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  • Writer's pictureRobyn Davie

Why Photo Books Are Perfect for Snuggle Season!

The seasons are changing. The days are getting shorter, the temperatures are getting colder, and snuggling on the couch with a blanket and a mug of hot chocolate is fast becoming the new preferred pastime.

We’ve become pretty accustomed to staying indoors for long periods of time over the past year. You’ve baked all the banana bread, started (and abandoned) a TikTok account, picked up (and most likely also abandoned) about fifty different craft hobbies, and have probably begun to scrape the bottom of the barrel on Netflix. What else could there possibly be left to do?

Well, we’ve got a great idea for you - put together some photo books!

Right now is actually the perfect time to order your next photo book, whether it be from your last (perhaps long-ago) family holiday, memorable get-together, or even just a day in the life of your crazy-special family.

Here are three reasons why we think that creating a photo book should be the next thing on your stay-at-home to-do list:

1. Re-live Your Favourite Memories

One of the best parts about winter is being able to snuggle up with your loved ones and reminisce about your memories of sunny days and warmer weather. We can’t think of anything better than sitting in a patch of sunlight with a good cup of coffee while flipping through a photo book filled with images of our best experiences - golden afternoons at the park, a birthday party surrounded by family and friends, a gorgeous wedding album…the list is endless.

Re-living those favourite moments and memories is a sure-fire way to give you the warm and fuzzies, and fight off the winter chill!

2. Create a Gorgeous Keepsake

The process of creating a photo book is just as satisfying and rewarding as flipping through the end product. Just imagine it:

There you are, snuggled up with your loved ones on the couch or in bed, warm mugs of hot chocolate or coffee (maybe even some wine, we don’t judge) in hand, flipping through pictures that bring back memories filled with love, light, and just a sprinkle of poignant nostalgia. Once you’ve picked out the best ones, you send them off to your wonderful designer (hi, that’s us) - maybe you’ve included a few snappy captions, a few inside jokes to sprinkle between the photographs, or maybe you’re just happy for the images to speak for themselves.

After a few weeks, the doorbell rings - a mysterious man in uniform arrives and hands you a nondescript package. Curious and excited, you hurriedly tear into the box and there, sitting on soft, pristine tissue paper, is the result of your labour of love. The cover is glossy and colourful, the pages thick and luxurious. On every page is a beautifully printed rendition of a cherished face; a warm memory; a loving look and a joyful smile. You feel the corners of your own mouth start to twitch upwards as the corners of your eyes crinkle with happiness.

Now doesn’t that sound good?

We think so too!

More info? Explore this post for a deep dive into the photo books that we offer.

3. Preserve Special Moments In Time

Life is fast, furious, and fleeing - this is something we’ve learned all too well recently. Photo books are the perfect way to preserve special memories of your loved ones, as well as irreplaceable moments and events.

But on top of being a beautiful physical presentation of your favourite images, photo books are also an excellent way of avoiding the dreaded Hard Drive Crash, or Stolen Phone Disaster, or even the Accidentally Spilled Coffee Over The Computer Incident.

Look, we might be a little biased here, but we really think that photo books are just great in every way.

So if you’re looking for something to do on a chilly winter’s day while you’re snuggled under a blanket in front of the TV, or even if you just like the feel of a smooth, solid book in your hands, why not try your hand at creating a photo book?

Even if it seems like a daunting project, fret not! We have an excellent team of designers who are on-hand to turn your favourite memories into works of art that you can revisit time and time again.

(Also, have we mentioned that winter is also an excellent time to update your family photos? The beautiful, crisp air photographs so well, and it’s the perfect opportunity for lots and lots - and LOTS - of cuddles!)

Ready? Explore our online store for all the options on our books, prints and home decor.

Get in touch with us today to start planning your next gorgeous family photo book!

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All photos in this post were taken by the Robyn Davie Creative Studio photographic team.

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