Our parents just left on a 3 year mission for our Church. We are so excited for them, but will miss them so much! Before they left, we had family pictures taken and we made them into a book that they could display on a coffee table or take with them places. Emily had the awesome idea that we all sign the book, like a yearbook. They totally loved it. We let all of the kids sign their names and whatever message they wanted, too.
I used blurb.com and it turned out great. I have made several books through them, and am always happy with the quality.
This would be an awesome gift idea for the ones you love!