• Only 54 shopping days until Christmas….

    Happy November! Can you believe it?

    I surely cannot.

    In my world, November = the official start of the holiday season. It’s time for the mad dash to Christmas. The weather is getting colder. Parties to attend. Decorations to hang.

    And gifts to buy.

    I don’t know about you but I’m always struggling meticulous with gift giving. I want to find the perfect present for everyone. And I always wait until the last minute. ALWAYS.

    Sooooo, in order to hopefully make your holidays (and mine!) a little less stressful I am going to be offering weekly gift giving suggestions. All reasonably priced and with a photography twist of course!

    Today I am going to introduce you to a really cool website called memolio.

    I stumbled upon this gem of a website a few weeks ago. Based in the Netherlands they have adopted a new way of photo sharing.  A memolio contains 24 business card sized images printed on durable plastic and bound together into a cute little book. Each memolio costs about  $23 (US currency).

    I decided to put memolio to the test and printed 2 books.

    My favorite color images

    My favorite black and white images

    My first concern with the site was that these babies were being printed and shipped form the Netherlands. No worries though. They came within a week of my order! I was very impressed with the level of customer service and the quick turnaround time.

    My second concern was with the image quality.  Unfortunately, the printing really is not professional grade. There was some color bleeding. Not a huge distraction though.

    I give the memolio high marks for it’s compact size.  They’d make amazing brag books for weddings, children, vacations, events. The possibilities are endless.

    So go check out memolio now and get creating!  I’d love to see what you come up with so stop back by here and share if you decide to try it out.

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    CatinaNovember 1, 2009 - 10:01 am

    Really neat! Thanks for sharing. These would make great presents for grandparents!

    curiousillusionNovember 1, 2009 - 3:31 pm

    Okay that is really cute. Too pricey for my budget though… I have moo cards and never use them so I can feel the memolio gathering dust in the bottom of the purse. Really cute tho!

    .kat.November 1, 2009 - 4:52 pm

    Thanks for sharing this site! These books look too cool to pass up!

    rachelb523November 1, 2009 - 8:25 pm

    Cute idea but I don't think I would utilize it, I would lose track of it most likely. It's adorable though. As for the gift giving, I have taken a “lazy” I guess people could say approach for this year simply because everything else in my life is so unpredictable and crazy, especially with the change of jobs and going back to school. I've ultimately gotten everyone special to me the same gift, just in different “varieties”, and also will be doing the greeting card with photo for everyone else. So sadly, no shopping for me this year, but don't think that will stop me from going out on Black Friday to “check out the deals”. 🙂

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