After battling until the early hours last night, I think I am finally winning the battle with all the photos on my computer. I spend a lot of time looking at them, organising things for my blogs, but I realised recently, that the rest of the family don’t get to see them as much, so I said yes straight away when Truprint challenged me to create some Father’s Day photo gifts with their products.
First of all I wanted to turn our amazing weekend in the Thatched Barn in Kent, for Dad’s 70th into an album for him. I made my brother and Dad a wedding album after my brother’s wedding and he loved it, he has also admired Mr A’s 40th album, so I wanted to create something special to celebrate our family time together. Most of the snaps were on my iPhone, as I forgot the memory card for my camera, and it took a day or two to get round to a new one, so some are a bit grainy, but they still capture the mood, so they all went in! Dad and his balloons…
The trip to stunning Bodiam Castle, that went a bit wrong, and should be blogged about at some point, due to the bow and arrow pictured below, but Dad bought me a lovely mug in the gift shop to cheer me up afterwards, and we had a lovely moment of Father-Daughter bonding, so all was not lost! I am a firm believer in representing everything in photo albums, it is a trip we laugh about now.
There’s the barn itself and Dad leaving with his 70 balloons.
And our magical time in Dungeness, which has to be a favourite place for me and my Dad.
Creating a photo album
Mucking around with all your photos can seem very daunting. Here are some tips:
Photo books can be quick, especially if they are going to be looked at a lot, a simple flip book does the same job as a more complex layout if you are pushed for time or not very technical.
The software does a lot of the work for you though, so you may be surprised to find the layout falls into place quite intuitively.
Edit your photos and make a new file with the photos you want to use before uploading to the software, this means you don’t have to remove pictures or mess about with the layout so much.
Stick to one event, or holiday – making a book is really easy, but it is much easier to fathom new software with a manageable number of photos.
Or stick to a set number of photos.
Give yourself a set amount of time, say 30 minutes, to choose the photos – otherwise you can be there for hours!
Or why not create a yearly travel or days out album. Decide on a rough number of photos per month to keep it manageable. Set aside an evening in your diary to really enjoy looking back on the year.
These are so simple, but such fun. This was taken on our trip to Norfolk and always makes me smile. great for cheering you up at work! The notebooks are also easy to personalise, why not get kids to write a family travel and days out bucket list of places they want to go with Dad on the inside cover? A lovely distraction from shopping lists and work notes! This is one we made as a family in pizza express with a colouring in postcard, I’ve been meaning to do something with it for a while, now it serves as a daily reminder of holidays we want to try!
Fill them with travel and day out wishes for the year ahead…
Let’s go to the forest on a bear hunt
I want to climb a tree with you
I want to climb a mountain with you
I want to go swimming with you
Let’s go to France!
Shall we hire a canoe?
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