photos printed, I have lots about the house!
    PaleGirlRambling
    http://palegirlrambling.co.uk

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    1. Aw, that's so nice! What a great idea! Thanks so much for commenting! :-) AnnieChanie

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  3. I have a memory box that I've had since I was about 13 and there are things in it that I have no idea why I saved now haha! I love physical photos, it's so nice to be able to have them to display too and not all holed up on a device. I'm currently making a scrapbook for mine and my boyfriends 5 year anniversary and I have soo many photos to print for it so I'll definitely take a look at Printiki!
    Alice Xx

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    1. Haha, that's so funny! Ooh, I've been meaning to get into scrapbooking! That sounds really cool! Thanks so much Alice! :-) AnnieChanie

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  4. I don’t have a memory box but I love photos and once I move out of student accommodation, I’d love to fill my own house or flat with tons of photos that remind me of good times. I feel photos make a place more homely and it’s an easy way to tell a story when a guest comes over and they ask for the context behind the photo. I love the idea of Printiki, deffo need to check them out!

    Fran | www.franciscarockey.co.uk

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    1. Wow, I never thought of how photos made a place feel. I think you're completely right though! I love that! Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts Fran! :-) AnnieChanie

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  5. I love printing out photos, we don't do it enough anymore because everything is digital. I had never heard of Printiki so thankyou :)

    abbiejadewanders.co.uk

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    1. I know! But I'll always prefer physical photos, no matter what! No problem! Thanks for commenting Abbie! :-) AnnieChanie

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  6. Wonderful post, I was recently thinking of doing something similar, the memory box idea seems perfect. How do you like the idea of a polaroid camera for printed photographs?
    https://incensexpert.com/incense-for-meditation/

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you think so! I love polaroid cameras! I have one of my own! They're great! :-) AnnieChanie

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  7. I'm totally with you on this! I have a few memory boxes and they are so special to me, some things just can't be replicated! x

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    1. So true! My memory box is simply a place for all my irreplaceable things. Thanks for your comment! :-) AnnieChanie

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  8. Aww I love these, such a cute idea xx

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    1. Thank you so much Jasmine! :-) AnnieChanie

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  9. I love Printiki prints, they're such amazing quality! I love keeping photos of special occasions like yourself as well. It's so nice to look back and reminisce all of the amazing times you've had!

    Jenny xx

    https://www.theconfessionsofanonlineshopaholic.com

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    1. They really are! Definitely! I do that all the time with my photos! Thanks for commenting Jenny! :-) AnnieChanie

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  10. I have a memory box filled to the brim, as well as photo albums multiples of them filled with photos mostly that my grandparents have taken and printed out for us

    Sophie | www.sophiesspot.co.uk

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    1. That's so nice! My grandparents are really into memory keeping as well so I can definitely relate! Thanks so much for the comment Sophie! :-) AnnieChanie

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  11. Great post! I too love having a physical copy of pictures, this looks like a really great place to get prints, might have to try it sometime x

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    1. I'd highly recommend Printiki! They did an amazing job with my photos! Thank you so much Hanna! :-) AnnieChanie

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    2. Yeah, they look really good. You're welcome x

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  12. I have to admit I'm awful at this. I never print photos, I'm camera shy so I'm never in the photos that I have so as far as things to remember things by go, I'm very limited. I love to create piles of things that will one day be a scrapbook from my travels but they're limited on the photos too. You've definitely inspired me to change that!! x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. Aw, that's okay! That's completely understandable. I'm glad you found this post inspiring Sophie! Thank you for sharing such honest thoughts! :-) AnnieChanie

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  13. Fantastic blog post. I have a box in my room filled and filled with loads of things that family and friends have given me. Memories are so special and the one and only thing no one can ever take away no matter what.

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    Jack Deyes
    jackdeyes.wordpress.com

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    1. 100% agree with you! I feel the exact same way. Thank you for your comment Jack! :-) AnnieChanie

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  14. I first want to say that your layout is gorgeous. I am such a sentimental person and save every single thing! Thanks for sharing.
    Candace
    thekelleylog.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw, I appreciate that Candace! That means a lot. Haha, I'm glad I'm not the only one! Thanks for reading! :-) AnnieChanie

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  15. I actually do have a memory box, well it's actually a glass and I keep a bunch of silly tiny stuff but meaninful. I also printed out a bunch of photos long time ago and had them on my wall but since I re-painted my room they're now in a drawer. Now seems like a good time to get new ones printed. Thanks for the rec Annie xx ♥

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    1. Everybody's memory boxes are different! Yours sounds lovely! Definitely! No problem Laura! Thanks for your comment! :-) AnnieChanie

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  16. I've heard lots of fab things about this brand! I used to be one of those kids and even growing up, who kept everything - cinema tickets, rocks from the beach - but the older I've got, the more I hate clutter so I'll throw anything away that isn't entirely necessary. I love memory keeping but I do most of that online now!

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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    1. I definitely get what you're saying. It can become a bit messy at times! Thank you for sharing your thoughts Jenny! :-) AnnieChanie

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  17. I love keeping memories with me. Sometimes, I also go through them & remember those beautiful moments... <3
    // https://octoberslallu.blogspot.com/

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    1. Aw, that's so nice! Thank you for your comment! :-) AnnieChanie

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  18. I'm starting a scrapbook right now, and I've heard so much good things about Printiki lately, I'm going to have to give it a look!

    Beka | www.bekadaisies.com

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    1. Ooh, exciting! Scrapbooking sounds like a lot of fun! Definitely! Thanks Beka! :-) AnnieChanie

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  19. I LOVE this! I totally have a memory box and I go back and look at it every few years...it's so much fun! I also love journaling for remembering things that happen in my life.
    -Kate // http://www.classyandkate.com/capsule-jewelry-inspired-by-my-3-favorite-trips/

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