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Make It Last Forever With Make My Book

February 19, 2017

Y’all know I’m obsessed with taking pictures of my munchkin and ladybug so much so I had to make them their own Instagram pages because my page was filled with pictures of them and food.  I always have my iPhone ready to capture any moment and on Sundays I take my big Canon 70D with us to church so I can capture them in their Sunday’s best in the church yard, at the park or on the steps of a trendy looking building.  I have my father to thank for this photo obsession, God bless his soul.

Before Elle was born, we printed out our photos of her brother Joel in 4×6 using the Shutterfly printing service.  It was the most exiting thing when the pictures arrived and I sat for hours putting all the pictures perfectly in a photo album.  But when I learned that Shutterfly offers a Make My Book service I said “Hello 2017!”  As someone who loves to use to more modern services making a photo book was right up my alley.

Without a doubt I knew I wanted to create a book that captured Elle and Joel’s friendship and I uploaded images from all of 2016.  I took full advantage of the Make My Book service which allows Shutterfly to curate the design of my book.  All I had to do was upload the photos I wanted in the book, select the theme and title of the book and they did all the work.  Do you know how long it would have taken me to figure out the layouts, colors, and extras? Maybe all week, because I’m so particular about pictures, especially pictures of my babies.

The Make My Book service was very efficient, I literally just had to sit back and wait for the email that my book was ready for review.  When I got that email I couldn’t open it fast enough.  The book was so beautiful.  Every moment of their year – vacations, trips, family functions, birthdays and holidays – was captured and laid out to perfection.  I didn’t need to make many changes and ordered my book right away.

My photo book couldn’t arrive fast enough I was so anxious to show them and when I did they truly loved it. What makes me happiest is how excited Elle and Joel are each time we open the book, it’s like they relive the memories each time.  The conversations are so funny and being that Elle is 3 I hope she won’t ever forget her memories thanks to our Shutterfly photo book.  I’m so happy I found out about this when I did.  At the rate that I take photos, I can see myself making several Make My Book photo books a year. No more photo print outs for me.

I know your cell phone is always out of memory because you have thousands of pictures on there.  Why don’t you go ahead and make a Make My Book photo book today?

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8 Comments

  • Reply MICHELLE L DANIELS November 25, 2017 at 6:45 am

    I loved looking at the church outfits and school outfits of the day, but I literally stopped reading to go make a book. This will be a great gift for my daughter with photos of the grandbaby.

  • Reply Soyini Wisdom November 25, 2017 at 7:39 am

    This is such a great idea for grandparents. We don’t live near family and so they miss out on quite a few of the kids’ activities, this would be a great way to share those memories.

  • Reply Janice Ford November 25, 2017 at 8:03 am

    I am one of those who is always out of memory as a result of all the photos I am taking. What a perfect idea!

  • Reply Tieasha Samuels November 25, 2017 at 8:07 am

    I always tell my husband that I miss the days when we would buy the Kodak camera’s from Walgreens & drop it off to get the photos printed. Our phones are portable photo albums but I want my kids to have a reference of the special times we capture in everyday life. I love this idea. We have been printing off individual picture’s using a kiosk @ Target & I’m sure if I add it up we have printrd 3 or 4 books from Shutterfly! Thanks for sharing this.

    Nov 25
    tsamuels10@gmail.com

  • Reply Cynthia Herivaux November 25, 2017 at 8:16 am

    What a wonderful idea. This is much more meaningful than a phone filled with pictures. I did not know I needed this until I saw it! Your children will love looking through these when they’re older!

  • Reply Ann Reaux November 25, 2017 at 9:09 am

    I ordered one before and I stand it up on my fireplace mantel! My kids love it!

  • Reply Pri R. November 25, 2017 at 9:27 am

    What a great idea and I can get the kid’s involved in this fun project too!

  • Reply Cheryl November 25, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    Great idea for my grandkids !!
    tpratt@sccoast.net

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