Special Offer – Groupon Deal

Summer Deal

We are currently working with Groupon to offer a great deal on a Gift of Time here at Own a moment, for a limited time only you can now buy your favourite moment at a huge saving of only £8.95, or even better you can buy two for as little as £14.95 !

When you buy through Groupon they will give you a coupon code to use here at the checkout, this will allow you to receive your special gift of time at the discounted rate, you also then have a choice of making your gift even more special by selecting it to be presented in a frame and / or gift wrapped. See our gift sets page for more ideas/

 

This promotion is only running for a short time so visit Groupon quickly to get your discounted coupon code which is valid for 6 months.

 

Create a great gift this summer and stand out from the crowd with a unique present for a wedding gift, anniversary gift, or a great newborn gift of that special moment, or even for the sporting enthusiast that has everything, be the first to own those special football goal moments, which are very popular at the moment.

 

Own that moment and dedicate it to someone special.

 

Click here to go directly to the Groupon Deal.

Fathers Day Gift of Time

Father’s Day Gift of Time

Father’s Day is all about celebrating your dad / father or guardian, and so if you’re looking for a fabulous gift that’ll tell him he’s the best in the world, then here are a few ideas for you.

The best gift a Dad could ask for is some time with his family. When everyone in the family has such busy lifestyles, the gift of time is the most precious gift there is, and he’ll appreciate the effort everyone makes to spend some time as a family on Father’s Day, or book some special family time in the future.

This Father’s Day, give Dad a gift that’s truly from the heart instead of the store, and he’s sure to appreciate the thought and love you put into his invaluable gift.

Personalised Father’s Day gifts are always a popular choice as you can personalise your certificate with your dad’s name, add a special message of your choice, along with uploading a photo.

 

Some Ideas below:-

First fathers day – a Great and Easy fathers day gift that also doubles up as at brilliant reminder of your birthday, that special moment when you popped into the world, an ideal gift for some more forgetful people.

A vow or promise for the future – A fun commitment or a challenge you can both train for, such as a fun run.

Chore take over – give a gift of a day off ! Tidy the house, help with gardening, repairing a fence, walking the dogs, not every gift has to be material to make a impact, the gift of your time is also a special and well received gift!

Spend some time together – buy a moment in the future when you vow to spend quality time together, or as a family. A dedicated date, a promise to go on that fishing trip that you have talked about and never made time for, going to a football match or a night out on the town.

A proud moment that your father would love to have, a wedding anniversary, graduation or an achievement that you both have.

The list could go on forever, there are still plenty of ideas out there that we have not even touched upon, we would love to hear and see what ideas you come up with, or share with us some of these moments via our Facebook page and inspire others of what great ideas you have.

Use special code dadsday for 50% off all gifts, lets make fathers day super special.

Click Here to create your Gift of Time

 

Baby Shower / New Born Gift Voucher

Celebrate a baby shower with the perfect personalised gift.

Looking for a different gift that they will love for a baby shower? or a friend / family member expecting or that have recently had a baby? There is now so many choices for gifts, and its increasingly more difficult to find something that is a nice keepsake and personalised gift.

Giving the Gift of time can be a little difficult if you are unsure of the actual time that a baby was born, something you really do not want to get wrong, therefore we have now launched our Gift of Time voucher, there is now no fear of getting any of these key details wrong on the certificate for the proud parents. A gift voucher entitles the giftee to own exclusively a time they choose, presented as a printed certificate along with being framed and including free shipping, all a great discount price, this makes the ideal gift and a great way to commemorate that amazing moment that any parent would love, a baby gift that will stand out from all others.

 

How it works:

When you buy a gift voucher it will come with blank spaces for you to write the recipients names, along with who the voucher is from. Found on the front of the voucher is a coupon code at the bottom left corner, this is used at the checkout after the certificate has been created and frame has been chosen, entering this code will reduce the basket to zero, finishing the order by filling in the rest of the details for delivery, then within a few days (depending on location) the certificate will be delivered.

     

Click here to visit our Gift Voucher Ebay page and order yours today, at only an amazing £23.50 which includes frame, print and postage worth upto £39.00  !

Gift of time wedding gift

Wedding / Engagement / Anniversary

A Gift like no other for a Wedding / Engagement /Anniversary

 

Wedding gifts for the newly married couple is always tricky, when now it seems that people have most of what they need, and with no desire for the standard issue `first home starter kit` which was the easy go to gift. With trends changing and with an ever increasing rise of unused items bought for one another, personalised gifts are now increasing in popularity, as they do exactly that, personalised and dedicated gifts that actually have thought gone into creating them, a keepsake of that day that is both individual and unique.

At Own a moment you can create a great gift for both Newlyweds and Engagements, making that special day last forever  by exclusively owning and gifting that time.

