The end of the year is approaching—a time we take stock of all the fun we had over the last 365 days and then promptly start panicking about the 3,000 pictures we took of that fun and have yet to do anything with. Enter the photo book. Long gone are the days of prints under crinkly, clear plastic—today there are dozens of online services ready to turn your overstuffed digital library into good old-fashioned books, from svelte modern soft-covers to hefty hardcover tomes. We’ve rounded up our favorites, each which will appeal to a different style of shutterbug. Click through to see them all!

For the Scrap Booker: Mixbook

This service tops the list on a few other photo book reviews, and that is thanks to its thorough customization. All the options are great for parents who loved to spend days (or weeks) meticulously crafting old school scrapbooks, complete with stickers, cutouts, captions, photo editing and more. The fonts and clip art is some of the best looking of the options out there, and the final quality of the printed book is exceptional. The price is within the range of the other services ($30.49 for 8.5 x 8.5-inch hardbound book) but when you sign up for the service, look out for a coupon code that will be sent to you immediately.




Good to Know: Whatever photo book service you use, keep an eye out for discount offers. Often times they will show up in your inbox minutes after registering with the service, so be sure to check before you check out. It also doesn’t hurt to take a look at their Facebook page for special deals.

– Erin Feher

Do you have a favorite photo-book-making service you like to use? Tell us about it in the comments below! 

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