Mixbook Year in Review Books

Mixbook year in review photo books
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:

Mixbook advantages

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!

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4 thoughts on “Mixbook Year in Review Books

  1. I am glad that you are comfortable using Mixbooks. I have never done that type scrapbooking. Since I have my normal scrapbooking equipment, I will continue doing it my way. There is a tinge of sadness in my heart that you are not still “scrapbooking.” There is a certain feeling of creativity you can achieve with the way some pages turn out that I cannot imagine feeling with Mixbooks. But I appreciate the lessened time involvement, which for you would be quite meaningful.

  2. If ever I decide to do another book, I trust I’ll remember the name of this company. Some day, when all the dust settles, I’d like to make one regarding the baby I raised in Africa. But there’s a lot of dust that will have to settle before I can do that.

    I’m glad you’ve found a way of digital scrapbooking that you enjoy.

  3. So wonderful to see what you have done using Mixbook. I have a project I’d like to do on it but have never taken the time. You are such an inspiration! Beautiful work you have done on this site.

  4. I purchased a similar book from another company at a very low cost on their “special”, but yours looks and sounds much better than mine. The one I got had quality pictures, but some of them taken off of Facebook were repeated here and there throughout the book of 15 pages or so. Remind me next Christmas to do Mixbook instead. Joe loved the one I tried, but I was disappointed in it.

Thanks for taking the time to comment. I enjoy hearing your thoughts.