While I love a good project involving scissors, glue and adorable paper, I just don’t have the time to spend on scrapbooking that I would like. But at the same time, I hate having all of our family pictures stuck on the computer.
Which is why I’ve totally fallen in love with photo books. We made little baby brag books for the grandparents after Isla was born. After each home assignment, I’ve made a book for the girls that tells the story of their summer, which they love reading before bedtime. (Plus it’s a great way to keep faces and places that they only see once every few years fresh in their minds.)
My best idea so far, though, has been Isla’s school book. She’d bring stacks of papers home from school every few weeks. Some of them very worthy of the recycling bin, but there were others that I really wanted to save. But then visions of the four thousand bins of papers from my siblings and I in my parents’ attic gave me pause. :)
So I came up with the genius (if I do say so myself) idea of scanning some of her “best” work and turning it into a scrapbook at the end of the year.
I included pictures from her first and last day of school, birthday parties with her school friends, the end of year show, and basically created a yearbook of her first year of school. She loves it and is already choosing which papers will go in her KG1 book. :)
I’ve actually been meaning to blog about this idea for a while… and this weekend I noticed that Shutterfly is on Zulily for the next few days. The books can be pricey, so I usually wait until there is a coupon or a good deal before buying them. The offer on Zulily is good through the end of the year… so it could make a great Christmas present! And in case my hidden links weren’t subtle enough (ha!), here’s a link to the deal right here.
Happy scrapbooking! :)