HP makes great photo gifts, and so can you

By Mir
November 15, 2007

So, the fine folks at HP came to me and said, “We’re making these new photo books we think you might really like. Want to try them?” And I said yes, because they told me I’m pretty and you know I can’t resist that. I was interviewed in connection with the project, as well, and in general a good time was had by all. We made a photo album for my son’s soccer coach and it was really easy (I can say that, because my husband did all the work! HA!) and came out absolutely beautiful.

So if you’re wanting to make some of these albums yourself, at home, I urge you to check them out, and also the lovely Susan Getgood has posted a coupon you can use on your purchase to get 20% off through the end of the year.

Don’t feel like spending any money? I feel you. So guess what! I’m going to give away four HP photo books to Want Not readers, just because y’all are pretty (and because HP gave me too many). I have two 8.5 x 11 books ($24.99 value) and two 5 x 7 books ($14.99 value) to give away. That means four of you are going to get your very own photo book in the mail, and then you will be out of excuses as to why you never print out any photos. Right? Right!

For a chance to win, leave a comment on this post by 11:59 pm on Friday, November 16th, 2007. Winners will be determined by random drawing. You need to have a decent inkjet printer (and, um, some digital photos) to use these books, so keep that in mind. Ready? Go!



  2. This would be a great Christmas present (for me)! Ha. MC

  3. ME!Pick me! I want to win.

  4. These would make fantastic Christmas presents, although like most things I’ll probably keep it for myself 🙂

  5. Random number generator, pick number 5!

  6. Please o Please? Thank you kindly.

  7. I have SO many pictures to organize in to books. Sounds great!

  8. Oooooh, these would be perfect with our first baby coming in March!

    You’re so pretty!

  9. Oooh, I want to try one of these badly.

  10. I love the photo book as a gift. I made one for both sets of grandparents last year that chronicled the first year of our daughters life. This year I am making books for both again as they were such a hit last year.

    If I won a free one I might have to make one for myself.

  11. I love these books! And free!? Even better!

  12. Crossing my fingers . . . (and you’re pretty, Mir).

  13. You’re so pretty! You said you can’t resist that, so PICK ME! Oh pretty, pretty please???!!! My three kids (ages 3 and under!) won’t allow me to leave the house! I need this book because *someday* I’ll want to remember these moments… I suppose!! :o)

  14. My sister-in-law was just saying last weekend that she has to make a photo book AND her birthday is right around the corner . . . . Good prize Mir!

  15. Oooo, pretty, pretty Mir, pick me! My husband and I were just discussing doing an album/book type thing for our oldest’s bar mitzvah next month. This would be perfect!

  16. I’m in.

  17. wow! I had no idea you had your own personal blog too! I’m going to link that to my website along with Wantnot.

  18. Yippee! Please!?? Thank you…I love my digital!

  19. I love a free photo book! thanks

  20. With a little Grandaughter, I sure could use one of those for all my pictures!! THANKS!

  21. Why Pretty Mir, these would make fantastic scrapbooks for my Tiger Cubs. One of the requirements is to make a family scrap book. I am taking so many pictures while we do activities that they think the camera is part of my face.

  22. I’m in. Thanks for the chance!

  23. me me me!!!!

  24. Thanks for sharing all of your “gifts”.
    from one of your fans and lurkers.

  25. Lucky comment #21…like my age! Not!

  26. Long time reader, first time commenter. I am hoping for beginners luck on this one. Thanks for an awesome site!

  27. Very cool! Another good friend of mine was interviewed for this as well, Holli from Baby Faith. Looks very cool and I will definately be checking them out, unless you are so kind enough to choose me as one of your winners!

  28. I would LOVE to win one of these books! I’ve been racking my brains (or, what’s left of them) to come up with a Christmas gift for my in-laws! This would be perfect!

  29. I’ve been giving all my money to Snapfish and Shutterfly lately – I’d love to try these instead!!

  30. You’re such a pretty and generous Mir! 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win something again.

  31. me! me! me! please pick me! cuz i think you are really pretty!

  32. I would definitely be able to use this prize. You are so pretty. Let your random number generator generate my number!

  33. did I mention you’re very pretty????

