How To Make The Best Custom Notebooks

Although much of today’s work is completed online, notebooks will always be such a versatile tool for taking notes. From elementary school to high school to the workplace, people are often in need of a way to remember details or create checklists. Browse our incredible selection of custom notebooks, notepads, journals, and monthly planners. We have so many personalized notebooks available for people of all ages and for any occasion. So whether you are looking for new supplies to take to college or need notebooks to write down your poetry or music lyrics, we have plenty of options that will look great on your desk.

If you are intrigued by our paper products, be sure to check out the entire range of stationery items on the Shutterfly online store and design a personalized notebook that is unique to you, a friend, or a loved one. Read on for more tips and tricks on creating the best notebooks with Shutterfly.

Custom Notebooks

Shutterfly’s custom notebooks are available in two sizes and can be a fantastic gift for high schoolers, college students, or anyone who enjoys jotting down stories, poems, or random musings. Each notebook comes with quality lined paper, and you can customize the cover in any way you like. So whether you need a notebook for homework, college, or just for general use around the house, check out our collection of notebooks today.

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Large Notebooks

Our large notebooks are perfect for anyone with plenty of ideas and nowhere to put them. They can be customized in many ways, and we also have plenty of cover designs courtesy of our extensive Art Library. They are durable, practical, and fantastic for home and office use. They measure 8.5×11 inches and come with two pockets so you can keep loose papers in one place. In addition, these notebooks have perforated pages that tear out easily. Also, our large notebooks are designed with a chipboard back that is both durable and long-lasting.

Small Notebooks

Our small notebooks may be a fraction of the size of our large notebooks, but they are still just as easy on the eye. Furthermore, you can customize our small notebooks in the same way as the larger alternative. For example, you can use your favorite photos or write your own custom message. In addition, our small notebooks make excellent stocking stuffers for Christmas or unique gifts for other special occasions.

Custom Notepads

Our custom notepads are a handy piece of stationery to have around the house, especially if you find yourself forgetting things all the time. They are a great addition to your home office or school supplies. You can also customize them in any way you like. Upload photos, include your name, business logo, or simply a nice message for an added sense of personality or professionalism. We have many designs to choose from, so make sure you check them out.

Personalized Monthly Planners

Shutterfly monthly planners are the perfect item for anybody who likes to keep their schedule organized and know exactly what they’re doing from week to week. These planners are small enough to fit snugly in your briefcase or backpack. In addition, they can be customized with your favorite photos or messages, making them a suitably unique gift for anybody looking to stay on top of their day-to-day plans.

Custom Journals

If you are looking for a new diary, you may want to invest in one of our customized journals. These journals can be personalized with photos, messages, and similar embellishments as with all our other notebooks. In addition, they come with 150 lined pages and even a cute ribbon bookmark so you can keep your place. So whether you are looking for a gift for yourself or a loved one, this is an excellent gift idea for anybody who feels the urge to scribble their feelings down from time to time.

Notebooks and Notepads Guide

Here at Shutterfly, we understand that many customers enjoy collecting stationery and different office accessories. Therefore, we strive to provide a collection of customizable notebooks, notepads, planners, and similar items that can be personalized to create a thoughtful gift for the stationery lover in your life. Alternatively, you may be looking for a unique custom notebook for yourself. Either way, Shutterfly has got you covered.

However, when so much choice is available, it’s challenging to know which notebooks and notepads to buy. Luckily, we are here to help. We’ve taken some time to create a guide to some of our most popular custom notebooks. We’ve also provided some helpful information to help you enjoy discounts on all our stationery products.

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Popular Items for Taking Notes

Shutterfly has plenty of notebooks, notepads, and journals available for jotting down notes, all of which can be personalized to suit your taste and preferences. A few of our most popular items include:

Spiral Notebooks

If you have plenty of great ideas in your head that need to be noted down, you may want to invest in our large personalized notebooks to record your best musings. These notebooks are fantastic for work, school, office, or home use. They measure 9 ½ x 11 inches and come with two pockets so you can keep loose papers in one place. In addition, these notebooks have perforated pages that tear out easily. Also, our large notebooks are designed with a chipboard back that is both durable and long-lasting. We have many cover designs available, all of which can be customized to match your own taste or that of your loved one.

