Tips and Tricks for Creating a Qeepsake Book You'll Cherish Forever

Ready to order your Qeepsake Books? Here are some tips and tricks from our resident book experts to ensure your book is *perfect* and  have fun in the process!
Jolene Taracatac, Qeepsake Correspondent

Life happens fast, so Qeepsake makes it easy to capture and preserve your most precious moments. Receive questions from Qeepsake in your text box and reply back with a story and photo. Then the Qeepsake app organizes your responses into digital journals. As you add entries, your journal is automagically transformed into a book that you can preview at any time and order with any date range you'd like.

Four Qeepsake Books laid out with photos of babies and toddlers titled Indig's Firsst Year, Jimmy Summer Fun, and one open Qeepsake Book with Qeepsake Questions such as What is Eloise doing right now?

There’s nothing like holding a meaningful Qeepsake Book in your hands that displays your family’s journey. Plus, Qeepsake Books make the best gifts! A perfect way to reminisce together during the holidays.

We’ve put together some tips and tricks on how to create a Qeepsake Book you and your loved ones will cherish forever. Be sure to have your Qeepsake login handy so you can preview and order your book in time for the holidays! 

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Create a Beautiful Cover

Grandmother holding a Qeepsake Book showcasing a bright, beautiful photo of a mom and daughter laughing enjoying ice cream. Title reads Miya Rose with adorable heart emojis.

Choose High-Quality Images

When choosing a photo to use for your cover, pay close attention to the quality of the image. Choose your favorite bright, clear image, and avoid dark and blurry pictures. Consider where your book will be displayed — a beautiful cover will look gorgeous on grandma’s coffee table or propped on the bookshelf in your room. 

Qeepsake Book standing on a coffee table with picture of toddler in red character hat walking in a beautiful wooded area with grass and sunshine. Title reads Lucas, Subtitle reads The Little Prince

Keep Your Title Short and Sweet

For best printing results, keep your title short and sweet! You can create both a title and subtitle, such as Baby’s First Year: January 2020-January 2021 or Life As Henry: Summer Moments. The character limit for titles is 20 and for subtitles, 35. Have fun with it and get creative with your photo book title. 

If your Qeepsake Book has over 120 pages, the title will appear on the spine. There’s nothing like Qeepsake Book spines with short and sweet titles lined up on the mantle.

Qeepsake softcover book sits on top of Qeepsake hardcover book. Both display titles of "Life As Eloise"
Hardcover on the bottom, softcover on top.

Pro Tip: If you love emojis, sprinkle them in, they’re so cute on the cover! Keep in mind that some emojis take up a few characters.

Editing Your Book 

It’s easy to make edits to your book in the Qeepsake App or on our website. If you’d like to view your images and entries in a large format, editing from a computer is a good choice. If you’re a phone-only kind of parent, the mobile app is perfect! Both options allow you to make changes or expand on your text entries. 

Mobile only editing features:

  • Need to adjust the lighting or saturation of a photo? Plus & Premium members can do so with the iOS app. 
  • Want to edit or remove question prompts? You can do just that on mobile. 
  • Not loving the order of the entries? No problem! You can reorder same-day entries in the mobile app. Cherish your memories exactly how you remember them, no detail out of order or forgotten.
Qeepsake Book editing on a desktop computer and mobile phone in the Qeepsake App.
Preview, edit, and order your book with the Qeepsake App on either your computer or cell phone!

Pro tip: If you want to know if you are looking at a page on the left or right side of your book, check to see where the white space is. If there is more white space on the right-hand side, that means you are looking at a page on the left of your book.

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Avoid These Common Mistakes

In our 5+ years of ordering Qeepsake Books for our kiddos and supporting Qeepsake Members, our team has learned some tips and tricks for avoiding the most common mistakes!

Gabby, our Head of Customer Support says:

“When ordering your Qeepsake Book, please make sure to double-check for any errors or duplicates. Because Qeepsake values your privacy, we will not be looking at your content to fix spelling, grammatical errors, or duplicated photos or entries. Your memories are sacred, and yours alone!”

Jami, our Senior Member Experience Manager, recommends:

“If you are making journals for multiple children, make sure all entries are assigned to the right journal. You’ll also want to make sure to rotate any photos that uploaded sideways or upside down. Make sure to keep in mind that photos will appear slightly darker when printed then when on your backlit screen. Choose bright and clear photos whenever possible, and brighten and sharpen any dark photos you really want to include in your book!”

Jen G, our resident Qeepsake Mom offers:

“Have fun and don’t stress! It’s so special to look through your family’s memories and all of the wonderful (and hilarious) things you said about your kiddos each day. If you need any advice or support at all, Qeepsake’s support team is THE BEST. Anytime they get to help a member order a book, they are truly grateful!

Order Books for Each Of Your Kiddos

One day when our kids have grown up, we envision a future where we can look back at all of the precious moments and milestones we had with each of them. 

Qeepsake wants to make this vision a reality for you. We imagine your future self will thank you for preserving each and every moment of your kids — from baby books all the way to high school graduation books.  Order each of your kiddo’s Qeepsake Books separately, and then reach out to us for a shipping discount!

Order A Book for Momentous Occasions

Everyday moments are precious, but there are some occasions that really tell the story of your family. From quinceañeras to family reunions, you can create your own Qeepsake Book for any occasion. 

Have a child that just graduated high school? Consider creating a high school graduation photo book. You can even create a Mother’s Day photo book or Father’s Day photo book. The options are endless. 

Be sure to include entries with your photos to add meaning to your moments. It’s a joy to reflect back on these special occasions. A book for each major life event can pull you right back into those cherished memories.

Have a Book Voucher?

A Qeepsake Book voucher is a credit that you apply towards the price of your book. You'll see any book vouchers you have at the bottom of the book preview screen and on the checkout page. Don’t forget to click on the voucher to redeem it before paying!

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Qeepsake Book Samples & Book Reviews

Before ordering a book, you may be wondering, what does a Qeepsake Book look like?

Members books on coffee table. Some closed, some open. Pictures of pregnant mom and family member, and pictures of babies and toddlers. Three different sample Qeepsake Books from the same family.

To see more real life samples of Qeepsake Books, check out our Book Highlight on IG.

Interested in some Qeepsake Reviews? Here’s what our members had to say about their Qeepsake books:

“I just love having books filled with all of those little moments that might otherwise be forgotten as time goes on.” - Chris, Qeepsake Dad

“I started using Qeepsake in July for my youngest son. My only regret is not hearing about it earlier! I ordered a book for my mom for Christmas and it was delivered last week. I LOVE it! I can’t wait to see her open this precious gift! You guys did a wonderful job, and I’m so pleased at how it turned out. I plan to do this unique gift for my mom every year.” - Michelle, Qeepsake Mom

“Not only are the Qeepsake Books my daughter gifted us incredible quality and absolutely beautiful, they help me feel so much closer to my grandkids who live across the country.” - Peggy, Qeepsake Grandma

“We were overwhelmed with gratitude to have such an extraordinary treasure of our granddaughter’s first year on the planet! Thanks for the gorgeous book!” - Gerald, Qeepsake Grandpa

Order Your Qeepsake Book Today

Once your Qeepsake Book arrives, flip through it to re-experience the little and big moments and remind yourself what a fantastic job you’re doing. We think you’re amazing! Or choose some special gift wrap and gift Qeepsake Book to the people who love you most, so they can cherish your family’s moments and milestones. 

Ready to order? 
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If you need any support ordering your book, reach out and our support team would be delighted to help!

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