Five Holiday Gift Ideas with Mixbook (+ Free Christmas Doodles Worksheet!) via SurelySimple.com

Five Holiday Gift Ideas with Mixbook (+ Free Christmas Doodles Worksheet!)

Hey everyone! Today, I wanted to show you some great customized holiday ideas with Mixbook products. Mixbook is a photo printing company with a special approach- YOU get to create your products and they print it and get it delivered to your door. You may be in charge of deciding how your product turns out- it’s not as tricky as it sounds though! They have many tools and templates to make it as easy as possible. The Mixbook software is also amazingly fun to use! Read more about it in detail in this review I did a while back.

For the holidays, it’s always fun to add your own personal touch to your cards and presents. In fact, if you’re like me, you might enjoy the process of making handmade cards, wrapping your own gifts. However, life is more busy nowadays. I just don’t seem to have the time to make ALL the cards by hand and wrap ALL the presents, can you relate?

Take a look at the gifts I ordered (some for myself!) Also, I have a special free download for you at the end of this blog post! Scroll on…

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Follow @mixbook ❤️😍Comment words starting with M ( 1 per comment!) and win a shoutout here ❤️😍 Save this if you like 🎄Little demo with the tape trick to make holiday cards! You can also create your own products on @mixbook – head over there to see and mixbook.com to order! I wanted to share 5️⃣ holiday ideas with @mixbook products- 1️⃣ Stationery (cards and personalized notes with my name on it!) with FOIL! 🌟 2️⃣ Acrylic Block (I added my art on it!) 3️⃣ Canvas Wall Print ( use the code GRATEFUL to get 50% off on wall prints here ⏯ mixbook.com!) valid till dec 15th 4️⃣ 2019 Calendar (customized with my doodles) 5️⃣ Photobook! I made this as a gift for my sister! All her art in this one! • If you’re looking for personalized holiday prints such as these ones, head on over to Mixbook.com ! You can design your own products from stationery to wall prints, photo books (with your IG photos!) and more! • I have a sweet surprise for y’all coming up in collaboration with @mixbook so follow their page and show them some love! 😍❤️ #mixbook

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So, it really doesn’t hurt to get them printed and made by someone else. With Mixbook, though, it still remains personalized because you get the freedom to tweak the designs (or if you’re ambitious, make an entirely new design!). The software has so many free graphics and styles you can use.

Here are five holiday gift ideas with Mixbook! Let’s go through them one by one.

– Photo book 

– Custom stationery (cards and notes)

– Wall art

– Wall calendar

– Acrylic block

Five Holiday Gift Ideas with Mixbook (+ Free Christmas Doodles Worksheet!) via SurelySimple.com

Five Holiday Gift Ideas with Mixbook (+ Free Christmas Doodles Worksheet!)

  1. PHOTO BOOK

They have amazing templates to help you make your very own photo book! See them all here. I used a base theme and customised it with (too many) stickers and added (too) many backgrounds! Haha 🙂

Five Holiday Gift Ideas with Mixbook (+ Free Christmas Doodles Worksheet!) via SurelySimple.com

Five Holiday Gift Ideas with Mixbook (+ Free Christmas Doodles Worksheet!) via SurelySimple.com

Have you ever made a scrapbook or photo journal? It is really satisfying to see pictures in one place. When I was younger, I used to make my own little photo books for different occasions: a road trip, birthday parties, summer vacation, compiling photos with friends and family, my art in a particular timeframe (month,  vacations)- you name it. Nowadays, when everything has gone digital, Mixbook has an amazing solution to this rather time consuming hobby! You can literally use your instagram feed to design your photo book, along with uploading pictures from your computer. Isn’t that super convenient?

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For the photo book I designed, I made it as a gift to my youngest sister (@strawberrycrafter24 on IG). She’s posting her art on instagram quite often nowadays, and I thought it would be fun to make a photo book with her art this past year. It’s really nice to see your own art in a book- it motivates you to do even better and you can easily show it to people (it’s like your very own portfolio. But even more stylish, because Mixbook’s paper quality is great!)

