Photobook Templates, Themes,
This might be a bit like "what I did on my summer vacation" from our school days, but we all have had a great vacation that we'd like to remember with a photo book.
All of my pictures from Bryce Canyon deserve to be in a book along with all the other National Parks we visited. Or, you might have made a lot of small trips and they can be combined into a book too. So the travel book can be from one trip, or the highlights from many trips.
Besides, your friends will be more likely to look at your pictures if they are put into an attractive photo book!
|Family History Book
Such a special photo book idea, a history book with a page for each relative will put some order to that old family tree. But, a family history book can be more than just a bunch of old pictures.
When you are putting together the book it is the best time to ask relatives what they remember about certain pictures. For instance, if you asked the little boy in the picture at the left what he remembers about that day you'd probably get a few good comments that might really add a lot of feeling to the book you are making.
You might need to scan some old pictures to create this photobook layout, so check out our scanning information.
There are many times that a cookbook is a great gift: A family cookbook is a perfect photo book idea for a holiday or birthday gift. The cookbook can contain pictures of the prepared recipe, the cook, or the family enjoying the meal. It doesn't need to be limited to just the recipes!
When a child moves into their first apartment a family cookbook with all their favorites will be a favorite keepsake.
This type of project where you need to store recipes and pictures to create your cookbook photobook template.
|A Few of My Favorite Things Book
This is a great Idea Center project to start from scratch. Set the mood by playing "A Few of My Favorite Things" while creating your own personal list of favorite things. Then you can have fun with this and take pictures of all of these 'things". Add a bit of text on why these are your favorites and you have something that you will enjoy forever.
You can also start this photo book idea with the current pictures you have and create favorite categories such as trips, holidays, pictures, meals, outfits. You get the idea. Then put their pictures into your photobook template and add some text about why each thing is a favorite.
I mentioned playing "favorite things" and that gives another favorite -- your could have a book with your favorite lyrics and pictures that goes with those lyrics.
|A Year in Review Photo Book
Everyone likes to highlight each year as it passes. A Year in Review Photo Book is one of my favorite photo book ideas.
The simple photobook template discussed on this page looks at one of my years and shows you how you can think about highlighting a year of your own.
|Sports Photo Books
Parents spend a lot of time watching their children in various sports. These are wonderful times to take pictures to remember their glory days. Idea Center: Making a Sports Photo Book discusses how to Choose a Theme That Fits Your Child's Motivation if you have a child who participates in more than one sport and you want to combine the different sports into one book. Sports photography is a little different than everyday photography so there are some tips on Taking Better Sports Pictures. Snapping that pix of a moving target is a lot different than when everyone is standing still!
If your child is into one sport and spends most of the year doing it you could also make a yearbook. Creating a Gymnastics Yearbook hits on several tips to use when making a yearbook for your own sport loving child.
Kids photo book ideas are projects that are either put together for children or done with the help of your kiddos. Kids' Photo Projects offers several different types of projects that will help jump start these ideas. Use children's artwork, family books, and books that help your child learn! Even create a special toddler memory book!
A special book you can make for your child is based on the "Where's Waldo" books. A "Find the" Photo Book is made from pictures highlighting your special child's favorite item.
Children love stories. What photo book idea could be more fun than a story book featuring them as the hero or heroine of the story?
There are two variations of the ABC type book. The first variation on this photobook template is where you create a page for each letter of the alphabet. The secret of using this type of caption is that all the words relate to the chosen theme. For instance, you wouldn't use the word "Ghoulish" for the letter "G" in a Christmas book.
The second variation of the ABC book is to choose a word and create a theme for each letter. The most popular example would be using the word "Mother" as "M is for the million things she gave me...".
Work in ProgressAs you gather your pics together, you might find you don't have all the pictures you want in the book right now... but that you still want to share the photos you have. Making a Photo Show is one thing you can do. Visit our Photo Show DVD page to find out how to make your own photo show.
What Photo Gift did you make?
So join with me and share which photo gift you made. With your help we can catalog a wide variety of photo gifts and photo books. Each project will have its own webpage and will be created through the use of the form below. Each project should list the purpose, what photo book publisher you used, any other resources you needed to create the project. You can also upload a picture -- that can be a picture of the gift when it arrives or a picture with the gift recipient.
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