As much as I love being able to take endless photos on my digital camera, save them on my Macbook and upload them to various social media sites, I still get so much enjoyment out of creating photo albums and scrapbooks. Looking through albums filled with photographs from my childhood is one of my favourite things to do and now I'm a mum myself, I want to share that experience with Arthur (when he's a little older) too. Scrolling through them on a digital device is great but there's just something a little more special about having actual prints to view in a beautiful photo album.
Over the years I've built up a collection of photo albums and memory boxes but none so special as this gorgeous Turquoise Leather Photo Album from Pen Heaven. Handmade in Italy, this genuine leather photo album provides the perfect place for me to store snapshots of Arthur's childhood for us both to look back on in years to come. The quality of the photo album is exceptional and I've no doubt that it'll stand the test of time.
With fifty pages (each with their own protective overlay) there's plenty of room for lots of gorgeous photographs of Arthur. I thought I'd start filling the photo album with some of my Inkifi prints. I wanted to start from the very beginning - when Arthur was still a bump, so I've chosen some of my favourite pregnancy photos for page one. Seeing as this is a traditional photo album, there isn't any pockets so you have to stick the photographs in yourself, either by using photo corners or like me, you can just use a dab of glue!
Aside from the striking turquoise colour, the thing I love most about this photo album from Pen Heaven is that it has my son's name embossed on it. I think it's such a special thing and a lovely personal touch if you are buying it as a gift for someone else, perhaps for a christening or birthday. Embossing your photo album costs a little extra but if you're buying a luxury personal gift like a Saffiano Leather Photo Album*, it will add the perfect finishing touch.
Speaking of finishing touches - the Saffiano Leather Photo Album is presented in a lovely cream box and there's also the option of having it gift wrapped. Pen Heaven beautifully gift wrapped our photo album and it really made all the difference to the opening experience.
If you are looking for a special gift for a friend or a family member, Pen Heaven has a lovely selection of photo albums, journals and travel accessories to choose from, each of which can be personalised. There's something for all budgets and free tracked delivery on all UK orders.
I'm looking forward to filling up our photo album with lots of our memories to reminisce over in the future and I hope creating photo albums and scrapbooks is something we'll continue to do together when Arthur's old enough.
Do you still use photo albums now everything's online?