Try as we might to get ahead of the tinsel and table settings, Christmas sneaks up on us faster and faster every year. Not to worry—you have plenty of time to create memorable photo book gifts for the whole family.

We asked our blogger squad to create their dream Christmas photo book. Here’s a handy time-saving checklist compiled from their top tips and pics to make your photo book clever, unique, and winter wonderful.

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The Wall Calendar: Part wall décor, part family organiser, part photo display. All heart, all soul – thoughtful in every way. We love talking up our Photo Calendars because making one is such an easy way to gift your favourite memories.  Our calendar builder has a few new features, so we’re bringing you the 4-1-1. Make your photo calendars OMG-worthy with these tips.

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We know you love incorporating text and embellishments into your custom photo books. We also know that it can be a total bummer when you have the PERFECT photo, but the background is too busy to add a name, favourite phrase, or inside joke. Keep these five photo tips in your back pocket the next time you plan to add text to your photo book. Read on to get wordy!

Word Play: 5 Tips For Adding Text to Photo Books

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Get creative and add a touch of fun to the Christmas festivities with a seasonal photoshoot.

Taking inspiration from the ever-popular festive celebrity snaps, get creative this Christmas and make your own set of personalised Photo Cards! A jolly photo shoot is the perfect recipe to get the family together and make beautiful memories to document year after year. Trumping bog-standard shop bought cards, a personalised card is certain to make it to the front of everyone’s mantelpiece and with our creative tips, just about anybody can take that perfect festive family photo!

Christmas personalised card
1. Sparkle Blessings 2. Illustrious Christmas 3. Rustic Pine Snapshots 4. Rustic Pine Snapshots

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Calling all animal lovers! Andy Parker here, Snapfish Brand Copy Director and dog lover. Recently, I created a photo book dedicated to the two furry loves of my life, my dogs Bear and Dozer. I had a lot of amazing photos to work with (thanks to my husband), which made creating my book a blast. I took lots of notes for you, so if you’re interested in creating a photo book to celebrate your fur babies, read on for pointers and setters. And no more bad puns, I promise.

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iPhone newbies, we got you! We know that a new smartphone can be intimidating (all those apps!) and hard to navigate in the beginning. No fear, we’ve all been there. If you’re a rookie iPhone user (or iPad newbie – a lot of functions overlap), these tried and true photo tips will put you on the path to pro-status in no time.

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Make your friends and family feel extra special this Christmas with personalised labels! So simple, yet so effective! 🎁

personalised labels with Snapfish UK

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We at Snapfish have come up with three of our best tips on choosing the perfect embellishments to help you create your own unique personalised Christmas photo book. 

TIP 1: Use more than one! 

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Layering a type embellishment over a shape gives your photo book that extra personalised touch! In this example, we have paired a bright yellow “Joy to the world” embellishment with the medallion. The yellow-on-red colour combo really makes the text pop!

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By Kelly from ToBecomeMum

Photos, photos, everywhere – and what better way to use them than to make the perfect (Christmas) gift?

I’ve written many times before about how I’m as snap-happy as the next blogger / proud mama and how I’m always looking to make the most of my photos.

And part of this is making special gifts for friends and family.

I’ve made personalised calendars for friends and family for a few years now (I missed out last year to the disappointment of some!) and I’ve been looking for other fun ways to bring photos, and the memories they represent, to life.

And Snapfish, my go-to online photo service, have quite a few photo gift ideas on offer, including coasters.

personalised photo coasters

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