A Fun Gift Idea: Make Your Own Story Into a Book

As holidays and birthdays approach, many people ponder the eternal question: what do you get for the person who has everything? Or the money to buy everything? What can you get that this person doesn't already have? What can you get that will thrill or excite this person, or warm her heart?

A Fun Gift Idea: Make Your Own Story Into a Book

As holidays and birthdays approach, many people ponder the eternal question: what do you get for the person who has everything? Or the money to buy everything? What can you get that this person doesn't already have? What can you get that will thrill or excite this person, or warm her heart? It's a tough quandary, but there is a brilliant solution. You can't buy love or happiness or memories or creativity. Why don't you capture all of these and make your own story into a book for your hard to shop for person? It is the perfect gift because it is personal - and it should be fun and entertaining as well. How do you start?

It is very easy - much easier than you may think - to create a fabulous book. You can always just go the most simple route: buying a photo album or scrapbook and filling it with your favorite photographs or other treasured keepsakes. This is guaranteed to bring a smile to the recipient's face, but is it unique enough? If you want to take book making to the next level, try a kit or online site that helps you assemble your story and whip it into outstanding shape.

There are various types of kits that you can get to help you with this. Some, like Make Your Own Book: A Running Press Discovery Kit, by Matthew Liddle, offer everything you need to make your own book, including: blank pages, materials to sew them together, endpapers, glue, brush, a book casing, and a blank dust jacket. You can create a homemade, yet polished-looking, book with ease. And it will be a lot of fun.

There are other kits which are slightly different. Illustory is a kit which provides instructions, a story web planner, cover pages, book pages (extra pages are provided in case you make a mistake), washable markers, internet Production drawing tools, a prepaid envelope, and an order form. What are these last two for? For your book, of course! You assemble your book and then send it to be printed professionally. While many of these kits are exciting choices, they may not offer the level of professional quality you're looking for.

A kit like these will be ideal for kids' books, but you can take your work one step further if you wish. If you want to write longer pieces, even a novel, you will have great luck with sites like Bookemon. These allow you to assemble your cookbook, book of photography, collection of short stories, history of Italian sculpture, guide to stars and constellations, or how to book on arts and crafts. Anything that you can think and create can be made into a perfect book and gift. You control each design element, from the type of font to the position of pictures and graphics. Wouldn't anyone love to read an original, printed-just-for-their-eyes novel? What a gift!

Easy to use and very affordable, Bookemon offers a level of quality do-it-yourself kits simply cannot. What's more is that they offer a lasting product you can hang on to for generations.

There are many different ways to make your story into a real, polished, professional book. This is not only a unique present, it is one that will be cherished for years. It is guaranteed to put you on at least one person's bestseller list.