I do like a bandwagon, particularly when it's prettily packaged, includes tiny pegs and washi tape AND turns the virtual squares in my iPhone into real-life-hold-in-your-hand-prints-like-in-the-old-days.
Like most people, I take more photographs than ever, but yet I have few 'proper' prints, apart from those school photographs we buy purely out of guilt. Then recently, a box of old photographs from my university days fell victim to a family of mice in our garage (what the hell, mice?) and I got to thinking about how irreplaceable those pictures were.
But are digital images any more permanent? Of course not. Memory cards fail, DVDs break, hard disks stop working, phones get lost or stolen. Yes, there's 'the cloud', but I still haven't figured that out so I thought it was about time I started laying down some proper memory boxes to document the golden days.
And that's where la boîte a photos comes in. And it's all pretty lovely. For just short of £20, it includes 40 square prints plus mini pegs, string, washi tape and a whole load of fun extras for displaying your photographs. The print quality looks to be excellent - I'm not sure how they'll fare over time but right now, they look sharp, well-coloured and come printed on satisfyingly chunky photographic paper.
I ordered my boîte through the app (SO simple if like me, you keep far too many photos on your phone) but you can also order through the website where there are quite a few other product options including photobooth-esque strips of photos and a veritable cornucopia of wedding boîte options if that's your fancy. Oh to be planning a wedding in the age of digital photography and apps eh?
Anyway, I SHALL get round to faffing about with my new prints and pegs and string this weekend and who knows, I may even take a picture of them. Which I can print in my next boîte selection. And display that. And take another picture of that display. And print that. And so on until either my camera phone explodes or my bank shuts me down for good...