As a mom of two, who owns a digital camera, I take a TON of photos. Everyday.
The thing with digital photos is that you often take so many and then they sit on the camera or the hard drive or maybe land on your blog. Living in the digital age doesn't require us to print them out to view them so you don't see a lot of photo albums these days, unless you're a scrapbooker.
I've recently discovered, and fallen in love with, digital scrap booking. But there I was with all of these digital layouts stored on my computer. Then I discovered Shutterfly photo books from a digital scrap book site. I had found my answer.
I can upload MY OWN digital scrapbook pages to Shutterfly and end up with a beautiful, professionally bound book filled with my layouts. But maybe you're not into scrapbooking in any form; Shutterfly still has options for you too. The simple path requires little more than adding photos and captions. The custom path offers more options to customize by allowing you to resize photos, move photos, and move text. There is an option for everyone.
The photo books come in five different sizes, from 5x7 to 12x12. You can get hard or soft covers, padded or cloth, leather or faux lizard. The options are endless!
My family LOVES these photo books. I am currently working on my third book and I can't wait to finish it and have the bright, orange Shutterfly envelope arrive in the mail. My girls love flipping through these books, reliving our family memories. Holding that book in your hands is so much more special than flipping through pictures on a computer.
The also offer Christmas cards, invitations, calendars, and birth announcements. And, of course, prints.
Shutterfly has graciously offered me an 8x8 photo book (my favorite size) for writing my honest opinion about their photo books. My honest opinion is that you should get one for your family because they are an awesome way to preserve your family memories. So I have decided that I am going to offer the free photo book to one of my readers.
If you'd like to win, leave a comment sharing your favorite childrens book. I'm looking to up my collection. Don't forget to leave your contact info. I'll draw the winner at random on Friday, August 5th. I'll email the winner with the code for the free book as soon as Shutterfly gives it to me.
Can't wait to win and have a blog? Sign up for a chance for a free photo book from Shutterfly.