How do you organize your photo books?

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Posted 11/23/2012 by iteach3rdgrade in NSBR Board


PeaNut 247,320
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Posted: 11/23/2012 6:10:59 PM
This is probably the wrong board to post on, but I don't post on the others.

I've been working on digital clutter aka as procrastinating doing other things.

I quit paper scrapping when my son was born. I've been making photo books for special trips or occasions, but even digital books take a lot of time to make. I want my son to enjoy the pictures and right now they are on the computer.

I thought about making a really simple one for each calendar year and putting a lot of photos on one page. Then I feel bad because I know I should add journaling so I don't forget things in the future.

I clearly take way too many photos and I'm overwhelmed with how to narrow things down without excluding journaling and a lot of pictures.

I remember being my son's age and looking at my childhood albums. It really helps keep the memories alive.

So, how do you organize your books?


PeaNut 18,589
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Posted: 11/24/2012 12:11:25 AM
Well it doesn't help with journaling, but I do a yearly photobook. I figure it's a way to keep some of our favorite pictures and gives a snapshot of our lives.

I started doing it as a Christmas gift a few years ago so it's actually November - December and I always use the Shutterfly 8x8 photobooks. I do a double page spread for each month--typically one large photo on the first page with the month and the second page being 9 small square pictures. The kids love looking through them and it at least gets some of the pictures off the computer.



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Posted: 11/24/2012 12:32:25 AM
I love the 8x8 books. I've started a 12x12 book and I'm not going to worry about journaling unless it's something really important.

I just need to get these pictures in a hard copy. I'm frantically searching for his first Christmas photos and I think they are gone. Had I just printed them, I'd have them.

The older he gets, the fewer pictures I've taken so giving each month a 2 page spread might work.
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