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I read in an article once that one way to preserve kids memories is to remind them and to look at photos. I think about this a lot because we travel quite a bit as a family and I always wonder how much of these experiences my kids will retain…

Travel Books | Oh Happy Day!

One thing I have been doing is as soon as a trip is over I’ll upload photos and order a digital book. The kids look through the books a lot and sometimes after we read before bed we’ll pull one out and look at the pictures. I recently used Mpix to make a hardbound linen book of our summer trip to Malta. I was so impressed with the quality, not to mention their super fast shipping (mine came in 2 days!)  My kids squealed when it arrived. I am not sure what memories my children will remember when they are grown but I love having a record of all our travels in neat little books on the shelf.

Travel Books | Oh Happy Day!

Travel Books | Oh Happy Day!

Travel Books | Oh Happy Day!

This post is sponsored by Mpix: Life’s a party, print it! 

Photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day

  1. Bella B

    October 28, 2015

    I have never made a travel book but I have made a recipe book. It turned out so nice. I want to try another one. ♡♡

    xoxoBella | http://xoxobella.com

      • Angel
      • October 28, 2015

      A recipe book sounds like a great idea!

  2. Laura

    October 28, 2015

    What a lovely idea, I’ve got lot’s of photos from Harry’s first year, including ones from two trips abroad, I will certainly be trying this x

  3. Bobbie

    October 28, 2015

    What size & cover type did you select?

    • jordan
      • jordan
      • October 28, 2015

      We got the 10×10″ Premium Panoramic (matte stock.)

  4. Michelle

    October 28, 2015

    I love the idea of preserving travel photos in some way, I actually bought a disposable camera for my last summer vacation, but I like it much more to glue the photos into a book and embellish them with things I found on this vacation!
    https://www.makeandmess.com/

  5. Linda K

    October 28, 2015

    Your book looks lovely Jordan! Do you have any additional advice, tips or insights as to how to create a great travel album? Do you use one size photo throughout or do you vary it? Do you write captions? Any best practices re: ratio of scenery to family shots? etc, etc. Filters / no filters?

  6. Kate

    October 28, 2015

    I give a book of all the favourite Instagram pictures to each of our mothers every Christmas. Neither are on social media and they miss out on so many great photos of the grandkids. They turn out so great I always wish I had made a copy for myself too.

  7. Rachel

    October 28, 2015

    Do you make books for your boys too? Now that we have a little one I wonder about ordering a copy for him to have when he leaves home. I’m curious what other photo book-ers do.

  8. Heath - Southland Avenue

    October 28, 2015

    Do you know if they allow for printing on the spine of the book? I’ve been dying to find a source that allows this so you can have them labeled on a stack on a bookshelf. Also never used Mpix for books before but the quality looks great, thanks for sharing!

      • Dana B.
      • October 28, 2015

      Hi, both snapfish and shutterfly allow for you to add titles to the front, back and the spine of the book cover. I have also done canvas prints of pics from our travels and made a travel wall. Makes from great conversation starters.

  9. Mila

    October 28, 2015

    I have a Mac and it is so hard to figure out how to do these photo books without iPhoto.
    They make it hard for you to find your pictures in your Mac and choose the best ones. If somebody has recommendations on a program that works with iPhoto, I would love to hear.

  10. Paige

    October 28, 2015

    This is such a fun and great idea! I need to get better about printing off our pictures for my kids!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  11. BunnyD

    October 29, 2015

    This is why I scrapbook our trips. We jot down what happened that day just before bedtime on the journey and use the notes to add to the page of appropriate pictures. It’s fun to relive the trip as you build the scrapbook together. There’s no need to rush to get it done. Just like travel, the journey can be part of your destination.

  12. Arianna

    October 29, 2015

    This is so so so sweet! Such a great idea! Your kids are going to adore it once they´ll grow up!

    https://pandaonavespa.wordpress.com/

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