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Total Yearbooks – Review & Giveaway {Closed}

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 Congratulations to Lucy Wilson!

Comment #10 is our randomly chosen winner!!!

 

Hip Homeschool Moms team member review…

Since you homeschool, let me ask you a question. Do your kids sometimes become discontented with being homeschooled because they are missing out on some of the traditions of public school, like let’s say…yearbooks? I know my oldest has expressed disappointment that her public school friends get to have a year book and it feels so “unfair”. I get that. So when Total Yearbooks gave me this opportunity, I jumped at it. Now I can happily say to my children that having a yearbook is no longer just for the lives of her PS friends…we can have it too! Isn’t homeschooling grand?

Total Yearbooks offers over 36 styles to homeschooling families. If you are brave, you can design your own, but if you are like me – a bit yearbook shy, you can choose from one of their many templates. You upload your pictures, choose your template, drag and drop your pictures, place your order, sit back and wait for your homeschool yearbook to arrive.  Easy, peasy people! What I found intriguing was that not only could you design one for your personal family, but if you wanted to do a fundraiser for your coop or your cover school, you could fill your book with pictures of field trips, friends, teachers etc. and then sell it to your homeschool families to raise money for any event you might need some extra cash for. The more you buy, the higher discount you receive. There are also several shipping options. I chose the free one. You can’t beat that!

Many homeschool families live on one income and need something quality without breaking the bank. There are so many choices with Total Yearbooks, that you can definitely walk away without hurting your pocket book and without sacrificing quality. After all, we want these memories of homeschooling our children to last a life time. Though the days pass quickly, and our children grow way too fast, the pictures we have keep our memories fresh and alive.

The yearbook I made has a hard cover with sturdy, stitched pages to ensure they last the years through. I chose the image wrap so that our family picture could span the front and the back. What a cool effect!

Front and Back

We incorporated our family’s mission statement throughout the book. You can be creative and design something that fits your family!

I do need to mention one more thing that impressed me with Total Yearbooks. In a world where great customer service is few and far between, their customer service was top notch!

Be sure to follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

 

Tammy is a Hip Homeschool Moms team member and blogs at Unique Family Vision.

 

 

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The Big Giveaway…

Total Yearbooks is awarding one lucky winner a $25 gift card to create a custom yearbook of their very own!  Here’s how you can win:

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This giveaway will close at 11:59 PM CST on Friday, 7/15/11

All entries posted after 7/15/11 will be invalid.

 

We will select our winner using Random.org and will announce the winner within this post sometime after 7/15/11.

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  • Like it, shared it, LOVE IT!!! My kids are still young, but so many things happening, so many memories!! Would love to have to show them when they’re grown!! My parents live a couple states away, would be nice to share those memories w/the ppl who encourage us!

  • I am a newer homeschool momma who also loves to scrapbook (but am waaay behind on it!) I haven’t jumped on the digial scrapbooking wagon yet, but would love to do/have something like this that I could use as a sweet memory book of our homeschool years. I pray that my children can look back on these years and see the value in my being obedient to stay home and “train them up” and helping them to grow in their walk with the Lord. I pray that when they have children of their own they can pull books like this out and say “Look at what my momma did with us!”

  • We’d love this! every year our co-op’s yearbook is created from scratch, and the coordinator is burned out at the end. We need help! No one is taking it on this year…

  • I have coordinated yearbook for our homeschool community for 3 years. Most recently, we used an online service called TreeRing (www.treering.com) and we were absolutely thrilled with the quality of the product (awesome glossy color pages), the incredible customer service and the ease of use / flexibility. Just another option …

  • I would LOVE to win! My girlfriend and I were just discussing last week that we were going to keep the cameras charged so we could make a yearbook for next year!

  • My oldest is JUST getting old enough to want this kind of thing!!! And what a great record of what you did all year!

  • We are only on our 2nd year but what a WONDERFUL way to immortalize and document our family life and homeschool years!!! :)))) Love it doesn’t begin to describe it!

  • I am a new homeschooling mom and my daughter who has gone to PS I know will miss having a yearbook. she still looks through her old ones all the time. I know if I could continue this for her it would be treasured!

  • I’d like to win because I am constantly saying “Wouldn’t it be nice if I had the gumption to do something with all these pictures I take every day?” but somehow I never do. I hope having a gift card burning a hole in my pocket would make me do it!

  • I think this would be so fun to have! I had never thought of making a yearbook for our homeschool! I think my children, especially, would enjoy having a yearbook to look back on!

