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Friday, March 16, 2012

Shutterfly Yearbooks are Here!

Can you tell which one is me?
Ah, we're nearing the end of the school year.  You can tell by that sweet, spring-like smell that comes in through your open windows and by the stinky, stale smell that comes from your child's backpack and sneakers!  (Man, do my kids stink at the end of the day!)

When I was in school, my favorite thing about the end of the year was receiving my yearbook.  Of course, I bought one every year and couldn't wait to start flipping through the pages.  My Senior year, I even served on the yearbook committee.  I still have every one of my yearbooks and I flip through them from time to time.  My husband has a perfect memory when it comes to names and faces of people.  I, on the other hand, forget someone the moment they walk away.  When he tells me about running into someone from high school on the street, I have to pull out my old BHS yearbook and look them up.  Often, a spark of remembrance will help me realize who in the world he is talking about.  I treasure every yearbook and even take them with me to class reunions.

So, now you know I love yearbooks.  You probably also know I love Shutterfly.  I've blogged about my Shutterfly albums and cards many times.  I like to make a book each year to showcase the fun and exciting things that happened in our lives.  I also learned by Child #4 that a Shutterfly album is much easier, neater, and cheaper than a homemade scrapbook (which I always manage to botch up).

This week, Shutterfly emailed me to announce their new line of Yearbooks.  I was very excited to find out more.  I enjoy helping out in the PTA at school and was anxious to find out how this works.  School yearbooks are so costly, especially when you have three kids in school who all want one.  Shutterfly yearbooks start as low as $5 a book, if you contact the company directly for a quote!  Wow...what a difference from the expensive yearbooks my kids make me buy!

You can design your yearbook to your exact needs and specifications.  That's always been my favorite thing about Shutterfly!  If you're not the creative type or rushed for time, they also have a Simple Path option that does all the work for you!

I am very pleased with Shutterfly's quality and I've witnessed how the albums last.  Another awesome thing about the yearbook you create is that Shutterfly saves it forever, allowing you to order another copy any time...forever!  If my house burns down, my yearbooks are not replaceable.  What peace of mind comes with the fact that you can replace a lost or damaged yearbook any time!

This is definitely a deal I'm taking to my PTA president!  Our Art teacher always creates the yearbook, but I just might fight her for the chance next time!  How fun would it be to make a yearbook for church groups or other clubs?  With prices that reasonable, it's definitely something I'm going to pursue for my extra-curricular activities!

If you're interesting in learning more about Shutterfly yearbooks, visit their website.  You can also get more information via Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.  

This post is sponsored by Shutterfly but the thoughts and opinions are completely my own.

1 comment:

Mimsie said...

Gret idea--I hope your PTA president listens.