This post is sponsored by Mixbook.
Have you started your holiday shopping and crafting yet? Every year we’re surprised how quickly the season comes up, but we’re always excited to get into the holiday spirit in every way possible. This year we’ve collaborated with Mixbook to add some family memories to our kids’ stockings featuring their high quality photo books!
It is SO easy to create a completely custom photo book – we chose the smallest size to act as stocking stuffers, and went with a simple design that would allow our kids to get creative with it. All you have to do is upload your photos online, gather a handful of festive stickers, and package it all up in your kids’ stockings! Not only will you have the memories from the past year in your photo book, but you’ll be creating new memories too by decorating the book as a family. We had so much fun with this one and bet you and your little ones will too – check out our tips and tricks below!
what you need:
- Square 8.5”x8.5” Mixbook photo book
- Holiday stickers
- Washi tape in festive colors & patterns
- Stamps & ink pads
- Envelopes, bows, & wrap
Gather all your goodies – we chose metallic star stickers, Christmas sticker sheets, fun washi tape, stamps, and ink pads. Markers or crayons could be great additions too! Package the decorating goodies into little packets – use envelopes, small boxes, or treat bags to wrap everything up. We divided everything among a few different envelopes so that there’s lot to be opened. Depending on the size of your stocking, you can also wrap your Mixbook photo book to go inside too! Or, if like us, you have a few kids that will be decorating the one book, divide the goodies among all the stockings and keep the photo book aside to be decorated as a family later on.
Once you’ve wrapped everything, you’re ready to go! After the stocking have been opened, kids will love decorating the cover and each page of the photo book. If using paint or ink, make sure to let each page dry before working on the next to prevent any smudging.
Decorating your photo book is an amazing way to get kids involved and create even more amazing family memories! Make your own custom photo book with Mixbook today and get it in time for the holidays!