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The Day That Review. I remember when we first had Monkey my NCT group mass ordered these beautiful sunrise and morning photos from The Day That. That was now eight years ago. in those hazy first days, I sort of went along with it.  I liked the idea of having something different to commemorate the birth of our firstborn.

What I did not anticipate was that it would become one of my most favourite keepsakes and it has hung in our lounge ever since. Not only that but when Kipper came along and made our family complete I brought another. Becoming a parent for the first time and welcoming another baby into the home is a celebration. And I wanted something unusual to mark the occasions. This is why when they got in contact and asked if we would like to review one of their pictures I said yes. I already knew the quality and loved the concept of what they were doing.

Photo Credit: The Day That
Photo Credit: The Day That

Who are The Day That?

The Day That was created on the birth of a little boy back in 2005. When the founder gave his parents a picture taken on the day of this birth. Ever since that point in the mid Summer, the photographers have been taking pictures at sunrise every single morning. Curating a library of pictures from dawns and sunrises over the Cornish coastline.  They are the only UK photographers to do this. The reason put very eloquently on their website:

The story of The Day That symbolises the very emotion the beginning of a new day evokes. Everyone can think of their special day – a point in time where their life changed. It sounds dramatic, but there are simple changes in life worth remembering – it’s a pause against a point in time – time to reflect and recall, remember, reminisce and rejoice

Things I love about The Day That

Other than the obvious emotional sentiment attached to the pictures there are many other reasons why I went ahead and brought a second picture for Kipper.

  • The ordering process is so straightforward. You simply select the date you are interested in and then you are presented with the photos that are taken on that morning. There is a selection of both landscape and portrait images so that you can find one that suits the space you want to hang it.
  • It is also possible to compare two photos directly on the website.
  • There are also lots of options for ordering, so it is easy to find something for your budget. They offering everything from digital downloads, to unframed and unmounted prints, to mounted and framed prints.
  • There are six different frame style options and five different print sizes. The sizes range from A4 through to 60 cm x 80 cm  and prices start at £35 for a digital image.
  • It is possible to add a  personalised message at the bottom of the picture on the mount. Both the boy’s pictures have their name and the date of their birth along with ‘the first day’. For the picture we were sent for review we chose the day our honeymoon started. This was so that it would hang nicely with the boy’s pictures when we move. As we will have them hanging all together. Another common message would be names, dates, and ‘Wedding Day’. You have 55 characters so there is plenty of flexibility.
  • Not only have we brought two of these but we have given a number as gifts and they have always been received gratefully, normally with tears. Because they are so unusual and thoughtful.

Win a The Day That picture

As you can probably tell we love our pictures and I am pleased to say that The Day That has given my readers the chance to win their own picture. The winner will get the chance to choose their own date, frame choice and personalised message and will receive a 40 x 50 print worth £125!

Please enter via the Gleam application below. Please note the T&Cs and good luck!

The Day That personalised framed photo worth £125


  • Competition is open to residents of the UK & Ireland  aged 18 and over
  • No cash alternative offered
  • The winner will be drawn at random and will win a  40×50 framed print of the winners choice including a frame, mount, and personalisation worth £125
  • The giveaway will close on the 26th of July  at midnight
  • You will need  to provide a phone number, email address and postal address for delivery

I have some other giveaways running at the moment so please check them out in the Blog Giveaways Page above.

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The Day That Review

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  1. Gemma Richardson

    I got married last August and would love this for my anniversary.

  2. What a lovely and unique idea, great for gifting

  3. Adrian Bold

    What a great prize – count me in please. Good luck everyone.

  4. Mel Pennie

    Beautiful prize which would make a very unique gift.

  5. Joanne Holmes

    What a lovely idea – I think I’d go for my daughter’s birth 🙂

  6. Rebecca Beesley

    I love this unique concept – i’d love my daughter’s birth date

  7. lynn neal

    I think I would choose the days that my grandchildren were born!

  8. Karen Barrett

    Perfect to keep the happy memories of my Aussie family visiting the UK

  9. Some beautiful pictures here. Really getting my mind moving with thought.

  10. Patricia Barrett

    Thanks for the great prize and competition. Good luck all.

  11. Omid Bakhshi

    What a wonderful idea. My sister is expecting her first baby and I was struggling to find some them unique present that they can treasure.

  12. kat walsh walsh

    We were due to get married in vegas this september but have cancelled due to whats happened in the world. instead we are off to a treehouse in the woods holiday in the uk so would love a framed pic of happy memories we hope to be making still

  13. What a lovely idea, I would love to win this prize, for the day that my son was born, best day ever! ❤️

  14. Mandy Doherty

    Stunning photos, thanks for running this lovely giveaway

  15. Rach Pilkington

    This is beautiful. I would love to get one for myself of the day my son was born, and another for my parents of the day they were married!

  16. Ruth Harwood

    I’ve been buying some Jongkind prints of Paris in the 1870s, wonderful impressionist paintings, and I’d love to set one off with one of these frames!

  17. Lisa Wilkinson

    Lovely prize.. Thank you for the giveaway

  18. Would love it win, absolutely stunning, very impressed

  19. Natalie Burgess

    This would be an absolutely beautiful gift to give to my mum, count me in please! Xx


    I love this , I would choose a photo from my wedding day 🙂

  21. I love the physicality of the framed photo. Great presence in the room!

  22. Lorraine Williams

    Such a lovely print, would love to hang on our wall.

  23. Margaret Gallagher

    A gift to surprise my neice – really are so beautiful

  24. Susan Willshee

    What a lovely idea. I love the thought of having a moment from a special day displayed to look at all of the time.

  25. Sheena Batey

    What a great idea probably choose a birthday for my print

  26. Emma Walters

    i love this idea, would be hard to choose a day

  27. Lyndsey cooksey

    How lovely. Days go by so quickly, cherishing memories is very important and this is a lovely way to display that.

  28. Adrian Price

    stunning pictures—will order some if i dont win


    I got married last September would love one of my wedding photos framed. Fantastic giveaway!

  30. Priscilla Stubbs

    How lovely, I don’t see enough of my great grandson and would love this to keep memories alive as they change so quickly at three years old.

  31. Ursula Hunt

    I would love to frame a photo of my son, the day before he left to travel and work abroad, I have not seen him for 18 months now and a photo of our last cuddle is precious

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