Yes, Virginia, there’s still time to make a gift book. Here’s how.
We know, we know, we’re getting pretty close to the wire, holiday-gift-wise. But don’t you worry—we’ve got you covered. You can still make a beautiful gift book this year that is anything but last-minute (looking, at least). Here are a couple of quick books you can make for just about anyone on your list.
Make a book from your Instagram photos
If you’re like many of us here at Blurb, a lot of your more interesting photos this year were captured with Instagram. And those handy filters even make even the average shots look artsy and professional. So this holiday season, share your love affair with Instagram and turn your photo art into a great-looking book.
Just get started with our online book-making tool, connect to your Instagram account, flow your photos in, and choose the ones you want to include in your book. Your Instagram snapshots will be on full display with our fixed-format layout, which features one of your beautiful square photos on each page. You can then rearrange your pages and choose your cover photo.
Oh, and if you’re looking for a little design oomph—with no extra work for you—try our Designer Collection photo book templates.
Make a custom weekly planner
You probably have some people on your gift list who are incredibly organized in life. And you probably have a few who aren’t. So if you want a make a personal gift book that all of them can use, make a personal planner. All you need, really, are 15 or so photos and a list of calendar events that you want everyone to remember. Here’s how easy it is:
- Download our free book-making tool, BookSmart, and choose the “Weekly Planner” template.
- Select the date range for your planner and the size—Pocket or Trade.
- Select the photos to include in your planner and choose the layouts for the pages that will include images.
- Build your pages with images and text (comments, captions), and design your cover
- Proofread, preview, and order!
It really is easy, but here’s a step-by-step tutorial that will show you exactly how to do it.