Do you have a cook in your life that would enjoy a personalized recipe book as a gift?
Handmade Personalized Recipe Book – The Perfect Gift
I am a self-taught bookbinder and have made handmade albums off and on for over ten years.
Crafting a handmade product is very satisfying, and I find the process rewarding and enjoy the people I meet along the way.
I started making albums for friends and families as gifts. Those friends and family encouraged me to open an Etsy store, which I did a few years ago, Photogarnish.
Over the years, some of my favorite clients have been brides and new mothers.
One particular client, a husband, stationed in Iraq, was going to miss the birth of his child.
He contacted me to make an album to send to his wife; he wanted a special place to hold the memories of that day. I was very humbled and honored to help him.
Each album holds a story, a wedding, an anniversary, the birth of a child, and I feel as though I play a small part in their celebration.
Digital vs Albums
I came across this article from a photographer, which I thought was interesting and informative; you can find it here.
The author wrote we are a digital society; most of the world’s pictures are stored and viewed in the Cloud.
This generation is without tangible photos, family history, and memories that could go undocumented.
Were you nervous when Instagram and Facebook went down for a few hours?
What would happen if the Cloud went down? Aside from the everyday data, think of the family histories that could be lost.
Just food for thought…
A Personalized Recipe Book
Below are the steps of me making a personal recipe book. It is time-consuming and requires supplies found only at specialty stores.
If you would like a tutorial on making an album, let me know in the comments.
Personalizing A Recipe Album
The holidays bring people together.
Friends and families gather around the table worldwide, sharing recipes, sharing different foods, and sharing stories.
A cookbook is a personal document meant to be shared; the recipes remind us of the people who prepared the food.
To customize, adding a name, a date, graphics, and color will add a teaspoon of thoughtfulness to any gift.
The inside pocket can hold recipes and descriptive photos.
On the opposite page is a recipe card, a place to write down those secret ingredients.
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If you are interested in bookbinding, I have added a few supplies and books you may find helpful.
Let me know in the comments if you are interested in a bookbinding tutorial or if you have any questions.