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Mayflower 1620 Picture Book Project

It is a Project by Heather Horton - SMDPA Member

If you have wanted a picture book about the Mayflower and the First Thanksgiving that you could customize to include your family story, now is the time. Shutterfly offers custom photobook printing services and I have posted a short book about the Mayflower and the First Thanksgiving as a shared project. There are classic paintings of Mayflower scenes, an engraving of their Leiden church, the cover of one of Brewster's seditious pamphlets and Bradford's transcription of the Mayflower compact.

The basic book is about 20 pages, but you can add your own family history, family lineage, Mayflower society certificate or Plymouth or Thanksgiving photos in JPEG format.

To make your book, go to the link, https://www.shutterfly.com/share-product/?shareid=d21f46fc-3c9b-47ca-8fac-9065aab734ce&cid=SHARPRDWEBGALLNK and create an account. If the link isn't active, cut and paste it in your browser. You can publish the book as is, or add your own custom material.

At full price the books are about $50 but they have frequent sales including half-off. There is also a $10 option to have Shutterfly design your book (add electronically sent material). There is a small charge for each additional page.

You can adapt and customize the above to suit your needs.

*Editor's note - If you'd like more information, we can put you in touch with Heather. [email protected]