Teresa, a 5 Minutes for Mom contributor, shares a fun way you can enjoy your socially shared photos in printed format. This is a sponsored post and our writer was compensated, but all opinions remain her own.
A couple of years ago our very old tower hard drive crashed. It crashed hard and fast, taking all my precious images and documents with it. Imagine the thousands of memories on this hard drive. I think my heart actually stopped beating in that moment because I was so heartbroken. It happened while my husband was out of the country and I found an electronics shop that promised me the moon. They did deliver to me colorful rainbows and pink unicorns AND I never told my husband.
I learned the hard way on that very bad day . . . always back up my hard drives. I learned a good lesson and now back up all my images and documents on external hard drives. I’m so happy now knowing all my precious images and documents are safe and secure. I am a family photographer and my most prized possessions are my images.
One thing I don’t do with my images is print them. How sad is that? I always mean to, but just never get around to actually printing out great images. I Instagram and Facebook my images like every other person on this planet, but never print them. Until now! My Social Book takes my images from solely digital to print in a matter of moments.
Photography has always been a hobby for me and everyone always asks me for prints of my images after they see them online. I never really found a source that I loved or trusted with my images; so I basically just never printed anything. But I was recently introduced to My Social Book and discovered how easy it is to upload and order directly from my Facebook and Instagram accounts! I am finally preserving our memories in print!
My Social Book is a wonderful source to create a beautiful memory book with your Facebook life. All your photos, status updates, comments from friends . . . basically everything you want to add can be put into a My Social Book. In a few simple clicks I was able to add and delete the posts and photos I wanted in My Social Book. I was able to preview it in a matter of moments before I even placed my order. I was able to select specific date ranges, photo albums, wall messages, status updates and tagged images or timeline photos I had created to a streamlined layout. One My Social Book can be 25 pages or up to 500 pages. There is even the option to customize the cover type and color.
The My Social Book is perfect for Instagrams too! Simply connect your Instagram account to My Social Book and again select your date range and you have the option to leave the comments or not. My Social Book takes all your amazing images from your Instagram posts and turns them into a gorgeous memory book. There is even the option to create an amazing My Social Book for a friend!
I love to post all my images on my Facebook account for friends and family to see, but now I can take all my posts, updates and feeds from my Facebook account and print them all out in a gorgeous My Social Book. I remember as a child, I loved to sit at my grandmother’s house and pour over her stacks of photo albums. I want my children to have the same memories and I can finally have stacks of photo albums with My Social Book. My kids have gone through our My Social Book numerous times already. They are finally seeing our memories bound and beautiful.
My children are finally able to access our memories in hard print versus asking me to load up some images on my laptop to view. The best news is they can do this every single day if they wish. They will be able to remember vacations and family gatherings that we have all shared at different times in our lives. I’m so excited I found a medium that fits my family so well.
I don’t worry much about losing my valuable information from my computers any longer, because I now have constant reminders sitting here for everyone to enjoy.
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored.
Written by Teresa, a family lifestyle photographer who is happy homeschooling her three children in the Christian classical education theory in the suburbs of Chicago. You can find her on her blog Tiaras & Tantrums or on Twitter as @tiarastantrums.