Wedding Gift Own a moment

If you are looking for a great gift for your partner to commemorate a wedding anniversary, show them how much you care by finding that very moment you said yes, write a short dedication to them of how memorable that day was, a great original personalised gift like no other, a gift that doesn’t just look proud on your wall or shelf but also a great reminder for some people that are a little forgetful 😉

Own a moment is waiting for you to hopefully find your time available, click here and start creating your personalised wedding gift of that `Big Day` to be remembered forever.

 

Printing Your Certificate

Printing your Emailed Gift

 

Yes it’s a super quick gift and you can have it sent to anyone, anywhere in the world, now being able to view it on your computer, phone or tablet is easy, but what if I want to print out my certificate, and frame it to display it for everyone to see?

We would love for you to get the best quality print from your emailed gift and proudly present it so below we have listed a couple of methods and tips for you to achieve the best quality from your gift.

 

Printed gift of time

 

Professional Printers:

The easiest and most obvious solution and for best results we recommend taking your file to a professional printers, simply download the PDF file from the Official Time Registry, and save it to a media device, the print size will be A4 and we recommend using a matt finish paper / card of a nice weight around 150 GSM with no texture.

 

Printing from home:

For great ease and convenient use your home printer, although as this may seem a simple solution we thought we would provide a few tips. Again quite obvious but  maybe not to everyone so we thought we would mention it is to buy photographic paper of at least 150 GSM, this will produce the best results, although this is a certificate and not a photograph it does contain lots of detail that can be lost if not printed correctly. You can standard printer paper but it does absorbs a lot of ink, it then becomes heavy whilst appearing almost wet and creases easily, colours can also appear washed out or overly darkens in photos, whilst also destroying fine detail, the end result generally is not very good. 

Whilst using photographic paper ensure that your printer settings are on photo print, or the highest quality print setting your printer can manage, as you will be surprised at what a difference this makes on photographs versus a `normal` or `fast` setting.

If you are lucky enough to have a printer that prints to the edge of the paper this is also a recommended setting to turn on.

If your not having any joy with colours on your home prints, and streaks become apparent or look a little off colour, try cleaning your printer nozzles or aligning the print head, we also recommend printing a couple of test sheets before your final certificate print to ensure that the printer is performing at its best.

We hope you have success with your print and that you achieve the best results for your gift, to soon have your certificate proudly displayed.

A gift of time running out own a moment personalised gift

Time is Running Out!

We don’t want to see sad face`s and disappoint people, but unfortunately here at Own a Moment each special time sold, is only ever sold once, so quite literally time is running out!

Sad fruit no moment

Already we have had people contact us because they have found that their time has been sold and unavailable, this is not a fault in the system that you can not select the time, if the time block says SOLD then it has gone and someone already owns it, therefore it is not possible for us to resell that time, this is what makes the gift special and exclusive. If you are lucky enough to find your special time available we recommend buying it sooner than later to avoid disappointment.

As most people already know there are so many different reasons people are buying their special times, as so many things all around the world are happening at the same time, to name only a few ranging from Anniversary Gifts, Newborn Gifts, Racing Gifts, Achievement Gifts, Wedding Gifts, even Funny Gifts, and one that we noticed the other day is famous Historical moments! This is now not just a gift, but can be a ownership of a time that people are interested in or follow, for some people owning that time when their favourite team won a game, or even a famous celebrity moment.

We honestly love seeing what is going to be the next moment people want to own, and the creativity and thought that has gone into each certificate people make.

Happy fruit

So to keep our customers faces still smiling please click here and use our time search, this search checks the Official Time Registry database and displays the time slots that are Sold or (hopefully) Available,  so don’t be left disappointed find your time before it is too late.

Fun baby pic time gift

Fun Baby Pictures (Material world)

Fun Baby Photos

A fun timeline of memorable moments of our little man growing up.

Most people or at least my friends look a bit awkward when you show them a photo of a baby, with comments like “yep, that’s a baby”, or an uncomfortable chuckle as they struggle to find anything positive to say about the proud picture you just presented to them.

After watching a film called “The Guard” a proud father tries to show a picture to his college of his baby and his reply was “Babies all look the same. The only time a baby doesn’t look like every other baby is when it’s a really ugly baby. So unless you’re about to show me a photo of a really ugly baby then I don’t want to see it.” This struck a bit of a chord with myself from a mans point of view, I don’t totally agree with what this guy said, but there is an element of truth in there. So to make photos a little more fun and not just another generic baby picture, a project / style we called Material World was born.

1 Month Old - SuperBaby

1 Month Old – SuperBaby

2 Month Old - The Claw

2 Month Old – The Claw

With trying to keep things simple and with a zero budget, we decided to use any house hold items that we could use to create our scenes, bed sheets and rugs for backgrounds, a multitude of clothes to create all sorts of items from trees to sharks, and naturally a good sprinkling of teddy bears and toys to finish.

As for ideas and inspiration we tried to plan out a monthly schedule, brainstorming and writing lists of ideas as and when we got inspired, on the occasions when our creative juices dried up, or inspiration was lacking, there is always unlimited amounts of great ideas on our faithful google.

