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I don’t know about you, but holidays and birthdays tend to creep up on me. I do my best to try to stay ahead of things and I’ll try to help keep you on track too!
Here’s some upcoming holidays – I don’t know whether St. Patrick’s or Easter are big photo book topics for you, but they could be part of your year in review book.
St. Patrick’s Day – March 17
Easter – April 8
Mother’s Day – May 13
Mother’s Day is definitely a great reason to make a photo book and you have plenty of time to gather those photos from the past year, or do a fun compilation of photos from years past – especially those of mom sporting some crazy hairdos and fashions. My mom is the main reason why I started making photo books in the first place as she’s not a computer person. She doesn’t use e-mail and she’s not on Facebook (thank goodness for that!) If I didn’t make photo books, she would never see any photos of her grandchild. Last year I made her a photo book all about her and of course she loved it – check out my Mother’s Day photo book ideas here. Want to see how my mom’s Mother’s day book turned out?
READY-MADE PHOTO BOOK THEMES
Short on time (who isn’t?) and want a completed theme ready for you to drag and drop your photos into? I scanned some photo book companies to see if they offer a guided theme. Some companies really focus on themes, loads of backgrounds and complete templates for special occasions or holidays, while others only provide a handful of options. That’s why it’s hard for me to single out the “best company” – each project is different and I pick different companies for the specific features or products they may have. (A sale however will always catch my eye and is the perfect time to try a new company!) These companies below offered a number of cute options for St. Patrick’s Day, Easter and Mother’s Day!
All of the themes I’ve posted above are FREE for use by the company. These following themes from Shutterfly however are “premium themes” from their new Storytelling Collection. They cost an additional $4.99 per ordered book, but if you pay for a premium theme, you get access to all of the premium themes which includes all the backgrounds and clip art. You can also pick any of the items a la carte if there’s a item or two you want to include but not the whole theme. As you can see they have a lot of cute embellishments and some unique layouts – the ones below were the ones that caught my eye, but you can check out the whole collection here. The pregnancy photo book themes, could make for a wonderful present for a new mom for her first Mother’s Day!
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