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Photo Book Girl’s Favorite Mother’s Day Gift Ideas at Mixbook Plus a GIVEAWAY! (Enter by 4/23/18)

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*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post which contains affiliate links. If you click on a link and make a purchase, I may receive a referral fee. Regardless, my opinions are my own and I always give my honest opinion, good or bad.

Mother’s Day is May 13th and I’ve been checking out some possible gift options for my mom. While photo books are always her top pick, there are several other photo gifts I think she might enjoy as well. Besides, don’t moms love everything their children make for them? This is a known fact right? This post features gift ideas from one of my favorite photo book companies – Mixbook. You may not know that they have lots of other nice photo gift options besides photo books.

PLUS! What better way to celebrate this coming Mother’s Day, but with a Mother’s Day Giveaway! You’ll have a chance to win one of THREE Prizes! Three winners will be drawn!

  • First Place: $100 credit to Mixbook
  • Second Place: $75 credit to Mixbook
  • Third Place: $50 credit to Mixbook

More on the giveaway and my top Mother’s Day gift ideas below!

Canvas, Metal, Acrylic or Poster Prints

How about making something for mom to hang up on the wall? Mixbook has significantly expanded the types of media upon which you can print your favorite photos. Canvas prints are probably the most familiar to most, but Mixbook has added, metal, acrylic and poster prints as well. I love the option of turning a favorite family photo into piece of art you can hang on the wall. I recently made an acrylic print with Mixbook and reviewed it here. It’s the centerpiece of my kids’ art gallery wall.

In addition to enlarging a cherished family photo, here are some other possibilities:

• A memorable landscape from a family vacation;

• Favorite shot of your hometown or a local iconic landmark;

• Botanicals are always tops on my list – flowers are just a classic choice;

• A collage of old family photos (why let those past pre-digital favorites collect dust in a box?);

• Hire a professional photographer or enlist a friend to take a nice family photo (grandmas love photos of their grandkids);

• Kids’ or grandkids’ artwork;

• Picture of a place from mom’s past (her home growing up), some place significant to her.

These are just a few ideas to help get those wheels turning!

Stationery

Do you ever have an occasion pop up like a birthday or anniversary and you don’t have time to run out for a card (or you forgot until the last minute?) I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been saved by my stash of stationery. I’ve taken several of my favorite shots and made birthday cards or cards with blank insides so I can use them whenever I need them. Here are a few of the custom cards I’ve made in the past. Great way to personalize a greeting isn’t it? Plus, with everything being increasingly digital now, a handwritten card or note is always appreciated.

Well, I think Mom might appreciate a set of notecards with her initials on them, or a package of cards that she can use to send birthday greetings. Mixbook has excellent tools to customize any card with lots of premade layouts and customizable ones as well. I never feel locked into any design with Mixbook software – you can change a photo size, text box, anything which is the ultimate in flexibility.

Here’s some of Mixbook’s note card themes:

Photo Books for Mom

I did say that photo books are my mom’s personal favorite, so of course I have to do a survey of the possible photo book topics to choose from:

#1. Baby Book for New Moms

The newly minted mother’s first Mother’s Day is a particularly memorable one. How about a cute baby book or putting together some of those newborn photos of mama and baby? Or a book of pregnancy memories and all those cute belly shots? Dads you cannot go wrong with this one!

Mixbook - Chalkboard Baby Girl

Chalkboard Baby Girl – Mixbook

My Pregnancy – Mixbook

#2. Family Cookbook

Here’s a project that my brother is working to get off the ground. Our mom is an amazing cook and my brother has already made a list of dishes he wants her to write down for us and for future generations. Get those cherished family recipes down on paper! Add some anecdotes and photos and you have the perfect family heirloom. After you gift mom her cookbook then just make additional copies for family for a jump start on holiday gifts! I love presents where you basically do the work once but maximize your time and effort in the end.

