Turn Years of Pictures into Beautiful Photo Albums in Less than an Hour (REALLY)

Posted May 4, 2018 by Prairie Wife - 21 comments

Some of you may have seen my Facebook Live where I giddily shared how I took years of pictures and turned them into beautiful photo albums…and how it took me less than an hour.

I received SO many messages and emails asking for more details about ChatBooks.com that I promised I would create a post sharing links and a bit more information about the process.

As a blogger it never hurts to reach out to the company you are reviewing to let them know what you’re up to! After all, now that I’m treating this like a business I’m all about making connections with companies I already love.

I was super excited when Chatbooks responded with a thank you in the form of some ChatBook.com credit for me, AND an amazing giveaway for THREE lucky readers!

First the basics about ChatBooks.com

chatbooks.com“We started Chatbooks in 2014 as a small family affair. I didn’t have time to make scrapbooks–or even print photos!–of my seven kids. But I was reminded of how much children love photos of their everyday lives when a preschool teacher gave my youngest son an album of the year. Each night, when I went to tuck him in, he was looking at the photos. I didn’t have time for another project, but I did post photos on Instagram for my family and friends to see. Could I turn those into photo books—automatically? And that’s why my husband, Nate, and I started Chatbooks.” Vanessa Quigley (Co-Founder)

Who can’t get behind a company whose moto is “Chatbooks exists to help people hold on to what matters.”

The ordering process is simple.

  • Head over to their site and select photo books (you can also create lots of other great products)
  • Connect to the social media account you’d like them to use
  • Download your photos (they automatically remove all the screen shots and  low quality pics)
  • Take a quick look at the albums and make any changes you’d like (delete pics, change the cover photo etc.)
  • Order your books


chatbooksA few things that made me super excited about ChatBooks.

  • They edited out all the pics I wouldn’t have wanted
  • When I asked customer service for help (I only needed the last 4 years of albums) they instantly fixed the problem
  • The books have the dates printed on the sides
  • My super funny and witty (IMO) captions for all the pics are included
  • Each picture also has the date it was posted
  • My ENTIRE family has loved sitting down and going through these books, so much laughter and fun!
  • As a new album ($10 for 60 pages) is made with your social media content, they automatically print it and send it to your door. I’ll never be behind again!


Besides putting out a great product and having amazing customer service, ChatBooks.com is also the support behind an awesome Facebook group called #MOMFORCE It’s a great place for moms to come together for encouragement.

You can learn more about getting pics off your phone by watching this fun segment I did on K2 TV! You can find a link to the online photo storage I talked about at the end of this blog post after the giveaway 😉

Now it’s GIVEAWAY TIME! (pretend I said that in my best Oprah voice)

THREE lucky readers will receive $25 to use at ChatBooks.com

All you HAVE to do is comment below with what has been keeping you from getting those pictures off your phone.

You can earn more points towards the giveaway by following us on social media using the Rafflecopter form below.

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21 thoughts on "Turn Years of Pictures into Beautiful Photo Albums in Less than an Hour (REALLY)"

  1. Stephanie says:

    Great post! I love chat books!

  2. Nichole Hall says:

    Total overwhelm and some technological glitches have prevented me from doing anything productive with my zillion pics.

  3. Tanya Gygax says:

    I’m not the greatest with technology and I have no idea how to save photos on other forms. I’ve tried transferring photos from my phone to my computer but it hasn’t worked lately even though I’ve done it in the past. Like I said, I’m not great with technology so troubleshooting has been difficult. I just recently got a new phone with more storage so I hopefully won’t get that dreaded message telling me I don’t have enough space for new photos. I’ve even saved old phones in the past in order to keep all the photos I took. Also, I have a lot of pics from my cancer journey and surgeries that I don’t want to lose.

    You were great on the news this morning! Always so fun!

    1. Prairie Wife says:

      I forgot to mention that they have an app too so you can take care of it all as you’re killing time in a doctors office etc. And thanks I’ve been a lot of fun on those news segments 🙂

  4. Carol says:

    I have tons and tons of photos… it’s overwhelming!

  5. Tammy Hypes says:

    Just laziness

  6. Jessica Miller says:

    I procrastinate getting them off my computer. I get overwhelmed.

    1. Prairie Wife says:

      So true it IS overwhelming!

  7. Hannah says:

    I never have time to get photos off my phone sorted and then printed! I’ll be using chatbooks for sure!!

    1. Prairie Wife says:

      I was so happy to read your comment that you used it to relive your mama angst <3 and I can't wait to hear what you think when they arrive!

  8. Bennie says:

    This sounds like a great site. As you know I don’t have kids but like you my photos are all on Facebook now too and I don’t even print out photos anymore. I just got out of the habit. This is a great way to coral all of those ‘forgotten ‘ photos.

    1. Prairie Wife says:

      It’s so simple and so fun to look through the books. It made me realize that after I post pics on FB I hardly ever look through them again.

  9. Valerie Dusing says:

    Thank you for bringing chat books to me! (Us) what keeps me from taking photos off my phone ? This crazy lady I see every time I look in the mirror! Seriously though, I have not made it a priority. And our babies are adults! I would love to win, But I’m going to chat books either way! Thank you

    1. Prairie Wife says:

      It’s going to take a huge load off of you I promise!

  10. Krystal says:

    It’s a little embarrassing, as a photographer I rarely take time to create my personal albums.

    1. Prairie Wife says:

      I hear ya mama!

  11. Kelly McGrew says:

    Just having to go to CVS or Walmart to print out the photos is annoying! I’d like to be able to do it at home.

    1. Prairie Wife says:

      I agree it’s a pain to have to head out to print pics!

  12. Kimmy Ripley says:

    I have a ton of photos of my daughter Chloe on my phone. I would love to print them out in a nice little book!

  13. Cassandra D says:

    Have to back up the photos first.

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