Back in the good ol’ days, I used to develop every single photo I took (we didn’t have much choice with film!), so I have several photo albums filled from front to back with photos. Now that we live in a digital era, I rarely print any of our photos. Most of them from the past 5-6 years either live on Facebook or they are saved on our computer. It’s fun to be able to share our photos online, but I actually kind of miss the days of printing our photos and putting them in photo albums to look back on.
In recent years, I found a great alternative to traditional photo albums. I started making personalized photo books with Shutterfly. The process is simple, but time-consuming. I was pretty good about making a photo book every year, but in the last couple of years, I’ve slacked off. Thanks to Shutterfly’s new Make My Book Service, I was finally able to create a new photo book (our 2016 year in review) and the best part is it was so easy and saved me tons of time!
Whether you are a parent, grandparent, newly married couple, or just someone who takes a lot of photos, you are definitely going to want to check out Shutterfly’s Make My Book Service. Not only is it inexpensive (just $9.99), it’s also a huge timesaver and the results are amazing!
The Make My Book process is SO simple. All you have to do is upload your photos to Shutterfly, select a photo book size, theme and template, and then submit your book for a designer to complete. The designer does all the hard work for you! He or she creates different page layouts with your photos and adds fun text and embellishments. It only takes a few days, and then once your book is complete, you are given the opportunity to review it and make any changes before ordering. You don’t pay anything until you order your book!
My favorite part about this service is how much time it saves. If you are familiar with making photo books, you know how time consuming they can be. By the time you go through all of your photos to pick which ones you want to use, and then wait for all of them to upload, you hardly have any patience left to sit and customize the pages of your book. It used to take me HOURS to make one, but with the Make My Book Service, it only took maybe an hour total. That is a huge win in my book!
Besides being a major time saver, I was so pleased with the quality of our book. From the cover to the print quality to the custom layouts, it turned out so good — much better than I would have made on my own — and my kids were so excited to see it. They have looked through it over and over again and each time their little faces light up as they relive all the memories we made last year.
I encourage you to try Shutterfly’s Make My Book Service for yourself. I have no doubt that you will love it as much as we did!
Click here to learn more and to get started making your own book filled with precious memories!
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