Eli’s 2nd Birthday Photo Book

Guest post by Shutterfly Fan Emilee from Sweetly Made (Just for you)

I absolutely love Shutterfly! Recently, I made my son, Eli a photo book for his 2nd birthday. I used Shutterfly in the past and was happy with the product I received so I was excited to use them again. It has become a tradition now to create a book for my son’s birthday. I hope to continue this tradition for him.

These books mean a lot to me because I put a lot of effort into his birthday parties. I wanted something for my son to see how much he has grown from year to year. I also wanted him to keep these book as memories of his friends and family.

Designing a photo book with Shutterfly is easy but it takes time to make it perfect. This photo book took me a couple of hours AND I was satisfied with the completed project.

I used Shuttefly’s template called, “Planes, Trains, Automobiles.” This template offered a variety of backgrounds and embellishments. Since, I organized a “Train” themed birthday party, this template was perfect. Here is the cover.

I used two different texts throughout the book in mostly a black color. Shutterfly also offered different layouts depending on the amount of pictures you wanted for each page. It was wonderful! I used a layout with two photos and one with seven. I also placed the train embellishment in the middle so that it seems that it is going from one page to the next.

I also loved how you could upload the pictures. After you upload, the pictures are placed on the bottom so you could drag them to the right spot. It is super easy and a real time saver.

I had a ton of fun creating this book. I am definitely a fan of Shutterfly. The book turned out wonderful and I will treasure it forever.


  1. Earl J says

    Hi Julie, I don’t have anyone close to your boy in age, but I still liked your writing and photography and the blog is filled with good ideas. You used a mix of Shutterfly ideas and your own good ideas. Nice book!

  2. says

    This will not only be a great memory keeper for son BUT you too. I look back at all of the birthday books I have made for my children and it always fun for me to remember when they were that small.

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