As I was creating the album, I decided to make "chapters" for each year. Included in the "chapter" is the title page for the year which includes our family photo, a spread for the family and each of my children as well as a closing page that summarizes the year.
I was very excited for this project and plugged right through it. I had my album back in 2010 and I'll say that it is one of my favorites. I love being able to look back and see our growth as a family as well as the growth for each of my children. After I got the album back, I decided that there was no need to stop at a decade so I am continuing to add to it each year. I just think if I can keep at this project for many more years, what a fabulous summary of our family life and history.
I recently created our pages for 2012.
Our Chapter Cover:
Our children's spreads:
Our Family Spread:
Family Highlights for the Year:
As you can see, I used the same format and background colors for each page. I merely changed the colors in the focal base to accent my photos. Having a system in place really allows these pages to come together rather quickly because most of the decisions have already been made. I love going through this album now. I know that if I can keep at it for 20 more years that I will be elated to have all of these photos and information together in one place.
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