Another Christmas Idea…

by Kelsey Norwood

in Reviews,Stuff I Love

So as much as I love scrapbooking, I just really don’t have time to do it. I’ve discovered that I can only do one or two things at a time – I can either blog or exercise or scrapbook or have a clean house. (I exercised for the first time yesterday in a looong time. I attribute this to my decision to blog a little less…)

So yesterday I was talking to my good friend, (and blog designer) Jeri, and she said that blogging is her scrapbooking and she just gets it printed at the end of every year.

blurb blog book

She told me about Blurb, a place where you can get pretty much anything printed, including blogs. You choose the size and format of the book, the type of cover, format your pictures and text how you want it, and they send you a book! I think this is a great idea for a Christmas present/tradition. With a blog, you can tell more of the story of your family and pictures than with scrapbooking, I think, and it’s just so much easier and more convenient for busy moms.

And I just decided that I’m going to do our wedding book with Blurb. We’ve been married over 4 years and still no wedding book…click here to see examples of all the different types of books you could potentially do.

I can’t wait to look through my Blurb book on Christmas morning!

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lexi November 14, 2008 at 10:49 am

Wonderful idea except for the fact that they don’t support Blogger or Wordpress- 2 of the major blogging networks. I was thinking of doing some blurb books for Christmas too and then saw that I wouldn’t be able to (through them) since my blog is through Blogger. Good luck.

2 Staci J. November 14, 2008 at 11:00 am

I did one last year and it was great. I tried to do one this year, but as Lexi commented it won’t support blogger now. If you can to the blurb question area, there is a link to a program that can convert from blogger to another program compatible. I haven’t tried it yet and I’ll try to get the link in case someone is interested in trying it.

3 Jeri November 14, 2008 at 11:33 am

Oh my gosh! I JUST found out that they don’t support Blogger/Wordpress anymore! I am way bummed and on the hunt to find another blog-to-book publisher. This is insane.

4 Jeri November 14, 2008 at 11:34 am

And… I’m totally loving the snowflake background. Sweet! Let me know if you want me to move that snowflake on the top left that’s hidden behind the nav tabs.

5 Erin November 14, 2008 at 12:17 pm

Did you hear that Snapfish, through Oprah, is giving away a free 20 page scrapbook, but the offer expires at midnight today? Here is the link for the details, if you haven’t already heard about it:
http://www.oprah.com/slideshow/oprahshow/20081029_tows_messyhouse/7

6 Christian November 14, 2008 at 3:35 pm

You can get a coupon for a free photobook from snapfish until midnight pacific time tonight, and you have until Sunday to redeem the coupon. It is a promotion for Oprah viewers, you can go to her website for the link, or I have a post on my blog with the link also.

7 Adele November 17, 2008 at 11:31 am

Totally bummed about not being able to use the blogger to blurb- I got blurb all downloaded before I found out that Blogger isn’t supported. Are there other websites to make books out of blogs? I am kind of set on doing a book for Christmas now… totally bummed….

8 Tiff@Three Peas November 17, 2008 at 1:50 pm

WHat a neat idea. I wish it supported blogger! Oh well. I can still do a wedding book or a grankids book or somthing!

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