I mentioned a few weeks back that I ordered a couple of items from Artifact Uprising. They offer several different ways to get your favorite Instagram photos out of your phone and into your house. I ordered the calendar and the wood block with prints. The calendar option is nice because you can select the month you want to start with – I chose September – versus waiting until January to start it up.
For the calendar I chose images that I liked – colorful ones that were slightly seasonal. I purposely didn’t choose images with people in them, with the exception of one where the girls aren’t really the focus of the image.
I’m really pleased with the quality of the prints – especially considering these are non-professional camera phone shots with filters applied. The paper is beautiful, and I love the wooden clip board. It just comes with a magnet on the back, but I did have a small bracket in our picture hanging stash that I attached to the wall. There’s a little lip at the bottom of the bracket that the magnet rests on, but it also sticks to the bracket as well, so it’s not going anywhere.
I also purchased the wood block with prints, and for those twelve I chose favorite photos of the girls. I rotate them often, and so do the girls.
It’s a nice little addition to the coffee table, and when we had an event at our house last Thursday, F loved flipping through them with the guests and telling them a little about each photo.
I would order from them again – my only (small) complaint was the price of shipping. I really thought their overall pricing was fairly reasonable, but the shipping was pretty steep. Still, it was packaged perfectly, and everything arrived in mint condition – they’ve obviously taken great care to ensure that. There’s nothing worse than ordering some custom paper item and having it arrived bent and creased – it seems like that happens a lot to me. If you are ordering, it might be worth a quick email or call to see if they are offering any shipping deals, just to make it a little more reasonable.
Meanwhile, the girls have become huge fans of Instagram. At the end of the day they like to scroll through the pictures and find their cousins and their friends and see what they’ve been up to that day. And of course, send plenty of silly ones right back to them.
This photo was taken by our friend J, at the park yesterday.