Photo books are an unforgettable way to share a story. Whether it’s the story of a big event or important day, a great vacation, a whole year at home, or even a lifetime of love — it’s so special to showcase so many lovely photo memories in one place.
Plus, when it comes to your nearest and dearest… photo books are truly the ultimate heartfelt gift. Want to create a custom photo book for a Valentine’s Day gift this year? We’re here to help! Check out our top picks for book designs your sweetie will love, as well as some helpful tips + tricks for perfecting your personalized book.
Modern + Trendy
While these book designs aren’t traditionally Valentine’s Day, they are super-cool and sure to wow your sweetheart. Plus, they have a timeless non-seasonality to them, which means they’ll look great displayed on the coffee table all year long.
One of our newest designs, Bold Type, packs a huge punch while still looking super chic. With the simple, trendy black and white color palette, it’s easy to let your gorgeous photos speak for themselves. Think big when choosing photos for this book — outdoor shots of you + your loved one, zoomed out photos from your engagement session or wedding, or close-up detail shots that will really shine.
Another beautiful book design we’re loving is Modern Highlights. Featuring fun pops of color and unique use of shapes and lines, this one is a showstopper. This book design also features lots of white and empty space, meaning you can always take it up a notch with cute quotes and embellishments. Between the bright, cheery color scheme and their favorite smiling faces, this book is going to be a huge win with your loved one!
Flirty + Floral
No better way to show your love than flowers! Whether it’s a single rose, a lush bouquet, or an extravagant arrangement, they’re all a guaranteed win. So why not pair those pretty flowers with a floral-inspired book all about your love? The Sketched Botanicals book design is perfect for this!
The illustrated style of the flowers feels very on-trend and fresh, plus the featured colors are so soft and serene. We also really love the collage pages where you can showcase lots of snaps at once. Think sentimental when choosing photos for this book. Special, intimate moments can be featured in such a thoughtful way… Your significant other will simply swoon!
Colorful + Unique
What these book designs lack in traditional Valentine’s Day vibes, they make up for in bold, vibrant colors and quirky geometric shapes. These designs are the perfect pick for that bright + brilliant person in your life.
We’re partial to the Dip Dye book design for many reasons. While it features a bolder color palette, it maintains balance through simple layouts and white space up top. It’s perfect for showcasing those fun moments and memories, since the colors lend themselves well to party and festival photos of the past, as well as breathtaking portrait shots. Don’t be afraid to get a little silly with this one… Laughter is a gift, too, so share it with your significant other!
Our Bold Shapes book is such a beautiful take on geometric design. While it’s got more detail than some of our more simple standards, it’s not overwhelming or busy. There’s enough room to add heartfelt messages and notes, too! Make sure to customize it and make it one-of-a-kind for your valentine. We love the way this book features teals, blues, and greens against the neutral whites and tans — it feels super modern. This one will stand out amongst the rest in the best way!
Classic + Romantic
If you’re on the more traditional side, you can always go with one of our classic Valentine’s Day-inspired book designs. These are such a thoughtful and sweet way to share your heart with your person.
You can’t go wrong with our Lovestruck design! Featuring a traditional black, white, and pink color palette and traditional love motifs, such as “XOXO” and pink hearts… This one is the way to shout your love from the rooftops! It would be a great way to encapsulate engagement photos all in one place. You could also use this format to document the past year of your relationship, or even your relationship from the very beginning. The simple color scheme paired with adorable design elements, such as polka dots and stripes, is so classically Valentine’s Day and completely timeless.
Our Love Story book also features a simplified colorway — just black, gold, and white — but wow, what an impact! Our on-site example showcases wedding photos, and we think that’s a great way to use this book! Whether you’re newlyweds or longtime love birds, reminiscing over wedding photos is always romantic. You could also switch it up and use this book layout to document your year in quarantine, that fun vacation you took a few years back, or anything else! The simple, clean layout really lends itself well to any type of photo, so use your imagination.
If you’re ordering a gorgeous personalized photo book for your love, don’t skip out on the custom card to go with it! We have lots of fun, new designs to choose from. Plus, you can easily color coordinate your card to your photo book — so fun!
If you created an unforgettable custom photo book this Valentine’s Day, don’t forget to share it with us on social media! We know your valentine is going to love it. You can tag us on Instagram or Facebook or use the hashtag #snapfish. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Pinterest, too.