Mother’s Day is fast approaching and after my popular post featuring a Mother’s Day gift idea of beautiful glass accessories I wanted to share another idea. This time I’ve been looking at creating a coffee table Photo Book with Albelli – one of the largest European photo book suppliers active in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France and the United Kingdom.
Last October half term we took a family holiday to the Lake District. The weather was beautiful, the scenery breathtaking and we had a marvellous week. I have a collage of photos on my kitchen wall from that trip but though it would be lovely to commemorate those gorgeous Lake and Mountain views in a Photo Book.
Now I have heard of, and used other online photo printing companies and hadn’t come across Albelli before, but when I found out Albelli photo books had been voted No.1 by The Gadget Show, I gave it a go. Ranging in price from £6.95 for a small pocket photo book up to £54.95 for an extra large landscape book with linen cover, I plumped for a medium priced portrait book 21cm x 28cm with 24 pages costing £24.95. This includes a linen cover (with a lovely choice of colours). If you wished you could include other things such as a photo on the cover, glossy pages, or lie flat pages too if you’re willing to spend a bit more.
Creating the book was good fun once I got the hang of the software which I’d downloaded to the laptop. Loads of options to play about with, lots of different layouts from modern to classic (my choice) and a great tool to swap the photos about on the page. For my book I didn’t add captions but this is easy to do as well. The whole process took about an hour, and most of this time was playing about with the layout (not because I needed to but because I could!). Before checkout I reviewed the whole book through a slideshow just to make sure it was all ok. And that was that. Job done!
I ordered 2 days ago and already I’ve been informed the book has been despatched! Super fast turnaround, and I can’t wait to see the finished product.
So why not finally commit those treasured photos to print and have some fun creating a book that will last many years. What a great Mother’s Day gift for a stylish addition to your living room decor. Order from Albelli by the end of March 11th for delivery by Mother’s Day.
Albelli kindly let me order the photo book for free. The comments and opinions are genuine and my own.