Shutterfly, a leading Internet-based social expression and personal publishing service, offers an extensive collection of custom, quality photo books, as well as a host of personalized creative photo gifts.
Photo books are a great way to preserve your memories—and make great gifts—whether it’s a gorgeous wedding photo album, a new-baby memory book, a fun-filled family album, an adventure travel album or a personalized children’s book.
Their new Storytelling collection gives you access to exclusive, premium designs, guided styles and plenty of personalized options, so you can create a photo book that is sure to become a treasured keepsake. The collection offers 16 styles with intricate, hand-drawn designs and guided storytelling. Each Storytelling kit includes backgrounds, idea pages and beautiful embellishments—all for $4.99 plus the cost of the book. Individual elements start at $.25 and themes include “Anchors Away,” “Woodland Storybook,” “Kids’ Quotes” and “Handcrafted Wedding.”
The Storybook collection complements Shutterfly’s existing photo book styles, such as everyday, travel, wedding, baby, kids, birthday, seasonal and portfolio books, each with multiple backgrounds and themed pages.
Best of all, you can create your photo book in one of two easy methods. The new custom path lets you customize your photo book just the way you want, by adding, moving and resizing pictures and text anywhere. The books accommodate 1–25 pictures per page, for a total of up to 1,000 pictures. Or you can opt for the simple path, where the company will instantly make your photo book for you. The pictures will be arranged for you, but you can easily rearrange them and add captions. This choice will give you 1–4 pictures per page for up to 500 pictures.
Shutterfly photo books come in 12×12-, 8×8-, 8×11-, 7×9- and 5×7-inch sizes. The softcover paperback books have a matte laminate cover and high-quality paper with a satin finish; and you can add favorite photos and words on the front and back. Hardcover photo books let you choose from photo, cloth and bonded leather covers, with high-quality satin-finish paper inside. For special occasions, the company offers premium lay-flat books with double-thick, professional-grade, satin-finish paper and genuine leather covers with stitched edges. Book prices range from just $11 to $169 for premium books. shutterfly.com