Creating a Baby’s First Year Photo Book

I’ve been a terrible, no good, horrible blogger lately. Forgive me as I try to  get used to being back at work during the day and feeling like I am always chasing a crazy boy around while simultaneously trying to cook dinner and feed a three month old during the late afternoons and evenings. 

You might assume that this post has to do with compiling pictures for Cayia’s future first year book, but you would be wrong. This post is about Porter’s first year book–yeah, forget the fact that he’s almost three. It has taken me this long to create his first year book. Actually, I finished it a few months ago, but regardless, it did take me about a year and a half after he turned one. Pathetic, I tell ya.

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I used Shutterfly for some other books that I’ve made in the past, but I wanted to try Mixbook because I had a friend who made some gorgeous books, and I wanted to check it out. 

The hardest part was deciding which pictures to include, but I am really happy with how it turned out! Here are some of my favorite pages. 

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I adore this picture of David and Porter! mixbook-5mixbook-6 mixbook-7 mixbook-8 mixbook-9 mixbook-10 mixbook-11

You can even upload your instagram photos! mixbook-12 mixbook-13

You can view the whole album here

Overall, I was very pleased with the creation process–they have tons of templates that make it super easy–and I was even happier with the final product. The customer service is top notch, too. The first book they sent me had an error on the cover, and not only did they replace it for free, but they sent me a gift card to use for a future purchase. 

Right now through Monday, September 7 everything at Mixbook is 40% off with code LBD40.  You can also get a 20 page 11×8.5″ hardcover photo book for only $19 with code LBDYBKS (a 52% savings!) And no, this isn’t a sponsored post. I was truly just that impressed with Mixbook and their service. 

My goal is to make Cayia’s first year book a lot closer to her actual first birthday. Maybe with Mixbook, that will actually happen. 


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