Blurb: Creative Inspiration

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Over the past few weeks I’ve been sharing how and why Blurb is such an incredible source for telling your story—whether it includes photos, words, or both. I realize that not everyone has the desire to write a novel or sell a book of their photos. Some people just want to commemorate a trip, an event, or a special occasion. Others may want to visually capture a business concept or life experience. Whatever the inclination, Blurb makes it easy and affordable to realize it.

Chances are you already have an idea for the kind of book you want to create. But in case you need a little inspiration, here are a few ways people have used Blurb to create their own creative and useful books:

A beautiful, custom-made book is one of the most thoughtful, meaningful gifts you can give. With Father’s Day, graduation, and wedding season just around the corner, this type of book can make the perfect gift that keeps on giving. And with Blurb’s cutting-edge book-making tools, you can add photos, words, stories, drawings—anything you want—and make something that’s truly one-of-a-kind. Ideas include: a favorite recipes book, a baby’s first year book, a book of poems, a senior year book, etc.

You have a story to tell. Ok, so you may not have hiked across the Sahara or been on Broadway, but that doesn’t mean that you haven’t impacted lives or had interesting life experiences. And it certainly doesn’t mean that you don’t have valuable insights to impart. Even if you have no interest in sharing your memoir with anyone, the process of reflecting on your life and writing down some of your thoughts and experiences can be incredibly eye-opening and cathartic.

Pet Books
What better way to showcase your best friend than with their very own book. It could be something as simple as pictures and quips of trips to the park, naps on the couch, playing with a favorite toy, or basking in the sun, to a more in-depth life story book about your pet. These can be shared as gifts, sold to fellow pet-lovers, or just kept for your own personal enjoyment.

Non-Profit Fundraising Books
With Blurb, non-profits can share their story with compelling words and images and then sell them via Blurb’s Sell & Distribute option to fundraise for their organization. For example, Gerrit Greve’s Hearts for Healing book showcases how kids interpret a giving heart through art. It also chronicles how Greve’s students gained new confidence in themselves and their abilities knowing that their art could make a difference in someone’s life and health. This beautiful book is an example of how Blurb’s platforms can be used to support a cause that’s important to you.

These are just a few ways that you can use Blurb to share your story or promote a purpose, but know that there are many, many others. Get creative! Honestly, the most important part is just clicking on the “Get Started” link on As you start the process of creating your own book, you’ll be surprised at how quickly the creativity floodgates open!

And when it does and you’ve created your own book, be sure to share it below. Who knows? You may inspire someone else to create a book of their own!

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Blurb: Creative Inspiration — 26 Comments

  1. I have never heard of this before but what a great idea. This would be especially good as a personal gift for a family member. Thank you so much for sharing this

  2. Thanks for the info! I hadn’t heard of Blurb before, but when I checked out their site I saw they have a lot of nice options, depending on your needs. I’ll keep this in mind for the next “occasion”.

  3. I have heard such great things about Blurb, I would definitely use it if I wanted to create a book.

  4. That would make a nice gift idea. Either a photo album or a family cookbook. Very nice presentation.

  5. What a great idea. I would love to do this for our family photos, drawings from my daughter and grandchildren. This would make such a wonderful family book of pictures to pass down to other family members.

  6. Creative Inspiration, for sure. Reading this makes me want to make a pintrest type book. Take all the funny and pretty pictures and quotes and make a coffee table book.

  7. Thanks so much for the Fantastic Review on Blurb: Creative Inspiration! This sounds like a really terrific site! I love the ideas you have shared with us as to how you can use Blurb! I love the pet one the best! That’s a terrific way to honor the memory of the pets which have left us and to show the ones that are still here! My life has not been all that exciting to write about and would definitely make a dull book! LOL Thanks for sharing your fantastic review and your personal and professional information and ideas on Blurb: Creative Inspiration with all of us! You know that I truly do appreciate it! Thanks again! Michele 🙂
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  8. Raising money is always something that is necessary, especially when you have little ones. I know raising money for causes is important too. I love the Memoirs idea!

  9. I wish I would of discovered this a few days ago, this would of been a great idea for my Nana’s birthday! What an awesome site!

  10. This would be great to put together a book for a family reunion, especially if a lot of relatives want a family history. Great idea!