*FREE* Hardcover Photobook from Picaboo!


There’s a new photo freebie in town…. and it’s called Picaboo!   For a limited time, you can get an 8.5 x 11″ Hardcover Book (reg. $40) for just $8.99 shipping!

I am a HUGE fan of their Photobooks, they did a freebie like this last year – and I jumped at my chance to make a Free Leatherbound Photo Book.  If you like scrapbooking – you’ll love all their book customization options – this site is AMAZING (There are over 15,000 background choices alone)!

Go HERE to register & get your own FREE 8.5 x 11 Hardcover Photo Book (NEW USERS ONLY).  Next:

  • Upload your pictures
  • Choose a cool theme, background, collage layouts – They have everything you need to digitally Scrapbook!
  • Use code FREEBK at checkout to deduct all but the shipping ($8.99 is not bad for a hardcover family album)

Now for an added twist – a GIVEAWAY!

I want to use this Photo Book as a gift idea. It’s one of the little ways I save money on presents – with good planning!  If you share your gift idea (Come on you creative types!) in the comment section – you can win (10) of this week’s super-fantastic newspaper inserts!  (You know, the one with all the Proctor & Gamble Coupons….)  I’ll announce the winner on Friday.

So let’s share our frugal photobook gift ideas and help each other out!


  1. Thea says

    I am using my free book as a Baby Shower Gift. I took pictures at my friends Baby Shower and I am putting together the book so she will always have a keepsake of the Shower.

  2. amanda says

    For my free book I decided to make a ‘senior’ book for my daughter. She graduated the class of 2010 and toward the end of the school year money was very tight around our home with my husbands hours getting cut back at work. Given our situation I was not able to purchase her senior photos and prom pics, which I felt very bad about, because this is a very special time in her life. I felt like I had let her down even though she acted like it didnt bother her. So I took this oppurtunity to capture those memories through pics she had posted on her facebook and myspace pages. I got the book last week and it is beautiful. I cant wait to give it to her when she comes home to visit from college this weekend!!

  3. Felecia McHone says

    I threw my parents a “surprise” vow renewal a couple of years ago. They wanted a church wedding, but wouldn’t spend money on it themselves. So with the assistance of family, friends and church family…we gave them the wedding they never had …37 years later. This book is for them so that they will have the photo’s handy any time they need to smile.

  4. Melissa says

    We celebrated my grandmother’s 100th birthday last month. I used my code to make her a photo book of the celebration, which included her friends and family from all over the country and Italy, as well. I know she will love it! We have also given her a calendar w/photos of the family & everyone’s birthdays in the past, too.

  5. michele says

    In a couple of months we are going to visit my husbands grandmother in virginia. We have always been very close. We are going to take pictures of my husband when he was a child with her and pictures of my son and her, and put them in there. On the last couple of pages were going to put ultrasounds pictures of our newest edition that she doesn’t know about yet. I think she’ll be excited.

  6. says

    I have not visited the site yet, but I am really hoping to have time soon to do so. I made a Cookbook one time for my mother and mother in law @ Valentines. They absoutely LOVED it. I wondered if somethign like that might be possible at this site.

  7. Jess says

    My brother is in Iraq for the 4th time. His wife and I decided that for his birthday coming up we’d like to do something special. So…we had a “birthday party” for him this weekend. There was a cake and all his favorite foods along with family and friends. The idea is that we’ll take photos and make a book from them. Once the book arrives, we’ll ship it to him and he’ll get it as a special birthday surprise!

  8. Victoria Underwood says

    I will use this deal to make a book for my 6 year old nephew that has Asburgers Syndrome (not sure of that spelling) but this summer my sister brought him to visit which is the first time in 2 years! All our kids had so much fun, swimming, slip + sliding, fireworks, and just hanging out. He cried when it was time to go home so I’m going to make him a book of all the pictures I took of him + his cousins. Thanks so much for the heads up on this deal :)

  9. qtkry says

    My husbands birthday is coming up in just a little over a week. He is always asking me for pictures of our kids and family. This will make a great present that I know will put a huge smile on his wonderful face. I can’t wait to give it to him!

  10. Ashley says

    For Christmas, I made my dad a calendar with a photo from each month of the previous year and all the important dates listed. He loved it!

