I’ve always been mildly obsessed with journals.

There’s just something about the clean pages, the possibility of words, thoughts, emotions. Journals, like photos, are a way to capture everyday life. From the beautiful to the painful and every-little-silly-detail in between. And best of all, journals are always there, just pick it up and go. Write, draw, paint, or scribble – it’s completely up to you.

Now, with Bonté Books you can create a photo book journal. That’s right, a custom theme where you can add lined pages (or graph paper!) along with your own photos.

Photos + Journal. My two favorite things together.

The possibilities are nearly endless. The best way to tackle it –  jump in and get creative.

I made my journal 12×12 because I’ve never had a journal that large and it seemed more impressive to me.

And, as you can see, impressive it is.

When you select the journal theme you have the option to add text to the pages as well. I used this feature to add quotes and phrases (see the first photo!) to select pages. You can also add full page images or a smaller image in the middle of the journal page.

And like all photo books from Bonté Books, you can expect it to be professionally bound to last. Unlike other photo books that fall apart, Bonté Books are made to last a long, long time.

Here are some creative ideas for the journal theme:

  • Create a journal for your kids! Add photos of them and your family and friends and encourage them to write (or draw) about their life.
  • Journals make the perfect baby shower gift! The perfect way for a soon-to-be mom to write down her feelings before and after the baby is born.
  • A great big to-do list. It just makes it seem a little less daunting (and slightly more fun) when you have something nice to write your to-do list on.

Do you have any ideas for creative journaling? Or do you have an idea for a custom theme you’d like to see? Let us know!! We’ll select one comment to receive a FREE photo book!