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Mother Love: Chatbooks $5 Monthly Minis Photo Books

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano

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If you’re anything like us, you snap thousands of pictures of your kids every year (maybe even every month)—but how often do you actually take the time to stop and scroll through those sweet memories? Chances are, it’s rare. Also rare are the days of flipping through hard-copy photo albums with your kiddos (something we remember loving to do ourselves as children).

Chatbooks is hoping to change this common scenario, with its latest launch: Monthly Minis. For just $5 a month, parents can create personalized, 5×5-inch photo books delivered right to their door—or an eager grandparent’s door (shipping is free). The goal: Helping families get some of those beautiful pictures off their phones and into the hands of kids and adults on a consistent basis.

We tried it out ourselves, and let’s just say, it’s super simple to do, plus once printed, flipping through the 30-page books is a great activity for children of all ages—thanks to the full-color pages that are just the right size and thick enough for not-so-gentle baby and toddler hands.

You can customize your covers (we like the rainbow option), fill in captions if desired, and—the best part—at the end of the year you’ll have a full set of 12 books to commemorate those 365 days that are seemingly passing by at break-neck speed.

For U.S.-dwellers looking to get started with a Monthly Minis subscription, all you need to do is download the Chatbooks app (currently iOS only), and choose Monthly Minis under the “create” screen. Then, connect your iPhone image library to the app and every month you’ll be prompted to pick 30 of your favorite family pics from that month to create your mini books.

Bonus points: you get a free mini when you subscribe! Try it for yourself over at the Chatbooks app.

This post is brought to you by Mother + Chatbooks.

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