Your guide to creating a birthday photo book
Life is looking a little bit different at the moment, and while many aspects of our normal routines have been put on pause, special occasions and milestones such as birthdays continue to take place as usual. The good news is we’re here to show you that restrictions don’t need to dampen your party spirits, and you can still mark the occasion for someone in a meaningful way! Read on as we talk you through some of our favourite ideas for creating a CEWE PHOTOBOOK that is sure to make any birthday a memorable one.
Send a Smile Through Your Loved One’s Letterbox
With social distancing regulations in place making it tricky to hand your gift over in person, you may want to opt for something you can send straight to their door on their special day. As letterbox gifts are becoming increasingly popular ways to spread joy to your loved one, here’s how you can take the idea to the next level with a personalised photo book that’s bound to make them smile.
Our Small Landscape, Pocket and Small photo books are the perfect size to post to someone you love. Small Landscape is the biggest size of the three, so choose this for a bit more room to showcase those photos and for extra design options such as a hardcover, layflat binding and cover highlights. A Pocket photo book comes with a softcover and traditional book binding, making it a special little keepsake that they can pop in their bag, still with enough substance to hold its own. Choose a Small photo book for a simple staple-bound book that’s ideal to slip in their birthday card!
Go Large For a Special Birthday
For a big milestone birthday, the occasion calls for a photo book that goes the extra, well, mile! A photo book is a memorable gift that will stand the test of time – and help you relive some of your best moments time and time again! Why not ask around family and friends to collectively pull together all the photos you have to create one master album as a fitting birthday tribute to your loved one?
For a high-impact gift, we recommend one of our larger photo book sizes such as XL Square or XXL Landscape. This way, you’ll be able to include plenty of photos at a good enough size to be enjoyed to their fullest. Don’t forget to experiment with page layouts to create a design you love!
Top tip: Highlights add a deluxe touch to any special CEWE PHOTOBOOK. Simply add text or clip art to your cover and choose from metallic or gloss Highlights to give that extra sheen. You could even add a Presentation Box to your order to give an added air of luxury to your special gift!
Create a Photographic Timeline of Your Friendship
Each moment you’ve experienced together has its own special memories and feelings that are evoked when you revisit it. With studies showing that looking back at old photos produces a feeling of positive mental wellbeing, taking a trip down memory lane can be beneficial in reinforcing our relationships and bonds with others, too.
Take some time to flick back through your camera roll, image gallery or memory devices to locate as many pictures as you can of moments you’ve shared since you have known each other. With our free downloadable Creator Software, it’s easy to collate your photos and design a beautiful CEWE PHOTOBOOK. If the task feels a little overwhelming, try out our virtual assistant tool that will compile your book for you, or if you would prefer to take full creative control, you can design every element of your book with text, clip art, backgrounds and frames. We’re sure they will love this thoughtful and bespoke birthday gift!
Capture Your Holiday Memories
Those happy holiday memories stay with us long after we’ve returned from our adventures, but what better way to immortalise them forever than by creating a CEWE PHOTOBOOK? Whether it’s a family holiday to remember or a girls trip that you couldn’t possibly forget, pulling together all your photos and presenting them in a photo book is the next best thing you’ll get to reliving it all over again. Give your holiday photo book as a thoughtful birthday treat that is sure to have you smiling, laughing and reminiscing together!
Top tip: if you have any panoramic or landscape shots to include, opt for one of our photographic papers with layflat binding so your image can be showcased across a full double page spread with no seam or gutter down the middle. Perfect for those group shots that deserve lots of attention! We recommend choosing high resolution photos for your double page spreads to ensure the best print quality.
Create a Personalised Pick-Me-Up Gift
Whether it’s a birthday or just a thoughtful gift, we love the idea of creating a CEWE PHOTOBOOK full of quotes, pictures, memories, messages and all things smile-inducing! At a time when we could all use a little extra joy in our lives, a photo book is the ideal way to collate everything you know your special person will love. Why not note down some funny memories together, scan in old mementos such as travel tickets or make a list of silly things each other has said?
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