Graduation season is right around the corner. If you’re looking for a great gift for a grad, a photo book would make a wonderful present. (Yes, I know I say this about every holiday or event, but I can’t help it – photo books make an awesome gift for any occasion!)
Here are some photo book ideas for the graduate!
1) Retrospective Graduation Photo Book
This would be a fun “This is Your Life” type book, with photos of the graduate from past through present. You can include highlights from past school years, include scans of report cards, certificates, school newspaper clippings, sports team photos and class photos. It can cover memories from all grades K-8 or the four years of high school or college in a single book, or just focus on a single year.
2) Graduation Day Photo Book
For my cousin’s college graduation a couple years ago, I was enlisted by his parents to be the official family photographer. I took photos at his ceremony and then lots of photos of him in his cap and gown along with family and friends. I also made sure to take photos of the interesting campus architecture, the commencement program, and other photos to help set the scene. It made for a great graduation gift for him and his family and we printed a duplicate book to give his grandmother who lives overseas.
3) Graduation Party Photo Book
Many grads and their families celebrate with a big party. Make a photo book to remember all of the festivities!
4) Graduation Party Guest Book
A guest book would be a wonderful keepsake. Why not scan a bunch of photos of the graduate and leave space for guests to write congratulatory messages and wishes for the future?
5) Pre-made Graduation Templates
Several companies like Mixbook, Shutterfly, Picaboo and Photobook America have ready-made drag and drop templates for a book that looks like you spent a long time making it, but only you know you didn’t!
Hope that gives you some good ideas for your photo books!
Congratulations Class of ’14!
By the way, if you’re planning to make graduation invitations, check out my page on custom cards with price comparisons! If you’re looking to make a yearbook check out my “Make Your Own Yearbook” guide.