As I mentioned yesterday, I will be writing about 25 things I am grateful about. They are not in any particular order, nor are they all amazing and awe-inspiring. They are just my simple everyday thanks.
#24 Photo Books
I adore my photo books. I am not crafty, but my mind is creative (maybe). The problem is that my thoughts do not travel down to my hands and my projects rarely turn out as they should. If anyone has ever seen Meg’s first five years of scrapbooks they will understand what I am saying. They look like Meg worked on them, when she was a baby!
A few years ago this Internet thing hit it really big and started going really fast, even in Ohio! This made my creative juices be more productive and I gave up the scrap-booking and said hello to my photo books. My photo books, like my scrapbooks, are not perfect. They are, however, much better quality and much more fun for this mom. I can whip out a book in 15 minutes or work on one for a year. I create them ahead of time, then save them and wait for a sale and free shipping them buy! I also adore the easy editing. There are many sites out there to choose from. I’m pretty loyal to Shutterfly, but there are several good ones out there.
Photo books and digital photography in general has made my life so much easier to remember, keep track of and document our lives. I have used them to make Life Books for Mita and Enu and last year we sent one to their Dad in Ethiopia. They make great gifts for anyone and everyone.
More Photo Book Ideas:
- Recipe books
- Holiday books
- ABC books
- Teacher’s books (end of year gifts)
- School work remembrance book
What a blessing I am truely thankful for!
Have you ever made a photobook? What was your theme?