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I bet you take hundreds if not thousands of photos a year. They are mostly of things you love, like your kids. Let's take these precious photos off your hard drive and create something tangible because hard drives fail and it could be a thing of the past.  In this presentation, we'll explore 5 elements that makes photo books meaningful and how to make it last for generations. 1. Photos tell my story. What's the story I want to tell? What do I want to remember and feel again when I look at these photos? I could use 1 image per page to make a point, or put a few photos in a collage to show details. 2. Add text. Use text boxes in the book making software to tell more about my story. Blurb.com is the easiest book making system I've used. In the photo book, I could use quotes from famous people, quotes about the kids or cute things they've said. Include things I want to remember like what they're like at this age. You could even write them a letter and include it in the photo book. 3. Make a book that will last. This is something I want to share with my grandchildren one day. Make it durable so it'll last. Make a hardcover photo book and upgrade to thicker paper. All these upgrades are affordable and worth it. This is an heirloom photo book, remember? 4. Display your photo books. Photos are meant to be seen and shared. Display them on your coffee table or put it on the photo ledge beside your other art work. 5. Store it well. When the books are not on display, be sure to store it well. Lay it flat and keep them in a cool dark place away from direct sunlight. If you like this presentation, visit my blog post for 5 meaningful photo book ideas. http://blog.theconnectionweshare.com/?p=5336 Happy book making! About Amy Lee and The Connection We Share I'm a memory keeper, chocolate eater and a kale chip maker. On the blog http://blog.theconnectionweshare, you'll find lots of fun ideas to help you connect and bond with your children. There are fun crafts and activities for you and your kids to create new experiences with. There are healthy snacks to keep you nourished. There are photo tips so you could take great pictures of you and your children together. And if you need parenting insights, I'll share my journey with you.

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CREATEMEANINGFUL

H O W T O

PHOTOBOOKS

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PHOTOS

I bet you takehundreds if not

thousands of photos ayear.

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PHOTOS

They are mostly ofthings you love…

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PHOTOS

They are mostly ofthings you love…

like your kids

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CREATELet’s take these precious

photos off your harddrive and create

something tangible . . .

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CREATELet’s take these precious

photos off your harddrive and create

something tangible . . .

because hard drives fail

(knock on wood)F A I L

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CREATELet’s take these precious

photos off your harddrive and create

something tangible . . .

or it could bea thing of the past

(think vhs)X

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5 ELEMENTS

Let's explore 5 elementsthat makes

photo books meaningfuland how to make itlast for generations.

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01PHOTOST E L L M YS T O R Y

What’s the storyI want to tell?

What do I want toremember

and feel again?

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01PHOTOST E L L M YS T O R Y

Use 1 imageto make a point

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01PHOTOST E L L M YS T O R Y

Or a collageto show details

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02 A D DTEXT

Use the text boxesin the book making

software to tell moreabout my story

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02 A D DTEXT

Use the text boxesin the book making

software to tell moreabout my story

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02 A D DTEXT

Use quotes . . .

Famous quotes fromwise people

Quotes aboutyour kids

Cute things yourkids said

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02A D DTEXT

Include things youwant to remember

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02 A D DTEXT

Include timereference

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02 A D DTEXT

Maybe write a letter

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02 A D DTEXT

Here are some morephoto book ideas and

examples

SHOW ME MORE IDEAS >>

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03MAKE ITLAST

This is something Iwant to share with my

grandchildren oneday. Make it durable

so it'll last

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03MAKE ITLAST

Make a HARDCOVER

book

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03MAKE ITLAST

Upgrade tothicker paper

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03MAKE ITLAST

All these upgradesare affordableand worth it.

This is an heirloomphoto book,remember?

All these upgradesare affordableand worth it.

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04DISPLAYTHEM

Photos are meant tobe seen and shared.

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04DISPLAYTHEM

Display them onyour coffee table

Put it on the photoledge beside your

other art work

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05STOREIT WELL

When the booksare not on display,

be sure tostore it well.

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05STOREIT WELL

When the booksare not on display,

be sure tostore it well.

Lay it flat

Keep them in acool dark place

away from directsunlight

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LIKE THIS PRESENTATION?

Visit this blog postfor 5 meaningfulphoto book ideasAnd I just might

have a coupon formy favourite photobook company =)

SHOW ME MORE IDEAS >>

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HAPPY BOOK MAKING!

I'm a memory keeper, chocolate eater anda kale chip maker.

On the blog, you’ll find lots of fun ideas to help youconnect and bond with your children.

There are fun crafts and activities for you and your kidsto create new experiences with.

There are healthy snacks to keep you nourished.

There are photo tips so you could take great pictures ofyou and your children together.

And if you need parenting insights,I’ll share my journey with you.

SEE THE BLOG >>

About Amy and The Connection We Share