I am a total sucker for any trip down memory lane, especially going through old albums. I almost feel obliged to add a footnote defining what an album is, because today old fashioned albums have been replaced by clouds and other storage devices. In our house we have all our photos backed on a cloud somewhere in the vast web only to be revisited every 3 years or so. We have so many that we scan through them and very often don’t even recall when it was taken. This is the curse of modern day technology.
So as part of my New Years resolutions I vowed to go old school! I decided to have a photo book made for every holiday we go on as a family. This decision followed the fact that I still have 40 photos of my first son lying around waiting for someone, with time, to neatly arrange them in an album (this will probably NOT happen).
I found Blurb online and loved their slick, modern design. They give you all the tools to upload your photos straight from your device, even giving you the option to link to your Instagram or Facebook account. It really is that easy! If you have photos with questionable quality they will not allow you to upload them. The reason I opted for Blurb instead of a local printer is that it was more appealing too me and was not that much more expensive.
We ordered a 18 x 18 cm Blurb book (matt option) and it cost us roughly R700, including shipping. We chose the normal postage option, which is the cheapest, but was still able to track the parcel. It should take around 3 weeks, but due to the South African Post Office still recovering from the 2014 strike we had to wait an extra 3 weeks.
It finally arrived and was well worth the wait. We all enjoyed paging through it, even my two year old!