My Dad loves taking photos when he goes away on vacation, but most of the time the photos never end up being printed. He’ll hook his camera up to the TV to show us the photos when he gets back, transfer them on to his computer and then that is it.
I like to try and do fun things with his photos for holidays, in the past I have taken some of his photos and made him a calendar for him to hang up near his desk at work.
For Father’s Day this year, I decided to make him a Photobook from Mixbook.com. I didn’t have the time to make a full fledged scrapbook from scratch – and digital scrapbooking is definitely the next best thing! Especially when you have a website that does almost all the work for you! 😉
When he was at work, I logged into my Mixbook account and uploaded his vacation photos in to my account so that I could make the book without him knowing about it. I took photos from his trips to Seattle, Las Vegas, Delaware and New York City to see the Knicks. I tried to include a variety of photos, though some of the trips he did not take many pictures.
I used MixBook’s Father’s Day themed book and was able to add in the pictures and modify the pages to work with what I was trying to accomplish. I created a nice 21 paged 8 x 6 digital scrapbook for him, in essentially no time! Mixbook had a TON of themed books to choose from, each book having several different types of layouts and “stickers” that you could add to each page. I am such a sucker for stickers, I loved that they had this feature for their digital scrapbooks!
I ordered the book on May 23rd and it arrived by May 28th! I was incredibly impressed with the shipping time and the book looks AWESOME. Fortunately, my Dad doesn’t read my blog (at least, not that I know of!) so I have been able to post a few photos of the pages without completely ruining the surprise for him.
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