Sharing special family moments with Lifecake

The decision whether or not to share photos of your child online can be a tough one for so many reasons. When Arthur was a baby I was willing to share photos of him here on my blog but this past year, I've been a lot more conflicted about doing so. I tend to share more photos on my private social media accounts, where I can control who can see them and more recently, I've been introduced to an app called Lifecake (by Canon), which allows you to share photos privately with the family and friends you choose. It provides a platform where you can share and celebrate little moments of your child's life that whilst insignificant to others, will mean everything to you and your loved ones. It's also great for families and friendship groups that are spread across the country (or even further) but still don't want to miss out on important moments in your child's life.

Lifecake gives you the option to add stories to your photos and I love that they're timestamped so you can work out exactly how old your child was in that very moment. Family and friends with the Lifecake app can favourite your photos (once invited) and it's great knowing your precious pictures are safely stored and accessible from the app, no matter what device you're using.

As much as I love being able to store photos of Arthur digitally, I also like having printed copies that I can stick in his scrapbook and the many photo albums I've been creating since he was born. I still love looking back at the photo albums of my childhood and I hope that even in this digital age, where it's so normal to flick through photos on an iPhone, that he'll too love looking at his scrapbooks and photo albums when he's older.

One of the great things about the Lifecake app is that it comes with a print shop, making it super easy to order a wide range of photo products straight from your phone. From prints and polaroids to calendars, invitations, mugs, bags and phone cases; the offerings are truly fantastic. Not to mention, you can also create photobooks featuring pictures of your little one saved on your account, directly from Lifecake.com.

Ordering your photo products couldn't be simpler. It's basically a case of selecting the photograph/s you would like to feature on the products, editing them to your liking and adding them to your basket! I decided that the Mini Square prints (6.8cm x 6.8cm) would be the perfect size for Arthur's scrapbook and I have to say, I'm very impressed with both the quality of the card and image quality. They're a great size for scrapbooking but they'd also look cute pegged onto a photo line display or could be hidden in a card as a nice surprise for a loved one!

Sticking with the mini theme, I chose a selection of magnets to brighten up our fridge. Again, I was really impressed with the image quality of the magnets. They've also proved to be pretty robust so far and can withstand Arthur taking them off the fridge and putting them back on several times a day. Bonus points for the fact they keep him entertained while I'm trying to quickly prepare his lunch!

Last but not least I chose to get one of my favourite photos of me and Arthur as a single photo poster. This photograph was taken on Christmas Eve - he was only coming up to two months old, so he was still very little and it was such a special time. The photo poster was a little smaller than I thought it was going to be (I think the word poster made me think it would be much larger and I didn't check the size) but having said this, it looks lovely framed and propped on the bookcase facing my bed. I love that it's one of the first things I see in every morning.

I love that Lifecake gives you the opportunity to create an online baby book but with the option to keep photos just for your family and in your control. The addition of the print shop is also a bonus because if you're anything like me, you can never have enough print outs of your baby!

If you would like to try the Lifecake app yourself, you can download it for free on iOS from the app store or Google Play for Android. Lifecake have also kindly offered my readers an extra 10GB of storage when they download the app, along with 25% off their first print products, using the code 'seekmyscribbles' (valid until 31st January 2018.) With Christmas coming up it's the perfect time to get sharing your little one's special moments and what's more, the print products will make fantastic gifts for family too!

Megan x
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