Thanks to Mixbook for sponsoring this post, which contains affiliate links. Mixbook did not pay for my book; I did, and it was worth every penny :)
One of my tasks in January each year is to create a “family yearbook” of the year that has just passed. This task is always fairly arduous, as it involves clearing off my camera card into folders on my computer, labeled by month. I cull through my photos, keeping the best ones from each month. Then I clear off my card for the new year (I try to do this throughout the year, but I almost always fall behind. This year, for instance, I had photos from way back in August still on the card).
Mixbook — Making it Easier to Preserve Your Memories
Anytime I catch myself complaining though, I remind myself how much easier it is to make year in review books than it was just a few years ago. Back then, I did traditional “scrapbooking,” which involved dragging out decorated papers, stickers, paper cutters, photo edgers, fancy scissors, photo splits, and so so SO much more. Sometimes, by the time I pulled out all my supplies and arranged them, I was tired of the whole endeavor that I didn’t even feel like actually arranging my photos into layouts!
So, it was a bit of a relief when companies sprang up offering “digital scrapbooking.” Mixbook is one of these — in my opinion, the best. My daughter got me going with Mixbook (I’d begun with a competitor). She loved using Mixbook to create books of her marching band memories each year. I made a book using Mixbook’s site, and I enjoyed it too. My one issue with Mixbook was that I had the perception — rightly or wrongly — that they were more expensive than some other sites. However, they frequently offer deals that keep their prices competitive. Speaking of which, right now they’re offering 40% off all Photo Books through 1/19. That’s a great price — it’s the deal I used to make my 2016 family yearbook. Would you like to see it? Thanks to the wonders of technology, here it is:
What do I like about Mixbook? Several things. Their design process is what I’d call “smooth.” They display the photos you upload along the side of the design screen. The photos are easy to drag into layouts that you can choose. There are many “stickers” to choose and drag into place, and change the size of. Unlike some competitors, Mixbook does not charge extra for certain backgrounds or stickers. They have helpful “chat” personnel — I had an issue while creating my book, and within five minutes of online chatting with someone from Mixbook, my problem was solved quickly and easily.
We’re still in the early days of 2017. Why not create a 2016 book of your family memories, while the memories are still fresh? My book is supposed to arrive today, and I can’t wait.
Have you made a photo book with Mixbooks? Share any tips you have in the comments!