Today’s Quick Gift idea isn’t quite as speedy as the Instagram book we featured earlier – but if you have fourteen or so photos you love, we think you can knock this lovely gift out in less than an hour (which, let’s face it, isn’t a lot of time for a gift they’ll love year-round). Plus, if you’re someone who has trouble completing a book because you just don’t know where to stop – the weekly planner is perfect. Let’s get started.
Today: Make a custom Weekly Planner
Time required: About an hour
Ingredients: 15 (or so) photos from your computer, Flickr , SmugMug, Picasa, or Photobucket
Cost: Starts at $23.95
Step 1: Download Blurb BookSmart
Step 2: Choose to start a new book and select “Weekly Planner.”
Step 3: Pick a size for your planner (5×8 inches or 6×9 inches), and the start and end dates
Step 4: Choose where you’d like to get your photos from (computer, Flickr, SmugMug, Picasa, Photobucket)
Step 5: Drag and drop photos onto the covers, title page, and each month
If you’re happy with it, just preview and order the book. Of course you can further customize it (change the fonts for the day and month, add little thumbnail photos to each week view, even type events into specific days) and we have all those tips. Or order it as is. It’ll be a gift unlike anything else they’ll receive this year.