When I tell people what our travelling plans are, the most common question is:”how the hell are you affording this?” Previously, I could always answer, with a touch of smugness, that we had saved hard for a few years and this was our reward. Then the pound crashed, everything got a lot more expensive, and our savings didn’t look quite so healthy any more.
When I was home for Christmas, I decided to create some photo art for our Central America trip. I’d done this before, making a collage of loads of our previous trips for our house back in Sheffield. I loved being able to put our memories on the wall in a slightly unusual way, and I had a few people request that I do one for them too. So, I decided to kill two birds with one stone and set up an Etsy shop, getting to put my design skills to use while I’m away (I have a few customers I work for regularly) and make a little spare cash to make up the huge black hole in our finances.
You can find the shop here. Essentially what I do is take your photos, edit them so they look their sparkling best and put them in a collage of your choice. They then get printed in the UK on high quality paper and sent off to you. I’ve got some sample pictures below too. If you would like to order one of your own, you can contact me on here, through Etsy or on my email at firstname.lastname@example.org. See our store page on the blog for more info and a discount code as a thank you for reading 🙂