The ultimate guide to creating a Christmas-themed photo book

The ultimate guide to creating a Christmas-themed photo book

December 22, 2023


The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting longer, and the hours until you have to magic up an array of thoughtful and practical, yet fun and interesting gifts are creeping up fast… Yes, you could go for the same elf-themed socks but what should you get the ones that mean something extra special?

A Christmas photo book marries the festive and the fun with the magic of friends and family. We all love a photo book — embracing nostalgia and reminiscing over memories is something we can share, especially at Christmas. And whether you’re looking for a last-minute gift or want to treat yourself to some festive magic, here’s how to create a Christmas-themed photo book with a bit of help from myFUJIFILM with a professional finish. 

Choosing the images for your Christmas photo book

Do you have a phone camera jam-packed with photos from the past year? A photo book is the perfect way to release those images from your device and create a satisfyingly tangible album of memories. 

But how do you choose the pictures for your Christmas photo book?

The ultimate guide to creating a Christmas photo book

Christmases gone by

For a real trip down memory lane, consider selecting photos from past Christmases. You might have a favourite image of your little one’s first Christmas. Perhaps there’s a funny picture of the whole family from two years ago. Or maybe you want to go way back and find photos of your childhood holidays — this could make a great photo book gift for a sibling or parent.

Family portraits

For a more structured take on the previous idea, why not make a festive photo book that displays family portraits from different Christmases? It might be the same pose each year, a showcase of bold Christmas jumpers, or a growing family with new additions appearing in each picture.

Festive decorations

Do you want to make a photo book that summons the essence of Christmas? If you’re a keen photographer, you may have some captivating pictures of fairy lights, Christmas trees, and snowflakes. These can make a beautiful coffee table photo book with a cosy feel.

Pet portraits

Who doesn’t enjoy an album filled with cute cat or dog photos? If you’re wondering what to gift an animal-loving friend, a Christmas photo book filled with pictures of their pet could be just the ticket. Maybe there are already some photos of their pets in seasonal attire — bow ties, elf hats, or reindeer antlers. If not, you can add some festive frames to give a seasonal feel — more on that in a moment.

How to design your Christmas book

Once you’ve chosen your images, it’s time to put your photo book together. With handy photo book software, it’s easy to add your photos to a template, personalise the design, and send it to print.

  • Frames and backgrounds: Why not add some festive backgrounds or frames to your photo book pages? Choose a sophisticated colour scheme of ice blue or go all-out with vibrant reds and greens. 
  • Captions: Adding captions is a great way to personalise your Christmas photo books. Your captions could simply state dates and locations to add context to the memories or you could even add some Christmas cracker-style jokes for a bit of fun!
  • The front cover: The picture you choose for the front cover of your Christmas photo book will set the scene for the pages within. Select a photo that really encapsulates the festive season. It’s also important to make sure you choose a high-resolution photo to make sure it doesn’t become blurry when your book goes to print.
The ultimate guide to creating a Christmas photo book

Design and print a heartwarming Christmas photo book

Whether it’s a gift for a loved one or a way to look back on festive memories yourself, a Christmas-themed photo book is sure to spark some seasonal joy. Start creating your photo book today.

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