George’s first month: Creating a photo book with POP BOOK


GeorgeSince becoming a mum my favourite hobby is taking photos of George. George in the bath, George sleeping, George feeding, George aimlessly staring into space. George pretty much doing anything!

Rather than let all these photos float away into the cloud, never to be seen again, I’ve decided to do something with them a create a little photo book using the POP BOOK.

I know I’m not alone in my photo taking obsession, particularly on a smartphone when it’s so quick and easy to get snappy happy. And I know I’m not the only one who uploads all these photos to their laptop and then never looks at them again. What a waste! This is especially true of phone photos. I never get my phone pictures printed out but I have so many of them.

It was my New Year’s Resolution to take more photos so I should make it a belated resolution to print them out.

Now let me tell you more about POP BOOK

There’s a cheesy little video about how it works below…

POP BOOK is an app currently available on iOS but it is coming to Android soon.

It’s a really easy app to use. You just download it for free, open it up and select 21 photos you’d like to use. You can then adjust the page order and edit them in the app. The filters are limited and the fonts for text aren’t very creative so I’d suggest using VSCOcam, Priime and A Beautiful Mess for editing.

You can select which size you’d like from 10x10cm or 13x13cm and then choose matt or gloss. Add your payment and address details, pay £4.99 and it’s done. It will arrive in the post 5-7 days later.

I chose a matt finish and the 13cm size to document George’s first month, beginning with my hospital shot taken 15 minutes before he was born!

What do you think?

Creating a Photo Book for baby's first year

Creating a Photo Book for baby's first year

Creating a Photo Book for baby's first year

Creating a Photo Book for baby's first year

Creating a Photo Book with baby's first year - The Travel Hack

Creating a Photo Book for baby's first year

Creating a Photo Book for baby's first year

Creating a Photo Book for baby's first year

Creating a Photo Book for baby's first year

Creating a Photo Book for baby's first year

Creating a Photo Book for baby's first yearI love the book so much I’ve decided to create a monthly book to document George’s first year. It’s going to be great to look back through these little books and see him growing up.

We’ve had some professional photos taken and I’m sure I’ll take lots with my DSLR but I love the Pop Book for capturing those everyday moments and memories. These may not be the best photos but they’re the ones we’ll be laughing at in years to come.

You could also create a Pop Book using photos you’ve taken with a camera. You’d just need to email the photos to yourself and open them up on your phone or tablet before inputting them to the app.

I also like the idea of making Pop Books from my travels and I’d love to create lots of little books every time we go away.

The quality of this little book is brilliant with each page being extremely thick. I also think each page would wipe clean which may come in handy when George is old enough to flick through the books himself.

More info

Find out more on the POP BOOK website

Download the app here

This post was in partnership with POP BOOK but, as always, all thoughts and photo taking obsessions are my own.

Does anyone else fancy making a photo book from their travels or big events?


  1. Such precious moments and photos Monica – he is so cute!! Hope you are enjoying every moment and managing a bit of sleep here and there 🙂

    • TheTravelHack 6 years ago

      Thanks Shikha! I’m actually really lucky and he’s brilliant at sleeping at night. The day time bit is still pretty exhausting but I’m just so thankful to get a good sleep at night or I’d be a mess!

  2. Lyndsey 6 years ago

    What an amazing idea. I will make one of these for my sister, with pics of her and her baby girl.

  3. So gorgeous – it’s a great idea for an app. Wish they’d hurry up with the Android version for me as I have around a zillion photos I need to do this for!

    • TheTravelHack 6 years ago

      Yea, it’s a shame there’s not an android one yet but I’ve been told it won’t be long!

  4. Sara 6 years ago

    This is such a great idea and would be good to get all those travel pictures I never print out. George is adorable as well and I’m sure you’ll take great pleasure in looking back in years to come.

    • TheTravelHack 6 years ago

      Thanks Sara. I already can’t wait for him to be old enough to look back on these little books together!

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