Thursday, December 20, 2012

Our Weekly Very Merry Gift Idea from - Through The Years Photo Book

At last, we have reached the last desperate hours of gift giving. With only 5 days to finish your sprint to the big day, the Make My Books team has one more idea to help you build the perfect photo book.

Through The Years

 In the holiday season, we share memories with friends and family, rejoice in the lives we've lived and people we've become. We think of family members passed and new lives beginning. We've all experienced those moments when we wished we had all of our favorite snapshots from years gone by right at our fingertips. This year, select your favorites and compile your own Through The Years photo book. From long lost ancestors to family vacations, your memories can be shared each day in the form of a beautiful keepsake!

Remember, Make My Books is offering 15% off your photo book purchase until 1/2/13. Simply enter promo code HAPPYHOLIDAYS to receive your discount!

School Years

As our children grow, the images of their youth become hazy (as I write this post, I can think of moments when I could not tell which baby was which when looking at photos). With a keepsake photo book from Make My Books, you can see your child grow year over year!  

Growing Up - Choose images from your child's early years and compile a photo book as a reminder of the joy you felt in watching your little one grow.
Elementary Days - School pictures and elementary school events make perfect memories for a custom photo book you can share with the whole family.
Junior High Life - Share the memories of first dances, good friends, and events that may be forgotten in the hustle and bustle of every day.
High School Memories - The road to adulthood is filled with images of love, friendship and success. Share these memories for years to come with a keepsake photo book.

What are some of your favorite family memories that belong in a keepsake photo book?

Monday, December 17, 2012

School Fundraisers Can Be Healthy and Profitable

From the Center for Science in the Public Interest:

"Virtually all schools in America raise funds to pay for supplies and equipment and to supplement other school activities. Most schools (76%) hold between one and five fundraisers per year, and one in four schools holds between five and ten fundraisers per year, making school fundraisers a common, and often constant, part of students', staff, and parents lives."
"Many school fundraisers involve the sale of unhealthy foods. Of the schools that sell food through fundraisers, 76% sell chocolate candy, 67% sell high-fat baked goods, and 63% sell non-chocolate candy. "

Make My Books ( is proud to offer a healthy alternative to traditional fundraising!

Read more from CSPI about healthy fundraisers that are also proftitable!



Friday, December 14, 2012

Our Weekly Very Merry Gift Idea from - Youth Sports Photo Book

Only 11 days until Christmas. If that thought makes you nervous because of the shopping still to do, we're here to help! Once again,  a Very Merry Gift Idea from Make My Books may be just what you need to finish up that Christmas shopping.

This week, we are recommending a Youth Sports Photo Book. If you spend your weeknights running your kids to and from practice and your weekends on the sideline, you are probably sitting on a treasure trove of photos. Action shots, candid moments, wins and losses...all collecting digital dust on your computer. What better way to bring those pictures back to life than with a keepsake photo book? With a keepsake Youth Sports Photo Book from Make My Books, family members around the country can share in the joy and memories of your young ones sports adventures.

One Last Gift

The last few gifts for the kids can be the hardest to buy. Once all of the toys, technology and clothes have been bought few options remain. A Youth Sports Photo Book can be a great way to share your pride in their accomplishments with the kids themselves. What child wont relish in the idea of seeing their own adventures on the pages of a book? Their youthful moments splashed on every page will provide memories to last them a lifetime! Visit our website to get started! 


Make My Books is proud to offer fundraising programs for Youth Sports organizations. With so many options to raise money, why not do something unique that provides value to everyone involved. If you have a young athlete, talk to you your organization about keepsake photo books as a great option to raise money! Learn more about our fundraising opportunities on our website

What special sports memories would your child love seeing in their very own keepsake photo book?

Friday, December 7, 2012

Our Weekly Very Merry Gift Idea from - Special Day Photo Book

Well, another week has passed and you're still in need of ideas for the perfect gift. Look no further. A photo book from is a perfect gift. Need more? How about an idea...last week we talked about Kids-Art Photo Book. A great way to share the creativity of your favorite little artists. This week, lets talk about that special day...whatever it may, birth of a new baby, even holidays. Each special event has the ingredients for a perfect family keepsake...a photo book from!

Special Day Photo Book

No matter what the occasion, days that are near and dear to our hearts almost always include photos. From professional to candid shots, a keepsake photo book allows you to share your day with family and friends...while giving the perfect, personal gift.

How to:
  • Collect your favorite candid and professional shots from your day and compile them into a folder on your computer or disk/external drive.
  • Find (or create your own) poems or quotes that fit the occasion and image to include in your photo book.
  • Visit and begin making your very own keepsake! 
  • Create one and purchase as many as you like to give as gifts.
Getting Ready for that Special Day?

If you're preparing for an upcoming special day, plan ahead for creating the perfect gift! Ask friends and family to bring their cameras and share their candid shots with you. Including their pictures in the book as well is a special touch. If its a large event, like a wedding, consider providing your guests with disposable digital cameras which you can collect after the event! A great way to turn everyone into your photographer on that special day! is currently offering 15% off your photo book purchase of any size between now and January 2! Simply enter promo code HAPPYHOLIDAYS when placing your order.

What are some special events in your life that would make a great photo book gift?