Guess what showed up on my door step last week?? It’s our 2012 Family Yearbook! Ever since I saw the Petersik’s awesome family yearbook at Young House Love I fell in love and knew that it was the perfect solution for all of those pictures I take every year. Oh and for the record I took a couple thousand this year (yikes…I know) but then I spent hours sorting through them all and then editing the best ones. I can’t even image how many hours I have spent in the past year editing!! Wayyyy too many!
I know some people love to make scrapbooks with all of their photos and mementoes from the year and those people deserve some serious love! I have tried…trust me, they just never turned out how I planned. I think that is the reason I fell in love with the idea of digital photo books. There are so many companies out there now I just wasn’t sure where to go. I read a lot of reviews on tons of different publishing companies but for what I wanted everything kept pointing me back to MyPublisher.
What amazed me was that tons of their customers (just like YHL) were more than willing to share their amazing projects, how easy the software was and what a great experience it was to work with the company. Now that’s what I like to hear! MyPublisher runs specials all the time so you can catch some pretty awesome deals. The only setback I found was that they have a 100 page limit on their photo books – yes I know to most people that is a lot but do you remember how many pictures I told you I take a year?
It was SO easy to make my book. I was planning on spending DAYS working on it…it took crazy perfectionist me only 3 hours! I’m telling you all I did was download the software, pick out my photos(which it synced with iPhoto!), chose a theme and pushed the amazing “auto build” button and TA-DA!!! I went back through and added some pages and changed a couple of the layouts but overall I didn’t have to do much work at all!
My favorite feature was how easy it was to change the photo layouts. For example I had 5 shots of the kids at Halloween with the pumpkins. I went to the page layout and selected “5 photos” and then was given a whole handful of different options. That way I could select which combination of portrait and landscape layouts would work best with what I had. It is amazing! Did I mention how easy it was? Oh and by the way I am not being paid or given any perks from MyPublisher, I’m just saying I love my book that much!
The colors turned out absolutely beautiful! I’ve ordered other printed products where they come back and you are scratching your head wondering how they looked so good on your computer screen and now the final product looks like…well you know what I mean! Another awesome feature…they have layouts that are square for your Instagram photos! Yeahhh!! As you can see below I had maybe a couple or so Instagram photos that I added in!
Since I got our book I’ve been going through all of our old photos and doing a little house keeping in hopes that I can order a couple more photo books sometime in the future! I’ve definitely been a slacker when it comes to finding a good way to showcase all the photos I take. I think life just got a lot easier!!!
How do you keep track of all of your families memories??