Mixbook Whats Cookin Cover

What’s Cookin’ – Mixbook

#3. Family History

Family history books can focus on mom’s story – her childhood, school days, marriage and children, or you can go higher up the tree and start with mom’s parents or grandparents. I’ve also been working on a family history section in my sons’ baby books right now so I like looking at these for inspiration. I enlisted all the grandparents to write a narrative about their lives so that I can include it in their books as well.

Mixbook - Family Memoirs Mixbook – Family Memoirs

#4. Pick an Event or Single Topic 

Don’t let your hesitation of going through a large mass of photos discourage you from making a book. Make it easier by focusing on a single event or subject and choose photos from that smaller subset. Anniversary, birthday, Easter, spring break, family reunion, family vacation or kids’ art are possible topics. Or perhaps your mom is a flower lover like mine – take some photos of her garden or of a local garden. These themes are more photo focused and let the pictures tell the story.

Mixbook - Mod Spring

Mixbook – Mod Spring

Winter Vacation – Mixbook

#5. Year in Review

Year in review books are very popular for a lot of our readers. It’s a great way to remember the past year. Pick some highlights from each month and put them in a book. These themes are really good at guiding you and giving you prompts for your layouts.

Year in Review – Mixbook

#6. It’s All About the Grandkids

If your mom is a grandmother, you know that nothing would make her happier than a photo book full of photos of the grandkids. It’s almost too easy! 🙂

Watercolor Grandparents Mixbook

#7. Mother’s Day Themes

Themes specific to Mother’s Day are also available. Many feature appropriate quotes about how great moms are and offer mom’s day – themed clip art.

Mothers Love Mixbook

A Mother’s Love Mixbook

Personalized Mother’s Day Book Mixbook

10 thing I love about Mom Mix 2 10 Things I Love About Mom theme – Mixbook

What You Can Win!

Now that you’ve seen some mother-approved gift ideas, let’s get to the GIVEAWAY! For our Mother’s Day Giveaway we’re fortunate to have Mixbook sponsoring some awesome prizes.

  • First Place: $100 credit to Mixbook
  • Second Place: $75 credit to Mixbook
  • Third Place: $50 credit to Mixbook

Three lucky winners will be drawn!

What I love about Mixbook giveaways is the company generously allows winners to combine their credits with any ongoing promo that Mixbook is running. For example, Mixbook’s current featured PhotoBookGirl reader deal is 40% off photobooks (and 30% off everything else), so if you were to order your photo books now, it means you could stretch a $100.00 credit to a value of $166.00! 

How you choose to spend your prize is up to you!

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ENTER HERE!

HOW TO ENTER THE PHOTO BOOK GIRL MOTHER’S DAY GIVEAWAY SPONSORED BY MIXBOOK!

You have 5 possible ways to enter, but you must do the REQUIRED ENTRY for the others to count. For EACH entry, you have to COMMENT ON THIS POST below with a separate comment for EACH entry, telling me what type of entry you did. (Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page to the “Post a Comment” box.)

REQUIRED ENTRY:

  • IF YOU WON, HOW WOULD YOU SPEND YOUR PRIZE? (Would you make a photo book? Cards? Canvas? What would be the subject?)

OPTIONAL ENTRIES:

  • Subscribe to my newsletter (look for light blue box at top right) AND tell me in the comment below that you subscribed and the name you subscribed under (first name is fine). If you already subscribe to my newsletter, tell me in your comment and give me your name. (Please remember for it to count, you must confirm the subscription. Sorry RSS reader subscriptions don’t count);
  • Give your review of any photo book/canvas company you’ve tried on the company’s main reviews page. (Click here to give a canvas print review). Click on the “Read Review” button. You’ll see a place to add your review at the bottom of each company’s page. Let me know which company you commented on by telling me in a comment in this post below. (Limit to two (2) entries using this method. Reviews given prior to the start of this Giveaway don’t count – they must be new ones please!)

Make sure to do the REQUIRED ENTRY or the optional entries won’t count!

