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Polaroids. They were here and then they were almost gone, now they seem to be back. (yay!)

But even if you don’t have a polaroid camera or the hard-to-find film, you can create entire photo books with that instant photo look. Just select the Polaroid-like theme on Bonté Books.

This theme is clean and simple. A basic white background with a few different photo layouts – one photo (shown above) or 2-4 a page depending on the size of the book. The larger books can fit four photos, the smaller ones fit two photos (see below.)

This theme is great with any type of photos but I decided to use it with old family photos. I have a few albums that were given to me by my grandma filled with family photos, most over 70 years old. The photos were very fragile and I would hate to see anything happen to them. I decided to make a photo book as a way to permanently “save” the photos forever. It’s a great way to preserve family history and gives everyone in the family an opportunity to have a book of their own.

I started by scanning the photos, uploaded them into Flickr, and then selected the Flickr tab on the Bonté Books photo uploader. Once the account was linked, I selected the set that contained the old photos and ta-da – there they were. Simple and easy! (you can also upload them directly into Bonté and bypass Flickr)

Then I just started designing my Bonté photo book by changing the layouts and adding photos. This is a 5 x7 photo book so the layout below shows two photos per page – four total across a two page spread. You can also add text below the images.

What’s great about the Bonté Books’ photo book software is that it saves your work as you go – no need to worry that your book might be lost. You can start a book tonight and if you can’t finish it, just come back to the site tomorrow and it will be there – just click on the existing projects button.

Look, in this next layout I did add text. It’s helpful for this type of book because then everyone knows who is in each photo, and you could even add the year if you’d like.

Plus Bonté has a layout with a full page photo on one page and a polaroid photo on the opposite page. It adds a nice variety,

As you can see the polaroid theme is easy to use and creates a very clean design. Try creating a Bonté photo book with it today!

We want to hear from you!! What are your thoughts on this theme? What other themes would you like to see – leave a comment and let us know!!

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This is our 5×5 sized photo book – “Petite” as we call it. It’s cute and very portable. Best use? Create one to put in your purse (or bag or car for guys) so you can show off your latest (kid, pet, travel) photos.

5x5 Photo Book

(fabulous bag photo courtesy of Evelda’s Neverland)

Our next featured size is much larger. It’s the 11.25 x 8.75. Best use? A bookcase! Can you image an entire bookcase filled with photo books of your life? Kind of a fun idea, right? Plus, with spine lettering available you can easily find whichever book you’re looking for! (awesome bookcase (and cat!) photo courtesy of boudist.com)

Next up is our largest photo book the Grand 12×12. Best use? Your coffee table! This book size is perfect for wedding photos, family photos or your impressive travel photos. And like all Bonté Books it comes in either linen or image cover options.

(photo courtesy of Apartment Therapy)

So now’s the time to get started on your next Bonté photo book!

What’s your favorite book size? How are you going to use it? We’ll give one lucky person who comments FREE shipping off their next order!