Make a Father’s Day Photo Book That Comes From the Heart

Whether it’s his first Father’s Day or 10th, one thing we know for sure, Dads love getting photo books. They neatly and sweetly capture memories that mean so much to him.  So, let’s talk about what to include in your Father’s Day photo book (other than pictures of course). We’ve chosen one of our newest designs , but there are many Shutterfly styles that would work just as well.

Once you’ve found a style, decide how you want to tell your story; a chronological ‘look back’ over the previous year, or a combo of special moments and milestones?

Once you’ve added your pictures (I like to organize mine using the Storyboard feature), you can really have fun writing captions to express your young kids’ feelings about their Dad, or let the older kids write out their thoughts about Dad. Then, use embellishments to help tell the story of each page.

Remember, most styles offer three or four page background color options, so choose colors to complement your pictures or stick with a single neutral tone throughout. It’s up to you.

Went to the beach…

  • Built a giant sand castle
  • Ate yummy corn dogs
Love you because…

  • You’re the best snuggler
  • You taught me how to ride my bike
  • You showed me how to throw a baseball
  • You’re the greatest dad ever
My Dad/Daddy has a big heart…

  • He takes me out for pizza
  • He shows me how to build stuff
  • He tucks me in at night
  • He tells me so
Things I like to do with my Dad:

  • Saturday batting practice
  • Go to the movies
  • Play at the park
  • Boogie board
  • Build puzzles (really hard ones)
  • Eat ice cream
  • Play hide and seek

If you don’t find an embellishment within your style that captures what you’re trying to say, remember, you can use any embellishment from any style when making an All New Custom Path photo book.. Just click “see more embellishments” to view them all.

If your kids are at the age where they make a lot of art projects, scan them and create some ‘gallery’ pages to feature their favorites. As a bonus, you can get them off the refrigerator and know their original brilliance has been documented and archived for future reference.

I hope this gives you some ideas for this year’s Father’s Day photo book. Have fun!


  1. Joey says

    I love the new books specified for Father’s Day. Fun embellishments too…i bet lots of dads will be getting one this year.

  2. says

    Sometime I think people dont think that Dad would love a photo book of their kids. I think it is a perfect gift to give and or drop off at work so Dad can always show off their kids to co workers.

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