Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Can I just complain...sort of...for a minute?  I have tried and tried to find a blog-to-book company that can print just my family awards in a hard-cover book. We have done family awards since 2002 and I have used the same layout/format every single year.

When I started blogging, I really wanted a place to share this weekly chronicle of our lives, and especially looked forward to being able to print them annually, as our family journal. So I commited to post all of our awards last year - even though many were late, I remained diligently commited to finishing - because the end result was so worth it to me. I was ecstatic when I was done, but now I can't find a single company who can print them in the layout I want and have always used, with one week's worth of awards per page. I am so .... fill in the blank ... sad, frustrated, disappointed, bummed.  I have spent so many (too many) hours trying to find a solution, with no success.

Now I have to decide if blogging is the way to continue sharing our weekly family awards. I want it to be. But that most likely means I will have to change the way I create them.  Do I abandon the one page per week printout book I keep at home, that the kids can look through? I hope not - because Cole looks back through them all the time.

But then again - to just use the blog format alone would save SO much time. It's pretty tedious to convert my original award into a format that i can post here on our blog.'s tradition. One we've had since just after Cole was born.  I don't like messing with tradition.  But i may just have to swallow hard and make a change (boo hoo).

1 comment:

  1. Have you tried Blurb. I am working on a blog book and I thought they had an option to do it with your own layout. Good luck! I hope you find a way to do it the way you like. You could also try shutterfly. If you have the page saved on your computer you can download them to their sight and then print it in a book.