  11. says

    Thanks to Facebook, my family has reunited after 30+ years. We are having tons of fun posting old photos and new ones, in order to catch up on too many missed years. I’m going to use this book idea to collect all of those photos (and memories) of the old days, along with the new ones that we’re now making. I found out I have lots of cousins that are married with grown children. We’re all grand parents now so that means lots of baby pictures…

  12. Misti says

    I am going to make my grandmother a book of her great-grandkids. She has 2 that live nearby and 3 that live a couple hrs. away that she doesn’t see very often. I thought this would be a great birthday or Christmas present for her.

  13. Courtney says

    I have used the Picaboo books in the past to make photos of the wedding for our parents and husband’s grandparents, who were not able to attend. My next project is to make a little book for my mother-in-law of pictures of my 17-month-old and my 15-month-old nephew. :) They really turned out nice — I used some background photos of the chapel and the restaurant where we had our rehearsal dinner as some of the backgrounds for the pages.

  14. Sheila says

    We just finished our All-Star baseball season and all the boys were very close. We spent a lot of time together on and off the field, so I think it would be a good idea to make a photo book for each child to include both team photos (1 serious & 1 goofy) as well as candid shots from all the tournaments, meals, sleepovers, parties & camp out at Chester Frost Park.

  15. Erin Y. says

    First I just want to say thank you to the other Erin that posted before me and gave a me a great idea for my husband’s 30th birthday coming up in November!! I would love to use her idea of “30 reasons we love you” and make one for my husband as well! I love it!

    For my idea, I thought it would be cool to make a book for a friend who recently had a baby, and in the book, capture the baby’s first 12 months in a scrapbook format. Then the book could be given to the baby’s family at the baby’s first birthday party! What a sweet treasure for a new mom and dad who more than likely don’t have the time to collect all the photos and put them into a book while adjusting to parenthood. You could even include a personalized message to the baby and the baby’s family as a dedication in the book. :)

  16. mackey0602 says

    My son will be turing 1 in a little over a month so I am going to make a book of his first trip around the sun!!! Its a gift for him that I’ll keep forever!

  17. Rebecca Walker says

    I’m so glad you posted this. I threw my grandma a surprise 75th birthday party this past Saturday and we took pictures to make her a book like this and this will save me lots of $$!! All of our family weren’t able to come but I got some great pictures of the ones that did for her to cherish, including a picture of 5 generations! I can’t wait to surprise her with this now, thanks!!

  18. says

    I used the photo book to make a birthday present for my husband….33 reasons why his kids loved him (because he was turning 33). With each picture, I put #4…because Daddy makes me smile (and a picture of them smiling)….and so on. It was actually a featured project when you looked at the Shutterfly community, and my husband really enjoyed it.

  19. Rebecca says

    My dad passed away on July 12th…I just made three of these books (one for my mom, my sister, and myself). Colors always meant something to my dad who was a Baptist preacher, so I used bold colors in red, blue, and yellow for the page colors. In mom’s I put pics of her and dad and their kids and grandkids, in my sister’s I put pics of daddy with her and her kids and likewise in mine. They both told me it was the perfect gift to help with the healing process.

  20. Rebecca Champion says

    My dad passed away on July 12th…I just made three of these photo books as keepsake gifts…one for my mom, my sister, and myself. In mom’s I put pics of her and daddy and their kids and grandkids, in my sister’s book I put pics of her and daddy and her kids, and the same in mine. They both told me I couldn’t have given them anything they would have liked any better. They both said it was the perfect gift for helping to heal. Colors always meant something to my daddy, who was a Baptist preacher. I used bold colors in red, yellow, and blue for page colors…b/c we all heard the representations as he saw them.

  21. Lisa Simpkins says

    Every year my side of the family exchanges one homemade gift for each family instead of buying gifts. This year I’m making coupon binders for each of them! It’s a gift that could save them money all year long!

  22. Andrea says

    Last year I used the free book as wedding album for my sister-in-law’s gift. She had a destination wedding in Vegas so I got all the photos from the wedding and turned them into a keepsake book for her. My mother-in-law liked it so much she bought one for herself! It is a great way to make a inexpensive gift that is truly from the heart.

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