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My Stocking Stuffer Recipe

Posted By Lara H On December 9, 2009 @ 7:00 am In Photo Book Ideas | 3 Comments

Looking to add a little spice to your holiday season or sweeten a holiday gathering? Here’s a tried and true recipe I think everyone can use this holiday season. It’ll fit in a stocking, requires little time to create, and is guaranteed to be enjoyed by any recipient!


(image by AngieS596 [1])

First, the ingredients:

  • Gather 10 to 30 of your favorite photos from 2009 (or earlier) and add to Shutterfly
  • Season with a thematic saying to help caption the memories

Your photos can be from one occasion (like a party or a trip) or spread out across multiple months and seasons. I love looking through my photos of the year and finding my favorites.


(image by AliEdwards [2])

Sometime the seasonings can be a bit tricky for folks. I found a couple of ideas in Shutterfly’s Gallery that you can use or may inspire another idea. holiday book 09 [1] by AngieS596 uses the ‘Love is…’ saying liberally. AE 5×7 Baby Book [2] by AliEdwards uses simple sentiments to add sweetness to her creation. bday book [3] by lauraE249 spices up her book with a list of reasons her kids are thankful for their father.

Next, mix the ingredients together:

  • Pick your size, any will do, but a 5×7 photo book [4] is easy to take stuff in a purse or briefcase and easy on the pocketbook, starting at $12.99
  • Layout the pages with a photo or 2 and add sayings generously as captions or on facing pages
  • Select a favorite photo for the cover (I like using a full bleed image to really capture your attention)
  • Preview and order

Your book will be done in plenty of time for the holidays. If you don’t get around to trying this recipe for a couple of weeks, make sure to check our shipping guidelines [5] to ensure on time arrival.


(image by LauraE249 [3])

I would love to hear how you add your own spin to this recipe as well as what the recipients think of your creation. Share their reactions below!

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[1] AngieS596: http://community.shutterfly.com/gallery/post/start.sfly?postId=/gallery/1/post/GMGDFg3ZuWTRo4YgzyaC6k

[2] AliEdwards: http://community.shutterfly.com/gallery/post/start.sfly?postId=/gallery/1/post/GMGDFg1Zt2LVyybiLuumyg

[3] bday book: http://community.shutterfly.com/gallery/post/start.sfly?postId=/gallery/1/post/GMGDFg3YM2zlu1cg-WMeHU

[4] 5×7 photo book: http://www.shutterfly.com/photo-books/everyday-5x7-photo-book?cid=PICTURETHIS

[5] shipping guidelines: http://www.shutterfly.com/info/shipping_guidelines.jsp

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