on March 18, 2021

If you’re a parent, there’s a good chance you’ll snap at any time...and by that we mean take photos! Odds are you have photos of your kids doing just about everything, and you don’t want all those sweet memories to just get stuck in your camera roll. If you’re wondering how to preserve your photos and send them to print in the easiest and most affordable way possible, Chatbooks is here to help.

We offer 3 different photo book subscriptions based on your needs. Looking for elegant hardcover books that double as decor? Or maybe you’re hoping for small softcover books that your kids can play with? This guide breaks down our photo book subscriptions so you can find your fav. Get ready for some happy mail!

Hardcover Monthbooks

What it is: Hardcover Monthbooks consist of 30-page, 5x7” photo books that you receive each month.

How it works: Download the Chatbooks app and sign up for a subscription. Once you’re in the app, you can go back and fill in books from previous months or start your collection from the day you sign up. You can choose to be charged for your photo books monthly or pay for the entire year and not have to think about it ever again. Monthbook covers come in a choice of sage ombre or 4 single color options (black, blue, sage or blush). Photos can be added from your camera roll or Google Photos. Every month, you choose 30 photos and then send your book to print. You can also click here to get a step-by-step tutorial for Monthbooks.

Why it’s right for you: You’re looking for a super easy way to create monthly highlight reels of your photos, and you also want to build a photo book collection that's elevated without feeling overly precious. Bonus: The rectangular dimensions of these photo books = you don’t need to crop all your pics.

Softcover Monthbooks

What it is: Softcover Monthbooks consist of 30-page, 5x7” photo books that you receive each month.

How it works: Download the Chatbooks app and sign up for a subscription. Once you’re in the app, you can go back and fill in books from previous months or start your collection from the day you sign up. You can choose to be charged for your photo books monthly or pay for the entire year and not have to think about it ever again. Monthbook covers come in a choice of sage ombre or 4 single color options (black, blue, sage or blush). Photos can be added from your camera roll or Google Photos. Every month, you choose 30 photos and then send your book to print. You can also click here to get a step-by-step tutorial for Monthbooks.

Why it’s right for you: You don’t necessarily want to post everything on Instagram, but you also don’t want your memories stuck in camera roll purgatory. You take a lot of pictures and you want to have a spot where they can live in your home. You also likely have littles at home and you love how softcover photo books really feel like a magazine subscription to your own life.

Monthly Minis

What it is: These kid-friendly, 5x5” photo books can hold 30 pages and feature rounded corners for little hands.

How it works: You can choose to be charged for your photo books monthly or pay for the entire year and not have to think about it ever again. Opt for a vivid primary color palette or a muted one. You can also select a single color or multicolor subscription. Photos can be added from your camera roll or Google Photos. Every month, you choose 30 photos and then send your book to print. You can also click here to get a Monthly Mini tutorial (with photos!).