Growing up, I loved to sit with my mom going through my baby book. I knew when I was pregnant that I wanted to create a baby book for Liam to look back on as he grows. I found what I thought was a great book with lots of places to write and keep mementos. Then life changed a little when Liam’s dad and I separated, and I no longer felt the book was fitting.
Enter Ookpix, a Canadian site for creating and printing custom photo books, calendars, wall art and more.
After selecting one of the baby book templates, I got to work uploading and inserting photos from Liam’s first year including monthly letters that I wrote. I was mindful to leave space to write in his weight/length/likes/dislikes updates as well as room to include any keepsakes. I love photo books but feel like printed photo books lack the personal touch of a scrapbook. This was my way of making the baby book that much more special.
It was pretty quick and painless to put together, although I wish I could have been able to customize the backgrounds (I’m not a fan of chevron print). The great part about this site is that it’s Canadian, based out of Calgary. With the price of our dollar right now, it’s great to be able to shop locally and save on the exchange. Did I mention they have flat-rate shipping? I love that you can order as much as you want and it doesn’t end up costing any more in shipping.
My book seemed to show up almost overnight after ordering. I always love when things arrive sooner than expected. I was a little disappointed that the whole last page of the book was missing the photos I had inserted, however a quick email to them and they had it reprinted and on it’s way to me no problem. I was very happy with the customer service with this company.
Liam and I spent one evening cuddled up together on the couch going through the book together, looking at all the pictures. He thought it was pretty funny seeing himself as a baby and it was a great trip down memory lane for me.
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Disclaimer: I received my custom photo book compliments of Ookpix in exchange for my review, however all opinions are my own.