Thank you to Shutterfly for partnering with me on this post.
If you’re looking for an easy and meaningful Father’s Day gift idea, you’re in the right place!
It is truly a beautiful thing when you can give a gift that is both easy to create and incredibly meaningful. For Father’s Day this year, I decided to create a photo book full of photos of my husband, highlighting him enjoying his role as husband and father in our home. I love photography and have external hard drives full of photos to prove it. Where I struggle is getting them out of my computer and into a format where others can enjoy them! Scrapbooking takes way too much time and even photo books seem like a struggle because, once your photos are uploaded, you then need to go and arrange them. Well, guess what? Not anymore thanks to Shutterfly’s Make My Book Service!
I sat down at my computer, browsed through my photos (which are very organized on my computer/external hard drives), and quickly put together a folder full of photos of my husband with my children from as far back as 2000 when my son was born. That was such a fun experience in and of itself. I had forgotten so many things! I then uploaded my 150+ photos (I believe you can upload up to 800!) and for an extra $9.99 the Make My Book designers created my book for me! I was able to pick the overall “theme” of my book, give them a couple more instructions on how I wanted it laid out and I was done! I kid you not when I say the whole process took me about 45 minutes!
A few days later, I received an email saying my book was ready for me to look at. I was able to go in, make any changes that I wanted and place my order… it was amazing! Sitting there and moving each photo into place on each page would have taken me HOURS. Making a couple changes here and there after the designers had laid it all out for me took me minutes.
And, of course, then this was the beautiful result…
…my husband and kids sitting around and looking at all of the photos from the last 17+ years that they either had never seen or had not seen in a long time. We all loved looking through the book, reminiscing about events, remembering details, and telling stories. Each page celebrating my husband and all of the adventure, fun and love he brings into our family.
Father’s Day Gift Idea: Shutterfly’s Make My Book Photo Book
I can’t think of a single tie or golf club or gift card that could possibly be as special and as meaningful as this photo book for Father’s Day. It now sits on our coffee table and I keep catching my kids and husband (and myself!) picking it up and looking through it. Truly a treasure!
So head over to Shutterfly today to try it out! It’s totally free to use the service and you only pay if you actually order a book. Go take a look and play around with it! The Make My Book interface is so user-friendly and I couldn’t believe the quality of the photo book once it arrived! This is the perfect Father’s Day gift idea and I can’t wait to make more to celebrate other special people in my life.
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