The last time I did the family albums was the day Edith was born, back in 2009. As I slowly get back into things one of the first things on my list was to catch up on these.
The ever-important family heirlooms; I remember my first attempt at a family album I was outside in Mt Albert, Photobox prints in one hand, a can of spray-mount in the other. In the end I ran out of glue and only did about half the photos. Alison then told me about Blurb – and what a total life-saver that was.
I love looking back at these – an amazing way to remind us of what has been and gone. We can look back to jog our memories, who wore that dress to that party? How did Astrid look after her operation? What was that detail of that past house?
Just little things. Little bits of our lives that are so very precious. And so wonderful to look back on. These books will be priceless in ten, twenty years time.
This year I noticed Blurb have got some fancy paper options so I went for the premium matte, which I must say is lovely and thick, and most definitely very matte. My photos do tend to come out a bit dark – unless they are the bright light photos, which come out perfect. It’s great I can now also print as many pages as I like. I still totally stand by the paperback landscape option and super-simple type.
Love it! Thanks Blurb :)
My next book is already underway – this time not a family photo album, but my first story book. Watch this space – they are going to press in a month!