Buying an old style photo album can be fraught with problems – can’t find the style to match your old ones, too many pages or sometimes too few, not enough landscape or portrait sleeves to suit your photos and, after all that organisation of the pages, you have to neatly write little points to remember locations, dates or names in the photos!
The new way to create the perfect place to display your digital photos is with personalised photo books with specialized software on the internet. We have used good UK sites such asAlbelli, Blurb and Photobox as examples. Photo books can becreated in many sizes with various types of covers including hard cover, soft cover or covers made from premium products like leather, linen or padded. The best thing about creating a photo book is that you really have no limitations. At the simple click of a button if you want to increase or decrease the amount of pages in your book, you can!
Photo books give you the opportunity to create a ‘theme’ for your photos to really tell a story and put you back in that moment. Instead of those beautiful cheeky photos of the kids being lost on a white background, you can add a blue and yellow stripy coloured background or maybe little polka dot borders around the image or cheeky monkey embellishments on the page to really compliment the photos.
Making a photo book online allows you the flexibility to design your masterpiece any time of the day even at midnight. Most popular photo sites have streamlined the personalised photo book creation process so that we can create our own book in less than 15 minutes. After you have downloaded the content it normally takes about 5 working days for the finished rticle to be delivered.
One of the most attractive aspects of a photo book is price when compared to a traditional photo album. Photo books can be created and purchased at a far less expensive price than a traditional photo album. Selected photo books can be created and purchased for as low as £15. Even the difference price is great when you compare the pricing all the “scrapbooking” materials to customise the album.
The finishing touch to a photo book which makes it really make it special is the ability to add personal text including dates, names, locations, poems to match the occasion, wedding vows or song lyrics – each page is visual, interactive and will definitely have a place where it will be seen rather than in the cupboard outside of view.
Finally, and perhaps to highlight the need for careful planning and protection, we might visit the well maintained National Trust for Scotland property at Malleny Gardens to view the 400 year old clipped Yews known as the Four Disciples. As you might expect there were Twelve – the others having fallen foul of the action of previous owners of the property.
For more information see www.treewarden.org.uk\edinburgh