DIY: Father's Day Photo Book

This year there are a lot of firsts for me and my family with a new little one in our lives.... and we are loving every minute! :) My husband is great with our son. They play and Seth teaches him which is awesome and so rewarding to watch as they grow together. I knew he was going to be a great dad but I didn't know it would be like this, which is surpassing every expectation of awesomeness that I had.

This year was my husband's first official Father's Day so I wanted to create something special for him. I wanted it to be something Mason would love too. So I came up with this "My Daddy & I" book for my husband to treasure now and for Mason to enjoy later... kiddos love hearing stories about when they were younger/babies and this would be great for that!

I used MyPublisher for this book because I had a Groupon for it which saved me some big bucks because photo books are not cheap. My experience with MyPublisher was ok. The book turned out great but putting it together was difficult (the user interface was not so easy to use and time consuming). I also was not really a fan of how they require you to download the software in order to put the book together. In the past I have tried Mixbook and Shutterfly.... Mixbook is still my favorite for ease of use and generally price because they have deals at least once per month.

The book I made is a culmination of photos showing Mason and Seth doing this together and/or similar things they both do. Some of the pages included: My Daddy & I like to play soccer, like to nap (a lot), like to be silly, like to play with the dogs, etc. Here's a snapshot of some of the pages....

It was fun to make and a sweet, memorable gift they can both enjoy for a long time. :)


1 comment:

  1. That’s just the perfect Father’s day gift! I’m sure your husband was touched by the gesture. This is the kind of gift that’s worth keeping for a lifetime, so it seems you made sure to carefully choose the photos and materials, and use a high quality printer to produce this treasure. Good job on making such a memorable gift!

    Faye Fowler @ Master Copy & Print