I’ve planned for this to be a quick post, but I’m not sure if I’m capable of doing quick. Especially when I’ve been having trouble sleeping, so I sit here at 10:38pm trying to avoid going to bed and having my fingers ramble across the keyboard. Plus, I’m trying to read a Foxtrot comic book at the same time. Those are too funny. Have you read them? I’m thinking I need to get some for the kids for Christmas and I’ll read them all.
Back to my quick post that has diverged into something else. Printing school photos. Remember those Personality Photos I took of my kids? Essentially, they’re school photos. Homeschoolers gotta do their own thing for school photos. This is my thing. Last year I did something different and I don’t even think I printed those ones. I think I sent the digital files to the grandparents. I classed things up this year. The grandparents don’t even have to shell out their own dough to print school photos of the kids this year. Let’s see if I can repeat that next year. I didn’t print those photos below, maybe I still need to send the other 20 digital photos to the grandparents. Keep reading for the ones we got printed. Ohhh, cliffhanger.
After trying Mpix for photos previously (this post), I decided to try them again. I kinda heart them and I’m not paid to say that. I’m not even an affiliate. Mpix offers wallet size photos. I guess those are the traditional size for school photos. They also offer magnet photos. Shut the refrigerator door! Magnet Photos! Now the grandparents don’t have to adorn their refrigerator with a school photo and hold it up with a magnet advertising their dentist. (No offense to the dentist). The school photo is a magnet! How cool is that?! (I only had one big pot of green tea today…hmmm, maybe therein lies my sleeping problem.)
The kids each got to pick their 2 favorite photos to print. They may have had some motherly encouraging. “But don’t you think that one is a little cuter than that one? It shows your dimple a little more.” “Okay, if you pick the one with the bear, I get to pick the other one.” You know, that kind of thing. Bartering, maybe?
So then I set about ordering photos. I ordered a couple sheets of wallets that already have those pre-cuts in them. Die-cut, is that what it is called? Yes, that. I love that. The photos punch out oh so neatly and look professional. Not like I printed wallet sized photos and cut them out with scissors. That’s not so professional looking, but it gets the job done. These Mpix wallets, I love them. Now I’ve just got to mail some to the aunts and uncles.
Then I ordered the smallest sized magnet photos. There are 2 sizes. Your photo will get cropped some from it’s original size, keep that in mind. If you get the smallest size, they give you two photos. With two sets of grandparents, how perfect is that? Except, I kept the extra magnet and put them up on my fridge. The grandparents either got a vertical set of magnets with the horizontal wallets or the horizontal magnets with the vertical wallets. We figured they could use the photo magnet to hold up the other photo. Sometimes we can think brilliantly.
It was not so brilliant when the day after I ordered the photos that Mpix decided to hold a 25% off sale on their entire site. Just my luck. And I’m not kidding, there was a sale the day after I had already ordered photos. I still heart them though. (Shoot…a bug just flew in my water glass. Not lucky tonight either. Maybe I am lucky, I saw it before I drank it.)
So, that’s my adventures in printing school photos. Another photographic entry into my photography journal. There may be some more exciting things coming up soon. Something just arrived at my doorstep tonight. It includes something for one of you lucky readers! Who will be the lucky one? How lucky are you?
School photos? Do you get your own printed or happy to just check a box for a package that is printed for you?