Photo Books – a great gift idea

With many people owning digital cameras, our hard drives are overflowing with all the photos that we take. The chance that we will get all those photos into a traditional scrapnook album is slim, so why not take advantage of the technology available, and “scrap” these photos in a different way?

There are numerous websites that now offer the possibility to create your own photo books from scratch. These books make great gifts, and are the perfect way to send far away loved ones a gift they will treasure. Here’s a listing of some of the sites I’ve found, including some with holiday specials.

First take a look at this post on my personal blog, where I reviewed a new site called Inkubook, and include a code for a free book (valid until November 30th.)

Here is a list of other sites, most based in the US, but also a couple in the UK, Europe and Australia

Picaboo – Photo books and cards. Code for 25% off a set of 50 or more cards

Kodak Gallery – save up to 30%

Photoworks – save 20%

Shutterfly – save up to 30% and free shipping on orders over $25. This site has pre-designed templates by well-known scrapbookers like Ali Edwards, Becky Higgins and Jessica Sprague. SImply drag and drop your photos onto the pages!

Photobox – European site

Tescos – UK site

Snapfish – International site! Just select your country at the bottom of the page

Qoop + flickr – use the photos in your flickr account

Smilebooks – unlike most other sites, you can download software to your computer and work on your book offline

LuLu – you can make books for personal use, or for sale

Momento – Australian site

My Publisher – another site that provides you with software to download

Mixbook – use photos already uploaded to sites like flickr, Photobucket and Facebook

Do you know of any other Photo Book sites? Please share in the comments!

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