Momento Musings

The birthday photo book experience

We love it when our customers share stories about their photo book experience, especially when they send photos or video of the moment they hand over a photo book gift to its lucky recipient and they capture their response. The story of Michael’s birthday photo book luncheon is one of our favourites …

Karen Grabau has been a customer of Momento for over 10 years and she regularly makes birthday books for her family and friends, including a book for her brother-in-law’s 60th birthday.

Karen got the whole family involved in the creation of Michael’s birthday book. She started by sending an email to all of his children, grandchildren and siblings, inviting them to contribute a few photos and a short story or heartfelt message to include in a surprise birthday book. To keep things on track, she set a deadline by which they had to email her a jpeg and some text.

Each contributor scoured their photo collection for photos of favourite moments they’d shared with him, or portraits they’d captured, and emailed them through.

Once Karen received all the content she laid out everyone’s photos and text to one or two page, added some celebratory graphics, and titled the book Michael’s Book of Love. In the end it had the look and feel of a This Is Your Life storybook.

To make the handover of this unique birthday gift even more memorable, they presented it to him at his birthday lunch and they all read it together, page by page.  Michael looks pretty damn happy with his photo book, and some of his contributors do too. CONGRATS Karen on making such a beautiful moment possible, and for your true labour of love.
“Thank you for producing such a high quality birthday book that can be passed from generation to generation, showing just how much each family member was loved.” – Karen Grabau

If you feel inspired to create a birthday book
“Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our heart and we are never the same again.” This quote appeared in Michael’s birthday book and it reminds us of how important it is to let your loved ones know how much you care. To start creating head to or

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