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It’s not limited to images; you can also add text and stickers in there! So, you can write little notes next to each picture, add stickers to jazz it up. You can even add different backgrounds so it looks super bright. I probably went a bit overboard because there are literally. So. Many. Options.

I guess I’m just not a minimalist when it comes to color and pattern. The more, the better.

In fact, after seeing this photo book, I’m definitely considering making one for myself with my art. It’ll be great to organize art this way.

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Why you should consider making a photo book:

  • Mark a special occasion with photos! Since it’s almost the end of the year, it’s a perfect opportunity to reflect on 2018!
  • If you’re an artist, consider compiling your art to make your very own portfolio!
  • If you just want to organize your instagram photos, put it all in a photo book
  • These photo books lay flat on the table! Just right for your coffee table- it’s a great conversation starter.
  • The best part if this seems like too much work? Mixbook has an option to organize them for you in the photo book- all you have to do is select the pictures! No need to worry about placing them and aligning them etc- leave the technical stuff to the experts! i.e. the Mixbook software and photo book templates!
  1. CUSTOM STATIONERY

See the full stationery collection here. Here’s what I ordered:

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You can design the back of the cards too! Here they are:

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Cards! Handwritten notes! This is probably my most favourite part of Mixbook.com because they have so many options to choose from and customize. And what’s even better? Foil options! Holiday cards seem even more gorgeous with a splash of gold and silver. So, I ordered and designed cards which all had a sparkly finish! They’re so pretty that I want to keep them for myself, haha. I know that my friends are going to adore them!

Five Holiday Gift Ideas with Mixbook (+ Free Christmas Doodles Worksheet!) via SurelySimple.com

Five Holiday Gift Ideas with Mixbook (+ Free Christmas Doodles Worksheet!) via SurelySimple.com

Five Holiday Gift Ideas with Mixbook (+ Free Christmas Doodles Worksheet!) via SurelySimple.com

I got a few notecards because for the formal events, a small note of appreciation goes a long way! These ones were simple with plenty of space to write a cute message.

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  1. WALL ART

All the wall art options can be found here. I ordered one cute canvas print for myself!

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Five Holiday Gift Ideas with Mixbook (+ Free Christmas Doodles Worksheet!) via SurelySimple.com

I ordered a canvas print for myself because I’m renovating my office space and wanted to get some art for the walls! I drew this girl digitally and added the text on it on Mixbook software. I plan to hang it up in front of my computer so that whenever I look at it, it’ll be a reminder to get back to work.

Also, Mixbook sent me an additional tiny metal print frame! It’s perfect for doodling- here’s a quick video:

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❤️Comment red emojis (1 per comment!) + win a story shoutout! 😍❤️ save this // I got this super cute gift from @marvyuchida and @mixbook – a metal frame and bistro markers! Here are some doodles – the metal print can be wiped clean so you can doodle as much as you want! Use the code GRATEFUL at mixbook.com to get 50% off on metal and acrylic prints! Use the code MARVY40 to get 40% off on uchida.com for these amazing chalk bistro markers! These offers are only valid till Dec 15th so hurry up!! 😍❤️ more @mixbook stuff coming soon, watch this space! #MixbookXMarvy #mixbook • Follow @mixbook and @marvyuchida for more updates! Want to know the art supplies I use? ✏️ SURELYSIMPLE.COM ✏️ OPINION9.COM follow my accounts: @surelysimplechallenge @surelysimplewords @opinion9 @patternvilla @surelysimpleblog (this one) • Save this + tag a creative friend who might like this ❤️ Check back tomorrow for new drawing videos! Follow @surelysimpleblog @surelysimplechallenge @surelysimplewords ❤️❤️❤️

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  1. WALL CALENDAR

All wall calendar designs are here. Click to see!

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A calendar is probably one of the most popular holiday gestures, right? Last year, I think I got six calendars as presents. There is a reason for that, because we’re all pretty much looking forward to the year ahead and we want to get started on it already! What really makes or breaks a calendar for me is, how attractive it is and the paper quality. So, I designed one for myself again with my art – and this time I kept it minimal. When I like to plan my schedule, I prefer a really plain style so it keeps me focused on the content. I left the day squares blank, although if you have already got some parts of 2019 planned, you have the option of writing notes in the calendar days and get them printed on the calendar itself!

