I am not so good with scrapbooking, I own lots and lots of supplies, but can't do pages that are up to my standards. So I order photo books. That way the photos and memories are in print, hard-bound, and done. I am much more comfortable cropping photos and picking backgrounds with a computer, that doing it with real photos and paper. I like that I can try it out and see how it looks before I decide if what I want. No trips to the scrapbook store buying things I like, but don't need. It's great!
I typically only buy them when they are free or on sale. I got a free one a few months ago, and used it for Bella, age 1 to age 2. I picked out the cover with one of her birthday photos, and gave it to her for her birthday last week. She loved it! I figure if I keep doing it a year at a time, eventually I'll get caught up.
I'm going to do my free one this week of 2008 birthdays, and have all 3 of their birthdays in it. I can always order extra copies later, because shutterfly saves it.
* Free 20–page 8x8 Photo Book with Any Purchase. A qualifying order of any value does not include prepaid and membership plans, gift certificates, film mailer bundles, or orders placed for in–store pickup. Licensed premium photo books are not included in this offer.