A Glance At The Printed 2013 Family Photo Book

Our 2013 family album arrived in the mail last week and I couldn’t wait to see it.  The day it was delivered the outdoor temperature was -20 C and the book itself felt really cold.  I have learned from a previous experience that opening a cold photo book from Adoramapix can result in pages coming apart.  So no matter how eager the kids and I were to look at that photo book, we had to wait a few hours for it to warm up!!  In the meantime, all we could do was admire the cover!

2013 Family Album - Birdwing Paper Designs

Finally, we opened the photo book and, as always, I was so impressed with the quality of printing and paper used for the pages.  I wish you could reach through the screen and feel these pages because they are like no other photo book out there!  The pages are thick, have the feel of great quality photo paper, and are not too glossy.

2013 Family Album - Birdwing Paper Designs

2013 Family Album - Birdwing Paper Designs

2013 Family Album - Birdwing Paper Designs

I have worked on this book for many hours over the past year that I didn’t think I was going to be surprised by much when I had it printed.  But I was amazed at how big the photos  turned out and the sharpness of the photos.  (Unfortunately, my amateur photography of the book itself doesn’t show just how great these photos are!  I really need to take a class!)  It really shouldn’t have been a surprise because I print with Adoramapix all the time, and yet every time  a photo book arrives I am blown away!

(I know I go on and on about how awesome Adoramapix is, but this is all my opinion and I get no perks from Adoramapix for raving about them on my blog!  I just love their photo books!)

2013 Family Album - Birdwing Paper Designs

2013 Family Album - Birdwing Paper Designs

For this 2013 album I included 10 pages of the kids’ artwork from throughout the year.  It is a nice way to have all the art in one place, but it was so time consuming scanning it all.  I have decided not to do that this year, but rather include one special piece of art for each of them within the monthly pages.  That way I only have to scan 2 items a month!

2013 Family Album - Birdwing Paper Designs

2013 Family Album - Birdwing Paper Designs

This photo book ended up being 50 pages in total and that was more than enough for all the photos I wanted to include.  The digital kit that was used for all the papers and elements was “Scenes From Real Life” by One Little Bird Designs and it was the perfect choice for allowing the photos to be the main focus.

Now that we are full swing into 2014 and the next photo book is already being prepped I can’t wait to get it printed…  only another year to wait!

Leah

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