The Family Album from Illustries [ended]


If you’ve just got the one child then it is fairly likely that their baby book is filled out completely, if you’ve got two or more then there is a high chance that these children’s books aren’t quite as filled in as they should be. Finding time to record memories is hard enough as it is but is something that is so important so that you’ve got something to look back on and to show friends, family and future generations! Arlo’s baby book is now just about complete even if his 10, 11 and 12 month entries were all written at the same time (at 14 months!) 

Then what happens once they hit 12 months? They don’t suddenly stop doing things but most baby books end there. Well, Illustries have come up with a lovely idea called the The Family Album which is the perfect place to record and store memories that include the whole family. The idea is that everyone gets together to fill out the book, and a really lovely modern touch is that it isn’t ‘mum and dad’ specific so would suit families with one parent, or two same sex parents and any number of children!

There are fun awards to fill out, space to record favourite recipes, fun weekends away and things everyone loves, plus lots more than that! Each album can be personalised with a bespoke dust jacket too, and it’s available in three colour-ways. We’ve only filled in a few pages so far, but I plan to sit down once a month after dinner and do a few more pages, getting Athena talking about what she remembers from the month (which will help me to remember things for our monthly ‘Me & Mine’ updates too!)

Illustries also create wedding planners, baby books, guest books and lots more too

Illustries are offering another Family Album to one of my readers too, you can choose which colour book you’d like to receive from Blue, grey or dusky pink.
Just enter using the gleam widget below.




  • One winner will receive a family album in either blue/grey/pink.
  • UK address only
  • Entrants must be over 18
  • No cash Prize
  • Entrants have 14 days to respond to the winning email
  • Competition ends 31/7 at Midnight

We were sent a Family Album in exchange for this review.

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  1. Tracy K Nixon
    9th July 2016 / 9:11 am

    A recent family memory of ours was having a family photo taken – all three generations together – my parents, me and my three siblings, my children and my nieces and nephews! It was taken at my parents home when we had a family get together to celebrate their 45 years of marriage!

  2. Laura Nice
    9th July 2016 / 10:55 am

    My graduation 🙂 xx

  3. 9th July 2016 / 11:11 am

    Celebrating the end of my eldest’s exams. We surprised the kids with a nice meal out to celebrate & have created a new family ‘leaving school’ memento too (a giant ‘schools out forever’ banner) that each kid gets to sign when they leave school.

  4. Hannah Ingham
    9th July 2016 / 7:11 pm

    We celebrated my mum’s birthday by having a lovely meal out! Plus I’ve tried to sign up to their newsletter but it won’t let me! 🙁

  5. 9th July 2016 / 10:19 pm

    A recent family memory of ours is all dressing up as Tudors to visit Kentwell Hall on their Home Educators day. So much fun.

  6. Fiona Rennie
    9th July 2016 / 11:18 pm

    My sons first night in his new single bed tonight 🙂

  7. 10th July 2016 / 12:17 am

    love this idea, it reminds me a bit of the couples book!

  8. Kim Styles
    10th July 2016 / 3:51 pm

    my son has just finished his GSCEs and already has got a job to earn money until he starts college in September -so proud

  9. Kimberley Ryan
    10th July 2016 / 4:10 pm

    We visited lightwater valley, my little ones love the angry birds and they had a play park devoted to them, my little ones love it

  10. Elizabeth Hinds
    11th July 2016 / 8:00 am

    We’ve been planning to take my eldest daughter to London in a few weeks to see all the sights and to do the Harry Potter studio tour! It’s been so exciting just planning it – can’t wait to make some fabulous memories doing it 🙂

  11. ruby pop
    11th July 2016 / 8:37 am

    My favourite one has to be when we went jet-ski biking last weekend.

  12. Kirsty Hosty
    11th July 2016 / 1:59 pm

    Going on our first uk holiday as a family

  13. Kerry Kilmister
    11th July 2016 / 4:07 pm

    My youngest daughter has mobility problems. Recently, despite the doctors saying she might not, she started walking, and is now toddling everywhere!

  14. Rebecca Cusick
    11th July 2016 / 8:20 pm

    Me and my little boy spent Christmas at Butlins Skegness last year. Just me and him. Was the best time ever & so many memories made xx

  15. Kerry Purves
    11th July 2016 / 8:56 pm

    My youngest is about to start Primary school and my oldest is going into primary 3!

  16. angela boucher
    11th July 2016 / 9:04 pm

    We recently took our 5 year old son on his first camping trip, we had a brilliant time.

  17. Jo Carroll
    12th July 2016 / 11:07 am

    We just spend a lovely family day at Paulton’s Park visiting Peppa Pig World where my little fella got to meet his favourite TV characters. The smile on his face was priceless. x

  18. janine atkin
    12th July 2016 / 6:26 pm

    getting a new puppy!!

  19. Ruth Harwood
    13th July 2016 / 8:01 am

    We got and named two kittens together 🙂

  20. Solange
    13th July 2016 / 11:14 pm

    Going on our first holiday abroad.

  21. Sarah Parker
    17th July 2016 / 8:16 am

    family 40th birthday party

  22. Susan Smith
    17th July 2016 / 7:22 pm

    A recent family memory was at my Uncles 80th, all the family from far and wide turned up to the party and as a family we had a large photograph taken

  23. Danielle Cresswell
    23rd July 2016 / 10:29 pm

    My first born graduating nursery xx

  24. michelle o'neill
    24th July 2016 / 7:56 am

    my mother in law has come over from australia and is staying with us for three months x we are making plenty of good memories!

  25. Helen A
    24th July 2016 / 11:55 am

    It was my parents 40th anniversary last month and we had a huge family party with all relatives and friends. It was lovely.

  26. Cara Copland
    25th July 2016 / 9:11 pm


  27. Diana
    30th July 2016 / 10:25 pm

    We had our second baby girl 🙂

  28. pauline black
    30th July 2016 / 10:44 pm

    well it has to be the birth of my grandson! I was there for the event it was amazing

  29. Laura Harrison
    31st July 2016 / 11:51 am

    My nephews 2nd Birthday party on the beach, was a lovely day xxx

  30. Hayley Todd
    31st July 2016 / 2:18 pm

    One of the memories our family has just made, was this week actually, when we went to stay in a lovely North Wales seaside town, stayed in a lovely hotel on the Promenade and played on the beach, had ice-creams, enjoyed a lovely meal in a family themed restaurant and went on a tram ride!

  31. Ruth Wollerton
    31st July 2016 / 7:48 pm

    Celebrating the summer holidays with a really special family barbecue with the whole family. Thanks

  32. richell lever
    31st July 2016 / 10:18 pm

    This is such a cool idea and beautiful product!

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