Creating Digital Photo Books, new SocialPic App and Snapfish Giveaway

I am a big fan of getting your photos off of the computer, off the memory card and into your hands.  Yes, print your photos.  I think it is almost becoming a dying art.

The other place people now store their photos and actually treat as a photo album is Facebook.  I love uploading my photos to Facebook and sharing them with friends and family and I love looking at their photos.  But there is something about the printed picture and besides, what if we woke up one morning and Facebook had disappeared – along with our photos.  Not likely but you never know!

Recently Snapfish came out with a fantastic way to easily and quickly print those Facebook photos. It is an app that turns all of the memories you share on Facebook into an easily customizable 20-page photo book.   Not only is it a way to make sure your photos are more permanent but also a way to share your photos with those who aren’t on Facebook, maybe like Grandma and Grandpa.  Although my 80 something mom and dad are on Facebook!!

With the new SocialPics app from Snapfish, Facebook users can build their own unique timeline photo book in just a few clicks. This enables you to archive some of your proudest moments by date and in less than a minute, SocialPics auto-curates a photo book that features your most popular Facebook photos, comments and updates. SocialPics comes in soft cover ($19.99) or hardcover ($28.99).  It really is that quick.

Here is the SocialPics book I created from Cali’s Facebook page.  I used the photos from last year.
It is a very fun overview of her Facebook life.
PicMonkey Collage
It even includes the profile photos of many of your Facebook friends.

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You do have the option to change any of the photos you don’t want to use.

Such a fun gift idea for just about any one on your Christmas list who is on Facebook.  You will need to “borrow” their Facebook log in to do it though.  Tell them they’ll be glad they gave it to you.

The other beautiful digital album I made recently was one from the Wedding Carnival.  As you know, I had a lot of photos.  I created a beautiful coffee table style 11 x 14 Lay Flat  book.
I love, love, love this book.  Not only do I love the size of the book but I love that it lays perfectly flat open.

This book was so easy to create with one of their predesigned templates.  I just drag and drop the photos in and then added some text.  So easy!
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It truly is a family keepsake.

I love creating photo books as gifts. With the holidays coming up now is a perfect time to try out some of the new products Snapfish has available.

Product Giveaway

To help you get started they are giving away a $20.00 gift certificate here on the blog today.
Just leave a comment and let me know who you’d like to create a digital book for!
Giveaway is open until Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 at midnight PST.

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. MIRTHA says

    I have an album on FB of my brother and I. My brother passed away 18 months ago after bravely battling leukemia for exactly four years. He was 48. He was my rock and I miss him more each day.

  2. says

    I love Snapfish’s photobooks! We made several last year for Christmas when they had a buy 1 get 2 free special! They were beautiful! I would love to make one of our camping trips last summer. We got so many great photos and created wonderful memories I want to hold in my hands!

  3. Tanya K. Moyer says

    I would love to make a photo album of the trip my husband and I took to England, Scotland and Ireland last summer for our 20th wedding anniversary!! Such a memorable trip and I have yet to do anything with my photos from it!!
    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  4. Cathy says

    I want to create a book for me of my son’s wedding 4 years ago. Still don’t have anything to hold in my hand and enjoy.

  5. Jeni says

    I would love to make one of those facebook books for. . .well, um, myself! :) I have never seen those, but what a great idea!

  6. K Davis says

    Would love to make one for my son returning from a mission the night before Thanksgiving.
    Can’t wait to put his pictures in a book just for him.

  7. Cynthia says

    Be warned, I used this app and now I cannot access my entire facebook newsfeed. I accepted the terms of the app, against my better judgement; only 100 people use the app and it asks for access to almost all your information. I’m so frustrated.

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