This giveaway is open to anyone 18 or older. No country restrictions (so it’s international but please check if Mixbook ships to your country if you have any doubts). Void where prohibited. Void in Quebec. Entries must be received by Monday, April 23, 2018, at 11:59pm CT and any entries not in accordance with the rules will be disqualified at our sole discretion and at the discretion of the sponsor. Winning entries will be chosen using Random.org. After compiling the results, I will announce the winners thereafter and will email the winners and post the names on my site. The winners will have 24 hours to respond or I will redraw another entry. Canadian winners may be asked to answer a skill question to be eligible, to comply with Canadian laws. Winners will be issued a credit on their Mixbook account. Credit does not expire. Shipping costs varies by location – see Mixbook’s site for details. Winners may apply value towards a higher priced item, and pay for any additional charges. You may even apply any applicable promo for extra savings. Winner will be solely responsible for any taxes due on the product or prize including but not limited to sales tax, tariffs, duties and fees as well as any income tax obligations if any. Disclosure: I am an affiliate of the company. The links on these pages go to the company’s site. If you click on a link to Mixbook’s site and make a purchase, I may receive a referral fee from the company. This giveaway and post is sponsored by Mixbook. Regardless of affiliation my opinions are always my own and I always give my honest opinion.

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Best of luck to everyone! Can’t wait for your entries to come in!

By the way, just in time for Mother’s Day, there are a lot of new deals on the site including awesome deals from Mixbook! Be sure to check them out before they’re gone!

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76 Comments

  1. Janet Gist
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 6:14 am | #

    My daughter graduates high school this year .. I’ve been wanting to make her a photo book of her senior year – this would be great!!!!

    I like both on Facebook already .. Janet Stricklin Gist

  2. Jill
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 7:21 am | #

    you’ve given such great ideas here! We’ve got a big trip coming up, so in an effort to save money, I’d ask my husband to use this to cover mother’s day!

  3. Jill
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 7:22 am | #

    2. Already subscribed

  4. Jill
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 7:23 am | #

    3. Already liked Jill C

  5. Jill
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 7:24 am | #

    Liked Mixbook! Jill C

  6. Cynthia Armentrout
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 8:38 am | #

    Required entry: I’d create a canvas with a photo of the entire family. We do a family photo every October which is a bif birthday month for us!

  7. Cynthia Armentrout
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 8:45 am | #

    I “liked” on Facebook, and my face book name is Cynthia Armentrout

  8. Cynthia Armentrout
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 8:47 am | #

    I “liked” Mixbook on Facebook! Cynthia Armentrout

  9. Rebecca
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 8:53 am | #

    If I won I would make another travel book. Or maybe I would splurge and get a nice canvas print!

  10. Posted April 16, 2018 at 9:09 am | #

    My son took a school trip to Spain and Italy. So far the pictures remain on the computer and phone, but before graduation I want to put them in a book and make three copies – one for him, one for a close friend whose parents are moving after graduation, and one for his awesome teacher who bravely took 25 teenagers to Europe and brought them all back with great stories and memories!

  11. Karen L
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 9:11 am | #

    I already subscribe to your newsletter and really enjoy it. My name is Karen Helberg.

  12. Karen L
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 9:14 am | #

    My husband and I are expecting our first grandchild in August! We’re so excited!!! I’d use the prize to make a photobook for the proud parents and one for us.

  13. Karen L
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 9:14 am | #

    I’ve liked your Facebook page as Karen Helberg.

  14. Karen L
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 9:15 am | #

    I’ve also liked Mixbook’s Facebook page as Karen Helberg.

  15. Leigh
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 10:16 am | #

    I would love to make something fun like a metallic print.

  16. Leigh
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 10:17 am | #

    I already subscribe to your newsletter. My name is Leigh.

  17. Leigh
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 10:18 am | #

    I already “like” you on Facebook. My name is Leigh Everson.

  18. Leigh
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 10:18 am | #

    I already “like” Mixbook on Facebook. My name is Leigh Everson.

