Thursday, August 25, 2011

Shutterfly Photo Books - Review and Giveaway

I am one proud momma, and I love to show off pictures of my little girl. Ever since she was born I have gone crazy with photo mugs, photo calendars, and of course the ever popular photo books. I have photo books from her  first Halloween, first Christmas, first vacation, and many more. A picture is worth a thousand words and a book of pictures tells a priceless story.

I recently had the opportunity to try out Shutterfly's site and create a photo book. I was really excited because the site is fantastic. It's easy to navigate and everything is clearly labeled. They offer a variety of things including announcements, Christmas cards, and photo greeting cards. Photo greeting cards are always a big hit with loved ones!

The upload process was easy and within a few minutes I had an entire album filled with pictures. I then used this album to create my book. There are a wide variety of book themes and styles.  A really cool feature is that you can either have Shutterfly put your pictures in your book for you, or you can do everything custom to how you want it.

I had Shutterfly put my pictures in (they went in by date order) and then I went in and edited whatever I wanted. I was able to move pictures, change the layout, add embellishments, and of course, add text.

The entire process was easy and I had a custom book ready in a few minutes. These books are also really affordable and would make great gifts for grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends. You can make them for a special occasion or just fill them with your favorite photos. Priceless.

My book hasn't arrived yet, so I can't speak to the quality of the finished product. However, I am optimistic that it will be great! And I will be sure to let you know as soon as it arrives! But the check out process was easy and smooth. And you promptly receive a confirmation e-mail. Overall, a great experience!


GIVEAWAY: TEN lucky winners will receive a code to create a FREE 8x8 photo book (shipping is not included)
 
HOW TO ENTER: Leave a separate comment for each entry and be sure to leave your e-mail address!

MANDATORY ENTRY: Tell me what story you would tell!


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This giveaway ends on September 8, 2011 at 5:00 pm EST. One winner will be chosen by Random.org and notified by e-mail. Please respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be selected. Good Luck!

59 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE a photobook!! I would make a "summertime fun" book for my kids :) Wish me luck!! :) trbotongue at yahoo dot com!

Laurel said...

Mason just turned ONE!! I would tell the story of his first year of life! :)

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emmy's closet said...

I LOVE shutterfly! I woulde either do all of our summer 2011 memories or maybe save it for Christmas!

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Krista said...

I'd tell the story of how I adopted an adorable kitty, Cleopatra, and how she adjusted over the first year of her life with me!

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just me and z said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Shutterfly books! I make them allll the time. I just made one two days ago for my daughter's first day of kindergarten. I have books of every one of her birthdays, and her "years"-- year one, two, etc. She is five now, so we have a whole collection! I would probably use it to make a book of her artwork that she has created. She is so artsy and loves to paint and draw. I would love a coffee table book of all of her creations.
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Jeannine said...

I would make a book off all the fun we had this summer


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Shannon said...

I would get one made from our upcoming vacation to Toronto

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nightowl said...

I woud tell the story of our trip to Disneyland.

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Elmo Fan said...

I would tell the story about my summer vacation!

strawberry said...

In the photo book I would put pictures of our trips to the zoo in it and tell the grand kids about the animals.
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Anne Hall said...

I would love to create a year in review book. Thank you for the chance to win!

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Roxanne said...

I would create a book of our first family vacation to Branson this past weekend with my grand daughter. We had a great time and I would love to make a book to remember all of the wonderful times we had.
Thanks for the chance to win.
Roxanne

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Jenerally Speaking said...

I love their photo boos. We love making them! I would love to make one of all my daughters art work!
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Gale said...

I would make an ABC book!

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