The woman, Alane Church, said she was surprised to see the "Beautiful, personal" book in a damaged box her family had opened at their home on the New Year's Day.
The woman said she would ensure that the photos reached the right address
According to TV reports, the book included a handwritten gift label from "Barack, Michelle + the girls."
Church said she wouldn't reveal the content of the book but said that the pictures of the daughters of the Obamas spoke volumes about the first couple's "very special, private moments of their year of 2013 together".
Sources in the White House confirmed the error in delivery but offered no details.