Spark a smile – top reasons to make a photo book

By Bonusprint on 4 August 2023

We love helping to make you, or someone you love, smile with our photo books, so we thought we’d put together some of the top reasons people create them with us here at bonusprint. Check out our blog on the most popular themes people make their photo books about.

There’s nothing better than making someone smile, whether they’re old friends, new ones, or your family. Knowing you’ve sparked a bit of joy is such a great way to feel connected, and sending them a bonusprint photo book through the mail will certainly do the trick, especially when you can’t be there to give them a giggle in person. There are loads of reasons to create one of our photo books, but there are definitely a few themes that our customers return to time and again. If you want to make someone smile but need some tips on what to create, here are the top reasons to make a photo book.

Baby’s first photo book


It’s a classic — creating a photo book to celebrate a new arrival. It’s no surprise that these are consistently one of our most popular photo books. Having a baby is one of life’s major moments, and time flies when the little one arrives, so why wouldn’t you want to treasure every memory in a fantastic book? They make amazing keepsakes that help you look back on all their milestones over the first few months for years to come. We’ve got plenty of baby-themed pre-designed templates, which are all customisable, for you to use: click the button below. Giving this photo book as a gift to a partner or grandparents (especially if they’ve not been able to visit for a while) is guaranteed to spark a smile. If you need a little inspiration on how to make your baby photo book, check out our tips right here.

baby-themed pre-designed templates

Document your travels


Travel books are a great way to bundle the best moments of any memorable trip. Whether it’s a weekend getaway with friends, a summer holiday, an intercontinental adventure or some well-deserved family time just spending quality time together – we’ve got you covered. We’ve got theme books in any type or shape to match: just pick your favourite design and tweak it any way you like. Go for a pocket size book to share your short trips or opt for XL when you’ve got a bigger story to tell. And if you have shot panoramic landscapes, or beautiful high quality photos, print them across both pages with premium layflat.

Check out these 6 tips for creating a travel photo book to learn more and relive your favourite travels moments together with your dear ones.

Photo book gifts


A gift will always make someone smile – who doesn’t like getting a surprise package through the letterbox? Sending a photo book as a gift is a great way to let your friends and family know that you’re thinking of them. It’s also a brilliant way to reconnect with friends who you haven’t been able to see for a while. We’ve found that a lot of you really like to create photo books for parents and grandparents too. They’re a perfect way to say thank you for all the love and care they’ve shared over the years, and many of you like filling those books with all the best moments you’ve experienced together, from the time you were born, major birthdays, weddings, and right up to the present day. Remember that you can add in your own text, clip art and more effects to the photo book, so take your time and create something awesome. For more inspiration we’ve made an A-to-Z guide on creating a photo book, or click the button below to browse hundreds of our exclusive designs.

Pre-designed photo books

Brand new home, brand new photo book


People love to take a LOT of pictures when they’re doing DIY projects or moving home, so what better place to have all the best shots presented than in one of our photo books? You can add in all sorts of details, from blueprints to floor plans, before shots, progress pics, and of course the finished project. Plus, if you’ve not been able to have the housewarming party you wanted this year or have your friends over for dinner to show them your handywork, then sending them a little photo book of your project could be the next best thing until you see them. If you’ve done some recent renovations or moved in somewhere new and would like to make a photo book about it, just click here and get creating.

The Year in Review


Year in Reviews have always been a favourite here at bonusprint, but the past 12 months have seen them become even more popular. Don’t be fooled by the name though, you don’t just have to make them at the end of December — you can choose your own dates. One of the reasons we think more people have been making yearbooks right now is that in the future they’ll want to look back and remember just how unique this time was for us all. A photo book of your experiences is something you can show to any little ones who are too young to remember right now. They might not believe you if you didn’t have pictures!

There are loads of reasons to make a photo book, but we think the best one is to make someone smile. Even if that someone is you! Whether it’s a gift for friends and family, or something for yourself, we hope we’ve given you some inspiration on what you could make into a photo book. When you’re ready to get making one, just click the button below.

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