Five Holiday Gift Ideas with Mixbook (+ Free Christmas Doodles Worksheet!) via SurelySimple.com

Five Holiday Gift Ideas with Mixbook (+ Free Christmas Doodles Worksheet!) via SurelySimple.com

Five Holiday Gift Ideas with Mixbook (+ Free Christmas Doodles Worksheet!) via SurelySimple.com

Five Holiday Gift Ideas with Mixbook (+ Free Christmas Doodles Worksheet!) via SurelySimple.com

I added my art on the calendar on the sides- leaving more blank space to write on. I think I’ll create a monthly overview there. Finally, I made a calendar which actually works for me!

  1. ACRYLIC BLOCK

Shop more acrylic blocks and prints here.

Five Holiday Gift Ideas with Mixbook (+ Free Christmas Doodles Worksheet!) via SurelySimple.com

These acrylic blocks are so gorgeous! A lot of people use acrylic blocks as wall art or simply to prop them against a surface. I have a friend who likes to use fancy paperweights and this seemed to be a really good option! An acrylic block is a really cute paperweight, after all. I added my art on it for good measure, and is there anything more pleasing than seeing your own art in a glass square? I’m so happy with how it turned out!

Five Holiday Gift Ideas with Mixbook (+ Free Christmas Doodles Worksheet!) via SurelySimple.com

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Five Holiday Gift Ideas with Mixbook (+ Free Christmas Doodles Worksheet!) via SurelySimple.com

Five Holiday Gift Ideas with Mixbook (+ Free Christmas Doodles Worksheet!) via SurelySimple.com

Also, I designed a Holiday Doodles worksheet just for you! Thanks to Mixbook, it’s a free download and I hope you enjoy this little guide!

Five Holiday Gift Ideas with Mixbook (+ Free Christmas Doodles Worksheet!) via SurelySimple.com

Download it here by clicking on the link:

Surely Simple Christmas Doodles Worksheet (875 downloads)

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Follow @mixbook 🎄Comment yes if you want this free doodle worksheet! ❤️😍 Save this 😍 head over to surelysimple.com to read about five holiday gift ideas with @mixbook! In collaboration, I created this free Christmas doodles worksheet for YOU as a free download! Download it there❤️❤️ 😊 swipe to see the @mixbook products I received ( I used my art on them along with their templates!!) – if you want to get in on the action, use the code GRATEFUL for 50% off on prints (and there are plenty more holiday discounts going on now on mixbook.com!) . Mixbook is a super photo printing company that creates custom prints and provides templates and designs to make it easy for you! So if you’re looking for a good printing service for your cards and presents 🎁 this year, check them out and follow them for updates! @mixbook ❤️🎉🎄#mixbook #ad

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Mixbook is also giving away a $100 gift card to one lucky winner! Enter on this post on Instagram – the giveaway is valid for a week!

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😍❤️GIVEAWAY▶️ Win $100 @mixbook credit to design your own stationery, photobook, canvases, photo prints etc! Enter below ⬇️ 1️⃣ follow @mixbook 2️⃣ follow @surelysimpleblog 3️⃣ tag 3+ friends! (1 per comment! More tags = more chances to win!) extra entry: LIKE this photo 😍 4️⃣ Comment done ✅ that's all! Must be following all accounts mentioned 💫 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Giveaway is open worldwide. Closes in a week, one lucky winner gets the opportunity to spend $100! Want to find out more – read the blog post (link in bio!) surelysimple.com ❤️ #mixbook 😍 save this video for doodle ideas 💡- I’m using my mixbook stationery for this ❤️🎉 good luck! 👍🍀

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Thanks to Mixbook for sponsoring this post! Use the code GRATEFUL to get 50% off on acrylic and metal prints, and check out their other holiday discounts at mixbook.com! Happy holiday shopping! – Aaria