Saturday, November 23, 2013

Make Your Own Memory Book

I recently made my own Memory Book and I can't believe how quick and easy it was.  The best part is - the possibilities are endless.  I made my book through Blurb Books, with their easy to follow on-line program.  I wanted to make a coffee table book for the lake house, so I made one depicting highlights of this years visits with family and friends.

Maybe you remember my post from August where I made a sign for in front of the lake house using a pallet.  Here's the photo I used for that post...

...and here it is on the front of my book.....

This is the photo on the rear of the book....

And this is one of the center pages....

The pages themselves are really good photo quality.  You can choose layouts of portrait, landscape or square and you can pick either hard or soft cover too.  Prices begin at $ 12.99 and go up from there, depending on what you choose to do and the number of pages and photos you want.

My book consisted of the Standard Portrait layout 7.75x9.75 inches (20x25 cm) , 20 pages Standard Mid-Grey End Sheet Standard Paper and cost me $ 31.99 plus shipping.  When I was creating my book I had a question, so I emailed their customer service department.  Within 2 hours I had a reply and precise instructions on how to do what I was trying to accomplish.  I placed my order and within 7 days I had my book in my hands and I can't begin to tell you how happy I am with the finished product.  When I gave it to my husband and kids to look at, they were so excited to see themselves featured in a book.  The book is now proudly displayed on the coffee table at the lake house and everyone who walks in the door wants to check it out.  And one more thing, I received a follow up email from customer service just to make sure they took care of my question and that I was happy.  It's rare to find that high level of customer service anymore.

The Blurb website is easy to maneuver around.  Blurb supplies tips and tutorials to get you started.  They have a wide variety of page layouts and you can get as extensive as you want with print.  You can choose from many different genres, such as:

  • photo books
  • yearbooks
  • wedding books
  • cookbooks
  • travel books
  • photography books
  • baby books
  • notebooks
  • you can even make e books for I pad
Some great options for the books you create, other than giving them as lasting memory gifts, is that you can also sell your books through Blurb's site.  They supply free desktop publishing tools, and can help you share and promote your book to your followers.  The Blurb website currently has over 1500 books that were created by people like you and are now listed for sale through Blurb.  How fun is that?  Do you harbor a secret desire to become a published author?  The tools are now at your fingertips.  Whether you create a keepsake for yourself or someone in your family, or publish that photography or cook book that is bottled up inside of you, Blurb has the tools and the affordability for you to do so.

Click on this link!    Save 30% on Blurb's Print Books with code: SAVE30    

Save 30% on Blurb print books until November 30th!The holiday shopping extravaganza has begun and family gatherings are going to create hundreds of moments to remember forever. So use the code: SAVE30 to save 30% on your next Blurb book order over $60. If you order a few printed books with all your fancy Thanksgiving pictures, you can have them in time for Christmas! Blurb even allows you to use your Facebook and Instagram pictures to help build up your books, which is bonus in my book! Let your creativity flow over to Blurb and see what masterpiece you can make! (You really will look like a professional book maker with their software and finished products!)

Save 30% on Blurb's Print Books with code: SAVE30

Dates: November 22nd – November 30th

Code: SAVE30

***Offer valid until November 30, 2013 (11:59 p.m. local time). Valid for print books only. A 30% discount is applied toward your product total with a minimum order of USD $60, CAD $60, GBP £60, EUR €60, or AUD $60. Maximum discount is USD $100, CAD $100, GBP £65, EUR €75, or AUD $100 off product total. This offer is good for one-time use, and cannot be combined with volume discounts, other promotional codes, gift cards, or used for adjustments on previous orders.
Go ahead, click on the link above and check them out.  Wait until you see how easy it is to create a memory book.  Blurb books make a wonderful keepsake that your family and friends will cherish forever.

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  1. Great book -- great photos! :) Nothing is better than a gift that encourages us to talk about happy time.

  2. I've made a few of these - it's fun putting them together & they are great keepsakes.
    Melissah from Coastal Style

    1. Thanks Melissa. They really are fun to put together.

  3. Your book is wonderful. Kim. Thanks so much for the tip. xo Laura

    1. Thanks Laura. It's really fun for everyone to see their photos in them too.


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