29 Jan 2015

A Gift We Give Ourselves

Every year for the past 4 years we've made family photo albums. We've used a few different companies but the one i've settled on for now is Blurb. They have free downloadable software
BookSmart which is super easy to use and you can make the entire book offline! It automatically saves, which is great because life is pretty interrupted around here! Just a side note, make sure you have the most updated version of BookSmart (you can download the newest version any time) but i had a font issue with this years album, which was quickly resolved by updating my out-of-date version (oops). And by the way Blurb's customer service is fantastic!

I usually try to keep up with the year so that the book is ready to export and print right after Christmas.  I try to have July done by July... but come October i hadn't even started, gulp. Thankfully since I have my photos organized I got caught up in just 5 days (10 months!!!)

Here's a layout from our family trip to Italy...

They also make great gifts... Do you and your family give yourselves a yearly gift?

Right now Blurb has a great deal on ~ 20% off sitewideIt's good until January 31, 2015.
Use coupon code: MYVALENTINES

*This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a very small percentage of the proceeds. But i post about BLURB because i really do love the simplicity & ease of their software and the quality and cost of their large books!