Welcome! I am a mom to two wonderful kids, a lovely retired greyhound, and a wife to a great husband. Needless to say, there are a lot of daily messes to clean up around our house. Daily Messes is my blog to share ideas on things to do with your kids, snack and meal ideas, crafts, and holiday fun. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Product Review....and Giveaway!

It's time for my first giveaway!

The prize is an 11x14 canvas from www.Mailpix.com (a value of $40 plus free shipping). They contacted me recently about doing a product review* and hosting a giveaway for one of their products. They have a lot of photo products available (prints, books, mugs, blankets, canvases) and they seem super helpful and nice. Stop by their websiteTwitter or Facebook page to see what they offer!

You can earn entries by following Daily Messes on Facebook, Twitter, or subscribing to my blog by email or RSS updates. You can have a total of 4 entries. Winners will be randomly chosen by Rafflecopter. The giveaway is open 1 week and will end on 11/26/12. Once I verify that the winner correctly followed the rules, I will contact her/him by email with further instructions.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
MailPix offers unlimited storage and the ability to upload pictures from your computer, Facebook, or Instagram. I wanted to get a range of products for the review so I ordered 4x6 prints, an 8x10 wrapped canvas, an 11x14 wrapped canvas and snowflake ornaments for the boys (stocking stuffers). I placed an order on 10/26/12 and opted for standard shipping. The ornaments and canvases arrived on 11/2/12 (8 days). The canvas and ornaments turned out great! The only downside to the canvases is that they do not have a wall hanger on the back of the frame. DM Tip: Mine easily hung from a nail in the wall. You can preview the canvas and ornaments and move the picture around the frame to get it the way you want before ordering.

The prints did not arrive until 11/5/12 (11 days). I was told the prints are shipped from a different facility than the photo gifts. The prints turned out well and were printed on FujiFilm Crystal Archive Paper (per their website, they also print on Kodak Edge and Silver Hallide Photographic Paper).

I found the website easy to use with a pretty good FAQ section as well. Once you create your account, you can upload your pictures. There are different speeds of upload offered depending on the quality and/or size of the final product you desire (lower quality, faster upload).
If you did not edit the picture before uploading, you can click the pencil icon to edit it using Aviary or PicMonkey. After making any needed corrections, you can then add the print to your cart. Simply click on the photo and select the size of print you want. You press the + or - sign to increase/decrease the amount of prints.
Once you select your pictures to print and hit Check Out, it brings you to a preview screen (Review & Crop Your Prints). Click on the photo you want to crop and drag the box up or down to get the picture ready for printing.
I was very satisfied with the quality of the items. MailPix is a new company, so stop by and give them a try!

*In the interest of full disclosure, I  received free products for this review. However, the views presented are my honest opinions and receipt of product did not affect my views.

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