The Vendor and Product information
Product: 20 Page Softcover Yearbook
Price: shipping to Canada is $10.99. $1.99 for each additional copy, with 50 copies getting free shipping. Price for the 20 page softcover yearbook is $8.49. So for $20 you get a yearbook shipped to you. Can't really complain on that can you? You can also add pages for 22 cents each.
Ages: anyone can do this who has the skill to upload photos, follow directions and pick out a colour scheme.
How We Used it
I'll admit.. I did the layout. I picked out the pictures, uploaded them, chose their positioning and everything. It was fun. Though at times frustrating. If I loaded a picture because I wanted to use it in one section, I struggled with figuring out how to use it in a different section. BUT overall I found it very easy to navigate and use. I appreciated that they gave examples of layouts you could use to help provide inspiration.
My son picked the backgrounds. He had a definite liking for various shades of blue, I actually had to talk him out of it at one point and say, let's try this gold one here... see how it makes the pictures look brighter?
One of the things that impressed was that that you could have multiple editors. Instead of everyone having to get together to decide on photos and wording you could actually (if doing this for a larger group) assign pages to individual people to do, and then review them together. Quite easily edited and formatted. It's in essence, scrap-booking made easy. :)
1. Decide on your categories
2. Upload your pictures
3. Determine your page layout. Either out of your own imagination or from provided ideas. Change as desired.
4. Insert pictures and captions. Chose your font, size, colour, etc. Position it all as desired.
5. Add decorations (page backgrounds etc)
6. Order and wait for it to arrive. They say up to three weeks, I got mine in about 1.5 and I live in Canada. I thought that was quite impressive.
7. Show to family and friends.
I know that I showed it to a few of my homeschool friends and they were quite impressed. I am hopeful to get folks on board to do this as a group next year. It's so affordable and easy to do. Wouldn't it be fun to get a whole homeschool group involved...all those shared memories. :)
If you are stuck on ideas, they have an ideas page. You can also, if doing as a group, create personalized pages at the end of each yearbook. :)