Share Your Story to Win Our Contest!

We believe that books make the best gifts—especially custom books that put the beautiful and personal in print. We’ve seen a few projects from our book-makers that moved us deeply with how creatively, personally, and profoundly they turned basic pages and covers into the best gift ever. We want to celebrate that in our latest contest that is all about the gift of books.

Tell us your stories about books you made or received that meant everything.

Maybe it was a cookbook of your mother’s recipes after she passed away, or your dad’s old travel slides turned into a travel book. Or maybe it was compiling all your grandfather’s military awards and stories into a memoir.

Maybe it was a gift you gave yourself, where you finally collected your drawings and gave them the printed showcase they deserve.

To win, send us through Instagram the best story of the book you gave that meant everything.

How to Enter

  1. Follow @blurbbooks on Instagram
  2. Upload a photo that best represents your project (Tip: it doesn’t need to be a photo of the book!)
  3. Share your story. Tell us why the project was so meaningful in 100 words or less, using #BlurbBestGift. You can also send your story and your photo to @blurbbooks in a direct message.
  4. Tag a friend so they can share their story too!

Enter before July 16, 2018 for a chance to win.*

What You Could Win

10 people will win a $100 Visa gift card and a $150 Blurb Gift Card. Plus, as a perfect example of meaningful gifting, your story will be considered for a 2018 Blurb holiday season feature!


Baby Shower Alphabet

When Sylvie Lee learned she was going to be an aunty, she got to work making a special book for a very special new arrival.

Sylvie Lee, Baby Shower Alphabet

Martha’s Recipes

By sharing her book, filled with favorite recipes from her mother, Brenda bought a family together and kept happy memories alive.

Brenda Hipsher, My Mother's Recipes

A Year by the Bay

Paris Kim created a book to commemorate her year in San Francisco, gifting herself a printed version of a year’s worth of blog posts that marked her accomplishments of not only making it in the city, but faithfully writing about it.

Paris Kim, A Year by the Bay

Animals Under the Bed!

Meg Smiley started with a challenge to herself to paint animals for 100 days, over time her characters worked themselves into a story, and what started as a gift that shared her paintings with friends and family became the key to launching a new business.

Meg Smiley, Animals Under the Bed

Follow us on Instagram to read more stories about the special books people have made, gifted and received. Don’t forget to add your own for a chance to win.

Ts&Cs: The Contest ends on July 16, 2018 (11:59 pm PST). Ten (10) Contest winners will be selected by Blurb and contacted via direct message within seven (7) business days after the Contest ends. Winner selection and prizes are final and are not transferable. This Contest is sponsored exclusively by Blurb, Inc. and is in no way sponsored, endorsed by, or associated with Instagram. Winners will be featured in Blurb’s Holiday Campaign, which runs from November 1 through December 31, 2018





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