Remember scrapbooking? I remember years ago making a scrapbook for my son’s senior year of high school. All year I collected photographs of him at all of his senior events, sporting events, etc. I purchased cute background paper, stickers, equipment, and every time I knew he would be out of the house for a few hours I would drag out all my stuff and work on the scrapbook. I gave it to him at graduation and he loved it. After it was all said and done (don’t tell my husband) I probably spent about $800!!!!
Several years ago I worked in a law firm and met this wonderful family who had lost their son in a construction accident. I decided to make them photo books with the numerous photos they had given me of their son. I found shutterfly, and I was completely in awe with how easy it was to upload the photos, design the book, and even pick out cute background paper! All for less than $50!!!
I was hooked. A dear friend of mine had a baby and I did a photo book for her documenting her first year, and then second, then third. I think it was more fun for me than the recipient. I love making them. The picture below is an example of how they look. It comes out as a bound book. You can write your own captions or stories with each photo. You can make the entire front (and back) of the book a photo, and you can decide on each page whether or not you want it to contain one photo, or two, or more! You control the layout, the background, everything!
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