max‘s mom told me about a colorado-based company, artifact uprising, that takes your instagram photos and turns them into beautiful books. well, actually, it let’s YOU take your photos (instagram or otherwise) and turn them into beautiful books. we all know how much i love instagram (i use it way more than my fancy-schmancy camera) and how much i LOVE local companies, so i went to their website and ordered some books for myself.

i went for the simple softcover, instagram-friendly books. i got a large (8.5×8.5″) one for our family and some other secret, surprise goodies for christmas presents. when the finished products arrived on my doorstep (quickly too!) i was thrilled by how they turned out and told the company so. i now plan to use artifact uprising for all of my photo album needs (i am done with the days of printing and cutting and cropping and double-stick taping!, which is how all my other photo albums are). seriously. have you seen their hardcover books?! swoon.

and look at this colorado beetle kill pine calendar they offer. i think i may have to order one for the new year.

what a surprise, i was delighted to find out that they enjoy reading my blog! they have kindly offered you, dear reader, a chance to win one of their small, instagram-friendly, softcover books. just in time for the holidays! please leave a comment below with a link to your instagram profile so i can check out your photos! if you don’t have an instagram account, just leave a comment. earn extra entries by tweeting this giveaway, following artifact uprising on facebook, or blogging/pinning the giveaway (please leave a post for each additional entry). a winner will be announced monday, december 3!

(this giveaway open to readers located in the usa only).
(bottom four photos courtesy of artifact uprising).