Every so often I have a mini-freak out that I'm not printing out enough photos, not taking the time to fill up photo albums like my parents did for us...that I'm not creating real, tangible ways to preserve our memories, outside of just amassing external hard drives full of pictures and video. It stresses me out regularly, which may seem silly, but I really love looking through my parents' photo albums and I wish I had been doing the same since day one. It can feel so overwhelming though- and when I think about going back and printing out so many events and special times, I want to crawl up in a ball and cry! But then once I come to my senses I remember there is no time like the present, right?
So when Blurb contacted me about partnering up to create a book, I was excited. I've been thinking that creating photo books of our travels was the way to go, but I always felt like the process would be either one, annoying and tedious, or two, the quality wouldn't come out how I wanted, essentially just wasting money. But with this partnership I had a great excuse to just bite the bullet and try it.
I knew I wanted to make something special for my mother-in-law's birthday to commemorate our family trip to St. Thomas- and what better way than to make a photo book? The process was very, very simple. I used their online upload tool and just uploaded the photos I had already edited and used in my blog post. All of the photos were from my iPhone too (a couple from my GoPro but that's it), which I think it important to note! I tweaked a few here and there- zooming in or out, added a title to the spine...and no joke, fifteen minutes later I was done. Yes!
I will ABSOLUTELY use Blurb again, outside of this post. The quality was just fantastic, as was the software. It was easy to use, a pleasure to create the book, and I would recommend the service to anyone!
Have you tried Blurb before? What did you think? Here are some photos from the book I made- thanks so much for reading!
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