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Covid 19 has put a damper on the the whole graduation ceremony for this year. But just because there isn't a ceremony, doesn't mean we shouldn't celebrate their success.
Photo books are one of my favorite personal gifts. Even a teenager can appreciate how cool it is to hold a book chronicling the past 12 years of their life and lets face it, how many teenagers don't love looking at pictures of themselves, right?
If this is something that you might like to try, now is the time to get started on it as there are a few steps to take to complete it.
Step 1: Digging out their pictures. I had taken over the memory book my parents started for me and love being able to go back and see pictures, memorabilia and assignments that I kept from each grade. Although my daughter is still a few years away from this, I started to prepare for this when she first started school. This may be the most time consuming step in creating the book, but it will be worth it.
Step 2: Digitizing the print photos, documents and memorabilia. If you have a scanner at home or work, scan the images at 600 dpi. You want to get good quality images or they may not show well in the book. If not, find a local place for scanning or contact a photo organizer for a more personalized experience. As for memorabilia, you can just take pictures of the items or use a quality overhead scanner for better quality imaging. I use the Fujitsu SV600 for my client's photo book memorabilia.
Step 3: This is usually the easy part for most people. There are plenty of drag and drop photo book creators on-line with a variety of options for covers, paper quality, lay flat, etc. However, if you want to have a customized book with documents, memorabilia, etc. or you just don't have the time or tech to do it, I suggest finding a local photo organizer to design it for you. We have the advanced software and skills to create a more customized and personalized product.
Have fun and get creative with a great gift that they will love and maybe even cherish for years to come.