  34. I would love this! I love scrapbooking and this would make life much easier.

  35. Me! Me! Pick Me!! Pick MEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

  36. Someday I’ll win something on Want Not. Right? 🙂

  37. Woo Hoo!! Something else to try to win. I love this photobook idea!!

  38. Put me in the pot!!!

  39. Pick me! I love digital photos, but sadly I’m about a year and half behind because I never get around to having the digital photos printed for my albums.

  40. How generous! I would love to win one 🙂

  41. I’d love to win one. Thanks Mir!

  42. This would go quite nicely with the camera and pritner dock my daughter is receiving from the quite lovely and pretty Santa.

  43. Merry Christmas to me!!!! thanks for sharing 🙂

  44. Pick me Pick me! LOL I would love this.

  45. Photobooks are fun! Thanks Mir!

  46. I always want to try these photo book products! Thanks!

  47. me? could it be me?

  48. Enter me please! Thanks!

  49. Of course, no one in my photo book will be as pretty as YOU, Mir… 😉

  50. Oh pick me, pick me! This is something I would actually complete (because I have tons of pictures) unlike my poor two year olds baby book which I have yet to do anything to. And to win it from someone as pretty as the pretty, pretty Mir would make it even better.

  51. I’d love to win one!

  52. Pretty, pretty Mir, my computer would love to get all those photos out and organized into a nice album…..Thanks for the contest and your fabulous websites!

  53. Here’s hoping randomness heads my way! I love making and giving photo gifts!!! 🙂

  54. Good printer? Check. Digital photos? *maniacal laughter* Oh, do I!

    Thanks, Mir!

  55. Whee!! Photo books!!

  56. Thanks!

  57. I’m wicked random!

  58. I always make photobooks for the Grandparents but never one for myself, this would definitley be a splurge for me to have one! Count me in!

    Thanks Mir!

  59. Ooo! Ooooo! Awesome!!

  60. I was just thinking of something like this for Christmas gifts for the faraway grandparents. Cool stuff!

  61. This would be SO cool!

  62. I love you MORE and Suan Getgood (is that her real name!?)
    I have been dreaming of making online photo books for a few years now – would love to try it for the first time, for little or no cost. 🙂 Thanks for the chance!

  63. You are too good to us. Thank you!

  64. I can feel it, I’m going to be lucky this time…

  65. Food smeared face, didn’t quite make it to the potty in time, dressed in his sisters ballet costume & tights, “accidental” mohawk from daddy, hugging the cat on the wrong end. Why do I have pictures of this you ask??


    Someday, a photobook of these will come in quite handy. 🙂

    Muwah ha ha…..

  66. pick me. please?

  67. I would LOVE this!!!
    Thanks so much~

  68. This is awesome!! I make these all the time because I’m way too lazy to scrapbook.

  69. Me, me – pick me!!!

  70. these sound great.

  71. Please, Pretty Mir, I’d love to have one. Pick me!!!

  72. Please pick me! (I know it’s random, but I figure a little begging can’t hurt!)

  73. Oh, this would be GREAT to win! I’ve been wanting to get one of these and of course getting it for FREE would even be better!

  74. Love Photo books! Love HP! Pick Me..Pick Me!!!

  75. Oh, I’ve been looking at the photo books & planning to do one from our Disney pictures. This would be great!

  76. Pick me! Pick me!

  77. You are the best. I just need to get the pictures out of my computer!!

  78. I love photo books! By the way, you are very pretty- pick me!

  79. Everyone is pretty! 🙂

  80. Ooo, I’ve been wanting to try those! Thanks for running so many contests, pretty Mir!

  81. A photo book sounds fun to me!

  82. Worth a shot!

  83. Count me in!!

  84. I’m in! Thanks!

  85. Cool Beans! Enter me, please!

  86. Need it as a Christmas present. I have a good feeling…

  87. I would love to have one! I want to give it to Grandma and Grandpa for Christmas.

  88. I’m in.

  89. Okay, so I won the brainquest game & I have been trying to hold myself back from all these fun little random drawings, to give other folks a chance, but I just CANT resist this one…
    thanks Mir….

  90. oooh ooh free stuff. . . .


