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How to Make a Family Photo Book

I just finished making our family photo book for 2015.If you noticed I always create photo books to keep memories. But, there are times I am behind. Earlier I used to print photos and keep those in store bought photo albums. But now, I am addicted to online photo book making. It is really easy, organized and durable too. On the other way, this is the best way to print family photos which use the most of the space of our home computers and phones. I am sure you also have phones with full memory simply because of lot of photos captured every day!

Family photo albums online

To make our year in review family album online, I used Mixbook and it was really easy to use their photo making software. I am really happy that I could finish the family photo book within few hours. One of the best advantages of making photo albums online is that we can easily use text to write down a note about the photos or the moment. We cannot use such feature when we print photos at home using printer or by visiting a nearby studio.(unless we do photo editing with text on it)

How to Make a Family Photo Book?

Here is the few easy steps to make your year in review family photo book.

First gather all your memorable moments in to a folder.You may need to go through all your photos and select the best photos which you want to print in the family photo book.

Once you gathered all the photos,go through each photos and edit those to look the best.You can use this free photo editing software for simple editing such as adjusting brightness,sharpness and exposure.If you want to do more editing,they also have a paid version.

Once your photos are ready,next is to create the family photo album.

First visit Mixbook and create an account for you.

Then select the photo book option and select ‘Year in Review’ photo books.There are different themes available.You can go through all the themes and select the best theme for your family photo book.If not,don’t worry.You can easily create custom pages using the Mixbook photo layout options.

How to create a family photo book

Once you select the theme for your photo book,start making the book.It is really easy.Click the start book button and it will take you to the photo book making software.

Upload the photos.It only takes few minutes.

How to create a family photo book

Once uploaded, it is time to adjust the layouts if need.There is also ‘Auto fill’ feature which automatically adds the photos to the album.

If not you can easily add the photos in a preferred order using the photo page layout options.The photo book making software is super easy to use and you do not need to download it.

When I create my family photo book,I first used the ‘Auto fill’ option as it gives the photo album with photos arranged in the order of the dates taken.Then I adjusted the layouts and order as I wish.That way was easier for me.

How to create a family photo book

Once the page layouts are completed,then I used the text options and other things such as stickers to make the photo book look nice and meaningful with memories.

Finally,I could make a beautiful photo album using the moments of 2015 and I am awaiting the printed album.Once I receive the album,I will share the photo book review.Till that you can start making your family  photo album using the best photos of the year!

Do you make family photo albums for each year?

Artisan State Photo Book Review (Zno Photo book Review)

Update:Now this photo book company is called as Zno.If you are looking for Zno Photo book review,still this review is valid as both are the same companies.(Only a name change) This Zno Photo Book review also features Zno Layflat, 20 pages, 6×8, hard photo cover book.which I bought for $5 trial offer.

I really like making photo books for my son’s events. With my experiences so far, I found that photo books are durable and a quality way to keep photo memories in one place than creating an album with printed photos.

Zno-Photo-Book-Review

Zno Photo book Review

Earlier I created photo books with montage and Blurb. If you read my reviews on Montage Photo Book which I made for his 1st year memories and the Blurb Photo Book review for his first month, you’ll see how much I am into creating photo memories. I know most moms love to be creative with their kids.

Now my son is going to be 2 years old and for me it is so fast. I still remember his 1st birthday party. Suddenly when it is time for planning his 2nd birthday, I found I still haven’t created a photo album for his 1st Birthday.

Finally, I ended up creating a photo book for his first birthday with Artisan State. Actually I searched on Google for photo books and found Artisan State. I also found that they have a good offer these days. That is for new customers, they can order their first photo book for just $5.Quite a bargain price, right? If not, their usual price starts from $30.Another interesting thing is their shipping charges. It is only $5!

Zno Photo book Review

Zno Photo book Review

So, here is my Artisan State Photo Book Review which I only paid $10 including shipping charges.(Also read our Mixbook Photo Book Review)

(Disclaimer: This is not a free product for me. I paid $10 for both book and the shipping cost. This post is entirely to share my experience and about the offer with others who read this post)

The offer price applied to a Layflat, 20 pages, 6×8, hard photo cover book. There are other items also available for $5 trial offer such as Little Black Book and Wood Custom Frame.

For birthday photo album, 20 pages are just fine. Their software is easier to use and there are several page layout options. So, I could arrange photos in different styles.

Zno Photo book Review

Zno Photo book Review

In first two pages, I used 10 photos which show the details and decorations of the party. Actually I expected to see very small and unclear images in the photo book. But once I received this book, I found very clear images even those are very small.

Artisan State Photo Book Review

Zno Photo book Review

Other than that, photos are very clear and neat. Layflat option makes it easy to go through the book. Each page is thick enough and seems these are durable.
Overall, I really like with this Photo book purchase. If you are looking for making a photo book, why don’t you try their $5 trial offer? (for a limited time period)

Also check my favourite photo book creating company.

How to Save Money from your photo books?

Here are some of my tips on how to save money or how to buy photo books for really cheap rate.

Once you visit your photo book company,sign up with them and start creating your photo book.If you are in rush ordering your photo book,then search in Google for coupons and promo codes for the said company which you created a photo book.

If you can wait for about 1-2 weeks,then you may able to earn more than 50% discounts in most of the time.

When you sign up with Newsletter ,you will receive their deals and coupons daily.Grab the best deal and order your photo book for really a bargain price.

Just imagine creating a quality and large size photo book for around $30,but ordering the same book for $15!That sounds great when the book is larger and when you have enough space for all your photos with attractive layouts!

I do this all time.

How about you?Do you create photo books for family events?

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