5×7 Notepads

Shutterfly’s 5×7 notepads are a must-have addition to your bedroom table or the desk in your office. These pads can be customized with text or photos. We also have several designs available, including meal prep notepads and to-do lists. Essentially, if you need a pad for quick notes, doodles, or exam study, our personalized notepad is a worthwhile investment. We recommend these notepads for students or anybody who likes to be organized. They also make great gifts for anybody who goes crazy for stationery.

Personalized Journals

Journaling is a terrific way to make sense of your feelings and thoughts and focus your mind. If you want to get into this activity, you should consider buying one of our personalized journals. They come in rustic, modern, and traditional designs. Alternatively, you can upload an entirely new design with our Upload Your Own Design feature. These journals make excellent gifts for birthdays and Christmas. They’re also a wonderful present to yourself if you find yourself needing to get your thoughts down on paper. You can customize the front and back of our journals in any way you like. You can also add your own embellishments to the spine for an extra personal touch. Each journal is filled with 150 lined pages and comes with a bookmark ribbon to keep your place.

Custom Folders

If you find yourself printing out all sorts of documents and have no place to put them, you need to purchase one of our personalized folders. These folders are a fantastic way to store your files together and can be easily transported in your bag or briefcase so you can take them to the school or the office. You can personalize these items in numerous ways. For example, upload photos and add them to your folder design, or write a nice message, your name, or similar embellishment. You can also choose from the many templates and designs in our Art Library.

Custom Monthly Planners

A monthly planner is a fantastic way to organize your work and social schedule and make sure you remember all your appointments at all times. Therefore, our custom monthly planners are a must if you find yourself with a busy diary or you just struggle to remember everything you are supposed to do. In addition, these planners are small enough to fit neatly in your backpack when you’re traveling and durable enough to last the year. Browse our wide selection of custom planner designs, upload your favorite photos to your Shutterfly account, and create a unique one that helps you organize your routine.

Stationery for a Young Note Taker

From a young age, kids learn how to read and write, taking notes in class while they progress in school. Explore our notebook and folder options for kids learning how to be note-taker. Find their favorite photos to inspire them while they work and add them to the young note taker’s very own notebook or folder. Read on to learn more about our kids’ stationery gifts.

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Kids Notebooks

These kids’ notebooks are ideal for their school work as well as for their free time. You can personalize the cover to include any photos they would love to see every day and make this notebook inclusive just for them. Notebooks can cater to your kid’s imagination where they can get inspiration from their stylish notebook designs and their personalized pictures on the front. Each notebook includes a modern black coil binding with 150 lined pages.

Kids Folders

A perfect accessory to match with your kid’s notebook is a matching kids folder featuring the same design or a different design for your child. These personalized folders can be used every day for their school, music lessons, or just for their everyday use to store their artwork. These folders fit pages from their personalized notebooks perfectly and even include two interior pockets. These folders come in a set of two and are perfect for all occasions.

How to Upload a Photo to Shutterfly for Your Notebooks and Notepads?

If you are considering using a personal photo to customize your notebooks and notepads, you need to follow a few steps to upload those snaps onto your Shutterfly account. However, these steps will differ depending on the device and platform you use to store your images.

Upload Photos From Your Desktop

  1. Log in or register for a Shutterfly account.
  2. Click My Photos at the top of the page.
  3. Select the Upload button, then drag and drop photos from your hard drive, ready to upload to your account.
  4. When the upload is complete, you will receive a notification at the bottom of your browser screen, asking if you want to add more photos or view your uploaded images.

Upload Photos From Your Smartphone

  1. Log in or register for a Shutterfly account.
  2. Select the Upload button on your screen.
  3. Pick the photo album on your phone that has your desired photos.
  4. Once you have picked your images, press the Upload button.
  5. If you want to view your uploaded snaps on your Shutterfly account, simply select the Photos button on your screen.

Upload Photos From Your Social Media

  1. Log in or register for a Shutterfly account.
  2. Select My Photos from the top of your screen.
  3. Select the Upload button.
  4. Sign in to your social media page (Facebook or Instagram) when prompted after choosing it from the drop-down list.
  5. Choose whether you want to upload individual photos or import everything from your social media profile.
  6. You can also choose for Shutterfly to auto-import any photos you upload on your social media page.

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Browse Our Entire Selection of Notebooks, Notepads, and More

If you’re intrigued by our paper products, be sure to check out the entire range of stationery items at Shutterfly and pick up a personalized notebook that is unique to you, a friend, or a loved one. View our entire range of stationery items and pick out some personalized goodies alongside your personalized notebook on the following pages: