One of my absolute favorite things to do is taking pictures of my kids. I’m sure I get on their nerves with my constant, “Alright, hold that post!” and “Just one more time…now say cheese!” but it’s an obsession and one that I take great pleasure in. Since owning a digital camera (for years and years) I find myself not having prints made as often as I used to, maybe it’s just the convenience of sharing my photos on Facebook or Flickr, but I have become lazy when it comes to making paper copies of my babies pictures. This laziness was never more evident than when I got out some old photo albums recently to reminisce with my girls, I realized that I had TONS of photos of my oldest daughters, but only a small handful of the babies. As much I miss having copies of their photos I don’t miss having to to deal with acquiring them, but the problem still remained that I didn’t have photos of my babies. An even bigger problem is that my mother doesn’t always have access to the internet so she never gets to see pictures of her grandbabies…I hate that she feels left out, but I also dislike having to go through the motions of ordering prints for her.
Recently I found a company that makes sharing your photos a unique, thoughtful, and easy thing to do…LuLu.com. At Lulu you can self publish and print your own books, photo books, ebooks, recipe books, calendars—you name it, you can probably make it at Lulu! Did I mention you can sell your books too? With Lulu you can choose the size of your book, pick a theme from one of their many options, choose your layout, upload your pictures, personalize your books and viola you’re finished. It really is a very easy way to share your photos.
I had the opportunity to publish a photo book from Lulu.com a few weeks ago for my review. First off I must say that the prices are VERY fair, the finished product is gorgeous and makes an incredible gift for almost anyone and any occasion! I registered at Lulu.com and within a few minutes I was uploading and arranging photos in my book. I choose a 8.5 x 11 inch hardcover book for my review. I got to choose the layout, picture orientation, and personalization of the pages…I really felt that I had full creative control over my book. Of course, I chose to do a photo book starring my family, but the possibilities with Lulu are endless! I couldn’t help thinking as I was constructing my book that this would be the perfect gift for my mom who misses out on quite a few special moments with my kiddies!
I know that this photo book will make the perfect gift for my mom for Christmas…and now she won’t miss out on all of the crazy, funny, adorable moments with her grandkids! You can check out a Demo of how the self-publishing process works on Lulu here!
Guess what? The people at Lulu want one of my Misadventurous readers to have their very own photo book from Lulu.com too!
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This giveaway ends on November 16 , 2010 at 11:59 PM EST. One winner will be chosen via Random.org and announced in a separate winner’s post. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me and claim their prize; failure to do so will result in winner forfeiting his prize and me choosing a new winner.