Tuesday, July 12, 2011

my photobook anniversary gift


My anniversary gift to Tommy was a Mixbook photobook completely customized by me.  It was the visual narrative of our first year as husband and wife - we had a doozy of a year together and I wanted to capture those moments in a way that we would never forget them.

Up to this point, I have made photo books from Kodak, Snapfish, and Shutterfly...but honestly...Mixbook was, by far, the best.  The best custom options, best backgrounds, best layouts and best add on stickers do-dads to add to the pages.   A bit like scrap booking.  However, there are options to add your own pictures to their amazing pre-made backgrounds as well - next time I might do that.

The fist thing I noticed when I got the book in the mail was that the picture quality was sharp and fantastic.  I  poured over this book and am very proud of the results.   It was a surprise for Tommy, and I think he was touched with the sentimentality of it all.  I can't wait to start on Clara's baby photobook!

By the way, Tommy's gift to me was a pair of Rollerblades with all the protective gear...so fun! 


8 comments:

  1. Wow! That is so cool!

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  2. What a great anniversary present! I used mixbook to put together my wedding album and I really like them too. And thanks so much for the really sweet things you posted about my quilt yesterday:) The project is really special to me because it's a memento from my wedding and it's a skill my grandmother is passing down to me. It's pretty impressive that did yours start to finish all by yourself!

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  3. i did the same thing for my husband on our first anniversary. he liked it so much we plan to make it a yearly tradition. since we don't always print out our digital photos it is so nice to have some to look at on paper once in awhile.

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  4. That is such a wonderful present! Nothing beats photos (and videos) since they capture moments that will never be repeated. The ones of your daughter will be absolute treasures!

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  5. i love this...I'm very much a photo book person...so much easier than actual scrapbooking. I'll have to check out your recommendation...how was the price in comparison to the others?

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  6. love it. your photo book of the year almost makes me cry. what a special year....and a wonderful way to capture it. i just recently did our wedding photos....i love to just look at them and reminisce. anyways, so happy to see that you three are happy and well.

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  7. Thanks for sharing about Mixbook! I've never heard of it, but I'll keep it in mind for the future.

    Also - rollerblades! You are brave! I think I've only used a pair once in my life...when I was about 10!

    stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

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