I finally finished Boo’s book for her grandparents from 2010. Now I can actually get started on 2011. I fill her books with everything under the sun so I thought I’d share a few pages in case you are looking for some ideas! I keep it simple but full of fun information Boo might want to know one day….no fancy digital scrapbooking but a HUGE book of photos, quotes, drawings and memories. I’m a “collector” as you can tell….I get pretty OCD about not leaving out a single thing.
All year long I write memories on slips of paper and just throw drawings and other items into a box. Then I sort it out at the end of the year. Just remember to write the date on things!
I use the Mac Photo book program because it’s easy to use through iPhoto but there are lots of different book publishing options out there! Leave a comment if you are really happy with one of them….I’d love to know because I get asked all the time about alternatives for non-Mac users.
The cover of this year’s book:
Little snippets of milestones addressed “Dear Sienna”:
A collage to remember activities from a special day:
Before and after shots:
A funny drawing:
A special photo:
A memorable quote list:
More artwork as the year progressed:
Fun with friends:
A funny artist review from artwork submitted to What My Kid’s Art Says:
The actual artwork submitted:
A school photo:
Behind the scenes of a photo shoot:
A family portrait:
A Day in the Life….these photos were taken by Boo herself:
Do you make yearly albums? Any products you particularly love?