I mentioned a few weeks back on Instagram that I’m simply terrible with journaling and printing out all our family photos. As my kids are growing up, I feel it’s high time i get all these photos documented in tangible form for little ones to look and for us all to enjoy. But going through all our photos of the past very very very daunting (you’ve been there?). I kept trying to go by year, or by child and it all seemed so overwhelming. So I thought, hey, Halloween is coming up, I’m in the spirit of things and it’s one of our very favorite holidays – so why not start there? So that’s just what I did. I gathered all our past photos from the autumn seasons and put together some albums with chatbooks. And it was SO easy. phew!

Chatbooks currently has some fun Halloween album covers that you can use to make things more festive! My favorite is this one: “I Solemnly Swear I am up to No Good”. Yay for Harry Potter! The others are sweet as well. We did a fun mix of these illustrated covers and photos from past years.


The best part is seeing the kids peruse these books. They are so enchanted with nostalgia! And to have little sister see what her brothers were up to before she came around – so special.


I was also sure to include my halloween DIY’s in the book for the kids to keep and do with their little ones some day. Now I want to do one with festive holiday recipes. So many fun ideas and I’m just getting started with my Chatbooks collection!

And if you’re like me at all, someone who has tons of photos that need to be printed but is so overwhelmed with where to start – I highly suggest going with seasons. It makes things much more simple and lots of fun. We’re onto the Christmas season next!

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    Marta "Nefertari"

    November 3, 2017

    Great idea!

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    December 8, 2017

    Hi, can you recommend the quality of chatbooks photobooks? I´ve seen many photo books but never sure about their quality. Thank you! Verena

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      December 14, 2017

      Hi Verena,

      as far as their price, I was pleasantly surprised by their good quality. I was really happy. That said, I think more expensive books, such as Artifact have even better quality of paper, printing, etc. But for the price and the ease, I like chatbooks a lot. For more formal record keeping I might try others.



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