Capture your passion in a photo book
A photo book dedicated entirely to your greatest hobby
Whether as motivation or as a personal journal of your success – we show you how and why you should create one!
A photo book can be used in so many ways – to capture a wonderful year, to immortalise the development of children or simply to celebrate the most amazing holiday snaps. So why not also dedicate a personal photo book to your biggest passion? Whether you’re a keen hiker, an avid photographer or a creative baker, allow us to show you how to record your progress, motivations and top tips and tricks for your favourite hobby in a photo book!
Why is it important to have a hobby?
Everyday life can take a lot out of you, making it all the more important to find a balance, switch off and find a way to relieve stress. Hobbies are not only a way to devote yourself to the activities you love, but also a great way to become happier and more level-headed both at work and in other daily tasks. A hobby brings new vitality and is responsible for positive mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.
Why it’s important for kids to have a hobby too
Regularly taking part in leisure activities influences children’s development in many positive ways! Extracurricular activities promote self-confidence, benefit character development and also help to nurture social skills. Which is why it’s well worth making a record of a child’s passion in a photo book: by seeing their personal development in football, playing the piano or whatever their chosen hobby happens to be, children will feel encouraged, which in turn boosts self-confidence. Plus, it’s a sweet memento that your child can look back on for years to come!
You like the idea, but don’t feel quite ready for a whole photo book (yet)? Then why not try a practical monthly planner dedicated to your hobby? The handy thing here is that it will give you a clear overview, with all courses, trips, events, training and more all listed in the same place. Then simply set your goals to be achieved over the year as a whole. This way you can check off or note down successes month by month. Maybe you’ll feel so inspired that you’ll even end up wanting to create a photo book at the end of the year!
Photo Book Spiral
The Photo Book Spiral is the perfect choice for anyone who also wants this journal of their success to be used as a reference manual. The spiral binding makes the book particularly robust and ensures its pages always lie flat and are easy to turn. Another aspect contributing to the book’s particularly robust nature is the transparent plastic cover. Making it ideal for anyone constantly looking up their own tips or recipes in the kitchen, since it can withstand frequent page-turning! Or for those wanting to refer to instructions while sewing or crocheting.
Those who regularly travel for their favourite hobby will benefit from the practical Booklet with its pocket-size format. Keen hikers or climbers can integrate small maps into the Booklet or use it to immortalise their best routes (together with a great photo, of course). Blank pages are great for jotting down new discoveries or making a note of the best restaurant along the way. Thanks to the lay-flat pages and premium photo paper, your photos will be high-contrast and full-size. With its practical gift box, it can also be transported safely inside a backpack or even given as a small travel guide to like-minded people!
Where do I find my motivation?
There are days when certain things just don’t go quite as you had imagined. It happens to everyone and is only human. It also means you shouldn’t be too hard on yourself, but don’t give up and keep on trying. Stay with it and hold on to your motivation!
“Only the one who walks his own way can’t be overtaken.” (Marlon Brando)
Positive thinking not only affects health, mental wellbeing and interpersonal relationships, but it also impacts upon our successes. In the end, aren’t problems really just opportunities and challenges? The more confidence you have, the more likely you are to believe in yourself and achieve your full potential. A positive mindset therefore helps keep you motivated.
Find a saying, quote or mantra that you have always liked and that really means something to you – and let this be your inspiration!
You can include the saying in your photo book or on the cover – or even have it printed on a poster, so that you’ll see it each morning and start the day feeling motivated and full of drive! Simply upload a favourite picture (maybe of you running, one of your greatest baking creations or a special snapshot you took?) or a neutral background using a helpful design software program such as Canva or something similar, and then place your favourite saying where you want it. Then place it in ifolor Designer, and your personal motivational poster is complete – you can now even order this together with a frame!
The somewhat smaller but no less effective option is to have your saying printed on a personalised key chain. This way, you’ll always have your source of motivation to hand – and make it less likely you’ll forget your keys!
A “thank you” to friends and family
The beauty of a hobby is that you can share it with others. Be it with teammates, people you know from a language or cooking course, or those loved ones who are behind you offering their support. So it can sometimes be nice to give something back! Find the most beautiful snapshot or funniest memory and have it printed as a beautiful photo greeting card. You can then send this as a small gift after an event, competition or the like together, along with a note to say why you particularly appreciate their company and support and how they lift you up on your way towards achieving your goals.
I hope we have been able to inspire you to create your own journal of successes or or photo book of successes! We wish you much success in continuing to achieve your goals!
Using a photo book for reference
Of course, a hobby photo book can also be designed to serve as a reference book. Simply collect any useful info about your hobby: keep a record of the best recipes you’ve cooked or baked, document the most beautiful hiking routes or best climbing destinations, and note down any top tips & tricks you’ve learned along the way. And all this embellished with your most beautiful or motivating photos. It’s a pretty great idea, right?