  19. Wendi Weaver
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 10:35 am | #

    I would make a Mommy-Son photo book and try out Mixbook! (Required entry)

  20. Wendi Weaver
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 10:38 am | #

    I liked Mixbook on FB.

  21. Wendi Weaver
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 10:39 am | #

    Wendi Weaver likes you on FB

  22. Jennifer Cervantes
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 11:16 am | #

    If I won I would most likely get a photo book or two for my mom and mother in law. My moms I would make with pictures of her growing up since it’s only been a year since my grandfather died and it would mean a lot to her to have one. My motherinlaw would love an updated one with pics of her grandkids.

  23. Jennifer Cervantes
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 11:20 am | #

    I like photo book girl on Facebook, Jennifer Cervantes

  24. Jennifer Cervantes
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 11:20 am | #

    I like mixbook on Facebook, Jennifer Cervantes

  25. Jennifer Cervantes
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 11:22 am | #

    Subscribed to newsletter, Jennifer

  26. Jill Miller
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 3:51 pm | #

    I’d do a vacation book from our last trip.

  27. Jill Miller
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 3:52 pm | #

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  28. Jill Miller
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 3:52 pm | #

    I like you on FB – Jill K-M

  29. Jill Miller
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 3:53 pm | #

    I like Mixbook on FB Jill K-M

  30. Karla Fedorak
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 4:11 pm | #

    If I won, I would make a photobok of my son!!!

  31. Karla Fedorak
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 4:11 pm | #

    I already subscribe to you newsletter under Karla Fedorak

  32. Karla Fedorak
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 4:12 pm | #

    I already liked you on Facebook under Karla Vitovitch Fedorak

  33. Karla Fedorak
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 4:12 pm | #

    I already liked Mixbook on Facebook under Karla Vitovitch Fedorak

  34. Penny Johnson
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 6:55 pm | #

    If I won I’d make a photo book for my son. He is turning 21. I’d do a book of his life so far.

  35. Penny Johnson
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 6:55 pm | #

    I follow you on Facebook!

  36. Penny Johnson
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 6:55 pm | #

    I am subscribed to your newsletter and love it!

  37. Penny Johnson
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 6:56 pm | #

    I like Mixbook on Facebook

  38. Eugenie
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 11:03 pm | #

    I would make a photobook.

  39. Gina H.
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 11:03 pm | #

    I’d make a photo book.

  40. Eugenie
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 11:04 pm | #

    I like you on Facebook as Eugenie Wu.

  41. Eugenie
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 11:05 pm | #

    I like Mixbook on Facebook as Eugenie Wu.

  42. Gina H.
    Posted April 16, 2018 at 11:19 pm | #

    Like you on Facebook.
    Gina Hull

  43. Darlene
    Posted April 17, 2018 at 3:33 am | #

    If I won I would make a photo book of my family.

  44. Darlene
    Posted April 17, 2018 at 3:34 am | #

    I already like your Facebook page as Darlene Willner

  45. Jennifer Gilman
    Posted April 17, 2018 at 11:34 pm | #

    Photo book #2 from 2015 to finish that year. ?
    And then my son graduates high school this year, too.

    I follow you on Facebook group.

    And I get your newsletter!

    Love what you do.

  46. Josiane
    Posted April 18, 2018 at 10:48 pm | #

    I would make a metal or acrylic print since I haven’t ordered either yet.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  47. Josiane
    Posted April 18, 2018 at 10:49 pm | #

    I already subscribe to your newsletter under Josiane.

    Thank you for another generous giveaway so soon after the last one!

  48. Liz
    Posted April 19, 2018 at 2:25 pm | #

    I still need to make my wedding album, so I would use it for that!

