The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift – Blurb Photo Books
This post is sponsored by Blurb® and all opinions are my own. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but how many of us really take the time to print photos anymore? Apart from one here or there, it isn’t something I’m exactly diligent about, so when Blurb® asked me to create a photo book using their free and super easy downloadable professional templates, I jumped on it! An independent, creative book making platform, whether you want a hardcover book or something in magazine format, Blurb® has options for everyone. And talk about the perfect Mother’s Day gift!
Blurb® Photo Books – Getting started
I got started going through the swatches they sent for me to review. You can order these in advance for $7.95. This lets you take a look at all of their paper options in advance. I had a tough time choosing! When you order the swatch kit, they’ll also send you a promo code toward the purchase of your book.
Since I wanted a casual coffee table book for wedding photos, I decided to put together a 13×11 hardcover with 24 pages. It was fun to walk down memory lane. Using their BookWright publishing software I got to work. For the most part, it was extremely straightforward. I did experience the system timing out a few times and I did have to close it and get back into it. Luckily, it automatically saved my work pretty regularly. There were some fun options like frames for photos, color for pages and adding text. Narrowing down my photo selections was the hardest part!
Blurb® Photo Books – Customizing
I loved that I could add quotes and special touches like frames around my photos. My favorite part was being able to customize the spine of the book. Once I hit the order button, I was like a kid waiting for Christmas to arrive.
My Blurb photo book actually arrived early in super adorable packaging. I opened it up and the finished product was extremely impressive. I was a little bummed about some blemishes on one of the vacat pages, but I cannot complain. The book is beautiful. I must have thumbed through it twenty times!
The colors are perfection and the black and white photos are crisp. Lines are clean and the colors displayed on my screen were pretty darn accurate.
Blurb® Photo Books – Coupon Code
Now it’s your turn to create a Blurb® photo book of your own! For 25% off your order, use COUNTRYLIFECITYWIFE at check-out*. And yes, this is the perfect Mother’s Day gift, but don’t forget stepmothers and dads, too. Really, it’s a perfect gift for anytime. 😉 What kind of photo book would you create? Would there be a theme or would it be a collection of a lot of memories over time? Share in the comments!
Now before I go, let’s cover the legal stuff:
*Terms & Conditions: Offer valid through May 15, 2017 (11:59 pm local time). Valid only for photo books uploaded to and purchased through your own account. A 25% discount is applied toward your product total with no minimum or maximum order amount. This offer is good for five uses, and cannot be used for digital purchases or combined with volume discounts, custom orders, other promotional codes, gift cards or used for adjustments on previous orders.
Happy creating, everyone!