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I have always been a huge fan of Shutterfly. I started making my first daughter books every year and they are priceless treasures. Really though. She’s five now and I love seeing her five books that capture her life to this point.
I used to be super stingy about letting her touch these books because they were a LABOR of LOVE. They took FOREVER. Days, weeks, months – I had no desire to do this project because it was a task that never ended. I mean, to add the pictures, the memories – all of it? It would take days and days. I love the memories and I love the photobooks, but who has the time to devote to a photo book?
When I heard about Shutterfly’s new option to “Make my Book” (check it out) I was skeptical. I admit, I’m a control freak and I like my books a certain way with a certain print, etc etc. But I tried it.
GUYS. I AM NEVER GOING BACK. It was too dang easy and convenient. Instead of DAYS (maybe even a week) of work, I spent an hour or two editing what was already done.
All I did was submit my pictures and answered a few questions. (Shutterfly tries to get a feel for your style and what you’d like, and then – SUBMIT. Done. Voila.)
I sent my images in and it was only a few days later I get an email from Shutterfly saying my book was DONE. Ok – that was ridiculously fast.
I viewed my book, made a few changes, and DONE. I’m not kidding when I say days and weeks were saved by using the Shutterfly Make my Book program. It’s $9.99 for someone else to do 90% of the work for you. Again, I was skeptical – “Is it really worth the $10?” YES. YES IT IS. I know your inner control freak is doubting – I get it. Trust me on this one. Stop making excuses and get started HERE right now!
I also love to add on an envelope for all the loose things I like to keep with my Shutterfly books – Again, I’m a control freak and I love organization.
Don’t be underwhelmed looking at my small handful of New York memorabilia – we did A LOT, but it was mostly food. Lots and lots of food. There was no way to bring home all the places we ate in NYC!
I hope I have at least piqued your interest with the Shuttefly Make My Book program (check it out here!). I am excited to try it again – maybe this time I’ll give the artists a challenge.