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papier photobook The perfect Christmas gift of happiness in a Papier photobook.

Do you find it difficult buying Christmas presents for your parents or in-laws?

I certainly do , for two reasons : Firstly, we have different tastes and second they have everything.

I’ve realised the things they value most may not be the expensive things we think they would like.

It’s the little things such as happiness and memories that are most treasured.

I know they love their grandchildren, and so creating a beautiful photobook of them as a gift will definitely bring joy.  Nowadays there are so many online photobook services, but one that has shone above the others is Papier photobooks. I adore the soft coated books they offer, printed on beautifully textured paper to give it a coffee table feel.

You have to check out the cover templates on their site too, they are stunning with lots of pretty pastels.

All the formats and fonts are just gorgeous. I picked a pretty sky blue cover.

It was so easy to create. Once I’ve picked the cover, all I had to do was to upload my edited photos from my  computer.

You could add captions or change layouts, but I kept mine simple with no words and let the picture do the talking. My photos were all taken during our family Summer holidays in Malaysia and Singapore.

In addition to photos of the kids, I added images of memorable moments , like this delicious yoghurt ice cream we chanced upon whilst hunting for that “instagram worthy restaurant” in the sweltering Kuala Lumpur heat. Can you spot that sunset by the beach in my Papier photobook? That was the romantic stroll I took with my husband whilst in the Tropical island of Langkawi.

There are loads of captured images of the kids too. I don’t want to spoil it for the grandparents in case they are reading this. I can’t believe I’ve managed to cross two gifts off my Christmas list.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this post and that it has helped you with some of your Christmas gift ideas. Capturing those moments in a book is so precious, as often these moments get lost in the sea of digital images on our camera roll.

Hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend. Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead.

( All styling and photography are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little big Bell. This is a paid partnership post with Papier. All opinions are my own).

how-to-create-your-own-photo-book-uk-little-big-bell 2017 will be the year for collecting memories of the time spent with my family. To kickstart this resolution, I’ve decided to make a family photo book from our holiday pictures. Our last holiday was spent in Vancouver, Seattle and Portland.

It was just the perfect timing when asked me to try out their photo book service. They also offer photo transfers onto Canvas Prints, Acrylic Prints and Aluminium Prints. how-to-save-memories-with-photo-books-little-big-bell The Christmas break was the perfect time to edit all those accumulated holiday pictures.

It was fun doing so, as I felt like I was revisiting those wonderful places and experiences from our last vacation again.

It was really easy to navigate the site. The uploading of images to the photo book  was a straightforward intuitive process. how-to-organise-photos-into-photo-books-little-big-bell You can choose various sizes of photo books with different covers. I decided on an A4 hardback book. create-your-own-online-photo-book-by-little-big-bell Texts can be added to the images if you desire, but I decided to let my images do the talking.

The photo above is of Canon beach, based in Clatsop County, Oregon. We stopped by for a stroll on the beach, en route from Seattle to Portland.

It was a stunning beach, with fine white sand and beautiful waves. Interestingly, it was the beach where The Goonies, Twilight and Point Break were filmed. my-picture-photo-book-little-big-bell There is a choice of formats for the Photo book pages. You can have one large image per page or create a collage of images, as I have done here. photo-holiday-book-by-my-pictures-uk-photo-by-little-big-bell This beach scene was at White Rock in British Columbia. holiday-photo-book-little-big-bell I was so pleased with the finished product. The paper was of high quality and the printed images came out with perfect clarity and colour.

I will be sending this photo book as a gift to my mother in law, but will definitely be reprinting another one for myself soon.

Do you have uploaded holiday photos on your computer that you would like to print? Well, now you can with

I have a special code for you to create either a 20x20cm or 30x20cm photo canvas for free by using the promotion code LITTLEBIGFREECANVA. The code is valid till 01/03/2017. Shipping cost is not included.

Hope this post has inspired you to start creating family memories too. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This is a collaborative post with, but all opinions are my own).

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