3 Month Old - Baby Line

3 Month Old – Baby Line

None of the ideas were set in stone, and we changed our mind time and again, mostly due to leaving it too late to take the photo, or trying to make things less complicated with keeping in mind the fact that you are working with a baby, this does limit things depending on their mood, like when he decides to flail around and ruin the whole set we just created! Or if he decides to change the colour of the background to a unsavoury shade of his own creation.

Hope you enjoy our creations and hopefully inspire some of you out there to make your own fun pictures.

4 Month Old - Baby Lumber Jack

4 Month Old – Baby Lumber Jack

We are currently halfway through our first year so here is our first installment, we will post up the second half at the end of the year.

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If you also want to own that moment when your little one entered the world then please have a look at our gift sets and check to see if your moment is still available.

5 Month Old - Xmas Naughty Elf Baby

5 Month Old – Xmas Naughty Elf Baby

6 Month Old - Baby Trump Interview

6 Month Old – Baby Trump Interview

 

Own a Moment Blog Being Dad

Being Dad

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Being Dad

Memorable moments or some that you can`t wait to forget.

As a new father I thought it would be fun to share some events that happen along the way, from the fathers point of view, small things that mothers seem to do seamlessly that turn out to be big adventures for fathers, I am sure I am not alone.

After seeing lots of recent certificates created for new fathers, mothers, grandparents and also I suspect some of these were cheeky birthday reminders for more forgettable people out there, either way it got me inspired to finally start writing a blog about my first hand dad experiences.

An overview of being a father for the first time.

Little Bradley is our newborn and it has taken 7 months for things to really calm down now. Juggling work and children can be testing to say the least, all of this with minimal sleep. I am sure everyone has heard friends or family ranting about how little time they have and how fast everything is going by, it`s true, it`s a blur, lots of adapting to new routines and learning new skills, most importantly learning how to control your own emotions and patience. These are the best moments of your life some say, hmmm we shall see, perhaps when we look back in a few years when all the challenging bits fade into a distant memory and we can reminisce over a drink and laugh at how did we get through that, Sleep deprivation, nappy explosions, non-stop dribbling, getting peed on, screaming though the night, etc etc, although now I am struggling to think of many more…………. is that it? Maybe I have just broken through the barrier!? GREAT.

Maybe the attraction for some people with parenthood is the challenge? Is this why some love having more and more children? Is it the thrill seekers out there, that feeling of surviving and achieving? Perhaps not, I am sure most people are simply more maternal than others. Don’t get me wrong I enjoy children, but babies are certainly a challenge of another kind. The lack of communication can be extremely frustrating, our trusty weapons are routine and preparation, but it still feels like they are lord of the manor calling all the shots, we are merely servants to master. But it’s not all bad, they do have endearing qualities, those cheeky moments when they smile, laugh and give you eye contact, although that still doesn’t make up for that smell they just made, or for that bottom noise I just got the blame for! But it certainly helps.

“Don’t worry it gets easier” so everyone says, this is proving to be true. Now whether this is because it’s no longer all new and I Don`t feel like a rabbit in head lights, or the fact that I let it all wash over me now, seen it all before, I find myself comparing the next nappy I have to change with the past explosions, where there was no amount of wet wipes that was ever going to clear that up, and it then doesn`t seem so bad.

We persevere, everything will work out well in the end, until the next adventure, stepping out the door on your own with children! And Daddy daycare. If you would like latest updates please add your email on our blog page

Maybe I will look back sooner than I thought and these are the moments everyone says you will remember forever.

Gift of Time

A Gift of Time

Gift of Time

A Gift of Time

Something that people always want more of, have run out of, or want to remember a moment in time. People have different ideas about the gift of time, is it in the present, the future, how long does it last? I don`t think there is a real answer to that, it all depends on the bearer of the gift of time.

One of the main ideas behind Own a Moment was being able to not only buy Exclusively your time but to present a photo of that event that has meaning, having a photo printed on its own can look great on the wall or shelf, but it does not always tell a story despite the quote “A picture is worth a thousand words” I believe that most photos need explaining, why was this event so great, what meaning does it have? Similar to that in a gallery when a small description explains what the art is about, what inspired the artist, whats actually happening in this photo at this precise time, it also makes for a interesting read for visitors, let other people know more about what was significant at that time, some are perhaps more obvious than others but others carry a small tale of adventure and excitement that is great to share.

I hope more people want to share their adventures and get creative with a bit of story telling by using the gift of time as a new medium of letting friends & family know more about these times.

Start here by finding your favourite time.

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A Busy Start

A Busy Start

There has been some great and inspiring moments bought this year so far ranging from weddings to births, and classic moments of peoples first dates, each certificate is always very warming when we send them to print, we look forward to seeing how creative and original people can be, we will share some of these great ideas soon to help inspire more of you out there.