  49. Liz
    Posted April 19, 2018 at 2:25 pm | #

    I subscribe to your newsletter

  50. Brian Jones
    Posted April 19, 2018 at 6:27 pm | #

    Photo book for upcoming vacation

  51. Brian Jones
    Posted April 19, 2018 at 6:28 pm | #

    I subscribe to newsletter (Brian)

  52. Brian Jones
    Posted April 19, 2018 at 6:28 pm | #

    like you on FB (Brian J.)

  53. Brian Jones
    Posted April 19, 2018 at 6:29 pm | #

    like MIXBOOK on FB (Brian J)

  54. Sandy
    Posted April 19, 2018 at 7:02 pm | #

    I would make a photo book for my mom!

  55. Sandy
    Posted April 19, 2018 at 7:03 pm | #

    I like photo book girl on FB.

  56. Sandy
    Posted April 19, 2018 at 7:04 pm | #

    I like Mixbook on FB.

  57. Sandy
    Posted April 19, 2018 at 7:06 pm | #

    I subscribe to your newsletter

  58. Cindy Siebrecht
    Posted April 19, 2018 at 9:51 pm | #

    I made my first Mixbook Photo book in December and have completed several large books since. I have a grandson’s graduation coming up and would use the prize toward that book!

  59. Cindy Siebrecht
    Posted April 19, 2018 at 9:52 pm | #

    I have already liked Photogirl on facebook.

  60. Cindy Siebrecht
    Posted April 19, 2018 at 9:52 pm | #

    I previously liked Mixbook on facebook.

  61. Cindy Siebrecht
    Posted April 19, 2018 at 9:55 pm | #

    I am already on your mailing list.

  62. Karen S.
    Posted April 19, 2018 at 10:00 pm | #

    If I won, I would use to prize to create some simple books for my granddaughter.

  63. Cindy Siebrecht
    Posted April 19, 2018 at 10:09 pm | #

    I posted a review on the Mixbook review page.

  64. Hope Wang
    Posted April 19, 2018 at 10:22 pm | #

    If I win, I would make a photobook of my daughter 🙂

  65. Hope Wang
    Posted April 19, 2018 at 10:22 pm | #

    I subscribed to your newsletter: hope wang.

  66. Hope Wang
    Posted April 19, 2018 at 10:23 pm | #

    I ‘liked’ you on Facebook

  67. Hope Wang
    Posted April 19, 2018 at 10:23 pm | #

    I ‘liked’ Mixbook on Facebook

  68. Rivka Deutsch
    Posted April 20, 2018 at 2:28 am | #

    I am your newsletter subscriber (Rivka Deutsch). I love making photobooks of each holiday spent with my family, or a trip we took.

  69. Rivka Deutsch
    Posted April 20, 2018 at 2:29 am | #

    I have “liked” Mixbook. Never tried using them yet. If I win it will probably be a photobook of whichever holiday just past.

  70. Rivka Deutsch
    Posted April 20, 2018 at 2:30 am | #

    I liked you on facebook. I will probably make a photobook of my family over a holiday or a trip.

  71. Denden
    Posted April 20, 2018 at 8:15 am | #

    Already subscribed.
    I’d like to make a family yearbook.

  72. Cynthia Armentrout
    Posted April 20, 2018 at 9:16 am | #

    Already susbscribe to your newsletter (forgot to add that with my posts April 16). My name is Ccynthia Armentrout.

  73. Kathleen Hoch
    Posted April 20, 2018 at 10:20 am | #

    I am over due in making a a book for my mom with her great-grand daughters. Her health makes it difficult for her to come and visit and so I try to keep her up to date with photo books. My oldest grand daughter (5 yrs) also enjoys photobooks with family pictures especially her baby pictures.

  74. Kathleen Hoch
    Posted April 20, 2018 at 10:20 am | #

    I already liked Photobook Girl on Facebook.

  75. Kathleen Hoch
    Posted April 20, 2018 at 10:20 am | #

    I already liked Mixbook on Facebook also.

  76. Kathleen Hoch
    Posted April 20, 2018 at 10:22 am | #

    I am already subscribed to your newsletter (that’s how I learned about this give away!). Thanks.

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