  91. Oh, we would love this!

  92. (Insert some clever and witty way of saying “enter me please” HERE.)

  93. Oh I love these! Enter me please. 🙂

  94. Just found this site – what a great idea!

  95. Enter me please. I hope to do a Baby’s First Christmas book, and these would be perfect. But that would require Baby to actually get here. He’s only 6 days over due, and will hopefully be induced tonight!

  96. I’m taking my dd to meet her half-brother in CA. This would be a GREAT way for her to chronicle this new and exciting journey.

  97. Count me in!!

  98. Ooh, I’d love to have one of these. I’ve been wanting to make a photo book for ages, but I can never justify the cost of buying one.

  99. WOW, thanks for sharing!

    Maybe I could get the babies pictures into the book (FYI the ‘baby is almost 14).

  100. maybe this time!!
    thanks Mir!

  101. Beautiful pretty gorgeous Mir strikes again! Thank you for sharing, and providing some “thrill of the hunt” for a lowly SAHM 😉

  102. enter me please! thanks for sharing! you’re so pretty!

  103. Thanks Mir!

  104. Thank you pretty Mir! I’d love to be entered!

  105. Pretty Mir, this would help me go from, “Huh, doing something with my kid’s karate pictures sounds like a good idea!” to “Actual karate album!”

    Maybe my husband would do all the work, too… 😉

  106. Yes, please!

  107. Heck, I’ll try again! Sounds like the perfect thing for me, one of the creatively disinclined :-).

  108. Oh pretty Mir…you always have the lovelies.
    Digital photos – check! Decent injet printer – check! I think….wait a minute…what do you consider decent? 😉

  109. Yea photobooks! I would love one….especially from a lady as pretty as YOU!

  110. this looks pretty cool – been wanting to try one. . . .

  111. You are awesome! Thanks for the great deals!

  112. print pictures? what ever does that mean?

  113. Pick me, pick me!!

  114. Pick me!!! I have an 8 month old and tons of pictures to make a book 🙂

  115. You share so nicely! Your kids must be proud. 🙂

  116. Yay for photobooks.

  117. I would just love to win!

  118. Oh Random generator……pick me, pick me!! Please. :o)
    Thank you, Lovely Mir

  119. Awesome Christmas gift idea! Thanks for the contests, oh pretty one!

  120. Did anyone tell you that your hair looks nice today and your shoes match your bag perfectly! (hee hee)

  121. I have been wanting to make one of these….I guess I won’t have any excuse not to if the random number generator picks me!

  122. I want one!

  123. Oh, you are pretty . . .

  124. Pick me, pick me!

  125. just waitin’ for ya to pick me!

  126. This is such an awesome gift idea! It takes some work, but each year for the last ten years my sister and I have made one of these (not HP, but other brands) for my mom. We includes pics from events from the entire previous year and put funny captions on them. Every year she asks, “When am I going to get my photo album?” and we joke with her that we quit doing them but then surprise her with it anyway. She looks through all the old ones each Christmas Eve. She cries. We smile. We always know what we’re getting mom. Everyone is happy.

    Mir, I’d love to win this contest! Pretty please!?!

  127. Mir,

    You’re so pretty! Prettier than bacon salt (is bacon salt pretty? Well, you get the point.) And I mean that, not just cause I want you to pick me.

    Just in case it matters (which it doesn’t cause it’s a random drawing, right?) I’m doing a book like this for my dad for X-mas (even if I don’t win). He did a journal of a trip to Hawaii the whole family went on together, so my plan it to put the pix w/the words & have it printed in book form. I know he’ll love it.

  128. Those sound great – please enter me.

  129. I love photo books/albums, photos in general…. What a great idea!!

  130. You are the prettiest of the prettiest! Thanks, Mir.

  131. keeping my fingers crossed!

  132. Mir, you’re so pretty.

  133. keeping my fingers and toes crossed!

  134. I think these books are cool! Yay, pick me!

  135. Oh wow, we were looking to make just this sort of thing for my father in-law for Christmas. Pick me! Pick me! pleeeeeease, you are so verrry pretty!

