My Family Photo Book
Happy New Year my favorite readers!! (and you are all my favorite 😉
I want to share with you one of the gifts I gave this year to my family.
As some of you may know, this past year has been hard on us financially.
My husband has been having a hard time finding work (he is a plumber)
as the economy around here has slowed down. Because of that,
I had to use some creativity when it came to giving Christmas gifts this year.
I was really excited when I came upon these books, and am thrilled
I finally get to show it to you now that the recipients know about them!
I have seen online ads for these books, and decided I would look into it.
I discovered that I could make on through my iPhoto program with Apple.
(And for the record, this is not a sponsored post – I am just really excited about the product!)
The program allows you to choose theme, layout, font, and colors.
As you can see on the bottom of the screen shot – a hardback book with
20 pages is $29.99. It was a bit more than some of the other deals I found
online, but the fact that it integrated with my iPhoto was what sold me.
It took me a few days and several hours to put the whole thing together.
I had to edit all of the photo’s, and determine placement and text.
I was very nervous when I sent the order off to Apple!
But I was absolutely thrilled with the finished product!
The dust cover, which has pictures on it, can be removed and the pictures
are also on the hard cover of the book.
This was how I started the book –
One of my favorite projects – my grandchild garland!
The colors and quality were amazing!
One thing I will say though, is that all of my images were high resolution.
All photos were taken by me using my Nikon.
I did a few pages in black and white too – which I love!!
This is one of my favorite shots – the first time Miss Lydia Grace met her Aunt Melissa.. 😉
I hope that my grandchildren will enjoy looking at their cousins
in this book – they live a long way apart and have not seen each
other in a few years.
These ones seemed to enjoy it Christmas morning!
I ended up almost being glad we had to count our pennies this year..
It made me have to use my creativity and come up with something
not only hand made, but different from any other gift they would get.
And I know that really is the spirit of Christmas – it just seems like I am
always so busy and it is easier to buy things. I am not saying there is anything
wrong with that, I am just glad I had to think outside the box this year 😉
I think it would be fun to make a “Little Brown House” book too – with pictures
of some of my favorite projects. What do you think about these books?
Have you ever made one? If so who did you go through and were you
satisfied with the results? Share your thoughts with us!!