Celebrate the new year with a photo book

by Barbara J Posted on January 12, 2011

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The holidays are over, but the good cheer hasn’t ended! Christmas is my favorite time of year, and I plan to continue the festivities by making a photo book celebrating my favorite holiday moments. Shutterfly’s Photo Book Gallery has a large variety of Christmas and holiday photo books to inspire me. Listed below are a few of my favorites (although I wish I could include them all!). I hope you enjoy looking at the Christmas spirit in each book, and that these examples inspire you to capture your own holiday cheer!

The 25 days of December
By Nirecreations

This book by Nirecreations is an expression of their family’s special memories of the season, from the everyday smells of baking to a simple cup of coffee. It also reflects the love for her family and moments shared with her children. Each page is filled with joy and happiness for the Christmas season. If you are interested in making a book of 25 days of December please visit the Gallery for ideas to help you plan your book.

Note: many of these books are created with design software like Photoshop. To learn more about digital scrapbooking take a look at this introductory article. You can also create a “25 Days of December” photo book using standard Shutterfly photo book templates – I suggest using lots of collage layouts.

Quse’s Cookie Book
By Rebecca

Cooking and Christmas just go together! Quse’s Cookie Book is a great gift idea, filled with holiday cookies and other holiday desserts. It combines her delicious cookie recipes, with Shutterfly’s beautiful Christmas background themes. I would suggest making your lettering in bold for easy reading.

2009 Decorations and Keepsakes
By ScrapSage (Karen)

You will love this book and enjoy Karen’s talent for decorating as seen in each room of her home! As Karen stated, you get to a certain point in your life where many of the decorations require climbing. That may be a great reason to start documenting your decorations in a keepsake Christmas photo book. After viewing this book, I have also made my Christmas decorations in the form of a photo book and Share site page. Think about documenting your Christmas decorations for your own keepsake book.

Fredericksbury 2009
By Elle Snaps (Lisa)

Fredericksburg 2009 is a Christmas trip with family and friends. You will love this beautiful digital scrapbook filled with Christmas holiday laughter! This is a delightful collection of friends having fun in a Texas town called Fredericksburg. I find myself drawn back to this book over and over!

Family Christmas
By Cheri

This book will capture your eye as you look at this family enjoying their family Christmas celebration. Cheri’s creativity along with her digital design talents turn her pages into magical Christmas moments for all to enjoy. I feel like a part of this family as I look through the pages of Cheri’s family holiday cheer!

Shutterfly Christmas Medley Photo book

I have saved one of my favorites for last – a beautiful pre-designed Christmas medley book. Shutterfly’s Christmas Medley photo book was my choice for Christmas Past Book 2007. If this style doesn’t inspire you, Shutterfly offers many holiday backgrounds and layouts to choose from. Take a look!

Do you have a holiday photo book in Shutterfly Gallery that you’d like to share? Post the link to your book in the comments section – I would love to see it!

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  1. BarbaraJ Says:

    I guys, make that book for your family to enjoy. Note my share site has changed to http://barbarajsphotography.shutterfly.com
    Come by and visit, BarbaraJ

  2. ElleSnaps Says:

    Barb!! I love the article! The first book by Nirecreations is one of my all time favorites! I love the idea of making a holiday recipe book too, I just don’t have enough recipes just yet, a project for down the road :) Thanks a million, jillion for including my book too, it was a fun weekend and I relive it everytime I look at that book :)
    Your books are an inspiration Barb!

  3. JamieF Says:

    Love the article……. and thanks for using my momma’s picture! ;0)

  4. Joey Says:

    This is such a great article Barb, It is important to capture those holiday memories in a photobook. I wanted to do the December Daily but i don’t know how to use the templates. I may actually try this using the Shutterfly collage templates as you suggsted.
    I need to check out these marvelous books yu suggested! I love Fredricksburg!!

  5. AnnAbbott Says:

    These are all fab books. I have never made a holiday book and I am not sure why? I think I might try a Daily December book next year. Our month is so full with all kinds of actives it might not be as boring as I think. hahaha

  6. Tiffany M Says:

    Great list of books Barbara! They are all gorgeous and special in their own way. I did a scrapbook this year but next year I may do a digital one. Less mess and probably easier to keep up with through the holiday craziness.

  7. Natalie Says:

    I am always working on my holiday books from past holidays and especially the recent ones as next years gifts! Love the Shutterfly backgrounds and layouts, and they are always coming up with new stuff!!!!! Thanks Barb, great article!
    Natalie

more about Barbara J

I’m a dedicated Shutterfly fan and a member since 2006. I love all things Shutterfly and was ask to become a Shutterfly Guru in the Fall of 2009. I am retired and living on Lake Livingston, in East Texas. I love photography, travel and then creating photobooks! I am a walking ad for Shutterfly, and sharing what knowledge I have of Shutterfly with the community and also in my travels. It is an honor to be a part of a wonderful team of a dedicated Shutterfly family. I love digital scrapbooking, and also the new ANCP photo books from Shutterfly. If you have any questions or need any assistance feel free to contact me on the Shutterfly Forums. Also please visit my sharesite at http://barbarajsphotography.shutterfly.com

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