Tell your best Father’s Day story

by Rachel B Posted on May 10, 2010

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Here are a few quick tips to help you make your best Father’s Day book.

What story are you trying to tell? Thinking of your photo book as a story will help you create a better experience for your readers, because you’ll be sharing more than a collection of photos, you’ll be sharing a journey. Here are some themes to get you started (these are just “brainstorm” ideas – no obligation to use them whatsoever).

a. We love you Dad

b. The best things about Dad

c.  Just like Dad

d.  Dad’s favorite things

What kind of Father’s Day story would you tell? Let us know by commenting on this article.


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  1. BarbaraJ Says:

    My daddy would always say, “Oh Father’s day is just another day!” I still would make his favorite foods, and favorite Chocolate pie. My favorite father’s day was just having my daddy to hug and tell him how much I loved him. I would thank him for all the wonderful years he gave his favorite little girl. I would also say “Daddy I love you”. My daddy would tell me he was the very first man I kissed! Love all the old stories. I would name my book “Tell me again Daddy”. They were all special to me. Thank you Rachel for sharing.

  2. Joey Says:

    I like the book you featured above with the little boy. That book is so adorable. I’ll have to check out your other books you mentioned above.
    I made my dad a Father’s Day/birthday book. It was the year he turned 70 and at the time, I didn’t think to do a book for him on his birthday in January. So I combined the two events and made them into one book. I used older photos, & recent ones, and had everyone in the immediate family write messages. I think he liked it. He’s a hard one to buy for, so I thought this would be perfect,

  3. AnnAbbott Says:

    These are fabulous books. Taking time of honor Dad is so important. I really enjoyed making a book for my husband from our three children. I made the book as a Christmas present but could have easily been a Father’s Day gift too. To date it is one of my favorite books I have made with Shutterfly.

    Check it out:

  4. slynn721 Says:

    For my husband’s Father’s Day book I made it about our son’s first year. Our son is 9 months old so it’s the very first Father’s Day. Since my husband was gone for about 5 months with the military we also included a “When you were gone…this is what I did” section.
    I’m really excited to see how it turned out.

  5. SuzanneH Says:

    I made a book a few years ago for my husband for Father’s Day and he loves it still. I took the lyrics from Bette Midler’s “Wind Beneathe My Wings” and transcribed one or two lines on each page. I tried to match the backround papers to the specific lyrics on that page and put in pictures of our three boys that I tried to match to the lyrics as best as possible. The last few pages, each of us wrote him a note about how he is special to us individually. I love the way it turned out and we all still look at it often and reminisce! Here is a link so you can check it out.

more about Rachel B

Thank you for visiting “Picture More”, Shutterfly's Community Blog. My name is Rachel, and I come from a long line of photo enthusiasts. My grandparents kept a large (and heavy!) collection of family photo albums in their living room, which my sister and I loved looking through. My mother continued the tradition by becoming a hobby photographer (phrases like “smile, “hold that pose” and “let me get my camera” were a constant part of our lives). Now my sister and I are avid camera fans. She takes beautiful pictures of her children, and I enjoy capturing the many far-away places my husband and I visit. What I love about Shutterfly is that it helps me turn my photos into meaningful keepsakes like photo books, calendars, and photo gifts (I love my coasters, posters, mug and mouse pad!). My memories are now a part of my everyday life, not living in a shoe box or hard drive. And what I love about "Picture More" is that it will help us get even more creative with our pictures. I'm excited to exchange ideas with all of you!

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