Make Your Own Book for the Holidays (Photos, Recipes, Stories) #win

Blurb is without a doubt my favorite company to create books with. Most often I design photobooks, but one of my most creative ventures was to make an ABC Super Hero book when my children were younger to help them learn their ABC’s!

Pretty much you can do anything. Put together photos from a wedding, from a birthday party, from throughout the year. Compile your poetry, your short stories, your family recipes. Make a unique book for each member of your family, or make something so special that you need to order multiple copies to give to everyone.You can keep your book private or make it public to sell. And the design options are endless, with a variety of backgrounds, papers, cover styles and book sizes to choose from.

Below are a few books I’ve worked on in the past using Blurb. They are my favorite when it comes to quality and customization. You can make the pages look HOWEVER you want. You aren’t limited by pre-designed layouts. For an easy book, they suggest using Bookify online. With that option you can create ebooks and books using Instagram and Facebook photos. I personally like downloading and using their Booksmart program, totally customizing my photo and text layouts. Finally, there is Blurb for Professionals for full creative control.

And here is a screenshot of the book I am currently working on, a Recipe Book. For the most part I have to go on a hunt every holiday through various index cards to find the recipes I use the most – Sweet Potato Pie, Rum Balls, Cheesy Broccoli, Coquito, Mantecaditos. I thought it’d be SUPER to finally compile my family recipes into one book, complete with photos of the dishes I make. Once again, this one is going to take a few months to compile as I cook my way through these next few months!

Screen Shot of Holiday Recipe Book:

Now I want my readers to have the opportunity to get creative! I am going to be giving away 3 photobook codes over the next three months! Just use the Rafflecopter Widget below to enter!

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This is solely the opinion of the Mom Buzz. Other people may have different experiences with the product. And don’t forget to enter my other hot contests so you can win and try buzzworthy products! The Mom Buzz was not compensated for this buzz. TheMomBuzz did receive a book code to create a book from Blurb.

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  1. amber cartwright says:

    a vacation book with camping and travel to the or coast, redwoods, and crater lake

  2. Jessica Fox says:

    I would make a photo book with pics of my family!

  3. Jessica Beard says:

    I’d make one for our Disney trip.

  4. I’d love to create a book about our summer vacation.

  5. I’d make a photo book. I’m in the process of getting all of my pictures in print. I wait until I find a deal or free book and start where I left off with the last book. Hopefully some day, they will all be printed.

  6. Jessica S says:

    I’d create one from vacation or summer fun!

  7. I would do one of my photography portfolio 🙂

  8. I’m using Blurb to make my son’s baby book.

  9. I would create a baby book for my son!

  10. Stephanie Larison says:

    A photo book for my daughter, she loves looking at pics!

  11. nannypanpan says:

    a book about my sons school

  12. I’d love to create a book from our first year of marriage!


  13. I’d make a family photo book to recap the last year.

  14. Family photo book to highlight the last year!

  15. I would make a book about my children to give to my parents for Christmas. Thanks for the chance.

  16. Kristy Thiel says:

    I’d do a book for my daughter’s second birthday!

  17. I’d create a book for my step-daughter of her homecoming dance and festivities. Thanks.

  18. tina reynolds says:

    I would do a christmas book with photos of the kids

  19. Kimberly B. says:

    I would make one of the Fall activities my family has done.

  20. A recipe book.

  21. christine jessamine says:

    i would love to create one for my kids

  22. holiday books – halloween & christmas!

  23. Sharon DiAmore says:

    I would make a photo book of my son surfing.

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