If you can't even remember what it looked like, or what you did there? That's why I like having photo books of each vacation we've taken. No need to hunt through thousands of digital photos in hundreds of digital folders, just rummage through some albums and you have something to show your great aunt who hates computers :)
If you want to get all of your memories out of your phone and onto paper, check out the Mosaic photo app. It lets you create photo books from your phone in literally 5 minutes flat. Just select 20 photos from your phone or iPad, make sure you like the order in which they appear, and Mosaic does the rest.
On the very first page, Mosaic showcases a selection of your photos in a beautiful collage. The selection and layout is random but if you don't like what appears you can reshuffle the photos and try your luck. Your 20 photos appear on pages 2 thru 21, one photo per page.
There's no zooming or cropping: Mosaic will print the photos on the pages in their original proportion (which means that if you want the largest possible photo, use square photos!). You get exactly 20 photos, no more, no less. If you want to include more than 20 photos, you'll need to combine some in a collage -- but since the finished photo book is only 7x7 inches, your photos will be small.
You can change the background color to black or white, but that's pretty much the only customization you can make. Sadly, you can't add captions (my only complaint -- well, that, and the fact that the only size available is 7x7). But the great thing is that you can finish making your book in 5 minutes.
You'll end up with a beautiful, hard bound 7x7 inch photo book with a cut-out cover so you can see the Mosaic photo collage peeking through. You don't even need to create a Mosaic account (thank goodness, that's one less password to remember).
Even the pricing is simple: $20, plus $4 for US shipping. It arrives in about 4 days. What an easy and quick way to capture all of your summer memories!
Win a Mosaic photo book
One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will receive a code good for one free Mosaic photo book plus free shipping. Winner must download the Mosaic app on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch in order to use the code.
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