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A New Chapter in Photo Book Ideas: Notebooks, Planners and more

October 21, 2011

Today we’re having our good friends at Blurb share a few of their hottest gift ideas for the coming holiday season. You know Blurb as those peeps who bring you easy, affordable, beautiful photo books. If you haven’t, check them out now! They make your SmugMug images totally shelfworthy.

Keep the Pages Turning With Useful Gifts

 Smart photographers know how to get their photos in peoples’ hands. As the gift-giving season approaches and you’re looking for that special present, know that there are lots of great, useful alternatives to the traditional photo book out there… and you can easily make them using your SmugMug photos and Blurb:


Use Blurb BookSmart® to design a custom Notebook filled with your photos and blank, gridded, or lined paper. In addition to paper choices, you can order them in Hardcover, Softcover, or Hardcover ImageWrap to complete the look. They’re as little as $6.95 for a 20-page softcover.

Weekly Planners

Use Blurb BookSmart® and make a weekly planner using our custom planner templates for 2012. Each month gets an image, plus you can customize the front and back cover. You can even add extra pages in the back for notes or more photos. At 131 pages, they start at $23.95 for a softcover.

Small gift books

Our Small Square (7×7-inch) size is a perfectly portable size for a photo book. Compact, but still big enough to showcase your work. These start at $10.95 for a 20-page softcover.

Personalized books

The ultimate personalized gift. Since you can order just a single copy of a book with Blurb, you can add dedications and make books with specific photos for just one person. Using our online Blurb Bookify™ tool, you can easily pull in your SmugMug photos and make as many dedications as you wish.

A Holly Jolly Discount

As an added bonus, SmugMuggers can save 20% on their Blurb book orders through December 15th.* Just use the code MERRYSMUG when you check out.

You’ll find Blurb in the Buy button in any of your SmugMug galleries, under “Create a Book.” Try out these fabulous custom book ideas and keep them thinking of you (and your beautiful pics) all year long.

The Blurberati

* Coupon valid once per person, for purchase of books you’ve made yourself. Expires December 15th, 2011 at 11:59 PM, local time. Max coupon value $100, $120 AUD/CAD, 80 EUR, 60 GBP.

  1. October 21, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Fabulous idea’s !!!!

  2. October 24, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Excellent suggestions. I particularly like the notebook idea!

  3. Kim
    October 24, 2011 at 11:56 am

    I’m just in the process of putting together a cookbook for family and friends using Blurb. The coupon code could not have come at a better time. Thanks!

  4. October 28, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Awesome! More products for my clients.

    And useful ones at that!

    Thanks Smug!

  5. Diane Stark
    November 2, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    I was really excited about the new weekly planners — EXCEPT you cannot add anything to the calendars – like birthdays, anniversaries, pictures on certain days, background pictures, etc. Doesn’t include the holidays, can’t change the font color, etc.

    So it really makes the weekly planner “unpersonal” –

    Please change.

  6. November 25, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    I love gift ideas and gift giving but it needs to be a unsusual or unique gift idea. This is the sort of gift what makes the person receving say “WOW” or “Where did you get that”

  7. November 27, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Thank you for your helpful information. I often get asked for guidance about this from my readers, too. There’s always a need to learn more about unusual, unique, or just plain appropriate gifts. Thanks.

  8. December 1, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Thanks so much for the gift ideas and the useful places for great photos. Very adaptable for almost anyone on the list.

  9. January 1, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Just got to love Blurb books.

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