Personal Gift

For Christmas I wanted to get personal gifts for my two baby nieces and Emmy. I searched the internet for custom board books, but they were all $25 or more. That is fine, but it seemed pretty pricey for a 12 page book. I came across the company Blank Slate Books where they send you a blank board book and labels for you to create your own. The price was right – 4 books for $30. So I decided to make my own. You can use their template online or they have a PowerPoint file you can download and print from.

Now, I will say these aren’t going to be nearly as awesome as a book that has the photo imprinted onto the page, but it was what I was going for (and the price was right)!

Here is the book I created for Emmy:

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I used the PowerPoint template and then just printed it on my home computer. Again, it’s not perfect, but Emmy and my nieces love it!


  1. That is such a great idea!! I think you did a wonderful job!!
    Love, Aunt Angie

  2. Such a precious and thoughtful idea.

    And can we talk about how beautiful Emmy is???

    Maddie told me she's jealous of her hair....or maybe I'm jealous bc M is still rocking a mullet!!


  3. Love this! I need to do this too. Great find!!

  4. That is just too adorable! Hadlea would LOVE this! She loves to look at pictures and name everyone.

    And Max and Drew go to our church, right?! We see them almost every Sunday and I had no idea you all were related. They are THE cutest little boys!

  5. I LOVE this idea so much! Do you just glue them to the book? If so, what type of glue did you use? I can't get over how fast Emmy is growing...she is such a doll!!

  6. LOVE this! It would be a cute valentines day gift too!!! I may just have to give it a try!!!
    ~ iris

  7. Love these!! That's precious, friend! :)


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