Reviewed by Louise Edwards
With our smartphones at close hand the amount of photos we take in 2020 is phenomenal! The quality and convenience of taking a selfie (or two) or taking photos with friends and families is now, literally, at our fingertips.
We want to share these zillions of photos, I mean, special memories with everyone of course and what better way to do this than through social media such as Facebook or Instagram. I don’t think I’m the only one to only one to choose the very best shots (complete with filters of course!) for social media. This is also a great way of keeping track of fun days out, birthdays and special occasions.
Father’s Day this year is on 21 June and if you are looking for the perfect gift for the man who has everything, or who it tricky to buy for (and let’s face it buying something creative and personal for most men is tricky!) then what about a My Social Book photobook with your favourite photos in it?
The premise for My Social Book, which started producing quality photo books 10 years ago, was a love story when the creator wanted to produce a photobook of their first year together as a gift for his girlfriend. They now use the latest technology and are sold in more than 20 countries and printed in 10 languages.
For review purposes we were gifted a photobook and I chose to make one from Instagram photos as this is a social media platform I use a lot.
In order to create the My Social Book it is really simple.
There are a variety of different books to choose from but basically the photos are all taken from your chosen social media platform – Instagram or Facebook – whichever you usually put your best photos on to.
The first thing you need to do is login to this through the My Social Book website to your chosen social media platform, either Instagram or Facebook.
This will automatically create for you books with photos in your feed sorted by years and show the price for each depending on how many pages and photos it contains. You can alternatively create a personalised book, where you choose the dates you would like the book to cover. I have to say it doesn’t include any photos that you have put onto Instagram or Facebook stories, just the main feed.
It is possible to see how many pages the book will contain and how much it will cost. There is the ability to tweak dates to those you wish and the price will automatically update. You can also go through the book and remove photos that you don’t want it to include. There is also the functionality to choose the colour of the book’s pages from a selection and change the layout of the front cover and also the title of the book. So each book can be personalised just the way you want to! You can also view online how the book will look so you know exactly what you will be receiving. How brilliant is that to make that extra special gift for Dad!
The book arrived a few days after I had placed the order and was packaged in strong cardboard so in perfect condition.
As well as the photographs, of course the beauty of social media, the wording that you used for each photo will also come through so you don’t just have the photo but also a reminder of the special memory made.
The books are without a doubt an incredibly unique and thoughtful gift which I can guarantee will go down a treat on Father’s Day and for years to come. They are the perfect coffee table accompaniment and will bring lots of joy and pleasure for all.
My Social Book have kindly set up a discount code for WGTD website readers as follows –
Please use this link to order your items (not an affiliate link) https://www.mysocialbook.com/discount/BBPRWGTD40
Use code: BBPRWGTD40
One use per customer
Active from 20 May 2020 until 31 July 2020
RRP: Price dependent upon which book you buy and how many photos you have
For more information please visit the My Social Book website here.