Turn Facebook photos into a picture poster with Posterfriend!

For the last few years I have added many photographs to Facebook to share with friends and family.  They often tend to be my better ones from days out, things we see and apart from sharing them at the time that I take them they tend to sit there in Facebook albums and I forget to look through them again.

Posterfriend, a new website has come up with the perfect solution to dust off those online pictures, bring them back to life in a form that you can view everyday!  With Posterfriend you can create a customised poster with a varying amount of images, coloured backgrounds and even words along the bottom.  The format is very simple, easy to use and photos are added straight from your Facebook albums.


I uploaded 35 photos from my Facebook albums to Posterfriend to make an A1 size poster.  Each poster size allows a varying amount of pictures so you can customise it according to how many pictures you have or want to see on the poster.  I decided to go with an “Out & About” theme and chose pictures of my children having fun outside on days out this year.  I was able to add a title along the bottom and did this so that I could look back and remember when the pictures were taken.  I also chose a light grey background from a rainbow of colours on offer.  The one limitation is the square shaped images but I think this makes for a clean, modern feel and saves messing around with different orientated photos.

So our Posterfriend poster arrived within a few days, securely rolled up in a tube.  When I first opened it I thought “Wow”!  It really did look fabulous having lots of photos of my children all lined up together ready to put on the wall.  What I was also impressed with was the quality of the paper, a thick paper with a slight sheen to it.  This was definitely going to look good up on my wall.  I have plans to buy a clip frame for it to keep it looking good for a long time but for now it is just sticky tacked to the wall.

I have had one visitor round already who stood and admired it and was quite surprised when I told them it was done with Facebook photos.  I’m sure I’ll have many more!

If you fancy trying out Posterfriend for yourself then check out their Facebook page or find them on Twitter.

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions. We are not paid for reviews although we do receive the product to try out and enable us to write the review.

Play Fest with special guests Orchard Toys

Every parent wants to do their best for their children and an important part of being a child is playing.  They learn and experience so much through play, helping them to engage in the world around them and build up their social and interactive skills.  Which is why I love Play Fest – a fun, interactive weekly chat with other parents based on a guided topic along with friendly chat held by izziwizzi.  You get to share ideas and pick up lots of tips and activity ideas to do with your children.

You can find izziwizzi on Tuesday evenings on Twitter and Thursday evenings on Facebook from 8.30pm for fun chat – Play Fest.

Next week the wonderful Playfest have a special guest – Orchard Toys!!  For those who don’t know, Orchard Toys produce some fabulous board games and puzzles, and next week they are looking for your input into a brand new Orchard Toys product launch – Where’s my cupcake?

The topic will be turn taking and sharing in play, and Orchard Toys will be there to give their views as well as opportunities to talk about new products, get product recommendations and discuss Play Fest Orchard Toys product reviews.

If you register in advance then when you participate in Play Fest you will have the chance to WIN Orchard Toys games including the brand new release Where’s My Cup Cake?. Plus there will be extra give aways in the Twitter party on the evening! And on top of all that you can get a free Tangram on your next order at OrchardToys.com when you register.

So hopefully I’ve inspired you to come along and join in the fun – don’t forget to register and hopefully I catch up with you at Play Fest next week.

Happy playing!!