One Year Blog Anniversary – Day 2!

Nov 6

welcome to day 2 of my week-long blogging anniversary celebration! a week full of awesome giveaways….all for YOU, my fabulous readers!

today’s giveaway is one that is close to my heart. over the last year i have shared quite a bit about my love of shutterfly photo books. like most sentimental mommies, i take a gazzilion and one photos of my kids. when i have the time to make a traditional scrapbook, i enjoy getting lost in booking those precious memories….


but also like most mommies, i don’t have the luxury to dedicate hours upon hours for creating scrapbook pages like those above.

that is where my love of shutterfly photo books come in.

you can create any kind of photo book you wish – they are especially great as gifts for grandparents or brides-to-be or teachers. but i go to shutterfly when i want to quickly capture a moment in time with the kids…yet i don’t have the time to pull out all of my materials and make that big traditional scrapbook. instead, all i have to do i upload my photos and quickly put together an adorable photo book.

my favorite reason to make a photo book? to document and celebrate the kids’ birthdays…

i’m ultra sentimental so their birthday is also a big milestone/celebration for me. it’s another year as their mom. it’s another year to look back on their birth story and relive the excitement of those very special 3 days. the books are a fun way to look back on how they looked on each of their birthdays…how we celebrated, who was there, what gifts they received or asked for, what the party theme was and how they blew out the candles.
this year? our 6 year old blew raspberries all over the cake to blow out the candles. ai yi yi! needless to say, no one really wanted a slice of cake after that! 😉
truth is – i really love their photo books. 
nope, they aren’t paying me to say that! 
and now you can enter for a chance to win your very own photo book + FREE shipping!
this giveaway includes one 8×8 photo book + FREE shipping…to be redeemed before December 9, 2012. perfect to give to someone else as a holiday gift or perfect as an early holiday gift for YOU! enter anytime now through midnight saturday, november 10. winner will be chosen on sunday, november 11 and notified via e-mail.
just follow the entry guidelines inside the rafflecopter gadget below and good luck!!

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comments +

  1. Kelley says:

    I would make my first scrapbook…ever!

  2. Emily Cater says:

    I will make a christmas book i try and do books each year two years ago I did one on are mac I loved it. Last year I did one online and saved some money!

  3. I'm the same as you. I used to be an avid scrapbooker, but I've really fallen in love with Shutterfly photobooks over the last two years. I made one for our babymoon trip to Australia and New Zealand, my pregnancy with my first child, and my daughter's first year. Now, I'm starting to do family "yearbooks", which are combinations of my blog posts and pictures. Love it! However, I would probably use this awesome giveaway to make a family history book. I've been researching my family history/genealogy and I would love to preserve the information in a beautiful photobook format.

  4. I just made one for summer. So I will have to think about it! Great Shutterfly giveaway!

  5. Sara Duenas says:

    I have my son's baptism waiting in the cue. Was waiting for a free coupon!

  6. I make Shutterfly books for my kids since I don't have time or space to scrapbook any more. I would love to win a free one for them!

  7. MelissaG says:

    I love Shutterfly photo books. I would do our family vacation again this year.

  8. Kenna Smith says:

    I've made photobooks for others and even one of my wedding, but my son who is almost 2 needs one made for him!

  9. cocogirl says:

    Since the arrival of my daughter, I have always thought it would be great to make a photo book every year of her life. Not only will it be an easier way to chronicle my photos of her, but I will always have an excuse to take more pictures!

  10. I probably would make it of our puppy, Henry. Or, maybe just general family and friends for a keepsake.

  11. I want to make a photo book of my daughter's kindergarten artwork. This would be perfect! Happy blogiversary Samantha!


  12. justasiam says:

    I would like to have a photo book of our upcoming Christmas celebrations. I have been toying with the idea of getting my scrapbooks put into hard cover books and would like to try one with this company to test the quality and ease with which I might do that.

  13. justasiam says:

    I would like to have a photo book of our upcoming Christmas celebrations. I have been toying with the idea of getting my scrapbooks put into hard cover books and would like to try one with this company to test the quality and ease with which I might do that.

  14. Joy says:

    This is awesome! Thanks!

  15. Leash says:

    I would make a photo book of the fall because I love FALL!

  16. Katy says:

    I'd make a scrapbook for Halloween!

  17. kari bell says:

    I'm actually planning to make "birthday books" for each of the kids too. Maybe this will get me in gear. Thanks!!

  18. singlemumof1 says:

    I have always wanted to do a photobook, but sadly the cost is always too prohibitive on my single parent income. I would love to have a professional looking album of my little girl.

  19. Unknown says:

    I've decided to start a grandparent tradition of a "year in review" book of my 3 boys. Making a book for each of the grandparents, to capture the highlights and day to day things for that particular year.

  20. Cathy H. says:

    I love photo books! If I win I'll be making a book that documents my 30 Days of Gratitude project for November! Thanks for the chance to win!

  21. Julie says:

    Love photobooks! They're easier than scrapbooking! I read your blog frequently…I love all of the organization!

  22. I would like to start making children's books for my ILs, Parents to document the year in review.

  23. Allison says:

    I have to admit I am frozen with indecision when it comes to scrapbooking. It just overwhelms me. However, I hae made some of these photo books for family vacations, and it is just so much more manageable!

  24. Heather says:

    I would love to win one of these so that I can make a book with pictures from our recent Disney World vacation!

  25. Nadia says:

    Oooh would love to win!! I have 4 children and lots of pictures!!!

  26. The Neumanns says:

    I would love to win a book so I could make a wonderful Christmas present for my husband. Thanks for the giveaway! I really enjoy reading your blog!

  27. DD says:

    I love their photo books too. I have one of our grandson's first year and I would use this to get one of his second year. That would be so cool. Thanks!

  28. Miranda says:

    Make their photo books all the time!! Love em!

  29. N.D. says:

    I make one each year for the grandparents – but I love the birthday idea. I think I will go back and do that 🙂

  30. Lisa says:

    I LOVE these books and I would definitely use either as a year at a glance gift for my parents for Christmas or start on one of my kid's books 🙂

  31. Sassymoose says:

    I would use it as a Christmas gift for my mother!
    Thank you!

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