SOURCE: Mixbook


August 31, 2011 14:49 ET

Mixbook Tops the Class With Back-to-School Photo Tips, Savings

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 31, 2011) - Mixbook, the free online photo service that offers the most customizable photo books, photo cards and photo calendars on the planet, today offered tips and tricks on how to get the most of your back-to-school photos. To help ease those back-to-school blues, Mixbook is also offering 20 percent off all orders through September 15, 2011.

As students head back to campus, parents want to capture the perfect memory to cherish for years to come. However, an excited child can be as hard to pose as a puppy. Here are tips to seize the moment and make the best of this exciting day:

  • Allow your children to have input on what they would like to wear. They will be more comfortable and confident wearing something they like rather than what they are coerced into wearing.
  • Avoid donning hats. Most schools require students to remove their hats indoors and your child will now be stuck with flattened or lumpy "hat-hair" all day.
  • Pass on graphic tees and trendy styles. Fashion will come and go but your photos and memories are here to stay. Remember when teased hair and big shoulder pads were cool?
  • Try to schedule all haircuts at least a week or two in advance. This will give you and your child time to get used to styling their new 'do.
  • Take time to document back-to-school shopping trips. It is part of the experience after all!
  • Ask your child to hold up a sign or number of fingers indicating the grade level they are entering. You can repeat this for all their future school years.
  • Get a few photos of the back of your child as they are walking. You will catch them in a natural state and remember what their backpacks looked like.
  • School bus or car ride photos are another great addition to your back-to-school photo collection.
  • Once they arrive at school, take some posed and candid pictures of your child with their friends, teachers, and classmates.
  • Start working right away on your school memory book. With Mixbook, you can even collaborate with your fellow parents to create affordable and truly personalized school yearbooks for your children's schools. Mixbook offers high-quality books that have no minimum order requirement.

For more tips, please visit the Mixbook blog at

To take advantage of the 20 percent off discount, please place your order by Thursday, September 15th, entering the code NEWSMIX2011.

About Mixbook

Mixbook is a free online service for creating and sharing the world's most customizable photo books, cards and calendars. Mixbook's intuitive online software allows users to quickly and easily create professional-looking photo masterpieces, and fully personalize them with thousands of free creative elements. Users can then share their creations for free on the web or as high-quality printed books and cards. Try out Mixbook at

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:

    Eileen Conway
    Scout PR for Mixbook
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