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Since things have become super digital, I've found myself printing photos much less than I used to. The downside to that is, it is much nicer to flip through memories in a book than on a phone.
Photo books are my all-time favourite way to preserve our family memories. For me, there is nothing like printed photos. But, traditional printed photos can get damaged with fingers, or get curled up on the edges. The beauty of a photo book is that you have your beautifully printed photos on paper that is easy to turn and which stays looking great.
I worked with My-Picture.co.uk last year and created some beautiful canvases, the full blog post is here. I was really delighted when they got back in touch with me, to make some photo books.
I was in a great habit of making a photo book each year, in January that was a reflection of the events from the prior year. They are a lovely way to look back over family memories and see the kids grow.
I have fallen badly behind on my photo books and the last one I have made was for 2017! So I have been a busy bee and made 4 photobooks. One for 2018, 2019, 2020 and one of a family holiday we took. I'm excited to share my experience making and reviewing my new photobooks!
Making the Photo Books
Using the My-Picture.co.uk website to create beautiful photo books is super easy! Both the website itself and the photo book making software are quite intuitive to use. They offer a wide variety of photo products, so you simply select 'photo books' from the top drop-down menu.
There are plenty of options for the size and shape of the photo book, type of paper, type of cover and style as well. You can go for a blank book where you fully create your own design or choose one that has some design elements already in it.
You can add additional pages for a nominal fee more which was ideal for me as I went over the number of pages on all of my books. Too many memories to include! :)
There is the option to load your images then allow the software to place them into the book. If you prefer to organize it yourself, as I do, then you can individually place the photos and add text as well.
I created four photo books. Three of the books I made were A4 landscapes with hardcovers. Those were the books I created for the memories of the years 2018, 2019 and 2020. For the book of our holiday, there were fewer photos to include so I created a smaller square book which is 20 x 20 cm in size, and also hardcover.
All of the photos were on my phone. So I added the photos into the photo books via my phone. I had an account made with My-Picture.co.uk, so I could save the books on my phone and then open my account on the laptop and finish editing them there. That was the easiest option for me with making so many at once, and I was happy I was able to switch back and forth like that.
The Finished Books
I'm thrilled by how quickly my photo books arrived. I ordered on October 5th and they were with me on the 18th. The books were packaged tightly in a cardboard box, which had a double layer that kept the books safe and the edges protected from any dings during transportation.
The quality of the images is exceptional. For the A4 books, I chose a few full-page images which I was wondering how well the clarity would be on them and I have to say it is outstanding. The photos came out bright, crisp and with perfect colours. All of my photos were taken on my iPhone by the way, not a professional camera.
The paper has a lovely finish to it and has a nice thickness. The hardcover is a great touch, I'd definitely recommend the hardcover photo books.
Here is a little look at my photo books from My-Picture.co.uk!!
My yearly photo books
2018 trip to Crete
All of the photo books made, including the 20x20cm holiday book
Visiting Santa in 2019
A look inside our road trip to West Clare book
I'm thrilled with the books. From the process of making to the quality of the finished product, it's been a great pleasure to use My-Picture.co.uk. I will be using the discount code below in January to make my 2021 photo book!
I have a great discount and giveaway for you below. If you have any questions or feedback about the books, pop them in the comments below. Thanks so much for reading. x
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I'm delighted to be hosting a Twitter giveaway for a £50 voucher, with free shipping, to My-Picture.co.uk. You can choose any items from the website that you like including wall decors like poster prints, or cushions, photo books, mugs and more! Enter via this Tweet. Open to residents of UK and IRL only, over 18 to enter. Closes 28/10/21 at midnight. The winner will be tagged on Twitter and has one week to claim their prize. My-Picture is responsible for prize fulfilment. Full giveaway t/c here.
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