Saturday, October 16, 2010

Lulu Photo Book-Review and Giveaway!!






Spectacular Gift Shopping Guide!!!
Day 5


I think I've mentioned before that I love pictures. And, with several digital cameras in our family, we end up with a lot of photos stored on our hard drives!  I enjoy having some of the special pictures printed off though, and put somewhere easy to show to friends.  Somewhere like a Photo Book! Lulu.com recently offered me the chance to create and review a photo book, and I jumped at the chance :)

Lulu offers a nice variety when ordering photo books. I was able to choose the size (they have about 7 sizes available), hardcover or soft, and then choose a theme for the book.  I picked the Vintage look, and then started adding pictures :)  I liked that I was able to decide how many pictures I wanted on each page, and could even add text if I wanted. It made it easy to add a caption to certain pictures, or even a certain page. For example, I devoted one page to each member of my family, and was able to put their name on that page. I also included a picture of my parents at their 27th wedding anniversary dinner, and put the date, etc. on the bottom of the page.  I think it makes the book a little bit more special than just having photos in it.  When my photo book came in I was very pleased with how nicely it turned out!  Very professional-looking, and the perfect thing to put on the coffee table. I showed it to a friend, and she thought it was great! Here are pictures of a couple pages from my book:







Lulu was founded in 2002 in Raleigh, NC by Bob Young. In addition to photo books, they also offer the opportunity for people to self-publish their books, whether hardcover, softcover, cookbooks, mini books, etc.


Lulu is giving one of my readers an 8.5x8.5 Hardcover 20 page Photo Book!! The winner will get to design their own book!

Mandatory Entry-

Tell me what photos you would put in your photo book-family, friends, a certain event?


Bonus Entries-






2 entries-Become (or be) a public follower of Hope's Cafe. Leave 2 comments.

1 entry-Follow me (
Pilgrim86) on Twitter. Leave a comment with your Twitter name.

1 entry-Tweet this giveaway. This may be done once daily. Leave a comment with a link to your Tweet.

1 entry-Enter another of my giveaways. Leave a comment for each giveaway you enter.

3 entries-Blog about this giveaway. Leave 3 comments with a link to your post.

Extra for duration of Spectacular Gift Shopping Guide!!
3 Entries-Add my "Spectacular Gift Shopping Guide" button to your blog sidebar. Leave 3 comments with a link to your blog.


This giveaway ends Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. Please leave a valid email address in each comment, as this is how the winner will be notified. Winner will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to US residents only.

Disclaimer:I was not monetarily compensated in any way for this review. I did receive product for the purpose of review.  All thoughts and opinions are mine. All quotes taken from the Lulu website.

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  1. I would use photographs of my daughters 2010 year.

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  27. I would put photos of our disney trip in my book or I would make a book of my senior year in high school. We already have so many pictures!

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