I have recently been toying with the idea of creating a beautiful gallery wall in my entrance hall – a framed photo collection of my family and loved ones to greet all guests who enter my home.
My eldest daughter, Kelly and her precious family live abroad in Finland. Fortunately, for my hubby and me, she likes to escape their harsh winter and like a bird migrates with her kids down South, back to sun, mama and papa.
A few years ago, during one such a vacation and just before Claire, my youngest daughter and her family re-located to the Eastern Cape haven of St. Francis Bay, we decided that it was time to have those long outstanding professional family photos taken.
The images were awesome and there was one particular photo that I have been dying to have framed – it was going to be the big focal photo of my gallery wall. However, it had to be a special framing job as the image is a long rectangular one.
I stumbled across printWild (interesting name), a Durban-based online print / framing company. Since they promised to have my framed image with me within 7 – 9 days, I decided to go for this online purchase – something I have never done before.
When I tell you that the process was painlessly quick, I am not joking. The only time consuming part of the exercise was the time I had to take to decide upon the product. The actual ordering process – well if it took more than two minutes that was a lot.
Initially having to select from their vast range of products was a little daunting for me as they supply anything from canvas prints to custom printed wallpaper. However, as I explored their site, I found that they have supported their written product descriptions with videos. Being a very visual person (not a manual reader) this worked so well for me.
I made my choice – something they call a ‘contemporary white frame’ and selected my size, with a few special instructions of what I envisaged for this rectangular image.
The service was superb to say the least, because exactly 7 days after the order was placed, Father Xmas in July had sent his little Elf called Courier to my front door. I was so excited when I eventually managed to tear all the packaging material off to discover my wonderful family image staring back at me. The quality of the image and the frame – magic.
Now all that remains is for hubby to mount that on the designated wall and for all the visitors to coo over that stunning framed photo.
I gave printWild my positive feedback and mentioned that I intended to blog about it. Wait for it – there could be a Xmas in July for some lucky reader as well. They have offered us an R500.00 voucher to be redeemed against any online purchase from their site. Which means… GIVE AWAY TIME!
To enter and stand a chance WIN you must:
1) Comment on this post below by telling us who you are and what you would print / frame should you win the voucher (check out the printWild’s website to view all their awesome products)!
… additionally if you have Twitter you can also do the following…
Tweet this post and include @streaksahead @printwild (by the way…are you following us and printWild yet?)
Unfortunately only people residing in South Africa are eligible for this competition. We will announce the lucky winner on Monday, 6 August 2012 – so be sure to enter before then.