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Personalized Photo Albums

Updated on September 23, 2014

Personalized Photo Albums

Looking for a unique one-of-a-kind gift idea for family, friends or clients?

I have developed an exciting line of unique, personalized photo albums to help you take your gift giving to a higher level.

These quality albums hold 100 4x6 single photographs, are hand embellished, and custom made according to your specifications. Attractive, sturdy, and easy on your pocketbook, I think you will agree that these albums are a fun and affordable alternative to gift giving.

Custom Album Covers

You are only limited by your imagination

Gift giving is as personal as you are. Personalized photo albums are one of the easiest gifts to give.

Who doesn't like pictures. People take pictures for all of life's event; weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, family reunions, vacations, baptisms.

What better way to document an event than with pictures. What better way to keep your pictures than with a photo album. So what could be a better gift idea than to give your family, friends or clients a personalized photo album.

View these samples to give you ideas of different themes that can be created.

Sample of Album Covers - Customize a different look for each theme.

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General Vacation ThemeGeneral Theme to 'Sandals' ResortGeneral Travel ThemeSpecialized Las VegasSpecialized 'Fall Foilage' CruiseSpecialized Honeymoon ThemeSpecialized Wedding/Honeymoon TripSpecialized Honeymoon TripSpecialized AnniversarySpecialized Anniversary Cruise
General Vacation Theme
General Vacation Theme
General Theme to 'Sandals' Resort
General Theme to 'Sandals' Resort
General Travel Theme
General Travel Theme
Specialized Las Vegas
Specialized Las Vegas
Specialized 'Fall Foilage' Cruise
Specialized 'Fall Foilage' Cruise
Specialized Honeymoon Theme
Specialized Honeymoon Theme
Specialized Wedding/Honeymoon Trip
Specialized Wedding/Honeymoon Trip
Specialized Honeymoon Trip
Specialized Honeymoon Trip
Specialized Anniversary
Specialized Anniversary
Specialized Anniversary Cruise
Specialized Anniversary Cruise

Start with a Quality Album - as a good foundation.

Starting with a quality album gives you the foundation for a nice gift to yourself or your recipient. You're album is only as good as the product you start with. Don't cut corners otherwise the gift won't last.

Listed here are a few items sampling where I begin in my process. Note that I tend to use albums that have journaling space available next the photo page. That quickly allows you to jot down information while it is still fresh to your memory. Just an added detail I like to include that says quality, but the choice is yours.

Kolo Noci 4x6 Photo Album (Sage)
Kolo Noci 4x6 Photo Album (Sage)

I like any added details to an album. This one has a ribbon closure available. Available in a variety of colors.

 
Malden Baroque Photo Album
Malden Baroque Photo Album

There are several albums out there with a nice embellishment already printed on the front cover. To quickly personalize this album you would just need to create a miniture card from your computer with name and date. Instant personalization.

 
Mbi Embroidered 4 Inch by 6 Inch Photo Album-Holds 2-Up Photos, 200 Capacity
Mbi Embroidered 4 Inch by 6 Inch Photo Album-Holds 2-Up Photos, 200 Capacity

Another sample of a nice embellished album with fun flower prints. Very chic!

 

Personalize Inside the Photo Album

A Favorite Photo Page

Everyone has at least one favorite photo from each event. Why not provide a special space for that favorite photo.

By placing a photo mat frame with detailed personal information it sets the tone for what's to come. Jazzed up with a few icons to commerate the event.

Personalize with names, dates of the event and destination.

Here are a few examples of a 'Favorite Photo Page'.

Favorite Photo Page - Personalization based on your information.

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Any information related to the event adds just that simple personal touchJazz up the favorite photo page with embellishmentsThis was a trip to Las Vegas.By adding a bookmark with a charm dresses adds another special touch
Any information related to the event adds just that simple personal touch
Any information related to the event adds just that simple personal touch
Jazz up the favorite photo page with embellishments
Jazz up the favorite photo page with embellishments
This was a trip to Las Vegas.
This was a trip to Las Vegas.
By adding a bookmark with a charm dresses adds another special touch
By adding a bookmark with a charm dresses adds another special touch

A Theme Page

Can you guess the event?