  • I would love to be able to keep a record of my children’s school year. This would be so awesome.

  • I would love to have this! I have been so intimated by this project, but I really want to for my kidos!

  • I love this!! I just decided to start doing yearbooks this year and was digging through site after site looking for a good resource. I ended up doing something very simple and basic for this year since I was throwing it together last minute but this looks perfect for every year from here on out!!

  • I love love this idea! I’d love to win this for our family homeschool because I used to keep up with the scrapbooking better- and now can’t seem to find the time! It’s the only thing we’ve been missing from our homeschool life!

  • My two older sons attend a private Christian school where my husband works and they come home with a yearbook while my daughter has never had one. This would be a great way to document the school year of the 3 younger ones! Never though we could do one on our own w/o a group so this would be so cool for them!!

  • I would love to win this giveaway b/c, although I love pictures/photo books/scrapbooking type projects, my creative flare is just not adequate enough to create something memorable. Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

  • Having a yearbook is one of the things I most fondly remember about being in school. I’d love to win this so we could have a yearbook of our homeschool year!

  • I love memory keeping and digiscrapping, trying to preserve those things for my family, so doing that for school fits right in!

  • We would love one because we have been taking a picture a day to watch our journey through the year. 365 pictures!

  • I was on the yearbook staff in high school, so this is right up my alley 🙂 This would be a great way to preserve our memories!

  • Although scrapbooking is always an option, it would be a huge blessing to have a professional and polished yearbook to preserve our memories! As a former school yearbook editor and sponsor, I would love to be able to use my creative skills with the Total Yearbook program! We are looking forward to a new school year!

  • I would love to win this! We used to have yearbooks every year with our homeschool group, but sadly we had to move away, and no more yearbooks. 🙁 As much as we miss our friends, we miss having that yearbook just as much at the end of the year to look over our accomplishments during our homeschool year. I have always thought of creating our own yearbook, but never know where to start. This would be wonderful to have for our family. Thanks!

  • What a great idea! Yearbooks were always one part of public school that I enjoyed. I’d love for my children to have that wonderful compilation of memories of the year. Thanks for sharing with us!

  • I would LOVE to win the Total Yearbooks giveaway because my kiddos went to public school before we started home schooling last year. It would be super fun to bring back some of the traditions they had! Thanks for this opportunity!

  • Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this wonderful gift. The years are going by too quickly and I would love to have a quality yearbook for memories and to share with others. Our Coop does have them however I cannot always afford them and it still does not reflect all we do at home. This would be incredible to win! Thank you.

  • I would love to win this giveaway because my girls would LOVE to have a yearbook of their year and I have not been able to come up with the extra money for one!

  • I do the yearbook for our coop and need something like this- I can’t wait to get started.

  • I shared on facebook. I would love to win this I have 4 kids of varying ages and with all the things we do this would be great to keep it all close. I feel inspired

  • Awesome idea I would love to have one, so that I could share the memories with my kiddos when they are older 🙂

  • This is our first year homeschooling and it would be wonderful to be able to preserve this experience

  • This s a timely offer for me. I’m looking for a yearbook for our speech and debate club. Thanks for introducing me to Total Yearbooks!

  • My son when to public school for kindergarten and I made the yearbook for his entire school. Now we are homeschooling and I never considered doing one for just us. That would be fun to do! Thanks for the idea!

  • I would love to have a book that we could actually look at of all the various activities we have done as a family during our first homeschool year. I think its a great idea!

  • Id like to win this! Looking for a yearbook company to share with my co-op so this would be perfect! Plus, I need to get organized with my pictures.

  • Wow- I’ve didn’t know this existed. I’ve been homeschooling for 2 years and my kids are 10 and 11. They would soooo love a yearbook- just haven’t had the time or resources to do it.. We would definitely give it a good home 🙂 Thanks so much!

  • This would be a great to celebrate a very full and challenging year in our homeschool. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • This is amazing! I would love to win this so we could cherish the memories we are making. Since we are a military family and live out of state away from grandparents, it would be awesome to share the book with them so they can see what we are up to!!

  • I would love to win this. We printed pictures from the school year and glued them into their portfolios. A hardback, organized book would be MUCH better!!!

  • This is a great way to keep all the memories ftom the schoolyear. And an organized yearbook is a much better way of keeping all the pictures of them too. Great job…

  • Great idea! My kids and I are obsessed with pictures and would be a great memento of the school year!

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