  136. MIR IS PRETTY — PRETTY PRETTY MIR! Pick me please!!!

  137. I have a lot of photos just waitin’ to bust outta my computer…

  138. Thanks!

  139. You are the prettiest!!!

  140. Hooray for more contests!

  141. Mr. Random Generator… please pick me. I have millions of pictures asking me to scrapbook them… but alas I have no time. Thank you very kindly!

  142. How lovely!

  143. Ooh pick me pick me. You are sooo pretty 🙂

  144. Ooh pick me pick me. You are sooo pretty 🙂

  145. I think you might have already been told this, but, just in case, you are one VERY pretty lady. 🙂

  146. Cool!

  147. I love photo books!!

  148. I’ve been wanting to make a photo book of the family for my daughter to look through. This would be perfect!

  149. I have twins and toddler and I’m up to my eyeballs in photos. Pick me!!! I love your blog!!!

  150. I have twins and toddler and I’m up to my eyeballs in photos. Pick me!!! I love your blog!!!

  151. Talked me into it. I’m in!


  152. Please…oh pretty please…can I win this time? If I do I’ll tell you on a daily basis how pretty and smart and bargain savvy you are!

  153. I’ve got my fingers crossed – please pick me!!

  154. 154 comments already? The odds are against me, but this would be so perfect for photographer daughter I have to enter. Heck, I might just have to buy one.

  155. comment comment comment…I left 3 comments does that mean i have 3 chances to win? Oh well! Thanks for the chance!

  156. Pretty please? Love ya!

  157. Me Me Me!

  158. No…me me me

  159. Random number generator …
    S T O P


  160. Mir you are so very pretty and lovely to share with your readers!

  161. This would be a fabulous excuse to get some (any!) of the pictures of my two year old off the computer finally!

  162. How fun! It definitely sounds like a good product. 🙂

  163. My birthday is Saturday. What a great present this would be! 🙂

  164. Awesome – I have been plotting a photobook for Christmas presents anyways.. this would be a great help!

  165. I’m in – these look great, and I’ve been meaning to put together a photo book.

  166. you’re pretty. and something like this would be perfect for compiling baby pics and giving it to mom & dad.

    uh, once the kid makes an appearance. i’m sure that’s soon! within the next week or so!

  167. Would it be saying I really love your blog if I’m reading it while at the hospital after having my baby? Which by the way, great subject for a photo book!

  168. I love the random number generator method of picking a winner, no need to engage my brain cells so early!

  169. you’re so pretty!!! 🙂

  170. Did anyone ever tell you how gorgeous you are??

  171. I think you smell nice.

  172. I’d love a chance to get one, thanks

  173. I hope my daughter grows up to be as pretty as you. :>) Pick me, please!

  174. pick me, random number generator!

  175. Ohh, pick me!

    You’re so pretty! 🙂

  176. Sounds fun. Pick me, pick me, oh lovely random number generator!

    and your pretty, too, Mir.

  177. What number am I? Pick that one. 🙂

  178. I would LOVE this photo album. My fingers are crossed!

  179. Awe – grandma’s and grandpa’s would love these!

  180. these would be perfect for those out-of-state grandparents!

    and I didn’t miss the cut off yet!

  181. This would be fantastic! Creating a book of our snowy adventures in the north to send to family in the south would be great!

  182. Pick me – I’m a picture junkie 🙂


  184. OH, cool, I want to win one. I need to organize some of my photos.

  185. Pick me, pick me! Thank you.

  186. Please please please pick me!

  187. Oh! I could print out the pictures that I have on this computer?
    Your right I should totally do that!

  188. Again, I’m in a large pool, but the odds should go my way once in a while.

  189. Sounds like the perfect gift for grandma – print all the picks, stick them in the album and ship them off to her in time for Christmas. Maybe I could even get my older kids to make it? Tempting!

  190. Pretty Mir and pretty please!

  191. I would love to win a photo book!!!

  192. Sign me up, I’ve been wanting one of these!

  193. Ooooooh, fun! Pick me! Pick me! And with 7 minutes to go…

  194. Hope I’m not too late? I didn’t know what time zone..

  195. first time reader, love it!!!! Please pick me, pick me!!

  196. Yes, it is my real name 🙂

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