Every year I create my in-laws an album of everything we’ve done during the year – they live nearly 200 miles away, and don’t see the children anywhere near as often as we’d like. So to replace all those Grandparenty-photos they don’t get to take by being out and about with us, the children choose all their favourites from the year to create a book for Gangy & Bumpa. One year we did a DVD for them… but really they simply love an album of pictures to flick through, and to show their friends.
Thanks to a best photo books review for Blurb years ago, I always use Blurb Books’ amazingly whizz-bang awesome system to create the book online (seriously – you need NO clever skills, it’s so simple and straightforward, and you can endlessly move things around to make it exactly the way you want it). You need so special software a sit’s all done online – preview your finished materpiece, and if it’s as you want it, you simply hot ‘buy’. A few days later, an astonishingly good book lands on your doorstep, with exceptional printing, good quality papers and a beautifully finished cover.
One year I was monster-busy, so I handed the job over to the husband, who does not happen to be an album designer by trade, and therefore stated from total scratch without a clue as to how it all works.
Here’s what the finished product ended up like:
The best photo books is quite probably their very favourite gift each year. They have a shelf devoted to these books from the last twenty years (the first ones were the old fashioned stick-a-photo-inside type).
You can choose a softcover or a hardback, there’s six choices in the paper, there’s total flexibility on the number of pages you want to put in… And price? Bargainous.
I created a Standard Landscape 25 x 20 cm hardback book, 30 pages with the Premium Paper, lustre finish. Cost? Just over £25! BARGAIN!
And best of all, the album stays online for you to share with everyone.
It’s a total win.
Blurb gives you everything you need to design and publish a one-of-a-kind book—even if you’ve never made one before. So if you’re looking for a truly thoughtful, meaningful, and original gift this year, make a custom book with Blurb.
You can make your book online or with the free downloadable software. Use photos from your digital collection or online image hosting service—even your Instagram account or Facebook profile. Work with their page layouts or design your own.
What sorts of gifts can you make? All kinds of custom photo albums, cookbooks, books of stories and poetry, baby books, and more (get even more thoughtful gift ideas). If you can imagine it, you can create it with Blurb—and give it as an incredibly special gift.
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