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Our founder is encouraging you to collect more memories this holiday season with her Mixbook line of customizable calendars, recipe books, and more.
The holidays will be here before you know it, which means now is the perfect time to start thinking about gift giving. We think one of the most thoughtful ways to spread cheer to loved ones this season is with a personalized, from-the-heart present. And our founder agrees—Martha just released a line of customizable photo books that are perfect for gifting to friends and family during the holidays. From recipe books to travel albums, Martha’s books will encourage you to collect more memories this season.
Martha's Photo Book Gifting Tips
When making photo books for your loved ones, keep some of Martha's best tips in mind.
Add detail: Include locations under photos or on pages to help tell the story behind the pictures on each page.
Make it heartfelt: Customize the photo book with personal touches to make it meaningful for the recipient.
Consider your layout: While it may make sense to organize photos in chronological order for a travel photo book or year in review, consider organizing sections based on themes. For example, family albums can be divided by holidays, birthdays, vacations, and more.
Collaborate: Personalized gifts don't have to be a solo project. Reach out to the appropriate family and friends to see if they have images worth contributing to your design.
Plan ahead: While each calendar and photo book in Martha's collection can be designed quickly and easily, start creating your gifts as soon as possible to avoid unnecessary stress.
Get your holiday shopping done early by shopping some of Martha's photo books, which she plans to gift to her loved ones this season.
Mixbook International Travel by Martha Stewart
Gift your travel companion a book filled with photos from a recent excursion, which is what Martha plans to give to her nearest and dearest this year. "My return to historic Skylands this summer was magical—it was filled with some of my favorite foods and people, enjoying nature and the stunning views," Martha says. "I knew I had to give each guest a special memento from that unforgettable weekend."
Mixbook Best Year Ever Calendar by Martha Stewart
To kick off her gift-giving tradition, Martha is creating a calendar as a surprise for her team members. Her calendar will match the photos to the month they were taken in and feature personal touches, like entertaining captions and the day’s biggest highlights. "I have always encouraged collecting memories—it helps people form a connection with something that makes their lives more meaningful," she says.
Mixbook Recipe Photo Book by Martha Stewart
Preserve your family's most cherished recipes in Martha's recipe photo book. When personalizing one of these heirloom cookbooks for your loved ones, feature a photo of the finished dish as well as a picture of the family member who created it. Complete the momento by including beautiful calligraphy style words to describe each dish.
Mixbook Baby Neutral Photo Book by Martha Stewart
A perfect gift for new parents, document their baby's first moments in a sweet photo journal, like this one from Martha. To delight them even more this holiday season, add cute captions, footprints, and important milestones to the book.
Mixbook Ancestry Photo Book by Martha Stewart
Dive deep into your family ancestry and build a photo book that honors past generations. In Martha's ancestry book, you can turn old photos and family artifacts into a bound legacy. Add details about each family member featured in the book to keep a record of your family tree for generations to come.
Mixbook Abstract Family Book by Martha Stewart
You can never go wrong with a classic family album that wraps all of your fondest moments into one special book. This photo journal from Martha is the perfect place to document everything from family reunions and summer vacations to holidays and everyday memories.
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