Preserving 2010 Photo Favorites {Giveaway}

2010 is almost over and with that, I find myself reflecting on the things I’ve experienced and accomplished throughout the year.  It’s been a great year, however, I did find myself having mental exhaustion that affected me offline and on.  It wasn’t until recently that I nursed that exhaustion and so now, with a fresh outlook, I look forward to 2011.

As someone who has a camera attached to her hip,  I often take the time to reflect on the photos I’ve taken.  They tell much more of a story than I could ever tell but it just gives me a chance to go back to that moment and remember how it affected me, my family, or my friends.  As I decided to do this, I quickly realized that it was sort of a pain to thumb back through my blog, my flickr account and through files to find my favorite photo moments. I needed a way to create a book of memories; something I could hold and look through by myself, with my family, or with my friends.  A photo book is the solution.

I’ve made a photo book before but not to recap the year.  I think this is such a great way to preserve memories. I know that with today’s technology, we often overlook the thought of having something physical in our hands to flip through but I also know that my boys absolutely love going through our photo albums that I created years back and you just don’t get that same feeling gathered around the computer, or at least I don’t.

Kodak approached me the other day and asked if I knew about their SMARTFIT technology photo books.  I didn’t.  She told me about it and asked if I wanted to try it out and give you the chance to try it and of course, I was happy to.  It was perfect timing after all.  FYI, the SMARTFIT technology is well, smart of course. It’s pretty dang easy to use and has tons of quality options to make your photo book look fantastic.  I love when things are easy.  I’m a little bit more experienced with computers and such compared to the casual user at home so I always try to look at it through my mom’s eyes. Will she be able to use it and understand the options, instructions, and extra features.  I’m confident that she’d be able to with the Kodak photo books.    To give you an idea of how it works, here’s a quick video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPLmEdxub1A

Here are a couple of my 2010 photo memories that I’ll be adding to my photo book.

Since I know we all have photos that we’d like compiled in a photo book, I want to give you the chance to make your own photo book from Kodak!!  There will be THREE winners who will receive a gift code in the amount of $55 per winner to use to create your own photo book.

HOW TO ENTER

Mandatory entry - Leave a comment on this post telling me what kind of photo book you’d create.  Would it be themed? If so, what type of theme?  Would it be random photos, only of kids and event that happened like a baby shower or wedding??  Let me know!

Additional, optional entry methods, leaving each one in a separate comment to count please.

  • Share the giveaway on twitter or facebook.  Please do not Stumble the giveaway using stumbleupon. That is against TOS.
  • Visit the Kodak Gallery website and tell me what else they offer that you’d like to do with photos.

This giveaway ends on December 27th, on or about 10pm CST.  Good luck!

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    Paula Hafner says

    It would be random pictures of my kids from this summer, fall, and winter. I haven’t done one in awhile.

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    Heather says

    It would be a random one of all our family members!

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    Teegan Briggs says

    I would make a photo book using our 2010 Christmas photos!

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    lilshuga2001 says

    It woud be a them of our trip to the ocean ;)

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    JoD says

    I would make the Medium Printed Hardcover book with the professional pictures of my family taken in May after my boys’ first birthday. It was a while ago, but I love the photos and bought the rights to all of them. Thanks for the chance! This would make a lovely book.

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    JoD says

    I would also like to get my mom a photo mousepad and my great-grandma some wall prints for her room. Thanks!

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    Angela Winesburg says

    I would love to create a Christmas photo book with pictures from all of our activities this year! Thanks for the chance!

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    Daniel M says

    fill it with holiday pics!

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    susan smoaks says

    i would create a Christmas photo album with pictures from this year

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    Lisa Carr says

    I would make a photo book of our trip to Disney. lisacarr7 ataol dot com

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    Lisa Carr says

    I would like to create Photo Wall Art, also. Pretty cool. lisacarr7 ataol dot com

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    Amber Porter says

    I would just use random photos from 2010 of my 4 kids.
    skipthelaundry at gmail dot com

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    Amber Porter says

    tweeted
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    Amber Porter says

    new years photo cards would be good since I didn’t get around to sending christmas cards
    skipthelaundry at gmail dot com

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    susanmeep says

    I would love this for vacation pictures! suelee1998@ gmail.com

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    susanmeep says

    I would also like to make a calender with my pictures. suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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    Diane Baum says

    I ‘d make a year in review book for my students

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    Jeannine m says

    I would do a themed book with pics of my oldest daughters art work from over the yrs

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    Jeannine m says

    I like the 50 X 60 Fleece Blanket

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    Kim Deal says

    I LOVE this idea! I try to make scrapbooks for my kids, but I cannot find the time or the space to work on them but maybe once or twice a year. With this there are so many options, I would probably make on of all four of my kids. Or maybe one of my grandfather who died this last year. Not sure. This is totally awesome!

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    Christine says

    I would make a photobook of my son’s first year! Thanks for the chance!!

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    Christine says

    Checked out the Kodak site…a calendar would be a cute thing to make!

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    kelley c says

    I would do a photo book of our family vacations from this year.

    pandahugger(at)gmail(dot)com

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    Veronica Garrett says

    I would make a photo book of my granddaughter’s birthday party.

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    Nicole Greene says

    I would create a photo book of memories of just pictures of my daughter and I :)

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    Nicole Greene says

    I would also love to make the 50 X 60 Woven Blanket

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    izzy says

    Great! Reflection is always crucial in any part of our daily life! You’ve got the cutest pony, boy and your photography skills are just so awesome!