Photo Requirements for the Best Personalized Book result

Please follow the guidelines for photo submission below, a great photograph is the first step to the best personalized children's book!

JPG, JPEG images are preferred, as they offer the most suitable resolution for your book.

When you personalize your book, you must upload at least one photograph. However, for best results it is recommended that you submit two photographs. Our artist will select the most appropriate one, and if 2 good/suitable photographs are submitted, then both will be used to create variety in your personalized children's book.

The following is a list of things to remember when submitted your photos:

  • Your child's whole head and hair will be cut out (please make sure it is all showing)
  • Good quality, high resolution photos look best
  • Must be facing the camera directly (no side profile shots)
  • Nothing covering face or head (preferably no hats or headbands, as they would have to be included on the story book pages)
  • Full head and face showing
  • Keep in mind for girls, we cut out all hair that is showing and include it in the book (So if your girl has long hair, and you would like it to show in the story, then it must all show in the photograph)

We will contact you if your photo cannot be used at in the book or is highly unsuitable.
If you are unsure about the quality of the photo you are thinking about submitting for your personalized children's book,
please email Marcie at info@mycustomkidsbooks.com

In your email, you may also include the story you are interested in and we will send you a preview of what it would look like in the book.

Please see the chart below for examples of good and bad photos.

photo qualities for the best personalized children's book result

Shipping Information - Summary

ALL HOLIDAY PERSONALIZED BOOKS please order early to ensure Christmas Delivery!!! Deadline is Dec 2nd with economy shipping and Dec 6th with Express.
(Orders after may or my not arrive in time)

For Personalized Books with regular shipping

 USA  About 11-16 business days after ordering
Canada  12-18 business days after ordering
Worldwide  10-20 business days after ordering

 

For Personalized Books with upgraded shipping
USA About 8-12 business days after ordering
Canada 8-12 business days after ordering
Worldwide Please email for accurate times and price

 

Please understand that all shipping times are estimates, not guarantees.

ECONOMY MAIL - Books are $8.99 each for S&H
Additional books in the same order are $5.99 each S&H

EXPRESS MAIL - Books are $12.99 each for S&H
Additional books in the same order are $4.99 each S&H

Tracking is available for all USA orders, other countries may not automatically include tracking, please contact us through email to inquire (there may be an extra charge)

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Wow! Did not expect such quality

I took a leap of faith ordering this for my grandson but was pleasantly surprised when I opened the package yesterday and found this wonderful book, published in good quality semi-gloss paper. Nice work! The stories are cute, the facial positioning is right and I am delighted with this purchase. I can't wait to see my grandson's face on Christmas morning.

Best 12 days of Christmas book for children ever!

Amazing in every way. Grandsons will begin to read them on the first day of Christmas, the 13th, right up to Christmas Eve. So many things to look for on each page and their pictures together throughout the book are fabulous! Each received their own book so they may read them together or separately. Such a great keepsake. The book is well made and we would highly recommend it!

Soo awesome!

This is the 4th book I’ve ordered, and I just can’t say enough how nice they come out! Love it!!!

Jack’s Twelve days of Christmas

Awesome book! Great quality! Incorporation of photos well done.
Thank you!

Have not received order of 3 books yet!!!

We score 4.9 out of 5 based on 108 reviews.

Customers rate us 4.9/5