To continue with the personalization, a page to carry out the theme of the event is a must. With a bit of a scrapbooking effect it's sure to please any body who were to receive this adorable gift.

Here are a few theme pages to get the idea of what can be created. Have fun with this and try to guess the theme or event.

Answers will be at the bottom.

Let's Play A Game Called 'Guess The Photo Album Theme'

Want to play a game? Let's see how well I did in conveying the theme of each photo album.

Below are 10 pictures of different personalized photo albums I did and I want you to guess what each one is. The answers are below the pictures but don't peek yet.

Here is what you need to do:

  1. Get a scrap paper and pencil.
  2. Number your paper 1 through 10
  3. Look at each photo album and write down your best guess
  4. Then compare your answer to mine
  5. Count how many you got right
  6. Fill in the poll to let me know how you did

If you score less than 8 then they may need a little or a lot of help. Play along and let me know how many you got right by answering the poll below.

Ready? Get your paper and pencil and start guessing.

Guess the Theme - Answers at the bottom. Good luck!

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Hum, is it a give away?Not too obvious I hope.Oh, you'll never guess this one.Okay so by now you are getting the idea.Hummmm??????Fill in the blank.Lots of choices.This was a portfolio for a jewelry instructor.  I gave you that one.Could it possibly be a ????
Hum, is it a give away?
Hum, is it a give away?
Not too obvious I hope.
Not too obvious I hope.
Oh, you'll never guess this one.
Oh, you'll never guess this one.
Okay so by now you are getting the idea.
Okay so by now you are getting the idea.
Hummmm?
Hummmm?
?????
?????
Fill in the blank.
Fill in the blank.
Lots of choices.
Lots of choices.
This was a portfolio for a jewelry instructor.  I gave you that one.
This was a portfolio for a jewelry instructor. I gave you that one.
Could it possibly be a ????
Could it possibly be a ????

Ready for the Answers?


  1. Alaska
  2. Wedding
  3. The Beach
  4. Honeymoon
  5. Fall Cruise
  6. Easter vacation
  7. Another Fall Cruise
  8. Cruise with many different ports visited through the year
  9. Portfolio Jewelry Instructor
  10. Spa Retreat

How well did you do? I'm hoping they were obvious enough.

If you got at least 8 right then I would say the themes were obvious. If you got less than 6 then I think they need a little work. Please tell me you got more than 6...fill in the poll right below this.

I hope you enjoyed this little exercise in creative thinking. See what your imagination can come up with for creating your themes.

How Many Did You Get Right?

How Many of the Themes Did You Guess Correctly?

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Adding More Details Creates a Very Special Photo Album.

Here are a few items that can be added for the ultimate specialized album.

Why not decide on a personalized and memorable gift for your family, friends or clients. They will appreciate your thoughtfulness and will think of you every time they open their personalized photo album.

  • Add a charmed ribbon bookmark.
  • Add 6-10 photo frames for the individual photo pages. Using speciality paper increases the personal touches.
  • Create a 'Compliments of' information section on the front inside cover so the recipient always remembers who the gift was from. If this is a gift to a client they will always have your contact information right at hand.
  • Create a scrapbook photo album by adding a full page dedicated to a section of the pictures. See pictures below of an 'Extra Special Personalized Theme Album' for examples of this.
  • Use these albums as a portfolio to show off your work.

What other extra details can you think of to make your own personalized photo album unique?

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by adding a ribbon bookmark and a charm will set off any themeadding photo mats gives that album a little extra somethinganother example of simplicity yet specialized to give that special touch.Using speciality papers carries the theme throughout the photo album.This immediately sets you apart with a custom portfolio.
by adding a ribbon bookmark and a charm will set off any theme
by adding a ribbon bookmark and a charm will set off any theme
adding photo mats gives that album a little extra something
adding photo mats gives that album a little extra something
another example of simplicity yet specialized to give that special touch.
another example of simplicity yet specialized to give that special touch.
Using speciality papers carries the theme throughout the photo album.
Using speciality papers carries the theme throughout the photo album.
This immediately sets you apart with a custom portfolio.
This immediately sets you apart with a custom portfolio.

An Extra Special Personalized Theme Album

Too cute!

I will finish up here by sharing with you a special album I created for a client's daughter's first birthday.

I began with a larger than normal album. I shopped specifically for an album put together with post that would allow me to take the photo album apart.

Disassembling the album allowed me to insert added scrapbook pages. On those pages I was able to create divided tabbed sections for easier identification of each section.

This particular photo album did not offer journaling pages so I created my own for each section.

Using items my client saved from the event I was able to create these unique scrapbook pages.

It turned out better than I had imagined and is a truly memorable keepsake for both this Mom and her daughter.

Look close for all the details. This was a labor of love. I enjoyed pulling it all together and the Mom that received it was very pleased with the outcome.

I hope you the pictures inspire you to create one for yourself using your own party favors.

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Adding items from the party gave me several options to incorporate into the album.Providing journal pages gives the opportunity to makes notes of memory.Little details add a lot without overpowering.This is part of a party napkin.Even pieces of ribbon from the party balloons give you an opportunity to remember even the smallest of details.This was the thank you cards sent.Be sure to record all the goings on.Be creative with the favors or decorations to create memorable pages.Be sure to journal what inspired some of the photos you took.Journal, journal, journal.  You may not remember as much as you think you will later on.
Adding items from the party gave me several options to incorporate into the album.
Adding items from the party gave me several options to incorporate into the album.
Providing journal pages gives the opportunity to makes notes of memory.
Providing journal pages gives the opportunity to makes notes of memory.
Little details add a lot without overpowering.
Little details add a lot without overpowering.
This is part of a party napkin.
This is part of a party napkin.
Even pieces of ribbon from the party balloons give you an opportunity to remember even the smallest of details.
Even pieces of ribbon from the party balloons give you an opportunity to remember even the smallest of details.
This was the thank you cards sent.
This was the thank you cards sent.
Be sure to record all the goings on.
Be sure to record all the goings on.
Be creative with the favors or decorations to create memorable pages.
Be creative with the favors or decorations to create memorable pages.
Be sure to journal what inspired some of the photos you took.
Be sure to journal what inspired some of the photos you took.
Journal, journal, journal.  You may not remember as much as you think you will later on.
Journal, journal, journal. You may not remember as much as you think you will later on.

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How Do I Get a Personalized Photo Album?

I'm glad you asked.

If you are interested in creating one of these treasures for yourself, I have shared a tutorial with you that you will find by visiting How to Create a Personalized Photo Album.

With a few affordable supplies and simple instructions you will be able to create your own photo album in no time at all and bring your ideas to life.

If you do make your own please come back and share them with me. I'll be looking forward to your comments.

What Will You Do? Share With Me.

I hope you enjoyed this gallery of pictures. Did they spark some ideas of gift giving? Please feel free to leave your comments.

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      Carolan Ross 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I give photos for gifts all the time and they are always appreciated. Only once I created a photo album as a special gift, took a long time but worth it! I made a copy for myself before giving it away, and was always glad I did.

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      elina1285 6 years ago

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      scrapperkare 6 years ago

      Teri, I LOVE your lens!! You obviously are a crafting addict, as well as squidoo (like me) . . . Thanks for visiting my scrapbooking retreats page and adding our page to your list above. I'm lensrolling and liking YOURS . . . happy crafting . . .

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      AppalachianCoun 7 years ago

      Fantastic lens. You do awesome work on the albums. We'll remember this lens for some wonderful gifts. Thank-you.