Mother's Day Photo Book:
a Creative Gift Idea for Mother's Day
Why do you want to create a Mother's Day photo book? Because she's wonderful! Mother, Mom, Mater, Mamam, Mutter, Muter, Moeder... all spell the title of that special person in your life who-- the one who deserves so much to be honored on this special day.
With a little planning, you can give mom a special Mother's Day photo memory book to celebrate her this year. Whether you are 6 years old or going on 60, your mother will love getting something this special that you did yourself.
We went through a number of photo book printers looking for great personalized photo Mother's Day gifts. By far, the one that stood out the most was Picaboo's Mother's Day photo memory books.
While some of the other publishers have specialized Mother's Day photo book themes and backgrounds, Picaboo wins hands down for having the best ideas for Mother's Day memory books.
Picaboo Mother's Day Themes and Background Ideas
The following is a list and a brief synopsis of each of the different Mother's memory books you can make at Picaboo for your mother or grandmother.
All of these Mother's Day photo book themes can be found in the left-hand menu on this page.
Mom's Brag Photo Book
There's nothing like a smile on the face of a mother or grandmother as she shows off pictures of her children or grandchildren. A Brag Book is a perfect gift for this. Small enough to carry in a purse, your mom or grandmother will love showing these pictures to family and friends.
Gather all your photos together and don’t be shy about asking other family members to contribute. Once you have them together in a folder on your computer (don’t forget you can also used scanned photos), create a new book in Picaboo and arrange your photos either in chronological order or by child. Either way, mom or grandmother is going to love this book!
"Without Mom, who would...?" Photo Book
Show mom that you really appreciate her with this Mother's Day photo book, a fun tribute to a busy mom and all she does for her family. From doing the laundry, to getting meals, making lunches, soccer practice, and everything else a mom does during the course of the day.
Start by making a list of everything your mom does that you’re thankful for. Using this list, take some candid pictures with your camera while mom is doing some of these tasks.
Put all your photos in a folder on your computer and then transfer to a new book in Picaboo. Use text boxes, starting with “Without Mom who would …?” on your pages with your pictures.
My Favorite Memories Mother's Day Photo Book
With this book, remind your mother of all the special moments you have shared, and the many ways she has made a difference over the years.
Look through old pictures and write down any special memories about traditions, events, vacations, etc. that you and your mother have shared. Scan the older photos and save them as high resolution (300 dpi).jpg images. Add them to a new book in Picaboo. Afterwards, add your text and you’ll have a wonderful collection of memories as you reminisce together.
World's Greatest Mom Book
Present your mom with a book that highlights 20 reasons why she’s the best mom in the world. You’ll have to brainstorm to come up with the TOP 20 reasons, and it may help to look through some family photos. They will remind you of all the fun activities you have experienced in the past.
Create the book in Picaboo and dedicate one page to each of the 20 reasons on your list. Add photos that illustrate each of the reasons or simply include favorite family photos.
Children's Funny Sayings Photo Memory Book
You can give your mother or grandmother a festive photo book filled with funny sayings or escapades. Everyone will have a wonderful time laughing and reminiscing about all the silly things that happened over the years.
Think back to all the silly things you and your siblings did as children. Then locate some photos of each child at several different ages. Scan as needed and create a new book in Picaboo. Add your stories and sayings to the pages and you?ll have a book of all those wonderful memories!
A Flower for You Mother's Day Photo Book
This book of flowers and letters is a fun way to create a book filled with special messages and pictures of each child in the family holding a beautiful flower. If the children are elementary school age, they can create their own special mother’s day message and choose the flower they want to “give” to mom.
In addition to special messages and flower pictures, you can include drawings and artwork created just for mom. Digital pictures can be taken of the pieces of art, or scan them and save them as high resolution (300 dpi).jpg images.
A Mother's Influence Photo Memory Book
Celebrate your mother’s positive influence and tell her thanks for all her dedication and support throughout the years. Highlight the many ways she has had a positive influence on your life.
Make a list of all the ways your mom has influenced you for the better. Gather pictures that illustrate the items on your list. Scan your photos and save them as high resolution (300 dpi).jpg images.
Put text to the pages with the pictures, saying how your mom influenced your life for the better.
Mommy and Me Book
Celebrate Mother's Day by filling a book with pictures of you and your mother or grandmother at different stages of your life.
Simply gather all your favorite pictures of you and your mother by scanning them and saving them as high resolution (300dpi).jpg images. Arrange them in chronological order as a new book in Picaboo. Complete your book with backgrounds in your mom’s favorite color and customize with stores of your times together.
Mom's Favorite Recipes Photo Book
Celebrate your mom's accomplishments in the kitchen (if she loves to cook) with a custom cookbook filled with her (and your) favorite recipes.
Type out each recipe in a word document and arrange them in categories (appetizers, side dishes, main dishes, desserts, etc.). This will allow you to both organize and spell check before adding to your Picaboo book.
Photos of the various dishes would be nice, but if not possible, take a picture of the main ingredient. Or use family photos to illustrate your cookbook.
Once you've gathered your recipes and pictures, create a new book in Picaboo and select the ?Cookbook Theme?. Copy and paste your recipes and personalize with pictures.
Mother's Biography Book
Create a personalized biography that honors your mother's many achievements.
Gather photos, keepsakes and stories from your mother’s life. Other family members will be helpful to talk to, including close family friends.
Create a digital copy of the items you wish to include by scanning and saving them as high resolution (300 dpi).jpg images. Add them to Picaboo and customize with stories on your pages.
Click here to look at all these photo book ideas for Mother's Day.
Also, keep in mind that coupons for these books can usually be found on our Coupon Page around Mother's Day.
Shutterfly's Photo Books for Mother's Day
You can also find some great Mother's Day photo book ideas at Shutterfly.
While they don't have as many specialized books at Picaboo, their photo book creation software is flexible enough that you can make just about any kind of book.
Below, read about some of the different Mother's Day memory books you can get at Shutterfly. Or click the banner below to go to Shutterfly's photo book gallery, where you can get ideas from the Mothers Day photobooks others have created:
Shutterfly's Mother's Day ABC Photo Book
One fun Mother's Day photo gift idea at Shutterfly is to make an "ABC Book" for your Mother. First, list every letter of the alphabet and write a word that applies to you and
your mother. You can be sentimental or funny but this list is just the beginning. When you have completed a word for
each letter go ahead and write any other thoughts that apply to this letter. Next step is finding pictures that apply
to the words and phrases that you have written.
12x12 Celebrate Her Memory Book
This elegant book, also by Shutterfly, is designed especially for Mom. Sentiment headlines are provided to get you started. Multiple
color options are available along with hundreds of easy-to-use backgrounds and layouts.
OurHubbub Photo Books for Mother's Day
OurHubbub Photo Books
has a beautiful spring time cover available with spring themes and background pages. This would
also make a beautiful cover for a Mother's Day photo memory book.
PhotoWorks Photo Books for Mother's Day
These two books by PhotoWorks
are lovely and would be perfect for Mom and/or Grandma!
Creating Your Mother's Day Photo Book
Along with some great ideas for Mother's Day photo books, we've also got some other tools to help you put together something really special for mom.
You can also find a few great samples of poems and quotes for Mother's Day that you can use in your photo book for Mom. You also never want to forget grandmothers on this special day of honoring the motherly figures in your life. So here are a few poems and quotes about grandmothers to use now or save for September 13, Grandparents Day.
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