I tried something new this morning. I just ordered my first Chatbook.
(A little background: Like all modern parents, I have had a ton of family photos trapped on my smart phone and the possibility of losing them is scary (those precious baby cheeks and squishy hands!). The sheer number of photos is debilitating. What to do?? When I was pregnant, part of my nesting instinct helped me to start printing my iPhone photos into soft bound photo books. I love them. But the price tag of $35 per book was a little steep and it took a bit of time and effort to get them uploaded to the Artifact Uprising app I was using. But “done is better than perfect,” and I am fairly up to date on printing photos. Yay!)
Then I did a little call-out on Instagram last week for a post on family photos I am writing, and lots of you said you’ve used Chatbooks for its simplicity. My favorite thing! I love streamlining and simplifying a process in my life. So, today I quickly compiled and ordered my first book.
You should know, I used a referral code and picked the cheapest shipping option, so it was $0. Also, I noticed Chatbooks has a satisfaction guaranteed policy which means they will totally refund your money if you are unhappy at all. I love that.
I am curious to compare the quality with Artifact Uprising’s books (I’ll let you know when I get my book in the mail). But for now, if you’re in the same overwhelmed-with-photos boat that I’m in, here’s an invite to try a Chatbooks absolutely for FREE.
If you’re in, there are two ways to do this:
- Simply link your Instagram account with Chatbooks. They’ll send you a book of every 60 photos for $8. You can choose if you want to include captions, dates, or locations (I don’t.)
- Link to your “favorites” from the camera roll on your iPhone. (I’m choosing this route since I don’t put photos of my kids on my Instagram feed.) I went to my Photos app, made the photos I wanted to print in the album “favorites” by pushing the little heart button, and then they automatically load into the Chatbooks app. Once you get 60 photos, they’ll send you a book for $8. Here’s a quick one-minute how to video.
Ta-Da! It took me roughly 5 minutes on a Saturday morning to get the app loaded AND make an album for all our photos of the summer. And if this works, it’s literally one more thing off my plate. Now, I can’t wait for a happy mail day when the album shows up.