A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words: OOKPIX Giveaway

Our oldest daughter took a big leap of faith this year and started over at a new school.

Grade seven is not an easy year to be starting anything over. 

And leaving good friends was the hardest part. She is not the kind of kid who favours big groups of friends. She has always preferred to find her tribe and remain loyal to them. Over the years, she has surrounded herself with a beautiful and diverse group of girls that lift her up (we've always told her it's the most important trait in a friend) and make her happy. 

We reassured her that out of sight does not mean out of mind. And that as long as she keeps putting her heart into those relationships, they will continue to grow. 

And so far, so good.

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Every year I put photos and prints on my list of gifts to give, and last year I started ordering them from a Canadian company, Ookpix.

This year, I knew my daughter would be one of the recipients.

Shortly after starting at her new school, she took some professional photos with one of her oldest friends. It was such a fun morning, and the photographer captured them perfectly.

This was one of my favourite shots, because they look like a reflection of one another. This friendship is so special, because they always see the best in one another. It's a picture worth a thousand words, that can also be described with one: friend.


{Photo by Katherine McIntosh of Natural Attraction Photography}

I decided to try something different this time, because of the beautiful and bright colours in this photo. I chose an acrylic finish with rounded corners, and I was not disappointed. It looks stunning and will be the perfect addition to her room. The finish was flawless, and it's much lighter weight than I was expecting.


I loved it so much that I'm already hard at work on my next project for our family photo.

If you love gifting photos at the holidays, my friends at Ookpix are generously helping me give away a 20x30 canvas (because, yes, I did ask for you guys!). AMAZING!!!

Because Ookpix is 100% Canadian, shipping is completely free. And if you are shopping for the holidays, they are offering an "under the tree guarantee", as long as you order by Dec 12th. 

Psssst, there's also a great deal on the site right now for first time visitors. 

So hurry, hurry. Go take a peek. They offer photo canvas and photo acrylic in a range of sizes, as well as freestanding acrylic photo blocks, calendars, and photo books.

And don't fret if you don't win...Ookie the owl is giving ALL my readers 55% off any order with the code: LATENIGHTPLAYS (valid until Dec 3rd). 

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, but Ookie did gift me the beautiful acrylic print. 

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Elan Morgan

Elan Morgan is a writer and web designer who works through Elan.Works and is a designer and content editor at GenderAvenger. They have been seen in the Globe & Mail, Best Health, Woman's Day, and Flow magazines and at TEDxRegina and on CBC News and Radio. They believe in and work to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.