We take so many photos of our families. Like, a lot of them. But most never leave our cell phones or go anywhere past Instagram and Facebook.
It’s something I whine about all the time, to be honest. How I have so many amazing photos and not enough of them in my hands. If I remember a moment I want to show someone, I have to pick up my phone and scroll for 30 minutes just to find it. Gone are the days of getting out the family photo album.
I have a new solution though. And seriously, pay attention moms, because it’s a good one.
We all know we can print out these photos in a number of different places already. There’s local printing, at-home printers, monthly services and of course complicated photo books.
I adore photo books and I’ve printed them for years but I have two main problems with them. First of all, so much of the time the good quality book software is such a pain to use. I do not want to have to feel like I need a design degree to use them. Second, they can get expensive and I find myself having to pick and choose which photos or events or milestones I really want to put in.
So I partnered with Chatbooks to tell you all about the best way to get your photos in your hands.
With Chatbooks everything is so easy. You download an app, connect Facebook, Instagram or your camera roll. Then, you pick the ones you want to add to your 6×6 or 8×8 photo book. Zero designing, just pick the photos and they are added in, one on each page. You’ll choose a softcover or hardcover, pay and it ships. Books start at just $8.
Their slogan is that you can make a book in 30 seconds and it’s entirely true.
Not only is it fast and easy, but since they are small and inexpensive, you can make a lot of them and have individual themes. We made our first one with all the photos of our trip to the beach and at the end of the summer, I plan to make one with all of our summer adventures.
You could make one for a birthday party, a vacation, a holiday or a season. Think about having a little book of every Christmas! When they are narrowed down like this, you know right where to go to find all the pictures of that camping trip you took last summer.
I’m seriously obsessed and will never go back to getting photos printed any other way! Go check out Chatbooks.
Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.