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    A Personalised Photo Book for Mother’s Day

    Give the Gift of Shared Memories

    Mum is the best! Never is “Thanks!” more appropriate than Mother’s Day. Use this special occasion to thank your own everyday heroine. How best to do so than a personalised photo book with shared memories from years long past as well as today?

    We’ll show you how to put together a unique photo book of your loveliest captured moments, so you and Mum together can delight in shared memories.

    Choosing a Photo: A Journey into the Past

    To begin, find as many recent and old photos as you can. Whether the first Polaroid taken of you and your mother, holiday photos of you and your siblings, or other family snapshots, choose those with the most mutual sentimental value. Photos of your first baby shoes or other scraps of memory are also suitable for your book. Consider digitalising an old drawing you made as a kid of you and your mum. Once you’ve found all your photos, order them chronologically or thematically. This will help during the design process.

    Tip

    AOlder analogue photos can easily be digitalised with your smart phone. Here we show you how.

    Mother’s Day Photo Book with childhood photos

    Our Design Tips for Your Photo Book

    For best results, we recommend the use of our ifolor Designer. The programme allows you to save your progress and continue working later if necessary. You can also create your own design and font templates. Once you’ve downloaded the programme and started a new project, you’ll be directed to a selection of our products.

    The photo book format with premium photo paper makes for an especially lovely gift: this photo book sports a lovely hardcover binding, as well as real matte photo paper with flat-lying pages, allowing your memories to truly stand out. Once you’ve chosen your photo book format, you can already begin.

    Tip 1: Maintain Your Central Idea

    Now that you’ve decided on a photo book and gathered your favourite photos, it’s time to fill those empty pages. A classic structure for your book is a journey into the past: what better way to indulge in nostalgia than to order your photos chronologically? You can also divide them into thematic subcategories, like favourite holidays or photos of family parties. Regardless of how you choose to order the photo book, it’s important you maintain some kind of central idea.

    Tip 2: A thank you note

    Express your gratitude with a few kind words right at the beginning of your Photo Book. It can be personal words, a lovely poem, or a few lines from a song that you both enjoy. Try using 2 different fonts in the note to make the design look more professional. For example, use more curved ‘handwriting’ style fonts for the heading and signature and more main body, try a sans serif font. To insert text fields, simply click on the "Layout" tab in ifolor Designer and add a text field. Double-click on the text field to access various editing options.

    Tip

    When covering the pages in memories, less is more. Don’t use too many images on one page. Limiting yourself to a select number and quality of photos will convey more taste. You can even print a single photo in landscape format over two pages. This is an especially great idea for your favourite shared photo with Mum or Grandma.

    Send a personal thank you note in your Mother’s Day Photo Book

    Tip 3: Don’t Overfill the Pages

    When covering the pages in memories, less is more. Don’t use too many images on one page. Limiting yourself to a select number and quality of photos will convey more taste. You can even print a single photo in landscape format over two pages. This is an especially great idea for your favourite shared photo with Mum or Grandma.

    Mother's Day Photo Book: a large image spread over 2 pages

    Tip 4: Play with the Graphics

    When designing your photo book, simply use our countless backgrounds, or add your own design in a mere couple of clicks. This could orient itself around your mother’s favourite colour or flower. If Mum’s favourite colour is red, then design your Photos Book around that colour scheme. The colour could be over the whole page, part of the page, or just a simple line added for style. If you want to add your own graphics and backgrounds, simply click below in Design Mode on “Add” and choose the option you need.

    Set some lovely black and white photos against a strong contrasting coloured background. You can add a black and white filter to your images along with other cool effect in the ifolor Designer app.

    Mother’s Day Photo Book: black and white images on a coloured background

    Tip 5: Add Little Anecdotes and Proverbs

    Add a further bespoke air to your book by inserting suitable headings, dates, places, and quotations. Make it even more personal by including little anecdotes and a message of gratitude. Little anecdotes lighten up the Photo Book and let you to reminisce about old memories.

    Tip

    Make some more memories by organising a shared activity and create a voucher out of a Photo Book. We give you some great voucher and design ideas here.

    Tip 6: Use Varying Font Styles

    For a little variety, we recommend playing with various fonts and sizes. For example, use a different font and size for your headings to distinguish from descriptions and commentary. Careful, though: use no more than three styles, otherwise your book will appear too chaotic.

    You can add some back ground designs that look like labels to add your text in. To do this, place a black background area and then resize it with your mouse. Then insert a text field with white lettering, place it in front of the label and adjust the font size. You can change the individual elements by clicking on the image. Under the stack symbol you will find the item ‘Arrange placeholders’. Here you can decide which element sit in front or behind.

    Mother's Day Photo Book: Designed with different font styles

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