These days, sharing your photos online is simple and free, but if you prefer to have your pictures printed the old fashioned way, it can be expensive. Here are a few great places to get photo books printed without the high costs.
The first place you should go is CVS. While the chain is known for being a top-notch pharmacy, CVS was actually rated the highest in quality and value in a recent photo book review by Good Housekeeping.
For only $4.99, you can get a 20-page, single-sided album with free shipping or same-day pickup. These are great for last-minute gifts, but if you're looking for something a little fancier, go online.
MixBook, a popular photo printing site, won a recent TopTenReviews Gold award for quality and custom design options. Here, you'll find over 150 stylish template options to choose from. Sure, these books are a little more expensive, but the high-quality design is worth it. For $6.99 and a $5.99 shipping charge, you'll get a 20-page 4"x6" booklet that you can keep forever.
If you prefer to create a photo book from your cell phone pics, try GrooveBook. This app offers a basic book design, but the price can't be beat. For just $2.99, you'll get a 100-page 4.5"x6.5" book, which includes shipping and handling.
This costs about 70 percent less than digital printing at places like Walmart, where the same photos would cost you nearly $10 plus shipping.
So, when it comes to making photo books, keep these options in mind. You'll be able to hold onto your memories and preserve your funds, too.